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MaddMartigan
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Recent Autocross Experience

Today was the day. I finally got to run the car at an autocross event held by the local SCCA chapter.

It was a great day and learning experience. It started off rough with the serpentine belt getting shredded on the way to the track. The stupid power steering pulley (which has been a problem) ended up walking off the pump mostly and that caused the belt to lose alignment and get shredded. I was able to fix it on the side of the road after a quick trip home to retrieve some parts and a spare belt (dumb luck to have one).

I learned how to drive the car a lot better since I've done so many suspension mods. I've learned that in the mid 40's that I have way too much gearing and power overall to expect to be able to get on the throttle in any of the turns. However, I also learned that the Nexen Nfera tires I bought stick like glue as long as I'm off the throttle. I managed to be faster than all of the modern Mustangs by a couple of seconds (44-45 seconds vs. their 47-48 seconds). The car is an absolute beast for sure though. Unfortunately it's a bit too much of a beast for autocross but it's still some of the most fun you can have on four wheels.

Here's a grainy video of one of the runs:
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