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by Eric Wong
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1103
Views: 378472

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

The Chevy Bolt EV is now allowed and classed into H Street: https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/039/288/17-fastrack-December-Solo.pdf However, I put 0.5" wider wheels in mine which puts me into one of the Street Touring classes. I'm not sure, but the “Catch-all” rule f...
by Eric Wong
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bolt EV co-driver position available for December
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Re: Bolt EV co-driver position available for December

Just looked at the December Fastrack and there's no mention of the Bolt EV, or items #23165, or #22612 related to it; so I might have to drive another car this weekend at the school. Emailed Doug Gill and got a vacation autoresponder... I'm guessing the SEB ran out of time this month and many folks ...
by Eric Wong
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2016 Points Cards
Replies: 7
Views: 7390

Re: 2016 Points Cards

Do I get a confirmation for my points card? I requested #900 on Oct 22nd, 2017 but haven't seen any response.
Thanks.
by Eric Wong
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bolt EV co-driver position available for December
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Re: Bolt EV co-driver position available for December

Thanks Randy, excellent news! Looking forward to the school more, now.
by Eric Wong
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bolt EV co-driver position available for December
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Re: Bolt EV co-driver position available for December

Hey Randy, I've already run the last few events in LeMons... errm; CAM-C; taking advantage of the instructor lane on Sundays, and already signed up for Solo school. I'm busy on the 12th or I'd be there, too (if the old Camaro survives another day...). Any chance I could run the Bolt for Solo school ...
by Eric Wong
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bolt EV co-driver position available for December
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

Bolt EV co-driver position available for December

I'm still a newbie and not completely sure how co-driving works; but I would love to share my car with somebody capable of going fast, curious about an EV, and can help both me and my car improve over multiple runs. The car won't be competitive with dirt cheap summer tires; so it'll just be a fun ex...
by Eric Wong
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Place to measure center of gravity height
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Place to measure center of gravity height

It looks like GM published the center-of-gravity height as 20.7" at some point on their media site: http://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/vehicles/bolt-ev/2017.tab1.html It wasn't in an earlier copy from 2016, and archive.org has not crawled it this year so I'm not sure when it appeared: ...
by Eric Wong
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Wider car setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2253

Re: Wider car setup

I'm a total newbie at this, but wouldn't making a car wider make slaloms and linked turns more difficult? I understand the CG would be lowered; and maybe that offsets the bigger steering inputs required. Anyways I always feel like my car is too big whether it's autocrossing, driving on the street, o...
by Eric Wong
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: First time (again), passing tech in an older car
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: First time (again), passing tech in an older car

Just requested a cancellation for Saturday practice. Cars can't pass tech if they don't start.

I'll try to get it fixed on Saturday and maybe run on Sunday if there's walk up spots available.
by Eric Wong
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: First time (again), passing tech in an older car
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

Re: First time (again), passing tech in an older car

Yep, I've definitely been going over those documents but wasn't sure about some things such as the GM side post terminal. The factory battery mount seems secure for normal driving, at least. Another thing I remembered: the front bumper covers are damaged and held on by zip ties since the original ri...
by Eric Wong
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: First time (again), passing tech in an older car
Replies: 4
Views: 1679

First time (again), passing tech in an older car

I don't know if my I can get the CoG height / SSF for my beloved Chevy Bolt EV in time, so I will likely fall back to borrowing a car from a family member (with permission, and I'm covered by the insurance, at least off track) if needed. I'm signed up for Saturday practice on 9/23 already (my schedu...
by Eric Wong
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: first time on 7/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: first time on 7/30

Hey all, thanks for the support at practice on Saturday and hope things went well today. Wow, it's tiring being in the sun all day and wearing a helmet for the first time wasn't comfortable; I'll need to strengthen my neck muscles for that! Anyways, I've reached out to someone who should have a good...
by Eric Wong
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Place to measure center of gravity height
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Place to measure center of gravity height

Yes, it requires scales, a tall lift and solid shock links; so probably not a lot of places have these. I don't even have the tools or skills to replace MacPherson struts, myself. The center-of-gravity-height will also be different with windows rolled down, and I noticed most folks had both front wi...
by Eric Wong
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Place to measure center of gravity height
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Place to measure center of gravity height

Hello, I'd like to find a place in SoCal (preferably Los Angeles) which can do center of gravity height measurements to calculate the Static Stability Factor (SSF) as described in: https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/036/760/2017-07-12-sections-1-12.pdf This is for my ...
by Eric Wong
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1103
Views: 378472

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Link to the Bolt running an event in Detriot aside, the Bolt has been added to the rollover exclusion list in the July 2017 Fastrack https://www.scca.com/downloads/22596-17-fastrack-july-solo/download #21981 Classification? Per the SAC, the Chevy Bolt does not meet the rollover requirements in 3.1....
by Eric Wong
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: first time on 7/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Re: first time on 7/30

Sure thing, I'll definitely need a loaner helmet and would love the chance to ride in a 1st-gen Camaro!
Thanks all!
by Eric Wong
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: first time on 7/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

first time on 7/30

I didn't manage to sign up for practice in time on 7/29, but I just signed up for 7/30 where there'll be a novice coordinator and course walk, so that's probably more appropriate for me, anyways. Can I still show up on 7/29 as a spectator? I hope to be able to learn a few things just watching since ...
by Eric Wong
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1103
Views: 378472

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Answering my own question on the Bolt EV and Douglas Kerr's on the 500e, I guess we're in EL (Electric Stock): http://solo2.com/supp_regs/SCCA_Cal_Club_Solo_Supp_Rules_Regs_2013.pdf And I guess we can both enter the Novice class, too. I'm very likely to sign up and show up for my first autocross in ...
by Eric Wong
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1103
Views: 378472

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hello, I'm also new to autocross and have a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT. It has a 900+ lb battery on the floor and the lead designer is an SCCA racer. It looks like it's already done autocrossing in Michigan: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/henry-payne/2017/06/07/payne-chevy-bo...