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I want to create a reference for track times for the Cayman at different tracks around the country. this way people can know what they can expect the cayman is capable of when going to a new track.

what do you guys think, we could do something like this, here is my example

track lap time name tires date event type
LRP 1:02.3 craignyc hoosiers 4/9/07 DE

ok so everyone lets get a continuous list going by track!
 

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track____lap time____name_____tires_______date________event type
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LRP____ 01:02.3 ___craignyc__ hoosiers ___4/9/2007 _____DE

watkins__02:15.6____craignyc__hoosiers___6/21/2007_____DE

VIR_____02:19.2____craignyc___pcups_____7/4/2006_____DE


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Great idea. Do you want to make it more complicated with Cayman, Cayman S, list options and any modifications or just keep it basic?
 

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Great idea Craig! Here are my fast laps from this year so far...


track____lap time____name_____tires_______date________event type
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LRP____ 01:02.8 ___joel-cs__ hoosiers ___4/21/2007 _____DE

watkins__02:18.5____joel-cs__hoosiers___6/23/2007_____DE
 

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Norcal Tracks

Thunderhill
Reno-Fernley
Laguna Seca
Infineon
 

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Should the listings also include how the lap times were taken? What I mean is, a stopwatch time is pretty useless for consistency sake...a transponder or an IR-beam type timer (Like the old Hot Lap system) is more accurate and consistent...Thoughts anyone?
 

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track________lap time ____name____tires____date____mods

LSeca_______1:46.7_____bob_____RA1___4/20/07__camber -1.4/-2.0;PSS9
milltek header/exhaust
pagid sport blue

Thill (bypass)_2:07.1_____bob_____RA1___4/28/07__camber -1.4/-2.0; PSS9
milltek header/exhaust
pagid sport blue

Using AMB transponder
 

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moton shox
RA1
gt3 seats/harness
all else stock

laguna seca: 1:44:39 (XT timer, similar to AIM)
infineon: 1:54:70 (XT timer, similar to AIM)
t-hill over the top: 2:06:409 (amb timing)
t-hill bypass: 2:03:427 (amb timing)
 

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This is a great idea. Here is the time from my first Cayman event:

track________lap time ____name____tires____date____mods
Buttonwillow,CA_2:20_____QShip____PS2____5/27/07__lots, see registry


Here are some 3rd party times at VIR, Hockenheim and Nurburgring:

track________lap time ____name____tires____date____mods
VIR__________3:09.5____Car&Driver_PS2_____11/06___none
N'Ring________8:25_______?_______PS2_____11/06___none
Hockenheim___1:15.9______?_______PS2_____11/06___none
 

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This is a great idea. Here is the time from my first Cayman event:

track________lap time ____name____tires____date____mods
Buttonwillow,CA_2:20_____QShip____PS2____5/27/07__lots, see registry
button willow has a lot of configurations, which one is this?
 

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I like the addition of camber spec. You may also want to include whether the car had PASM and/or coilovers.

Tires, camber, and suspension are likely to be the biggest determinates of performance (next to driver of course). You could add brakes and engine, but other modifications are not like to make much difference.
 

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button willow has a lot of configurations, which one is this?
Full course with Star Mazda- clockwise.

I think this is an OK time- it would have placed me in the middle of the pack for the time trial participants in my class, had I participated. This was my first event in the new car, and I only had been to 'willow one other time six years ago.
 

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my time is for the full course, the first day I was there. 100 degree heat. the second day I ran out of memory on my traqmate and didn't bring my laptop to download, so no times on second day after I learned the course. I was faster the second day but no times, oh well.
 

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Craig, before I kill myself trying to match yours and Joels 1.02 at Lime Rock, I think your suspension mods should be noted. Do you really think a stock CS on stock tires can be expected to turn those kinds of times?:eek: I love this idea, but I think there should be a totally stock category.
 

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I think Jayman has a point. I hope no one gets in too deep trying to reach someone else's posted fastest time. Wide variations in car preparation and driving skill mean we should expect wide variations in lap times, but I doubt that many will post times that are quite a bit slower than what's already been posted for a particular track. For example, I've seen fastest times posted for VIR full course ranging from 2:16 to 2:25. These times were all in "stock" CSs, but with different drivers. A very good driver in a track prepared CS may be able to break 2:10 at VIR, while a novice in a stock CS might not be able to break 2:30. That's a 20-second spread, yet both times might represent good laps for their respective car/driver combinations. So let's take posted fastest times for what they are. Our own times may vary.
 

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RA1
gt3 seats/harness
all else stock

laguna seca: 1:44:39 (XT timer, similar to AIM)
infineon: 1:54:70 (XT timer, similar to AIM)
t-hill over the top: 2:06:409 (amb timing)
t-hill bypass: 2:03:427 (amb timing)
Solid times John! I was at skip barber in Laguna Seca last w/e and Rene Villeneuve (cousin of Jacques and a former pro racer himself) said a good driver in a base 911 stock would do 1:53s.
FYI, the track record in the skip barber RT 2000 formula cars (little 150hps but weigh 1200lbs) is 1:38.6. They rock!
 
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