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Dainbramage
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From what i've been told a 2:00 - 2:02 lap time at tws ccw is a pretty decent sm time. What kind of lap times should the same driver under the same conditions expect in a ssm? Is it a huge difference or just down to 1 or 2 seconds a lap?

Thanks in advance.

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Joe Self - NASA TX #78 Red/White

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but from memory (fading fast), a Spec Miata pole position will usually run about 2:05 in a CW direction, which is faster than a pole position in a CCW direction. Thus, a SSM in the CW direction should be slower than 2:05, and traveling in the CCW direction should be even slower. I don't think a 2:02 in a SSM is likely in either direction. But then, I'm usually wrong-according to my wife.

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Here is a link to some MyLaps data. Not sure of the direction though.

http://www.mylaps.com/results/showrun.jsp?id=820347

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Lee Tilton
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quote:
Originally posted by Reggie:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but from memory (fading fast), a Spec Miata pole position will usually run about 2:05 in a CW direction, which is faster than a pole position in a CCW direction. Thus, a SSM in the CW direction should be slower than 2:05, and traveling in the CCW direction should be even slower. I don't think a 2:02 in a SSM is likely in either direction. But then, I'm usually wrong-according to my wife.

A SM travelling CCW on the 2.9 mile course should set a pole time of 2:00.xxx in good weather. Maybe a 2:01.xxx in summer.

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Dainbramage
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Cool, so a 2:05 CCW for a SSM would be a pretty good time. Front running maybe?

Also, if I understand the rules correctly adjustable sway bar end links are not allowed in SSM, correct?

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I really don't have any clue about SSM lap times or the rules. Since SOWDIV SCCA does not run SSM, I am guessing you are running NASA, so head over to its website. I think the CCR and SSM rules might be on-line.

Sorry I can't help, I just don't know anything about SSM except that I have heard about it.

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JP3 finished 5th in a SSM spec car at TWS earlier this year. Sooo.... a well-driven SSM can turn 2:01 easily.

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