Given that not many people seem to be on right now, I shall ask a question I meant to ask more than 2 years ago when I had no idea how Kinja/Oppo worked. You see, I made a bad MSpaint sketch, a decently silly set of paragraphs (now lost to a burner I’ve forgotten), and posted it to my personal page thinking it would…
JayhawkJake let me borrow his GoPro at today’s Endurocross event. So, if you want to see some precision driving and fantastic V8 noises...
Lesson of the day yesterday was that I should not push the car past the limits of the tires - I can go fast all I want, but I still have to turn, unlike the folks on the other side of the grandstand participating in the drag racing experience.
I’m competing this Sunday. My MR2 has a new issue that makes lateral-G shenanigans wholly un-advisable, so I’m taking a 2015 Honda Fit (CVT) (LOL) instead.
I’m never the fastest on course, but my runs are always within a second of each other. I just have to figure out how to get over that hump and I’ll be good.
The last updated ended with my taking the car on its first big voyage outside the neighborhood so I could bring it to work and align it before it’s inaugural autocross.
Had tons of fun at yesterday’s event, put on by PITL (Push It To The Limit Autocross series), with lots of 86's out there (and even an AE86). Blew a gate on my first and last run, but did not hit any cones the whole day!
I ran in my local club event today, I continue to be good but not great. I think I need to race more regularly than once a month to really figure it out, but that isn’t feasible. Saw some cool cars, though. Took pictures of a few.
Good enough for a best of 46.155 and 2nd in my class. First attempt using race render to overlay the gauges.
While I was chasing cones during my work shift, I got to watch a 2005 Aston Martin get thrown around the course. It was quite quick, but with a surprising amount of body roll while doing it. Still got beat in A Street by two Corvettes. In other shocking news . . .
Added this to my autocross essentials today (with rush shipping so that I may try it tomorrow at a competition). I’ve been using a stick-type pressure gauge, hoping this will be easier and more accurate.
Bill Caswell’s post about driver searches seems all too timely. I’m heading to autocross tomorrow but I still don’t know how I’d make the jump from weekends dodging cones, all the way to gaining sponsors and driving professionally. I’m motivated yet not sure which way to go.
Finally got the car out to an event to do a shakedown before I start bringing it to track events. Wanted to make sure overheating was not going to be an issue and it was the perfect day for a torture test. Ambient temps were 110* in the high desert and with not turning the car off between 5-6 runs each time and…
FASTEST STREET TIRE TIME OF THE DAY! Out of 40 cars or so, but still: I beat a Viper on a fast course in a 4 cylinder Mustang
A very tight corner setup got the Camaro drivers complaining, and as shown in photo, the cone was expected to die (repeatedly), but . . .
Well, it was 10th place exactly and I could have taken a few of the corners a little better, but considering that there were 154 participants, 20th was my best to date at this venue, and I managed to catch up to the pair of E36 M3 drivers in my class that I mentioned previously (0.125 slower than one, 0.02 faster than…
My regular custom at my repair shop paid off and they managed to find me a set of hard to find RE-71Rs. Plus, the four fit side by side in my trunk with the seat down (hadn’t tried that yet).
Please do enjoy!
It has been a long, tiring and very good day. Did the Central Carolinas Region autocross novice school at the Michelin proving grounds today. After a shower and some Mexican food I’m feeling better, and sipping on the beer I brought while relaxing at the motel is pretty sweet.
A bit late on these, but here we go: