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by Mike Simanyi
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Is There A Feb Event ??????????
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

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: 606

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: 1078
Views: 353785

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: 1078
Views: 353785

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: 1078
Views: 353785

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: 387

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: 1078
Views: 353785

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: 423

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: 745

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: 691

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: 776

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: 1505

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: 1505

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: 926

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: 693

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: 693

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: 4669

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: 4669

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: 1011

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: 1392

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: 1392

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: 13
Views: 1392

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: 13
Views: 1392

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: 2114

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: 2114

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 cones that I will bring...