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by Mike Simanyi
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 260

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: 260

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: 260

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: 1108
Views: 389300

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: 639

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: 315

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: 494

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: 494

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: 589

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: 589

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: 634

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: 834

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: 243

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: 224

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: 434

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: 19
Views: 3583

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: 3958

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: 2864

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: 2864

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: 152

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...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: ABS and Stability control "free" in Prepared (25235)
Replies: 13
Views: 912

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

I believe the software is what costs 7500 bucks. I have no direct experience with reflashing an abs module but it can be done. So back to a big price tag.... I've used the software with the race ABS module. It works very well considering you can alter just about any parameter.... So yeah, back to y...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2864

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

I'll add that lifting at the meter doesn't quiet your car for the remaining 99%+ of the course, so if your car actually *is* too loud you could easily be the guy getting us kicked out from the venue. That's firmly in the Not Cool camp, both for you and for us. So no, I'm not in favor of "just lift n...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2864

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

Hi folks, I'll be there on the 4th with my Mustang & want to be prepared with solutions if it's too loud. For the side pipes, I can reinstall the factory baffle plates or cap the tips with metal/silicone sheet held on with band clamps. For the exhaust tips, I'm thinking of rolling up coarse steel w...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: What is the minimum number of events this year to qualify for a year end trophy?
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: What is the minimum number of events this year to qualify for a year end trophy?

In addition, the class has to meet section 7.2 requirements for the events you attend: 7.2 CLASS Separate Classes exist for women that choose to participate in Ladies classes. For the purposes of Regional Championship Points Calculations: a. An Open Class consists of a minimum of three drivers. b. A...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: British Extrav/Kastner Cup Avg Requests - May 4/ 5
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: British Extrav/Kastner Cup Avg Requests - May 4/ 5

He requested this months ago during a Board meeting and the Board decided it was reasonable to grant an exception for it.