Sunday, May 17, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Two weeks ago (a bit delayed on this post....), we kicked off our 2015 ProSolo season in the C-Street Scion FR-S. I had some new suspension bits to try out for this race as I installed the newly-discovered TRD springs and ARBs that are port-installed options for the FR-S. It would also be my first time driving the FR-S to an event...and I picked a 1,600mi round-trip journey to try it out....
|New TRD Springs and ARBs for the FR-S|
We had consistent dry weather throughout the weekend so it was a clean battle in the 12-car C-Street class. I started off the first heat in 2nd place with a not-so-great 0.7s margin to Chris Harvey and his 2009 MX-5. The tire sizes that we tested and decided on at the practice course the day before did not translate to the transitions-heavy ProSolo course. The car was very out-of-phase and imbalanced in slaloms especially. I decided to go back to the tire size I ran in College Station and go up in overall damping to account for the stiffer roll rates from the TRD parts. It was instantly much much better and I moved into 1st place after the 2nd heat. On Sunday, I had my work cut out for me as Chris Harvey immediately chopped off large chunks of time to take the lead by about 0.5s before the final runs. I dropped in a 45.8s on my last left side run which brought me to within one tenth of the lead but still in 2nd. On the last run, I need to improve on my 46.082 right-side run to win. I came in with a 45.846 and was able to take the win by 0.161s! It was a very tight battle that I fully expect will continue throughout the year.
On to the Challenges and the highlight of the weekend which was my Dad getting picked for the Bonus Challenge and then marching through to take the win! He drove great and the extra seat time I think really helped to "seal" the improvements he made over the weekend. My attempt at the Super Challenge ended in the first round unfortunately. On to the Spring Nationals in Lincoln over Memorial Day!
|Dad staged for his runs on Sunday|
|Our FR-S in impound at my class win|
My onboard video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPBht8ux39g&feature=youtu.be
Thanks to Yaw Moment Racing's partners:
- Evolution Performance Driving Schools: "Building Champions since 1993"
Friday, May 1, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
|Wet car, damp track in store for Day 2|
Here is onboard video from my fastest runs:
Thanks to my parents and Ali for the help all weekend. The team heads to Blytheville, Arkansas over May 1-3rd for our first ProSolo of the season. This is a re-schedule of the event that was cancelled back in March. In it's current setup, the car was a bit tight overall and sluggish in slaloms, but gave us a decent starting point for the season. With the newly discovered TRD port-installed spring and anti-roll bar upgrades, I will be making a big change to the setup this weekend. We will see how the car reacts to the new parts (should be good...) and then I can tune around the new baseline setup that we will run in Blytheville. Now for some wrench time in the shop...!
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Been radio silence here for a bit, but will have some updates soon. Today is our first event in the C-Street Scion FR-S and we had a solid field of 14 cars enjoying the Texas concrete. We lucked out with dry weather today and overall I am pleased with how it went. After finding time with different shifting strategies and generally getting used to the car on a higher speed course, I'm sitting in 1st with a 6 tenth lead. It should be a bit lower speed course tomorrow and possibly wet so that may shakes things up!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The ESP Camaro is still for sale after a recent deal fell through (not b/c of an issue with the Camaro) - come get it for $13,750 or make me an offer I can't refuse. I also have lightly used tires that I can work into the race ready package.
eBay Ad: http://www.ebay.com/itm/161641538078?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Tire Ad: http://www.roadraceautox.com/showthread.php?51274-New-335-30ZR18-Hoosier-A7s-for-Sale-Used-Hoosier-A6s-for-Saled
Thursday, March 5, 2015
|NO, NEIN, NEE, NON, NAI, NEI, NIET|
|Snowy Arkansas after THOR|
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
It's mainly SCCA National Solo events so far. Hopefully I will be adding some track related events later in the year after I get some equipment sold.
2015 Racing Schedule
FEB 21: Teach EVO Phase One driving school
FEB 22: Arizona Border Regional Local AutoX in Marana, AZ
MAR 7-8: SCCA Blytheville ProSolo in Blytheville, AR
April 10th: Teach EVO Advantage at College Station Tour
April 11-12: SCCA Solo Texas Championship Tour in College Station, TX
MAY 22-23: SCCA SpringNationals ProSolo in Lincoln, NE
MAY 24-25: SCCA Spring Nationals Championship Tour in Lincoln, NE
JUN 6-7: SCCA Mineral Wells ProSolo in Mineral Wells, TX
SEP 5-6: SCCA ProSolo Finale in Lincoln, NE
SEP 10-11:SCCA Solo Nationals in Lincoln, NE
*TBD Various local autocrosses and testing sessions