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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: 183

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: 886

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: 343

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: 199

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: 199

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: 162

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: 886

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: 871

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: 871

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: 871

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: 1054
Views: 328081

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: 215

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: 357

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: 877

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: 877

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: 595

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!
by Reed Gibson
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S

Hi Jon, First step is to check your car's classing here https://www.scca.com/pages/solo-cars-and-rules . As a fellow NG employee I'm sure you can hunt through the manual and figure out what mods are/aren't allowed. In general though, for new people I would recommend slapping a nice tire on a second ...
by Reed Gibson
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for course setup help for December
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Looking for course setup help for December

[quote=]"Anthony Porta"]Yes to everyone thank you for your support! [quote]

Whoops, spoke too soon. Work holiday party starts at 6 pm, gotta jet out after the Practice to kiss up to the boss man #tiremoney

I'm happy to help out in the morning Sunday though!
by Reed Gibson
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Looking for course setup help for December
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Looking for course setup help for December

Can't make Friday but I'm happy to stay after and help with the changeover if you still need people.
by Reed Gibson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1054
Views: 328081

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

2009 Honda Civic Si: N/A, Coilovers, CAI, Tuned, K-Tuned Race Header, Straight Pipe. Your straight pipe bumps you from Street Touring into Street Prepared (aka Hoosier-land). If you replaced it with a high-flow cat then you'd be in STX as long as you meet the wheel width/tire size requirements. Che...
by Reed Gibson
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 3012

Re: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment

At the end of the day, CST exists in its own little bubble in our region as do many other "catch-all" classes throughout the country. The class is, as stated above, designed to allow the large number of cars in the real world that don't fit the Solo rule sets to run together. We have a very harsh PA...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 3012

Re: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment

How about the pax is actually correct. The rule aside from street tires is that is has to be "capable" of being registered, so want I see some active areo sucker cars that weight 800lbs. If someone really took advantage of the rules I think the pax would make more sense. In any case its not an scca...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 3012

Re: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment

To play devil's advocate, CST is not a real SCCA class and doesn't need to be made competitive in PAX with other classes. The lack of rules can allow (on rare occasion) for a well setup CST to beat out a lot of other street tire classes. Personally, I would not be a fan of seeing CST cars out-PAX ot...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: What Class Is My Car?
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: What Class Is My Car?

I have a 2013 Scion FRS my mod list is: -UEL Header -Catback exhaust -Drop in air filter -Stage 2 e85 tune -Coilovers -Michelin pilot super sports 255/35/18 all around -Wheels: 18x9.5 +35 The E85 and wheel size knock you out of the Street Touring category and your lack of Hoosiers means you really ...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event

On top of that, thank you Brian for being the Event Chair. I think we isolated the timing problems to a new condition. It was either low batteries in the finish lights or a bad angle for the receiving unit toward the sun, but once both of those were corrected the remaining runs were flawlessly time...