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  1. #151
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    Was peer pressured into entering this one and i am so glad i did.

    I did the first racewars and didnt really enjoy it but it has come such a long way from what it was. Staff \ Volunteers were professional and it didnt feel like a burden this time around asking to line up something.

    Thankyou to all the racewars staff \ volunteers. Will be back next year and will also be entering the sprint.
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    Not much to add to the above posts, a tragedy on Sunday despite all the hard work. Spent the night alone contemplating life a bit. Was not even sure the sprint would go ahead in the morning.

    On that topic thanks so much for the hillclimb. I am enjoying twisty stuff more than straight line these days despite not having a car set up for it, or even a good starting base given the weight!

    Julian, great chatting again and wow that SC whine sounds crazy inside the new Lotus! So long to the GT40, oh well.

    Simon's hillclimb video looks insane. Mine looks agricultural after viewing it hahahaha!

    ...but I'll still post my best lap Finished 33rd out of 87, was hoping middle of pack so very happy for a once a year racer in a Falcon.

    Really keen to get at LEAST a camber kit into the car for next year. The Nankang AR-1s did a decent job for a great price (thanks Jono) but I need to figure out pressures a bit better to maximise rear grip and steering response.






    and my favourite lap fun wise...second is very lazy down low so I was hitting first on exit from chicanes. Went easy at the start too (minor offroading on lap 3 cooled my jets) but got within 0.2 of my PB on lap 2.



    Dashcam kept shitting itself so sorry for the lost footage sections. All vids here for those that want more.
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  5. #153
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    This was my 3rd Racewars, like so many comments above, definitely my favourite so far! Big thanks to all the organisers and volunteers!
    The runway is always fun to go flat out over that distance but the hillclimb was awesome had so much fun. Pretty stoked finishing 6th with the new car setup, in car footage below of my 1.36.61



    edit; video link fixed
    Last edited by butters; 11-03-2019 at 06:48 AM.
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  7. #154
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    Can anyone put me in contact with anyone who was selling the t shirts to see if there is any left.
    I had 2 children that would not stop asking about the shirts all the way back from Albany as we promised them a shirt each but forgot all about it when the place was shut down on Sunday.


    Here's a video of the one time my go pro worked




    Also the reason I short shifted from the roundabout in the video above was the run after this .
    Last edited by 2jzlux; 07-03-2019 at 09:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butters View Post
    This was my 3rd Racewars, like so many comments above, definitely my favourite so far! Big thanks to all the organisers and volunteers!
    The runway is always fun to go flat out over that distance but the hillclimb was awesome had so much fun. Pretty stoked finishing 6th with the new car setup, in car footage below of my 1.36.61

    https://www.facebook.com/jrjl89/vide...1515134940035/
    Video is private I think - content not available. Keen to view!
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    I love Racewars, banter is fun and people are very friendly, cant wait for the next one
    I Almost had you

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  12. #157
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    Well done on getting your goal of the fwd national record! As for banter, your awards night shirt pretty much had it covered, well, more covered than Riggs at least...

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    Ill take that as a good thing just the quarter mile to do now, hopefully get some stickier tyres and turn the boost down more, hopefully get a 10sec
    I Almost had you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2jzlux View Post
    Can anyone put me in contact with anyone who was selling the t shirts to see if there is any left.
    I had 2 children that would not stop asking about the shirts all the way back from Albany as we promised them a shirt each but forgot all about it when the place was shut down on Sunday.
    Message Jess on the RW page on Facebook - that would be the quickest way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOUD1 View Post

    I love Racewars, banter is fun and people are very friendly, cant wait for the next one
    Fuck that's a lot of blue in the interior! You look way to busy trying to drive that in a straight line compared to me.

    https://youtu.be/f-6pWZ8C0Nk

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    Well done on chasing the goal - even for those who think it's eccentric.
    a n t i l a g . c o m

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    Are we watching the same video hahaha, drove straight as, there was never any pull on the steering wheel
    from torque steer, I got a wavtech lsd under load it locks, an I have the suspension set to also help eliminate torque steer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tre-Cool View Post
    Fuck that's a lot of blue in the interior! You look way to busy trying to drive that in a straight line compared to me.

    https://youtu.be/f-6pWZ8C0Nk
    I Almost had you

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    Yeah, I didn't think i was watching a FWD.

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    I just wondered how many smurfs you needed to skin for the interior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOUD1 View Post
    Are we watching the same video hahaha, drove straight as, there was never any pull on the steering wheel
    from torque steer, I got a wavtech lsd under load it locks, an I have the suspension set to also help eliminate torque steer.
    I think it's just those first few gears & you look kinda tense/gripping the wheel that get's me.

    maybe im just to relaxed in mine, when i can 1 hand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggy_b View Post
    I just wondered how many smurfs you needed to skin for the interior?
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    wow... ill just leave this here.. relevant as to what other events around the world are doing as they also measure 1/4 ; 1/2 speed on way to full mile and they clearly aren't just waiting to half track to boost it./..


    World record just reset for the
    mile 300.4 mph ( 483.44 kmh )
    Half 240.0 mph ( 386.24 kmh )
    1/4 174.5 mph ( 280.83 kmh )

    that is movin......


    https://www.motor1.com/news/315168/f...E_AH4h42GrkbqU


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    That is so fucking cool, you compare the half mile against Willal and see they are not a million miles away.

    Next few years will be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo 69 View Post
    That is so fucking cool, you compare the half mile against Willal and see they are not a million miles away.

    Next few years will be interesting.
    Willall were doing 335kmh at the half mile, 50kmh on top of that is mental.

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    Willall believe that from their data logs - if they got a decent launch etc, they would have run ~380km/h over the 1000m.

    And Ed Tassone had built and tuned his Commodore with the goal of hitting 400km/h over the 1000m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggy_b View Post
    Willall believe that from their data logs - if they got a decent launch etc, they would have run ~380km/h over the 1000m.

    And Ed Tassone had built and tuned his Commodore with the goal of hitting 400km/h over the 1000m.
    Aussies have certainly stepped up at RW for sure over the years, imagine ' all the boost' in a texas Road trip pinned for 1.6km... that would be sic..... from speaking to willall I think their car is geared to 429km.
    team sports can go to hell. I'm never going to rely on some weak minded MufaF@#$ to help me win a game. Ill win it myself. George Leeman.

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    from memory Tony Locatori won it the first year with 272kph, that would just scrape you into the top 30 these days.

    the escalation is epic!
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