2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test


2013 Scion FR-S: Black Friday Autocross, Lap Four

November 28, 2012

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I struggled to find grip in the first few laps, and I was still trying to learn the course. Then I went into "smooth is fast" mode.

As noted in the first-lap post, my first time around the course resulted in a 75.261-run. The next pass was a 70.914, followed by a 68.967.

 

 

The video is from my fourth and fastest lap on the stock tires, which clocked-in at 66.564 seconds. Honestly, I think I could have shaved off another second had I been smart and grabbed a coach for a ride along. As it turns out, one of our readers, Leonard Cachola, is the novice coordinator for Solo2 (the organization that ran this autocross practice). Later in the day, he hopped in and gave me a few pointers on how to shave off some time, and the results were significant and instantaneous.

Thanks Leonard, you rock!

The stock tires fared quite well, despite my oversteer antics. I think I got the pressures right, too, as the wear didn't crest over the shoulder of the tread, as shown below in a before and after shot.

 

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Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 7,140 miles

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