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by Bill Martin
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20

Fresno region is dropping south hosting an AX at Buttonwillow Raceway. If interested, info below: Flyer: https://mail.yahoo.com/b/folders/1/messages/AG4Y1CAZaAXNXZ0puACMoF9yr74/AG4Y1CAZaAXNXZ0puACMoF9yr74:2?.src=ym&reason=myc&action=previewAttachment Registration: https://www.motorsportreg.com/event...
by Bill Martin
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Tire pumps tested. Harbor freight is a winner
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Tire pumps tested. Harbor freight is a winner

That guy is a testing fool -- check his video collection...I can spend hours watching that site. That selection of electric pumps is what you'd call cheapies. The medium-price pumps cost $60 to $100 but are MUCH more capable. Search for terms like Q-Industries, SuperFlow, and MasterFlow. Those pumps...
by Bill Martin
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA
Replies: 21
Views: 2236

Re: Minter Airfield with Fresno SCCA

Odd...I don't remember that. Bakersfield is relatively close and I went to nearly all their events back when they were active. I only remember racing at the city college and Fomosa Drag Raceway.

But there's lotsa things I don't remember so well anymore. :)
by Bill Martin
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB NA Miata Rear Swaybar
Replies: 0
Views: 102

WTB NA Miata Rear Swaybar

For now just a stocker with all the hardware. Since I don't know yet what I need, it doesn't matter much where I start. :)

But a lot of people end up at 14mm, so that would be good.
by Bill Martin
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Eric, if it turns out you need more water than you brought, I'll have a tank full in the camper. And I'm running last, so I'll be there. -- Bill
by Bill Martin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Way back when we used to have a club car which we used for class winner run-offs, seniors and similar.

Maybe now we need a club car for those curbed by the sound meter. :)
by Bill Martin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2079

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

Sounds good. Thanks Randy
by Bill Martin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2079

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

Bill- I'm assuming we will enter from Huntington Drive and Holly Ave. Not official, but seems obvious. I think the region is looking for somebody to camp overnight next to the timing vehicle. Our street doesn't have much room after I fill it up. Great -- hereby applying for job as night security gu...
by Bill Martin
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2079

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

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! Is there a certain way we need to enter or are all the gat...
by Bill Martin
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2079

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

I hope member focus is not just on how to "pass sound" on our sound meter, it should how to help us secure this new site by not pissing off folks in the neighborhood (especially in morning when they might be trying to sleep in) That's a good point. IIRC San Diego ran stockers early and mods late fo...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2079

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

I'm sure many of us have had experience with the sound control program at San Diego. Of concern is the odd ball event where a dozen cars break over the limit which had never been even on the edge. It happened to me. 88-89dB event after event and then sent home one day for being over 95. Along with s...
by Bill Martin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: shaken, not stirred.... how are, our friends at ground zero?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: shaken, not stirred.... how are, our friends at ground zero?

Sorry for late reply and thanks for asking. Internet was down until earlier today. Personally, we're in great shape. No damage of any sort. Not even stucco cracks. Just occasional junk which was piled on top of things obeying the law of gravity. I figure we got by easy because I'm built on slope of ...
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: 1094
Views: 373917

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: 696

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: 21
Views: 2236

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: 21
Views: 2236

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: 21
Views: 2236

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: 475

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: 475

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: 563

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: 563

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: 527

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: 877

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: 1114

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: 1336

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.