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by Shane Donahue
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Extreme street, should it replace CST?
Replies: 17
Views: 4511

Re: Extreme street, should it replace CST?

I would encourage it, if only for rules parity with other SCCA clubs in the area should someone want to jump around.
It's index will also get regular attention from RR if you're into that sort of mathing.
by Shane Donahue
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Pit Jacks
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Pit Jacks

The Subaru OE scissor jack at least was equipped with a 19mm bolt that matched the wheel lugs, so you could use the same tool to jack/lower.. also made it fairly effective with a 24V high-torque cordless impact to zip it up and down reasonably quick in for the rally team i worked with back in the day.
by Shane Donahue
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Autocross Event Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 13305

Re: Autocross Event Photos

Ed T wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:03 pm
Shane Donahue wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 pm
I don't think the album is shared, you just pasted the link to it, but didn't set permissions publicly.
D'oh! Let's try it again. Does this work? https://photos.app.goo.gl/kZFwJAZTpEAcjk6V9
Yup!
Easiest way to check is to try and open the link in an Incognito window.
by Shane Donahue
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Autocross Event Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 13305

Re: Autocross Event Photos

I don't think the album is shared, you just pasted the link to it, but didn't set permissions publicly.
by Shane Donahue
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Schedule
Replies: 32
Views: 11313

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: 11313

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: 1170

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: 1134
Views: 460687

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: 1703

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 12:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SCCA TNiA 2-23-19
Replies: 2
Views: 831

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 7:35 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 5060

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 10:10 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1134
Views: 460687

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 2:10 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1134
Views: 460687

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 1:59 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: RIP El Toro
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

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 12:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 5060

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
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

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: 3305

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: 3459

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: 3305

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: 10754

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: 10990

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: 3459

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: 10754

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...