Finally, an event worth smiling for! My mind has finally slowed down from this weekend and so I am here to share a small bit of the experience. I start off my weekend as I do every other event weekend...in the garage
I brought the setup to life, I measured out and set the bumpsteer and I got my FLCAs as close to the angle they had with Driftworks front spindles. As of right now they are roughly parallel to the ground (within a degree, maybe two), perfect! Set up an alignment on the car, swapped rear springs and was ready to go. I got my car on the trailer with some RT615K scrubs and hit up Mineral Wells for practice/testing and some tandem with Matt Powers. Immediately I caught it, overcentering. I rushed through my tasks and measurements Friday and missed the damn mark, again. So the solution for the time being was just going to be stay off full lock. I finished out the day like so and made some other changes. Mineral Wells is a terribly slippery lot so I played with swaybar settings, damping and tire pressures. I ended up liking the changes and proudly loaded my car on the trailer for Sunday's event.
Being no stranger to TMS my first run picked up right where I last left off. My spotter and crew chief loved the runs so we just fine tuned all day. During practice I had a chance to do more tandem with Matt on real surface which was awesome! Quite a few people came up to me telling me how fast my car was which felt very satisfying. It was just as quick as Summit Point only now I could hurl the car at full lock or B-line it for the fastest way through the course as possible. Steering was predictable and wheel speed was up lots.
I'll have a full writeup and explanation soon but essentially Fabricated Motorsports LSD rd. 2 ended in a 2nd place qualifying position and a 1st place finish. This was a much needed round of good competition after taking quite the beating at the last 2 XDCs. My buddies Jake and Sy got some awesome pics from the weekend I felt like sharing.
Lots of paint was traded this weekend and I had a BLAST! There's so much more to share but that is all for now. I love this little car so so much!!!
For the 500th time, thank you so much Aaron! One of the better events I've driven in the last couple of years. Thanks for arranging to have awesome talent come out to drive with us and thanks for keeping Texas drifting alive. I dunno how many of you were around and driving before Aaron but trust me, he's improving this sport for us all to enjoy. Be sure to thank him!
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