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Open lapping (videos) - '93 del Sol Si (JDM GSR, ITR S80 LSD 5-speed)

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by Curlybandit, May 24, 2018.

  1. Curlybandit

    Curlybandit Member

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    Hey everyone.

    I took my '93 del Sol Si to the track for the second time this past weekend (May 21, 2018). I officially doubled the number of times I went last year!! Long story short.... I blew the motor the first day out last year.

    You can see all the details of the modifications to the car as well as other videos and pics here: http://hondaswap.com/threads/open-lapping-track-93-del-sol-si-jdm-gsr-itr-s80-5-speed.530458/

    The event was run by the Touge.ca organization again. It was at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on the Driver Development Track (DDT).

    I felt like this time out wasn't as as good as the previous weekend. There were many more participants and therefore many more vehicles. They staggered the groups into "experienced" and "intermediate/novice". Last time I went out I ran with the "advanced" group. The laps were fast but when someone in a much more expensive "fast" car (see Porsche GT3-RS as an example) came up quickly behind me, I would have to wave them past. This is a little annoying when you're trying to get some fast laps in.

    This time I decided to try running with the "intermediate/novice" group. What a mistake... more cars meant many more inexperienced drivers and SLOW laps. Some of the participants either didn't understand the "wave past" rule (if you're slower than the car behind you wave them by) or they didn't care. At one point I almost for into an accident because of a couple of terrible drivers. Next time it's only "advanced" group for me.

    Videos!

    Chasing a WRX and Camaro SS (taken on GoPro on the hood):


    Chasing a WRX, Camaro SS 1-LE package, Mustang 5.0 (taken on GoPro on the hood):


    Chasing AMG C43, BMW M3, GTR (taken on GoPro on the side quarter panel):


    A few hot laps (taken on GoPro on the hood):


    Chasing a Camaro SS 1-LE (taken with iPhone 5 using Track Addict app)
     
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    nice videos, could have posted them under your existing thread though lol
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    He's posting worthwhile and interesting stuff he can do it however he wants.
     
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    Thanks dilbeckskate. It's new content from a different day. It wouldn't make sense unless I created a thread that was open-ended about race videos. Thanks for the input regardless.

    I'm glad that you find my content worthwhile and interesting! Tracking my car is by far my favourite hobby. I'm happy to share that.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Nice driving. Is it me or do I hear the motor kind of bog down at first when you go WOT? It eventually picks up. Maybe its just me. How heavy is the car? Maybe you're other thread has that information and I'm being lazy?
     
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    Hey CAFROG. Thank you for the compliment. I wasn't sure what you thought you heard until I listened to the hot laps video. There is a stretch of video there were it does almost seem like the engine is bogging when I upshift and go WOT. Not sure why it sounded that way other than I must have been messing with the accelerator instead of just keeping it flat.

    There was a time during the day that I felt like the engine was dropping out of VTEC when I was coming hard out of the corners. I figured that I must have been losing oil pressure which caused VTEC to fail. Sure enough I was running low on oil when I checked between lapping sessions. I put around 1/2 - 1 litre (quart) of oil in and that resolved the problem.
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Oil pan baffled? If not...it's a good investment for high G turns and keeping oil ready to be picked up.
     
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    Moroso baffled oil pan has been ordered. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
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