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by Steve Lepper
Thu May 09, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: May FasTrack
Replies: 82
Views: 20006

Re: May FasTrack

Marshall Grice wrote:since when do race cars have to be street legal?
If it has "Street" in the title, it should be able to be.

There is currently no place in the national class structure for true street-legal, dual-purpose cars with the exception of RT.

And they wonder why participation is down?
by Steve Lepper
Wed May 08, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: May FasTrack
Replies: 82
Views: 20006

Re: May FasTrack

Sebastian Rios wrote:
Jonathan Lugod wrote: We should try to limit any more allowances than are needed. If you want to have a car that is more fun to drive and on street tires move onto street touring.
These are my sentiments as well. Only problem is that Street Touring cars are not street legal.
Fixed to reflect reality. }:)
by Steve Lepper
Wed May 01, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: May FasTrack
Replies: 82
Views: 20006

Re: May FasTrack

Matt Ales wrote:As someone who's BMW is currently maxed out at -1.125deg of camber...
Then you're only .1 degree behind the NB Miata I ran last year.

This is a perfect example of why the rule needs to be open to all cars.
by Steve Lepper
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: May FasTrack
Replies: 82
Views: 20006

Re: May FasTrack

Offset bushings are not appropriate for a "stockish" class.

Personally, I would allow eccentric (crash) bolts only. Camber plates are down that same slippery slope next to the offset bushings.
by Steve Lepper
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: May FasTrack
Replies: 82
Views: 20006

Re: May FasTrack

First, I should mention that I'm personally interested in what you SoCal folks are thinking about this proposal, both due to the good contingent of stock class drivers and also from the history with SK. The primary driver for the proposed camber allowances is to allow McStrut cars more static cambe...
by Steve Lepper
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: May FasTrack
Replies: 82
Views: 20006

Re: May FasTrack

Can somebody please explain? Don't see the rationale. Because the rule was written by a BMW or Subaru owner? }:) What's the deal with full-length exhausts? The rule was fine the way it was. Many times, cars are quieter when the pipe is turned towards the ground under the car, so what's the benefit?.
by Steve Lepper
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: CASOC presents...Test, Tune and Takeout.
Replies: 11
Views: 3670

Re: CASOC presents...Test, Tune and Takeout.

Unfortunately, I have to cancel for this weekend. I just sent the cancellation notice on MSR.
by Steve Lepper
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: New RTF Entries...
Replies: 12
Views: 3113

Re: New RTF Entries...

Isn't that the rare RWD model?
by Steve Lepper
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1996 Camaro SS
Replies: 18
Views: 6145

Re: 1996 Camaro SS

11,018 miles to be exact. ;) I last raced it in 2005 (or 6?) but then the '06 car came along and this one got covered up and hid in the back of the shop until this earlier year. I've actually put together a plan to update it to modern standards and bring it back out, but everything is still on paper...
by Steve Lepper
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Header ceramic coating service-local?
Replies: 14
Views: 4440

Re: Header ceramic coating service-local?

Here they are: http://www.specializedcoating.com/index.htm

The only problem is, the coating will outlast the el-cheapo header...
by Steve Lepper
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1996 Camaro SS
Replies: 18
Views: 6145

Re: 1996 Camaro SS

Or a minty-clean STS Miata?
by Steve Lepper
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Header ceramic coating service-local?
Replies: 14
Views: 4440

Re: Header ceramic coating service-local?

I use a place in Huntington Beach and have been very happy with the results.
I can look up the name when I get to the shop on Monday.
by Steve Lepper
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1996 Camaro SS
Replies: 18
Views: 6145

Re: 1996 Camaro SS

One of the few cars out there that makes me re-think this whole "Miata" thing... }:)
by Steve Lepper
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Instructors needed - Street Survival
Replies: 50
Views: 11969

Re: Instructors needed - Street Survival

I can help. XL shirt, please.
by Steve Lepper
Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Challenge Workers for the Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

Re: Challenge Workers for the Pro

I'll be there and be glad to help...
but I'm also planning on our car being one of the ones in the challenge! }:)

I can stay late and help pack up, or whatever else needs doing.
by Steve Lepper
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Pit Support
Replies: 5
Views: 1637

Re: Pit Support

I'm not sure when I run relative to you (I'm in STX this time) but if I'm available I'd be happy to help as well.
by Steve Lepper
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Co-Driver wanted for the S.D. Tour in my CSP Miata
Replies: 24
Views: 5852

Re: Co-Driver wanted for the S.D. Tour in my CSP Miata

Can normal-size humans fit in the driver's seat?
by Steve Lepper
Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: STX RX8 for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Re: STX RX8 for sale

Having had a chance to drive this car last weekend, I can confidently say that when you buy this car, you will not be disappointed!

Just please don't take delivery until after the Pro. }:)
by Steve Lepper
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Mar 10, 2013 AutoX Sunday Video and Photo Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 10294

Re: Mar 10, 2013 AutoX Sunday Video and Photo Thread

Great work as always, Mako.

Thanks to Steve O' for a great ride Saturday... a lot different than I'm used to, but this car flat out WORKS.
http://public.fotki.com/makofoto/2013-r ... -0052.html
by Steve Lepper
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Would you like to instruct as your work assignment? - 3/10
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: Would you like to instruct as your work assignment? - 3/10

Leonard,

I can do it. I'm going to be running Time Only.
by Steve Lepper
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2013 ProSolo Gate
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: 2013 ProSolo Gate

Thanks KJ... my email provider has been having issues recently so I may have missed that.
Also, google docs is forcing me to a gmail address I never use, so I'll have to get permission from you to access it.
by Steve Lepper
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2013 ProSolo Gate
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: 2013 ProSolo Gate

I'll take Friday evening if it's still available.

As a second choice, Friday morning.
by Steve Lepper
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: March FasTrack
Replies: 10
Views: 3809

Re: March FasTrack

THAT is way cool! Remember the NASCAR-chassis'd pick-up that was here last year with 3 racing seats replacing the bench seat? The Vetruck... probably a little heavy to be competitive, but it sure would be fun to watch. ;) I just worked with Dean this past weekend and he drove it out to the track Su...
by Steve Lepper
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WT-Hire, RallyX announcer
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Re: WT-Hire, RallyX announcer

Max isn't looking for a side job?