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    Default Track day in Memphis

    Had my 7 out for Track Night in America yesterday for the first time. What a blast that car is to drive on the track. It was a TON of work to drive though. I'm much more tired than when I track the Honda, and it has manual steering and 225 slicks. Also, I found myself being sandblasted every time an overheating Corvette passed me on the long straight. I was picking OPR out of the cockpit between sessions.

    It gives plenty of warning before the front starts to slip and it's really easy to hold right at the edge. I think some suspension adjustment will make it quicker. And it absolutely LOVES trail braking.

    It's about equal in lap times with a Spec Miata on old tires, and a little slower than a Spec Miata on race rubber. The race Spec Miata easily passed me on the long straight, which is odd given that I have slightly more HP and way less weight. I guess the aero penalty of this design is bigger than I thought.

    Anyway. boring track day video below

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5oJ...ature=youtu.be

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    Andy, glad to see you are ‘living out the dream’. How for do you live from Memphis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcarguy View Post
    Andy, glad to see you are ‘living out the dream’. How for do you live from Memphis?
    I’m right in town. Takes me about 20 minutes to get to MIR.


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    I had my GoPro mounted on top of the roll bar, and then someone suggested getting it as low as possible. So I mounted it low on the left side of the roll bar (you'd do right side in your RHD car). Much better sensation of speed in the video, and you can still see my helmet, arms, gauges (somewhat). Also shows one front tire and fender, which is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    I’m right in town. Takes me about 20 minutes to get to MIR.


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    Not for sure, but relocating to Jackson, TN may be in the cards. If this pans out, perhaps we could get in a track event together sometime down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcarguy View Post
    Not for sure, but relocating to Jackson, TN may be in the cards. If this pans out, perhaps we could get in a track event together sometime down the road.
    We’ve got SCCA autocross and track days, plus a NASA region that has club racing. Jackson has a small but dedicated club that holds autocross events at Jackson Dragway.

    Lots of stuff going on. Give me a shout when you get here


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