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Old 05-16-2017, 08:50 AM   #141
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Autocross is a lot faster pace than anything on the track. I was getting told to slow my hands down when we were at Shenandoah last year (that was just over a year ago, BTW!) but my instructor said it was obvious that autocross helped the car control skills.

I'm now looking forward to a ride in the Camaro :D Wells Fargo allows a bit more room for the car to stretch its legs, should be fun
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Autocross is a lot faster pace than anything on the track. I was getting told to slow my hands down when we were at Shenandoah last year (that was just over a year ago, BTW!) but my instructor said it was obvious that autocross helped the car control skills.

I'm now looking forward to a ride in the Camaro :D Wells Fargo allows a bit more room for the car to stretch its legs, should be fun
Yeah time really flies, doesn't it? Amazing how long it's been already.

I'm curious to see what you think of it. Without Recaros, it's going to be a little messy inside
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:25 PM   #143
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I rode in a C5 Vette... that had seats like a leather couch... I'm sure your car is an improvement, haha
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:30 PM   #144
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I rode in a C5 Vette... that had seats like a leather couch... I'm sure your car is an improvement, haha
Haha I know what you mean...they are better than the C5, but the lateral bolstering leaves a ton to be desired.

At least now the Camaro guys know for sure that all factory Recaros come with the heating and cooling to let me do a plug and play someday.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:35 AM   #145
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So the NJ Pro was not a very successful event for me. No trophy and pretty mediocre driving. I was off pace for all of Saturday, I looked at data and video and knew I was massively under-driving. I went out on Sunday and picked up a full second on the left side to be within a couple of tenths of the leader. I knew there was a bit more time on that side, but I got a red light and over-drove a bit. The right side... what a poor performance. I was actually pretty decent compared to most of my competitors on the right side through Saturday, but I red lit a decent run. On Sunday I drove like an idiot, I lost 4 tenths in one corner by going too slowly trying to "diamond" the corner which bogged the engine on the exit. I unfortunately never realized what a mistake I was making on the right side finish, I was doing the same "too slow, bogging the engine" stuff because I was staring at the apex cone for too long and not opening up the corner entry to carry a bit more speed. Oh well, lessons learned and on to the next event!

Autocross on the Pocono infield road course on Saturday and Sunday I'm co-driving my dad's Fiesta ST at the PA Farm Show lot. A week off for spectating a rally, then off to Toledo for the Toledo ProSolo!

I'm dropping the RS off at the dealer for this Tuesday to finally have my transfer case leak fixed, so I shouldn't have any more little leaks Thankfully the leak was extremely minor, maybe a few drops every few thousand miles, but it made a mess.

Here are some pics from the NJ ProSolo

Gridded up and ready to rock on Saturday morning:


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Pretty sweet 280Z:




I snapped a quick pic of a buddy on course, he just happened to hit a cone
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:36 AM   #146
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Fastest left side run:
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:05 PM   #147
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1jLhjx7oYg
(right side clean)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6PAwY1zzfY
(right side red light... **** the stupid ABS engineers at Ford. I hit "panic assist" right after the slalom and the car decided to just park itself)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnt9xTmpCxw
(left side clean)
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That 280z was at the autocross i went to last weekend! Super cool

Glad you're using that warranty!
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:17 PM   #149
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That 280z was at the autocross i went to last weekend! Super cool

Glad you're using that warranty!
Unfortunately they blew up a u-joint out in Toledo during practice starts so they didn't get to run

Yeah, may as well use it, haha. That's the only reason to buy a new car, IMO...
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A fairly successful weekend at Devens, however it was also frustrating... I didn't preregister so it was a race against the clock to show up before 7 PM on Friday. I left work at 12 noon on the dot and arrived at 6:54. CT has some truly horrendous traffic, apparently.

Saturday I had time according to data but after hitting 12+ cones in one incident (in which they only gave me a penalty of 5 cones, kinda disappointed by that ) I just needed a safe clean run. Lymerock didn't manage to put together a clean run but his scratch times were class leading.

Sunday I was frustrated because I left 8 tenths on the table according to data. I ran a faster scratch time with two huge mistakes that cost me 0.55 and 0.32 seconds. Super frustrating knowing that I could have finished better than 4th. I still trophied, but I know I left a lot of time out there. A LOT of BS was stuck around the same sort of time in the low 61 seconds, too bad we didn't have such a close battle on day 1!

Here's my Saturday fast run:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIeSf1WFLVs

Saturday's 12+ cone incident:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOyA2tTierY

Sunday's clean run:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAXvA-j4C9U

Sunday's crappy run with fantastic sector times:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsQhHgLjbH0
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A fairly successful weekend at Devens, however it was also frustrating... I didn't preregister so it was a race against the clock to show up before 7 PM on Friday. I left work at 12 noon on the dot and arrived at 6:54. CT has some truly horrendous traffic, apparently.

Saturday I had time according to data but after hitting 12+ cones in one incident (in which they only gave me a penalty of 5 cones, kinda disappointed by that ) I just needed a safe clean run. Lymerock didn't manage to put together a clean run but his scratch times were class leading.

Sunday I was frustrated because I left 8 tenths on the table according to data. I ran a faster scratch time with two huge mistakes that cost me 0.55 and 0.32 seconds. Super frustrating knowing that I could have finished better than 4th. I still trophied, but I know I left a lot of time out there. A LOT of BS was stuck around the same sort of time in the low 61 seconds, too bad we didn't have such a close battle on day 1!

Here's my Saturday fast run:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIeSf1WFLVs

Saturday's 12+ cone incident:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOyA2tTierY

Sunday's clean run:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAXvA-j4C9U

Sunday's crappy run with fantastic sector times:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsQhHgLjbH0
Was part of the cone hitting the course layout?
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I've been following Vorschlag's Focus RS review/project, and they just announced that they released their camber plates!

https://vorshlag-store.com/collectio...plates-perches

Figure that may be of some interest to you.

(their thread on the RS, albeit slightly negative)
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"slightly" negative

I am unfortunately not allowed to used camber plates in my autocross class... and the RS is gone anyway. I'll have a new thread up soon-ish maybe. Thanks for looking out though, bro
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I am unfortunately not allowed to used camber plates in my autocross class... and the RS is gone anyway. I'll have a new thread up soon-ish maybe. Thanks for looking out though, bro
That man is so harsh in reviewing cars I think I have grown accustomed to it. His rants on the car being "over-hyped" were completely unnecessary, however, as that is a complaint based on an arbitrary assumption.

Best of luck with your new project!
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so this seems like the appropriate place for it... I ran an RS at the Oscoda ProSolo and finished 2nd in class but won the Super Challenge

Here's my fastest right side run (I tagged a cone in the slalom on the return): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQYGJjG_HZ0

and my codriver's fastest right side run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gAArvx-O0A

My fastest left side run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMkYTBZb-XU

and my codriver's fastest left side run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Ro7IyNKSI

Here are my two Super Challenge final round runs with data:

right side (first run): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqNnauB2Ohs

left side (second run): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnTY5srGRTo

Here's a compilation of all of the Super Challenge rounds, from my point of view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBf2KsgvgYI
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Great result! Course looked super short.
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Yeah, less than 30 seconds on each side.
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I finished 3rd at the ProSolo Finale which put me third for the year in the championship. Not a bad result

Here's my fastest runs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EszWj-TGI7M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ISos4ZK1Y
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I finished 3rd at the ProSolo Finale which put me third for the year in the championship. Not a bad result

Here's my fastest runs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EszWj-TGI7M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44ISos4ZK1Y
Congratulations! That's excellent! You can drive, man!
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