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Old 12-03-2017, 12:11 PM
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I misse3d the FGirm but am all done the work needed to get the Copper back in shape and ready for auyocross----I am going out for the last Martin Club autox at Lake Tech next Sunday----see you there!!!
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:28 PM
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It has been a long time since I have updated this. Here is what has happened in the last few months of 2017.

I had my best PAX finish ever in October. I was sitting in 2nd after the morning session was done. Rain started just before my heat in the afternoon so I wasn't able to improve my time but I only dropped a few places in the overall PAX standings.

My fast run:
Standing water + 200 run tires doesn't really work. Here are the wettest runs from my wife and I:
My wife did a sweet drift on one of her dry runs:
My buddy spun his Fiat 500 ABarth on nearly every run so I stole some top gear narration for his highlight video:

The season end event was combined with the Jacksonville Solo group at The FIRM. They put a few cones out on the race track. I don't have a lot of practice with high speed sweepers and it showed in my driving.

My fast run:

Danielle managed to spin in the exact spot where I spun here this spring:

I won the STX class championship for the local region. I got 8 class wins and several 2nd place finishes. Danielle finished 4th in points.

2018 should be a good year with 245 section front tires, an evo school, a match tour and a champ tour in the first few months.
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:39 PM
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how are you fitting 245's ?
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:44 PM
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Lots of poke




The front wheels are Avanti Storm 15x9s with a 15mm spacer. I bought 4 wheels with tires from a STR Miata driver that switched to 17" wheels. They have a little more brake clearance room than the 949 6uls that I was running before. The 949 wheels needed a 20mm spacer to fit the front brakes.

I am running on concrete for the first time on the new wheels next weekend. I ran them a few weeks ago on an asphalt site known for being low grip.


There is a big sweeper about half way through where I was expecting it to rub but it did fine. I am going to bring some backup wheels to the concrete event just in case.
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:46 PM
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my rears rub if I run 15x8 225's if anything is in the back.

no room on the inside either due to the trailing arm
 
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:59 PM
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I am running 245s on a 15x9 in the front and 225 on a 15x8 in the rear. No spacer on the rear on a +36 offset wheel. It just about touches the trailing arm and the plastic inner fender but doesn't rub.
 
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:26 PM
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Ugh I'd love to trade my 215s on 7" for 245s on 9" but that Street Class life is rough. Car looks so cool on those wide 15s.
 
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Old 02-05-2018, 04:05 PM
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I am pretty happy with how it looks

 
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:19 AM
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I went to a wet autocross during Tropical Storm Alberto and managed to find the limit of grip.

 
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:50 AM
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Just got back from my first solo nationals. It is big. Really big.

East course:
West course:

I have a ways to go before I get to the trophies but it was a great experience.
 
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