Weathertech Mats (Sequoia)

As customary, I ordered a new set of Weathertech floor liners for the Sequoia. Especially as this car is going to be the “bad weather” car, I wanted to make sure I can keep it as clean as possible. Unfortunately, while the front liners fit, neither the second row nor the 3rd row fit –…

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…

2019 Season Recap (Evo)

The OS Giken differential swap & the larger rear sway bar are both part of an effort to shift the Evo’s balance towards neutral. Those are the two largest changes, with minor updates for everything else. I am switching to the RE71Rs after I do some 1-for-1 comparisons with the new differential on both track…

2018 Season Recap (Evo)

Swapped over the off-season to Evo X brakes for larger rotors as well as CE28N’s in 18×9.5. Car felt good, but the weight from the wheel & brake setup was evident. RSB set to stiff to counter the push. The setup for the Evo was shifting to track, with ST43 brake pads and a Racefab…

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…