why street tires > R-comps!!! (about my PDX at NJMP)
did a PDX with SCCA at NJMP's lightning bolt course yesterday. very fun track by the way. i was in the advanced group with about 20 cars. i think me, and a guy and an SRT8 Charger were the only ones on street tires. the only people i had to give a pint by to were 2 Z06's, and a dude in a worked EVO 8. now this was my 4th track day ever, and u had to have 2 or more to be in my run group, and my car has very minimal mods. pretty much a 275 front, 315 rear tires, steeda springs, and steeda hd front and adjustable rear bar, exhaust and TB, and battery in the trunk. there were M3's, some Porches, some STIs, S2000's, and a 2000 Cobra R (only for one session tho). now i know its not racing, but i would think these cars, on R-comps, would catch up to me and i'd have to give them a point by. no matter where i started in the field i would catch them, or if i started in front of them, wouldn't see them the rest of the session.
so basically why street tires are better then R-comps,(in a sense), i show up to the track, check my cold tire pressures, and im ready to go. no swapping tires before and after, and bringing the tools to do it. its not like its time trials or anything. and i was quicker then almost anyone there. whats the deal? i just found it strange. just wanted to share.
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