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by Joel Payne
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2011 El Toro Pro Solo 4/8-4/10
Replies: 92
Views: 13307

Re: 2011 El Toro Pro Solo 4/8-4/10

Thanks fellas. I have a feeling I'm gonna hate life on street tires in R1...
by Joel Payne
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2011 El Toro Pro Solo 4/8-4/10
Replies: 92
Views: 13307

Re: 2011 El Toro Pro Solo 4/8-4/10

So I've spend the last hour trying to figure out what class I would register in to no avail. I read the rules: http://www.scca.org/documents/2011%20Tech/2011%20SCCA%20Solo%20Rules.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; but this is confusing as all hell when you have a customized car. I e...
by Joel Payne
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Some open discussion on run formats
Replies: 38
Views: 5133

Re: Some open discussion on run formats

I see a little competitive spirit in that post...Watch out pretty soon it will SRSBZNSS! :lol: Actually, being just 4 seconds or so back from the car that some say single-handedly killed the "Boy Scout" class, B Prepared is pretty darn good. :thumbup: Thank you... There's a difference bet...
by Joel Payne
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Some open discussion on run formats
Replies: 38
Views: 5133

Re: Some open discussion on run formats

55.1 :thumbup:

I already said Steve's car ran faster than mine.

Back on topic: any thoughts on the possible logistics of working extra in exchange for running extra?
by Joel Payne
Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Some open discussion on run formats
Replies: 38
Views: 5133

Re: Some open discussion on run formats

And let me be the first to praise KJ and the rest of the folks doing the behind the scenes work for making things go as well as they do.
by Joel Payne
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Some open discussion on run formats
Replies: 38
Views: 5133

Re: Some open discussion on run formats

Thanks for the invites and for the mention of CST. I'll have to look up more info on the class as I didn't built my car to be legal for anythying in particular (wing extends past rear bumper etc). I know I need to come out and try it, I just feel like I have so much to learn as a driver that with th...
by Joel Payne
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Some open discussion on run formats
Replies: 38
Views: 5133

Re: Some open discussion on run formats

Good commentary. I really do appreciate the frank discussion. I should mention that I work as a mechanical engineer for Disney in the theme park world. Suffice it to say that we spend a lot of time thinking about queueing theory and anything we can do to increase our hourly ride capacity tends to im...
by Joel Payne
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Some open discussion on run formats
Replies: 38
Views: 5133

Some open discussion on run formats

Hi y'all, Joel Payne here. I'm the guy with the white v8 powered rx7. I'm still relatively new to autocross but I've come out to ~6 practice events now and wanted to start some dialog about the pros and cons of various run formats. Disclaimer: To date I've ONLY come out to practice days because this...
by Joel Payne
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: December Practice/Championship Reg Open
Replies: 61
Views: 9452

Re: December Practice/Championship Reg Open

Man I've been waiting for the flyer to post for weeks now so I could mail a check. Finally decided something was wrong and went hunting for info. Y'all went and got fancy. Will this be the format for future registrations?
by Joel Payne
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GRA Practice Pics and Vids (10.23.10)
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

Re: GRA Practice Pics and Vids (10.23.10)

Looking forward to pics Mako...

With the widebody I jumped from about 8 seconds off FTD to only about 4 seconds off the pace (both numbers on street tires, albeit good ones for this time out).

Great day and tons of runs for all...

Joel Payne
ls1 rx7
by Joel Payne
Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: CASOC EVENT - GREAT JOB!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: CASOC EVENT - GREAT JOB!!

+1 for a great event. I'm learning slowly but surely. I thought I'd offer a little more detailed feedback for future reference: Awesome!!!! -The BBQ and extra ammenities definitely put it over the top. Great job on the grill. -I was also super thankful for tons of water on hand. -Definitely got some...
by Joel Payne
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2009 FSAE West wrapup
Replies: 19
Views: 2685

Re: 2009 FSAE West wrapup

Not exactly home built. I hear that the Austrian university spends a ton of money on its car. That was a question I asked everyone. For the teams I talked to it ranged from $6,000 (SDSU) to north of $50,000. If you've got a machining hook up I'd say you could build something very capable in the $10...
by Joel Payne
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 7/25 CASOC Summer Picnic - BBQ - Test n Tune El Toro
Replies: 67
Views: 10301

Re: 7/25 CASOC Summer Picnic - BBQ - Test n Tune El Toro

Thanks Steve. Good to go.
by Joel Payne
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 7/25 CASOC Summer Picnic - BBQ - Test n Tune El Toro
Replies: 67
Views: 10301

Re: 7/25 CASOC Summer Picnic - BBQ - Test n Tune El Toro

Do I need to send a check if I'm a standing member of CASOC and I have a $45 fsae credit? go to the casoc club boards and get your name on the list. Sorry, I'm still kinda new to this. Where are the CASOC boards? The forum listing on the clubs main page http://solo2.com/clubs.asp" onclick="window.o...
by Joel Payne
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2009 FSAE West wrapup
Replies: 19
Views: 2685

Re: 2009 FSAE West wrapup

I had a blast volunteering. Despite all the warnings that these were home built cars by students I was DAMN impressed. Carbon monocoque chassis with wheel speed sensors and launch control? Titanium control arms and cars that weighed less than my motorcylce? Yeah, clearly this was all amateur hour. ;...
by Joel Payne
Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 7/25 CASOC Summer Picnic - BBQ - Test n Tune El Toro
Replies: 67
Views: 10301

Re: 7/25 CASOC Summer Picnic - BBQ - Test n Tune El Toro

Consider this my intent to show. Unfortunately I appear to be a bit late in spotting the flier... Do I need to send a check if I'm a standing member of CASOC and I have a $45 fsae credit? (Credit>Balance due)... If I haven't heard by the time I get home I'm mailing one regardless, but I thought I'd ...
by Joel Payne
Sat May 09, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: FREE PRACTICE June 21st
Replies: 17
Views: 3005

Re: FREE PRACTICE June 21st

I just sent Karen a line (FormulaSAEWest@gmail.com) to volunteer for the Saturday and am planning on driving on the Sunday.

-Joel Payne
LS1 RX7
by Joel Payne
Tue May 05, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: FAQ for the Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 36527

Re: FAQ for the Forum

How do I change my Password? See this thread: http://forums.solo2.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This information appears to be incorrect. No editing option exist after loggin in on the main Solo2 page and when I try to edit preferrences here (under Us...
by Joel Payne
Tue May 05, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: FAQ for the Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 36527

Re: FAQ for the Forum

How do I change my Password? See this thread: http://forums.solo2.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This information appears to be incorrect. No editing option exist after loggin in on the main Solo2 page and when I try to edit preferrences here (under Us...
by Joel Payne
Mon May 04, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GRA 5/2 Practice Entry List
Replies: 53
Views: 6387

Re: GRA 5/2 Practice Entry List

16 runs for my first day out. Could have had more if I hadn't spent some time playing with swaybars. By the end of the day enough folks had packed it in that I was seeing a lap about every 5 minutes. Great times even on street tires. If I had a request for next time (please note this is just a reque...
by Joel Payne
Fri May 01, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Events
Topic: GRA 5/2 Practice Entry List
Replies: 53
Views: 6387

Re: GRA 5/2 Practice Entry List

With rain on the forecast I'm assuming I'm better off just leaving my street tires on instead of switching to fairly well worn RA1s?
by Joel Payne
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1036
Views: 295093

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Thanks for the compliments y'all. One of the guys from http://www.v8rx7forum.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; put that awesome Hilter video together. We like to have some fun with our rotory breatheren however I personally think a fast car is a fast car and how you get there involv...
by Joel Payne
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Driver Improvement Resources
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Re: Driver Improvement Resources

I really enjoyed the book "Going Faster: The Art of Race Car Driving" which is put out by the Skip Barber racing school. You should be able to find it at Amazon and quite of few of the bigger bookstores...
by Joel Payne
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: GRA 5/2 Practice Entry List
Replies: 53
Views: 6387

Re: GRA 5/2 Practice Entry List

Hi Navis,

Did my check happen to arrive today?

Regards,
Joel
by Joel Payne
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1036
Views: 295093

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Class question... From the quick ref guide it looks like an engine swap from non-OEM manufacturer might land me in XP but I thought I'd confirm as I'm new to autocross and thought I might fall into CSP or a few more general cases. Car: 1990 Mazda RX7 Heads/cam Chevy LS1 v8 engine swap\ Accusump Fact...

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