Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

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Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

Post by 4agedub » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:18 am

Zwartkops post race report

After last weekends test session we knew superbug 110 needed some serious suspension setup. Fellow racer Derek van der Merwe came to our aid with scales and gave the bug a proper corner weight setup.

Saturday morning practice saw the beetle 2nd quickest on track with a 1:11,011 which we were quite happy about. We dialed in a little more rear brakes and then waited for qualifying.

Qualifying saw a full field of 45+ cars out on track at the same time. The traffic on track was really bad!!! I managed to get one clean lap before the session was red flagged. That lap was good for 2nd on the grid.

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Race 1. The pole sitter managed to put himself into the wall on the warmup lap. He managed to get going again and retook the pole position. I managed to get into the lead on lap 1 by passing the leader on the outside of turn 4 with a turbo polo close behind the bug. Three laps in the bug's boost pipe decided to shoot off which left the bug with zero boost. This meant a dnf for race 1.

https://youtu.be/1DXgEZFpeoc
https://youtu.be/YLAgtZcS_zw

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Race 2. Race distance was shortened from 8 to 6 laps due to sunset. We Started at the back of class A. 13th position. The beetle had an absolutely amazing start and lap after lap made up positions and finished 3rd on track. Race 2 also saw the beetle put up fastest lap of the race.

https://youtu.be/LdCa_259Fu0

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A big thank you to everyone involved. For the first year of racing superbug 110 it has surely been a good race season. Even with a dnf in race 1 we have extended the class championship lead to 13 points.

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Re: Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

Post by FJCamper » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:54 pm

You guys are too good.

Be aware that crowd of mechanics and drivers waiting for you just off track might not be there to congratulate you. If they have cake, stop. If they have tire irons, just keep on driving.

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Re: Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

Post by 4agedub » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:25 am

:lol: Yup, we have noticed that the fellow competitors aint friendly anymore. It's funny what a little bit of competition can do. :lol:
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Re: Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

Post by Tony Z » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:52 pm

its not the competition, its the fact they are being shown the ropes by a beetle

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

Post by buildabiggerboxer » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Exactly right^^^^, the rule book and protest money appear as soon as you shake the tree. even the driving standard deteriates when its a VW being the bully for a change. good, keep on worrying the establishment and congrats.

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Re: Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

Post by H2OSB » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:08 pm

It will be interesting to see if there are any other Beetles out there next season

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Post by H2OSB » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:08 pm

It will be interesting to see if there are any other Beetles out there next season. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.

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Re: Superbug 110 Post race report Zwartkops 17 June 2017

Post by 4agedub » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:29 am

Unfortunately there is not many beetle race cars left. We own two that circuit race in the open series. There is one that still race in the historic series and there is one being built that will also race in the historic series.

Just for a comparison, here's the Zwartkops lap times for all the air cooled beetles that has raced on the new circuit.
https://s14.postimg.org/942qo1as1/beetl ... _times.jpg
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