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Old 06-15-2017, 10:15 PM   #11
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In street class, the allowance is 1" diameter +/- stock but no allowance for a change in width. The SVT came with 7" width and I believe I have to run that to be legit. If I have that wrong I'd love to know.

This may turn into a 2018 plan because it looks like one of the wheels I have isn't repairable, and finding another one has been difficult so far. They would be a great set of dedicated race wheels tho, so I'll keep at it.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:48 PM   #12
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I'll pm a lead for wheels.......
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2017 Season Update

It was an absolute blast racing the SVT this year. I competed in a total of 11 events with my local club here in Nor Cal, plus 2 enduros up in Medford, over 100 race runs all together for the year. It was a tortoise and hare season - every time I finished 2nd, it was to a Fiesta ST, but those guys didn't make it to enough events to challenge me for the season win. My season results were 2 wins, 6 2nd place finishes, H Street Class Champ, and a PAX rank of 4th.

The car has ran flawlessly all year and nothing broke. I did a complete overhaul of the brakes in June (Motorcraft OEM rotors, EBC Red Stuff pads, rebuilt calipers, fluid flush - details and pics in my Build thread) which it really needed.

Here are a few pics from the season:











And a few videos, starting with the mistakes - I hope these encourage anyone who would like to try autocross but is worried about screwing up and embarrassing themselves that it is okay to blow it - just shake it off, and try again!

DNF at the Start

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qpM...ature=youtu.be

At the start, I was supposed to turn in to the lane PAST the double cones, but instead went up nearest lane, and then was totally confused when the track wasn't where I expected it (the lane I was supposed to be in is on my right up until my ungracefully left turn and exit of the course). Red flagged! I did better the next time.

12 Seconds to Spin Out - SSCC Fall Enduro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmwg...ature=youtu.be

Previous day, afternoon practice, I kept coming into that sweeper with more and more speed, and the car was just planted. Next morning, this is still in my head - "I can carry more speed into that sweeper!" - but it is 9:30 in the morning, 20 degrees cooler, I was just starting my first practice laps so cold tires, and I was not at all prepared when the back end said 'nope' and around I went. Truly an embarrassing move as it also required a clean up of the track. I had dirt everywhere in the car - door pockets, vents, you name it - to remind for a couple weeks about what a dumb move that was. I treated that corner with a lot more respect after this.

Final Lap @ Speed - SSCC Fall Enduro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k92W...ature=youtu.be

Fast, fun track, loooong and fast straight into that sweeper, and it is awesome when you do it right ... this is the last lap of 5. Finished a distant 56th out of 64 cars, 32nd in PAX, and ran 2nd in H Street to a '93 Accord Coupe on new RE-71Rs. Still had a blast and will be heading back up there for the Spring enduro in April.

Final Run - TTC Shasta AutoX Challenge Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8oB...ature=youtu.be

Final race of the year at my home club. Crazy cone course, it had a Chicago Box, it had chicanes, it had circles, it was nuts. This was the day I beat one of the Fiesta St's on raw time / no penalties for the very first time, and this was my fastest run of the day.

I hope you guys enjoyed the videos and the update. If any of you peeps are in the North State, check out our club www.trinitytouringclub or www.facebook.com/trinitytouringclub and come race with us! We have people join us from all over and everyone is welcome. Our preseason starts January 21st and I can't wait.
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Old 12-24-2017, 08:52 AM   #14
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That "TTC Shasta AutoX Challenge Series" had 2 circles haha nice.
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