Based on what I see, I'd be in the top 35 in STS, but that's currently about it.
Local Pro STS Doug Allen is currently in 13th, and he'd usually be about 1 to 1.5 seconds ahead of me locally.
He's DAMN Smooth, AND his *&^$%^' Civic is a Freakin' Feather w/ Go-Kart-like suspension.
I honestly think it's weight which is keeping the Focus out of STS National contention. We may, with the right driver, be able to contend for a Trophy, but I'm afraid we couldn't Win.
Even w/ equal Power-to-Weight, a lighter car is easier to alter the direction with. That's Acceleration, Deceleration, AND Cornering. Those Itty-Bitty Civics just have an Advantage in that dept when you're talking the tight situations that one sees in Auto-X.
A more open track would help equalize things a bit, but we're rather hindered on the tight stuff.
I Still have a ball in STS, and I look for Lorin to have a Good Day tomorrow in HS.