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piston_honda last won the day on April 29 2018

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About piston_honda

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  • Birthday 07/14/1935


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    Calgary, bouncing off the rev limiter
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    Autocross (of course), watching Best Motoring DVDs, reading, my dogs
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    Chartered Accountant and Business Valuator

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  1. Lesson learned today: - Running into the wind for cones really sucks. Awesome event. The Club is about 10x more amazing than what I recall from 2007! As always, great volunteer group, good equipment, well organized, etc.
  2. Scott Amano Membership 7062 Number 8 Thanks
  3. Great to see everyone on Sunday! Especially those I started out with! I recall the club being well organized and operated when I left Winnipeg in 2007. Now I see it has evolved in a very positive way since then. Even the forum! I wish my return from "retirement" was more "John Wick" like but I'm happy and had fun.
  4. LOL. I'll do my best to represent. The nut behind the wheel is a little rusty.
  5. Hello All, after a four year absence from autocross, I am planning an appearance this Sunday. I have a 2017 Honda Civic Type R and I think it is D Stock but I'm not 100% sure. I've done some searching but was unable to find anything conclusive. Is DS correct? Thanks
  6. Sorry more folks from Winnipeg can't make it. I was hoping to reconnect!Plus I wanted to see Tim demonstrate this strange concept called tork?
  7. Locally, the ZII seems to be fast right out of the box on other cars. If they get better, I think I bought the wrong tires!
  8. Mounted my BS RE-11As on Thursday. Autocross today. 6 runs on a 50 second course. Dusty concrete parking lot surface. The first few runs (and 100+ km drive to Red Deer) I think would have taken most of the release agent off.I have run Dunlop Starspec and Hankook RS-3 in the past and my car was always a touch loose even with the front end set to full stiff. With the RE-11A, after a few runs, I found the car was pushing all over the place. It was weird. The back end felt quite planted and the front end understeered. It was weird behavior I have not experienced in my S2K. Kind of like a FWD. Could be related to the "newness" of the tires.I started softening the front bar and shocks and experienced less understeer but it was noticeably there. I may try the next event with the front end at full soft to see what happens. Weird.
  9. Just had a set of RE-11A's installed on my STR S2000. Fingers crossed that they like the cold pavement of Alberta.
  10. Um, Wray I will believe this statement if you actually show up for an autocross this summer.
  11. Whoa, I am late to this thread. Magner - thanks for posting the comments from Lugod. I haven't replaced my RS-3s yet but looks like I have some great choices.I wonder if the BFG and BS work well on Alberta's cooler pavement with a single driver car?
  12. http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/744307Here we go again!
  13. More likely Sikes decided not to sue when his lawyer informed him of all the holes in his account. Way to take the high road, Mr. Sikes!
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