I know, so tempting on the stickier rubber, but I know I can get there with driver mod and setup tweaks. Had the car for a year and a half now and 15 track days - still so much to learn!Slap a set Hoosier R7s from the Tire Rack link on TMO and you will be at 1:30!!! Pretty darn good time especially since it sounds like you have not had the car that long?
Great looking machine and I love your comment about getting a bunch of point bys from BMWs. Sure there are folks that doubt that, but it is so often true. I bought my first Boss because I wanted an M3. After driving plenty Bimmers while Instructing, my first drive in a Boss at the Mustang Roundup enlightened me to the fact that the testing showing the car was faster than an M3, at Laguna Seca was no fluke. I have a Comp Orange Boss in my garage in around 3 weeks.
Funny part about that first drive is I jumped in a Competitors Car and we forgot to take out his timer, and I ran two runs in the Autocross. That time ended up being the second fastest , and we had to change the trophy standings as my time was not eligible, ha.
I'm not sure how much it measures into things, but you also didn't have a TMO shirt last year at this time. That's got to be good for 2-3 seconds right there. I'm no data scientist, but it gained me 2 seconds at ACS as well. Know who doesn't have a TMO t-shirt? @CobarRed, 2 seconds behind you. Bayesian analysis says that it makes sense, just like how you like pickles, you like ice cream, therefore, you like pickle ice cream.
That's awesome!I have to start out by saying how fortunate we SoCal’ers are to have some of the absolute best track days in December! Back out to Auto Club Speedway today to run HPDE with Speed Ventures and the weather was perfect. I was really looking forward to testing the freshened up Tremec on-track, and all I can say is WOW! Shifts are crisp and fast - absolutely no drama downshifting - how it should have been from the day it was new!
For whatever reason, my lap times had plateaued in the 1:57’s at ACS since mid 2019. When they finally opened back up in August, I was confident that the bigger rubber would have me down near 1:55’s. Probably didn’t help that it was 109 degrees both days, but I barely improved my PB to 1:57.016. With the pending closure of this track looming, I really wanted to get that PB down near 1:55, and anything below that would be very rewarding. Well, today was the day! First session had a lot of traffic, but carved out a fairly clean lap towards the end of the session - a 1:54.2. Good enough for fastest in session, which would put me at the front of the grid for session 2. Thanks to the starting position, session 2 was much cleaner, resulting in a 1:51.9 - more than 5 seconds faster than previous PB!! Thrilled with the outcome, but even more so with the handling of the car now and the confidence that driver mod provides.
Back at it for Day 2 tomorrow. I’m hopeful to improve further tomorrow morning, but even if it’s not to be, I’m thrilled with today’s results.
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