My YouTube Channel : http://www.youtube.com/user/inverted83/videos2012 Season Playlist : http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... Y55paA8Fs2Event #1 - SBP Lot 9http://youtu.be/3HeE1XC_aiY
We were pretty excited since I had crushed my previous best by far, without crushing any cones! Event #2 - SBP Lots 4+5https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVwoV1ZFxgc
My best raw (77.75 +2 cones) but not my best overall. Tire pressures need work but of course so do I
Sorry about the wind, something I'm working on fixing.Event #3 - CADL Event at PMG Technologies in Blainville QChttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6vd5uxuAf8
My 6th and best run.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIMWNxq9PP0
Bonus footage: My first spinout at an Autocross.Event #4 - SBP Lot 9http://youtu.be/JEsF1jyU0k8
My final and E-class winning hero run, also known as rev-limiter assault!! I'm pretty sure a more timely shift would have resulted in a better time. After seeing the video it's way more obvious than in the car with my helmet on. This will likely mark the end of 1st gear madness.Event #5 - IPC at SBP Lot 9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXYKeibGaoE
My best run, 59.002s - making me class leader for most of the day until being taken down with a 58.6s by an H-Stock Mini from the Quebec club. Got a little squirrely at the lane changes, managed to keep it together but it likely cost me the win. Broke into the 59's multiple times but no 58's today!Event #6 - SBP Lot 9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw5ymbHz6sk
I still used a bit too much throttle at some points in the corners but otherwise I'm satisfied with my progress! I've reached the level of driving awareness to understand and fully appreciate just how beneficial a LSD would be... and/or something other than a mini minivan (wait, does that make it a microvan?).Event #7 - VACAY Autodrome St Eustache (ASE) Triathlon AutoX - Sunday Aug 12http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPOYL2zZgwY
What a great event!! Not nearly enough MCO participants, you guys really missed out! My wheel still keeps shuddering on corner exit, seems to be getting worse. The plan is to replace/upgrade control arm bushings and engine mount inserts to Energy Suspension polyurethane for the next event. Update: Front passenger strut blown, easy fix!Event #8 - SBP Lots 4+5http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2QPI2NE3H0
New front struts = no more bouncing wheel! This run earned me 2nd in "E" class, missing 1st by 0.3s. This was MCO's second ever event on Lots 4 and 5 at Scotiabank Place. The course was treacherous, punishing and borderline torture with its repeated off-camber corners and technical elements. Sounds like I grazed the same cone as everyone else all day at 0:28 (no penalty, whew!). Needed some quick hands for the bus stop at 0:40!2012 Canadian AutoSlalom National Championship - August 24-26
Day 1 - Test and Tunehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RtA5fueLFY
Test and Tune, hence the poor audio quality since I was also testing an external mic on the GoPro. Afternoon test drives of the new Scion FRS were available today, except full traction control was fully active and blah tires installed on the car. I recorded my test drive but nothing special to see (it was actually much slower than my XRS).
Day 2 - First day of official runs.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW5aRXKvp1w
So glad we made the long trip out here. The atmosphere is phenomenal. Loads of skilled drivers from all over the place. Can't wait to see what's in store for tomorrow!
Day 3 - Last day of official runs.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgWp5Qx4oQ0
My fourth of six and fastest run of Day 3. Raw time of 65.159+1 cone = 67.159... Couldn't find a clean run the rest of the afternoon... I was against the overall PAX winner and another experienced driver in my class. Ah well! Great event and can't wait until next time I get to race! PAX'd 39 out of 65, results here: http://www.nationalautoslalom.ca/Results.html
Bonus - XRS Racing Clinic!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7uUS0OMBhM
Ryan (the other Matrix XRS guy at Nationals) helps me out during the test and tune by trading some runs with me. 3 runs in the video including post-run commentary and captions throughout!Event #9 - SBP Lot 9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDY1_SyPL-Y
My best run of the day, 54.185s, earning 2nd place in E! Tires are really worn on the outside edge, time to lateral re-mount them and get some camber bolts...Event #10 - SBP Lot 9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYyQujXyfnU
Here's my best 2 runs edited together for the MCO 2012 Season Finale! 3 no-grip cold runs in the AM (clockwise), 3 slightly warmer runs PM (counter-clockwise)! My only non-podium finish of the season with MCO (4th place) but one of the more memorable and fun events!
Constructive criticism is always welcome.