Home Forums Road Racing BRC 250 Twin Video at Grattan – July 2014

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  • #31638

    Bryan Blair
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    I finally loaded my video from Grattan onto You tube. I was able to run a 1:17.7 lap, with some chassis tuning I should improve on that. As you can see from the video I wasnt able to get into the throttle in several areas of the track. With some chassis tuning and sticky tires I might be able to get close to the 250 track record, 1:15.9. My buddy Dave Reid edited the video for me, he made the rear camera look like a rear view mirror. Thanks Dave

    Let me know your thoughts on the vid. Thanks

    #31643

    tony zambos
    Participant

    Great video. Will there be anoher one from this weekend’s Blackhawk?

    #31650

    John Benson
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    Nice vid and drive ! Kart looked like it was working well ,maybe a tad loose? What chassis is it?

     

    #31696

    Bryan Blair
    Participant

    Ton y – I wont be at Blackhawk this weekend. I’m planning on MIS and Gingerman.

    #31697

    Bryan Blair
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    John- Its a Nemisis chassis. I was loose and 4 wheel drifting. I guess its kinda hard to see that in the video. There are several areas of the track that I cant put the power down. Its only my 3rd race with this kart, so we have some development / tuning to do. This thing eats brake pads!! I’m using the Red EBC pads. Are there better pads for wear?

    #31722

    John Benson
    Participant

    I run the Red power pads ( soft)from Pierre Hung (?) and I’m not going as fast as you but they last really well .I would think you could get 2 races out of them.I have his contact info if you need it.

    #31780

    Reggie Brown
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    Great video Bryan! Really happy to see someone running a twin. Is that Frank or Derek’s old kart?

    Regarding pads, we run a green EBC and they seem to hold up pretty well.

    #31803

    Bryan Blair
    Participant

    Thanks Reggie – We got the kart from Riley, I dont know who owned it prior to that?
    I’ll have to look into the brake pads. Seems like most wear quickly.

    #31804

    Bryan Blair
    Participant

    John – send me Pierre’s info. Thanks

    #31841

    Jason Santander
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    Cool vid bryan, you got the black Nemesis? I had my eye on rileys white one for a long time. Just couldn’t justify it, hardly any opportunities to run desirable tracks here in Norcal. Absolutely love the 250 twins.

    #31846

    Sam Zavaglia
    Participant

    I think I know that kart well.

    Riley stepped out of it after qualifying and let me jump in it at Miller Motorsports Park in 2009.

    I started rear of field since I didn’t qualify it and won the race for 250 Twin.

    My god that kart was quick in a straight line at such high altitude, credit to Riley.

    2009 USKGP Winner.

    #31865

    Bryan Blair
    Participant

    Jason – yeah we got the black one. My buddy bought the white one but it hasnt moved from his garage.

    Sam – That’s awesome. Give me some help with set-up. Send me your info.. Thanks

    #31904

    Jason Santander
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    Trust me bryan, I wanted that kart, but it would end up sitting for months at a time. Just not much opportunities to run it  here.  I got a new bike instead and it’s opened up new opportunities. But nothing beats 4 wheels for sure.

    #31912

    Bryan Blair
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    Jason – yeah we are lucky to have a bunch of awesome tracks and road race series in the mid-west.

    #31940

    Dan Davis
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    I use PowerPad blue pads all the way around on my Anderson Maverick CR250 w/dual rear disk and depending on the track they last for a few race weekends at least.

    On my TZ250 powered P1 equipped with VDot brakes (single disk 6 piston rear caliper) which are similar to Kelgate brakes, I use blue pads in the front and gold in the rear.  The P1 always had too much rear bias for me with whatever pads came with the kart in the rear and the gold improved that issue.  The pads on it wear similarly to the Anderson.

    One track I typically run on, Lake Afton,  has very long strait (.8 mi. or so) with a 45 mph 90 deg. + turn at the end that really pushes the brakes…..the P1 with me in it weighs approx 500 lbs……I’ve gained a few pounds over the last few years.  ;-)

    Pierre has a few compounds, give him a call to see what he has to offer.  The work very well for me.

    #32210

    Bryan Blair
    Participant

    Dan – thanks for the info. I’ll give Pierre a call.

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