|Testing the Advan A052 |
NNJR SCCA - 5-25-2019
NNJR SCCA - 5-25-2019As far as times though, well, it wasn't great but I don't blame the tire. The new softer springs are here, ready to be installed now. In the interest of expediency, the car's going back to Speedsport Tuning when they get back from their PCA club race at The Glen so she can be fully sorted before the NEPA autocross at Poconos Raceway in June. If you look at the videos of my runs especially the helmet cam, you can see how much I'm getting tossed around the car even fully strapped in with a 6-pt harness because of how overly sprung she is right now. I had the grip in the tires but could not take advantage of it as the bumps and undulations really made her super hard to drive and put power down. I'd frequently engage ABS in the brake zones as my front tires kept getting bumped off the pavement and frequently the jolts would be enough to force my foot off the gas pedal. It's a horrible mess to be honest and if I can't get her to glide over undulations, then there's no way I'll have competitive pace for Nationals so some drastic changes in suspension setup need to be made. Softening the shocks overall helps a bit with this but at the sacrifice of transition speed. It's really killing me in the slaloms. Really looking forward to what more compliant suspension and these tires can do in upcoming events.