Heading to the Track. Questions? - Page 2 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > Autocross Racing

Autocross Racing The place to discuss information about autocross stats, tips and events. Track sanctioned events only.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2007, 12:45 PM   #11
Klondike
GreyRice WOoT!
 
Klondike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Fan#: 25991
Location: Tempe, AZ
What I Drive: GI, '07 zx3 LG

Posts: 10,786
FF Reputation: 53 Klondike Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (26)
just run the 93 octane, and practice while your at the track, and practice the shifting you will get better the more you practice and the better your times will get
__________________
Focus Nation
Focus Revolution
Chrenron 1 of 3
Velveeta Lover Shell#1
LOTH 00!
Klondike is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-21-2007, 01:19 PM   #12
SquillyB
4.9L SC Stroker !!!
 
SquillyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Fan#: 45801
Location: El Mirage, AZ
What I Drive: SC 5.0 FOFO BUILD IN PROGRESS

Posts: 3,090
FF Reputation: 106 SquillyB Excellent Standing Member SquillyB Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Run your normal fuel. If your track has an open run night, which it what it sounds like to me that you are going to, the track personel should be very helpful. Here are a few of my own tips n tricks.
1) relax...being nervous will red light you at the tree in a heart beat. Bad shifts etc.
2) make a routine before hand and do it often. Go through the entire race in your head, visulize the win.
3) If your running street radials drive around the burn out box!! I often see street radials doing burn outs in the box. This causes the water to splash up into your wheel wells and then drip back down on your tires at the starting line causing loss of traction! Do a quick rip just to get your tires clean, but do it after the burn out box. Notice the angle of my car in ref to the track? I go around the box.


4) Is the tree new or old? If its old try leaving the line as the third amber comes on and you should get a low RT, if its new and has LED's it is a much faster tree and you should launch at full glow of the light as opposed to when you see it coming on with the old tree.
the difference between those that know this fact and those that don't looks like this...


Start there and if you want to know more just holla
__________________
MECP 1ST CLASS
FF08 FASTEST OVERALL TRACK TIME
SquillyB is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2007, 05:07 AM   #13
Civic_AssassinSVT
Focus Enthusiast
 
Civic_AssassinSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 41832
Location: Kirbyville, TX
What I Drive: 2004 Silver SVT

Posts: 66
FF Reputation: 1 Civic_AssassinSVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for all the useful info. Haven't been able to run her yet. So far every weekend, it's been raining, and it looks like it's supposed to this weekend as well. When I finally get a run in, I'll post it up. Later, guys.
Civic_AssassinSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Actual track days not auto-x's avengerc4 Great Lakes Fanatics 5 12-28-2006 02:35 AM
Open Track Day and Focus Challenge, May 8th nikolas@Redline Fanatics: SoCal 0 04-29-2005 03:17 PM
Redline track event @ Cali Speedway bowersdaazian Ford Focus & General Car Chat 3 03-07-2005 12:01 AM
going to the track tommarrow Solaris Drag Racing 4 10-17-2003 10:21 PM
What kind of track? FoRdFoCuZdRiVeR Ford Focus & General Car Chat 11 09-19-2003 12:54 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.