Autocross Sunday at the San Diego SCCA regional event. I came in 2nd.
I finally got to retun back to this track for a track day after a little over 4 years and a whole lot of changes to the car. I only got to run two sessions ... Show morebefore the rain came but the highlight was beating my previous best time on my first session and adding to it my second session for an improvement of over 3.5 seconds.
The thing I like about Streets of Willow Springs (SOWS) is that it is close enough that I don't have to stay in a hotel. However, that means getting up nice and early! Here I am on the road around 5:30am.
After my first session I was feeling good. The weather wasy staying cool and it was looking to be a beautiful day.
Here is some data of my previous best lap at SOWS going counter clockwise (CCW) with what I call V2.0 of my Camaro.
And data from my outing yesterday with what I call v3.0 of my Camaro.
Darren was there with his C7 Z06. He extended me some great hospitatility and let me crash in his trailer and even eat some of his cheese and crackers :)
The rain continued to get worse...
After waiting 6 hours I decided to head home. In the mean time here is a cool video that compares my previous best lap from 2011 and my best lap from yesterday.
And a full session the last dry session I got.
It has been on my todo list for almost a year but I finally upgraded my driver seat. My old Arizen seats were great on the street and a vast improvement ove... Show morer the stock bucket seats on the autocross or road course. However, the allowed to much body movement, especially since I just have a 3 point OEM style seat belt set up.
So I've now installed a fixed back racing seat, the Sparco Evo II. At 6'3" Its a tight fit with a helmet on but it is about the same amount of headroom as my old setup.
Hit up the SCCA SDR at Qualcom yesterday and the stars aligned enough for me to take 1st in my class. These are a great group of guys. Also got a chance to... Show more test out my new manual brakes.
We had 19 competitors in the CAM classes yesterday. Here is a shot of some of them in the pits.
Video of my best run.