Starting Line – Worth It!

A few hiccups which I’ll get to later, but I think I can confidently say Starting Line is worth the money! Not to rehash the website, but I’d like to break down what all you get for $325. 1 year of SCCA membership + Sports Car magazine ($85, slightly depending on region) 1 entry to a…

Next Oil In!

Pennzoil Ultra – 55 runs autox, 3,436mi. 6,463 miles on the car total – 5/29/2014 date of change Z-ROD 10w30 in. This oil is thicker than most 30weight oils, and IMO what anyone who is running 0w40 should be running. Will flow better than 0w40 in the cold, and protect as well if not better…

Car Weight

Didn’t want this to get buried. Got to weigh the car while I was at Spring Nats over the weekend. Came in at 2413 with about 3 gallons of gas in the car. I imagine it’ll be about 2400 bone dry, and probably around 2475 with a full tank of gas. Good to know!

Spring Nats 2014 – National Tour Day 2

East Course – 5/26/2014 Day 2 of the tour started like Day 1 did – with a downpour of rain overnight. It again looked like dry runs were going to be hard to come by. The East Course drains water much much slower than the West Course due to it being a drain for pretty…

Spring Nats 2014 – National Tour Day 1

West Course – 5/25/2014 Sunday was the first day of the National Tour portion of Spring Nats. We woke up in the morning to a completely soaked course and drizzling all morning. Rain has been the story all weekend, and Sunday was no different. However, the course completely, completely dried by 2nd heat while I…

Spring Nats 2014 – Pro Solo

First nationals level outing for me ever in Lincoln, Nebraska! Enjoyed a nice 8-9hr drive coming from St. Louis on Thursday morning. I have to say – this is a not a novice/noobie friendly event. Not just as far as driving obviously, but also just in terms of finding the site, figuring out what to…

Stl Solo Event 3 – 05/18/2014

After struggling the last few events, this was not a bad way to end the first third of the season! I can’t believe that was my tenth even so far, including schools and test n tunes. As usual with St. Louis events, I work registration, and then I take a solid 3-4 course walks before…

CCSCC 05/17/2014

First of a double header this weekend. Not too much to say about it, other than it was an interesting course featuring a figure 8 style loop & a very straight line start. The car handled great but as usual I still need some work. I don’t think I’m driving the car as fast as…

Chi Solo – Round 2

Given that I was so late/lost to the first Chicago event, I decided to crash at a ratty motel in Joliet so I could get plenty of sleep before the event, as well as get out early to walk the course. I didn’t want to have any excuses this time, and wanted a good gauge to…