Evo of Doom @ Pueblo Motorsports Park (PMP) w NASA June 16 2013 (roof cam, rearward view)
- This is a video from a GoPro camera mounted on the roof of my car (facing backwards) while doing a Time Trials session on the road course at PMP in Pueblo, Colorado.
FYI, the first three minutes of the video clip are the out lap... once we pass T10 and get on the front (drag strip) straight, that's when I'm going all out.
You can see that I need to reinforce the trunk lid... the wing is causing enough downforce and drag at speed that it's flexing and lifting the forward-most part of the trunklid by about 3/8"... you can see this most clearly on the driver's side, and at the end of the front straight, where I reach almost 140 mph.
I back off and do a cool-down lap before the session ends, either because my brake pedal was getting soft, or my coolant temps were higher than ideal, I don't remember which. FYI, for me, with my 450 to 530 whp engine and a Mishimoto radiator and OEM oil cooler, "normal" coolant temps on the track is between 205 and 215... anything beyond 217 or 218, I back off just to be safe. It was in the mid-90s during the hottest part of the day during this weekend (6/16 to 6/17).
My best time this day (on Hoosier A6s) was a 1:35.973, a new NASA TT1 track record for Pueblo. Chris Mayfield was over a second faster than me in his E36 M3 with a 1:34.830 (on fresh BFG R1S), also setting a new NASA track record, but for TT3... a class two levels below mine! That guy is an incredible driver.
Thanks to the following companies for their contribution to making the Evo of Doom what it is:
SCR Performance (alignment)
Tobz Performance Tuning (engine build, tuning)
STANCE-USA suspension (Pro Comp2 two-way coilovers)
Rotora (six-piston Super Challenge 355mm front brakes)
GrimmSpeed (brake master cylinder brace and 10-layer exhaust manifold to turbo gasket)
Fuel Injector Clinic (1350cc BlueMAX injectors)
OS Giken (TS2B twin-disc push-conversion clutch)
Wavetrac (front limited slip differential)
Wheeldude.com (Rota DPT 18" wheels)
For more info on the car, visit evoofdoom.com.