Re: Koni Yellows in H Stock--anybody doing this?
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I ask because in my SCCA region, I have to deal with the ex-Jack Burns 2007 national championship car (Koni FSD/H & R front sway/Hoosier A6) and another one set up nearly identically except slightly smaller front sway. Both of these guys are really good drivers who can afford the tire bill for much more seat time than I get, so I am looking for some other way to gain an advantage.
Okay, a couple of questions to the OP...
1. What are you running for tires, because if you're not on R-comps, it won't matter what shock you put in.
2. How far behind the leaders are you, specifically, how many seconds and how long is the course?
3. How many events per year do you attend? Seat time is king and if you are only attending a few per year, you could have F1 spec shocks and it won't help.
Tires: Hoosier A6, same as the other guys. Mine are nearly used up and will get replaced sometime in the coming season.
Time: At the last event of the season, I was just over 2 sec. behind the leaders, on a 47.3 sec (for me) course. This is a locale where we run the same course every time, so year-over-year course records are kept. A couple of years ago, Jack Burns set the H/S course record in a Mini at 44.5.
Events: I try to run every local event that I can. This usually totals 7-9 events/year. My competitors usually run at least that many more, out-of-region. A couple of years ago, they both went to the nationals and finished just out of the trophies.
I, too, prefer a more compliant set-up, but I am thinking of a bit of wisdom that I heard some time back from, of all people, Darrell Waltrip: "If you aren't the fastest guy out there and you follow the leader, you will follow the leader." My inclination is toward FSDs, but if someone has experience that indicates an advantage from Yellows, I might go that way.