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by Reed Gibson
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone

Whatever tires I get will be mounted on 19x11 wheels. I'll be getting them in 305/30/19. I'm seriously considering the BFG because I have heard they take heat better. Although I read yesterday that Goodyear will be producing the Supercar 3 in a bunch of new sizes. They will have a 305/30/19 also. I...
by Reed Gibson
Tue May 28, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Change of plan: SATURDAY Course Setup Help Needed (6/1/2019)
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Change of plan: SATURDAY Course Setup Help Needed (6/1/2019)

Randy Don't know if I can get there by 6:00 but I should be there by 6:30 and will be glad to help. I don't mind working the course too incase you get 3 volunteers to show up at 6:00. DH We'll also need a few people to stick around after the event Saturday to do the changeover Howard, not sure if y...
by Reed Gibson
Tue May 21, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New comer
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: New comer

Hi Obed, To start, I would browse through the SCCA Solo rule book to get an idea of where your car should be classed (link here https://www.scca.com/pages/solo-cars-and-rules ) Just from looking at your mod list though, your best bet is to just run our CST (California Street Tire) class. This class ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon May 06, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Recommendations for tire shop in Mid-City LA?
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Recommendations for tire shop in Mid-City LA?

Look for the smaller local shops and pay cash. My guy will mount/balance my 17's for $50 each time.
by Reed Gibson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1078
Views: 353173

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Brent Bell wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Please help class my Mercedes-Benz 2008 CL-550. It is stock with a 5.5l v8.
I believe your car falls in to FS as it's a V8 Sedan that is not otherwise classed (NOC) per the 2018 solo rulebook.
by Reed Gibson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Schedule of Events
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: Schedule of Events

Discussions are in work within the board. We'll update everyone when we can! :thumbup:
by Reed Gibson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Underbody aero panel illegal in stock class? I assume that's a yes...
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Underbody aero panel illegal in stock class? I assume that's a yes...

I wanted to buy this aero panel for my 2007 Miata: link . It's not like it's a wing or other big aero modification. Is it considered illegal in stock class? I'm running in CS. The general rule of thumb for SCCA classing is if the rulebook doesn't explicitly allow it ... it's illegal. That being sai...
by Reed Gibson
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: ProSolo Test 'n Tune???
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: ProSolo Test 'n Tune???

Mark Hazboun wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Will there be a test 'n tune course this Friday morning (April 5)?
Practice starts yes. Test course no.
by Reed Gibson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Pro Solo Course Setup
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Pro Solo Course Setup

Hey everybody, I'm looking for a few *experienced* helpers to do the Pro setup this Friday. We will be starting early (~8 am) and going until Howard and the SCCA crew is satisfied. If you'd like to help out please post below. I don't expect very many of you can come that early in the morning but if ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Just saying hello!
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Just saying hello!

Glad you were able to make it out after attending the Starting Line school last year. We hope to see you again in the future!
by Reed Gibson
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1915

Re: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019

Course Maps for this weekend.
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by Reed Gibson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How a course takes shape
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: How a course takes shape

Well done Anthony. I assume you design for Sunday, then make adjustments to make it work for Saturday. Most of us will start with an idea for Sunday in mind and then will re-tool the start/finish sectors. If your design has good flow, then it should work well enough in reverse with simple visual ch...
by Reed Gibson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup 3/1/19
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Course Setup 3/1/19

Michael Parker wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:05 pm
Hey Reed,

What time were you thinking? I may be able to help Friday, just want to decide whether to take a day off or half day. You can put me down for now though.
I'm planning on doing a half day at work so just plan on the afternoon around 2 pm.
by Reed Gibson
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup 3/1/19
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Course Setup 3/1/19

Hey Everybody! I'd like three helpers for Friday set up and two more for Saturday change over. Plan to start around 2pm on Friday and finish hopefully by 6 pm. Let me know if you'd like to help out! This will count as your work assignment for the next day. Friday: 1) Michael Parker 2) 3) Saturday: 1...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SCCA TNiA 2-23-19
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: SCCA TNiA 2-23-19

Shane Donahue wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:42 pm
I registered for Intermediate. Haven't run with TinA before, or Autoclub... so pointbys on straights seems like a reasonable balance currently.
Autoclub is basically all straights, just run in Advanced! That way you only have 7 people to let by ;)
by Reed Gibson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1915

Re: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019

Hmmmm, maybe I'll show up ;)
by Reed Gibson
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

I just got word that Fresno's chapter has secured their first official event at Minter Airfield on March 9th/10th. I know it's late breaking, but odd that I'm not seeing discussion of this on Fresno SCCA AX forum, nor has it made their schedule. Super special direct vice chair to vice chair acknowl...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

Any ideas on cost? Ideal places to stay? Cost for the site or the event? Event wise I'm assuming in line with Fresno's typical prices which should be close to ours ($40 range?). Site wise, I'm not quite sure. We've had some discussions with SFR regarding the site price but I haven't heard what the ...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

Hey everyone, I just got word that Fresno's chapter has secured their first official event at Minter Airfield on March 9th/10th. Minter is a large concrete airstrip (similar to the now deceased El Toro) located in the Bakersfield area (it's just east of Buttonwillow on Lerdo Highway for reference). ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1078
Views: 353173

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hi all, just did my first autoX this weekend (non-SCCA), and am looking to get more involved. My current setup is: 2015 NC Miata PRHT Tein Flex Z Coilovers Adj Front & Rear Sway Bars Full Exhaust - Header, Midpipe with Cat, Muffler Tuned ECU 17x9 wheels w/ 245/40-17 Firehawk Indy500 (340TW). Likely...
by Reed Gibson
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January Co-Drive
Replies: 1
Views: 340

January Co-Drive

Hey everyone,

I'm without my SSC ride for January's event so if anyone wants a tire warmer for Sunday (or maybe Saturday) let me know!

-Reed
by Reed Gibson
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Planning ahead: got an HS seat available for the Fontana Pro?
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Planning ahead: got an HS seat available for the Fontana Pro?

Stephen,

I have a 2016 Fiesta ST with Koni's, Mountune Catback exhaust and the proper 16x7 wheels. The only thing it is missing is tires.

I wasn't planning on competing in it but I will be driving it to the event (I'm likely running SSC). Shoot me a message if you'd like to know more.
by Reed Gibson
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune
Replies: 11
Views: 1495

Re: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune

Mike Simanyi wrote:Could you design a course that doesn't adversely affect competition in SSC?
Sure thing, slow 180 degree switchbacks up the hill it is! :twisted:
by Reed Gibson
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Events
Topic: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune
Replies: 11
Views: 1495

Re: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune

Guess I'm designing course, get your bribes in now for them early season points 8-)
by Reed Gibson
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Congratulations Mr. Porta
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: Congratulations Mr. Porta

I had my doubts Saturday but Sunday sealed the deal. Excellent course and a great way to end a great season! Let's keep up the creativity next year!