So the weekend is over and with it my latest autocross event. For this event, I had gone with 5K springs up front and left the 7K springs in the rear. The car was tuned and making great power.
Day one I'm greeted with this:
A Dodge Viper ACR. Basically a street legal racecar. He would wind up running unlimited but last time out I had an older Viper on the spray (NOS) in my class and I finished ever so slightly behind him. Ever since I started building my Grand Prix in 2004 I had a goal of beating a Viper...drag racing then. While the GP was fast enough, I never had the opportunity to run one head to head. So now, this was the closest I would get and now, this week, it was an ACR, the most race capable Viper Dodge has built.
If that wasn't enough, the track was setup favoring cars with power. There was a couple strong straight sections where I would bounce off the rev limiter in 2nd. They'd had longer straights, but this was really close.
Some of the other cars in my class:
LS3 1988 Chrysler Conquest. I believe this was built on a show for MAVtv.
Nice little raced out 280Z
Supercharged 350 (370?) Z...all three of the last cars were sponsored...2 by Wilwood brakes and 1 by Centerforce clutches.
The Z was a class winner last time out. He would run mid pack this weekend.
This Scion FRrrrrrrrrrrr...Toyota AE86 (rebaged FR-S) was also a class leader last time out. Like the Z, he'd be back in the pack some. The owner is an Engineer with Hotchkis Suspensions so yea, he's got the car kinda dialed in...oh, and it's supercharged.
More to come.