Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

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Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by DanDarcy » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:16 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YJh3dC ... e=youtu.be
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A whole new track to learn. Lap times were only 1:53s but I've only done a couple of laps. I do think lap times will be slower going clockwise.
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by breakaway500 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:14 am

Very cool,Dan! That 7-6-5 is intimidating...and the trackout pavement in 1 disappears fast! :shock: It amazed me how similar CCW and CW lines are. Thanks for doing this! 8) :sunny:
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by djsteviec » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:52 pm

Wow, that 4,5,6 in reverse looks crazy! Nice lines, Dan!
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by SandyClam » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:24 pm

Thanks for posting! Looks weird... and your car sounds like it has a bad alternator or something. You should get that looked at! :oops:

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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by breakaway500 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:44 am

"...and your car sounds like it has a bad alternator or something."

Dans Lotus Exige has a roots supercharger,so whine is normal.
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by DanDarcy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:10 am

October 17 , the SCDA event, will run clockwise (backwards). The motorcycles have already run it clockwise. It's `FUN'
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by blazer178 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:41 pm

Yep Dan and I will be there for the day and in hopes of running all 4 times on the track :sunny:

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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by DanDarcy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:45 pm

You'll have fun Butch. It has a lot more blind corners and even a higher top speed on the "straight"

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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by JimsLS1 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:46 pm

Dan - open clockwise laps at Palmer (Remlap) is this Saturday (4/21), you going?
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by 962porsche » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:08 am

we ran a day clockwise with scda. it was fun :)
I didn't like it better or worse it's just different.
i did 6 laps with my students E36 m3 2 run sessions in my NA miata and two run sessions in our ( the wife's) 2015 STI .
i found to get the most out of each car i was taking a slightly different line thru old turns 5 and 4 .
if palmer is having a track day it's worth going.

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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by DanDarcy » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:25 am

Friday April 27th is also a clockwise lapping, school, and arrive & drive, event at Palmer. Maybe the snow will stop by then.!
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by JimsLS1 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:34 am

Showing 53 and Sunny Saturday. We're in New England, next week is beach weather! :)

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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by wizzman » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:13 pm

Palmer. Backwards. In the rain.

I enjoyed the clockwise configuration far more that I thought I would. Entry into T14 is phenomenal! T8 is a real turn now in a Miata. Entry into T5 is not as scary as I thought it would be. T1 is much more satisfying as well. I only had two dry sessions and lap times were into the 1:52s on Nittos. I actually think the lap times will be very close in both directions.

Thanks to Dan Darcy for loaning me the memory card for the video. Enjoy the slippery excitement.

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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by DanDarcy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:53 am

Great job Dave. Too bad the weather wasn't more cooperative. Everybody that I talk to, that has driven the track clockwise, likes it just as well counter clockwise or even better.
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Re: Palmer Backwards, Clockwise

Post by brucesallen » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:38 pm

hydroplaning, doncha love it? I'll bet it would be lot less scary with real rain tires. I was too lazy to put mine on in the wet, but my Chinese student with his 8,500 rpm V8 M3 learned hydroplaning when going over 80 mph. He did 140 in the dry. loud gutted muffler.
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