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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: 3
Views: 98

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: 210

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: 210

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: 974

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: 974

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: 464

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: 12
Views: 388

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: 12
Views: 388

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.
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: What Class Is My Car?
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: What Class Is My Car?

Our timing was interesting. I edited just as you wrote that. Yes, I'm pretty sure that's where you'd be. Have you done ANYTHING else to the car? Street Mod has pretty open allowances, but it's definitely not completely open. Post any other changes you have from stock and we'll be able to comment mor...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: What Class Is My Car?
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: What Class Is My Car?

Your built motor is the major problem. There isn't any provision in either ST or SP to alter the compression ratio (edited to add:) or any other internal engine modifications. My guess is you've built for forced induction, right? Did you change or alter the rods, pistons, heads, crankshaft, oil pump...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: Free trailer(s)

I'll have them there Anthony.
by Mike Simanyi
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: Free trailer(s)

Matt has about 200 "Beat up" cones from us, a cooler or two and something else I can't recall. (I say "beat up" because they're pretty heavily scarred, but WAY better than what the RallyX people are using right now.) What's more interesting is WE have about 200-250 nearly new con...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: Free trailer(s)

Bill, can you come down to Orange County this weekend? I believe they're in the Orange area - their kids went to El Modena High in Orange, so it's likely best for you to meet over that direction. Alternatively if I coordinate with them to bring them to my house, I'm pretty conveniently off the 261 t...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Next year's tentative schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Next year's tentative schedule

I believe Stephen is coordinating this Mike. You might email him directly.
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 972

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 ...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Re: Free trailer(s)

I have takers for both trailers, so I'll be on site tomorrow to break them open and discard the contents. Ken Motonishi has graciously allowed us to use AMCI's dumpster for the disposal, so we don't have to order a dumpster to be delivered. If anyone is interested in helping, please let me know. My ...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free trailer(s)
Replies: 18
Views: 972

Free trailer(s)

By Wednesday, October 31st we have to move or remove the two trailers the region owns from their current location, parked alongside the hangar at El Toro. The tires are flat and probably cracked on the sidewalls due to sun damage, age and inflation. I likely can inflate them, but they should be repl...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: PSCC/Morgan Plus 4 Event

On top of that, thank you Brian for being the Event Chair. I think we isolated the timing problems to a new condition. It was either low batteries in the finish lights or a bad angle for the receiving unit toward the sun, but once both of those were corrected the remaining runs were flawlessly timed.
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: So here's a fun one...
Replies: 1
Views: 262

So here's a fun one...

I was watching some TV a few weeks ago and saw a new car ad getting air play. It's a Kia ad, showing a "race" version of the Forte and the street version. It's quite distinctive, and I *thought* it looked like it may have been filmed at El Toro. So I decided to step through it on my DVR, f...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Heritage Classic Street(HCS) Rim size, an answer from...
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Heritage Classic Street(HCS) Rim size, what's legal?

David, The Heritage Classic class isn't under the purview of the SEB, so you likely aren't going to get a response from them but rather from Doug Gill. It does not build off any category in Solo; it's a standalone regional class or category, not legal for National competition. I was on the SEB when ...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Heritage Classic Street(HCS) Rim size, an answer from...
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Heritage Classic Street(HCS) Rim size, what's legal?

David, are those *all* the rules pertaining to HCS wheels and tires? If they are, don't confuse 13.3 with 13.4 where it's quoted in this thread. In my opinion, given what was quoted above, you can use any metallic wheel, which means any diameter, any width, any offset. 13.3 is *specifically* about t...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata year/model recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Miata year/model recommendations

To clarify Shane's comment, when he says the wheels may be +/- one inch, he means the diameter of the wheels, not their width. In Street you can use replacement wheels with the same width as OE, +/- 1" in diameter, and +/- 7mm on the offset of the wheel as installed. (Post a question in respons...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change
Replies: 25
Views: 2442

Re: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change

David, you know I respect you a lot. I appreciate your comments, but I still fail to see how this helps our current or prospective members. Right now we have CSM and CST. It seems to me we're trying to move the bar so that someone, or maybe a couple someones, can put tires on that are currently not ...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change
Replies: 25
Views: 2442

Re: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change

I have information from what I believe is a very good source that one of the top R compound manufacturers actually is considering a slightly longer lived "R compound". My guess is that you do NOT want that tire - or even the current A7, as Anthony points out - legal in CST. That's why we h...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 678

Re: Excellent course this weekend

I totally agree with all the kudos above. The course seemed so simple on both days, but that just set me up for identifying CLEARLY all the places I was screwing up. Awesome work by you Reed! I honestly don't know what was causing the DNFs on Sunday, but I watched at least two people DNF on the very...

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