Sunday, October 01, 2006

Open Track at Sears Point Raceway

Last weekend The Shelby Club rented Sears Point Raceway. And as usual the track was open to everyone at lunchtime. I was able to squeeze in 5 laps. There's no passing and everyone has to follow the pacecar, but you can hang back and attack the corners.
I learnt that my Mini has a bit of oversteer on account of the larger rear swaybar I installed. I liked the way the car slid towards the exit on turn 2 where the track levels off and the car gets light. And the Mini has enough power that I needed to steer out to the wall at the exit to the turn 11 hairpin.
My Toyo Proxes RA1 tyres gripped well and got sticky enough to pick up pebbles in the paddock.

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