gallery > Autox 06/25/23

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 8:00am. I then registered and passed tech. I ran in the first run group, then worked grid in the next session. No lunch break today due to the forecasted heat index. I completed my final (3) runs, then worked grid again to finish the day. I ran in the Xtreme Street (XS-A) class.

Weather started with 84F in the morning, then peaked with a sunny high of 95F when we left. It got even hotter after we left.

Click on the pictures below to see the raw results and run results. Out of 36 drivers I placed 3rd in RAW time just 0.246 seconds behind FTD.

Notes for my 37.565 run:

All racers got 6 runs. My 5th run was my quickest. Hero run was all over the place in the heat.

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 = 37 psi front, 25 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. 3/8 tank of E31 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 3170 lb.
10. Odometer on RS passed 7,096 miles today.
11. Odometer on F-150 passed 60,498 miles today. Mileage jumped because I drove to West Virginia and picked up a 2023 GR Corolla Circuit Edition (my daily).
12. Total runs on the Falken Azenis RT-660 tires so far: (44).