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by Shane Donahue
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Schedule
Replies: 32
Views: 7305

Re: 2019 Schedule

Could use a clarification? The last event is listed Nov30-Dec1 on the first post, but both MSR and the Google Calendar have it as Dec 7-8? The Nov 30- dec 1st is our annual Cal Club school and Practice, not a points event. From the first post in this thread: NovemberDecember 30-1 - Test n Tune/Even...
by Shane Donahue
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Schedule
Replies: 32
Views: 7305

Re: 2019 Schedule

Could use a clarification?
The last event is listed Nov30-Dec1 on the first post, but both MSR and the Google Calendar have it as Dec 7-8?
by Shane Donahue
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Which tires to get? BFG or Bridgestone

First.. the tested numbers: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/summer-tire-test-bfg-rival-vs-bridgestone-re-71r-v/ IMHO: The BFGs are basically as fast as RE71s. The RE71 is generally a stiffer carcass, and a little sharper, where as the BFGs enjoy a little more slip angle. I also believe th...
by Shane Donahue
Wed May 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1086
Views: 369715

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Bone stock? then G-Street or (AKA GS) it is.
by Shane Donahue
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: ProSolo Format
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: ProSolo Format

Normal runs do go into Sun AM, so you would have a work assignment that needs to be completed on Sunday. Skipping Sunday entirely, without making agreeable arrangements with the Event Master/Chief Steward, would flag you as a "Did not work", likely dismissing your Sat runs entirely and not putting i...
by Shane Donahue
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SCCA TNiA 2-23-19
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: SCCA TNiA 2-23-19

I registered for Intermediate. Haven't run with TinA before, or Autoclub... so pointbys on straights seems like a reasonable balance currently.
by Shane Donahue
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 2904

Re: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed

Training complete! I like the approach, but getting me not to say Apex will be tricky.. I think i said it 5x before breakfast.

What time do you guys need instructors there?
by Shane Donahue
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1086
Views: 369715

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Is there a benefit for choosing one or the other (STR vs CST), I'm assuming you can only be part of one? I generally encourage people to participate in the lowest possible class that their car qualifies for, as you will be more accurate in PAX index (Think of it like a golf handicap based on car mo...
by Shane Donahue
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1086
Views: 369715

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Current gen GTI Start in G-Street Under street rules, you can: [*]Change Wheels to any that are: the same width as factory, within 5mm offset either direction, and are within +/-1 inch diameter (ex, an 18x7 +35 wheel could be replaced by a 19x7 +30 or a 17x7 +40 [*]Change Tires to any that are over ...
by Shane Donahue
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: RIP El Toro
Replies: 4
Views: 769

Re: RIP El Toro

Glad i got at least one chance to run it before it's demise :(
RIP.
by Shane Donahue
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 2904

Re: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed

I've got no plans.. being terrified by teenagers sounds like a solid way to liven up my Sunday.
Put me down as an instructor. :thumbup:
by Shane Donahue
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event

I've used something like this to be a weather cover/sun shade over sensors in a previous life.. helps keep the sun from hitting the eye directly. https://www.amazon.com/Cantex-Pvc-Sch-Conduit-Body/dp/B000BPIKCE/ref=sr_1_2?s=lamps-light&ie=UTF8&qid=1541489500&sr=1-2&keywords=Conduit+bodies with a lit...
by Shane Donahue
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata year/model recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

Re: Miata year/model recommendations

Coil-overs alone won't put a NB out of street class, as long as the perch height is stock. I'd defer to Dennis, as he has the only ES nationally prepped NB 99 sport in CalClub at the moment. https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/909/991/48c.jpg True, but the common vernacular definition ...
by Shane Donahue
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Excellent course this weekend

Eyezack87 wrote:Thanks for the course guys! It was a great way to dip my foot into the SMF world with Hoosiers courtesy of Jordan and Matt. What a world it is!
It's never cheaper than that first hit...
by Shane Donahue
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata year/model recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

Re: Miata year/model recommendations

Okay...I am pretty well set on a 1999 sport...just hard to identify those without seeing the doorjamb sticker designation. Three spoke steering wheel, roll up windows and tan interior? Tan interior is not a required for a sport. this thread might help: https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=65...
by Shane Donahue
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...
Replies: 13
Views: 8467

Re: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...

Awesome!
Well, as soon as that's available to buy, i'm in.
wanna get back to using my magnetics.
by Shane Donahue
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change
Replies: 25
Views: 5312

Re: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change

2 cents, with no dog in this fight... Lowering treadwear ratings to a number outside of common rulesets opens up a future potential difficulty of someone actually coming up with a good tire at the 100TW mark, and suddenly the class is upset until a rule revision can take place, banning anyone who bo...
by Shane Donahue
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 1888

Re: Excellent course this weekend

Any course that has be vocally cursing my own mistakes, instead of the course, is a good course in my book!
"sh#$ BLEW THE BRAKING ZONE CRAP TURN TURN TURN AHHH MARBLES AAHHH!"
by Shane Donahue
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...
Replies: 13
Views: 8467

Re: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...

Idea: make the next years (aka 2019 this year's) points card available for sale once there are not enough events left to complete a current year (2018) points card... and throwing in the remainder of the 2018 season? Allow people getting started later in the season (there's a novice school next mont...
by Shane Donahue
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata year/model recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

Re: Miata year/model recommendations

It does depend on the direct you want to go for classing, but in general the answer is "99 Sport" it's the lightest, highest output of the NB series, with a 5-speed gearbox. it does lack just about everything, including ABS, but the suspension kit that came on it has stiffer springs, bigger brakes, ...
by Shane Donahue
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..

Better try to get this bribing out of the way before you guys see me drive, and realize that any offer was huge mistake. :shock:
by Shane Donahue
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..

Welcome to the region! Get something - anything - and join us at El Toro in a couple weeks. Be sure to sign up in advance. And even if you don't, get your butt out to the event to say hi and meet the yokels. Car or not, i'm going to try and drop by and see what's up. Work just dumped a bunch of tra...
by Shane Donahue
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..

Steve Ekstrand wrote:I trophied in SM once with a Budget rental car. ;)
You know what a wise man once said...
"This is the fastest car in the world. It's a Toyota Camry... that's not mine." :D
by Shane Donahue
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: New to the area, been around the cones once or twice..

I reeeeeely don't want to run the Volt :(
if i can't find a co-drive.. Hertz has some fun options available :D