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"Official" Lap Times Thread

Bernb6

Go Kart Champion
Location
Palo Alto, CA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Autobahn
Laguna Seca
Laptime: 1:55 (previous session), 1:56 below



Estimated ambient temperature: 60-75F
Year/model: 2017 GTI
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver & passenger: 3300
Estimated wheel horsepower: 300
Fuel: 91
Notes on setup:
Power train: 034 Stage 2, DSG tune, Racingline oil cooler, BRSK-ER12S plugs
Suspension: RSB, trailing arm, 034 lowering springs, dogbone, -2.5 camber F&R
Tires: 245/40r18 Hankook RS4 1st track day, targeted hot pressure of 35psi F, 34psi R
Brakes: Stoptech 4 pot, 2 piece rotors, Pagid RS29 yellow
 

ckuhns

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotts Valley, CA
Car(s)
2019 Golf Sportwagen
Laguna Seca
Laptime: 1:55 (previous session), 1:56 below



Estimated ambient temperature: 60-75F
Year/model: 2017 GTI
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver & passenger: 3300
Estimated wheel horsepower: 300
Fuel: 91
Notes on setup:
Power train: 034 Stage 2, DSG tune, Racingline oil cooler, BRSK-ER12S plugs
Suspension: RSB, trailing arm, 034 lowering springs, dogbone, -2.5 camber F&R
Tires: 245/40r18 Hankook RS4 1st track day, targeted hot pressure of 35psi F, 34psi R
Brakes: Stoptech 4 pot, 2 piece rotors, Pagid RS29 yellow
Man I wish I’d knew you were there! Nice job keeping up with those cars!
 

Oversteermybagel

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
mk7 2017 GTi Sport
Track name: Club Motorsports
Track location: Tamworth NH
Lap time: 1:48.0
Estimated ambient temperature: 75F
track temperature: 122F
Year/model: 2017 GTI
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver & passenger: 3300
Estimated wheel horsepower: 230?
Fuel: 93
Notes on setup:
Power train: stock
Suspension: ohlins, css knuckles
Tires: 255 v730 front and 225 a052 rear both on 8.5 targeting 38 hot and 40 rear hot
Brakes: rsl29 pads on stock calipers with rs3 ducts


This track rocks. My car is a piece of crap. Only took two data laps and only took one with video so here it is. Much faster than last time I was here. Car was doing power cuts on the straight all day, not exactly sure why. I suspect its probably pcv related, going to do the normal stuff to try to mitigate that. Corded my front left v730 after a shockingly low number of hours (less than half as many as last, smaller, v730). Inside is OK outside is not OK. Maybe 38 hot is not enough for a car with this much grip and this little camber. Maybe the pinch fit killed it quickly. Not really sure. Sorting out what to do next. Funky stagger continues to be an adventure, but mostly good so long as you maintain the heat adverse rears.

Anyway enjoy the video
 

kep

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf R, NA Miata
Track name: Club Motorsports
Track location: Tamworth NH
Lap time: 1:48.2
Estimated ambient temperature: 75F
track temperature: 122F
Year/model: 2016 Golf R
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver & passenger: 3500
Estimated wheel horsepower: 300
Fuel: 93 + a splash of e85 for good luck
Notes on setup:
Power train: Stratified tune, BL PCV, ECS catch can
Suspension: Stock springs, Bilstein B6, Eurosport camber things
Tires: 235 Falken RT660 front, 235 PS4S rear, 39 psi hot
Brakes: Pagid RSL29 Front, Ferodo DS2500 rear, RS3 ducts

My third time at Club, first time in the Golf. BL PCV seems to work as I had no power being pulled, major knock corrections, or noticeable oil consumption. The car is comically undersprung, making for some interesting behaviour over some of the bumps. After cording my rear tires in the morning, I drove half the day with Bagel's street tires on the rear. Surprisingly the car didn't become too lose with the tire stagger, although I didn't push it too hard. On one of my wheels, the lug bolts worked themselves loose, so that's a reminder for everyone to check lugs between sessions. Here's my fastest lap from the day, featuring a traction control moment and mismatched tires.

 

R Golf

Go Kart Champion
Location
Lenox, MA
Oversteer and Kep, looks like a fun day. Nice driving even with your car issues. Love the opening.. "This track rocks. My car is a piece of crap." ;>)

That track looks terrific. I had heard through Armin of MassTuning that this may be the last year that Club Motorsports is available to non-club groups.

Have you heard anything like that while at the track? I couldn't make any events there this year, but would love to give it a shot.
 

kep

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf R, NA Miata
That track looks terrific. I had heard through Armin of MassTuning that this may be the last year that Club Motorsports is available to non-club groups.

I didn't hear anything, but also didn't talk to Armin or the Club official much when I was there. It would be a real shame to lose access to the track.
 

Bryans12v

Ready to race!
Location
Hudson Valley, NY
Car(s)
19 GTI, 22 Tig Rline
Track name: Watkins Glen Full
Track location: Watkins Glen, NY
Lap time: 2:20.915
Year/model: 2019 GTI PP
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver: 3100lbs
Estimated wheel horsepower: 325hp (stock)
Fuel: 93 Oct
Tire size and model: 255/40/17 Kuhmo V730
Estimated ambient temperature: 80F
Notes on setup: IS38, B16, 28mm f/25mm R.
 
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dood.

Go Kart Champion
Location
Seattle
Car(s)
2017 GTI S DSG
Edit: added another (faster) lap

Track name: Ridge Motorsports Park
Track location: Shelton, WA
Lap time: 2:15.2 & 2:12.9
Year/model: 2017 GTI S DSG
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver: 3150 lb
Estimated wheel horsepower: 330
Fuel: 92 octane
Tire size and model: 225/40R18 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
Estimated ambient temperature: 82 deg F
Notes on setup: EQT stage 2 with supporting mods, stock suspension besides rear sway bar, Porterfield R4 track pads up front and RBF600 fluid

First session: 2:15.2

Second session: 2:12.9
 
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kep

Go Kart Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
Mk7 Golf R, NA Miata
Track name: New York Safety Track
Track location: Jefferson, NY
Lap time: 1:41 CCW 1:39.4 CW
Estimated ambient temperature: 45F
Year/model: 2016 Golf R
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver & passenger: 3500
Estimated wheel horsepower: 320
Fuel: 93
Notes on setup:
Power train: Stratified tune, BL PCV, ECS catch can
Suspension: Stock springs, Bilstein B6, Eurosport camber things
Tires: 235 Toyo R888R (until they died), then 235 Falken RT660
Brakes: Pagid RSL29 Front, Ferodo DS2500 rear, RS3 ducts

First time at NYST. I split the weekend co-driving with a friend, so we each had 3 sessions per direction. Didn't have enough seat time to get fully comfortable (especially in CCW), but enjoyed learning a new track. Lot's of elevation changes and undulations, that really caused my car to float with it's soft suspension. This lap has lots of room for improvement, but isn't completely embarrassing:
 
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Brian_

Go Kart Newbie
Location
TX
Car(s)
MK7.5 R
Track name: Eagles Canyon Raceway
Track location: Decatur, TX
Lap time: 2:21.67
Year/model: 2018 Golf R
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver/passenger: 3550lbs
Estimated wheel horsepower: 320
Fuel: 93 Oct
Tire size and model: 235/45/17 Hankook RS4
Estimated ambient temperature: 80F
Notes on setup (turbo, suspension setup, rain, frightened, etc.): EQT stage 1, Vibrant/Baun FMIC, SuperPro 24mm RSB on soft setting

3rd HPDE for me and first time at ECR. Pretty nice track with some awesome facilities. Still in green group so only got a couple laps without slow/late point by traffic and I know I left a lot of time out there on most corners. Will definitely be going back and hopefully get down into 2:1X territory.

 
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Bryans12v

Ready to race!
Location
Hudson Valley, NY
Car(s)
19 GTI, 22 Tig Rline
Track name: Lime Rock Park
Track location: Lakeville, CT
Lap time: 1:04.691
Estimated ambient temperature: 70F
Year/model: 2019 GTI PP
Estimated total vehicle weight with driver & passenger: 3100
Estimated wheel horsepower: 325
Fuel: 93
Notes on setup: 255/40/17 V730, IS38, B16, sways,etc

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