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TQCs at Bremerton

Hi guys.  I had a great time at Bremerton.  Very fun putting faces to
e-mails, socializing, and talking cars.

There have been a few posts on the joy everyone experienced yesterday, so I
won't recount it... except for clarifying at least what two TQC owners
(myself included) did yesterday.  Both Peter Lindy and I have modified cars
with more boost (I didn't realize that Peter's was this way until I couldn't
lose him on the straight).  We could have, and may have reached 127 mph
(yeah right) at the end of the straight (I was on the S4's tail all the way
down on at least one run), but then we couldn't shed enough speed going into
turn one to set up properly for the turn.  We don't have near the braking
power of the S4 (even though it's a heavier car).  The proper line through
turn one/two is critical because it's goes into the second longest straight
away on the track.  We were having fun working on our consistency and
concentration.  BTW, Peter is one of the nicest guys you'll meet and a rally
racer (with quite a few races under his belt) to boot.

It's amazing.  The more "easy" we took it around the track, the faster our
lap times were.  That's why we PASSED the S4 after starting out at the end
of the run group.  I has taken many track days for me to realize that it's
more important to concentrate on smoothness and consistency than speed.  I
know that was the first thing the lead instructor always stresses, but it
takes awhile to sink in.

I hope everyone had a great time at Bremerton.  It is a fast and fun course,
and I think this events attendees were the best group we've had (attitude,
enthusiasm, and driving skill) since I've been attending these events
(everyone except the first).

I hope to see you all again at PIR at the next NWQC event (or sooner if ya'
run with the fast boys!).  Hopefully, I'll have replaced my leaky wastegate
diaphragm so that everyone will quit thinking either: a) A jet is taking
off.  b) A cat is in "season" and is wailing to announce it!


John Karasaki

The Karasaki's, proud owners of AUDI automobiles

1981 Coupe
1982 TQC
1984 5000S Wagon
1990 V8