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Below is a recounting of various car events I've attended along the years, from car club meets, autocrosses, track events, and enthusiast drives.

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2010/02/27 SearsPoint Competizione Motors Tech Day
π 2010-02-27 00:00 in Cars
Kevin nicely hosted us at his shop, Competizione Motors at Sears Point. He is a super knowledgeable Ferrari guy, and mostly works on race cars.
He gave us a very useful list of tips, like:
  • remember to go easy during your first laps to bring the brakes up to temperature, or you can glaze and ruin them
  • he actually recommends bringing temperatures to 3psi above stock and make sure that you equalize left and right temperature after the first session.
  • it's a good idea to slightly engage the brakes to set tha pads before you do the heavy braking
  • which fluids are recommended
  • you don't want slick tires on a street car
  • carbon brakes vs older regular pads
    carbon brakes vs older regular pads

    F355 mini pad vs current F430 carbon pad: huge difference
    F355 mini pad vs current F430 carbon pad: huge difference




    Kevin nicely agreed to work on my car to work out the bugs that have been bothering me, like misbalance shaking, checking the alignment, fixing the front/read brake bias, and a general inspection of the car.


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