Posted this YouTube video primarily as motivation and something to review/watch when I revisit this track. Due to work and lack of life balance my trips to the track decreased from every ~6 weeks to every couple months at best in 2017. In 2018 I only made it to a track a couple of sessions. Because of that I am getting very rusty. Whenever I get back again I plan on beginning and practicing left foot braking which has a learning curve and will slow me down until I learn the technique. Anyway, the point is it seems like I will not be breaking my personal best times in the near future! So, I wanted to post this video which is a collection of my best lap times at the track I frequent the most. They will be my baseline for lap times going forward.
Motorsport Ranch, Cresson, Texas (MSR-C)
9012 Performance Court, Cresson, TX 76035
Car: 2008 Lotus Exige-S 240
~2255lbs with driver
Wheels - F:16x7 R:17x8
Tires - Hoosier R7 F: 205/45-16 R:225/40-17
Additional ~ -1deg camber in front Ohlin coil overs with Lotus Cup car valving and springs
BWR Sway bar Homemade front splitter (simply got tired of replacing factory one)
Traction control off. No stability control. ABS = Yes.
AiM SOLO DL with Smartycam v2.1
MSR-C 1.7 CCW - on vid @00:07
Counter Clockwise direction (normal)
Two heat cycles on tires ~73deg F
Lap time: 01:21.806
MSR-C 1.7 CW - on vid @01:42
Clockwise direction (backwards)
13 heat cycles on tires
Lap time: 01:21.855
MSR-C 3.1 - on vid @03:21
Counter Clockwise is only direction
22 heat cycles on tires
Lap time: 02:25:906
Hard to believe, but I have never run MSR-C's 1.3 configuration (CCW is only direction).