Well this was a first time for me doing an HPDE. After a long day of flogging the car I have to say that I am very pleased with the setup and performance. My instructor has a stock 05 STI and said that he was jealous of the way my car felt. He said it felt better ballanced than his car and that it was glued to the track. I had my 25mm front sway bar set to the stiffest setting along with the 22mm rear bar. I would have to say that after riding in his race prepped Miata (his track car) that the only complaint I have about the WRX is the brakes were definately struggling to keep up with the punishment I was trowing at them. The Axxis Ultimate pads and Motul fluid were an improvent from stock, but did begin to show signs of fade and I noticed a spongy pedal feel towards the end of each session. I also think that the tires were showing their fatigue towards the end of the day also. After four 25 minute sessions they were getting a little slippery, which I was told is to be expected from Azenis RT615. My inside edge temps were around 165 after my last session.
I can definately say that I have safely learned a lot about the limits and capabilities of the car, as well as learning a few better driving techniques to apply not only to the track, but also in everyday driving. I would highly reccomend this type of event to anyone wanting to improve driver skill and learn the limits of your vehicle! And best thing.......It was a blast!
Sorry these are the only pics I was able to get!