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by Bill Martin
Tue May 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1078
Views: 353180

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

What tires? Cal Club regional classes CSM and CST are unrestricted except the cars must be "capable" of being street licensed. That means windshield, wipers, lights, probably bumpers. Whatever the CHP might pull you over for. CSM (not popular) uses Hoosiers and other DOT "race tires". CST (popular) ...
by Bill Martin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Introduction

Consider if you buy one now it will be a Snell 2015. Wait until the Snell 2020s come out and it will have a 5 year longer life.
Kinda depends on if your current one is suitable and safe for the remainder of the year.
by Bill Martin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

Or that could work against you if you're talking about a Fresno regional event. Double the price on people, even for more seat time, perhaps you lose a lot of them. And the numbers are small to begin with. Or are you suggesting the practice part is a separate entry and the $85 is in addition to the ...
by Bill Martin
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

IIRC, Las Vegas region has a few choices for event sites and the better ones exceed the anticipated revenue. I think they elect to do a mix of sites such that they bank some money at the cheaper sites in order to operate at a loss on their preferred Speedway sites. Maybe that model would work for Fr...
by Bill Martin
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 18
Views: 1655

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

Reed Gibson wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:54 pm
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.
by Bill Martin
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?

The large watertruck will heavily spray a rallyX course perhaps 1.5 laps. The courses are similar in length to our typical autocross. That should give you some idea of how many laps of a skid pad it can do. Some sites have overhead water available. Otherwise, the trucks come with fire hoses that can...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Anybody have a line on a water truck for our Street Survival School?

For RallyX we use Ahern Rentals which has a yard just east of the Speedway.

When they were out of the standard ones once, they offered us a smaller one. Maybe that would save some money?
by Bill Martin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: SCCA CARDS
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: SCCA CARDS

So online renewal went perfectly until I hit SUBMIT and nothing happened.

Nevertheless, I got back a confirmation so I guess it worked.

Thanks guys.
by Bill Martin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: SCCA CARDS
Replies: 3
Views: 419

SCCA CARDS

Have usually gotten renewal stuff from National by now. Did you guys get something?
by Bill Martin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Events
Topic: What time can I expect to be done?
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: What time can I expect to be done?

Your Fiesta ST is indeed in HS. I'm running one there. Hope to see you.

Edit: Run 1 -- Work 2 is correct.
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Car Classification Help
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Car Classification Help

I ran CSM for a couple years with diminishing participation and eventually gave it up for lack of entries and moved to CST. If you want competition, CST is the place to be. Probably all the fast cars are on RE71Rs or BFG Rival S 1.5's.
by Bill Martin
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Re: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S

Best to spend no money until you have a better idea of what you need and what's allowed. Take in a few events with what you have. Get to know some people and ask advice from those in similar cars or people turning in good times in the classes you're interested in. About the worst thing you can do is...
by Bill Martin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Congratulations Mr. Porta
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Congratulations Mr. Porta

A really excellent course for skills development. Anyone who habitually drives point to point got a crash course in looking/planning ahead. Great fun.
by Bill Martin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Magnetic number "kits"
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Magnetic number "kits"

That's it. You only have to stock a single part.
by Bill Martin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Magnetic number "kits"
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Magnetic number "kits"

That would be the other possibility. Problem is keeping needed quantities of all the digits. Can you PM me your contact info and I'll pass along to the program chairman. What I was asking about has no numerals-- you make them "digital-style" from magnetic strips. I've seen them, but don't know where...
by Bill Martin
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Magnetic number "kits"
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Magnetic number "kits"

The CalClub RallyX program is considering making magnetic numbers, or equivalent, mandatory. They would be sold as needed at tech. Considering options, I recall seeing magnetic number kits composed of multiple short rectangular magnetic pieces which the driver arranges into numbers. I don't know if ...
by Bill Martin
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 2100

Re: Free trailer(s)

E-mailed you, via the forum, contact info for Matt Mendoza, program chair. He lives on/near Irvine Blvd not far from El Toro, so should work out.

Lemmy no if you don't get that email. Sent today 5:45pm.

Thanks, Bill
by Bill Martin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 2100

Re: Free trailer(s)

duplicate -- msg showed up after delay
by Bill Martin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 2100

Re: Free trailer(s)

As it turned out we couldn't break open the larger trailer. Both the nifty "spanner lockpick trick" that Anthony directed me to and the biggest, bad-assest bolt cutters simply couldn't break open the Master locks that were on that trailer. The bolt cutters had a straight jaw, not anything with a "t...
by Bill Martin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Greetings and questions from a newcomer.
Replies: 19
Views: 2724

Re: Greetings and questions from a newcomer.

Here is my list of items to bring. Do let me know what else. - Tools (torque wrench, tire gauge, water sprayer, basic toolset) - Necessities (water, food, hat, chair, sunscreen) - Most important of all - A Sponge for Learning. . Portable compressor, or air tank, or tires already pumped up to your d...
by Bill Martin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: FSEA Track in Southern California
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: FSEA Track in Southern California

FSAE cars have regularly run our events in the past, so you shouldn't have a problem. Just check the normal stuff like loose battery, fluid leaks etc. Be sure your helmet doesn't stick above the roll bar. I believe a special rule for open wheel formula cars is you have to run a full face helmet.
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 6209

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Is this really a problem? Kinda falls under personal responsibility to me. We don't really seem to have an issue filling the grid or getting the workers out on time. First part of that is up to you guys at the top. Relying on people's sense of personal responsibility sounds trendy, but when they fa...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 6209

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Since there is no break between run groups 2 and 3 it can appear to "blend" that might cause people to arrive late to work or grid to run. I can see it being a minor issue but would be nice to know while in paddock. I liked the PCA flag system when they remembered to change the flag colors. It woul...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 8650

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Multi-drivers should start from one end and singles from the other. Perhaps this doesn't happen because not everyone got the word. Perhaps it's because a single driver has seen that those who line up on the far side usually wind up running last and he doesn't want that. But for whatever reason, it h...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 6209

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Anthony Porta wrote:Hey guys and gals lets see all your ideas about how to tell from far away which group is running?
What would be your objective? Under the current format with only four groups, if you're not running and not working, it's pretty easy to assume what group is. Who's the customer for this information?