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Author Topic: Hoosiers on traditional Vega tracks  (Read 4792 times)
sfreitas20
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« on: November 03, 2009, 10:28:44 AM »

The Vega tires still seem to have a strangle hold on a lot of the QMA tracks around.  We plan to test using Hoosiers for Junior Honda at our QMA track during practice sessions.  Has anyone else done this with success?  Should we start with a40 or a35s?  Any thoughts or suggestions from the more experienced members on here?
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009, 01:21:56 PM »

  Is the track asphalt or concrete? I feel we had better luck running against the vega using a35's on all concrete and the a40's on the asphalt with concrete corners. The a35 is pretty close to the same setup as the vega. The a40's we usually tightened the car slightly on entry with a stiffer right front spring.
   
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 02:19:39 PM »

The track is asphalt.  Thanks for the information!
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 02:23:36 PM »

How are the times with vega tire over the hoosier tire. I was thinking abut trying hoosiers at the winter nationals at ncqma at the end of the month.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 09:37:38 AM »

We have been able to duplicate the times of the vega's. We ran half of a practice session on the vega's and pulled the car in and slapped on the a35's and ran identical times under the same conditions. The a40's will do the same times just a lot later in the race. If the race stays green you will be much faster at the end.
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 08:52:15 AM »

We started to test the Hoosiers at Metro Atlanta QM, a few months ago and ran them last few races. They come in very quick and we were able to run down Vega cars passing. They last longer, we have found that they work better if heat cycled. Our track meets tonight to decide to go to USAC instead of QMA next year
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 09:37:34 AM »

Can't wait to hear the results of that meeting.  Would be awesome to have another USAC track here in the southeast. Keep us posted.
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