Aug 1, 2004 update to the Dodge SRT-4 project car

Experimenting with Tires

We attended a Central Florida Region Solo 2 event this weekend in Ft. Pierce, FL. On Saturday, a practice day, we got a chance to do three runs on our scrubbed in A3S04 Hoosiers and then compare those times to 3 runs on fresh R3S04 Hoosiers. On Sunday, which was a normal event, we repeated the test, with 3 runs on the A’s and three runs on the R’s. Once bedded in, the R’s were a few tenths off the A’s.

These results are intriguing, as we weren’t pushing the A’s past their happy point. The surface was smooth asphalt, we had only one driver and the courses weren’t sweeper-intensive. If the R’s can come close to the A’s in these conditions, we think they’ll be faster on long concrete courses with two drivers. We’ll be testing at Whitehouse airfield in a few weeks. This should give us some data points on concrete.

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