SCCA PDX 09152019 – Autobahn North?

In an unfortunate sequence of events, SCCA was told at the last minute that our event would be at the North track rather than the South track. They didn’t find out until I arrived on site, otherwise I would not have bothered driving up for it in the first place. Track conditions were poor, as…

GPS Track Time 09082019

First ever track day in the M3. Had been watching the weather all week, and while it was up and down once the day had arrived it had completely poured. The track was completely wet – not how I wanted to spend my first track day in a RWD car, let alone my M3. The…

SCCA PDX 08232019 – Autobahn South

After 2.5mo hiatus, back on the track at Autobahn Country Club South. A good number of minor tweaks were made to the car, and some significant driving changes for me.With picture perfect weather, I was really looking forward to seeing what I could run in the car. I set a rough goal of a 1:40,…

Stl Solo 2019-5 08112019 (M3)

Finally able to take the M3 out for the first event of the year. Was not intentional, but due to the tweaks I’ve been making to the Evo for track, I would end up using autocross as a tnt for the car to make sure everything was operating smoothly. This turned out to be the…

STL Solo Novice School 07282019 (Evo)

Taught at the annual novice school again for 2019, with the expectation that I would be able to get in a few runs for testing and tuning the Evo’s new ACD map and making sure the brakes were working as desired. Unfortunately, this was cut short due to the Evo blowing off an intercooler piping…

BSCC 2019-3 07142019

After a near 3 month hiatus, had my 3rd autox of 2019. Given that I am still making tweaks with the Evo, I decided to run it again. Since the last autox, I switched from 10k rear springs to 11k, and flipped the rear bar back to soft. This was to give me the rotation…

SCCA PDX 06082019 – Autobahn South

As luck would have it, another dry forecast turned into precipitation for the second track day. Instead of the downpour like the last event though, we had mild sprinkling that was steady throughout. My biggest concern was when the “switch” would be from driving in the dry to driving in the wet – i.e., I…

SCCA PDX 05112019

Only way to top the first track day of the year is for it to be completely wet and cold. This was my first wet track event, and AWD really saved the day here. The instructor likened wet track days to having an additional 300hp – and it was totally true. Most of the RWDs…

BSCC 2019-2 04282019

Made a number of tweaks to the car based on how it felt at the first event. To induce a little more neutral handling, I flipped the RSB from the soft setting, which matched the stiffest setting on the 2018 bar, to the middle setting. I also switched to the track pads (ST43s) to get…

BSCC 2019-1 03312019

Finally got the car ready to run for the first event of 2019. Aside from the rear diff, the car’s had some minor tweaks to its setup that overall should not really impact the handling. Overall though, I was underwhelmed by the OS Giken 1.5-way. The manufacturers make a lot of claims about what this…