April Autocross at Air Park

12 Apr , 2010   David  

Sunday was my first autocross event of the year and first event in the BMW 135i with the new set up. The course for the first NRSCCA Solo Points Event at Lincoln Air Park was pretty long, with most times in the 75-95 second range. Was a great opportunity to get accustomed to the new setup and do some tuning on it. I had 2 other drivers driving the car, Jon S. (from Tarsust) was co-driving with me in STU and provided a lot of help and input on suspension settings and Dan H. drove the car in BSP.

BMW 135i at April 11, 2010 Autocross at Lincoln AirPark

Dan H. driving the BMW 135i in BSP

The car drives completely differently now. It is very stable and predictable which was a big change from the way it was previously. I spent most of the event adjusting to the changes and getting comfortable with the set up. I am excited to see what I will be able to do after a few events, when I am used to the changes.

Here’s a video of the car (Dan H. driving in BSP) taken with the GoPro HD camera.

I also took photos of 2nd and 3rd heats, about 450 photos in the event photo gallery.