Sorry Chris, just saw this. Grip is good for asphalt. I like a slick track in any case.
Running at the Tire Rack is about as perfect in many ways as it can get. The paddock is an easy walk from the course and the course is compact so minimizes walking.
I ran yesterday at the Aussie pursuit there in South Bend at the tire rack test track. the car ran perfectly. No drips and nothing fell off or broke. it was strong and quick. Once it warms up it idles like a stocker.
There was a place for hard braking down hill that caused rear lockup so I adjusted the braking after two runs to be less on that end.
The course was a square with turns at each corner and a slalom on each end. The straights were short enough you actually were turning all the way on each of them. There were two places where it was easy to run off course as the line was very narrow. One would earn a disqaualification the other had the potential if you spun to hit a car in the start wait line, so precise driving was needed. Small slides were possible with care.
I didn't win the big trophy. In the Aussie pursuit if you hit a cone or get a wheel in the grass you lose.
Its a double elimination and I got the shifter kart as my first draw so I lost once immediately. In my second run I beat an RX7, then in the next run I got beat by a fellow driving a much modified s2000. I could not see how I was doing but I was told it was very close and on the last of 5 laps I guess I hit a cone but I did not feel it at all so it must have been close.
Five laps on an autocross course is a long time!
So today I'll go out and make a list of things to do for winter. I intend to clean up some wiring and hose issues. I'd love to do some aero too to the front and rear.