Dixie Tour in B Modified: Fast and Fun

Update by Per Schroeder to the LeGrand Mk 18 project car
Mar 16, 2009

We are slowly getting used to the speeds that a B Modified car can reach on course.
Motoring through the finish on Sunday.

We took our LeGrand to the SCCA Solo National Tour in Cecil, Ga., this past weekend. We were the lone competitors in B Modified, but we wound up turning fast times that were respectable for the class. We were gauging our times off George Bowland’s A Modified special—we out-PAXed George on Saturday, but he nipped us on Sunday.

All in all, we were very happy with how the car performed in its near-baseline condition.

We’ve now got the car in our garage with the bodywork removed, and we’re starting in on the differential conversion. We’ll also be bumping the displacement of our KZ850 up to KZ1000 specs so we can get a bit more power and torque.

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ckosacranoid Dork
3/16/09 8:36 p.m.

kool video and it looked mosty clean, one place it loocked like it started to come around though. sounds cool. at idea though it sounds like someone making fart sounds though..then again it just might be in my own mind.

Gearhead_42 Dork
3/18/09 11:51 a.m.

Video is very clean. What are you using?

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder PowerDork
3/18/09 12:30 p.m.

That's the Go Pro Hero Cam (the old narrow angle version). It's a lot (MUCH) cleaner in native form before it gets converted to either Youtube or our own video hosting.

weezilusa New Reader
3/18/09 4:40 p.m.

Thats really cool, amazing how much more of the track you have when you're in a smaller car. I've been eying those Go Pro's, I think I may have to pick one up after watching that video!

Winston HalfDork
3/19/09 3:13 p.m.

Nice video! Probably the best in-car auto-x video I've seen due to the open bodywork of the Le Grand. Feels like you're in the car!

friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
3/19/09 11:33 p.m.

The front end doesn't like the bumps, does it..

Nice run, though. I like this car a lot. Was your dad there to see you run it?

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