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JimWilson
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« on: February 18, 2006, 12:16:10 PM »

Is there any rule against co-drivers running in the same heat of a VMSC autocross?

I understand one of the other autocross clubs does not allow it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 02:28:31 PM »

No,but there should be, it causes confusion in griding and scoring and it is an advantage for the drivers.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006, 03:25:39 PM »

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No,but there should be, it causes confusion in griding and scoring and it is an advantage for the drivers.
 It's not an advantage if you're on V710's in the summer...
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006, 05:33:27 PM »

There is an SCCA rule (I heard) that requires a minimum time between runs in a car to take away any advantage theoretically gained by heating race rubber.  The only times I've co-driven in the same heat, it was on street rubber and there is no advantage...it actually is more hectic which is distracting.
The only reason I've wanted to do it is to gain a logistics advantage.  It is harder to get someone to let you drive their car if it means they have to wait around for you.
It shouldn't be allowed for cars with race rubber because there's no reliable and effortless way to ensure a minimum time separation.  

Just my .02 cents.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006, 08:45:50 PM »

The wait time between drivers in 2 driver cars is the same for all tires.  There is no distinction between street tires, R compound tires or race tires.  I think that the mininum time is 5 minutes.  For most of the year, at least around here, drivers are cooling their tires because they get too hot.
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2006, 09:05:35 AM »

I strive to be informed but still speak without knowing what I'm talking about.  Thanks for the info, Gene.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2006, 09:50:28 AM »

Kumho MXs are one nationally-competitive ST-tire that loves heat unlike most of the others. Kinda funny walking down an ST-grid and seeing people spray ice water on their Falken/Hankook/Yokohama while the car next to them has its Kumhos wrapped in tire blankets. :p

Dual drivers in cold weather can be a big advantage for even the "cool" street tires.
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