autocross video from Evergreen Speedway 5/07/2016

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  1. carcass

    carcass SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Heres one of my better passes at Evergreen speedway autocross in Monroe Washington on 05/07/2016 it was a 1.01 flat.
    as you can see the course was tight! My challenger had to have been the heaviest car there by about 1000lbs my buddies classic Nova (seen briefly in the beginning and end of the video) weighs 3400. There were 52 or so cars there total and I came in somewhere around 35. I felt ok about the day, given the course and the state of my now well worn Pirellis. there was a 71 two door Datsun with a 155 hp motor that went 55 seconds that day, most impressive car there. The winner went 54 seconds in an Evo. This was my second autocross in the car returning after four open road course runs.
    Autocross sucks in comparison to road course. Just not enough racing, and its slow. a day at the big track can net you 6 twenty minute sessions on a 2.5 mile course. a full 12 hour day at the autocross got me 16 one minute runs.
    Still fun though! and got to hang with some dang cool folks too.
     
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    carcass SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    image.jpeg also....
     
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    Oh Damm!! Nice! Looks like a challenging course for the Cat. In the same boat with the worn out Pirellis. That familiar wheel hop on launch.:(
     
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    Looks like fun and a lot of wheel work, making it hard to shift too. Wonder how it would have gone in the A8. Oh and I can't believe you let that girl lean on you car
     
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    That was one of the tighter courses I have seen. You definitely need to come to Deer Park in spokane for an event. Or, octocross at the spokane raceway. Or, we can go to Packwood and run an event on the big pad at the sawmill there. All 3 venues are huge and get fun tracks.
     
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    I tried a couple different times to go back to first gear for some of the tighter slower spots in the track and it always ended up in wheelspin or oversteer so I stayed in second gear to make my fastest runs
     
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    Even in the evo or my old accord, 1st was rarely needed for anything after the start.
     
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    I agree about time spent racing autox vs road course track days. Here locally we have other clubs than just the SCCA. They allow us to take our runs almost back to back, keeping tires hot and allowing us to get our driving over quickly. I usually work the first heat and drive the 2nd, then go home.

    That is definitely a slow course for a big car. I highly recommend tires to increase the fun factor on slow courses. ;)
     
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    Looks like lots of fun!!

    (And I'd let those girls lean on my car for as long as they wanted to ;))
     
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    Certainly looks challenging. Thank you for posting
     
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    Good advice on getting some new tires check out these new shoes!
    Nitto NT05's 275/40's all around. I'm stoked they are awesome on the street can't wait for the track!!!!!
     
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    I'm curious how they do. Be careful though. Once you start going sticky, you will never get enough. These cars need all we can squeeze in the wheel wells. Right now I'm running 295/35/20 Pirelli Corsa R compound tires on all 4s on 10" wheels. I think there is capability for 295 tires in the front on 10.5" wheels and 315 tires on the rear on 11" wheels. Just not sure yet if I'd go that big on the rear - fear of steady state understeer.
     
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    I thought about new rims and bigger tires for a long time. And I'd still like to go that way eventually. But these are a huge step up from the 3 season Pirellis. And I wasn't driving to the full limit of those, so I felt that a summer with s square setup of upgraded tires would take me a level up.
     
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