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by Mike Simanyi
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: JDP Program Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 12
Views: 914

Re: JDP Program Temporarily Suspended

When lawyers get involved, all bets for a rational outcome are... influenced . And insurers rely on their lawyers. I'd be willing to bet this isn't the SCCA having a concern, but the SCCA dealing with insurance repercussions. If you have a Jr in the program, I suggest you sign up with Brian and part...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Nationals run days question
Replies: 12
Views: 2613

Re: Nationals run days question

And FJ is a group of supplemental classes, so the SEB can easily and immediately change rules if needed. Edit: To be clear, I am not an anti-FJ person. I fully support the program. It's just that FJ is the only category where not only does everything in grid have to be motionless (besides FJ, that i...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Extreme street, should it replace CST?
Replies: 17
Views: 4511

Re: Extreme street, should it replace CST?

I have no dog in this fight, but in my opinion: no. CST already covers everything that's in XS. If there's an index for XS, I'd suggest keeping whichever is "harder" - XS or our basis for CST. We don't need people gaming the system on soft indexes to mess up the year-long competition for drivers of ...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Nationals run days question
Replies: 12
Views: 2613

Re: Nationals run days question

Having seen all the uproar and the retraction, in retrospect I have a few thoughts: The impact on senior volunteers, like Ops Stewards, is likely the biggest negative from an operational standpoint. I think few people care about that, but given the SEB's responsibilities in managing Nationals, I kno...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....
Replies: 18
Views: 3170

Re: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....

Basically, it's our CST. We've had this for years, if not decades.

It's actually a bit more restrictive than what we have though.
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweight wheels

Yup. For comparison, I happen to like ARC wheels for my BMW. They're what I use on the SM M3, and I was thinking of getting an additional set for use on the Berry STX car. They have a new forged wheel, which I figured would look nice, be strong and fairly light. https://www.apexraceparts.com/wheels/...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweight wheels

I suggest weighing one. Check some other sizes’ weights on their site. Smaller wheels seem to be heavier, and they don't quote weights for marginally larger sizes. Seems odd to me. They might be accurate, but it seems worth a little more due diligence before you buy a set of wheels and are disappoin...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Re: Lightweight wheels

I’ve been checking out 17” STX wheels Steve. That seems to be right in the ballpark.

We weighed one of the current wheels on the BMW when Marshall was installing some new tires, and they were 17.5 lbs on the scale he had available.
by Mike Simanyi
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1134
Views: 460701

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hi Emon. The easy options for you are a local class we call CST (California Street Touring) and CAM C (Classic American Muscle Contemporary.) CST is basically any street-licenseable car on 200 or greater treadwear tires. It is frequently our most popular class. CAM C is a national class, and you can...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Pit Jacks
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: Pit Jacks

What's the use case Bill? If it's just jacking up to put jack stands underneath or to change a wheel, what about a short ramp (aka "2x6") for a little more jack clearance and stick with the racing jack?

Mike
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

Re: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?

I'm not familiar with the distinctions between NC1, NC2 and NC3 engines, but there are two other key points to research before declaring this a Hard No: Is there either a Tech Bulletin from Mazda stating that replacement NC1 motors must incorporate the NC2 or NC3 components or configuration? If that...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 PAX factors released
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

Re: 2020 PAX factors released

I propose local modifiers for discussion:
  • Teslas to SS
  • HS to .783
Hi Reed! :wave:
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 PAX factors released
Replies: 11
Views: 2077

Re: 2020 PAX factors released

Here's an interesting utility sheet:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Video and data review for the November event.
Replies: 13
Views: 4567

Re: Video and data review for the November event.

Anthony P. wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:02 pm
So. It turns out that setting up didnt get much, within a tenth either way. What I made up for in speed, I sacrificed in adding 14 feet.
The "Chris Teague" rule! He always says if you aren't sure what to do, drive the short line.
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Video and data review for the November event.
Replies: 13
Views: 4567

Re: Video and data review for the November event.

This is very cool of Anthony to host. Anybody who is participating in our events should join the seminar. Anthony knows his stuff, and figuring out the right line is one of the fundamentals required to achieve your best results. Thanks Anthony for doing this. PS Adding this: did anyone else *not* kn...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos
Replies: 16
Views: 2196

Re: 10/6 Santa Anita Videos

Nice!

How often do you drive courses that don't require shifting after the start? I haven't watched any CM videos before, but I guess I imagined a lot of shifting involved...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Porsche's weird accelerating sound
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Re: Porsche's weird accelerating sound

I noticed that at our most recent event - on a Cayman.

Which model(s) were you hearing that sound? I'm wondering if it's a unique sound they developed for the "new" turbo cars. It's not quite as unique and pleasing as the air-cooled 911 engines, but it's definitely different.
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Any feedback on my run this last week?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Any feedback on my run this last week?

We're also hosting another event on Oct 5/6 at Santa Anita. If you join us for that, I believe I'll be the safety steward. Feel free to join me for a course walk or two before we start running.

Mike
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to forum and Auto Cross
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: New to forum and Auto Cross

Hi Patrick - welcome to the forums and to autocross! It's entirely up to you, but I'll put out some suggestions: Do you have a lot of spare time on the weekend and you're less concerned about budget? Do them both. Lots of spare time, but want to be a little careful with your budget? Sign up for Sund...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Thank you for a great August Course
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: Thank you for a great August Course

That course is my favorite of 2019 so far. I had *so* much fun!

Thank you Christine for penning it, Michael Bradley for leading the setup on it, and Marshall and Tom Frecentese for the Saturday evening modifications.
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Autocross Event Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 13307

Re: Autocross Event Photos

Man, that venue looks great for us. The palm trees, the mountains in the background. Does it get any better?

Thanks Ed. Really nice of you to take those.

Mike
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Heritage Classic Street ,on a local note.
Replies: 6
Views: 6729

Re: Heritage Classic Street ,on a local note.

David, Even in Street Prepared, you're not allowed to move the spring location. If the car wasn't a coilover configuration from the factory, you have to go up to Street Modified before that's a legal conversion. I am not familiar with the pre-E30 configuration. Are the rear springs around the damper...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 6880

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

I'll add that the storage facility is at the intersection of the 210 and 15 freeways. It's called Victoria RV and Boat Storage.

Just in case anyone wants to look up the location...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 6880

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

Regarding sound, the official test procedure (for car manufacturers, which is also referenced in California law) specifies the meter be located at a 45 degree angle from the exhaust tip, at the same height, 0.5 meters / 20 inches away. The throttle is applied slowly over a period of several seconds ...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Quest 2100 sound meter parts info: for our equipment people
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Quest 2100 sound meter parts info: for our equipment people

I'm putting this note in both the E-board and public forums, so people in need can access this info. We use a Quest 2100 sound meter and have one of the extension cables; I believe the ICM-50. This is the same meter used by SCCA National. Our extension cable is damaged - one of the ends was torn off...