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Palmer 1

Post by JimsLS1 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:21 pm

Before I assume that all the Palmer events this year will be counterclockwise, I wanted to ask. SCDA is on track the day before our Palmer weekend and running clockwise. Would be a nice pre-practice day if the lines matched up.
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by offcamber09 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:40 am

Jim, while there has not been any recent discussion about Palmer clockwise- the last time it was brought up at a BoD meeting- the consensus seemed to be let’s see if another competition club can pull off that configuration. The clubs that have done it thus far are lapping clubs. If you have a strong desire to run clockwise- I would encourage you, or anyone else, to come to a BoD meeting (3rd Wednesday of the month) and let’s talk about it.
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by DanDarcy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:07 pm

The track was originally designed to run clockwise. I like Palmer clockwise (backwards)
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by jeffw » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:01 pm

Palmer backwards is Remlap!
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by blazer178 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:00 pm

I know when I went out in the instructor group in the fall turn 7 had a lot of sun in your eyes but when I went out with my student in was pretty much gone. The track is totally different going clockwise and it is about 6 to 8 seconds slower, but then I enjoy new tracks.

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Re: Palmer 1

Post by paultg » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:03 pm

There would be alot of effort involved for various club volunteers to sort out new classroom material, instruction (student and advanced driving), get instructors up to speed on the the different configuration, along with helping the licensed drivers along.

We've done a good job of this in the past for new tracks so it's possible. I do enjoy how we change things up at NHMS, be fun to be able to do that at another local track. Membership should express their interest so the BOD can put forth that effort as early as possible.
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by DanDarcy » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:51 pm

There are several videos of PMP clockwise. Here is one on how to drive it clockwise. Everybody loves a new track and PMP clockwise is a new track.
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by boltonite » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 am

jeffw wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Palmer backwards is Remlap!
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Thanks Jeff, solves a problem to show clockwise events!

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Re: Palmer 1

Post by jeffw » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:15 am

I will send you the address to send my commission checks. Or I can take it in free track time :-)
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by paultg » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:22 pm

boltonite wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 am
jeffw wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:01 pm
Palmer backwards is Remlap!
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Thanks Jeff, solves a problem to show clockwise events!
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by JimsLS1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:26 pm

I think the 4-5 S-curve downhill would be interesting.

Why is it that some maps show the downhill sweeper between 1 and 2 as turn 2, which turns the uphill S-curves from 4-5 into 5-6? Last track night in September they mapped it that way.

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Re: Palmer 1

Post by boltonite » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:13 pm

Early plans had a kink between T1 & T2 that ended up as one continuous arc. IMO the flow/momentum is better and results in a faster T1-T4 "sector" without the kink. Track maps depicting the kink (and extra corner #) were based on the earlier track layout.

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Re: Palmer 1

Post by eastcoastbumps » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:07 pm

Fred, are you going to join us for a TT this year? Or how about a trip to Tremblant? ;)
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Re: Palmer 1

Post by boltonite » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:58 am

Would love to run there, it seems the cobbler's kids have no shoes...

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Re: Palmer 1

Post by gcranston » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:56 pm

Anyone know why registration is suspended on MSR?
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