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by Reed Gibson
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

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: 305

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: 392

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: 392

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: 473

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: 473

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: 476

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: 476

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: 212

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: 481

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: 1103
Views: 383324

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: 481

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...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos
Replies: 16
Views: 481

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 Our BFG "hoosiers" did every single local and regional event since March of this year :thumbup: But did they have ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos
Replies: 16
Views: 481

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
by Reed Gibson
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos
Replies: 16
Views: 481

Re: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos

Earl Merz wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:53 pm
where can I get a CM car that I'd be able to drive?
With a Sawzall and some JB Weld anything is possible...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Nominations for 2020 E-Board and Directors
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Nominations for 2020 E-Board and Directors

*reluctantly raises hand* I guess I'll stick around
by Reed Gibson
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Suction Camera Mount
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Suction Camera Mount

It's not something I've ever seen called out before. As long as it's secure we are ok with it (I've used a gopro suction mount on the outside of my car before and had no problems).
by Reed Gibson
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: It wasn't me who brought the heat this weekend - alignment help? shop in OC
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: It wasn't me who brought the heat this weekend - alignment help? shop in OC

I believe Mark Deshon (local driver) can do alignments at his shop. Try looking up Diftech and let him know you're a Cal Club driver!
by Reed Gibson
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: We are searching for new course designers!
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

Re: We are searching for new course designers!

Additionally, if you are worried about being overwhelmed by the task, feel free to reach out to us and we can provide opportunities to shadow experienced course designers. Shadowing is a great way to understand some of the nuisances of course design and help build your knowledge base before putting ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2619

Re: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event

Steve Ekstrand wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:39 pm
In todays, driving lesson for teen Robert we drove all around Santa Anita and parked for a bit to look out over the lot. It's going to be so sweet! And 7 minutes to my house. But damn that church and convalescence home and houses are close!
So we're having lunch at your place then?!
by Reed Gibson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2619

Re: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event

Aftermarket short ram and CAI intakes can blow sound too as we found on the little STS Civic. Technically no factory car (assuming no exhaust cutout used) should blow sound ever as delivered from the factory. The intake noise on 4-cylinders can boost the sound quite a lot. S2000's have the same pro...
by Reed Gibson
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Ok,I'll ask. What, if any details are there about...
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Ok,I'll ask. What, if any details are there about...

Please think of the Aug 3/4 event as a "Foot in the Door" event, that is helping us quickly establish precedent with the site for more future (scheduled well in advance) events there. Yep, we would be foolish to let the opportunity pass us by after we have been patiently waiting to get the track's ...
by Reed Gibson
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Ok,I'll ask. What, if any details are there about...
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Ok,I'll ask. What, if any details are there about...

As soon as docs are signed all will be revealed. Google maps Santa Anita and you can see which lot has been used for autocross before. While this is short notice, this is the date they offered and we are eager to establish a relationship. Rick is correct. We are moving quickly here so we can start ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup 7/6 - 7/7
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Course Setup 7/6 - 7/7

Go CHOP wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:15 am
Hung Nguyen- I'll do sat am

Also my cousin is going with me
He will help with am too (Viet phung)
Thanks Hung, I have you both listed, see you bright and early!
by Reed Gibson
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup 7/6 - 7/7
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Course Setup 7/6 - 7/7

Marco Cruz wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:17 am
I’ll do set up Saturday morning.
Thank you Marco, I have you listed.