gallery > Autox 11/13/21

I decided to go autocrossing at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, LA for a 2-day weekend event. This was day 1.

I trailered my RS 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 left home at 3:45am, and I arrived at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center around 7:45am. I got registered and passed tech. I ran in the Street Mod (SM) class again.

Track was dry but covered with sand & grit in places. Not a great venue, but it teaches car control due to sliding. Temps started at 44F in the morning and peaked at 57F. All racers got (8) runs broken up into (2) 4-run heats while working in between. I got to work first, then run. Lunch break. Then repeat.

Click on the pictures below to see the raw results, class results, and run results. Out of 19 drivers I had FTD (Fastest Time of the Day) by 0.940 seconds. :)

Notes for my 36.474 run:

All racers got 8 runs. My 8th run was my quickest. Hero run worked!

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 Bridgestone RE-71R tires. Final hot pressures = 34 psi front, 20 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. 7/8 tank of E30 from Racetrac.
7. 312.04 lb of weight reduction.
8. 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 3200 lb.
10. Odometer passed 6678 miles today.
11. Total runs on the Bridgestone RE-71R tires so far: (65).