Thread: My first track experience..
07-23-2010, 12:03 AM #1
My first track experience..
Well the lime green M3 got some track time today. I attended the "Red meat and race fuel" day at MSR Houston. http://www.msrhouston.com
I was running late so I didn't have a chance to grab my video camera.. but I will next time.
The car ran great, no major heat soak issues with the VF kit and my oil/water temps seemed to be running quite cool considering the 90+ temps outside. The car is a rocket.. a bit more power than I expected considering this is the first time I have really pushed the car out of turns etc..
I'm hoping some folks will post pictures of the event on the Texasmotorevents.com web site. I barely got there in time to make the first DE group.
What I learned today was no matter how much horsepower you have.. your driving skill is what matters most. I was passed quite embarrassingly... in a turn.. by of all things a Dodge Neon
Of course it was a full blown track car lol..
I am hoping to take their driving course soon and start upping my skill level. I'll be sure to take pics/video next time I'm there.
07-23-2010, 12:07 AM #2
Pics and vids would be badass but that looks like a nice sized track with nothing to run into if you make a mistake.
If you can run in heat in Texas you can run anywhere, impressive.
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^ Do you know the length of the straight by any chance?
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07-23-2010, 09:44 PM #13
You have a beautiful engine bay.
07-23-2010, 11:57 PM #14
Car was way down on power, only did a little over 400 WHP. I was on race fuel so it should have been near 500. My Dynojet on 104 was 503/333.
Anyways, I have some issues to trouble shoot looks like. I have had the new version 3 Alpha N tune flashed from GIAC, replaced the alternator, new battery and installed my direct port meth since my last dyno session. I'm going to need to do another dynojet session with boost/afr readings to see if I have any boost leaks, belt slip etc.. before I pass judgment on the tune being the culprit I need to check my work on the alternator swap to make sure I didn't miss something.
Once I have had a chance to adequately trouble shoot I'll let you guys know what I find. I'm hoping to have OE tuning do my car here pretty soon so I may just make sure my install is sound.
07-24-2010, 01:33 AM #15
Ah! Missed this! I was stuck at work. Either way, MSR is pretty sick. Have you seen their karting days? those are pretty ridiculous too.