Ian Stewart Sets new NASA TTC record at Road Atlanta

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  1. Jeff H

    Jeff H New Member

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    Ian was at it again this weekend running a 1:39.4 in traffic at Road Atlanta. He beat the old record by 2.5 seconds and the nearest competitor was 4 seconds behind. I'm beginning to think Ian's day job is for a certain TV show and he goes by a single name. I can tell you by some of the posts on the NASA forum there's a lot of people scratching their heads.:lol:

    Here's the lap.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJB_4UYMb8"]YouTube - TTC Road altanta[/ame]

    Hopefully the whole MINI community will be behind Ian when he goes for the TTC National Championship at Miller Motorsports Park in September.
     
  2. minispeedrcr

    minispeedrcr New Member

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    Looks good. see you at Miller.
     
  3. minimark

    minimark Well-Known Member

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    ....and some of the comments on the NASA forum were..

    ...D$mn that Mini was f-f-f-flying

    and

    .....that guy's got man bearings....

    Remember they were smoking Z06's and the like!!!!
     
  4. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Thanks for sharing and great job...

    Watching that video bring back my own memories of driving Road Atlanta, albeit, not as quick. That wall exiting 12 looks a lot less menacing on the video.
     
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    goaljnky New Member

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    Not bad. And with a parking ticket stuck to the windshield to boot. :yikes:
     
  6. Jeff H

    Jeff H New Member

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    Ian had a few new goodies in the form of the RMW Head and RMW Race Cam this weekend.:devil: If the table was already tilted before it is more so now. From what I hear there were quite a few people taking a very close look at the car trying to find out what made it tick.
     
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    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    Did Ian's car also have your Meth kit installed? The video sure was impressive.
     
  8. Jeff H

    Jeff H New Member

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    Ian has been running the RMW meth kit since before Homestead. I believe the car hadn't yet been tuned for the RMW parts before Homestead where he won the class and missed the class record by a hair. The car was remote tuned and significant revisions to the methanol system were implemented for Sebring.

    Remember, he's producing these times in the dead heat of summer.
     

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