2016 spca round 5

Did a little autocrossing down in Marina today with the SCCA. First time driving the car in over a month and it showed.. I really need more seat time in this car to figure out the shock and alignment for the car now. The car has a little push going into the corners, and then…

SCCA slush series round #2 – 2015

Here is my best run for the second slush series with the SCCA down in marina. Wasn’t a bad course, it drove better than it looked while walking the course. I was only 6 tenths out of first, and I am on old dead tires. So it wasn’t too bad. SCCA slush series round #2…

Race car winter maintenance

So, here we are in January in the middle of my winter refresh and maintenance.  This project is taking a bit longer than anticipated.  But I guess that is to be expected from a 21 year old race car. At the end of last season, I managed to break a wheel stud.  While fixing the…

the first drive

I raced my Swift today at the last round of the San Francisco regions autocross.  This event was held down in Marina at marina airport.  This is one of my favorite places to run because we use a large concrete paddock to set up the courses.  The surface has a very consistent grip, and the…

the formula ford

This is a day I have been waiting for ever since I started this blog earlier this year.  Today I purchased my first open wheel race car. I purchased a 1991 Euroswift.  These cars from what I am told are basically a copy of the Swift DB1 but with side radiators and different front suspension…

The epiphany

I had an epiphany….  Or maybe I am just hitting that mid-life crisis, again. It is something that has been building for quite some time, but due to other issues I have not been able to scratch this itch.  As I have been working at getting a decent plan together for this years race season,…