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by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20

We had a couple of Conefests at Buttonwillow on the East loop while PapaCalClub hosted the Drivers School on the West Loop. We BBQ'd for all and had a great Saturday night party. One of the events we featured in SportsCar and we even won an award for the event. But two things stopped us. First, our ...
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Thank you for a great August Course
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Thank you for a great August Course

That was hard! But hugely enjoyable. Kicked my backside pretty hard but wanted more. I was thrilled too to coach Robert on a course like that. So many technical elements to really work on skills. Constructive criticism is probably going to center around the tight finish turn. But remember we did fee...
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

The entrance that makes the most sense for us would be Gate 3 which has a nice traffic signal. Huntington x Holly and accessible from both directions. That doesn't mean that's the entrance they want us to use.... But it seems pretty obvious to me. That's where I'll be headed first in the morning.
by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: "New" Autocross Family Inbound
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Re: "New" Autocross Family Inbound

Robert Baltazar and I are both pretty good with helping with karts and figuring out fits. Eric Nelson is the pro, it's his actual business, so if the parents can't do it, there is a close by back-up. Baltazar was Navy. Navy and Marine's get along ok right?
by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: "New" Autocross Family Inbound
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Re: "New" Autocross Family Inbound

Anybody know Mike Nakata's situation. I haven't seen him. But next year he would have exactly the Karts to match the Guest kids. If we set up co-drives in each, maybe Tom could help lighten the load Mike trying to corral and manage "all that". Thomas-Mike has a daughter in JC and a son in JB. His JC...
by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: "New" Autocross Family Inbound
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Re: "New" Autocross Family Inbound

Be sure to come by and say hi! You can't miss Ekstrandlandia. 5 drivers. An obnoxious shifter kart. A death trap Formula Car. My 15yr old SRT-4 resurrected as a training tool. Our mini Class A RV and trailer. And various support cars.... Walk softly and drive a big carbon footprint.
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

I don't really have a driveway about enough to park a compact sideways. :(
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

Bill- I'm assuming we will enter from Huntington Drive and Holly Ave. Not official, but seems obvious.

I think the region is looking for somebody to camp overnight next to the timing vehicle. Our street doesn't have much room after I fill it up.
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

We serve Chicken McNuggets.
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

In todays, driving lesson for teen Robert we drove all around Santa Anita and parked for a bit to look out over the lot. It's going to be so sweet! And 7 minutes to my house. But damn that church and convalescence home and houses are close!
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

I ordered a longer silencer and an airbox for the shifter. Everybody says it should be fine. Annoying in grid still, but rarely over 89 at full song. In most National events since the new bigger Burns Stainless and better tune, the F600 has been in the 87 to 96 range. I have nothing I can do easily ...
by Steve Ekstrand
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

Do Shifter Karts ever run In San Diego?
by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

We may be using National procedure or rules, but they are 100 not the 93 we are using. Just want that to be clear in case people are assuming what was good at the Fontana Pro will be good at Santa Anita.
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 3-4, 2019 Santa Anita Park Event
Replies: 62
Views: 2339

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

Aftermarket short ram and CAI intakes can blow sound too as we found on the little STS Civic.
Technically no factory car (assuming no exhaust cutout used) should blow sound ever as delivered from the factory.
by Steve Ekstrand
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 24-25, 2019 Event Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Aug. 24-25, 2019 Event Thread

Mike Simanyi wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Small teaser, but "this may be the last event before Nationals" may not be technically correct. Stay tuned...
Do you own a calendar?
by Steve Ekstrand
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aug. 24-25, 2019 Event Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Aug. 24-25, 2019 Event Thread

You should rename this the "Please God Don't let me break anything, I leave for Lincoln on Monday".
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2468

Re: Our March Event Is Up! March 2-3/2019

Great maps! Really helps the Youth Steward out. Thanks!
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: "New" Autocross Family Inbound
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

Re: "New" Autocross Family Inbound

Looking forward to your arrival Thomas! My son started running a few days after his 5th birthday. He ran straight through til he turned 15 in December and is now trying to make the jump to open KM in a shifter. He's just too big a kid for the junior weight mins. But my wife and I are still very acti...
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3145

Re: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed

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by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed
Replies: 24
Views: 3145

Re: Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed

Do you still need more instructors? Stacey and I could do it. We could bring the rv out. It has a 32” tv outside under the awning. Probably have enough battery power to run the laptop and tv off inverter without genset noise too.
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 5099

Re: Proposed CST pax modifier adjustment

I'd make the Pax 1.200.
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Long Beach Grand Prix
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: Long Beach Grand Prix

Does anybody actually think the region would intentionally schedule on the LBGP? CalClub provides workers. We will have several members who must attend. Generally, two weekends in April are SCCA National events on the West Coast. Generally, San Diego is going to have a local April event. Venues typi...
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 2565

Re: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions

Sweet new ride! Like so not a Dodge Omni derivative.

Sure seems like 295 square would work, but I'd want that confirmed by somebody with specific Camaro knowledge. Maybe the Wong's know?