Good on ya, mate! Thanks for the report and for going out and representing, Nader. I wish I could have gone, as $10 for a day at Laguna Seca is a deal
, as you mentioned. Of course I would have spent $350 minimum in diesel fuel to haul my Leaf up there, since there is no way I would take the time to drive it up from SD. I don't think my wife would allow me to take "her" car out on a big track, though--I am going to have to do some fast talking just to get her to let me take it to a local autocross. I have been working on the "safety" aspect of knowing how the car handles at the limit for accident avoidance to convince her. She seems to be buying this line--generally, any upgrades I do on my track cars in the name of safety are acceptable and encouraged.
You mention charging your car with the upgraded L1 EVSE from an RV 240V outlet, and not really being able to fully participate because of range worries (i.e., skipping the last open session). Did the organizers not provide any portable/fixed L3 charging options? Seems like that would almost be a necessity to get the most out of the EVs in such a compressed time frame as a single day event. Were there even L2 chargers available for participant use, or was it strictly BYOC (Bring Your Own Charger)?
Did you experiment with Drive vs. Eco mode? I would have thought that D would be preferred for reducing lap times with the superior response of the go-pedal.
La Jolla, CA
2011 SLe #1317 del. 4/1/11
1st bar lost at 31,953 miles
2nd bar lost at 38,685 miles
3rd bar lost at 50,711 miles
4th bar lost at 59,758 miles after 64 months
Battery replaced at 61,307 miles.