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by brucesallen
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Why no in-car instruction at COM?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: Why no in-car instruction at COM?

But Mark, aren't you giving in-car instruction for Palmer?
by brucesallen
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Why no in-car instruction at COM?
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Why no in-car instruction at COM?

It is legal in Massachusetts. Palmer Motorsports Park has in-car instruction at its schools. Many of their instructors are COM instructors including me). I think some other HPDE track day organizations have in-car instruction.
by brucesallen
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Returning to COMSCC
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Returning to COMSCC

Seth,
I remember seeing you do an airborne flip over the berm leading into Namerow. I was amazed to see you not injured but you didn't really hit anything.
by brucesallen
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Watkins Glen 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Watkins Glen 2020

I see on Motorsportsreg.com there is NO camping. including Monday night? Tues. nite? This is rough.
by brucesallen
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: A7 vs. R1-S?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: A7 vs. R1-S?

WARNING: I found A7 245 to be wider that A6 and wider than specified on Hoosier Web site. Had to go to A7 225, ship 245s back.
by brucesallen
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Thompson Turn 6
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Thompson Turn 6

almost all times when there is a spin to the inside wall the driver failed to "in a spin, two feet in". No, you can't save it. lock up the brakes and keep your spin on track. Attempt to lock em up even works with ABS if you are already sideways.
by brucesallen
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Funny Motorsport Videos...
Replies: 840
Views: 165695

Re: Funny Motorsport Videos...

loud is fast
by brucesallen
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Funny Motorsport Videos...
Replies: 840
Views: 165695

New instructional video

Since we can't have instructors in cars now, give this to all newbies:
by brucesallen
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: First Call to the Grid
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: First Call to the Grid

The SCCA NER New Track Acquisition Committee originally owned the option for the track land. I worked with the SCCA in the time it received all permits from the Palmer, well before SCCA sold the rights to Fred. I wrote the SCCA business plan and was in the process of raising money. At that time the ...
by brucesallen
Tue May 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Last Minute Highway Rescue
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Last Minute Highway Rescue

Is trailer good for that weight? Did you make it back?
by brucesallen
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: 2020 TT Season
Replies: 39
Views: 2265

SCCA Track Night

The SCCA Track Night in America lets anyone drive with no instruction or tech. WE must be the old ladies.
by brucesallen
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: 2020 TT Season
Replies: 39
Views: 2265

Re: 2020 TT Season

who is i8ur911?
by brucesallen
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Monty Wells / Gerry Rose / Ginetta
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Monty Wells / Gerry Rose / Ginetta

Monty was the COM chief instructor in the 80s. He was known for his safety lectures. Each of the very few instructors would take their 8 students to a corner (all would drive their cars) and climb to a platform where the instructor would point our flaws of the drivers. If you were lucky as a first-t...
by brucesallen
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Do it all brake pads (Miata content)
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: Do it all brake pads (Miata content)

Carbotech pads great on track and street, but squeal on street after transfer layer worn off. BUT, that is a badge of courage. As in "why do your pads squeal?" "Because they are racing pads." "I am so cool."