Driving the FR-S at Spring Mountain was a blast, but by definition, development is never finished. Continue reading Scion FR-S – Lessons Learned from the Track and a Few More Mods
The Time Trial at Spring Mountain is coming up fast, so it’s time to dial in the suspension, improve the brakes, and finish prepping the interior for Track Duty. Continue reading Scion FR-S – Prep for Light Track Duty, Part 2
PCA set up a Time Trial at one of our favorite tracks – Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, and the Boxster S would not be ready in time, so it’s time to take the FR-S to the next level and prep it for the track. Continue reading Scion FR-S – Prep for Light Track Duty, Part 1
Our Chief Engineer needed a fun and economical daily driver for his day job, but it’s got to be sporty, and most of all, MEN LIKE US DON’T DRIVE HYBRIDS (at least until they get cooler and faster). Other requirements: Car can’t be too expensive, and it would be nice to have a good selection of reasonably priced aftermarket goodies to choose from. Might as well also throw in the capability to run the car at the occasional Autocross or Track event, and the list of potential candidates gets pretty small. The new Scion FR-S came out on top, so we snapped one up. Since the price is NOT negotiable, might as well hold out for the color you want (e.g., Ultramarine Blue).
The only way to optimize any lap on a race track or an autocross course is to be “ahead” of the course (instead of reacting to what’s right in front of you). The only way to do this is to Memorize the Course.
Continue reading Memorize the Course for Top Performance
PCA GPX/SGV Time Trial
February 25, 2012
Pomona Raceway La Verne, CA
photographs by Greg Phillips
video by LightningMotorsports.US
This has been quite a weekend. We hadn’t decided until a week before to participate in the GPX/SGV Zone 8 Time Trial at Pomona Raceway. As this was a one day event, we would be driving up to Pomona and then heading home on the same day. On Hankook R-compound tires.
2011 Porsche Rennsport Reunion
October 15-16, 2011
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
photographs and videos by LightningMotorsports.US
The 2011 Porsche Rennsport Renunion was held for the first time on the west coast at the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. And we had to be there.
Thousands of Porsche aficionados brought their Porsches to the corrals, as well as a dizzying display of historic Porsche road cars and race cars in the main paddock. Best of all, the attendees got to actually see the race cars run at speed on the historic road course. Hearing a 12-cylinder 917k accelerate at full throttle down the front straight is an experience we will never forget.