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5 Replies and 2425 Views overbuilt car, can I play?  2425  5 Started by  DogMobile Due to a head-on, I can no longer shift. My right hand presses buttons and I can barely shift a column shifter, and I won't be shifting a car again. I could buy a brand new car at this point, but that isn't my style. I've decided to 'commission' a classic Chevy and autocross it occasionally for fun. I'll budget $15K-$20K total, at least for the initial build. One way I figure is to pick up a near finished project and have a shop finish it. I just want to autocross as a legal way to flog a ...
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by  GrintchJump to last post
03 Nov 2015 05:13 PM
3 Replies and 2852 Views Street class excluded vehicles   2852  3 Started by  ChrisChhorn Hi all, quick question. Well maybe not. I had a question about vehicles that are excluded in 'Street' class. Excluded from Street Category for reasons of stability per Section: 3.1: Dodge Caliber (non-SRT) Fiat 500 (non-Abarth) Ford Fiesta (non-ST) (2011-15)* GEO Tracker & Suzuki Sidekick Jeep CJ series MINI Countryman Nissan Juke Suzuki Samurai Scion xB (2004-06) Scion iQ Are these vehicles eligible to run in SM/SSM/SMF if the vehicle was lowered and then met the stability is...
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by  ChrisChhornJump to last post
12 Oct 2015 02:10 PM
3 Replies and 3461 Views Safety Steward question: Windows up or down - during a SCCA Solo run?  3461  3 Started by  Conekilla As the thread title indicates, what's the scca rulebook rule on this matter is it something SCCA dictates or the insurance company dictates (for that region) or the region has the final saying on what goes (yes vs no) I have seen some people run with their windows up. In a crash or just losing consciousness (out of the blue) or seizure or any other medical complication during a run, it'll be much harder to bring someone out of a 'window up' car vs. a window down. Also, someone a course wor...
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by  sjfehrJump to last post
19 Sep 2015 06:22 PM
0 Replies and 985 Views Video recap of my first Nats in STX!  985  0 Started by  justincom Finished up my first trip to Solo Nationals, had a great time! I put together a recap of my runs with some commentary, enjoy :) http://www.youtube.com/watchv=JBGKHSs1sEQ
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16 Sep 2015 12:38 PM
1 Replies and 2548 Views Solo Nationals PHOTOS  2548  1 Started by  boomer6 I took way too many photos at Nationals this year... almost 10000 photos posted in the GotCone.com 2015 Solo National Championships Photo Gallery. I'm still trying to recover some photos from Th Heats 1 & 2 from a corrupted memory card and ProSolo Finale photos will be posted in the next couple days.
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by  boomer6Jump to last post
15 Sep 2015 01:31 PM
3 Replies and 2118 Views Classing a VW New Beetle VR6  2118  3 Started by  cabriofanboy I have the opportunity to acquire a VR6 Engine and transmission. I plan to put it into my 2003 VW New Beetle. As far as classing goes, there is no production version of New Beetle with a VR6. There is an equivalent version of GTI. What class it belongs in will dictate how I build this project. I will have enough suspension mods that it would obviously be beyond street. I'm not quite sure if it would be in DSP in the 'catch-all' of 6-cyl N/A not classified, or something like Street Mod. because o...
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by  drdisqueJump to last post
12 Sep 2015 01:48 PM
7 Replies and 2959 Views Solo Nationals Weather  2959  7 Started by  bruecksteve Once again, I'll be making daily updates to help keep you informed about the weather. I have an updated Solo Nationals Weather page this year: http://www.daculaweather.com/4_track_lincoln.php as well as a new blog post with graphics: http://northgeorgiaweather.weebly.com/autocross-weather Right now it looks as though it will be cooling down after Monday and then a possible frontal passage on Friday. Still a ways out though. See y'all there! :-)
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by  bruecksteveJump to last post
10 Sep 2015 07:22 AM
9 Replies and 2884 Views swapping cars mid event at an solo question  2884  9 Started by  Itsa914 So the topic came up at one of our events about swapping cars mid event during a solo. Not because of a mechanical issue, but just to drive a different car. An example was given of driving a FP car then changing to a ASP car. Should the times ran in the ASP car be index at the FP index of ASP Tired looking up in the solo rules, but didn't find an answer. Maybe I missed it
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by  SVT199Jump to last post
04 Sep 2015 11:38 AM
3 Replies and 2913 Views What class? Datsun 510  2913  3 Started by  JsnMR2 Well, the car is a 1970 Datsun 510. Coil overs, disk brakes all around, sr20det with a built bottom end. More...  Any idea on the class of this Thanks a ton.
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by  drdisqueJump to last post
30 Aug 2015 02:50 PM
4 Replies and 4222 Views Street tires better than r-compounds on dirty surfaces?  4222  4 Started by  Primetime Glick Does anyone think/know if street tires are an advantage over R-compounds on low-grip, dirty asphalt surfaces I'm pondering replacements for my hardened Z214 C71s and my excuse-laden gut tells me they evacuate gravel better, while I always feel like I'm 'skating' on my impacted-gravel-covered Z214s. Maybe streets are more predictable/consistent on dirty lots but offer a lower overall grip threshold FWIW I'm eyeballing RE71Rs. $150 savings over a set of 4, too. -Adam
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by  Joe WeinsteinJump to last post
27 Aug 2015 03:17 PM
1 Replies and 1584 Views 2015 Solo Nats Maps?  1584  1 Started by  loosecannon When do they usually release course maps
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by  edjJump to last post
26 Aug 2015 10:35 PM
3 Replies and 4442 Views Autocross course design tools  4442  3 Started by  Duke W I'm the autocross chair - and by default, the chief course designer - for a regional sports car club. I thought I would contribute my method and the tools I've developed in order to design courses and lay them out on site. Hopefully somebody here can put them to good use. I use a free, easy-to-use program called SketchUp http://www.sketchup.com . It is a 3-dimensional design and drawing program with a *really* low learning curve. It is remarkably intuitive and fairly lig...
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by  Duke WJump to last post
25 Aug 2015 09:48 AM
1 Replies and 1429 Views Looking for co-drive at 2015 Solo Nationals  1429  1 Started by  kombi73 Hey, I am coming up to Nationals with a small group from Hawaii Region. I have 6yrs exp mostly in SM,SMF and ESP the last two seasons. I've also been getting seat time in STU and CS cars to build experience for nationals. It's way to expensive to ship across the ocean across so I need to find a co-drive. Anyone headed to Lincoln and have an open seat Thanks, Daniel
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by  1FastDriverJump to last post
18 Aug 2015 12:34 PM
1 Replies and 1117 Views Looking for a co-drive for WIlmington Tour  1117  1 Started by  MilesJ I had 2 co-drives lined up, you know in case the first one fell through, and now both are gone :( I have experience in the old Stock classes in a Solstice and RX8, as well as some limited STX experience in the RX8. I haven't autocrossed much over the last 4 years but I signed up for this Tour and I'm not bailing just because my rides dried up. I'm open to anything.
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by  Bigoc1655Jump to last post
12 Aug 2015 05:25 PM
2 Replies and 1199 Views R-comp tires  1199  2 Started by  bahrtman Just corded my Hoosier A-6 tires and I am thinking of trying the A-7's. Wondering if anyone has any advise on which one is better. I auto-x in NEPA and drive a 350z in BSP.
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by  bahrtmanJump to last post
11 Aug 2015 09:22 PM
1 Replies and 1410 Views Carter Thompson Looking for Solo Nationals Co-Drive  1410  1 Started by  tomsn16 Prefer an SSM co-drive but open to anything available on Tues/Weds. Our RX7 will not be ready until next season. Good tire warmer Carter Thompson
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by  tomsn16Jump to last post
10 Aug 2015 11:07 PM
2 Replies and 1216 Views Help with classing a 1995 Saab 9000 Aero  1216  2 Started by  bdrsaab Hey, I'm new to Autocross and having some trouble determining which class I should be racing in. Was hoping the forum could offer some guidance etc. Here's what I have: 1995 Saab 9000 Aero - stock this car should be putting out 220 hp w/ 250 lbs-ft. For those not familiar its a 4 doorhatch sedan, 2.3L straight 4 engine with a TD04 turbo, front wheel drive, 5 speed manual. When new it was classed as a 'full-size' car. Beyond stock I've made the following performance mods: - Koni sp...
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by  BejayJump to last post
08 Aug 2015 03:00 PM
0 Replies and 746 Views Anybody in Toronto I could pay to check out a car?  746  0 Started by  cbramey Let me know. Older vette. C4.
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01 Aug 2015 07:36 PM
0 Replies and 806 Views SportsCar Writers -- Need a few more  806  0 Started by  spitfire4gp The 'discount' entry deadline for Nationals is Tuesday and I still need a few more people to cover classes for SportsCar. Even if you’re there only the days you run, I may be able to use you depending on how the run schedule works out. Writing talent isn’t really the high priority. Just being able to be there and see what’s happening is what’s most important. Especially if you enjoy talking to drivers about autocrossing. If you can help, reply to me at rockyspitfire4.com and give me yo...
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30 Jul 2015 05:10 PM
0 Replies and 996 Views R Comp Search  996  0 Started by  CastleWorks Hi All, After 23 years away from Solo competition, I am planning to 'come out of retirement' I am looking for R comps in the following sizes but having difficulty finding one of them. 245/40-18 285/40-18 (having trouble finding this one) I see Hoosier makes a 295/40-18 in their catalog, which I can live with but I have not been able to find a distributor who has them. I am open to other manufacturers if anyone has recommendations. Thanks! Kevin
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23 Jul 2015 10:02 PM
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