October 2011 PCA HPDE at Watkins Glen - Hiboost Evo X MR
Since my previous car had an engine fire after the One Lap of America trip in the spring, I had to start over and went with a 2011 Octane Blue Evo X MR with the SST transmission. This was a 2 day track event with the Niagara region Porsche Club of America (PCA) and I was running in the Black (Advanced) run group with the new Evo tuned to about 400 crank HP on the stock turbo. I was also running the stock Bilstein suspension that ended up being quite good thanks to a Hotchkis Rear Anti-sway Bar, TimmySpec Adjustable Rear Control Arms, and my own custom alignment. The car was very easy to drive to the limits and just lacked downforce in the higher speed sweeping turns. Much of the factory body roll could be avoided if you stayed away from sharp steering inputs and the sticky Hankook R-S3 tires had very even wear.
Plans are to get an upgraded turbo, fueling, braking, aero and coilover suspension installed before competing in the 2012 One Lap of America in the spring to bring it up to the performance levels I had on tap last year.
You can see the latest info at the TeamIGLOOracing.com website here:
I hope to have this car ready to race in 600+ crank HP trim before the 2012 One Lap of America, watch for more videos as various upgrades are tested. You can bet that one of the upgrades will include a full fire suppression system as well!
Duel at De Anza 2011
a short film explaining what auto cross / auto-x is shot at the 42nd the duel at de anza 2011
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR - Rob Fraser Reviews
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, colloquially known as the Lancer Evo, or Evo, is a car manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. There have been ten official versions to date, and the designation of each model is most commonly a roman numeral. All of them share a two litre, turbocharged engine and four-wheel drive system.In 2008, the latest generation Lancer Evolution X was launched worldwide, and featured an all-new 291 hp (217 kW) inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine and a full-time all wheel drive powertrain.
Mitsubishi Evolution X - Final Drive
On February 1st, 2011 - we braved one of the worst winter storms, pitting a legend of rally, against the forces of nature... Or perhaps we just found it all too tempting to take an Evo X out into the snow.
Video by: Michael Nardi
Camera & Chase Car: Nickolas Nardi
Hang Cam: Steve Anderson
Duel at DeAnza 2011
OSP '73 VW Super Beetle - 52.303
This course was between gears for me and I was shifting a couple times per lap. I lucked out and got to run while it was still dry :)