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  1. #1
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    Cool Trophy Finish for MeisterR at first National Auto-Solo Event

    So the past weekend we attended our first National Auto-Solo event.
    The 2017 Tire Rack College Station Championship Tour, and it was certainly an experience.
    https://www.scca.com/articles/200571...ur-event-recap

    Our team went into the competition feeling pretty confident, until we went to the grid and check out the competition's cars.
    The top runners are using the Honda S2000 Club Racer edition, that is a limited run of 699 cars designed with aero package and soft top removed to reduce weight.
    Only the CR are allow to run without the soft top, as the class rules state what came on the car in factory trim must stay; and looking at their engine bay you can see how well their cars were prepared.
    Most are using the PasswordJDM carbon fibre intake, and a few cars was running Moton Clubsport 2-way adjustable coilovers; that is only what you can see.

    In contrasts, we have a pretty standard 2007 Honda S2000 with 90,000 miles on the clock.
    The only mods were a K&N intake, Invidia exhaust, Eibach front anti-roll bar, and MeisterR ZetaCRD coilovers in our prototype race specification.
    Even our ECU was standard and unmapped... so you can imagine how our confidence drop "slightly " after seeing what we were up against.

    Most were using the same tyres, the new BFGoodridge Rival S... so that mean we were on even ground at least on that part.
    But never mind, this is our 1st national event so it was just to see where we sit outside of the Houston region.

    The STR Class we are competing in have a total of 17 drivers, many are experienced veteran at national event.
    Our driver is 21 years old Landon Thompson (who is getting a lot of stick up and down the grid because of his age), but it was all good fun.
    Overall, the competition was great and environment was friendly; but you know it is a competition and people are serious and there to win when you speak with a few.

    So at the end of the two day race, we end up just edging out for a 3rd place trophy finish out of 17 drivers.
    Considering how under prepared our car was and itís our first national attempt, we were all very happy about the result.



    So that is it from MeisterR's team and our first national event, we came home with a blue cap (trophy winner) and a big meal at the end of the day.
    We will continue to improve the car to bring it to a more competitive trim, and can only hope or better result in the next event.

    It was a great weekend, just want to share our excitement and our result.

    Jerrick

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    Default Re: Trophy Finish for MeisterR at first National Auto-Solo Event

    Congratulations, sound like you had a good race, & i bet you surprised a few people

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    Default Re: Trophy Finish for MeisterR at first National Auto-Solo Event

    Yea, it is not an easy event at all.
    We are all very happy with the result, especially the first time around.

    Yes, surprised quite a few people... especially when they all can "hear" that we don't have a tune because the VTEC cross over point was very high.
    That mean everyone also know we are down on power, yet we were putting in blistering lap time.


    The quote of the day for me was from a Co-driver of another S2000 who was also using the prototype spec ZetaCRD.
    He is an auto-solo veteran also, and normally drive a 911 GT3 to auto-solo event.
    I spend Saturday helping them setup, and so Sunday they got a few clean run with my recommended damping setting.


    He came over at the end of the day and told my teammate:
    "$20,000 car, $1,000 suspension, handles better than my $100,000 GT3."


    That made my day.


    Jerrick

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    Default Re: Trophy Finish for MeisterR at first National Auto-Solo Event

    Quote Originally Posted by MeisterR View Post
    The quote of the day for me was from a Co-driver of another S2000 who was also using the prototype spec ZetaCRD.
    He is an auto-solo veteran also, and normally drive a 911 GT3 to auto-solo event.
    I spend Saturday helping them setup, and so Sunday they got a few clean run with my recommended damping setting.


    He came over at the end of the day and told my teammate:
    "$20,000 car, $1,000 suspension, handles better than my $100,000 GT3."


    That made my day.


    Jerrick
    Haha, awesome quote

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Trophy Finish for MeisterR at first National Auto-Solo Event

    A video of the final run that got us our 3rd place finish.
    Took 3rd place by 0.064 seconds, it was very close racing.


    https://youtu.be/1DWypS8wtlE





    Hope you guys enjoy watching the run.


    Jerrick

 

 

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