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Re: Lap times

To: "SHANE Ingate" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Lap times
From: "kas kastner" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 12:39:22 -0800
  Another point to consider when comparing the lap times from 30 years ago
is that the tracks have changed quite a bit since then.  In most cases they
are smoother and WIDER.  But for the records, the Devendorf in the
Kastner/Brophy GT-6 at Willow Springs was 1:37 and change and the TR-6  with
Carl Swanson driving at the same facility was 1:33. These times from 1972.
Mueller in the Spitfire Mk3 turned 1:40  In  1971.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: "SHANE Ingate" <>
  To: <>
  Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 12:23 PM
  Subject: Lap times

  > All,
  > While we mope around the garage with warmed cider/eggnogg in hand,
  > for race season to return, I'm hoping that someone can dig up track lap
  > times from the old Group 44/Kastner-Brophy teams. Preferably, I'd like
  > see the TR6 times, but that's because I am TR6entric.
  > Maybe someone has already done, this, but I think it is a fun excercise
  > compare the lap times of the old race cars (stripped, obscene
  > vintage race rubber and legendary drivers) with modern-day production
  > cars (porky, computer-controlled FI & brakes & suspension, terrific
  > and magazine hacks with inflated egos and copy to sell).
  > Was Tullius' TR6 faster than a Z06 around Sebring?  Was Devendorf's GT6
  > faster than a 350Z around Willow Springs?
  > So if someone can provide a reference to where these times may be
  > (or even has the original slips...hint, hint), I'd be delighted to
  > the research and write up what I find here.
  > I guess you can tell I've finished my holiday shopping and wrapping, and
  > have time on my hands.
  > Cheers,
  > Shane Ingate in Maryland
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