Thunderhill Raceway

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Road Racing' started by MLKN, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    Signed up with NCRC for this event in the Solo group. Anyone else wanna come? Around $160 for the day on the 3 mile track.
     
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  3. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    In order to keep this forum cleaner I decided to just make a topic dedicated to events at an individual raceway and we can post Dates, videos, feedback, results under the track thread. I am going to Thunderhill
    August 2. I hope some of you will consider signing up.

    Feel free to post Thunderhill related material in this thread
     
  4. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    I'll be there with NCRC on Sept 19th. I avoid thill in the summer months. Way too hot.

    I'm usually in Open group and/or instructing but I'll be in Point-by group this time since the FiST is a new platform to me and want to learn it at a lower speed first.

    BTW, great idea around starting track-centric threads! :)
     
  5. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    Thanks. This will be my first event with NCRC. I've heard they are a good group.

    You will get used to the car quickly and then get annoyed waiting to pass people in the turns. It out handles many "better" cars in the turns but loses ground on straights.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2014
  6. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Sounds like you might not want to be in Solo group then. ;)
     
  7. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    I don't want to get overconfident. I'm happy just harassing porches and bmws and taking the opportunity when it comes.
     
  8. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Sounds like a good plan for sure! Hopefully I will see you out at the track at some point.
     
  9. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    I'll be at Sonoma end of September with NASA. If you aren't burnt out from THill you should come by. Message me if you sign up.
     
  10. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    Just completed the day and in the heat the FiST had a little trouble. The temp was 100-103 for much of the day and the biggest thing I noticed was the weakness of the stock braking hardware and stock tires. I did max out the temp gauge on one session which was a little concerning. I've posted some video. I'll try to add more feedback later.

    Note the passing of the Ferrari 458 Competizione. Had a tough time chasing down the Mustang with trackpack.


     
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  11. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Thanks for posting the video! Looks like fun as usual. Now you know why I don't do Thill events anymore in the summer. ;)

    Is your FiST stock?

    If you turn in a little earlier in turn 14 and basically hook the rumble strip there that's the fast line through there. Turn 3 too, if you hug the inside it's the flattest part of that off camber corner and usually the fastest.
     
  12. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    My brother (FoST owner) and I are thinking about going down and trying the "new section" at T-hill in November. Anyone interested?

    Edit: sorry to thread jack. Will create new thread.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
  13. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    No problem. I designed this thread to be all things Thunderhill.
     
  14. MLKN

    MLKN Active Member

    Haha. Yeah it was too hot. But also not crowded. I won't be going back in summer.

    It was my first day there and thanks for the feedback. I definitely hug the rumble strip on 3 most people say to write off 14 and use it to set up for 15 and the front straight (which I tried to do). My best lap was 2:22 at 107 mph. I'd be curios what others have managed, stock or otherwise.
     
  15. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Best I've done is 2:02 at Thunderhill... but in my Evo 8. ;)

    My first time there in the FiST will be in September.
     
  16. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Who with, and which new section? The 5 mile or just the west section?
     
  17. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    Open testing on West section. Couldn't post link - check out Motorsport reg date Nov 30th.
     
  18. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Nov 30th on the 3 mile track? Shows Zoom Zoom which is a motorcycle event.

    The 2 mile event is a open test day.
     

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