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Watch me embarrass myself this weekend at the SCCA Finger Lakes Champ Tour at the Seneca Army Depot runway. I'm one of 10 folks in CAM (Classic American Muscle) with the Cadillac ATS-V. There's 7 of us running in the Contemporary category and 3 in the Traditional one ('60s and '70s muscle cars). Based on the work most of these have, I'm getting my ass handed to me on a platter. My best chance may be Sunday when rain is forecast and I'll be on the skinniest tires and have the lowest power (I have 464 HP!). My goal is simple - not to be DFL (dead f'ing last).

You can see results during the day at http://sololive.scca.com/. I'm in the last run group of the day so probably won't be running until at least 3 PM, if not later. I'm in CAM-C, car number 5. Feel free to kibbutz - I'll join in. Videos to come.
 

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Have a blast, and light 'em up!! Waiting for results!
 

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Welp, not total embarrassment but not my finest hour. I'm not last but that's because one guy's car broke (no brake pedal!) and ended up being disqualified. My time was dead last so... I forgot to record my best run so here's my worst - let me know if it doesn't work:

http://cloud2.zoolz.com/s-RTnFWHzm
 

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Ended up in 4th out of 8 but one had his brake pedal come off on course (pivot pin came off!) and the other 3 bailed due to threat of rain which didn't materialize. Results are here (CAM results are at the bottom):

https://www.scca.com/downloads/45634-full-results/download

I did better on SUnday, narrowing the gap from first from almost 4 seconds (Saturday) to 2.5 seconds (Sunday). The Hankook RS-4s are new to me and I'm trying to figure out tire pressures - I'm close - and this was my first event this year so the rust has to wear off. Here's the best run of Sunday:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jnqk49wipyjyjki/Sunday run 3.mp4?dl=0
 

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I've never been to the Seneca army depot for an event but it looks like there is a lot of room for a fast course - really nice. Looks like it beats RIT's parking lot!
 

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Ended up in 4th out of 8 but one had his brake pedal come off on course (pivot pin came off!) and the other 3 bailed due to threat of rain which didn't materialize. Results are here (CAM results are at the bottom):

https://www.scca.com/downloads/45634-full-results/download

I did better on SUnday, narrowing the gap from first from almost 4 seconds (Saturday) to 2.5 seconds (Sunday). The Hankook RS-4s are new to me and I'm trying to figure out tire pressures - I'm close - and this was my first event this year so the rust has to wear off. Here's the best run of Sunday:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jnqk49wipyjyjki/Sunday run 3.mp4?dl=0
Great job. Good to see you having fun with your ATS-V. I just got a set of the Hankook R-S4's as well (still have 0 miles on them in the shed, will try them out 6/2).
From what I gather from the internet, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R is a faster choice for autocross. Apparently the R-S4 is a good endurance tire - not as fast on the first lap, but remains consistent when hot at the end of a long lapping session, plus is longer wearing than their competitors. The RE-71R is faster on the first lap (doesn't need to be warmed up as much as the R-S4) but will fall off more rapidly when hot and won't last as long.
Enjoy.
Blessings.
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I've never been to the Seneca army depot for an event but it looks like there is a lot of room for a fast course - really nice. Looks like it beats RIT's parking lot!
We haven't run at RIT recently. It was a large lot but runways are a tad bigger. :) The biggest problem with a runway is that they're relatively long and skinny, making various elements harder to fit in - they tend to be long slalom courses. SeAD has a "P" which was likely used for planes to be able to turn around which adds to the ability to put corners into the mix. The turnaround at the middle of the course is always a problem since the runway is crowned in the middle so you're off-camber for the second half. Ya just have to slow down and drive it so you don't OVER-drive it.
 

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Great job. Good to see you having fun with your ATS-V. I just got a set of the Hankook R-S4's as well (still have 0 miles on them in the shed, will try them out 6/2).
From what I gather from the internet, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R is a faster choice for autocross. Apparently the R-S4 is a good endurance tire - not as fast on the first lap, but remains consistent when hot at the end of a long lapping session, plus is longer wearing than their competitors. The RE-71R is faster on the first lap (doesn't need to be warmed up as much as the R-S4) but will fall off more rapidly when hot and won't last as long./QUOTE]

I had RE-71Rs last year and was happy with their performance (not so much with my driving). The reason I went with RS-4s this year was because I was looking for longer tread life due to my use of the car for trips as well as my daughter racing with me. Then she went and bought herself a Civic Si after I had already bought the tires so I'm a single driver this year. Oh, well, just have to wear 'em off...
 
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