RMW Smashes Buttonwillow Track Record!!!

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  1. minimark

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    #1 minimark, Mar 13, 2011
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    Ian Stewart driving the Revolution Mini Works GP smashes the Buttonwillow Mini Cooper track record today!!

    New record: 1:58.849

    Track configuration: 13 CW

    Details to follow! :)
     
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    Which configuration?
     
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    13 CW

    Edited into first post.
     
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    Obviously a record is good, but how much time does 'smashes' equal? What are some times of other vehicles? etc?
     
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    I can't wait to here Ian's account as from what I could see he was held up a little on that lap. Great day for sure and man was he flying. There are still a few things to sort out with the car and for sure there is more in it. Hell, it still has the small pulley on the car :lol:

    There were two Rotrex cars flying in that group. The RMW car and a crazy 400hp Miata. It was awesome to see a couple Rotrex powered cars killing it!

    Longboard
     
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    We know you meant the big pulley! :D
     
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    300 + miles of driving up and back and a day in the sun :lol:

    Yes, I meant big pulley.
     
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    Wow, that's fast. My warmed-over R53 gave me a 2:12 out there on a good day.
     
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    Yep very fast and this is a street car and Jan's daily driver. From what I understand this being their first run in it in earnest, they are just scratching the surface of things to come...:)
     
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    Well you can't see much cause the camera is mounted to low (as high as my mount would go) and it's basing it's light sensitivity on the back of the seats but here is the incar video. I tried to figure out start and finish and start and stop it close. I missed by 1.2 seconds but you get to see the M3 that held me up... I sat down and figured it out. This was only my 5th full lap every at buttonwillow so I've got a couple cautious lifts in there...
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nevpwLhfaIA]YouTube - Time Attack Mod FWD RMW Rotrex 1.8L Mini Cooper Buttonwillow 1:58 Lap[/ame]
     
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    Congrats Ian!
    I think this car has a video jinx on it.
     
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    Still a cool video, the BMW had to have cost you a second or two....
     
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    Congrats! Ian, you're a kick*z driver, with a wicked ride. Can't wait to see more hijynx!
     
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    **** I had know idea that guy held you up that bad. I could se you catching them but from the tower I couldn't that back part of track. When I could see you I could here you were still on it so I didn't think he held you up that bad.

    Amazing you did that time with that guy holding you up so much.

    Longboard
     
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    OK, so what was the old "record" and who held it before it got "smashed"?
     
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    Taking nothing away from Ian's skill as a hot shoe here...

    This new "record". Was this a sanctioned event or just an open track day?

    Who is the sanctioning body?

    Did this MINI and the MINI that set the record before both run in the same class?

    Lets be sure we are comparing apples to apples here please.
     
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    #20 minimark, Mar 16, 2011
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    Nathan it was a "Redline Time Attack", exactly apples to apples.. ;)

    The Mini that held the record we all know and it is a very light pure racing Mini while the RMW Mini is still a street legal, daily driven car down to the cup holder..weighing a good 500 pounds more than the previous record holder.
     

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