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    Structural Engineering Technologist

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  1. Brand new pair Falken FK510 285/35R19 Purchased in May 2021 Ordered a set of 4, only needed 2. $475/pr to a club member
  2. SA helmets are required due to the roll protection. Style doesn't matter, its personal preference, however I do not recomend an open face helmet for same reasons already stated above.
  3. I am assuming that this is a brand new one? If so, they have roll hoops behind the headrests. This is considered OEM roll protection. Same as S2000 and Many others. This should be sufficient as the rules are written today, to be accepted into a open track day.
  4. Be sure to drag your brakes during a warm-up lap. They need a ton of heat to work properly. Good luck!
  5. There is likely three things that caused fire... Paint boiling off stock Pads caliper getting hot, slider boots melting, seals failing and sending fluid past the cylinder you have a pressure leak in the rubber lines @ the crimp locations Changing to DOT4 or 660 won't help the fire situation. All brake fluid will ignite if sprayed onto a hot rotor. I lit my wheels up last season with Motul 660 in the caliper. The rest is subjective but I will argue that EBC yellows are the best bang for the buck for all-round double duty use. Are there better track-day pads? yep! Are there cheaper pads? Absolutely. But none that I have personally tested from Carbotech to Hawk to Powerstop etc. offer the best initial cold bite, with little to no acidic aluminum eating dusting issues that plague daily drivers and still be able to take the heat of track day use. Not to mention offer the least amount of ear piercing squealing that the popular Hawk 9012's offer. All that while using the cheapest off-brand set of solid rotors you can find. You will be tossing them on the next pad change anyway. (Cuz you never just swap rotors or pads...ever!) PS...Hawk HPS and HP+ (Like EBC reds and PowerStop TDP's) are just glorified OEM replacement pads. They will get eaten alive at Gimli in one day.
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    Summer Series

    Agreed. Mid week sounds good to me.
  7. Hi Folks, It's that time of the year again! With 42 students, we will need a full complement of instructors for this season. I will be putting together another instructor briefing for 2021. Last time we had one was 2018 so I think we are due. Also, with restrictions likely still in place we will need to discuss how the practical curriculum will operate and how we will be monitoring student progress and then interacting with our students. If you haven't already, please head on over to wsccracing.com and register to instruct. Also don't forget to head to WCMA's msr page and get your instructor license. On a side note...if you are interested in instructing, and want to learn more about what that means, please let us know. Requirements to become an instructor are as follows: Current, licensed amateur (or higher) racer, minimum 2 full years of documented experience, with recent activity. Or Current, licensed Time Attack racer, minimum 3 full years of documented experience and completion of the MSF Level 1 online instructor program. If you have any questions, please let us know! Darin
  8. All of the above. I think the Roval would be fun. Mix of the two types of tracks. Oval would be too. Not sure if there are more interesting ovals out there to try than Daytona.
  9. For future...Daytona roval with the C7R, ferrari GT etc.
  10. Hi Folks, Lots of buzz around the school this year, and lots of requests to assist which is great to see! If you are interested in volunteering, please register at http://msreg.com/21clsvolunteer If you have any questions, please let us know by posting here. Friendly Reminders: Lunches and other concessions will only be provided to those who register. We are expecting limitations due to the pandemic and thus limiting volunteer registrations to specific tasks needed. Chief of Staff (Jordan S. @chkdsk or delegate) will be assigning volunteer positions. For instructors: With the pandemic still in the room, we will be holding a group discussion on lead follow and other out-of-car processes and procedures that will be the 2021 school. We will contact the registered instructors with a date of the info session. ...more to come!
  11. I'll set up a volunteer registration page on MSR in the next week or so. Cheers, Darin
  12. There will be a volunteer sign up page on MSR. It will go live same time as the student registration itself.
  13. what do the sidewalls look like? How far are you scrubbing? Have you played with air pressures? I would say stating that a specific camber degree "will work", isn't really helpful. It depends on many things including tires, brakes, suspension setup and most importantly, driving style. I would recommend getting a set of plates and do small adjustments at the track. As Roland suggested, for double duty street/track, going beyond -2 in the front may not be the best choice. This won't happen overnight and best to keep a log. that way if you move to the point where you don't like it, you can always go back to what you thought was a good setup. I am more aggressive on camber/caster settings than some, but i also run lower tire pressures than others too. Do you know what your toe settings are on your car? I am assuming stock at this point. You can play with those too to gain better turn-in and rotation.
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