Gridlife Midwest Fest 2021

I attended the “full” Midwest Fest for the first time in 2021, as 2020 meant no festival portion for the event last year. Honestly – I preferred last year. There were so many people at the event that you could barely get your car from paddock to grid and back, as tons and tons of…

2″ Brake Ducting

Another item that was upgraded mid-season – I finally installed 2″ brake ducting on my Evo, using binary’s mounting bracket and some high temp hosing. This was a fairly simple process, and there’s only one way the bracket can attach itself to the back of the caliper. After that, I simply mounted the hosing directly…

GSC S2 Cams

While I meant for a series of upgrades to be featured in one single mid-season post, so many things got in the way that it just makes sense to split things into parts, starting with my new cams – a set of GSC S2s. These are a slightly more aggressive cam than I have had…

BSCC 09052021

Hard to believe it’s been 6 months since my last autocross event, but this year has been going by really quickly, with lots of track days and issues with the car. I took this chance to get in a nice, simple, problem-free autocross and to bed in the new front pads. Thankfully, that’s exactly how…

Gridlife Topeka 2021

It’s been a while since updating – after getting the podium in Chicago, I took a short hiatus from racing/car related activities. As the 8/8 track day with Chin quickly approached however, I started getting the car ready, until disaster – another issue with the Evo. The car just felt like it was not running…

Gridlife Chicago 2021 – and a Podium!

A crazy comeback this week led to a podium at Autobahn Country Club, for the Grid Life Chicago event. Rewinding 2 weeks, I had to deliver the Evo from ASM to RS Motors, as the latter had an OEM shortblock assembled and ready to go, if it had to come to that. It did have…

Gingerman and a Blown 4G63

Been dragging my feet on this post for a bit. The Evo recently blew at Gingerman Raceway, and we’ve been running around trying to fix it ever since. Now that it has been fixed, a short debrief: I had Tom take a quick spin in the car at Gingerman, and after a quick hotlap something…

12k Springs (Evo)

First mid-season tweak – I’m bumping from 11k rear springs to 12k rear springs, and dropping the rear bar back to soft. I was a little hesitant, this thing can already be a handful in the cold, but the car still can be a little pushy on a hot track. I left the preload and…

70% Windshield Tint (Evo, Sequoia)

New 70% windshield tints for both the Evo and the Sequoia. The Sequoia I did because of all the long hauling planned in the car. Windshield tinting makes it easier on the eyes, especially after lasik. I don’t really like wearing sunglasses over long hauls, so windshield tinting has always been a go-to for my…