Holy crap it was a ton of fun!
I could not believe how well my bone stock 09 Mazda 3i rotated. No alignment or anything done to it. I just took the spare tire and all usual stuff out of the car for the event.
I have some Goodyear GT all-season tires. Not ideal but decent tires for a daily driver... that is the only thing not stock.
I started out with 42psi front and rear... after the first run, the front was still rolling over a bit more than comfortable, upped it to 46psi... improved but still not ideal, ended up at 49psi front and 42psi rear. I never felt a need for more rotation from the rear so I never messed with it. It still rolls over a bit, but I know that is because of the craptastic lack of camber up front that is inherent on these cars.
I ran a best time of a 67.539 on my first run... and that same exact time again on my third run... haha. Second run I pushed too hard and missed a gate because I wasn't looking far enough ahead. 4th and 5th runs I hit a cone or two but was running much faster.
There was a progressingly shrinking slalom on the back stretch right before the finish timing lights... that is what screwed me every time, I was doing well up until then on most of the runs.
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And a short video that my wife got:
There was another Mazda3 driver there... He had been doing this for a while, though was new to the Mazda3 itself, he was also bone stock on street tires. He ran a best of 63.121.
I finished 82 in PAX overall of 113 cars, but 4th in PAX in the novice class of 21 cars. I feel pretty good about that.
Can't wait to go again!