2019 Season Recap (Evo)

The OS Giken differential swap & the larger rear sway bar are both part of an effort to shift the Evo’s balance towards neutral. Those are the two largest changes, with minor updates for everything else. I am switching to the RE71Rs after I do some 1-for-1 comparisons with the new differential on both track…

2018 Season Recap (Evo)

Swapped over the off-season to Evo X brakes for larger rotors as well as CE28N’s in 18×9.5. Car felt good, but the weight from the wheel & brake setup was evident. RSB set to stiff to counter the push. The setup for the Evo was shifting to track, with ST43 brake pads and a Racefab…

SCCA PDX 07072018

Another PDX session with SCCA Chicago region, this time on Autobahn’s full course. With the new autocross car getting prepped, the Evo has moved to full track duty, which means I’ll be leaving the 24psi map on the car, which picked up a modest 10-15hp. The evo feels good and pulls strong, stronger than the…

BSCC 2018-4 06242018

4th BSCC event of the year – had a guest codriver for this event. Took the Mini, as it would be much easier to handle than the Evo. The Evo’s calipers are also leaking brake fluid from the pistons/seals on the passenger’s side of the car, so the car is rendered out of commission. The…

Stl Solo 2018-3 06102018

Only my second event in the Mini this year. Course was awful. Spent most of the event trying to get solo storm to work. It seemed to go okay for the second run, but bungled my 4th run, which was my fastest. I have no idea really its inner workings so it’s very difficult to…

New Blog Address!

R56HS has now become QL Motorsport! Due to changes in priorities and cars, I have shifted the blog to become a more driver-focused site. I will still be driving the Mini for nearly half the autocross events, but have shifted the focus more to the Evo, prepping the car for autocross and track, and continuously…

2017 Season Recap (Evo)

I’m doing this rather retrospectively as I adjust some of the formatting of the journal. I was still in full swing autocross mode with the Mini during this time, but that started to wind down and the seat time had started paying dividends to driving other cars, including the Evo. Some set up changes below:…

2016 Season Recap (Evo)

Added Tanabe FSB, new tires, and cranked up the shocks. Car is now much more neutral. Tanabe FSB added more push, particularly in tight corners. Car still feels unstable though in slaloms, but overall way better. At the end of the season I increased the front camber from -2.7 to -3.3, which helped mid-corner grip…

Stl Points Finale

Needed two just beat two guys today to lock in 20th, managed to do so by the skin of my teeth. Instead of drastically improving, I’ve stepped down in ranking every year so far. However, the region spiked in competition this year, with many newcomers and fast drivers. Looking at the relative scores (top 6…