Remember that the original purpose of NTs was to prepare folks for
National Competition. That includes procedures, for sure... but also
the type of courses that are common. I don't want to get back into the
"speed creep" thread of last fall, but I didn't see anything unusual at
Meridian considering the typical National (and some Divisional)
I did get into 3rd 4 times on Sunday, though. Sure could use another
500 rpm out of the SOHC motor. <G>
--- Jeff Cashmore <email@example.com> wrote:
> "did hear AS/SS in the 65-75mph range. I was honking in 3rd but
> have time to look at the speedo."
> A lot of people seemed to be in that range, even the slower cars. I
> well into 3rd and over 60 and I believe Mark Chiles hit the rev
> in 2nd gear on Sunday (64 mph). I'm glad it didn't rain or we would
> have had even more people off in the grass. The courses seem to get
> faster and faster. Besides the safety aspect it's unfair to the guy
> runs on a postage stamp size lot at home. They're not used to the
> speeds and shifting when they get to a Tour or Nats.
> Jeff Cashmore
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