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RIPS plan on running MGAWOT III at the new strip opening at Masterton this weekend.

Previous first full event produced a 7.78sec run and several 7.8sec runs.

Rob and the boys at RIPS have done a few tweaks and allegedly Rob claims to have lost 5Kg!

So what are the predictions for this weekend?

My offer is 7.6sec.
 

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No one else offering a guess?
 

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i'll be more specific , 7.68..........
best of luck Rob and the team .
 

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1st test pass 7.84 @ 176mph with an 0.05 second RT
2nd run all out of shape and heading for wall, cruised through for an 8.4.
Report is that Track not very sticky and lots of small stones on it.
 

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Terminal speed is encouraging though.
 

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Robbie thinks he qualified in 1st spot for tomorrow (Sunday).

Everyone finding minimal grip on new surface.
 

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Rob won his class with a 7.77sec 181mph in final. He did a 7.78 as well. Still struggling for traction.
 

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I could be wrong, but fairly sure he did a 7.73 at some point - and PB trap of 183mph as well?

The new venue is pretty damn good, overall... considering it is so new and basically the first of a few phases of development due, and compared to other venues around - but it's a very unfortunate downside having all the stones in the pit road - 4WDs will be the only cars that have issues with them. I'm a bit concerned (but it would be understandable) that it wouldn't be worth the investment doing anything drastic to resolve it... though having people broom up near the start line area couldn't hurt.
 

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7.6 @ 182mph into a very strong head wind.

Best part is 8th mile in 5.00 @ 151mph off a very soft 60ft of 1.26 (due to lack of grip), thats getting very close to being "on the money"

If we could match the top GTR 60ft of 1.15 and no head wind, that 7.6 would be knocking on world record pace.

I'll stay on the small 26 x 10 tyres, E85 pump gas and the old school GT45/47 turbo for now, I think there is a 7.5x/185 to be had with this combination.

Rob
 
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