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  1. Posting for our friends in Calgary: The first WCMA regional is on June 23/24 ... a little over a week away! Are any of you interested? Spread the word? Stephen Hui, recently moved from Seattle, is doing the course design so it should be good. Cheers, Reijo Silvennoinen
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    Favorite Hangout?

    It's a rare day when I go to the website. But when I do, it's easier to find schedule info or whatever than parsing through forums.
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    Strange looking part

    Saying that kind of thing anywhere but around a BMW will get you some funny looks. I thought Jeremy was joking the first time he said 'guibo'.
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    Club Hoodies

    Neat! I'll check sizing and order one.
  5. Not mine. Nice car! In better shape than mine and more common - meaning parts are easier to find if you ever need them: Swift DB-1 Formula Ford package, REDUCED PRICE: $14,500 US or nearest offer. http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?82054-Swift-DB-1-Package&p=562214#post562214 Would need a fixed first gear layshaft if you wanted to autocross. I think that's around $1000.
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    Spring Nat's 2018

    Yeah, I couldn't go. :/ Good luck Mark and Briget!
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    For extra carcinogens! Yeah, don't be washing your hands in any of this stuff. Treat it like gasoline. I trust Shawn to read up on it before diving in. There are rules (proposed?) for max octane for anything under Mod class. I think the max is 95 octane. But this is just testing.
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    Note that octane boosters are listed in 'points'. 1 point is 0.1 change in octane for the small volume listed. You need a LOT. Toluene is popular as it's easy to get and it works.
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    The 100LL available at airports will plug a catalytic converter. Probably not instantly, but I wouldn't put it anything with a cat that I owned.
  10. The morning/afternoon event is on the skid pad. (The old runway between the road course and the kart track) Then, once road racing is over, we have a second event on the road course. Two autocrosses in one day!
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    Event 2 - May 12, 2018

    Hard to do in text, but I'll give it a shot. Disclaimer #1: If you're not a course design nerd, just skip all this. Disclaimer #2: Please don't take this as criticism or complaining! I hugely respect the effort, skill, and artistry it takes to make a good course that makes most people happy. This is meant as my personal wish list based on what I've experienced and loved about other courses. I tried to do this when I was course designer even though I rarely achieved it. Here's an example of what is not fun and leads to many cones being hit: If someone were to design an entire course consisting only of 2-cone pinches, where you had to enter at a precise angle, squeeze between the two cones, and then set up for the next 2-cone pinch, that would be very demanding and have many cones hit as there is very little line selection. Similar is a corner with a restricted exit, i.e. a wall of cones that pinch off the exit. An example of a fun course with few cones being hit: Saturday's course. Aside from the wall right off the start and the chutes near the North, there's nothing to hit if you go 5-10' wide of the racing line. The line is set by trying to get to the next section cleanly, not by a wall of cones in your way. That lets people make mistakes without smashing a bunch of cones. Interestingly, I think more cones were hit by experienced drivers trying to get close than by new drivers. We do still need some of everything to test our abilities (big sweepers, technical stuff you need to squeeze through, etc.), but the general trend in small regions, like ours, is to take huge elements from big SCCA courses and shrink them down to 1/2-scale to fit on the space available. I know I was definitely guilty of this as a course designer - what was a gloriously fun element on acres of concrete became pretty un-fun when scaled down to fit in our lot. Whenever I go to US Nationals, I'm stunned at how much line selection there is, which leads to me struggling to figure out where I want to try to cut distance vs. maintaining speed into the next element. I don't have the answer, but I'd like to have more line selection at St. Andrews. Day 1 from 2017 Nationals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLCOC84wWUI @0:21 - If you swung wide on the exit, it made the next slalom entry dramatically harder, so it was better to end the sweeper on the inside. There are a few examples of this in the next few corners too. You can room to go wide without hitting stuff, but it hurt the next turn. Day 2 from 2017 Nationals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJRAJU8sytM @0:44, I tried to stay tight on the exit through about 0:48. I thought I was being smart as I was cutting a huge amount of distance, but it was the wrong choice. Note the amount of OPR (other people's rubber - really mostly seam sealer tar) I'm picking up on the right front tire as few people drove there! Watching the 2nd place guy's run, he got on the throttle earlier and carried that speed all the way to the next significant corner at 0:54. As much as I don't like making the mistake, I did like the fact that you had to chose wisely. For reference, I did most of those courses in my 2nd gear with occasional shifts to 3rd and even 4th for the finish. At our recent event I was all over the limiter in 2nd on the first run so I did everything but the hairpins in 3rd and the finish in 4th. Our average (median? ) speeds are higher than Nationals, despite how the videos above feel.
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    Event 2 - May 12, 2018

    Wow, I loved this course! It gave you room to make errors with few cones on the outside of the corners. You could go off-line without smashing cones. Much preferred over tight squeezes end-to-end. We still need some of those to test your car placement skills, but fewer than we typically have. Here's my fastest: The two chutes were very challenging to see. Too many cones, with non-parallel walls and uneven spacing. I just floored it and prayed it would all work out after the 2nd last slalom cone. It was a blast working the mic for the rookie heat too! So many pumped people and huge improvements through the day! I'm sure I got some of your names wrong, sorry. Just come let me know (before or during) if I butcher your name. Max I. was able to teach me how to say his name (close enough?), so the rest should be no problem!
  13. I finally got around to processing my video: Comments: Wow, am I glad I got to shake the rust out at the fun run/T&T day the day before! That made for a nice entry back into autocross rather than coming in cold. Listen for the frame touching the ground at 0:20. I haven't lowered my car, so the road crown probably got steeper over the winter. Weird! It touched in that area the day before as well. No big deal, just interesting. 0:35-ish was pretty hairy! It took until the 4th run to stay ahead of the car. Going into the finish line into the crazy headwind meant my helmet was lifting, even with the stick-on spoiler. I need to do something else before hitting the track at Gimli! Maybe a little windshield/lip on the dash like the F1 guys do...
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    April 29 commentary

    Yeah, I just worked stop box and I was exhausted once home. It was great seeing familiar and new faces, and driving fast is neat too!
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