gallery > Autox 01/15/23

I decided to go autocrossing at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, LA today.

I trailered my RS again to this event. This keeps the miles off the RS and eliminates the need to swap from street wheels/tires to my autox setup. I arrived at NOLA Motorsports Park around 8:20am. I then registered and passed tech. Delta SCCA split up the runs into (3) heats. My run group got to sit out the 1st heat for our break. I worked the 2nd heat. Then I ran my (6) runs in the final heat to complete the day. I ran in the Xtreme Street (XS-A) class.

Weather started with 42F in the morning, peaked with a high of 64F. The start was tricky for us AWD folk. Launch, let off the accelerator, pivot around the timer cones, then continue. Not all courses can be in our favor. Overall, I didn't do that bad not having autoxed since 04/24/22. I was hoping for top 10, but I ended up top 5! A little rough around the edges as you can see in the video, but it was a fun course!

Click on the pictures below to see the raw results, and the run results. Out of 92 drivers I had 5th fastest Raw time just 0.830 seconds behind FTD.

Notes for my 35.260 run:

All racers got 6 runs. My 6th run was my quickest. Hero run dropped 0.632 seconds from my 5th run, but it wasn't enough.

1. Tune+ W400 kit, full exhaust, JBR motor mounts, JBR shifter
2. Launch control ON at 5000rpm. ESC + Traction Control OFF. Track Mode. Sport Dampers off (MCS TT1 suspension).
3. Programming = RDU module programmed to Stock, ABS module programmed with Soft Drift to eliminate Ford's Brake Assist.
4. 275/35/R18 Falken Azenis RT-660 tires. Final hot pressures = 35 psi front, 24 psi rear. Camber = -3.1 front, -2.9 rear. Zero toe F/R.
5. Front MCS shocks at 15 out of 18 clicks, and the rear at 9 out of 18 clicks.
6. Little under 1/2 tank of E30 from Racetrac.
7. 302.44 lb of weight reduction.
8. Hawk HP+ pads, MCS TT1 suspension, Whiteline F&R sway bars, Pierce Motorsports F&R subframe braces, and Massive (Rear) Strut Brace + Camber Arms + Toe Arms.
9. Estimated vehicle race weight 3180 lb.
10. Odometer on RS passed 6,885 miles today.
11. Odometer on F-150 passed 57,055 miles today.
12. Total runs on the Falken Azenis RT-660 tires so far: (12).