I am starting this thread not because I am in Lincoln but because I am not and I enjoy following the event. I thought a new thread for this purpose would be useful. I was watching runs yesterday, and it seems like the west course is much tighter than the east course. In watching a run on the east course, it looked as though the fiesta would do very well while, at the same time, probably be overpowered by the focus and other more powerful GS cars. In looking at the map, I didn't think the west course would be all that tight, but watching a STF mazda2 run the west course makes me think it is a fairly tight course that might play to the fiesta's strengths. The Mazda2 run I watched was of the current 3rd place car. I'll be very interested in what you all think about it. Truly wish I was there.