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Old Tue, Jun-22-2010, 09:07:33 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with this group? I've been looking for time attack series, and NASA is the only one I've come across. No NASA events locally until the fall.

I like the fact that this is Sebring, but it kinds of looks come-one-come-all. I like NASA's approach of vetting drivers before letting them compete.

https://redlinetimeattack.com/ti/rl/.../20100814.html
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Two Words: Phukken FAST

This is not a good place to try to win anything --
they have "Teams" that dedicate $200k+ just for this TT series .... that average about 20+ seconds faster then a modded car around a track.

They are cool for DE events -- but for competition -- you'll be goin against the likes of Tyler McQuarrie and Tanner Foust ... driving 1900lbs. 500whp "cars"
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Two Words: Phukken FAST

This is not a good place to try to win anything --
they have "Teams" that dedicate $200k+ just for this TT series .... that average about 20+ seconds faster then a modded car around a track.

They are cool for DE events -- but for competition -- you'll be goin against the likes of Tyler McQuarrie and Tanner Foust ... driving 1900lbs. 500whp "cars"

Its not that bad.... those guys run Unlimited/Super Unlimited class.

For the regular track guy they have Enthusiast class but your car has to be registered to you and no aero work allowed unless its OEM.

Street class allows aero work but you need to run street tires w/ a tread wear rating of 140 or higher.

Mod allows more aero work and r comps i believe.

The main problem with RTA is all their rules/regulations, wing size, splitter size, ride height. The lowest point of your car has to be 3" off the ground, thats one of the hardest things to get by... you have to run a retarded ride height to clear that especially if you have a factory undertray.
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That and the fact that any R-Comps 40 and under puts you in the same class as SLICKS
so I was out there being lapped by 2000lbs 800whp Hondas and Mitsubishis

Like I said -- cool for DE -- good prices -- competition too stiff
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I just had a thought, I may have confused myself. I'm looking for time trials, where I can run a mostly street car without race prep - no cage, harness, window net, etc. So NASA's time trial series is what I have in mind.

Is a Time Attack the same thing, or is this an entirely different animal?
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I just had a thought, I may have confused myself. I'm looking for time trials, where I can run a mostly street car without race prep - no cage, harness, window net, etc. So NASA's time trial series is what I have in mind.

Is a Time Attack the same thing, or is this an entirely different animal?
same thing. i think time attack originates from the Japanese version of time trials. it's essentially the same thing though
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That and the fact that any R-Comps 40 and under puts you in the same class as SLICKS
so I was out there being lapped by 2000lbs 800whp Hondas and Mitsubishis

Like I said -- cool for DE -- good prices -- competition too stiff
You don't need r-comp on a street car... step to street tires.

You should be running Enthusiast RWD, slap some street tires on and you might have a chance.
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You don't need r-comp on a street car... step to street tires.

You should be running Enthusiast RWD, slap some street tires on and you might have a chance.
true -- I was gonna say -- that is prolly the best class Redline has for TT

could be fun
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I just had a thought, I may have confused myself. I'm looking for time trials, where I can run a mostly street car without race prep - no cage, harness, window net, etc. So NASA's time trial series is what I have in mind.

Is a Time Attack the same thing, or is this an entirely different animal?
You can run RTA but if you plan on running your Rcomps you'll be in modified class where guys have full aero and are fully gutted.

If you plan to run w/ RTA I suggest you run street tires and run enthusiast class or street class if you have aero work.
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I went with RTA at Auto Club Speedway and Willow Springs. I did the HPDE and Time Attack at Auto Club Speedway but I got smoked by the others. I have a supercharger so I had to go in the Street Class instead of Enthusiast Class. mastek is right about the teams with $$$ and fast and lightweight cars that win the Time Attack. I'm still driving with my backseats and mostly stock other than the S/C.

The HPDE is fun with RTA since they have instructors that can ride with you and give you feedback. If you register for the event online, it's $50 off. And the first event you register is $75 off, although you have to pay a one-time fee of $25 for signing up and registering.
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