Final track event of the season
So we crossed the t’s and dotted the lower case…j’s. The car was set up finally – Moton Clubsports, Ground Control Race Sways, Spherical Upper Inner Control Arm Bushings, Hoosier R6 – thats the upgrades that took place this summer. It was time to finally see what this baby could do.
Well it was a cold weekend. I don’t think it was colder than 65 degrees on the track. Jamming 4 tires into my car was interesting, but easily can be done. Borrowed a jack and a Snap On from my buddies and we were able to go.
My previous best at NJMP Lightning was 1:17.6 earlier this year – on shot Toyo R888. This time I was able to drop 2.7 seconds – achieving a 1:14.999. Here are two laps – a 1:15 and the 1:14. Really excited about this.
Obviously the tires gave me at least 2 seconds, but my main thing is, r comps and slicks require you to KNOW how to use them. I wasted a way a set of NT01 because I didn’t push them hard enough. This time I decided I was going to push it. I attribute my improvement in driver skill from a combination of more go-karting and the video game F1 2011. I just felt the car was so capable and carrying more speed through turns became second nature almost.
Here is the video: