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by Mike Simanyi
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Ok,I'll ask. What, if any details are there about...
Replies: 10
Views: 218

Re: Ok,I'll ask. What, if any details are there about...

<t>Doug, I understand your points and agree. Unfortunately there's nothing we can do to make everyone happy, so the best alternative is adding the drop. Perhaps that can be refined to *only* drop this event if the member doesn't run, minimizing - though not eliminating - the effect of an extra drop....
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: ABS and Stability control "free" in Prepared (25235)
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: ABS and Stability control "free" in Prepared (25235)

Please write in, but know that NO traction and ABS is basically the current rule, unless you already have them on the car, from the factory. This causes the problem. I don't think we can reasonably say "you have to delete these things that are already on your car" and conversely (some of) the member...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: ABS and Stability control "free" in Prepared (25235)
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: ABS and Stability control "free" in Prepared (25235)

I'm well out of the loop on the SEB side of things, but perhaps Marshall could chime in here and explain some of the background for consideration. I know that Prepared has been... "stable" (to use a positive term) on their ruleset, but when someone in an OE car comes in and romps on people there (co...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 24-25, 2019 Event Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Aug. 24-25, 2019 Event Thread

Small teaser, but "this may be the last event before Nationals" may not be technically correct. Stay tuned...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Is There A Feb Event ??????????
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Is There A Feb Event ??????????

Rick Brown wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Tentative Run/Work order: February Event

Subject to change on Saturday if groups need balancing. You will be notified by email if a change is made.
Rick, I'm getting a "Connection was reset" error message on that. Is the link still supposed to be live?
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New here, registered for Saturday Feb 9
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: New here, registered for Saturday Feb 9

First, welcome to the region! The Seattle group is probably one of the best in the country, but saddled with some venues that are looooong drives from the major city center. If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to peruse our New to Autocross forum. There are lots of good posts there that s...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1083
Views: 360688

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Tim, I'll add one more thought: when you ran with us before you had to buy a Weekend Membership. If you saved the form for that or have the ID number for it, that should qualify you for a discount on your regular SCCA membership. So see if you can find the info on that if you'd like to save some mon...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1083
Views: 360688

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

I'm not familiar with the latest 200 TW hotness, but others here are and you can probably also get to the Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) tire comparison and see what fits your budget / performance goals. I will say, though, that if you really mean "track" in that statement above, that's a different be...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1083
Views: 360688

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 Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Where do old helmets go to die???
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Where do old helmets go to die???

It's so old I doubt any sanctioning bodies would accept that as "safe" today...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1083
Views: 360688

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

A couple refinements on Shane's post: We - well the Solo Events Board which oversees the National rule set - increased the wheel offset allowance to 7mm, so there's a little more wiggle room in your choice. For those who don't speak metric, that accommodates +/- 1/4". Tire requirements are 200 or gr...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: SCCA CARDS
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: SCCA CARDS

Bill, you should be able to check the status and renew online if you'd like, otherwise I'd call HQ in the morning and ask them for assistance.
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Returning after a few years.
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Returning after a few years.

How did it work for you Fred? I'm not a FWD person, but it seems to me you want to be on the gas a lot earlier coming out of turns in FWD than RWD. How was the throttle response on your car? I haven't driven one yet, but it seems like they should be getting to the point where these F.I. cars don't s...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Car Classification Help
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Car Classification Help

Aaron, Within official SCCA classes, it sounds like you'd be in Super Street Modified due to the modified cam (which I believe exceeds Street Prepared's allowances.) We also have a local class called, coincidentally, California Street Modified (CSM). This is a "run what you brung" class on tires tha...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Kia Stinger GT AWD or RWD?
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Kia Stinger GT AWD or RWD?

Ron, are you asking specifically for competition use or just for street use? (I have no experience with the car and don't know any answers for you, but that could be useful info for someone else.)
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune

Could you design a course that doesn't adversely affect competition in SSC? lol, going for PAX SSC next year? Oh, heck no. That index is impossible in PAX. But it just. doesn't. matter. in the actual SSC class. I guess my attempt at humor wasn't clear enough... Edited to add: Though Reed certainly ...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune
Replies: 11
Views: 1608

Re: January 12-13, 2019 Autocross & Test n Tune

Could you design a course that doesn't adversely affect competition in SSC?
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: New Guy, 06 Mini Cooper S

I'll chime in too. If it truly is completely stock - including the tune - you don't want to even *think* about going into DSP. Those cars are highly modified. Stick with DS if you're absolutely stock, otherwise consider our CST (California Street Touring) class which basically lets you do whatever y...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Events
Topic: November School Course Setup Help
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: November School Course Setup Help

My concern is the holiday. It's possible they're "closed" for Friday...

If they're open, I'll join you. Who else?
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: November School Course Setup Help
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: November School Course Setup Help

Friday? Time? Has anyone confirmed we'll be able to get in?
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 4769

Re: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment

You're in good company Rick. Our Supp Regs go back to 2016...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 4769

Re: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment

I'd make the Pax 1.200. I LOLed. I'm with Anthony on this. CST is wide frikkin' open. Put 20 square feet of wings on an Ariel Atom with the insane 8 cylinder forced induction engine and that thing will make XP look like a bunch of kindergarten push cars. Everyone in CST is competing against themsel...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event

Rick Brown to the white courtesy phone! Rick Brown...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: What Class Is My Car?
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: What Class Is My Car?

California Street Touring.

It's our local "run whatcha brung" class for 200+ treadwear tires.
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: What Class Is My Car?
Replies: 13
Views: 1508

Re: What Class Is My Car?

Those are all fine in SM.

Locally, Reed's suggestion to run in CST is a good one. There are talented drivers running there in cars with which you'll have fun competing, then as you move towards SM you can consider switching when you feel it's most appropriate.