This page is dedicated to my newfound sport Auto-X (autocross) Racing. Here you will find pictures/videos of me and my friends cars, including ... Show moreall the guys from the local SCCA sanctioned events we attend. Videos are located within each event its related to.
Our local SCCA Chapter is brand spanking new here in Myrtle Beach, click HERE for more info. If your in the area and are interested there is a monthly meeting held on the 3rd Thursday, 7 PM @ Kart Trax. Kart Trax is @ 38th N behind Hooters. We also get deeply discounted rates for the go-carts after the meeting.
Order of pictures are oldest at the bottom going to the newer pictures and updates towards the top.
Here is an example of what one of the courses look like. Keep in mind that they are never the same, they change every month!
Following pics are from the Myrtle Beach event on April 9th, 2006 @ Waccamaw Pottery. 59 cars showed up!!!
The first set here are of course my KIA tearing up the track. Notice even the smoke coming from tires in the hard left turn as they bite down on the asphalt! The car did remarkably well being that this is the first time that I have been able to race the car since installing the springs, headers, short-shifter, and new performance plugs.
Here is my friends cars: Aarons you've seen before we've been competing against each other since day one. The other car is a 5 series BMW from here in Myrtle Beach.
These are the rest of the auto-x's having a blast as usual...
This is a 2 part clip, the 1st is very short and the 2nd is a full run. I know already that my car sounds crappy its because its running without a catalytic converter but I am getting one soon to clear it up.
Following Pics are from our first event October 3rd, 2004
The Spectra and I are getting ready to stretch our legs at our first event.
A tight left turn here shows the suspension really working, a nice rear sway bar from Bill @ Kia-FX would be nice here!!
Believe it or not I didn't knock down this cone. They lay one down on the inside corner so you know which way to turn. This is the last hard turn before the finish. You can see how hard the car is leaning here, I can't wait for the SPRINGS!!!
A 72 yr old man races both of these cars.
If you haven't seen one of these driving around your neighborhood, its called a Lotus Elise and just for 2005 its been introduced into the US. We've seen a couple before at the races but they were not street legal. Extremely light and powered by the Toyota Celica 1.8L it can really move!
Here is a shot of my transporter for my car when we go out of town... Yeah Right! But I would love to grab this beautiful ride one day! Completely equipped to sleep 8 and its a garage on wheels as well!
This guy said he was a novice but he was really good, he kept messing up our standings!
This guy tears up the track and is the one that mentored me and my friend Aaron (Scion tC). His car is completely stock yet with his YEARS of driving experience he trophies high every year.
Here are some pictures of my friend Aaron's Scion tC at the track.
Pictures from February 6th, 2005
Since Aaron (Scion tC) and I were both driving at the same time my wife had to take the pictures. She did great for her first time using the camera! No naratives for each pic, I'll just post them.
Running from inside the car @ the Airport. The little head is my cousin. Show Less
Drag Racing Events
Yes its true! I also try and Drag race this thing, though admittedly better on a curvey course than a straight strip, it doesn't do to... Show moreo bad. I don't have any pictures of my car going down the track as I have to drive it so I'll have my wife take them next time. Completely stock I attained a 16.4 in the 1/4 and I only ran it once. The Speedchannel guys were able to get a 16.1 but of course thats a professional driver at near perfect conditions. Still, its pretty quick!
Here is a picture of my Uncle's Mustang and its engine. It has a 351 Windsor thats pushing over 550HP. His best run to date is 12.13 seconds in the quater. Next is a shot of him racing an EVO. Man was that thing fast, completely stock it ran a 13.8.
I betcha I could have beat this guy!
A nice shot of my friends (Joel & Kurt) favorite car.
Sweet Saleen Mustang, it has numbers but strangly I never saw it run. Must have just paid to get the closer parking!!
This cool Hummer Golf kart was used to haul around a Pro Top Fuel Dragster.
See they do more than just drag race at these events. One night we saw some sport bikes going at it with stunts such as all gear wheelies, endos, handle bar burnouts, and asphalt surfing. Show Less