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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2021, 11:09:10 PM »
pretty disappointed for the Zman. he worked hard for that pass on StevieJ and deserved the win in today's race.

didn't get a proper look at it but seemed to be a decent whack for Fisher too :'(

the mountain is biting hard already this year.
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2021, 11:58:16 PM »
There seems to have been a lot of tyre failures in TCM.

Are the increasingly lightweight and powerful TCM's too much for the tyres.

Might be a time for a rethink about cutting the power back or updating tyres.
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2021, 03:21:04 AM »
Steve Johnson hit 294 down Conrod is what I am hearing, if so, that is faster then the Supercars isn't it?
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2021, 06:16:42 AM »
Steve Johnson hit 294 down Conrod is what I am hearing, if so, that is faster then the Supercars isn't it?

Marcus did 295.....don't know what the Supercars do? Glorious to see those 2 XD's smashing it up the front....

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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2021, 07:22:31 AM »
One thing is for sure. They’re the best sounding category that was on track yesterday.
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2021, 08:08:28 AM »
Steve Johnson hit 294 down Conrod is what I am hearing, if so, that is faster then the Supercars isn't it?

I heard MZ hit 295, SJ was "only" 280. Given they were only feet apart, not sure how there was that much difference in speed between the two.

Either way, some pretty impressive numbers.  MZ's car seems to have a fair bit more mumbo than Jnr's, even allowing for the tow he was getting.

Always love to see Jnr win, but MZ must feel gutted, he deserved the win in that race.


Marcus did 295.....don't know what the Supercars do? Glorious to see those 2 XD's smashing it up the front....

I think they peak out at 300 on the limiter, if they let them rev a bit more who knows what they might achieve
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2021, 10:18:31 AM »
Geez, another tyre failure for MZ at the same spot in this morning’s race. Setup too aggressive on camber is the thinking
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2021, 09:34:54 PM »
How good is this!!

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/29/tru-blu-tcm-falcon-meets-bathurst-1000-winner/?fbclid=IwAR1MDJHdUxl436lqa8DWjxYaUN4KvgMk6_S88HVv3Zi2220ij4DpCyWwuMI

Not sure why the TCM one gets to run the cowl? The Zukanovic one doesn’t.

You’d think some sort of “visual” honesty would still be required.

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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2021, 11:01:10 PM »
Junior goes alright in these things. JB speaks highly of him.

He could’ve had much better results during his Supercars career if he wasn’t so loyal to the family business. But I would have made the same call in that position.

I reckon Junior will clean sweep the weekend.

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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2021, 07:38:07 AM »
How good is this!!

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/29/tru-blu-tcm-falcon-meets-bathurst-1000-winner/?fbclid=IwAR1MDJHdUxl436lqa8DWjxYaUN4KvgMk6_S88HVv3Zi2220ij4DpCyWwuMI

Not sure why the TCM one gets to run the cowl? The Zukanovic one doesn’t.

You’d think some sort of “visual” honesty would still be required.



Zac and I spoke to them at SMP about this ( I have photos of Zac  posing with the car looking very impressed), the induction does actually run through the bonnet....shame, because I prefer the cleaner look!

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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2021, 06:35:54 PM »
Junior goes alright in these things. JB speaks highly of him.

He could’ve had much better results during his Supercars career if he wasn’t so loyal to the family business. But I would have made the same call in that position.

I reckon Junior will clean sweep the weekend.

and he would have if he didn't come and park at the Magnet's special XD carpark at Chase exit... got pics of both ZMan and SJ.
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2021, 07:18:51 AM »
Congrats to JB- still has it! :D

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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2021, 10:29:36 AM »
Disappointing to see SJ blow a tyre and miss the clean sweep. JB still the master of the old girls!

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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2021, 11:22:15 AM »
How good is this!!

https://www.speedcafe.com/2021/11/29/tru-blu-tcm-falcon-meets-bathurst-1000-winner/?fbclid=IwAR1MDJHdUxl436lqa8DWjxYaUN4KvgMk6_S88HVv3Zi2220ij4DpCyWwuMI

Not sure why the TCM one gets to run the cowl? The Zukanovic one doesn’t.

You’d think some sort of “visual” honesty would still be required.



Zac and I spoke to them at SMP about this ( I have photos of Zac  posing with the car looking very impressed), the induction does actually run through the bonnet....shame, because I prefer the cleaner look!

Bloody interesting that this has again become the best way - for these guys anyway.
It was only a few years ago that JB's Torana wasn't using the cowl for induction! This week we checked again, and he's back to it.

JB must be held in the ranks of Jim Richards now, just as an out-and-out racer who'll go until someone tells him to stop.
Any word on Jim? He was racing everything, and now isn't? Has age finally got to him?
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Re: TCM forum
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2021, 11:36:33 AM »
At 74, Jim is probably over Supercars, but could probably still run at the front in TCM or Targa.  ::)