Published on 11-14-2015 01:32 PM
The CMS Texas race team was in action again at Lone Start Park with the Texas Region SCCA. Yes, folks, while the sportcars are all asleep up north we are still autocrossing in Texas!
I don't remember us discussing this course, so lets do that.Many people outside of autocross see all autocross venues as the same. However this is far from the truth, and the characteristics of the venue can make a huge difference. Lets compare 3 different sites the CMS team has visited in 2015
1. Texas Motor Speedways "bus lot": This is a sealed asphault surface. If you run your hand over it, it is very smooth. The overall venue is nearly flat, with a small downslope from south to north for drainage. The result is a surface that is very predictable, but low grip. It gets very very slick in the wet, but creates a dry line quickly. Tire wear is negligible.
2. Lone Star Park: A concrete surface with a moderately rough surface,