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Mini Friday @ Vara Raceway, Friday, 06 March 2015

Dennis Phelan

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Server name: RACEDEPARTMENT.COM MINI
Car: Mini
Track: Vara Raceway
Weather: Dry
Games: Race 07


20:00 GMT: Practice
20:30 GMT: Qualification
20:40 GMT: Warmup
20:50 GMT: Race (40 Minutes, mandatory pit for 2 tires minimum)

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Entry List:
  1. -Dennis Phelan
  2. -Damian Millet
  3. -Björn Golda
  4. -John Grant
  5. -Nelson Ullinskey
  6. -Alex Walder
  7. -Michael Klein
  8. -Ivan Fojan
  9. -Robert Covey
  10. -Sam Hill
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Alex Walder

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Apologies but can't make it after all, I just realised that I doubled booked with a formula truck race thats running at the same time so gonna do that :)
 

Dennis Phelan

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@Mondyrocks Don't forget to set up a pit stop. Make several presets to cover all possibilities, set keystrokes and get used to how they will work. Online, during practice 1,2 and warmup practice your stops and find where you have to be below the pit speed limit to avoid a stop n go penalty.

No not really, the 80 minute races weren't bad either :)
 

Robert Covey

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Finally a free Friday and some time to get back in a Mini. Sign me up. I'll get in some practice but not sure how my pace will be.
 

Björn

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Quite some nice results this week, though I do suspect it might be correlating to the absence of the Blains, Channers and Kleins (partly :D) of our club ;)

Anyways, with the ever so slightly modified setup that I had run at Poznan, I got fairly close to the 2-minute mark though it didn't seem like it would be possible to actually tackle it. Nelson joined in on the fun and towards the end of P2, Michael got fairly close, as well.
Qualifying(s) approached and I managed to get into pole, with Nelson lurking in P2.

Apart from a few milliseconds of wheelspin, I had a fairly nice start into the race and kept P1, building up a smallish gap to Nelson during the following laps. Him collecting slight suspension damage likely didn't help his efforts, though, and neither did missing his pit box.
With Michael in P3 already behind a fair bit, I was now safe to go for the complete set of tyres, which I did, getting back on track about 9s in front of Michael.
Afterwards, I had a fairly relaxed drive home, building up the gap on fresh tyres and collecting minor suspension damage thanks to all the slight barrier-bumps throughout the race.

Thanks for racing, guys! See you at Valencia/Monza next week!
 

Dennis Phelan

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IT's always great to have everyone on TS, thanks guys! It's easy to see how it helps our events run smoothly, there's nothing like it.

Boy, it took me a long time to get a car that didn't direct itself at one wall after another. Finally it all came together and I was on the road to consistency, sorry once again, no speed. That success came after quali and I was lucky to get a lap in at all for my wall smashing :)

Race: A good launch but not the fastest, I'll blame my gears. I gave way to Sam at the first fast left and was following him through the slow right when Ivan bumped me into the barrier, only slight suspension damage so back on the road as though nothing happened. I waited a bit longer than usual to pit and was amazed to find Damo sitting there as I went by a lap or two later. Fortunately he ran into problems that kept him from chasing me down, which I know he likes to do. I didn't have the speed of drivers to the front but one never knows so I kept pushing as hard as I could to the end. 5th out of the whole thing was lovely!

See you next week!
 

Robert Covey

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Regardless of the fact I crashed out on lap 14 was fun jumping back into a mini after being engrossed in AC and running the big V8's over at RylR

Qualify:
Qualified about mid pack but with some issues before the start of the days race ended up starting 3rd right behind @Björn

Race:
Spun off the line but kept into 3rd and managed to hold on to it through lap 1 with @michael Klien right on my tail. Over shot my braking point at Garden on lap 2 letting him then a nice move by @damian Millett at the Cylinder dropped me to 5th. @Sam Hill got by putting me to 6th which started a nice battle. Would have got around him when he lost it coming to Garden but had no where to go.

Next lap I lost it at Garden picking up suspension damage and dropping me to 7th. Was running around pretty good and pitted just before lap 12 fixing my suspension and grabbing tires. Stayed in 7th coming out of the pits and was starting to gain ground on Damian when when I lost all grip coming into Railway and slid into the barrier head on ending my day.

As I said at the start its fun to have some time to jump back in and race with everyone as its been a while. Hopefully I can start making more events.