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Clockwise at Palmer

Post by Jliotine » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:28 am

Hi all,

Are there any plans for COM to run the clockwise direction at Palmer? I ran this configuration a few weeks ago with another club, and it was fantastic. Dare I say the track flows better in this direction!!

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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by TroyV » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:22 am

I would say that it is a consideration for 2019.
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by brucesallen » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:52 am

august 2018 would be good
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by DanDarcy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:42 am

October 20 & 21 or September 29 & 30 would be nice
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by Jliotine » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:11 pm

I'd be up for a "PALMER-3" :D
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by TroyV » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:24 am

There are other considerations that need to be worked out, like how we can get 18 run groups to finish a COM TT on time. The CW config presents some interesting challenges that the CCW config addresses nicely.
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by joncowen » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:23 am

Hard right into the pits after Start/Finish

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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by TroyV » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:57 am

Car behind you is still on the clock and has almost caught you. What then?
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by joncowen » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:18 am

We've all see the Fast and the Furious. :lol:

I don't have the wisdom of the organizers, but it seems to me to be a similar situation to any track where we can pull off just after start/finish. Palmer CCW, NHMS, WGI, etc.
Have the checkered flag guy hold a yellow flag ready to wave it if this happens.

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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by gcranston » Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:37 am

TroyV wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:57 am
Car behind you is still on the clock and has almost caught you. What then?
Could we move the timing gear closer to turn 1 to give more space to slow down after crossing the line?
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by dtlemoine » Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:11 pm

Curious - how would folks feel about timing from CCW T2 ~apex? Not sure we're going to be able to convince Fred and Chris to move their jersey barriers to allow 90 deg entry into the pits from the front straight. Entering at CCW pit-in also creates challenges as we'd likely be sending cars from there, and it gets a little cozy at the beginning (CCW) or end (CW), particularly given the cars entering the pits would be pulling a U turn on a relatively narrow track.
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by DanDarcy » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:11 pm

We could just run it like we did the first year it opened, one warm up lap, three hot laps and one cool down lap. It worked the first year we did Palmer. It also just worked at Mt. Tremblant, a slightly longer track than Palmer.
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Re: Clockwise at Palmer

Post by TroyV » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:17 am

The BOD will discuss it. Thanks for the input.
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