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Participated in my first SCCA Pro Solo event. If you haven't heard of this before, see the description below.

Take two parts autocross and one part drag racing, mix thoroughly and you get the Tire Rack® SCCA® ProSolo® Series. Drivers face off, side-by-side at a “Christmas Tree” start, before launching themselves down a straightaway and into mirror image autocross courses. Three rounds of class competition gives drivers 12 total runs, 6 on each course.

The cone gods weren't with me this weekend but I had a lot of fun. I PAX'd 162 out of 165 and it would have been a little higher if I didn't blow every run on Sunday. http://sololive.scca.com/OtherDir/PaxIndexOverall.html

Here's about my only clean run which had a darn near perfect reaction time.

 

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Have a nice day.

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You joke but I've seen it happen..

Snapped axles, blown motors, pieces ripped off, totaled with airbags deployed on some major upper 5 figure cars.

The guys who are serious may break something but they come on a trailer and are prepared for the expense. It's always the guy with the big new shiny toy with no skills who goes out with a lead food then realizes he has to turn and blows it. Or thinks he can floor it with his RWD in a turn, spins and crashes into something off the course.

What's worse is when a moron goes out there, spins and crashes through the timing equipment. Which should never happen as it's way far away from the finish cones.

It's one reason why I bought the Versa, cheap car. My daughter will probably get it next year and I'll pick up something I don't care about, like a used 90's V6 mini-truck and run it for fun. The Miata and Subaru classes are way too intense and competitive. I'm just out there for cone therapy.
 

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Not bad. Ive waned to do something like that myself. I did manage to go to a dyno day then found out they wont dyno cvts and when I did they say the results are skewed when I had my other car.

If I had to rerun that Id adjust the tire psi, launch at a lower rpm and when ziz zaging around and between the cones use the brakes while on the throttle in between them. Its hard to say, but you want to throw the weight up front so it steers better, but you are on the brakes and gas at the same time, left foot braking as they call it.
 

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Yes, after that run I dropped 4psi all around as they were way to high and were slipping.

The latter launches had much less wheel spin.

It's tough to tell but at times I let off the gas and or tap on the brake to load the fronts.

These are just UHP Summer Tires, Riken Raptor UHP from Tire Rack. 52.00 each. I'm not dropping serious cash for Hoosier slicks until my skill level gets way up there. Then again, it's a Versa and I won't be spending that kind of cash for tires on the car...
 

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It takes a good thousand miles to start to break in a tire. No, I like watching stuff like this and you just need some slight changes to do better. :nerd:
 

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The biggest thing is my heavy right foot. I was three seconds faster if I slowed down. However I red lighted so the run was done. Thus the reason I was driving slower.

I'm going to add some front and rear negative camber in the next month or so after the rear sway bar is sorted out. The sway may help with the front inside coming up and the camber will help with grip on the turns where I'm sliding.

I'm going to keep running the low cost UHP Summer tires until I can't shave any more time with driver skills improvement. Then I may fork out cash for a set of RE71's. I don't see Hoosiers in my budget anytime soon.
 

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Oh, well that explains it. I was going to say Id try to find the power band and use that gear and rev range for the salon part.
 
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