Track Day: Extreme Speed Track Events (WSIR: Big Willow)

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Road Racing' started by McRib 1s Back, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Big Willow is the next event at WSIR for Extreme Speed. Here are the details:

    • Event is on February 15th, 2014 (there's an event on Sunday the 16th too)
    • $140 for the day (coupon vouchers are okay for this event too)
    • includes lunch for the driver
    • includes use of a timing transponder (just like SoW)

    Link to event:

    Link to registration:

    *I don't think coupon users will show up as registered users, so a few of us won't be on the tally that's listed online in real-time.

    This is the big track! I know Dave is bullish on this one, who else is in?
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  3. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Can you say WIDE OPEN THROTTLE ?

  4. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Okay, let's go! :)

    That makes two of us now.
  5. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Let's make this even better !!!

    When you register at:
    Enter discount code: willow25

    Your track day will be only $90.00
    This still includes timing and lunch.

    You can't beat this.

  6. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    This is coming up.
    Time to register.

  7. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    One more week, still time to register.

  8. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    He's right, let's make this a club event! :)

    Even if you can't commit now, you can just show up and pay full price. It doesn't look like it will sell out.

    Also, if this is your first event, I'll offer you my coupon at my price! So, that's $70 for the first person to reply. I can only use two at a time. Maybe that will entice someone?
  9. late apex

    late apex New Member

    Hey, told Dave trying to get the day off .will let u know later....Hope I can make it
  10. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    One other thing is required for the track day with Extreme Speed.
    A number must be placed on the driver's door.
    This can be done in a number of ways.
    You can use tape and make the number.
    One time vinyl number plates can be purchased from Extreme Speed for $15.00

    Or I can make you a reusable Magnetic Number Plate with your choice of number (not previously selected).
    Made from the highest quality magnetic material that will hold on up to 150 MPH.
    If interested, contact me via. PM.

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014
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  11. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    One step closer.
    I just reset the camber in front to -2 degrees.
    Since nothing is available I will need to make rear camber plates.

  12. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Hey Dave, I like your rear camber plate idea. I'm not looking for nearly as much negative camber out back, but it plainly needs *some*.

    -2 for a street car is probably on the edge. Are you going to run that as DD setting? If you do, keep us posted on tire wear issues!
  13. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Yes, I will keep this setup for daily use.
    I plan to do the same -2 in the rear as well.

  14. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Three of us so far! Any FoST bites?
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  15. late apex

    late apex New Member

    Hey told Dave got off work for this one. Big Willow sounds like fun, should be interesting on the big track
  16. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    DirtyBlueShirt has said that he will join us to take photos.

  17. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    Somehow, I missed the photos earlier. I like your number plates! ;)
  18. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The OEM Bridgestone tires really SUCK on this track.
    As McRib told me and should confirm, the Dunlop Z2s are also not great.
    After a few laps both these tires get hot and greasy.

    I am hoping for a some input from late apex on what he was running.

  19. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    You're right. We need a different compound for this track.

    You got a couple laps on the OEM tires before getting greasy, right?

    My 225/45/16 DZIIs were good for three fast laps.

    I can see why the OEM tire was picked as a street tire for our car, and the DZIIs heat up fast, work great for a bit, then fall off pretty fast. In other words, the DZIIs should be an awesome autox tire as many have said. This was an experiment for me. I wanted a set of tires for the canyon and occasional track days -- and this setup nails it. The problem is that I want to run more track days now! :)

    I'm going to buy another set of tires. I'm now looking for the best dedicated road course tires I can find! I heard great things about a few, so I'll create a new thread on this.

    Anyone want a deal on a set of DZIIs, lovingly broken in? :)
  20. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Great review and have you looked at Hankook RS3 they seem to need heat to work well but once warmed they get good reviews..
    I'd be all over them DZll if the were a 225/45/15 lol
  21. McRib 1s Back

    McRib 1s Back Well-Known Member

    This was a great day! Running Big Willow back-to-back with Streets, was very insightful. Big Willow is definitely a confidence course; Streets is technical. Horse Thief is next!

    We had a group that included Late Apex and a bonus driver, his son! I think they had fun too. They said the car ran great, and even tried a strategy to lighten the car by running without a couple lug nuts. ;) Let's hear how those Nitto NT01 tires treated you!

    Our cars really are great on both tracks! The big HP cars get us on the front straight, as predicted, but we aren't the only fast small cars. I tangled with a very fast Fiat Abarth! We compared times later, and it seems we were within about a second of each other -- he was faster. I was relieved to learn that it was pretty built. He said it made about 220HP, had coilovers, sway bars, other typical bolt-ons, and the new Advan track tires. The guy was a good driver too. Once I get my new tires and coilovers, I'm going Fiat hunting! :) I saw my first built Golf R, too. It was pretty fast, but I put him in the bigger HP group (also pretty built and sounded great). Time wise, we were an even match overall.

    I was able to log and record every session with my new 10Hz GPS and HLT GP. This rig agreed with the track transponder down to the one-hundredth of a second! Anyhow, I need to get a better mount for video -- my Ram mount was "missing" the base so I had to use my mount dedicated to the AP. If you watch my videos, you'll get a lot of dash! :) Anyhow, there's a really fun one where I diced with a previous generation Corvette Z06 for a couple laps. I later talked to the guy, and he told me that he wondered what kind of car was on his butt. He very cool, and couldn't believe it was a Ford. "Is that some kind of Honda? No? Is it a new Porsche of some kind? No? Is it AWD? No? RWD? No? FWD -- no way!". It's how it goes. :)

    We were able to rent one of the Hartman garages, and that's a nice way to go. You get power and air along with shelter! The weather was a lot nicer this time, but it's still super convenient.

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