Friday, September 18, 2009

Redline Time Attack - Autobahn article

Back in June I competed in my first Redline Time Attack event. I emerged with a 2nd place finish in my class and my first ever real podium. I sent in an article that included the last minute changes I made in the preceding week and covered my experience at the event. And the RTA staff decided to post it to their homepage! Direct link to the article below; check it out!

Redline Time Attack!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gingerman Report - NASA TTB wins and track record!

Click HERE for video.

First ever trip to Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI.

I ran a little on Friday at the test-n-tune day just to get a feel for the track. I actually cracked some exhaust brackets and had to head to the trackside shop for some welding!

Saturday I started out in the 1:36x range. I made a few suspension adjustments to help dial in the car per the advice from John Mueller. Ended with 1:34.2 and 1st in TTB.

Sunday I decided to toss on my new tires and go for my best lap in the noon session. Came away with a 1:32 flat even though I blew a corner by overbraking and had to downshift and probably lost a good .02. That time was good enough for the 2nd fastest TT time of the day - out of 23 cars.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Friday - Test-N-Tune @ Gingerman

Went up a day early to Gingerman as it would be a new track for me. Ran into some issues midday Friday. My exhaust brackets literally cracked; both in the rear and at the downpipe! Was fortunate to have a trackside shop to do some quick welding!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wow, the joys of car maintenance!

Check out the calipers -->
The top is a nearly new stock red Brembo caliper. The lower is my RF caliper which has been discolored from high braking temps on the track! A true badge of honor!

Last night I switched in new front Hawk pads, new front rotors, switched in 1 new front caliper, switched out the tires and bled all the brakes with AMSOIL DOT4. Whew....