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> The SpazEvo IX, Numero Dos!
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Posted: Jun 21 2017, 02:58 AM


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QUOTE (Spaz @ 7 hours, 53 minutes ago)
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Nice lap, looked hella fun man!

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Spaz
  Posted: Jun 21 2017, 08:59 PM


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QUOTE (Sensation! @ Yesterday, 10:19 PM)
You're making strides. Congrats on breaking the record again!
Damn I so badly want to sponsor you.

I blame the power and the new tires for that. The track was weirdly slippery and didn't have the confident feel it normally does. Others were feeling the same way so I know it wasn't the car. Both myself and the buddy I was racing all weekend feel like the track has 1:40s (and possibly 1:39s) in it for both our cars on a good weekend with ideal conditions and setups.

I'd still like to go as far as I can on the current setup before making any more major changes, but I'll let you know when that time comes.

QUOTE (xiao @ Today, 5:58 AM)
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Nice lap, looked hella fun man!

I just use what looks good! Didn't even realize it until you mentioned it. laugh2.gif

And thanks, it certainly is!
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  Posted: Jun 25 2017, 07:00 PM


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Last weekend was MAPerformance Proving Grounds at Brainerd International Raceway. I volunteered to work the event with Central Wisconsin Sports Car Club, and did some messing with the setup for the track time I did get, and did still compete in the the Triple Track Showdown.
I started out drag racing on Saturday afternoon. Not my favorite activity but I certainly won't label it as boring like some do. I dropped tire pressures and lowered front rebound to help get the car to hook off the line, which appeared to work. Cut a low 1.8 60', my best yet in the car, and turned a 12.7 at 105 that pass.

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The autox that evening was mostly dry to chase cones in, but by the time it came for me to run, it had poured. Noting a lack of low speed cornering compliance from the suspension, I set the rebound down to the recommended street setting to allow more roll onto the outside tires. While I'm sure it would have helped plenty in the dry, it was a godsend in the wet. While I took it somewhat easy, even as the surface began to dry along the racing line, the car felt very composed and predictable, which I used to my advantage where possible. Despite being the first time I've autox'd on this suspension, the car felt at home with the way things were set.

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Lastly, on Sunday, it came time for the usual benchmarking on the road course. I set the suspension to the usual settings and took a couple laps to warm up in the morning. The car seemed in order and just flat-out felt great so I decided to leave everything as-is going into the timed runs in the afternoon. I warmed up the tires on my first run, and went for it on the second, which immediately landed me in my goal range with a 1:41.39. I knew there was more in it from there, and went for it again on the second run, but was foiled by the heat in the tires, but ran a weirdly dead consistent 1:41.39. When my 4th run came after the break, I knew I had to make it count. The tires had a little heat in them still so I knew I could push right from the start, and I did. As corner after corner clicked into place I knew I had the lap together as I crossed the line, and there it was on the board; 1:40.96. Not as fast as I could have gone, but damn close.

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Took first in Super Street in the Triple Track Showdown and learn a lot about the car in the process. Overall, a very successful weekend.

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Right now the car is trapped in the garage for a new radiator to hope fully fix the cooling issues from Gingerman (which did not return at BIR) but after that it's all ready for Autobahn in Chicago this coming weekend, and then a nice long mid-season break that can't come fast enough.

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  Posted: Oct 1 2017, 02:19 PM


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So I noticed I've been slacking in here and figured I'd bring this thread up to speed.

Jumping way back to July, Gridlife Track Battle Round 3 at Autobahn Country Club. I went in with a new Koyorad radiator hoping to kill the overheating completely, and it certainly helped, but the sweltering July heat still continued to take its toll on the setup. Running the heater at full blast in the car is now a requirement on track. Overall the event went well, but with little time to learn each of the 3 track configurations at the facility, I was fighting a losing battle against my rival in the STi, with ABCC being his home track. There's a lot I can do behind the wheel as a driver, but with a car that refused to rotate in the multitude of tight corners and a rival with more seat time than I at the facility, driver mod alone isn't, and wasn't, enough. I took home 2nd at the event, but held onto 1st in season points. After some news of my proclamation that I was going to beat my rival in Atlanta reached him, he promptly proposed we put a wager on it; a signed dollar bet. The loser in Atlanta would have to sign a dollar and give it to the winner. I did not produce video and have no photos from this event.

Fast forward to Atlanta, and the car was untouched other than some adjustments to the alignment to fix prior discrepancies and increase aggression. I had intended to make some further modifications but budget on those fell through with my purchase of a tow vehicle; a 2007 Touareg TDI, equipped with a V10 twin turbo diesel and all the comfort I could need to ensure easy transits to and from events.

I showed up to Road Atlanta ready to go. Well rested, videos reviewed, virtual practice complete, I wasn't about to lose a dollar... Or the season points chase. The battle, both for points, for the track record, and for that dollar, was on from the start. Friday morning in practice, chasing my rival, we both ticked off some 1:41s, with him slightly ahead in the standings. By Friday evening, we were burried in the mid 1:40s, with me in the lead by just 2 tenths.

Saturday morning came, and with it, lower temps and more speed. I shaved more time off on my first hot lap, with predictive timing showing a possible low 1:39, when the yellow flag dropped in turn 11. Hoping it was a minor caution, I decided to continue pushing, but as I crested turn 11 I had to resolve to release the throttle... A car had lost it at the exit of 10b and hit the wall under the bridge, blocking the pit entrance and littering the track with debris. They called the session off entirely for cleanup, and my first chance at a record lap was gone, as temperatures would rise throughout the day. My second session, however, saw another car in the wall on the first hot lap, this time in turn 1/2. Cleanup was minimal, and after sitting in hot pit for the duration of the cleanup, they sent us out with a simple message; we're giving you guys one more lap this session, make it count... And I did. Despite the heat, despite the heatsoak the radiators, the brakes, the tires, and everything else had been through in the pit, I rattle off a 1:39.8, fast enough to keep the lead on my rival, again by 2 tenths. That afternoon, I would content with traffic and go no faster. However, my rival did not have the luck of dealing with just traffic. Coming up the back straight, he grabbed 5th gear, and that shift became permanent. The shift fork let go, jamming the transmission. His weekend was over.

Reluctantly, I accepted my dollar, but I still had one more order of business on Sunday morning; setting a proper class track record. It was the coolest morning of the weekend, the sun was partially obscured by haze to keep the track temps down, everything was in line. And I sent it. I missed my turn in into the esses but pushed through it, and set a blisteringly fast time regardless; 1:39.0. I'm upset that I missed the 38s with my mistake, but that's still an incredibly respectable time for a car at this prep level.

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So what's next from here? I ran at BIR at the beginning of September and will update here on that soon. As for Gridlife Track Battle? Only one event remains, back at Gingerman next weekend. I have all but clinched 1st place in season points, but there's still another bet to be one; a shoey. And I have no intention of drinking from my rival's shoe, so we'll give it our all one last time this year.

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