Repairs update

I have the car back running after getting some repairs done at Porter Racing out in Merced Ca.  I have to give my thanks to Neil Porter, his work was excellent and the car is performing very well. The repairs were a bit more involved than I was prepared for.  The side plate had cracked…

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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,…

Front lip install

Back in January I while getting the Evo ready for another season I finally had to address the front lower lip.  It was basically falling off the car because half of the right side mounts had been sheared off from all the past years of hitting hapless cones. A couple of years ago I replace…

AAS round one

This past weekend I race at the first round of the American Autocross series down at Marina airport.  Marina is an awesome place to race with its large concrete paddock.  The grip is consistent, the weather is predictable for the south bay, windy, sunny and cold for this time of year. AAS courses are always…

Boondoggle video

I got some video of my last run uploaded.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get my other 3 runs due to some operator errors on my part.   In this video I am launching using the cars launch control.  Its fun to use sometimes when you have the room. This run was sloppy on my part.  I…

The Boondoggle!

Yesterday I went to round 1 of the San Francisco regions SCCA autocross.  The event was held up at oakland coliseum.  Oakland coliseum has a sealed asphalt surface.  It was resealed about 3 years ago and the grip is consistent, but the course can get dirty as the day continues.  It’s not bad, and it…