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Tracking the car for the first time (Road Course)
Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:32 AM
So for Fathers Day my Dad and I are taking the cavalier to a local 1.6 mile road course to do a open track day. We both will get 20 minutes with an instructor in the car. This will be both of ours first time tracking the car.

I know I have a lot to learn and look forward to it. Any recommendations? I plan to get some video's from in car of my driving.

I plan to update this post with info, pictures, video's etc..



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Re: Tracking the car for the first time (Road Course)
Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:33 AM
Id basically recommend a once over of the car. Check torque on suspension components to make sure they are tight, top off all fluids, check tire pressures, and make sure you take extra fluids and essential tools with you (jack, torque wrench, sockets, etc) in case you need to work on the car at all once you’re there. If you decide to mess with settings on the car while you’re there, make small, individual changes and see if anything improves.

Aside from that, have fun!!



Re: Tracking the car for the first time (Road Course)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:47 AM
strat81 wrote:

Id basically recommend a once over of the car. Check torque on suspension components to make sure they are tight, top off all fluids, check tire pressures, and make sure you take extra fluids and essential tools with you (jack, torque wrench, sockets, etc) in case you need to work on the car at all once you’re there. If you decide to mess with settings on the car while you’re there, make small, individual changes and see if anything improves.

Aside from that, have fun!!


great recommendations. I made a check list of things to check. Fluids, lug nuts, removing basic stuff out of the trunk (bass cannon), tire pressure. I had decided to put suspension on full hard. I usually have it this way anyways, but had left the front mid way from the last drag strip trip.

Sadly the track day on Fathers day was cancelled, as they did not have enough cars registered. We will be doing another day in the next few weeks. I was really looking forward to this.



FU Tuning



Re: Tracking the car for the first time (Road Course)
Monday, June 18, 2018 2:41 PM
The fathers Day track day was cancelled, because not enough cars registered. So we will be going this Saturday the 23. I have decided to do a coolant flush on the car this week.



FU Tuning



Re: Tracking the car for the first time (Road Course)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:03 AM
sub'd for after action report.



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