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02/m20 gets some track time...

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This weekend I was at our local track. I help a friend out with his IT prepped CRX. Bad weekend for him, he blew the 2nd engine of the year, and I think he is gonna pack it in.

On the good side (for me) I had my 02 out for some track time. I had not driven it more than 2 blocks since last October, so this would be a good test of the winters work. I also had my daily driver out. 1991 Civic HB with b18a (Integra) engine, as well as Integra sway bars, front and rear discs, etc). With the new Falkens on there, that thing really hauls some major ass :).

Anyways, my 02 sat in the pits most of the day (with the hood down). I got a lot of 'haven't seen one of those for a while'...but I didn't tell them what was under the hood..or about the suspension..or about the brakes..or...you get the picture. I don't think anyone really took notice that it was wearing some R compound Kuhmo Victoracer tires either ;)

Anyways...first session I went out..on the warmup lap I got a few looks...'nice old car'.... 2nd and 3rd lap I was easing into it..nobody was really watching. by the 4th lap I started to push it a bit. As I came around for the 5th lap...I noticed there were a LOT of people checking it out. Probably wondering what the HECK is going on with that little beige car hauling so much ass.

Highlight of my day was coming out of a corner before the longest straight on the track...a newer TransAM behind me...he pulls out to pass...then realizes that it is NOT GONNA HAPPEN and promptly pulls right back in.

The other highlight of my day was hitting (and going past) the braking point that some of the slower IT prepped cars use... Amazing what the volvo brakes with some $25 PBR pads can do. I almost made my brother crap his pants.

Oh yeah...the 3rd high point...my brother was behind me in the Civic most of the time...when we came in he told me 'see, I KNEW you would push the car past 80%, you said you wouldn't.'. Of course, I had to break it to him, I was BARELY pushing the car hard at all..it had a LOT more left!!

man, best feeling in the world is a nicely prepped 02 on the track. There is only one avi that I got (not sure what happened to the rest) and unfortunately it cuts off before I go into corner 1...but it excites me nonetheless :)

Suckin gas, and haulin ass.


'72 02/m20

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