Three days of track, part 2
After an eventful two day stint at Thunderhill (see part 1), my friends and I decided to wrap up our three days of driving bliss at Laguna Seca. Unfortunately we were only in the paddock for an AutoX event.
I was kind of glad I didn’t need to concentrate for the day though, as I was pretty tired from being at Thill all weekend. The AutoX was a practice event which meant no timing. We tried to time our own runs, but the short track didn’t work very well with my phone.
The most fun I had was being able to flog a bunch of different cars:
While the Miatas were agile, I did not like the setup of my friend’s. I’ve had a WRX so I know how those handle. The surprise was how bad the Camaro was and how GREAT the Mustang was. After the Mustang’s lack luster track performance (see having trouble passing Miatas) I wasn’t expecting much from the AutoX. But that is exactly where the Mustang shined. The low end grunt make it extremely fun to slide.
I think for the next AutoX I may have to get some American Muscle!