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F-Production Runoffs 2015

Post by fp55scca » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:05 pm

--Been waiting for this video. Shot from Kevin Ruck's Acura, the pole
sitter and eventual race winner. Sadly, this video shows pretty clearly how
Baucom's Spider was knocked out by Cambell's #89 Miata.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR7XIFzgAUg

Jim

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Re: F-Production Runoffs 2015

Post by mona » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:59 am

Clearly Baucom still knows how to make a spider fly. Was a great race video
in spite of that. I watched the HP race from the SCCA website and Dorsey kept
making the point that the drivers had to draft on this track and most racers
were not used to that skill.


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Re: F-Production Runoffs 2015

Post by fp55scca » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:17 am

Carl Friedman wrote:
: Clearly Baucom still knows how to make a spider fly.
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--That's the amazing thing to me Carl. Still the best IMHO.

--All during the Runoffs, the commentators were discussing the need to
achieve a balance for car setup between the banked speedway and the infield. I
think most of the FP class achieved that to one degree or another, particularly
the front runners with the likes of Joe Huffaker's Midget at only 1500cc's.

--While Baucom clearly excelled on the speedway and was able to create an
interval, he seemed to suffer a bit from under-braking when entering the
infield. SCCA gives the 124 Spider a 10" rotor, but still only allows the same
ancient 40+ year old calipers. These can still be a bit twitchy under high
speed braking. I would have given (almost) anything to have seen Baucom
complete that race, without Cambell's assistance from behind that knocked Gary
out of the lead.

Jim

1972 124 Spider - owned since July 1973
1971 124 Spider - SCCA FP-24
1974 124 Spider - CSA project/daily driver
Jim Scurria
Norfolk, VA

1972 Fiat 124 Spider
1971 Spider - SCCA FP-24
1974 Fiat 124 Spider
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