who I am and why I’m here

I am a software engineer by trade and I am always looking for new opportunities. Blogging has become a way for me to demonstrate the skills that I have as a developer. That is the clean cut, chiseled response for today’s blog.  I have been working on this blog for a while now.  I think…

Swift DB1 vs Swift FB 91

At the last autocross I attended with the SCCA, I met a fellow CM competitor who normally road races his Swift DB1 in the regional SCCA club races showed up at the event to run a few laps.  While in the pits we had the opportunity to compare cars. It’s really interesting to compare these…

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…

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…