autoguide.com mentions twincharged civic

Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:51

Earlier in the event, autoguide.com made mention to our civic. Nice pic too!


A couple vids from earlier in the week

Wednesday, 12 May 2010 03:14

Absolutely amazing sound from the Porsche GT3RS pulling away in this video from Gateway's roval course. The twincharged D16 doesn't sound too shabby either...

Here's one from the last road course at Nelson Ledges. Notice how crappy the track surface is with patches upon patches. My butt was bouncing off the seat going down the front straight. 5th overall baby! A nice tour of the pits at the end.

You've likely seen the video at Hallett where I was held up by the Mazdaspeed 5. Well here's another perspective from an earlier session. My first lap turned on this circuit.


Autoblog mention

Tuesday, 11 May 2010 01:25

Summarizing the results of the 2010 One Lap of America, Autoblog mentions the twincharged Enmo civic.

"Other standout performances included the heavily modified #54 Honda Civic Si of Jonathan Weir and William Chan, with that car beating out far pricier machinery to finish eighth overall, winning the Econo Car class in the process."



Its finally over!

Sunday, 09 May 2010 05:31

I can't believe its finally over. We concluded with the dry skidpad event this morning. The grid order was reversed, and we had to wait until nearly the end to put down a time on the cold, but dry tire rack skid pad. Lined up just ahead of the front runners, I had one shot at overall points to secure the top 10 spot. Strangely, the ultima GTR ahead of me stalled out during his run and I waited in the staging area for its crew to push it around the final laps to complete its run!

Previous runs making 0.9g had average speeds of about 40mph, which is near 60km/h on our dash. I was fixated on this number as I entered the skid pad and quickly reached steady state acceleration. Passing the green flag for the 1st time, I picked up a little speed and found the car to want to understeer at the limit. Using the throttle and a bit of steering, I was able to keep it tight to the large diameter track, and complete the first lap. Remembering to keep my head straight, I became more relaxed with the pace and glanced at the speedo, the needle was above 60km/h! I dipped more throttle just as I crossed the checker and spun round for the clockwise direction. Speed was the same in the other direction and the car felt good. I spun the tires on the return access road, knowing that the event was finally over, and the result was good. The final result was an average 1.043g's in both directions! I was ecstatic to break the 1g barrier! The result was good for 5th overall, and it kept our final finishing position in the top 10.

The final result for the enmo.ca civic: 1st in class, 8th overall out of 68 teams entered. Not bad for a rookie team in a Honda Civic!

The remainder of the day will used to recover before our drive home tomorrow. I for one am having an afternoon nap!

Thanks to those who have followed our adventure online, the comments and support we've received have been wonderful. It has truly enhanced this experience knowing that our family and friends have been with us along the way.

We will continue to post photos and video that we've collected this week, as well as some reflection on the event and stories that we've heard.

The civic will continue on this year to compete in the Ontario Solosprint series, CSCS time attack, and Redline Time Attack. Stay tuned for those updates.


Final day

Saturday, 08 May 2010 12:18

Its the final day, and all the competitors have been lined up on the skidpad to take the annual group photo. The cherry picker is in place and photographers are getting ready.

It was actually raining until 5 minutes ago, so we're not sure if its going to dry up for the event or not. Wet or dry, its very cold out, 45F is what the weather network said. This is all good for our car, which uses Dunlop Direzza star spec tires, which heat up super fast and work really well in wet conditions. I can't believe its almost over!


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