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Im excited about racing at Road America this year. My first year racing expert. Whats my laptime to shoot for?

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Im excited about racing at Road America this year. My first year racing expert. Whats my laptime to shoot for?
With the early date, don't get your hopes up for good track conditions.
Even if the sun is up and the temps are warm (best case will be 60's), the track is going to be super green.

Most likely, it will be in the 40-50's.
Worst case, in 2005 it was snowing while we were on track.

That said, if the weather gawds like us...
Anything under 2:30 on a 600 is pretty good. Closer to 2:20 if you want to run up front.

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reprogramming. yes. Faster and soother. lost 10 lbs lots of yoga I do have a non union at the R Clavicle. I can do pushups fine.

Track records are set at lower temps I bet Road America gave CCS a better deal to go earlier. God I dread BFR the entire season. Its not that there are unsafe crash points... its that its boring doing the same track over and over... Compare to marriage. Ill be racing WERA and MCRA this year as well.

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I bet Road America gave CCS a better deal to go earlier.
Actually its normal for CCS to be at RA early. Used to be BFR first weekend of april, RA last weekend of april. Then they moved RA to may. Was in July for 1-2 yrs (insanely hot those weekends). CCS has to grab dates after AMA, Nascar, ALMS, AMA and SCCA grab their dates.

Its not bad racing there when its cool. Does suck camping there though. Make sure to bring plenty of cold weather gear.


I miss being able to go to various tracks with CCS also. But its not feasible to rent tracks out that hardly anyone shows up for. Last time I went to Gingerman for a CCS race, there was hardly anyone there for CCS. Sad thing though, its a neat layout.

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I miss being able to go to various tracks with CCS also. But its not feasible to rent tracks out that hardly anyone shows up for. Last time I went to Gingerman for a CCS race, there was hardly anyone there for CCS. Sad thing though, its a neat layout.
If they did a full repave of Gingerman, it would be one of the best tracks within 8 hours. AWESOME layout. But it needs a good fresh topcoat!

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Last time it was warm this early people died from heat exhaustion ... summer of 1995 That was my second summer in Chicago.

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so.... what are laptimes for experts vs amateurs?


It's a double header + the friday before with SBTT.... I'll be exhausted.


while looking for AMA laptimes for RA I found this

http://laptime.tv/media/2012-ama-pro...-200-full-race

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