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22 Feb 2018
Breaking News!


Arizona Region SCCA has decided to bring back our Club Newsletter, the "Pylon Press". Back in the "Old Days" (Yes, where I'm from wink.gif ), we used to publish these once a month, print them, and then mail to all drivers (remember "Mail"?). Slowly it evolved with the times, and it eventually turned into an online version. Finally, it just passed away from natural causes. Lack of volunteer editors. sad.gif

Well, I'm here to tell you, thanks to (volunteer Editor) Brian Miller, that "IT'S BACK"!! It even has it's own tab on the AZSOLO Website page. Just click on that for Brian's first edition. Some Solo news, driver profiles, tidbits, tips, and more! Look him up at the events and say "Hi". cool.gif

And "Thank you Brian", for taking this on. beer.gif

Look for a new edition after each event every month. smile.gif

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15 Feb 2018
Got the notice that my '01 Mustang is due for emissions next month, and I have a mild tune installed.

It has never tossed any codes, and to be honest, not sure just how much it helps if any.

So....... the question is, when I go over for the OBDII Emissions test (no tailpipe), and no codes are showing, am I good? Or, should I take it out before going, and re-install later?

What says the collective wisdom of this Community? Please let me know.

Thank you. cool.gif

13 Feb 2018
Greetings, yep, I'm back. All larger National SCCA Events are run strictly by Class. No factors, no calculators, all by raw times.

Just providing everyone a glimpse of how each would do if everyone chose to run by Open Class when they registered. Some of you actually have enough competitive cars to form a Class without having to resort to the PAXED or indexed Groups, but didn't realize it.

Just created to show you where you'd stand if you would ever decide to try that.

First, a two page PDF of everyone.

Attached File  Feb_10_By_Class.pdf ( 60.7K ) Number of downloads: 38

Next, a snapshot of what only page one looks like.

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25 Jan 2018
Yep, Tucson is starting their 2018 Spring Season too, this coming Sunday. Still time to register. Click HERE

I've personally added a few "extras" to the V-6 Mustang to try to close the gap on that pesky Cadillac V-8 I've been chasing in CAM-C for a while, but I hear he's added some to the pot too. Damn him! Just when you think you're winning the Rat Race, along come faster rats!!!! Such is life. rolleyes.gif

So, get off to a great start to the new year, and give Marana a try. You'll be glad you did. cool.gif Maybe Chuck Voboril is now out of excuses, and will make it down to this one?

Depending on where you're coming from, be aware that there are some obstacles. Plan ahead.

Hope to see many "Northerners" there. Harry? A-1 awaits you. tongue.gif Anyone else?

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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?
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