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Giebs
11-09-2009, 12:40 AM
so i just finished a speed ventures event on streets of willow. my car has a stock single cam and modified suspension. i ran an unofficial time of 1:36.2. just curious what kind of times other people are running, similar setups or faster cars.

junkyiv
11-09-2009, 12:47 AM
Come to GripDay on Thanksgiving weekend and get an "Official" time!

Healtoeae86
11-09-2009, 01:01 AM
where you the white coupe?

ronmcdon
11-09-2009, 06:13 PM
Speedventures Friday events are the best!
Towards the end of the day there's usually hardly any traffic at all.
At one of the better sessions, I shared a track with 1 other Mini-Cooper than had very similar times.

1:36 is actually great, esp if it's your first time out on that track.
First timers get pretty intimitaded by the chicanes & other corners.
It's my 2nd fav track afer Buttonwillow, b/c it's so technical.
I like it b/c I do well without having the need to have lots of power.

My best time so far is 1:30:9x CCW config.
This was on my 08 evo w/ dunlop z1's & ferodo 2500 pads.
otherwise stock.

I ran 1:36:xx CW config on a 95 civic hb, some 4 yrs ago.
came w/ an untuned lsvtec, helical lsd, & some suspension goodies w/out alignment, & hawk hp+ pads.
I blew the engine, but I felt I could have refined the times considerably w/ practice & tuning of the suspension.

92 Miata hardtop CW config, I ran around 1:37:xx some 10 yrs ago
Car had 205/50 Kumho MX tires and hawk hp+ pads

I'd love to take my S14 there.
so far I'm just comfy doing autoX with it.
The 240 is so far the least forgiving & most twitchy car I've ever driven.

Giebs
11-09-2009, 11:56 PM
Come to GripDay on Thanksgiving weekend and get an "Official" time!

i wanted to, but my job wont let me take any day that weekend off.(black friday...never work retail)

i was driving the white hatch

and i was mistaken on the time, it was 1:36.7. also my car has 321000 miles on it, ive made it through 3 track days so far. im sorta hoping i blow it up at one of these events.

mrchomponthis
11-12-2009, 02:08 AM
i was driving the white coupe, running low 1:34's first time at the track. We ran street backwards using the skid pad, everything felt great besides all the mad understeer!!!
where you the white coupe?

xpertsnowcarver
11-12-2009, 02:26 AM
Man. 321k mi. And it made it through three track days? That is a well taken care-of motor. :)

WhiteGLX
11-12-2009, 06:15 AM
Man. 321k mi. And it made it through three track days? That is a well taken care-of motor. :)

thats how motors are supposed to last. I have put my motor through 14 2-day track events (2000 hard track miles)since mid last year when i did my rebuild. It is still going strong.

swayray
11-12-2009, 03:04 PM
i wanted to, but my job wont let me take any day that weekend off.(black friday...never work retail)

i was driving the white hatch

and i was mistaken on the time, it was 1:36.7. also my car has 321000 miles on it, ive made it through 3 track days so far. im sorta hoping i blow it up at one of these events.

that was a great time! how was the temperature that day? I ran a 1:36.502 last time when it was 105 degrees outside while overheating all day on my stock dohc KA24.

racepar1
11-12-2009, 03:15 PM
I ran a 1:32.2 last june or july with speedtrials and it was crazy hot.

s-13 fastback
stock dohc ka
255/40/17 falken azenis

I missed the time attack last year and am going to miss it again this year. I am confident that I can run well into the 1:20's once I get the car back together though, on street tires... My first time ever at any real track event was at SOW clockwise and I ran a 1:34.2 that day in my s-13.

mrchomponthis
11-12-2009, 09:45 PM
I would really like to dice around with you at streets one day, if i can keep up lol. i was running derriza star spec in the rear 245/40/17, amazing tires and some 225/45/17 avon slicks that were just junk with all the oversteer. After 3 or 4 laps. looking to get the car out a few more times before i get into the miata spec racing.
I ran a 1:32.2 last june or july with speedtrials and it was crazy hot.

s-13 fastback
stock dohc ka
255/40/17 falken azenis

I missed the time attack last year and am going to miss it again this year. I am confident that I can run well into the 1:20's once I get the car back together though, on street tires... My first time ever at any real track event was at SOW clockwise and I ran a 1:34.2 that day in my s-13.

Giebs
11-13-2009, 01:10 PM
that was a great time! how was the temperature that day? I ran a 1:36.502 last time when it was 105 degrees outside while overheating all day on my stock dohc KA24.

wasn't to bad actually, i didn't actually see what the temp was outside, but it wasn't stupid hot. I like going to events this time of year because it's so much cooler out there.


I ran a 1:32.2 last june or july with speedtrials and it was crazy hot.

s-13 fastback
stock dohc ka
255/40/17 falken azenis

I missed the time attack last year and am going to miss it again this year. I am confident that I can run well into the 1:20's once I get the car back together though, on street tires... My first time ever at any real track event was at SOW clockwise and I ran a 1:34.2 that day in my s-13.

alright I'm going to shoot for 1:34s next time I go, seems like an attainable goal for me.

I would really like to dice around with you at streets one day, if i can keep up lol. i was running derriza star spec in the rear 245/40/17, amazing tires and some 225/45/17 avon slicks that were just junk with all the oversteer...

I'm running the same sizes with star specs on all 4, and I must agree, these tires are awesome, I like them more than 615s

mrchomponthis
11-13-2009, 01:51 PM
when do you plan on going out next?

Giebs
11-17-2009, 02:07 AM
when do you plan on going out next?

i might goto the speedtrialusa event on dec 12-13. i will be going on sunday if i decide to go.

ronmcdon
11-17-2009, 08:15 AM
speedventures is doing another (3-day?) 'Streets' event on the weekend of Dec 5th.
pretty cheap for $140/day.

Speedventures > Speedtrials USA imo.

Giebs
11-17-2009, 12:28 PM
speedventures is doing another (3-day?) 'Streets' event on the weekend of Dec 5th.
pretty cheap for $140/day.

Speedventures > Speedtrials USA imo.

i would have to agree with you there. but i was going to share my car with my brother, and he doesnt get back from school until dec 10.

brokeAs240sx
11-17-2009, 01:03 PM
i ran my first time @ SoW during summer CCW. Only managed about a 1:41, so you are doing great! I have modifications up the yin-yang, hahaha. My car should easily be in the very low 1:30's - the driver just needs to get used to fast courses.

I didn't have the balls to go all out on the 2 big sweepers & was taking it easy that day. Of course, I'd like to blame it on my off course excursion the week or two before at a time trial event that scared the be-jebus out of me.

I'm coming back to SoW next month for a CW day.

mrchomponthis
11-21-2009, 01:22 PM
We should get a group together sometime in January and head to streets and have some fun.

UNITEDMASTER
11-21-2009, 05:13 PM
My best with my black S13 is a 1:28.9. At the time it was on yoko slicks. Stock SR with just bolt ons,cams & boost up(T28),suspension ,chassis striped. In my opinion the areas to gain big time CW ,are the kink after the front straight. Im almost flat through there 85-90% throttle in 4th on slicks,( my goal is to be flat through there) on street tires its a no go. Also the section after the chicane I stretch 2nd all the way through there I see lots of folks going to 3rd & you loose revs & the last corner leading to the straight, I see so many people pinching off that corner .What you want to do is try not to bind up the car because you pinched the corner,& try to apply / keep constant throttle & let the car be free dont create excess scrubb or lift becaue you need to get a good clean run onto the straight.

The bowl is a giveaway just try not to overslow.It is more important to settle the car pick your line & get a good run out because that leeds to a straight.

Now the sweeper that leeds to the bowl Im shifting to 3rd just a little bit before the bump & wind out 3rd allll the way through. If done correct you should be at the top of 3rd just as you can begin to see the bowl.

Tire size was 260 front & 280-650-18

I Hope this makes sense & can help someone go faster!!!!!!