12/28 @ Lakeland - The autocross at the end of the decade.

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Postby Loren » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:30 pm

Pretty good day in spite of the occasional drizzle. It really wasn't that bad, and at least it was plenty warm!

Results are up on the website.

Where's all the photographic and video evidence???
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:02 pm

Good course. Would comment something about the weather but I know what kind of comments will be made :rolling: . I wasn't expecting FTD with that super decked out Miata and driver here this morning. I also wanted to gauge how I would stack against some national trophy drivers and was happy with my results.

p.s - Ken, take it easy on M4, you gonns scare the competition away.

My 31.295 run.

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Postby Loren » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:11 pm

Ken's in S4, which he walked all over. His last run was magical. 3rd in PAX amongst some some heavy-hitters!
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:21 pm

Well he should be in M4 then!
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Postby Van48 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:38 pm

Great Course! Has a great time!
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Postby Loren » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:48 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:Well he should be in M4 then!
When S4 is on their game, they are faster than M4. M4 has better suspension, but has that 205 tire limit and no LSD. Sometimes that matters.
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Postby RedBRZ80 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:52 am

Coned away my 3 fastest runs 31.8, 31.5. 31.6. Was fun giving rides to first timers and showing them the ropes.
Pretty neat little site, only 40 minutes from the house. Thanks again, well run as always.


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Postby AScoda » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:02 am

Was a fun course. Would have liked more than one chance at it in the dry, though. Technically I had two, but on my first run, I was conducting a very scientific experiment on how many of those short cones I could get stuck under my car. The answer is all of them.
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Postby Native » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:24 pm

Well, that was fun! We got pretty lucky with the weather, given what could have been.
Much appreciation for all the assistance we got from the masses, and especially Gene, Ryan, and Kyle (and others I may have missed) for help with packing up at the end of the day.

And even more appreciation to Gene for the co-drive. :notworthy: Awesome car that neither of us really found the limits for - it's stock and totally capable of FTD if driven well. My first run was my fastest, and I couldn't repeat it try as I did. I'm thinking it was truly a matter of pushing harder and sucking less (I can see on Dan's vid that I was too wide in a couple of places and that only served to add distance).

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Postby CaptainSquirts » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:53 pm

Native wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:24 pm
And even more appreciation to Gene for the co-drive. :notworthy: Awesome car that neither of us really found the limits for - it's stock and totally capable of FTD if driven well. My first run was my fastest, and I couldn't repeat it try as I did. I'm thinking it was truly a matter of pushing harder and sucking less (I can see on Dan's vid that I was too wide in a couple of places and that only served to add distance).

Happy New Year!
Don't let Drew drive it. We might end up having a "Freakin' Drew and his freakin' Porsche." situation.
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Postby RedBRZ80 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:54 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:
Native wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:24 pm
And even more appreciation to Gene for the co-drive. :notworthy: Awesome car that neither of us really found the limits for - it's stock and totally capable of FTD if driven well. My first run was my fastest, and I couldn't repeat it try as I did. I'm thinking it was truly a matter of pushing harder and sucking less (I can see on Dan's vid that I was too wide in a couple of places and that only served to add distance).

Happy New Year!
Don't let Drew drive it. We might end up having a "Freakin' Drew and his freakin' Porsche." situation.

I need in on this Porsche situation. Will trade rides for a run or 2.


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Postby aw614 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:06 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:
Native wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:24 pm
And even more appreciation to Gene for the co-drive. :notworthy: Awesome car that neither of us really found the limits for - it's stock and totally capable of FTD if driven well. My first run was my fastest, and I couldn't repeat it try as I did. I'm thinking it was truly a matter of pushing harder and sucking less (I can see on Dan's vid that I was too wide in a couple of places and that only served to add distance).

Happy New Year!
Don't let Drew drive it. We might end up having a "Freakin' Drew and his freakin' Porsche." situation.
says mr ftd :rolling:
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:06 pm

RedBRZ80 wrote:
CaptainSquirts wrote:
Native wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:24 pm
And even more appreciation to Gene for the co-drive. :notworthy: Awesome car that neither of us really found the limits for - it's stock and totally capable of FTD if driven well. My first run was my fastest, and I couldn't repeat it try as I did. I'm thinking it was truly a matter of pushing harder and sucking less (I can see on Dan's vid that I was too wide in a couple of places and that only served to add distance).

Happy New Year!
Don't let Drew drive it. We might end up having a "Freakin' Drew and his freakin' Porsche." situation.

I need in on this Porsche situation. Will trade rides for a run or 2.


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Postby Jamie » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 pm

Really interesting course...had some serious challenges both in positioning the car and dealing with the pavement. I wouldn't mind seeing that again in another year.

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Postby Native » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote: Don't let Drew Steve drive it again.
FTFY
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Postby Evil MS3 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:10 pm

Nice event to end the season. Was fun bringing out the Speed3 for an event as it's been at least a year and a half since I stopped autoxing it after getting the Miata. New to order new tires for the miata so I can get back to chasing you guys in S4 again.
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Postby Van48 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:34 pm

Thx Steve it was a lot of fun. Looks like Daniel was fast and smooth through the left hand turn near station 3 by the entrance road, and that section was giving me issues should have pushed harder through there. Also was lifting too much in corners as Loren pointed out- i am going to address that.
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Postby aw614 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:05 pm

Here is my crappy run from yesterday
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