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BRZ4Science

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About BRZ4Science

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    Grapevine, TX
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    Subaru BRZ

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  1. Oversteer requires the rear tires to lose traction first and can occur on turn-in, during mid corner, or on corner exit. Turn-in oversteer is usually from transferring weight off the rear tires and onto the front tires (either through braking or lifting off the throttle). Any driving configuration can experience oversteer on entry, but this is the primary (and often the only) type of oversteer a FWD car will experience. Often called an inertial drift. MId corner oversteer is a weird scenario and is often due to a problem or mistake (not always though). In the middle of the corner if
  2. The biggest noticeable difference between FWD and RWD is just how tough FWD is on those front tires. The mini is one if not the best handling FWD cars and I've had a blast driving, but a FWD cars suffer from terminal understeer and begin to lose traction under acceleration due to weight transfer. You can make just about any car rotate with setup and technique. The FWD cars just overwork the front tires even when you're driving them well (they do the braking, turning, and accelerating after all). You won't have too much issues swapping platforms. You'll have to do less work to rotate the
  3. Well, the Mini is similar in specs to an NC Miata (most tracked ones have a lsd). I'd bet the NC would be faster with the same setups, but really the differences are academic at best. The NC has much more overhead and potential and will be more fun and cheaper to run. RWD is dynamically superior to FWD for track applications (especially for tire management). If you're looking to upgrade, I've got a 2022 BRZ coming in an a couple of weeks and am looking to sell my 2014 BRZ.
  4. The pavement guy inspected the track 5pm Saturday after the Time Trial ended, they must have added the cones then. This is the second attempt at repaving (and there was a mediation after the first). I don't know exactly everything done at Cresson, but I've been blown away by ECR and everything they've done in the last few years. I never even considered a membership at MSR, but I've come close to getting an ECR membership a few times.
  5. Texas Region SCCA had our Time Trial out there today. Grip was down and times were up compared to the old surface, might come back once it's got some rubber on it. Even with fewer than 40 cars (I don't even think anyone was on slicks), part of the repave in rattle snake already started coming up... There are also still a number of bumps and dips, but they're much smaller and less intrusive than after the first repave. There is a little wash-boarding developing, they may have needed to let the surface cure a bit longer before throwing cars at it.
  6. Track: Eagles Canyon Raceway 2.7 Italian Canyon - May 23, 2021 Lap Time: 2:11.7 (AIM Solo2) Ambient temperature: 70 degrees F Car: 2014 Subaru BRZ Estimated weight with driver: 2900 lb Estimated whp: 178 RWHP Tires: 255/40-17 Yokohama AO52 The Yoko's are a pretty fast 200tw tire but they get hot and greasy after 3-4 hot laps.
  7. Congrats! I ended up running in the Enthusiast group for half the morning sessions due to overlaps between the novice classroom sessions and the "Green TT" group that the rest of my class was running. I only got you on video just before your off in session 2, I was looking forward to trying to chase you down: Our next local event isn't until June at ECR on their 1.65CCW course, there's a SCCA National TT at ECR on May 22-23. The National events run a different rule set and aren't quite as well run as our local events, but most of the local competitors are planning to attend (we
  8. Great, schedule has 5 sessions for all the groups, there might be a non-competition combined group towards the end of the day for a possible 6th session if the day goes smoothly and people are still looking for more track time.
  9. 4 for sure, there's a chance at a 5th but it depends on how many groups we end up running and if there are any major delays.
  10. New drivers can sign up for instruction with the "Novice group", if you just want to get some track time in you can sign up for the "enthusiast group", and if you want to compete in the Time Trials there is a Time Trial group (we'll split it into fast and faster groups to keep traffic to a minimum). The events are usually a great time and we'd love to add more people to our group of 'regulars'. If you have a race/TT license, are an instructor with any of the local groups, or solo'ed with any of the local groups you can sign up for any of the groups. If you don't have any history with the
  11. Time Trials Event #1 is scheduled at Cresson, and their track has been repaved! Come out and be some of the first to run on this new pavement. It should be smooth as butter!!! What: Texas Region Time Trial When: Saturday, April 17th Where: Motorsports Ranch Cresson, 1.7mi CW configuration
  12. Ouch, that's why I always swap suspension components in pairs. Whenever one side goes I replace the other side at the same time. Sucks that the car is probably toast, but at least no one was hurt.
  13. You can absolutely get the tire shine crap onto the meat of the tire, when you do it feels like oil. You shouldn't ever put tire shine on tires that are going to the track.
  14. Mustangs weight like 2 tons though, no roof is strong enough to hold that up. ?
  15. Wow, another reason I'm glad my car came with a roof.
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