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2021 AutoX Points season log. 2019 Performance on Mountain Pass Performance parts.

With 11 events on my points schedule this year I figured I should start a place to dump videos and updates for anyone interested.

Car is a 2019 Performance on MPP Sport Coilovers & MPP Corkscrew front upper control arms. Wheels are 19x10 MRR M600 wrapped in 265/35/19 Bridgestone RE71R. In full transparency all parts, wheels and tires were purchased at full retail pricing much to my wife's dismay.

Event #1 was last week, a friend of mine (who AutoX's his LR AWD Model 3) co-drove my car (I owed him for helping me with the suspension). He ended up besting me by 0.02. He ended up 7th in overall raw time and I was 9th of 105 drivers. I find this to be an interesting comparison as he is very smooth and "zen" and I come from years of wrestling a supercharged 2014 Corvette around course so I am very much the opposite... yet results ended up almost the same. We both knew we were working with something special after our first runs in the car, the car is much more controlled and having front camber has transformed the way this car drives. We both were a second faster than another Model 3 Performance with sway bars and 265 RS4's.

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Event 2 was today.

I wasn't planning on having a co-driver today but a friend who drives a C4 Corvette told me the car wouldn't start this morning and asked if he could drive my car. I said sure, why not.

We had a great battle at first with him running a 31.679 and then me answering back with a 31.241, he went 31.081 and I sucked and ran a 31.253. Then I went into the trailer to work while he was able to make 2 unanswered runs. He went 33.442 hitting 2 cones and 31.326. The next heat he went 30.133 and I answered back with a 30.169, I figured we were going to be fighting for that last couple hundredths but then he went up and put up a 29.262 which put him in FTD (Fastest of the day, 1st in raw) by almost 8 tenths on the next quickest guy. Due to work assignments I had 3 more unanswered runs to try and find almost 9 tenths of a second. I went 30.379, 30.233 and a 30.002, good enough to put me into 4th overall fastest time out of 97 drivers.

So my car got overall FTD pretty significantly over some very fast cars and drivers... We put 1.8-2.5 seconds on my codriver from last week in his LR AWD w/acceleration boost with MPP Party Box, MPP Rotors and 255/40/18 RE71R. This car is incredible and I have 9 events left to pull it together and stop giving out codrives to better drivers.

Video. I was slightly ahead of him until I blew the middle section.

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Event #3 yesterday and another FTD for the car. This time with me driving it 😂. This car has now been FTD for 2 out of 3 events so far, it's really a great setup!

There's a running joke now since the only Model 3's that AutoX locally are blue....

I was cochair of the event so I helped design and setup the course... and my first run I got embarrassingly lost, like... ran it basically backwards lost. I guess that's what happens when you get overconfident you know it since you set it up and don't actually walk it. After that I went 33.081 +1 cone, 31.391 +1 cone and the heat ended. I was feeling pretty down after that but had 3 more runs to make up for it after lunch. I started off with a 32.107 which would have been enough for FTD but then went 31.690 and 31.673 putting my FTD gap at 0.531

We ended pretty early due to about half the normal turnout since we conflicted with another local event so we got fun runs in and of course I managed to run a 31.030 in fun runs!!! (Why I never do them lol). Video below has my best competition run, my fun run and then a good friend driving a Tesla for the first time, the reactions are the best but not work safe!

Shake and Carlin were sharing Shakes car (2019 Stealth Performance with Eibach sways and 265 Hankook RS4's). Carlin ended up beating Shake in his own car (just like he did to me week 1).

Also in my fun run the second time coming through the green crossover gate you can hear nice clunks on braking, seems my lower control arm bolts are loose again :confused:

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Another event, another FTD. Bought a GoPro Hero 9 last week, first time using it. Had HyperSmooth on, not sure I like what it did.

Eric was actually in his 2019 GT3 PDK, those 2 guys swap and change cars so often we can't keep up in the computer :p

Shake and Carlin both started in Carlins 2019 LR AWD with MPP Party Box & Rotors but ended up cording one of the RE71R's so they switched to Shakes 2019 "Stealth" Performance halfway through the event.


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Ran home and swapped the MPP Corkscrew Arms and coilovers back to street settings, swapped stock wheels on and left for an 8 hour drive to the Smokey Mountains for a week. Hitting Tail of the Dragon. 2 weeks off without an event and then 2 more for the spring season.

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TOTD is awesome. I got a couple of decently clean runs down and back up to the lake. My wife was not amused and told me she would never ride with me on that road again, she thought it was going to be a scenic drive lol. The smile you see is a "I'm going to murder you" smile.

Video from both ways, up was a bit more aggressive... and I played ice cream truck from the external speaker the whole way which had a couple of good reactions, you can see someone dancing on the side of the road.

Video from the rear camera of a 87-91 Corolla sending it pretty hard behind me on the last parts heading back up.

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What power bias is everyone running? 50/50, 40/60, etc.? Curious what people prefer!

I'm 50/50. I started off 35/65 figuring it would be more like home after AutoXing a 620rwhp Corvette for years before the Tesla but I ended up going back to 50/50 and deciding to learn to drive the car like that. It's worked out pretty well.
 
Back to AutoX after our trip down to the dragon...

Ended up 3/86 in raw time and 2/86 in pax. The 04 GT3 got his fresh Hoosiers and unleashed hell upon the course and the Civic Type R is bolton/tune with 315 Hoosiers. Drove like crap, don't know what I was doing... but don't think I could have caught the Hoosier guys.

One more event for the Spring then on break until the Fall with this club. May run an event or two in the summer but nothing in stone.


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These guys are starting to get salty.... lol.

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What power bias is everyone running? 50/50, 40/60, etc.? Curious what people prefer!
Every time I play with this thinking I can tune the car, I come back to 50/50.

I accidentally chose my "wet" setup once (which wasn't really set up). That ran 65F/35R for multiple sessions with me wondering what was going on with the car. When I changed it to 50/50 I immediately picked up over a second on a 60s course.

I already find the car a bit rear traction limited powering out of a tight corner, and I've never found a consistent improvement going more rearward. Get over 65% rear and I can't get on WOT as early as I have to manager the rear end too much.

I'm sure this is variant based on your tires and alignment.
 
Every time I play with this thinking I can tune the car, I come back to 50/50.

I accidentally chose my "wet" setup once (which wasn't really set up). That ran 65F/35R for multiple sessions with me wondering what was going on with the car. When I changed it to 50/50 I immediately picked up over a second on a 60s course.

I already find the car a bit rear traction limited powering out of a tight corner, and I've never found a consistent improvement going more rearward. Get over 65% rear and I can't get on WOT as early as I have to manager the rear end too much.

I'm sure this is variant based on your tires and alignment.
That is good information - My theory is thinking I can reduce a little on power understeer in certain turns with 45/55 but I probably still need to clean up my driving a little to reduce under steer. How about regen settings? I have found more speed by reducing mine a little.
 

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