What a difference Hoosiers make. The car has tons of grip. I’m still getting used to it. I didn’t trust the tires because I just didnt’ know the limits. Half an autocross isn’t enough time to get a good understanding.
I say half, but I wasn’t able to run the second half. I thought I broke an axle, or CV joint, or something else in that area. At lunch break I drove up to the front of Barbers, and started to notice a weird thumping. Almost as if the tire had a flat spot. It kept getting worse. I stopped and looked at it. A couple fellow drivers came and assisted. Nothing obvious, nothing at super slow speed, but at about 10mph and up it comes back. It got worse when your turned. I limped up to the front gate for my worker assignment and even the security guy could tell there was a problem. I stewed on it while I worked the session. My biggest concern is the 2-day track event coming up next month and getting whatever fixed.
I was finally relieved from my duties, but obviously wasn’t going to take my runs. Pissed I limped back to the paddock area. It sounded awful. I figured I would change back to the street tires, and drive it back to the front for the wrecker to come and get it. I changed the passenger side first. When I got to the driver’s front I was missing a lug bolt and another was halfway backed out. So, not a broken axle, just an idiot who nearly drove his wheels off… literally.
I’m not sure how it came out. I put them on with an impact wrench (and since I bought this impact from the Hammer Store), I manually checked each lug bolt.