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Streets of Willow Road Course – Rosamond, California

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Homepage: http://www.willowspringsraceway.com

Address: 3500 75th Street West, Rosamond, CA 93560

Event Calendar: Willow Springs International Motorsports Event Calendar

Typical Event Price:  about $150
Likes:  Great track for beginners and still interesting for advanced drivers.
Dislikes:  Typically wears either the left or right side tires more than the other depending on direction.

The Track:
Streets of Willow (SoW) is a technical track with thirteen turns in the typical configuration. The typical configuration is with the full bowl and skidpad, SoW can be run in a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction. The track is 1.8 miles long. This track is ideal for beginners due to the low speed and that there is a lot of run off space for unintentional off road excursions. The highlights of this track are the chicane, the bowl, and the skidpad.

Tires tend to get more work on the right side (higher tire temperatures) when driving on this track counter-clockwise, vice versa clockwise. Best to rotate your tires at the middle of the day to balance out wear.

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Racecomp Engineering Tarmac 2 Coilovers Review

February 21, 2010 2 comments

I was in the market for a coilover system for my 2005 Subaru STi. I did not want a JDM brand due to the stiffness overkill for the crappy roads in Los Angeles. I heard great reviews of the KW variant 3 coilovers from many STI owners so I figured I could not go wrong with getting those. But as I was about to drop my hard earned cash on them, Racecomp Engineering (RCE) announced their coilover made by KW to their specifications.

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