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Old 5 Sep 2013, 05:09   #1
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2KCup

I have entered myself into the 2Kcup basics of the class buy a under 2 litre non turbo car for under $2000 and get ready to race. You can check it out on www.2kcup.com.

Is anyone else here entered to do the events?

What car would people choose?

I went with a 1995 Mazda Lantis 2 ltr V6.
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Old 5 Sep 2013, 05:26   #2
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The SW20 MR2 seems to be the car to beat so far.
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Old 6 Sep 2013, 04:31   #3
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It sure does blueblood seemed to be pretty reliable which is the hard thing in the class. They sent out this morning that the grid is fully subscribed at 45 cars and there is a wait list.
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Old 11 Sep 2013, 20:45   #4
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I hear that a roll cage is 'optional'! Not sure if that is a good decision. I know that is a low cost class, but safety should always be paramount. Speeds will still be well over 100kph.
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I hear that a roll cage is 'optional'! Not sure if that is a good decision. I know that is a low cost class, but safety should always be paramount. Speeds will still be well over 100kph.
You just have to watch the follow to realise slow/small cars can still have a big shunt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...n1rhcSoA#t=465

Fast forward to 7.55

Now what wouldve happened if that car didnt have a cage?
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Exactly....! now imagine if that was a MR2 with half a roof 50mm from the top of your head! Would not end well.
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I went with a 1995 Mazda Lantis 2 ltr V6.

A colleague of a friend of mine is also entering this class in a Mazda Lantis. He's a pretty handy driver by all accounts. The grid looks massive and a hell of a lot of fun

Good luck FD
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I understand what you are saying re roll cages but 100's of cars are on track days that are uncaged. There is some good interest with full grids.

Thanks NZSTFan I will need some luck as I don't know if I will get to test at all before hand
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There is a big difference between a few cars on a track doing laps. Than a full grid each to their own start of a race.
That's my concern
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There is a big difference between a few cars on a track doing laps. Than a full grid each to their own start of a race.
That's my concern

I totally agree Brick. You are right. Once again. As always.

This is madness. People getting involved with the sport - memberships and licences up. What a strain this will put on the delicate mechanism of our wonderful governg body!

Articles in the Newspaper FFS!http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motoring/n...ectid=11127607

Where will it end?

These will be totally lethal rocketships what with less than 185hp

As long as the curb weight is under 1500kg, Engine size under 2000cc and its not making any more than 185hp from factory. It will most likely be accepted. It must be a car that was released before 1997 (1996 and before) and produced before 2000 (1999 and before).

For the life of me I can't see how running on road tyres would control speed particularly as the door is wide open for no modificaions.

This is so not the way forward! Drifting is how we capture the new generation. (Note to self, see if it is possible to get local club to arrange for a licence evening for the drift chappies since they are charging the door down)

Lets critisise this inititive to death and slather it with negativity.
Cost effective fun within motorsport? Pah!

That will be all.
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Old 23 Sep 2013, 22:16   #11
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Good post icarus, spot on with the point and expanding it in ways unwritten but intended. Well done on adding correctly and positivly to the thread. As always.
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Well brick I have been to lots of track days with 30+ cars and they had no problems in the first 2 races. We will see on Saturday who is right

Over 80 new licenses, organizers that get sponsor to offer discounts to competitors. I believe sabelt sold 15+ seats!
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So whats the verdict???

Looks like they had lots of cars, lots of new people and lots of fun....

Seems so good that there is a 2K Cup South island starting up now as well...

Last edited by CDM; 21 Mar 2014 at 01:34. Reason: Heaps not the best word, so changed to lots
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So whats the verdict???

Looks like they had lots of cars, lots of new people and lots of fun....

Seems so good that there is a 2K Cup South island starting up now as well...
From the looks of things it’s exactly as advertised by Icarus…. Big fields of new-to-the-sport drivers, all having a great time and driving fairly sensibly….. Must also say that I took a stroll through pits at HD and I can’t remember the last time I saw so many drivers who actually looke like they were enjoying themselves (plenty of smiles and from the sounds of things plenty of banter between the drivers).
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There are indeed loads of cars without cages and yes, accidents will always happen - but they also happen on the roads when you are mixing cars and bikes with trucks and utes going in opposite directions, not knowing whether or not the pilots have been drinking or even have a licence.

Just remember it is only in the last few years that saloon cars had any roll protection at all, even 5 and 6 litre cars, so were there 100's of deaths in motorsport pre cages?
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