Just a quick update for everyone…
SFR SCCA Round 10
Round 10 is right around the corner. We’ll be back at Marina on Sunday (7-19-2015). C-Street 1st place is already locked up, but 2nd place is still up for grabs and the competition is tight. Dennis and I will be looking to give the new set-up a try. Dennis added Koni Yellow shocks onto the BRZ. The hope is that we’ll have a more aggressive suspension platform which will hopefully equate to lower times.
I am also planning to test RaceChrono. Hopefully it’ll go smoothly and I’ll have some good data to overlay onto the videos. A lot of the set-up is a one time deal. However… plotting the course is going to be the hardest part. The good news is that defining the course can be done retroactively after the event.
As always, if you are interested in giving autocross a try, hit me up. Autocross is extremely accessible and is open to anyone that has a safe car and a drivers license.
Santa Clara Corvette Club Autocross
I am planning to make my way out to Marina at the end of the month (August 1st) for the Corvette Club autocross. If you are interested in joining me, let me know. More info on the event can be found here:
I haven’t driven my Impreza in awhile and would to toss that guy around. Also hopping to fine tune the data overlay/data logging system.
SCCA Track Night
There is a possibility in August that I might try to make my way out to Thunderhill for the SCCA Track Night. I’ve heard great things about Track Night from friends and wanted to give it a try. I can’t really say much about it, but from what I gathered, Track Nights borrow the concept of Wednesday Night Drags or Drift and apply it to the track. As a result, it offers a great venue/opportunity/gateway for people to experience track days and/or amateur or grass root racing.
More information here: http://www.tracknightinamerica.com/events/1970402-201508-thunderhill-raceway
Looks like this event is having a promo price of $125. That’s definitely more appealing. I have a little PTO that I might be able to use. Maybe work half a day, then make my way up to Thunderhill for a 3PM start.
1987 Porsche 924S
After many years, my uncle has shipped me the Porsche. The back story is that my aunt and uncle have owned the car since it came out. For the last 10 years, it has sat in the very same place in the garage. After years of not moving and nagging from my aunt, my aunt and uncle decided to give it to me. I am definitely looking forward to it. I don’t really have any plans for it yet. I hope to just restore it and/or bring it up-to-date.
I really wish that I didn’t come across the Spec 944 racing page… Apparently the 924S is a legal platform for NASA Spec 944. Time to work toward a race license???
Anyways, that will be here on Monday or Tuesday. Not sure what condition it is in, but probably will have to spend some time getting it up and running. It could be a fun autocross car.