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Old 05-01-2018, 01:55 PM
Richard Pryor Richard Pryor is offline
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What is the fastest tire? I'd like to get a new set of 17" rims and tires for the Sears Point National...errr...Sonoma Major this summer..somehow I think the 16x255 Toyos aren't quite the fastest (though they last two seasons of CMC racing). Car is a Camaro RP. See you there if you're testing for the Runoffs.

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Old 05-01-2018, 02:20 PM
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For what it is worth. The Hoosier A7 is the fastest tire. The R7 is pretty close. On some tracks, like the old Heartland Park, the A compound was shredded pretty quickly. I always ran A for qualifying and R during the race, especially on hot days. The A comes in quickly, but can get a bit greasy in a long race on a hot day.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:33 PM
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Thanks. I figured it hadn't changed and will pick up a set of R7 for Sonoma.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:50 PM
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The R7 is really a good tire. It is better than the old R, in stick and in heat cycle life. You should try and follow their recommendations about doing a heat cycle and letting them sit for a day or two. You can run them around on the street for a bit if you cannot put them on the track and then let them sit.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:50 PM
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Thanks, Jim, for the detailed advice. I ran the old R's in T2 and found them to be a fast tire at the time...guess they've kept up with that. I'll take your advice and run the new R7 tires in the first practice session on Friday, the Toyos the rest of the time and the R7s again for the Major on Sunday...about as good as it's going to get. Now, any advice on how to make an old, out of shape driver faster?
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:51 AM
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I find I am slightly faster with a small hangover. Use with caution.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:49 AM
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Jim, do cigars factor in?
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:14 PM
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Not since I went to a full face helmet and can no longer chew a stogie while racing.
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