MINI Takes Top Index and Year-End Championship?

Per
Update by Per Schroeder to the Mini Cooper project car
Oct 31, 2005

The GRM MINI team had another good weekend competing in the final Central Florida Region points event of the season. Despite some very strong competition from D Stock competitor Kevin Kipta, G Stock racer Phil Currin and F Modified pilot Art Trier, we wound up first and fourth on index overall. The first place finish (and it’s corresponding 100 points) helped Per jump up to first overall for the year end PAX Championship in CFR. This probably also helped Kim move into the top 10, but we’ll know for sure when results are posted.

This was our first event on the Koni FSD shock absorbers and we’re very happy with them so far. This was a very slalom and offset intensive course and the Konis felt like they had just the right amount of low frequency rebound damping, while not feeling artificially over-damped. Now, we still can’t crank up the rears to create oversteer in high-grip conditions, but the front shocks certainly felt dialed in. We actually lowered the rear pressures from our normal 60 psi, down to the more normal 50 psi as the car really was loose at the higher pressures on this gritty asphalt surface.

Additionally, the FSDs are super comfortable and actually quiet the car down over expansion joints. We’re believers.

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