Practice makes perfect... videos.
Now that I largely have the videos and electrics figured out, I can get more sophisticated with the data collection.
Since the car ran just fine, nothing really to dig into than the tape. Here's my best run, with in-car:
And here's a fun one, on my last run I was sitting nearly in last place, so the "go faster incrementally" wasn't going to work. I attempted a bonzai, and the car stuck. But I hit a cone, which dropped me from 12th to 15th.
But the difference between run 1 and run 3 was staggering in the second half of the course:
So the story of the weekend is I drove like a weenie. The winter changes have the front end sticking WAY better, and I was being too timid. The other is the split. From the start until the first slalom, my first run was faster. The middle section was pretty even, then from the big sweeper in the back to the finish, I donkey stomped myself. Put the good start onto the better everything else on the last run and I could have broken into the 32s.
Had I run three seconds faster on the first day, and driven like the videos above for all three of my runs on the second day and gotten a fast lap without the cone, I could have placed as high as 9th. But I didn't.
So, there's the lesson. Don't drive like a wuss at a national event where you only get three tries at the course each day.
Next event is in two weeks at Grenada, Mississippi. This next one is a Pro-Solo, which features a drag tree start. I expect hilarity as I try to dial in the launch control on the ECUGN.
I'll have write-up on my blog in the next few days. Though, since nothing broke this weekend, It'll be a short one.