This past sunday I finally got to run the car at NHSCC. I wasn't really expecting much, so PAXing in the top half and finishing anything other than last in HS was doing pretty well.
Off the line i'd manually shift from 1-2, so it really was just like driving a manual. I was pleased with the whiteline front bar as well, the car would hang on in steady state cornering pretty well. The 2.2 sucks, we all know that my car dynoed 80hp. I think if i had a lighter, more powerful 2.5 GT sedan with a 5mt, i'd have done well enough to be a threat.
The GT wheels are most excellent, but the blizzaks they came with are not. The blizzaks were properly punished:
I'll try to post up some in-car video soon if i can find some hosting.