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by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: JDP Assessment Committee Named, now we can...
Replies: 13
Views: 3529

Re: JDP Assessment Committee Named, now we can...

Junior training and coaching at the kart track usually involves lead follow exercises. A coach in a kart leads the student(s) in a kart. We got an okay to try this only at very very low speed to see the course better. Not to instruct.
by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tentative COVID-19 Guidelines Starting June 20th
Replies: 10
Views: 2611

Re: Tentative COVID-19 Guidelines Starting June 20th

"Events are closed to spectators. This includes your family members and friends that may want to come down and watch or support. Only registered entrants are allowed into the event." That statement is in direct conflict with the promise made by SCCA President Mike Cobb on the JDP Townhall that junio...
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: JDP Program Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: JDP Program Temporarily Suspended

SCCA still seems to regard secrecy as the primary goal here.
I inquired on the private KAC forum and that appears to have touched off panic.
The KAC is meeting June 11th and hopefully, we will know more then. But no doubt will be sworn to secrecy. :roll: :roll: :roll:
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue May 05, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Next event?
Replies: 36
Views: 6539

Re: Next event?

Between unsold cars and rental cars, fleet trucks, and in-car testing lines........ Large parking lots are in even shorter supply.
by Steve Ekstrand
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Maintenance and new parts, what have you done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

Re: Maintenance and new parts, what have you done?

Warmer weather helps with kart tires.
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2020 Schedule
Replies: 21
Views: 9363

Re: 2020 Schedule

I was once Executive Producer on a product called Everything Is Negotiable. I doubt the door has been closed on anything. Stay flexible. Stay safe! Hope we get to run together soon.
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Maintenance and new parts, what have you done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

Re: Maintenance and new parts, what have you done?

You guys contaminated my tire changer kit? LOL
by Steve Ekstrand
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2020 Schedule
Replies: 21
Views: 9363

Re: 2020 Schedule

They may want flexibility come the summer. Might be a backlog of events. Might make more storing unsold cars. Or staging the National Guard.
by Steve Ekstrand
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: April 4-5 Pro Solo Event: Cancelled?
Replies: 21
Views: 4411

Re: April 4-5 Pro Solo Event: Cancelled?

The National office hasn't cancelled (or Postponed) the event yet. It's their call. They are in Kansas so it may not be fully clear to them that we are under orders here through April 19. My assumption is it will have to be put off. But you know what trouble assumptions can cause. :(
by Steve Ekstrand
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: New SSC Tire Approved
Replies: 6
Views: 2632

Re: New SSC Tire Approved

SSC is in with other classes paxed at Pro's (if we ever have one). So, the Pro Solo Indexes might need to be addressed. SEB doesn't handle that.
by Steve Ekstrand
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Novice
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Re: Novice

How old is your daughter? If under 18, we'll need to let you know about the minor waiver procedures.

My son just turned 16. He's run Karts since his 5th birthday, but this season we're co-driving a car. Pretty cool to do that!
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: 2728

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

Steve Ekstrand #15 STH
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by Steve Ekstrand
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Historic 1 Proposed Rules change.
Replies: 65
Views: 17287

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: 17287

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: 2472

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: 3776

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: 3036

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: 3776

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: 1587

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: 1565

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: 1565

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: 2561

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: 2561

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: 2561

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: 2561

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 ...