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by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: April Event Average requests for those going to Crows ProSolo
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: April Event Average requests for those going to Crows ProSolo

Steve Ekstrand #15 STH
Robert Ekstrand #90 STH
Stacey Miller #115 PAXL
Sheldon Ekstrand M
Crista Downey M
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.
Replies: 65
Views: 1951

Re: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.

You do realize that a 49 State car is legal to bring into California after 7500 miles or if you fit a series of exemptions. You are not required to put a California compliant Cat into these cars. But a California Compliant car would have to. Even though both would pass inspection and can carry curre...
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.
Replies: 65
Views: 1951

Re: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.

Seriously want to require California legal and California plates? That doesn't exist anywhere in Solo life.
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: New to Autocross
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: New to Autocross

Dive in Freddy and Welcome! Like they all said let people know you're new. Lots of people to help, not just our officials but all of our regulars are very helpful. We are a community that wants to share driver development and fun times. That drives everything we do. Look forward to meeting you. Our ...
by Steve Ekstrand
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....
Replies: 18
Views: 479

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

So, XS is a class for people willing to violate FEDERAL LAW and who at least claim to live in some podunk state with lax rules and no inspections. Seems like a solid and fair plan for the sports growth.... :? :? :? :? Do we add insurance fraud in their as well?
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Nationals run days question
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Nationals run days question

Stacey and I have made very clear our total and complete opposition to FJ on Monday at Nationals. I don't want to start that war up again. Stopping the other course ONE year was the result of a poor course layout and the one of the worst weather conditions we've had for that heat. Hysteria over so m...
by Steve Ekstrand
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Xtream Street (XS) Looks like....
Replies: 18
Views: 479

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

Is this the class where you buy a CSP miata, transplant a turbo Rotary, and add Aero? Sweet....
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Jan 12th run order
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Jan 12th run order

We are ALL morning now. Fun runs in the afternoon. Group 4 may spill over to afternoon a little bit, but no lunch break. Reg closes early in the morning so everybody must be there in the AM before runs start.
by Steve Ekstrand
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Contact info needed for American Auto-X Series.
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Contact info needed for American Auto-X Series.

Chris just got back to me. They are looser than SCCA events. Only one parent needs to sign and they just do it at the registration table at the event. No need to do in advance.
by Steve Ekstrand
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Contact info needed for American Auto-X Series.
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Contact info needed for American Auto-X Series.

I sent Chris Cox a message on facebook about the waiver. I don't have his contact info other than being FB friends.

Remember we need a new minor waiver for Jan 11-12 at AutoClub for us.
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Lightweight wheels

Back as a teenager in my 69 Barracuda I went from some really heavy steel mag wheels to some Centerline AutoDrag's that were pretty light. The centerlines were a little bigger but the tires were lighter with lower profile. Overall diameter was similar. Not exact. I felt like I could feel the lighter...
by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Lightweight wheels

That's interesting. I see what you mean on their spec pages. In the past with the EF sizes. The RPF1 was a decently light wheel but no where near the early SSR's (though a lot more streetworthy).
by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Lightweight wheels

Just checked Enkei's website and they list 15.65lbs. Nearly two lbs a wheel isn't bad. The rears I have are copies of that wheel by Rota. The rears don't do anything, so I was never worried about using a wheel from Crack and Fail Industries. It would sure be weird to have nearly matching wheels on t...
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Lightweight wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Lightweight wheels

I never much paid attention to wheel weights on the Neon. But with the family wanting to campaign that car again Nationally, I've been looking for another pair of 17x9 front wheels. I found a 17x9 5x100 40mm offset wheel that is 17.49lbs each. Is that in the ballpark. It's not as critical as it was ...
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 2011 Mercedes GL450
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: FS: 2011 Mercedes GL450

Google search came up with a 7500lbs tow rating which is pretty amazing for a comfy family hauler.
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?

Street Touring wouldn't allow an SP style swap within the listing line. In the case of the NC, the later motors had better internals, an oil cooler, and a 500 rpm higher rev limit. Did the NC3 put on pounds from the NC1 like most models do over time? Doesn't matter from a rules perspective. But make...
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2020 PAX factors released
Replies: 11
Views: 603

Re: 2020 PAX factors released

Tesla Super Capacitors.
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Miata NC3 Engine Swaped NC1 legal in CS?

That's a no go on the engine swap to stay in CS.

I'm not so sure the stories of doom and gloom on the NC1 are so accurate. There was an improvement made, yes, but NC1's saw a lot of autocross laps nationwide.
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Buttonwillow AutoX Oct 20
Replies: 8
Views: 645

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: 471

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: 3145

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: 1614

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: 1614

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: 1614

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.