In an effort to prove that Hyde is not a "drag queen", I entered him this past weekend in an SCCA Solo 1 Hill Climb Event. Results below:
Pagoda Hill climb: Day 1 Results
Previous Hill Record for SM2 was 64 seconds.
Fabio (yellow Mr2) set a new hill record for our class of 61 seconds.
Travis (red Mr2) had a best run (I think) of 66 seconds
White MK1 (don't the guy's name off hand ..nice fellow though )
My 4 runs, in order, were:
73 seconds (course was wet and I was, quite honestly, scareed )
The thing that has me excited is the I know exactly where I improved on each run.
Fabio's expereince and sticky tires are winning over Hyde's HP.
I am running 20 psi of boost, and Fabio is running 14 psi in a TD06.
Travis is also on a TD06 ... not sure what boost level.
Here are some pics my wonderful girlfriend Cindy took today:
Pagoda Hill climb: Day 2 Results
Wow ... what a day!
I really got into the groove with the hill today. It was the most amazing racing experience I have ever had. I really got into a zone.
Imagine: topping 110 mph on public backroads up a hill knowing there is no oncoming traffic and that the "course" is all yours.
I am addicted.
I reflect on what I expereinced this weekend and it was almost insane, if it wasn't so controlled.
... back to results:
Fabio set a new hill record for the SM2 class of a low 61 seconds today ... on his last run of the day he bettered himself with a 60.99!!!!!! Amazing run.
After analyzing my runs and figuring out where I was lacking courage, I located several spots on the hill that I was lifting when my foot should have been planted.
I also upped my boost. I managed back-to-back 61.9s and 61.7s.
**note #1 - I was on street tires, Fabio was on Khumo race tires.
He was running at TD06 @ 14 psi.
I was running my T3T4 at 22.5-23.5 psi!
It was an interesting battle of expereince & tires vs horsepower.
... and he deservingly won!
*note #2 - Fabio ended a squirrels day in the most awful way
Anyway, MR2s dominated the day.
Fabio and I finished one two in SM2.
A MK1 NA won his class and a MKI SC also won their class.
MR2s did well
Fabio and I got awesome trophy plaques (I'm in the black, Fabio is in the blue):