Soccerluvr4· Premium Member
SLA set up and run 315s all around! That's what Brian with the 99 Camaro was running at the Oakland event. But he already has SLA.
Why do I run in ESP?
Good question! At first, everyone that I knew was in that class and I wanted to race with them. Then, I discovered, that the leader in FS was, usually, a little faster than the leader in ESP, so, I could be more competitive in ESP.
Also, my car is unimpeachable as far as tech goes...:lol:
I like being the underdog with a stock car, I had a great time chasing the leader all last year and got within 10ths of him at the end of the year... My rookie year in autocross.
I considered going into FS this year because, sadly, Bob, the winner last year, isn't able to attend this year. My ego is getting the best of me though and I'm staying in ESP and going to TRY to win the class because it is the last season that we will be racing at this location (Marina).
I'm still chasing the leader of FS... Just doing it from ESP.
I haven't seen any data logging going on either. That doesn't mean that some of these guys aren't doing it though. Im just not SEEING them do it. A lot of sponsored cars and "test mule" cars from various aftermarket manufacturers show up at Marina, so who knows what they're doing?
Haha. The most that I do that could be considered "data logging" , is to put a few little white lines on the side of my tread so I can tell how far my tires are rolling onto the sidewalls.
Interesting, out here I haven't seen anything in FS come close to the ESP numbers. I am currently taking 1st or 2nd in FS and I am usually 4-7 seconds raw off the ESP leaders depending on class. Granted the ESP leaders are running HEAVILY modified setups but in stock trim there is no way I am competing with those guys.
You do have a pretty good starting platform already...... I plan on graduating out of ESP next season.That's a never ending road that I'm not going down just yet . I will do some stock class mods but that's it for a couple seasons.
This will be the last year for events at Marina. We race at a decommissioned Army airfield. It's on a giant concrete ramp area that was used for parking helicopters. Soccerluvr4 and I have also begun attending SCCA events at the Oakland coliseum in Oakland CA.
The event that I'm REALLY looking forward to, this year in June, is the TireRack/ SCCA Nationals at Crows Landing CA. They set up about a 90 second course on these GIANT ex-Naval airbase runways and I understand that speeds get into the 100+mph range. It should be a BLAST!!!
Naw, you'll be good. You'll have more of a selection of gears to choose from on a big track like that.
I can't wait! I think that registration opens in about a month, and we have to pre-register, so we'll have to keep an eye on that.
Yes, GoPro definitely.That's pretty cool!
It's amazing what these phones will do. I haven't looked into it but there must be something similar for my Galaxy.
I should just start off small though and get a Gopro... lol
The video without telemetry was taken with a GoPro. Supposedly there is a way to integrate that with the app and pull in the GoPro video but I haven't messed around with that.
I have mainly been using the GoPro to see things like tire deflection and suspension motion.
I am kind of worried that it is going to get destroyed one of these days shoving it in wheel wells and such but it is nice to be able to see what is going on under load.