Thursday, March 29, 2012

New injectors ordered!

Well, the injectors are on the way. Picked up some new ID1000s. Hopefully we'll fix that fueling issue.

Up next? SUSPENSION! (finally)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Outlaw Autocross at Harris Hill Road

I competed in the Outlaw Autocross this past Saturday at Harris Hill Road, and it was definitely a blast! However the injector issue popped up again and the car's misbehavior severely limited my ability to accelerate :( I could use about 3/4 throttle at the straights and the car felt ok, but anything more would cause a lean condition. Still, I ended up 17/60 so, considering my level of experience, I'll call that a win.

I'm ordering new injectors pretty soon here :( This was a smooth run though! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A small test.

Hadn't done any hard launching in a while and wanted to run a quick test. Tires weren't very warm and hadn't checked the pressure really.... but meh... a little better than before. Still spun quite a bit off the line. I think I could do better with a smoother launch.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Birthday Loot!

I picked up some new street tires! :) Getting ready to mount the tires this week for autocross events coming up at Harris Hill and at San Antonio Raceway.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nürburgring US!?!

Today's fast lane daily hints about a possible version of the Nurburgring coming to Las Vegas!?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Track Junkies

So a friend of mine put together a group that helped us get a discount joining Harris Hill Road I debated for a couple weeks and ultimately decided I couldn't pass up the deal. So Sunday, in the pouring rain, I made my way down to San Marcos and put down the cash to get in. I then proceeded to get as sideways as possible on the track, and even had a little unintentional rally action (just pulling myself out of the mud after a couple spin outs).

My good friend was on hand to get some external video. Although she had some issues with the focus or something on the camera.

Here's a cut of some of the drifting.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Getting into Autocross

I've decided to do autocross and met with the Spokes people in San Antonio for my first and last event competing as a novice. Then the following week I hit up the SASCCA and took 1st in Novice there too.

Even with track experience, autocross is a completely different experience. The car is constantly being tossed around, and with stock suspension and my daily driver tires (which are apparently almost dead), my car feels like a cow in a shopping cart.

Not sure if I'm going to try to compete in Tire class or what. I'll probably double enter so I get double the runs and more experience.