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You gotta lift You gotta lift

I really like the SCCA Club Trials program that my region started a couple of years ago and this past weekend we had our first 2 events of the season (Saturday and Sunday counted as separate events for points).

A Guide to Modern Day Alchemy: or How to transform money into noise, tire smoke, and memories (Part III - Track Night in America) A Guide to Modern Day Alchemy: or How to transform money into noise, tire smoke, and memories (Part III - Track Night in America)

I’ve been autocrossing for the past 9 years and I’m pretty hooked (read about it in part I here), but I was a little hesitant to head to the track. The increased costs, speeds, and danger initially dissuaded me; however, the idea of lapping a real race track instead of just digital ones in Forza was a siren call that…

A Guide to Modern Day
Alchemy: or How to transform money into noise, tire smoke, and memories. (Part II) A Guide to Modern Day Alchemy: or How to transform money into noise, tire smoke, and memories. (Part II)

After moving to Texas a few years after getting hooked on autocross (read about it in part I here), one of the Subaru forum guys had his regular rally co-driver drop out of an upcoming event. He was already registered for the event and it was already paid for, so any SCCA member could fill-in for free. There weren’t…

A Guide to Modern Day Alchemy: or How to transform money into noise, tire smoke, and memories (Part I) A Guide to Modern Day Alchemy: or How to transform money into noise, tire smoke, and memories (Part I)

My introduction to the SCCA was an autocross in 2009, I had just graduated from college and with the money from a new job I bought my first fun car, a brand new 2009 Subaru WRX sedan. My friend and former college roommate had done the same, except he went with a Mazda RX-8. We decided we should meetup and do something…

Trackday is best day Trackday is best day

Saturday was the last SCCA Club Trials race of the season, I had already clinched the top spot in my class (Touring 1) by showing up to all the previous events (I was only beaten at the first event so there is a little legitimacy). My class consists of 86 twins, Miatas, and non-M E36 and E46 BMW’s (STX, STS, and STF…

Help me write an article for my local SCCA newsletter Help me write an article for my local SCCA newsletter

Below is an article I’m working on for my SCCA region’s quarterly newsletter, I’m the chair for our Tire Rack Street Survival program and have been asked to submit an article about it. I’d like some help. I haven’t written anything serious since high school and I’m a big supporter of the program, so I want to make a…

Track Night in America at Circuit of the Americas Track Night in America at Circuit of the Americas

When I got an unformatted, early draft email for the first ever Track Night in America at the Circuit of Americas I immediately began planning my trip. I was a little hesitant at first since the track night happened to fall on the third day of school (I’m a high school Physics teacher) and I wasn’t entirely sure that…

A little oppo for Oppo and a bit of a self-introduction A little oppo for Oppo and a bit of a self-introduction

I’ve been a longtime lurker and occasional commenter here (since 2010), but I haven’t seen the need to start making my own posts until now. I’m an avid autocrosser, trackday affecianato, and run a Tire Rack Street Survival School a few times a year.

I watched a little girl die today

For the last 5 years I have spent my weekends competing in autocross, today was supposed to be another day of dodging cones and palling around with friends. Instead, not long after the event started one of the junior karts failed to stop after the finish, went off course, and the 14 year old girl driving was killed…

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