2016 SCCA round 8 at Marina

Went to the SCCA autocross at Marina airport this past weekend. Name of that game was more shock tuning.. When I first setup the shocks, I had the initial settings for the rebound and compression backwards so I wasn’t getting the maximum benefit of the shocks with the compression at full soft and the rebound…

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2016 SCCA round 3

I competed in the latest round of the San Francisco regions SCCA autocross event yesterday. This was the first event with my newly installed Penske 8300 shocks. Overall, the day went pretty well. My first run was trashed due to some dirt or other foreign material in the carburetor, but otherwise the car performed very…

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…

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…

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 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…