SCCA TT 2020 (Autobahn South, Evo)

Getting a lot of seat time here in quick succession – last weekend at Road America already feels like an eternity ago. With my last timed event of the year being GLTA’s Midwest Festival at Gingerman, I decided I wanted to get a little more seat time prior to the event so that I could…

New Sponsor – Falken Tires

Proud to announce Falken Tires as my newest sponsor for the Time Attack Evo. They have been very openly sponsoring drivers in the Grid Life Time Attack events, and were generous enough to give me a shot as well with a set of RT660s. I have driven Falkens once before – the predecessor to this…

Introduction – 2011 Toyota Sequoia

Introducing my 2011 Toyota Sequoia! Most of the details of the build can be found here. In this post, I’ll go over some of the reasons why I got it and what the plans for the car are. My specific desire for a second gen Sequoia started in 2012, evidenced from notes I had been…

Intake Valve Cleaning (Golf R)

Direct injection cars, and Audis/VWs in particular, seem to have issues with carbon build-up on the intake valves. As fuel is directly injected into the cylinder, the fuel does not get a chance to clean the valve & port. Below is a good image of the difference between the two: This means that no matter…

Pyrotect Carbon Fiber (SA2015)

With the new SA2020s coming in this fall, a handful of deals started popping up on the old SA2015s – still good for 10-15 years, depending on the club that you run with. This new helmet weighs in at 3.4lbs – not as light as I thought, but I suppose every ounce counts here. The…

SCCA PDX 07072018

Another PDX session with SCCA Chicago region, this time on Autobahn’s full course. With the new autocross car getting prepped, the Evo has moved to full track duty, which means I’ll be leaving the 24psi map on the car, which picked up a modest 10-15hp. The evo feels good and pulls strong, stronger than the…

BSCC 2018-4 06242018

4th BSCC event of the year – had a guest codriver for this event. Took the Mini, as it would be much easier to handle than the Evo. The Evo’s calipers are also leaking brake fluid from the pistons/seals on the passenger’s side of the car, so the car is rendered out of commission. The…

Stl Solo 2018-3 06102018

Only my second event in the Mini this year. Course was awful. Spent most of the event trying to get solo storm to work. It seemed to go okay for the second run, but bungled my 4th run, which was my fastest. I have no idea really its inner workings so it’s very difficult to…

New Blog Address!

R56HS has now become QL Motorsport! Due to changes in priorities and cars, I have shifted the blog to become a more driver-focused site. I will still be driving the Mini for nearly half the autocross events, but have shifted the focus more to the Evo, prepping the car for autocross and track, and continuously…