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by Reed Gibson
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: First time with Cal Club Autocross: April Test N Tune
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: First time with Cal Club Autocross: April Test N Tune

Awesome! Thank you for the kind and complete response. I may do the competition runs alone and then see how things go The big upside to doing the Saturday Practice event is that you will have the opportunity to ride in other people's cars which can go a long way in terms of improving your own drivi...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Extreme street, should it replace CST?
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: Extreme street, should it replace CST?

I'm definitely leaning towards using the XS classes and running one indexed class of XS-A and XS-B together. How much does your car weigh Jacob? I think your setup is literally the perfect example of why XS class exists. A sweet ride, not built exclusively for solo, but for the owners enjoyment at ...
by Reed Gibson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.
Replies: 65
Views: 3983

Re: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.

With so many options, I wonder if bringing in more participants first would help shape the class. As Sean mentioned on the call, we have in the past, broken out an individual class from an index class once there is sufficient participation. Once people are racing heads up, the pax thing becomes a n...
by Reed Gibson
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.
Replies: 65
Views: 3983

Re: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.

I'll re-word here what I tried to explain on the call last night. The PAX for the Historic classes (all of them) should not be tailored to make them competitive with the official PAX classes given to us by the SCCA. The PAX is calculated yearly to make competition "fair" for drivers who build cars t...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.
Replies: 65
Views: 3983

Re: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.

This seems to have gotten way too complicated for a local class. Looks like Doug's #5 option makes the most sense to me. Keep HIST1 & 2 as is with the addition of cars in Brian's post. If someone want's to run a non-SCCA classed car, use CST or CSM (actually has always been available on MSR, the li...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: G-Loc brake pads (where to buy)
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: WTB: G-Loc brake pads (where to buy)

Sam Strano at Stranoparts would be a good place to start
by Reed Gibson
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2/8/20 SCCA Video
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: 2/8/20 SCCA Video

I prefer the video on the side even if it's 'lopsided' because you get a true picture of how close you are to the cones. The in car view is misleading - it's hard to tell if you are actually close to key apex cones. The line has limited benefit if you are missing your marks. Stephen, I understand y...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: new electric class?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: new electric class?

EV-x is listed as an exhibition class for now in the Pro Solo index. I think the intent will be for EV-x to be the "mod" class for EV's.

You'll still need to find a way to mount a lightning rod to your Bolt if you want it to be competitive :lol:
by Reed Gibson
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Extreme street, should it replace CST?
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: Extreme street, should it replace CST?

A survey will be sent out to CST competitors first. It seems like it comes down to two questions. 1) Do you want XA XB to replace CST? 2) Do you want them combined on index or separate? Also, does anyone know of any cars prepared in excess of those rules that currently competes in CST? Supps change...
by Reed Gibson
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Enkei Pf01 17x9 +6 5x114.3
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Enkei Pf01 17x9 +6 5x114.3

$800 Set of silver, Enkei Pf01 17x9 +6 5x114.3 for sale. Wheels have normal wear from use as autocross wheels but are straight and balance well. One of the best wheels you can get for an S2000 that will allow you to run 255 tires front and rear without flared fenders. Wheels currently have lightly u...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Nationals run days question
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Nationals run days question

Jonathan Lugod wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:59 am
Supplemental classes are not in contention for a jacket and make more sense for a single day event if we had to go that route.
Best idea I've heard yet :clap:
by Reed Gibson
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Yeah I'm really digging this idea. I think we have plenty of interest and from our preliminary research it can be cost-effective for the club. Hopefully we'll have some more concrete news for the community in the coming days as we get plans in motion.
by Reed Gibson
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?

The reason behind that (as I understand it) was to avoid people making Franken-stock cars that took the best bits of different model years. For example, an S2000 with the 2nd-gen engine (more displacement = more torques) plus the 1st-gen transmission (~6-7+ mph faster 2nd gear) would be an absolute ...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: December FastTrack
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Re: December FastTrack

Anthony P. wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:48 pm
https://www.scca.com/downloads/48114-20 ... n/download

Its interesting, who is asking for these classing for prepared cars? Fiat Spyder to FP, Fiat 500 Abarth to FP?
People with more money than sense?
by Reed Gibson
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 PAX factors released
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: 2020 PAX factors released

Mike Simanyi wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:38 pm
I propose local modifiers for discussion:
  • Teslas to SS
  • HS to .783
Hi Reed! :wave:
Hey hey hey if you don't like the rules then you don't have to playyyyyy :lol:
by Reed Gibson
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 PAX factors released
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: 2020 PAX factors released

No need to change the PAX when you're already at the bottom ... HS 2020 BABY!
by Reed Gibson
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Video and data review for the November event.
Replies: 13
Views: 977

Re: Video and data review for the November event.

Indeed Reed. Only after I had trouble braking did I start to watch other cars on the course. It turns out, if your tires are not on the ground, they dont grip well. The big thing I worked with on people who asked for ride along's was fighting the urge to attack the corner entry and instead look to ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Video and data review for the November event.
Replies: 13
Views: 977

Re: Video and data review for the November event.

I felt like this course really rewarded getting your braking done early and committing to powering out of the corners. The straights seemed to provide big payoffs if you could get on the gas early and ride the speed all the way through the fast sections. I was really struggling to put the power down...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20

We had a couple of Conefests at Buttonwillow on the East loop while PapaCalClub hosted the Drivers School on the West Loop. We BBQ'd for all and had a great Saturday night party. One of the events we featured in SportsCar and we even won an award for the event. But two things stopped us. First, our...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20

This definitely seems like a fun idea for us to hold a non-points event during the cooler months. If we could set it up to run during a SCCA race weekend I'm sure we could get a great deal on the track rental from Papa Cal Club! We could advertise to the Fresno region as well to help boost our atten...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to AutoX
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: New to AutoX

Hey Guys! I’m new to the forums and AutoX and I’m eager to participate in any upcoming event. I drive a lightly modified Fiesta ST. Where should I begin, and when can I start driving? The Fiesta ST in its stock-ish form is in HS (16x7 wheels, non-lowered suspension, etc.). However pretty much any o...
by Reed Gibson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos

https://youtu.be/meJbDlz-0RE Looks like I had the right idea with my line choices but I couldn't get the car to keep rotating mid-corner. I think these tires are dying of death after only ~70 runs #streetclasslife This week on Autocrossers Gone Bad...After getting an early season taste, Reed Gibson...
by Reed Gibson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1118
Views: 400977

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hey guys! I am completely new to this scene and really want to get into it. After reading a lot of the stuff here, I'm a bit overwhelmed and confused..! :shock: I was hoping you guys could make sure I'm headed in the right direction with everything! So for starters, I guess I'm posting here! I'm a ...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos
Replies: 16
Views: 877

Re: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos

Looks like I had the right idea with my line choices but I couldn't get the car to keep rotating mid-corner. I think these tires are dying of death after only ~70 runs #streetclasslife Yup, Most people weren't backsiding the first slalom cone, taking too much distance on the 180's and not giving up...