Not that I was 'really' racing. It was a track day at Auto Club Raceway here in California. The track map is as here:
I started out the day with AutoX but got bored after a few rounds. I was hoping to see more smart owners take their car out for an AutoX. But that didn't happen last year and this time around. Then decided to take it out on the big track. Ain't my first time on the track though. Been doing this for about 7 years with my other track car. So yes, traction was completely off for this session.
Front straight (OVAL) wasn't all that interesting. Just floor it from Turn 17 all the way before Turn 3 and see the speed needle hit 90mph repeatedly. The car is surprisingly stable on the OVAL. I was expecting a floaty feeling but there weren't much. I am sure the covered under-tray design has contributed to this especially on high speed.
The highlights were the corners. I am on Eibach springs and yes there was bodyroll though not as bad as I thought. I avoided bumping on any berns for obvious reasons. Changing gears was quick enough. No complains there. I was surprised that the stock brakes held out for the 25min or so. What caught me by surprised was the handling. I never quite think that this rear-engined bugger will snap its rear end so quickly. A bad move I didn't was trail-brake into Turn 8 and bam, the rear end came out. I must have done a 180deg on the tarmac. No harm done. I just went back on my way.
Photos below courtesy of Caliphotography.com.