... but then I finally tried co-driving my husband’s FR-S at a local event last weekend. I love my NC and all, but with the FR-S now sporting a front swaybar and some RE71Rs, it’s not only become the more competitive car for its class, but I’m starting to like driving it even more. It’s definitely not as sharp and straightforward to drive as the NC, but it sure brings a lot more balance and flexibility to the table.
In spite of it being my first two events with the FR-S in its current form, I managed to land within 0.12 and then 0.31 (PAX-adjusted) seconds of a multi-time national champion (Ron Williams in a STX Mini). This has me thinking I can probably do a bit better than I can with my NC, which realistically is a mid-pack car in its class at best, on account of it being neither fully optimized for its class nor an ND.
I was hoping to at least give the NC a nice send-off with a trip to nationals before I started entertaining the idea of potential replacements next year, but I just think I have a lot more to gain and learn here by running the FR-S.
Anyway, here are some bonus fun runs in a BMW M2 (B Street) for your time. It was silly.