GAX 2018-7&8 11112018

Final event of 2018 is in the books! The morning session was in the 30s and difficult to drive, before it warmed up for the afternoon. Just need to keep getting seat time in the car to get used to being smooth with the throttle, yet aggressive with driving the car, carrying more speed, etc.…

Stl Solo 2018-10 10282018

Last event of the year for stlsolo, the 9th event was canceled. Not a great event for me, I spent the first 3 runs on overinflated tires before realizing I usually run 33/31, instead of 35-36 square like I do on the Evo.  I also didn’t walk the course, as I didn’t come in in…

BSCC 2018-7 10212018

Had originally planned to put the Evo away for the season, as the last event had been the track day I did on 7/7 – however, the more I had thought about it, the push that the car was experiencing had been nagging me. The car physically will tend to push due to most of the…

Stl Solo 2018-8 09302018

As this was my 5th event in the M3, I wanted to get a codriver/instructor into the car with me, to see what areas I should continue targeting in my driving. I was feeling pretty good after the BSCC event last week, felt like I had built a lot of confidence in getting on the throttle,…

BSCC 2018-6 09232018

Fourth Autox in the M3 – was going pretty slow until I tried to be more aggressive with the throttle, after which I lopped off about a second. Car feels really good still, minimal push, really neutral. I need to get more aggressive with the throttle earlier in the event, I didn’t do that here…

Stl Solo 2018-7 08192018

Third event in the M3 – I’m noticing that I’m naturally pushing harder in my latter runs, and it’s costing me time in the form of my throttle getting too aggressive. I’m going to need to learn how to manage that on top of driving harder. I couldn’t cut a ton of time out there…

Stl Solo 2018-5 07292018

Second event in the M3 this season, first with Stl Solo & at Gateway MSP. Set a pretty decent time of 43.408 on my 3rd run, but couldn’t seem to match it with my later runs. Comparing later runs to it, it looks like at least my last run was nearly as fast most of…

BSCC 2018-5 07152018

First ever autocross in the new E92 M3! This is my first RWD car (not including the Miatas) that has enough power to really break loose on power, but I’m easing my way into it. The car does feel big & heavy both in autocross and street driving, but nothing unmanageable. The car responds really…

Stl Novice School 2018 06172018

Testing the new 24psi map at the novice school for future track days – everything felt pretty good, not too much difference. Not a ton of difference on the more aggressive ACD tune here also, but saw 3 ACD lights come up on the drive there and back, which subsequently went away after the car…

SCCA PDX 06012018 Autobahn South

Had my first track day since 2016 – this is a culmination of most of the prep that I’ve done this off-season; namely, improving the brakes and oil systems. With the brakes, I jumped from 320mm rotors to the 350mm rotor setup of the evo X. This also meant going larger wheels and tires, and…