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4d4jacklee 02-25-2012 08:57 PM

Took my 2012 Fofo to Willow Springs Extreme Speed Track event
 
I took my 2012 Fofo to the Extreme Speed, Horsethief Mile event at Willow Springs on Saturday the 18th. It was a lot of fun, and worth every penny.

With the stock, non sport suspension, (except for a Steeda sway bar), the 5 speed S did well, finishing 11th of 15 cars.

The car accelerates great, and I got a sweet scratch on the straightaway every lap, going from 2nd to 3rd gear. On the stock 195/65-15s the car pushed a lot in the turns, and tore up the front tires pretty good. I wondered how the disc/ drum brake combo would hold up, and it worked very well, even after a 20 minute session.

I'm looking forward to going back as I modify the car, to improve times and finishes.

Sean05 02-25-2012 11:53 PM

Thats awesome. We should get something going. I know a few peeps that go there for drift events and it could be a lot of fun even if just to watch!

JoshInHisFocus92 02-26-2012 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by 4d4jacklee (Post 4028408)
I took my 2012 Fofo to the Extreme Speed, Horsethief Mile event at Willow Springs on Saturday the 18th. It was a lot of fun, and worth every penny.

With the stock, non sport suspension, (except for a Steeda sway bar), the 5 speed S did well, finishing 11th of 15 cars.

The car accelerates great, and I got a sweet scratch on the straightaway every lap, going from 2nd to 3rd gear. On the stock 195/65-15s the car pushed a lot in the turns, and tore up the front tires pretty good. I wondered how the disc/ drum brake combo would hold up, and it worked very well, even after a 20 minute session.

I'm looking forward to going back as I modify the car, to improve times and finishes.

Hey where is that track exactly? I would be willing to go! Sounds like a lot of fun, but 11th place out of 15 with everything stock is pretty good.

Sean05 02-26-2012 11:09 AM

The new focus handles pretty darn good. I had svt suspension and a 12 sedan was keeping up super easily. most likely I would of had trouble keeping up with him I suspect.

ViperThreat 02-26-2012 11:45 AM

you didnt tell us you were going.. I would have gone with!

4d4jacklee 02-26-2012 02:59 PM

Willow Springs is on the north side of Rosamond Bl. about 5 miles west of the 14 freeway, just north of Lancaster. There are several tracks at the complex. The Horsethief mile track is like a twisty uphill/ downhill canyon road built on a hillside.

I didn't say anything about going, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Joel of Extreme Speed told me there he wished he would see more Focuses at their events. I didn't see another Ford at the Horsethief mile track.

I almost went home after the the second run because I was sure I was the slowest car there, but I was actually 14th of 16 cars. A session with an Extremespeed instructor gave me some very helpful pointers and after the third run I was 11th of 15.

ViperThreat 02-26-2012 03:29 PM

Next time you go.. let us know.. i want to go again.

implausible 02-26-2012 03:44 PM

Sounds like fun, sucks I live 6+ hours away. Gotta find something around SD area.

4d4jacklee 02-26-2012 04:43 PM

It is a lot of fun. It may be a while, but when I go again, I'll put it up on the board.

Evans Precision 02-28-2012 12:14 AM

where can i get a helmet?

what do you need to attend a race..(qualifications)?


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