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Old 10-01-2019, 11:43 AM   #101
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Thanks for sharing! Very nice build. It's great to see someone pushing the FA20 platform as an all around track car package and not just in the power department.
^ this has become my favorite 15+ because of it
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:21 AM   #102
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Thanks for sharing! Very nice build. It's great to see someone pushing the FA20 platform as an all around track car package and not just in the power department.
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^ this has become my favorite 15+ because of it

Thank you my dudes/dudettes! Some how all of this turned into a mission to showcase the FA20 engine, and the WRX. So far its been pretty good, the motor has held up well over 70K miles, and 10 track events. UOA from a few months ago seemed fine, so we'll keep going.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:42 AM   #103
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Quick Update -

Car is doing good, but if you saw the download video from Thunderhill East and hopefully you caught the section where I talk about tire wear, then you know I got a tire wear issue. While the Nankangs are great tires, there was some unacceptable wear during the 20-30 laps thrown down at the track day.

Immediately coming home, I spent the last few days shooting some emails and making phone calls. I have to get to the root of the problem, because the tire wear we saw is unsustainable. As much as I love beating the **** out of the car, I can't afford to keep buying tires for it and realistically something is wrong.

My first call was to Wyatt at Motion Control Suspension. I can't reiterate how freaking awesome this company is. I get Wyatt on the phone, and I start asking about whether or not this is a rebound issue with the coilover. He shoots that idea down immediately. He thinks its a spring rate issue. Currently the car rides on 650/700 springs (front/rear), and he thinks the car is rolling and pitching to much in the corners. Because of this roll and pitch, I'm unintentionally compensating with camber and tire pressure. His suggestion, move my spring rate to 850/900 (front/rear).

I think this makes sense. If I'm honest, the car has a STUPID amount of camber in it. I've also always needed to run high tire pressures which from my homework says I'm over by maybe 4-5 psi. However, it just seemed to be what I needed to run.

My next call was to the company I purchased the tires from. They've been around the game for a long while, and specialize in sticky tires for hpde/trackday applications. Their answer was not so enlightening. Essentially I was told that I'm not letting the tire warm up, and that I'm sliding the tire too much. They also said they would contact Nankang and ask on my behalf.

My issue with this answer is multi-fold. I know what a warmed up sticky tire feels like, and I know what a cold tire feels like. Given the ambient temperatures at the track 95F+ the tires warmed up FAST. It never felt like I didn't have grip and I never experienced the tire letting go suddenly when it wasn't expected. On top of that, I don't fancy myself an aggressive driver. Personally, I think I'm reserved. I don't slide the car, and if the car pushes, I immediately wait for it to come back to me. So, I'm kinda just tabling the info I got from the tire distributor on the back burner...it just doesn't jive with me.

Lastly, I tried to get a hold of Nankang themselves. Unfortunately with these companies its not so easy. The AR1 is not listed on any of the US Nankang websites. If I called any of these US based divisions, they'd likely have no clue what I'm talking about. I tried reaching out to Nankang UK, which is where these tires have been selling for a few years now. The response was, less than ideal. The rep completely missed my question about the wear on the groove and just told me to lower my pressures. I've sent a follow up email clarifying my questions in an attempt to see what they say.

In the meantime, a new set of springs have been ordered and the car is registered for to return to Laguna Seca at the end of October. I've also ordered the most aggressive front pad Gloc makes for the car. Laguna was tough on the R16 pads the last time we were there, so hopefully the R18 pads will take the heat better.



Oh and here is the full session 4 video from the track day. This would be the session I decide that its too hot, and the tires are starting to slide. You can judge for yourself if I'm an aggressive slide the car everywhere driver.

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Old 10-08-2019, 11:08 AM   #104
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Here's a video outlining how to make a brake duct intake for the 2015-2017 lower grille.

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Old 10-10-2019, 10:21 AM   #105
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Quick update here -

New spring have arrived and been installed into the car. Took the time to inspect the coilovers, and everything is looking great. I did notice the balls of the monoballs can now be moved by hand, I think thats just the teflon breaking in and taking a "set". The whole process was pretty painless and took about 2-3 hrs while stopping to chat with neighbors who were walking by.

We'll if the springs help with laptimes or tire wear. I also got a message from a buddy also using nankang ar1s with the exact same wear pattern, so it sounds like this might be just how the tire wears. No idea.

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Old 10-10-2019, 10:24 AM   #106
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I've started using the Podium platform from Autosport Labs, the manufacturer of my datalogger. The will contain every log from every track day I've done. All the data will be available to anyone and everyone to review.

There's alot more functions inside of Podium and we will look to utilize them in the coming months.

https://podium.live/u/racecarWRX
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:53 AM   #107
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Car gets some new brake pads today! Just in time for Laguna Seca! I pulled the R16/R12 combo out of the calipers and dropped in the new R18/R14 pads. Hopefully these stand up to the heat of Seca and we can go out there and have some fun.



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Old 10-21-2019, 01:08 PM   #108
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:10 AM   #109
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Edit: nevermind. That is weird tire wear. I included advice for excessive edge wear before but even wear/delamination is bizarre.

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Old 11-01-2019, 12:31 AM   #110
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Edit: nevermind. That is weird tire wear. I included advice for excessive edge wear before but even wear/delamination is bizarre.
On the ar1? I spoke with a few local guys that use them, same thing. Shrugs.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:33 AM   #111
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Fastest Lap from Laguna Seca on Monday.

https://youtu.be/BrBrlscutgc

Session 3 was also rather exciting. I had a great time chasing a few guys. However I had to sent the car off track to avoid a Vette, couldn't slow the car down as I was at the limit of the brakes.

https://youtu.be/yaESB_gB4dI
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:54 AM   #112
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A download video about Laguna Seca. Biggest take away here is 1. Still need to address brakes 2. The friction circle is starting to develop nicely.

https://youtu.be/UGRPsxbZ6YM
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Old 01-31-2020, 09:11 AM   #113
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All last year the car struggled with brake fade and stopping power, so after installing brake cooling ducts and trying multiple brake compounds I've given up on the idea of running 17 inch rims. The WRX now has a set of Titan 7 R10 18x9.5, which means they will fit a bigger big brake kit! Enter the Essex AP Racing CP9668 BBK.

In this video we cover some of the pros and cons moving to a bigger BBK, the controversy over Powerstop remanufacturer calipers, and show you how to install STi rear Brembos on a WRX.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:22 PM   #114
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While we are waiting for this virus to pass, I've jumped into a sim racing league. The shootout is being hosted by OnGrid, a California based HPDE organization.

I will be live streaming my onboard feed during each of the rounds. I believe OnGrid will have their own stream and announcers as well.

First round is tonight, with practice starting @ 6PM PST. First race starts at 7:20PM, and second race starts at 8:00PST

Shootout Schedule:
RD1: 03/30/2020 - Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm - Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm - Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm - Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm All times in PST

RD2: 04/02/2020 - Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm - Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm - Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm - Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm All times in PST

RD3: 04/06/2020 - Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm - Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm - Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm - Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm All times in PST

RD4: 04/09/2020 - Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm - Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm - Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm - Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm All times in PST

RD5: 04/13/2020 - Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm - Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm - Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm - Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm All times in PST

RD6: 04/16/2020 - Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm - Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm - Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm - Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm All times in PST

RD7: 04/20/2020 - Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm - Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm - Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm - Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm All times in PST


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Onboard video from tonights OnGrid Sim Shootout Heat 1

Pretty sure I caused a big pile up at the start because I didn't know when to go. Sorry to all the guys in the back!! First few laps were a fun chase of the red miata, and the finally a back and forth between a green/blue miata #29. A lot of the offs were from trying to avoid contact. I just installed heliocorsa, but really didn't know how to use it. As a result, I just tried to give drivers room whenever I thought they were there. Not sure who the red miata was, or the blue/green one was, but I had a ton fun racing side by side with you guys.

Unfortunately after Heat 1 I removed my VR headset, which screwed up the tracking. I thought I could quickly leave the server and reload AC but that resulted in me not being able to log in for Heat 2. I should really figure out how to recenter my headset without having to close the game and log back in.

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Old 04-02-2020, 10:27 AM   #115
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OnGrid Sim Shootout Round 2 @ Mid Ohio is tonight!

Ongrid's stream will also be running: https://twitch.tv/edgetvgaming

RD2: 04/02/2020 - All times in PST
Practice: 6pm - 6:30pm
Qualify: 6:45pm - 7:05pm
Race1: 7:20pm - 745pm
Race2: 8:00pm - 8:25pm

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Heat 1:

Huge pile up on turn 1, I ran someone off track, my apologizes. I was starring my rear view celebrating that I got out clean and never noticed you on the heliocorsa. After I managed to snake past the turn 1 carnage and tried to keep up with 1st n 2nd. In turn 4, 1st and 2nd had a run in, and I passed a car but gave up the spot shortly after. I knew I was slower, wasn't going to catch 1st and was only holding up 3rd. Figured that I'd be happy with 3rd and not have to deal with Kevin behind me trying to pass the entire time.

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Reverse grid makes for a wild time. I managed to get through turn 1, and turn 2 (sorta) but had a run in with a car down the back straight which spun resulted in a big off. From in car, I thought I was holding my line, but when review the twitch stream it seemed I may have drifted over. I can't completely tell. There were also three cars tightly packed in on that corner. Also almost took out a car coming down the back straight when trying to turn around, my bad! Not sure if he had to dodge or made it through OK.

That pretty much set the tone for the rest of heat 2. Kept the car out and tried to race back, but it had a rough pull to the right. It even caused me to clip a barrier later on. It was fun trying to race back on broken car though, it was so loose everywhere.

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Old 04-06-2020, 10:45 AM   #116
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Round 3 Tonight @ Sonoma!


Round 3 Sonoma: 04/06/2020 - All times in PST
Qualify: 8:00pm - 8:20pm
Race1: 8:25pm - 8:45pm
Race2: 8:50pm - 9:10pm

Times are a rough estimate.

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Heat 1:

Hell of a race. I have a blue/green car behind me for a hot minute, and I was struggling to keep from making mistakes. While this was going, I had a red car spin out right in front of me and I almost t boned it. Got lucky. This plus some mistakes let the blue/green car catch me and ultimately he go on the inside of me going into 7, we went two wide, and I managed to come out slightly ahead and on the inside for the start of turn 8. Somewhere along the way I managed to pass 3rd, but I think there was a crash somewhere? I don't remember.

Heat 2:

Reverse grid is CRAZY. Lots of dodging from the start, and someone how managed to make it through a bunch of cars. I also totally missed my braking point for turn 11, and unintentionally dived down on someone. Luckily I didn't take anyone out. Later in the race, I had a run on a red car coming out of 11, and there happened to be some lap traffic in front of him. It opened the door for me to run on the outside of turn 1 going into turn 2. There was just enough room for me to squeeze by. I know there was some contact here, and I did see a spin in my rear view. Sorry!! Also managed to get another sketchy pass going into Turn 6 later in the race. Took the inside down in the carousel and almost lost it under braking.

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Old 04-07-2020, 02:39 PM   #117
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Those are beautiful shocks and brakes

What are your thermals like on hot tracks out in California ?
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Old 04-09-2020, 03:01 PM   #118
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Those are beautiful shocks and brakes

What are your thermals like on hot tracks out in California ?
Are you asking about coolant and oil temps? Higher than i'd like. I can see coolant go above 220 regularly. I'm not comfortable with it, but a lot of the aftermarket radiators are not better than stock. I'm hunting for a solution.

Oil can get up there too. 250-270 is not uncommon. Once I start hitting 260, I start to back off.

Right now the focus is getting the half cage in, then I'll circle back to cooling.
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Old 04-09-2020, 03:01 PM   #119
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Round 4 @ COTA tonight.


Times are PST

Qualifying: 8PM
Heat 1: 8:25PM
Heat 2: 8:30PM

OnGrid's stream: http://twitch.com/edgetvgaming

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OnGrid Cyber Shootout @ COTA

Heat 1 :
Heat 2 :

Heat 1 -
Way off the pace during qualifying, COTA is a tough track. This put me in 7th, but my game plan was to sit tight, and wait for people to take each other out. COTA + miata = dive bombs everywhere. That and knowing I was almost 2 seconds of the pace had me super worried about being either 1. Rear ended or 2. Pushed of track, so I tried to be as conservative as possible. At the start, I snagged 6th in turn 1 and a few corners later onto the back straight, I saw the first attempt at diving towards the inside. This pushed a bunch of cars wide off the track and I think took out Kevin. The result was, I found myself in 4th. At this point I had a purple car on my tail, and a super fast leader pack in front of me. I tried to stay as close as I could to the leader pack waiting for a mistake, while trying to fend off the car in my rear view. A few laps later, someone in the leader pack went for a dive into Turn 1, and you guessed it...contact. 3rd place! But the purple car behind started getting closer, and within a lap was put the moves on me going into the back straight. Luckily I got a run off the turn, and managed to pass him on the back straight into the next corner. Finally the car behind him caught up, they started to fight it out, and I was able to run away. Eye squarely set on the 2 cars in front of me, I tried to set some clean laps. And again, without having to wait more than half a lap, another dive attempt into Turn 1 resulted in me passing both 1 and 2 to take the leader. 1st!! At this point, the pressure is on to set clean laps full well knowing that everyone behind me is capable of 1:30s while at my best I can do a high 1:31. I peeped the time left in the race, and realized it would be close...my guess 2-3 laps remaining. Under pressure, knowing what was at stake and how much time I had to fend faster guys off, I cracked. One lap from the finish, someone dove to my inside of T1. It was clean, I held my line, they held theres but going into Turn 2 they came down onto rumble strip and made contact. This resulted in us both spinning. I managed to keep the car relatively straight, get back on the track, and somehow was still in 3rd. DOH!!!!/YAY!!! As you see from the video, a huge battle then ensued with 4 and 5 in the back section after the back straight. 2 fast guys, and 1 slow guy (me). It resulted in us going 3 wide down the front straight for the finish, or so we though. There was some confusion because what we thought was the final lap, actually ended up being the parade lap with everyone still racing for position. Which means, I managed to snag 3rd! Wow!

Heat 2 -

Reverse Grid... If caution was the name of the game in Heat 1, Heat 2 would require something next level. I started almost at the back, and just waited for carnage in Turn 1. We all knew something was going to happen, and probably the largest wreck we've seen in this entire shootout unfolded in front of me. Somehow, I managed to get through. With, still, a huge pack of cars in front of me, I just tried to make it through the esses without rear ending anyone and being rear ended myself. As we approached the corner onto the back straight, I tried to stay close to the pack but not too close. BAM again more carnage. This cycle of carnage pretty much repeated itself at every corner following a straight. It was rinse and repeat. Get in close to the pack before the corner, wait for the carnage, drive through. After the herd thinned out, I found myself in 9th. I just tried to stay clean and consistent. The strategy was: 1. Catch a car, apply pressure to their mirror, force a mistake, then pass or 2. Wait for the cars ahead to battle and take each other out. The plan worked and I found myself in 4th eyeballing 3rd. 3rd took a little bit more time. I knew the race was ending soon and 3rd obviously wanted to keep a podium. Over the next lap, I applied pressure, and waited. 3rd would wash out on mid/exit, and I would take the inside but give plenty of space. While I wanted to take the position, I didn't want to have any contact. I repeated this over and over, until finally I thought it would be clean stick. Right before the last lap, I took 3rd position coming out of the last corner, and that sealed the deal. The last lap was uneventful.

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Old 04-14-2020, 10:59 AM   #120
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OnGrid Cyber Shootout @ Watkins Glen

Heat 1:

Heat 2:

Heat 1 -
At the last lap of qualifying, I jumped from 5th to 2nd. Somehow I managed to drop a qualifying lap 2 tenths faster than my personal best. I found myself actually being able to see the starting line. The start of the race was clean up front, but I found myself trying to keep up with Kevin. The first few laps were me settling in, and trying to close the gap to 1st. Some how, I managed to reel in 1st, and even get myself in position to try to pass in T1. I pulled out, and realized that I wasn't didn't have enough speed on him, but Kevin braked and stays outside. He was playing it safe, COTA was fresh in his mind. I promptly thanked him on discord, and honestly had more to say but we were racing for the lead. We continued to race, and it was...EPIC for like 3/4 of a lap. In my excitement from being the leader...I turned in to early at T9 and tapped the wall on corner exit. I didn't even get to lead for 1 lap. #fail The rest of the race was just chasing Kevin, which in all honest was super fun. Hell I think I may have gotten in front of him again at some point? Maybe? But could never stick it. In the middle of all this fun, a black car appeared behind us. Knowing it wasn't going to be Kevin's problem, my focused shifted to trying to fend of the car for as long as possible. For the next 3 or so laps, I wanted a black dot become a black miata, and just prayed for the clock to hurry up and tick faster. Some how, I managed to stay in front, not make any mistakes and take P2.

Heat 2 -
Reverse Grid !!!! Started way in the back of the grid, and almost made it through the start without contact. Somewhere right in the T1 carnage I got tagged. I'm not sure from where, maybe my rear right? Either way, the car didn't suffer too much damage and I was able to keep racing. I found myself behind Kevin...ohhh man again! At first, the two of us were battling it out for position, then after maybe one or two trades, I called out over discord that I didn't want "to keep playing this game", he agreed. With a gentlemen's agreement of sorts to stop racing one another we pushed to catch the guys in front of us. The agreement last for a little bit, until Kevin wash out on the exit of T1. It was my turn to take lead and try to hunt down the car in front of us. We proceeded to reel in Joe, who was yelling out over discord for us to leave him alone. And then the ill fated T1 pass. I got a nice run on Joe going into the front straight, the draft was strong. It was more than enough to go for the pass, and I knew it was risky. I called over discord to Joe, "this is a stupid place to pass", Joe replied "just tell me what you are going to do!". The draft was so strong, I couldn't resist the urge to go for the pass. "I'm going for it!!!!", my famous last words. I missed my braking point, washed out on exit, and Joe tried to dodge me by moving out further. In this entire shenanigans, I manged to tap Joe's rear quarter, I ruined the race for a fellow racer. T1...a stupid place to pass. The rest of the race was uneventful, minus some murmurings of a "**** Shannon 2020 campaign"... Sorry Joe!!!!
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Old 04-17-2020, 01:32 PM   #121
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OnGrid Cyber Shootout Round 6 @ Sebring:

Heat 1:

Heat 2:

Heat 1 - I didn't qualify well, but I guess that didn't matter. Something went wrong with the server, and it restarted qualifying. While our admin, thank you Kendall, tried to figure out the bugs, I sat in the pits. This was a mistake. As we got teleported to the grid for Heat 1, we were lined up in the running order from the second qualifying session. Having sat in the pits for so long, I ended up almost at the back of the grid. Some how I managed to get through the first half of the lap without getting tangled up. As the field started to spread out, I find myself chasing Ryan. I gotta give a big thank you to Ryan, who let me pass, then I proceed to slow his ass down. I actually wanted him to take the spot back because 1. I felt I didn't earn it and 2. I was slowing him down. Then Davis showed up outta no where, and got between Ryan and I, and well, it was not much of a battle. Honestly, there was no point in holding Davis up, from practice I knew he was WAY faster. Over the next several laps, Davis disappears, and Ryan gets into a battle with Cody, which slows the two of them down. Then suddenly on the last lap our race leader, Andrew Lim, spun out in the second to last corner. I'm not entirely sure what happened here, but this solidified the race.

Heat 2 -

Reverse grid...AGAIN! Having finished P3 we started Heat 2 in reverse grid. Turn 1 was without carnage. Someone got spun around on the inside, and both Davis and I came super close to clipping them. Whoever it was, did a great job of hitting their brakes and not rolling backwards onto the track. I was in the middle of counting my chickens, when Davis randomly got clipped in front of me. This took out 4 cars, Cody, Kendall, Davis, and a mysterious red car. Immediately after, I looked up to see Kevin trying to give me little speed bumps on the straight going into the hairpin, T7. I was ****ting my pants right here, really. We got through the corner and, Kevin slid in on my right, and boxed himself in, what a scary place to be!!! I think he decided it was a bad spot, and took up a spot behind somewhere, which paid off because immediately on the next turn someone spun out and tagged the car which would have been right in front of him. I get a little bit of a love tap from Thi, which was fine because he did my paint work anyway. And I find myself chasing down Charles and with a good run. I manage to grab the inside line of Charles going into T15, but I think I braked too late and tapped him, causing him to lose a few spots. (Anyone but Charles!!!, think mid ohio) This let Kevin and Ryan slide past. A few laps go by, and I found myself behind Sensoli and somehow Davis fought his way back up to be in my rearview. I tried to get around Sensoli, which ultimately resulted in Davis getting past me. One lap later , Davis, Sensoli, and I found ourselves going almost 3 wide into T17, and at this point I know we all have different lines. Having practice with Davis, I knew he liked the inside on exit and I should have anticipated him to sweep down, but I wasn't thinking and our three wide action resulted in 1. Sensoli running away and 2. Kevin some how passing us (wasn't he in front of us to begin with??). A couple of turns later, going into the hairpin, I took out Davis again. I let of the gas going into the turn to give myself a buffer for the braking zone, but I was tapped from behind which pushed me into Davis. Yikes. Well, with Davis out, I was left to reel in Sensoli and he put up a hell of a fight. But I was finally able to make a pass stick between T4 and T5 and was off to the races to run away. The rest of the race went by without drama, but I had more than enough for the night.
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Heat #1 -
Heat #2 -

Heat 1 -
Qualified 6th, and I think I gave up a position in turn 2. I managed to get the position back in turn 5, and unfortunately made some light contact with the car behind me going into turn 6. I think it was with Rod, so I apologize for that. I was a bit focused on nailing the turn in for turn 6. The next few laps were focused around chasing down Joe and Andrew in front of me. I had a front row seat to Andrew working on Joe. While I did get close to Andrew, I made a decision to back off because of his car's jumpiness. Eventually Joe clipped the sausage coming out of turn 3, which gave Andrew an opportunity to pass on the inside of turn 4. I tucked in behind Andrew going into turn 5, and tried to follow with but Joe managed to wiggle in between us mid corner. However, I got a run out of turn 5 and passed Joe into turn 6, but Joe immediately picked up my draft coming out of corner and it was game on going into the corkscrew. We come out of the corkscrew, and Joe got me on the inside of Turn 9. We went two wide going into Turn 9, and it was tight! Which resulted in two wide going into Turn 10. After which, I finally made the pass stick. Shout out to Joe for some crazy side by side racing! After all of this action, Andrew pulled away and I go to work chasing him down. Andrew finally caught Malko, and I caught up as they start to battle it out. Unfortunately for Malko, in the heat of the battle, the Twitch announcers wanted to interview to him. Our discord comms are required push to talk, so a mid race interview is challenging. As a result, Andrew got the pass somewhere in the corkscrew but Malko fought back hard.
Given the points standing, I was happy with a finish as close as possible to Andrew. He was the closest person to me in championship points, and close enough that a bad finish in either heat would cost me 3rd in the championship. As a result, I settled into just chugging along, happy to finish where I was but ready to capitalize on anything; risk management. Unfortunately for Malko, in his effort to to chase down Andrew, he lost the rear end in the corkscrew and I took the position behind Andrew. The rest of the race went on without any additional drama.

Heat 2 -
Reverse Grid!!! The last heat of the season, and I know that the closet guy behind me is 8 points away. I'm not thinking about Nicholas or Kevin, I'm thinking about Andrew. My goal this race is to finish ahead or as close as possible to Andrew. I get a bad start on the lights, but this is normal. I got super lucky here, and managed not to rear end the car in front of me going into turn 2. Andrew managed to pass on my outside and I tucked in behind him . He went to work passing cars, and I just did my best to follow along. Next Andrew managed to pass Charles, but I couldn't follow. I'm not entirely sure what happened, but Andrew got a really bad run out of the last turn onto the front straight. This gave both Charles and I a run, and we managed to pass him on our way to turn 1. However, the next think I know, Kevin, Nicholas and Andrew are poking around behind me. But something happens going into turn 5, and I see Kevin ping ponging around the track. What kind of race would it be without Kevin getting kicked around? At this point I'm thinking that I'm sitting pretty, and suddenly Nicholas shows up again. We promptly almost go three wide into the last turn with Frankie, and somehow we all manage to keep it clean. Now without Kevin in sight, I promptly try to negotiate payment over comms in exchange for letting him pass me. He "politely" declines. The last 1/3 of the heat finishes without any excitement and with it the first season of OnGrids Cyber Shootout.
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A quick little update video on the status of the car's roll cage and the sim racing season.

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