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Old 04-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #5258
xluben
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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2002 WRX Sedan
10.3s @ 139mph

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Yesterday NF Performance hosted at track day. It was held on a track at a local college. DCTC has a relatively small/technical track setup for instructional purposes. It's listed at 2.8 miles but typical setup is probably around half of that. It is not super high speed, but it's very technical and a lot of fun!

The weather yesterday was pretty terrible. Right around 32F all day with a mix of snow/sleet/rain. The event had a great turn out despite this terrible weather. Registration was capped at 20 and had been full for weeks. There were 40+ people there including NF staff, drivers, instructors, volunteers and families/friends.

Here are some of the photos I took:





















I was just there to help out and take photos, but I got to spend a fair amount of time on the track myself. I gave out many rides and did my best to put down 600WHP on cold/wet surface. Unfortunately no photos of my car going around, but I did get out there enough to go through nearly a whole tank of gas.

The car did great and held up to the abuse with no issues. With the limited traction there was a lot of sliding/drifting, but in a straight line you can put down a surprising amount of power, even in those conditions. In between the fun times sliding around I did get a chance to work on my lines and felt like the car did very well for such a tight/technical track and a larger turbo.

And I did drive the car to and from the track. The car is still a daily driver! On the way to the track I did have a hiccup where I lost fuel pressure and had to coast off the road (just about a block from the track). It ended up being a bad fuse in the fuel pump hardwire kit. The fuse was replaced and the car was back up and running great!
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