Nick From ModBargains Goes To ST Octane Academy - Blog

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST News and Reviews' started by BlueBomber, May 1, 2014.

  1. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

    Hey Ford ST enthusiasts, join me and my friend Kevin in my 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as we road trip from Los Angeles to Ford ST Octane Academy at Miller Motorsports Park and relay our experience at Hoonigan Headquarters in SLC. We hope you join us for the fun!

    I will be posting photos and videos and chronicling our experience both getting there and the experience of the Academy. Check it out and support me by reading my posts! :)
    #socalford #fordfiesta #Fiestamovement #fourtankadventure #fiestast #fordst #Hoonigan #aintcare

    http://blog.modbargains.com/nick-modbargains-goes-to-ford-st-octane-academy-day-1/

    http://blog.modbargains.com/nick-modbargains-goes-to-ford-st-octane-academy-day-2/

    http://blog.modbargains.com/nick-modbargains-goes-to-ford-st-octane-academy-day-3/
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2014
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  3. bryramos

    bryramos Member

    Thanks for sharing. Great to read about your road trip. Looking to hear about your review on the ST Octane Academy.
     
  4. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

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  5. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think most people I know were there this past weekend. My Facebook and Instagram feed were packed with pictures.
     
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  6. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

    OHH you're the dude who liked all the posts.
    I hashtagged the jesus out of #fiestamovement
     
  7. mad.radhu

    mad.radhu New Member

    Good write up, looking forward to day 3. Best trip report from the octane academy i've read so far.
     
  8. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    yes, that is most likely the case.
     
  9. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

  10. bryramos

    bryramos Member

    Nice write-up. Enjoyed reading your experience.
     
  11. mad.radhu

    mad.radhu New Member

    Fantastic, thanks so much for this.
     
  12. Deanh

    Deanh Member

    was there myself Nick on the 22nd, best part ( didnt really care for the Autocross ) was track time, MAN that Fiesta ST performs, the 4 wheel drifts were priceless....awesome time and the Instructors were just a great bunch of people...recall the tommy Lee Jones look-alike....great guy...and mischevious...
     
  13. golfhack

    golfhack Member

    I just went on the 7th and had my hot lap with Tommy Lee Jones, it was freaking fun!

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  14. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

    Dave are you talkin about Cam, cos thats who I had and who it sounds like you're describing.

    guys from Laguna Niguel IIRC?
     
  15. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

    Also who is going to ST Performance Academy / Ecoboost Challenge / EcoBoost Drive
     
  16. Deanh

    Deanh Member

    Thats him, fantastic guy, mean sense of humour....
     
  17. Deanh

    Deanh Member

    my hot lap was with Drew....another great guy....
     
  18. BlueBomber

    BlueBomber Active Member

    I had Cam as our Lead-Follow instructor as well as for my instructor ridealong, for the hot lap I got Tyler, he didn't say much but he was pretty goddamn quick

    Best advice I got from Cam was needing to steer less to get the car to actually corner better and broaden the arc of my line more and use more of the red-n-white kerbs

    Mean sense of humor but great guy.
     
  19. Deanh

    Deanh Member

    Tyler was in the car with me for the first couple of laps for instruction, best thing he told me is it wasnt my car, and instead of braking 20% then going to 80% to brake 80% then back off...then everything clicked and it was go time....I caught the guy in the FOCUS ST and had to slow down...my only complaint is I wanted more time....and Cam was an absolute hoot...and PS, dont be surprized if somewhere down the line yours truley contacts you reagrding a miltek exhaust...
     
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  20. Deanh

    Deanh Member

    Also, I made note of the lack of bridgestones on the cars....BF Goodrich.....apparently a sponsor...
     
  21. wash

    wash Active Member

    When I was there I talked to a guy who worked there and he said several tires were tested and they chose what worked well.

    My instructor almost passed the driver in front of him on the hot lap.

    I would name names but I'm horrible with names.
     

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