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14 Jan 2018
Well, the 2018 Season got off to a great start. We had 112 regular timed entries, and 54 Time Only entries.

Sadly, this was the last event for my Falken Azenis 615K+ tires. They gave it their all, but succumbed after *only* 113 runs. rolleyes.gif

They lived a good life, serving me and the Mustang well. I do have the next set sitting here awaiting installation (I knew the end was near), but being a budget-minded individual I shopped early for my replacement set to get the "best deal".

These were the third set of tires for the Mustang, since day one of it autocrossing (September of 2016). While I drive them also on the street (and to and from events - just too old or smart to change at the event anymore), I only put about 5000 miles total per year on the car. Most of those miles are to and from Sierra Vista or Marana for............ autocross events. tongue.gif

Set one were 245/45/17 Bridgestones. They lasted three months and 90 runs. Second set were 245/40/17 Dunlop Star Specs, they were good for 5 months and 80 runs (although took them off a little early, still had some tread left. Bought new larger wheels). These 275/40/17 Falken's expired after 7 months and 113 runs.

My fourth set next event will be Maxxis 255/40/17's. For those paying close attention, yes, four different tire makes and four different sizes. Hey, anyone can be boring and predictable. wink.gif Price is a huge consideration for me, but I also try to buy tires that score well in tire testing.

Anyway, what tires do you use, and how many runs do you get out of a set? What works for you?
18 Dec 2017
Some have to run PAX Classes because there are no other in-Class cars for them to compete against. Others just prefer to have a special group to compete against.

But anyone can choose to just run their actual SCCA Open Class if they might wish to. If everyone did (like is done at all large SCCA Events), this is what that would look like. Here I left only the (2) Ladies separated out (but Ladies Classes are also an option).

Here are our results from the last event scored BY CLASS. Enjoy and ponder. cool.gif

First pic is a snapshot of page one. The PDF document below shows both pages.

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18 Dec 2017
Not sure how many, but a number of us took advantage Sunday of Josh's kind offer to bring out the Club Scales to Event so we could corner weigh our cars.

Thanks, Josh. This was very much appreciated by me and all the others. cool.gif

So, to those of you who took advantage of this offer, what are you going to do with those cool numbers?

For the sake of discussion, here's my Mustang's numbers, with me NOT in the car:

(Not too bad)

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So, I went online and found a Corner Weight Calculator (there are many), and it processed my numbers (and provided also percentages) and then also shows to the right what I would need to do to balance out my car. How I would accomplish adjusting those numbers would call for some creativity (moving or removing some existing weight), or might even call for readjusting my coil-overs for some "wedge" ((Nascar Wedge Link) That would require a skill set I've only read about, however. wink.gif

What did you learn about your cars?
28 Nov 2017
PRICE DROP!

I really liked these, don't make in my new size.

$60 obo. PM or text if interested (four eight zero-319-1028)

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26 Nov 2017
So it's almost December, and this year is coming to a close. What better way to spend those last 2017 days than playing with your car?

December 2nd (NEXT SATURDAY!) is your first opportunity with Porsche Club at AMP (This coming weekend). Sometimes they do "flying laps" (usually 3 sets of three), sometimes they do traditional autocrosses. Significantly more seat time usually than Phoenix or Tucson. Very small groups, so prices are higher, but, as stated, more seat time. All cars and Marques welcome.
Go HERE for event details and to enter.

December 10th (SUNDAY) is your second opportunity in Marana (near Tucson). About one hour south of Wild Horse Pass. Challenging open courses, a little smaller crowd than Phoenix, so a little shorter day. You can drive down, compete even with TO's, and still be home before 3:00. Also their final Series Event of the year. SIERRA VISTA folks will also be attending as their local Site has some construction.
Go HERE for details and registration.

December 17th (SUNDAY) at AMP near Phoenix is your last 2017 opportunity. Arizona Region's final Event of the year, where many trophy positions will be decided.
Go HERE for events details and registration (when it opens).

So, there you have it. Three great opportunities to go out and have some fun with your favorite toy. Why not?

Hope to see many of you there.
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