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Old 09-08-2019, 08:40 PM   #1331
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Do 3 owners/drivers bring a generator? or is an overnight charge good enough for a day of racing?

I'm sure their range goes to shit when racing
I did a track day with my low range (ie only ~200 miles max) Model S at Laguna Seca. See the photo - that’s me on the Corkscrew (man... it felt great to hit the line!).

Tesla brought Superchargers to the track, but I actually wasn’t able to use them (they were reserved for people that paid extra...) I had 2 sessions on the track (each was about 4 laps), plus a parade lap. I arrived at the track at about 86-87%, and left with about 40%. I went back to hotel to pick up my wife and daughter, and was able to charge for about an hour (at about 8kW) before heading out. We then hit a Supercharger in Gilroy - one of only 2 times I’ve had to wait for a Supercharger (a whopping 5 min...)
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:18 PM   #1332
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It's just 3 short runs. I'm sure there's more than enough power.

I'm curious what they charged to. 100 I guess.
There's a guy that's run a 3 in both morning and afternoon sessions at FedEX (4 runs each) and plugged into the Tesla Supercharger in the adjacent lot in between.

For a single driver at a Pro, up to 22 (I think) runs over the course of the two day event with a potential total of maybe 550 seconds at full throttle (realistically, probably no more than half that). At a Tour format, 6 runs per event with a potential combined total of 270 seconds at full throttle (realistically, probably no more than half that).

All my totally unbiased, fair, and completely sane criticisms of Tesla aside, that doesn't seem like it should be a problem.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:26 PM   #1333
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:06 PM   #1334
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Old 12-30-2019, 03:54 PM   #1335
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Whatever you call the opposite of a Christmas miracle befell our long-term Model 3 last Wednesday. Our staff photographer, Michael Simari, was at his parents' home for a holiday gathering in suburban Detroit with the Model 3 parked outside when he received an ominous push notification from the Tesla app that the car had "suffered a failure and will no longer drive." Welcome to the connected, digital era of automobiles?

Not only is this the first time we've ever had a long-term car suffer a catastrophic failure while parked, it's also an extraordinarily rare case of any car leaving us stranded, something unacceptable for any new vehicle, particularly one that costs $57,690 and with merely 5286 miles on the odometer. Even our problem-prone Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio was at least able to limp to the dealer following each one of its numerous issues.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...-while-parked/

When a car's stranding potential is compared to an Alfa...and the outcome is not favorable...
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:27 AM   #1336
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When a car's stranding potential is compared to an Alfa...and the outcome is not favorable...
Ill need to read and see what happened here.

On a related note is there an easy fix for the Model S ECU out of memory error?
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:07 PM   #1337
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Reclassified to SS, apparently, along with the GT3 and GT3 RS. Guess the SEB really doesn't want to see Teslas winning things.

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Old 01-02-2020, 03:26 PM   #1338
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Maybe with more tire. No way it can run with Shelbys and 1LEs.
Update:

The Tesla 3 won B Street this year. Top 10 of 53 BS cars at the 2019 Solo National Championships with times as follows:

1. 132.545 2019 Tesla 3
2. 132.615 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350
3. 132.670 2011 Lotus Evora
4. 133.179 2018 Focus RS
5. 133.726 2016 M2
6. 133.918 2011 1M
7. 134.241 2017 Camaro 1SS 1LE
8. 134.306 2006 Boxster S
9. 134.715 2019 Tesla 3
10 134.953 2006 Cayman S

It doesn't get much more diverse and tight than this.

Today (yesterday?), the SCCA reclassed the 3 Performance from BS up two levels to SS, the fastest stock-ish street tire class for 2020.
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:27 PM   #1339
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Reclassified to SS, apparently, along with the GT3 and GT3 RS. Guess the SEB really doesn't want to see Teslas winning things.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
LOL! Was doing 5 different things and very much got treed before clicking "submit reply"

edit- there was no official explanation included, unfortunately, and I haven't taken a look to see if there's anything unofficial anywhere, but I suspect wet weather ability was probably a big factor and seeing what OTA updates did played a role, too.

I do not think anyone wants to see Teslas not win. I think it's more along the line of "how do we fit them in without pissing off a much larger segment of members?"
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:45 PM   #1340
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"how do we fit them in without pissing off a much larger segment of members?"
I'm not seeing how that's different from "how do we prevent them from winning."

Pulling them out of BS makes some sense, I guess, though given the diversity in that class I can see the argument for leaving them there another year to see if they actually are some sort of overdog.

Putting them into SS with things like the GT3 RS is...
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