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chr2002ca
08-11-2010, 08:28 AM
Who the F#$% let a Yaris out there!? Really?!

It's a go-cart track. It belongs there more than we do!

6'9"Witha69
08-11-2010, 08:31 AM
It's a go-cart track. It belongs there more than we do!
LOL!! Very true!

Chad-1stGen
08-11-2010, 10:07 AM
Sweet pics Jason! Thanks for coming out.


Chad, 48.25 is smokin! Nice. :cheers:

Can you remember doing anything differently or better on that particular lap?

Sort of. I know the area of the track that put me into the 49's several times was how I ran the combo of corners at the far end with the chicane. My 48 second lap came from running that really well and running the banked turn and the esses combo well. The car for sure has a 47 run in it, no idea if I can bring it out. Maybe if I could get all the above items run really well plus the inside 180* left turn done well then I could squeeze a high 47 out of it I think. I think I could go back 5 more times and not get it though. I'm terrible with setting up brake points and landmarks and stuff.

PS. 4K miles, RTTC, 3 goodguys autorcross weekends, buttonwillow track day (3.5 sessions) and 3 trips to Adam's and my front Nitto NT05's are very sorry looking ha ha!

sik68
08-11-2010, 10:38 AM
Some of your cars just got their 1 second of fame:

Check the 6:00 mark
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Very cool. We need a Norcal micro-track like that.

RobNoLimit
08-11-2010, 10:54 AM
Great picks, maybe next time the Yaris won't be in front of me. MSD problem is fixed and the truck feels like it has 50 extra hp. rear wheel spin is a ploblem for the first time.

Nessumsar
08-11-2010, 11:51 AM
Tell you what Rob, that truck is pretty impressive! I love how short and stubby it looks.

When are we doing this again boys? The Nova is really excited after I told her about it last night...

chr2002ca
08-11-2010, 12:06 PM
I'm terrible with setting up brake points and landmarks and stuff.

Yah, whatever, Mr. Forty-freakin-eight-point-two-five. :nopity:

Your NT05's will be my next tire, although it'll be a while. Surely my tires are the only thing holding me back from 47s. :lmao:

chr2002ca
08-11-2010, 12:16 PM
Some of your cars just got their 1 second of fame:

That's funny. That clip fits so well with what he's saying, not. Almost like it's an editing mistake. WTF?

-The Stig-
08-11-2010, 12:42 PM
Notice they were running without the Tire Chicane on the back straight...

If he could only get a 52.00 out of a LS3 SS 6speed Camaro without the 'slow you down' tire chicane...

Comparatively I ran a 50.52 with the Tire Chicane... in a car that weighs more, has less power, and sloppier suspension... and +2 doors.

He should hire me to do his fast driving, he can do the talking.


Cause that's never been done before.... lol

Nessumsar
08-11-2010, 01:09 PM
That guy just sucks, after seeing his coverage of the OUSCI... :machine:

chr2002ca
08-11-2010, 01:43 PM
He should hire me to do his fast driving, he can do the talking.

I agree Stig! Take the wheel from that mutha and tell him to keep his ass on the mic!

-The Stig-
08-11-2010, 02:16 PM
lol...

If only it were that easy... :P

Gitter Dun
08-11-2010, 02:48 PM
Well if it makes you feel better a lot more cars showed. Ended up with 23 on the track but we still got extra laps.

I'm missing you guys! I ran a 48.25 which might of put me in the running for the shirt!! That time was good for the 2nd fasted of the 23 cars in first session!! Booya

Way to go Chad!!

TCI Engineering
08-11-2010, 03:18 PM
Notice they were running without the Tire Chicane on the back straight...

If he could only get a 52.00 out of a LS3 SS 6speed Camaro without the 'slow you down' tire chicane...

Comparatively I ran a 50.52 with the Tire Chicane... in a car that weighs more, has less power, and sloppier suspension... and +2 doors.

He should hire me to do his fast driving, he can do the talking.


Cause that's never been done before.... lol


I clearly saw him turn the wheel for the chicane in the video.


I forwarded the video over to Evan since that is him standing there checking out the cars in the black shirt. :spank2:


-J

79-TA
08-11-2010, 09:36 PM
^Yea, exactly. The tires were there during the timed lap. For the rest of the video where Matt F drove around with no helmet, the tires were gone, I assume, in the interest of better filming.

69sponge
08-11-2010, 10:06 PM
Im bummed i missed last night,but in in for the next one........Paul

08-11-2010, 10:17 PM
Chad, major props for hitting that time. I'll bring you out a small white tshirt and aviators next time. Hell, you could be my wing man anytime.

And congrats to the rest of you guys for going out there and getting some track time. You do us all proud, *tear*

Matt

-The Stig-
08-12-2010, 12:47 AM
Well, tires or not... I was quicker, thus I should do the driving. Lol :P

RobNoLimit
08-16-2010, 11:45 AM
I would be there this tues, the 17th. besides, it will be too hot. Congrats to Chad again on the fast lap, but don't count on any more 'line advice' :)

TCI Engineering
08-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Sal took the Camaro home this weekend with the intention of making sure it was ready for some track abuse this week. The P/S pump puked a bunch of fluid all over his driveway so not so much on this week.

-J

DFRESH
08-16-2010, 04:22 PM
Guys, when is the next planned date to go back---I should have shocks back in hand this week--might be Friday.

Doug

08-16-2010, 07:54 PM
Guys, when is the next planned date to go back---I should have shocks back in hand this week--might be Friday.

Doug

I'll go next week. I've got to get an alignment, and what I believe to be a pair of warped rotors fixed on my Mustang, but that should be a quick job. Somehow I get the feeling I'll be driving an oversteering mess, but that could be fun :)

Matt

*edit* I just noticed we got our (significantly less than) fifteen seconds of fame on an internet TV show that I doubt anyone one really watches. Still, that is Awesome, even if someone screwed up editing.

RobNoLimit
08-17-2010, 06:41 PM
do yourself a favor, and buy your own caster/camer guage from someplace like Motorstate. Make your own turning plates (4 pcs sheetmetal 18" square, two to a stack with grease in the middle), and get some toe plates. Your life will improve when you no longer have to count on tire jockeys to mis-align your car :)

Chad-1stGen
08-17-2010, 10:22 PM
Rob maybe you can give a demonstration? Using my car.... ha ha

TCI Engineering
08-18-2010, 07:32 AM
We will be testing a Mustang II front clip, 4-link rear '66 Nova in the coming weeks so hopefully it will fall on the same day you guys go. Maybe Sal will bring the Camaro too and let Evan and I get some seat time. :spank2:


-J

TCI Engineering
08-18-2010, 01:33 PM
For those that aren't aware the 2010 Super Chevy Handling Challenge is Tuesday August 31st.

You guys may want to plan on being at Adam's that night. *hint hint :cheers:

-J

Nessumsar
08-18-2010, 02:47 PM
I'm guessing the track will be rented out that night?

TCI Engineering
08-18-2010, 03:20 PM
I'm guessing the track will be rented out that night?


Nothing like that..... There just might be a special guest :spank2:


On a side note: There are two Saturdays available for the track rental. September 18th & October 9th I am thinking both of these dates might be too soon so I might have to start thinking about next year. :nopity:

-J

79-TA
08-20-2010, 08:20 PM
Ok, that's an easy choice.

NOT September 18. That's the day of the Camarillo Autocross that many of us have already signed up for.

TCI Engineering
08-23-2010, 07:24 AM
Thanks for the heads up Brett.


-J

DFRESH
08-23-2010, 10:10 PM
Gentelmen, I would like to plan on heading back to Adam's on the 30th. I believe the TCI boys will be there----who be in?

Doug

TCI Engineering
08-24-2010, 08:08 AM
You mean the 31st Doug?

There are only 8-9 cars running in the Handling Challenge this year so we should get out of Irvine at a decent hour. If all goes well and no parts are broke we will be headed to Riverside.

You guys really don't want to miss next Tuesday so make sure to be there. :cheers:


-J

DFRESH
08-24-2010, 03:24 PM
Jason, ya--the 31st is indeed what I meant to say.

I am excited you think that I am a "Special Guest". :thankyou:

Doug

Nessumsar
08-24-2010, 03:31 PM
I am excited you think that I am a "Special Guest".

Doug

You are special after all. :spank2:

The 31st is right after payday, I will bring the Nov for this one!

-The Stig-
08-24-2010, 05:32 PM
Hm, might have to drag the myself out to this one...

Chad-1stGen
08-24-2010, 05:39 PM
Can't make the 31st. I will be out of town

08-24-2010, 05:50 PM
I got my Mustang fixed today so my back up car is ready. I just hope it doesn't break...

Matt

RobNoLimit
08-25-2010, 11:02 AM
I'll b there

69camarokid
08-26-2010, 02:05 PM
If the Maro is all up and running and all her parts are put back on then i will definitely be there.... maybe for all the sessions, gotta break in all these new parts i just got!

79-TA
08-27-2010, 09:40 PM
Hey everyone, I'm not sure that I'll be able to make it this Tuesday (class and an SAE meeting) but I think you guys should consider next weekend's autocross at the Great Labor Day Cruise at the Orange County fairgrounds. There's another thread in this section already promoting it. Here's a link:

http://www.occa-inc.com/contact.html

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rrunner68
08-28-2010, 06:01 AM
Hey everyone, I'm not sure that I'll be able to make it this Tuesday (class and an SAE meeting) but I think you guys should consider next weekend's autocross at the Great Labor Day Cruise at the Orange County fairgrounds. There's another thread in this section already promoting it. Here's a link:

http://www.occa-inc.com/contact.html

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Looks like Good Guys Style Peanut racing.....

79-TA
08-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Looks like Good Guys Style Peanut racing.....

Yea, basically. Last year I got there at 11 AM and got 40 runs in before 4 PM, a huge contrast to the 3 runs I got at Goodguys i May. I imagine it will be more crowded this year, but it's the best bang for the buck that I've gotten to date.

406 Q-ship
08-29-2010, 07:37 PM
The Malice Malibu will be in attendance this Tuesday. It will be at the Labor Day too.

69camarokid
08-29-2010, 10:14 PM
So is there a tech inspection before you race?
And do you have to bring your own helmet or do they provide you with one?

...im almost done with questions here....
Do you have to call up and make a reservation to run in a session, or just is it just forst come first serve?

79-TA
08-29-2010, 10:18 PM
There is a tech inspection, but it's not very hard to pass. Whereas my Trans Am would fail a drag racing inspection for too much rubber fuel line, I have no such problem at AMP. If your battery hold down isn't the best, bring a roll of tape to tape the terminals with.

Adam's requires a helmet, but it doesn't have to be of any particular standard. Any motorcycle helmet will work. They do, however, have helmets available to rent should you not be able to bring one.

The sessions are basically first come, first serve, but you can call ahead of time to reserve a session. Just make sure you're there in time for the actual session.

TCI Engineering
08-30-2010, 07:16 AM
Heading off to El Toro in a little bit so hopefully if all goes to plan I'll see you guys Tuesday night.

-J

Bryce
08-30-2010, 07:26 AM
Jason, I cant make it tomorrow. Are you going to be at the shop this saturday? If so I will drive up.

rrunner68
08-30-2010, 07:35 AM
Looking like I'll be there as well. Hopefully bringing two buddies, one with a newer Si and one with a GLHS

TCI Engineering
08-30-2010, 08:49 AM
Jason, I cant make it tomorrow. Are you going to be at the shop this saturday? If so I will drive up.


Someone will be here on Saturday so I can put it on will call. :cheers:


Hopefully bringing two buddies, one with a GLHS

Oh hell yeah


-J

rrunner68
08-30-2010, 12:26 PM
Someone will be here on Saturday so I can put it on will call. :cheers:



Oh hell yeah


-J

Bryce, you want him to just give it to me? I can then just give it to you at Chicken Pie Diner on Wed.....

RobNoLimit
08-30-2010, 12:32 PM
Looks like tues will be fun. And, I'd like to thank everybody keeping this on the forefront. I have invited hundreds of people out, but Cad got to the right group. Adams has been around for quite a while, and the guys running the tues/thurs night program are working hard to keep it going. Riverside is not the easiest place to run a track, and every dollar helps. So, thanks for showing up and have a great time. BTW O.C. may be short, but we had a lot of fun there last yr.:smoke:

RobNoLimit
08-30-2010, 12:33 PM
Oops, sorry, Chad, not Cad

Bryce
08-30-2010, 02:26 PM
Bryce, you want him to just give it to me? I can then just give it to you at Chicken Pie Diner on Wed.....

Dan, that would be awesome. It depends; if I drive up there saturday I was hoping to get a tour. Jason, is that still a possibility? Thanks for the offer dan, I will call you tomorrow.

Bryce
08-30-2010, 07:48 PM
Jason, would you have it ready to bring this tuesday? If so, Dan can you pick it up?

I will calling you both tomorrow to confirm!

Thanks to both of you.

406 Q-ship
08-30-2010, 07:51 PM
When and where is the meeting place? I will be leaving from Anahiem Hills around 4ish.

DFRESH
08-30-2010, 08:40 PM
Jack in the Box off of the second exit on the 60 Fwy is where we will meet. I'm pulling out of here around 3:00--want to be there early to miss traffic. Looks like I will be bringing a friend from work with me. I'll be there around 4:00 or so--see whoever's coming then.

Doug

rrunner68
08-31-2010, 05:44 AM
Unfortunately I am out. I was doing my pre-race checks on te car last night and discovered that my PS pump drip has evolved into a PS pump leak. I'd like to have the car sorted for Camrillo and Button willow at the end of the month, so I'm not gonna push my luck. Good luck tonight guys

08-31-2010, 10:11 AM
I think I can rent one at the Adams' but does anyone have an extra helmet by chance?

thanks, Matt

Nessumsar
08-31-2010, 10:18 AM
It looks as though I am out as well. Had somethings come up this week with higher priority. I will be out at the Labor Day event at the OC Fairgrounds though.

DFRESH
08-31-2010, 01:26 PM
Geez--my 5 year old is ill---ain't gonna make it now----why is it that everything works against you when u have one day set aside to do this kind of fun thing?

69camarokid
08-31-2010, 09:46 PM
Well i was there, but alas my car was not. It sprung a gas leak at the alignment shop this morning and i couldnt get it fixed in time. I still went down to check it out withmy buddy nad we ran his 350Z, lots of fun ven as a passenger.

Ill be out there beating my maro next week for sure!

Bryce
09-01-2010, 05:41 AM
Unfortunately I am out. I was doing my pre-race checks on te car last night and discovered that my PS pump drip has evolved into a PS pump leak. I'd like to have the car sorted for Camrillo and Button willow at the end of the month, so I'm not gonna push my luck. Good luck tonight guys

Bummer Dan, sorry about your car.

rrunner68
09-01-2010, 06:25 AM
Bummer Dan, sorry about your car.

It was coming. Can't expect a band-aid to stick forever, lol. I've gotta call the guys today, but the intent is to have a new pump and box on by camrillo.

TCI Engineering
09-01-2010, 07:12 AM
We weren't able to make it out either. Sal and I thrashed on this car for a week to change it from a straight line vehicle to something that can turn. Only to have the car fight us tooth and nail at the track. We were so exhausted by the end of the event all we wanted to do was pass out in front of a TV with a beer in our hand.

We should have it up and running again in the coming weeks so I hope to take it to Adam's.


-J

406 Q-ship
09-01-2010, 09:48 AM
I finally make it out there and all you guys flake.......LOL

To everyone who hates the tire cicane on the back straight. I did an awesome job wiping them out on my first run, tires were flying, my tires were screaming for mercy, the front bumper took it on the chin.

RobNoLimit
09-01-2010, 11:12 AM
Well, the Q-ship was fun to watch, finally someone else as wide as me trying to get through the tires. Good to know that the black streaks buff off pretty easy. Last night i ran a personal best 48.46 sec lap. So she is getting a bit faster. had a great time, see you guys in O.C. for labor day.

406 Q-ship
09-01-2010, 11:16 AM
Well, the Q-ship was fun to watch, finally someone else as wide as me trying to get through the tires. Good to know that the black streaks buff off pretty easy. Last night i ran a personal best 48.46 sec lap. So she is getting a bit faster. had a great time, see you guys in O.C. for labor day.

Thanks for the advice to get through those tires (like threading a needle with an aircraft carrier) once I turned in to the first tire earlier all was well and my line improved.

TCI Engineering
09-01-2010, 11:19 AM
Damn Rob, that's flying. Congrats on the NPB. :cheers:

-J

Chad-1stGen
09-01-2010, 11:31 AM
Congratz Rob. Karl, sorry I missed out on your maiden voyage out to Adams. Sounds like another fun Tuesday night!

rrunner68
09-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Yeah, thats an awesome run. I really want to get back out there to bust out a 47 and put mopars back on top.

406 Q-ship
09-01-2010, 01:56 PM
I wiggled'r down to a 50.83 on the last run (in the dark) of my maiden voyage out at Adams. Had alot of 51.1's, with more seat time I could really get a nice number there.

rrunner68
09-01-2010, 02:38 PM
Yeah, after all my second session was botched for me, I left feeling like there was a lot on the table.

CarlC
09-01-2010, 03:43 PM
You guys had a rough one yesterday Jason. I hope the car didn't get too hurt at the end.

When's the next date for Adam's?

rrunner68
09-01-2010, 04:41 PM
At least October for me. Between Camrillo and Buttonwillow at the end of the month, I want to keep the car fresh.

69sponge
09-01-2010, 08:57 PM
Oh Yea.. Karl did a nice job on those poor tires.When i came around the corner to that section the track guy was running all over the place.He was trying and gather up tires and wave the flag at the same time.

slow4dr
09-01-2010, 09:14 PM
You guys had a rough one yesterday Jason. I hope the car didn't get too hurt at the end.

When's the next date for Adam's?


I thought the day was going to be a total loss.......then I got to ride in Penny with Mary driving. :cheers:

79-TA
09-04-2010, 10:41 PM
Ok, here's the video of my Trans Am laying down a smoke screen a couple of weeks ago at AMP. Commentary courtesy of Jon and the stig.

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RobNoLimit
09-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Hey guys, its cooling off, so lets get back out for some fun. let me know when you want to go back out.

69camarokid
09-09-2010, 12:23 PM
i was there last week with my 69. There were alot of third gen camaros but no 60s or 70s pro-touring cars.

Last week was my first time on the track ever in any car. I will be there for the next two weeks, then ill be gone for school.

Best i laid down was a 52.53 but thats with 3 inches of dead steering, bald front tires, and a passenger. I think i can get it down to the 50s next week. soooooo stoked to go again.

79-TA
09-09-2010, 12:26 PM
School has already started for me, but I should see if I can make once more before things get busy. If I get the Trans Am all sealed up, I'll look into going next week (9-14.)

TCI Engineering
09-09-2010, 01:22 PM
Don will be out there with his '32 again next week so I will stop by. He just swapped out the worn clutch type posi for a gear type so hopefully it won't be an oversteering fest. He is trying to get sponsored on wheels so he can have an extra set with sticky tires for track days.

-J

TCI Engineering
09-10-2010, 08:41 AM
Evan just told me that Sal is finally bringing out the Camaro next week.

*giggity*

-J

Chad-1stGen
09-10-2010, 04:04 PM
I need to get off my lazy but and determine the source of some brake noise I have but I'm candidate for next Tuesday.

69camarokid
09-12-2010, 09:08 AM
sweet then i will see you guys there this upcoming week!
Im so excited to go again!

IU finally got rid of bald front tires and threw on some falken azenis. This should def increase my traction. Also i may have fixed my steering, but i wont know til i test it after work today. Hope its fixed so i can lay down some decent times. Gotta beat my buddys modded 350z's time

RobNoLimit
09-13-2010, 07:36 AM
I'll see you there.

RobNoLimit
09-13-2010, 11:54 AM
OK, just for fun, i was thinking about this over the weekend. So, you to an autocross and run your car. Are you running hard? Is your car setting good times? Are you a croud pleaser? How do you know?I came up with some ways to be sure, and you guys can add you're own,:fingersx:
1. Does the croud gather to watch you run?
2. Is there a croud around your car in the pit area?
3. Do you leave a cloud of smoke at the start/finish line?
4. Does the announcer cheer you on?
5. Does the announcer heckle you?
6. Do other drivers want to ride in your car?
7. Do spectators want to ride in your car?
8. Do your friends and family NOT want to ride in your car?
9. Does the announcer 'ready' the cone crew as you start a run?
10. Does the announcer name a cone after you?
Any more?:cheers:

TCI Engineering
09-13-2010, 01:12 PM
OK, just for fun, i was thinking about this over the weekend. So, you to an autocross and run your car. Are you running hard? Is your car setting good times? Are you a croud pleaser? How do you know?I came up with some ways to be sure, and you guys can add you're own,:fingersx:
1. Does the croud gather to watch you run?
2. Is there a croud around your car in the pit area?
3. Do you leave a cloud of smoke at the start/finish line?
4. Does the announcer cheer you on?
5. Does the announcer heckle you?
6. Do other drivers want to ride in your car?
7. Do spectators want to ride in your car?
8. Do your friends and family NOT want to ride in your car?
9. Does the announcer 'ready' the cone crew as you start a run?
10. Does the announcer name a cone after you?
Any more?:cheers:

#10 Can not be topped


-J

406 Q-ship
09-13-2010, 02:00 PM
1. Does the croud gather to watch you run?
Snickering rather than to watch
2. Is there a croud around your car in the pit area?
More of the snickering along with some pointing.
3. Do you leave a cloud of smoke at the start/finish line?
Does blue smoke count?
4. Does the announcer cheer you on?
Is that geer or cheer.
5. Does the announcer heckle you?
Until I point the car at the annoucing booth......under that cloud of smoke......hee hee hee
6. Do other drivers want to ride in your car?
To see the improper line.
7. Do spectators want to ride in your car?
Health insurance paid up?
8. Do your friends and family NOT want to ride in your car?
Family isn't allowed in public unsupervised, friends who has friends?
9. Does the announcer 'ready' the cone crew as you start a run?
No, but the cone crew does run for cover.
10. Does the announcer name a cone after you?
They put out a hit on me in the name of the cones.
Any more?:cheers:

:2nd:

79-TA
09-14-2010, 11:29 AM
Well, this week isn't going to happen for me . . . now don't the rest of you start bailing out. I ended up having to work on other people's cars at the cost of neglecting my own for a bit longer.

rrunner68
09-14-2010, 12:18 PM
Yeah, unfortunately, my wife is out of town for another month, So I have to do all the dad stuff like rescuing kids and stuff.

TCI Engineering
09-15-2010, 07:40 AM
Wellllllllll, last night was..........interesting.

A 350Z lost a wheel, Don ended up in the dirt in the '32 and we killed the tranny in the Camaro.


Sal made 5 timed laps and the tranny let go on the 5th lap. Evan was riding shotgun on all laps except for the last one.

Lap #1 = 49.09
Lap #2 = 108.71 *flagged*
Lap #3 = 49.10
Lap #4 = 48.06
Lap #5 = 51.75 (he was coasting the whole last turn and straight)

I think Sal will be back next Tuesday providing we can get the tranny fixed. It was nice to meet you Justin and it was good to see you again Paul.

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Don doing some last minute adjustments(disconnecting the rear anti-sway bar)
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-J

RobNoLimit
09-15-2010, 07:55 AM
Well yes, that was an interesting night. I hope that everything damaged is fixable. The camaro is pretty impressive, Sal did a good job for the first outing. Glad to see he made it out. I'm off to find fittings.

69camarokid
09-15-2010, 10:35 AM
IT was fgeat meeting you guys from TCI as well. I had a blast on the course and hope you guys get your tranny issue resolved. If i can get my steering fixed then ill see you guys there next week.

Looks like someday when i have cash ill have to be checking out your guys' suspension products, cus i could only run a best of 51.13 on my stock style suspension.

TCI Engineering
09-15-2010, 11:55 AM
IT was fgeat meeting you guys from TCI as well. I had a blast on the course and hope you guys get your tranny issue resolved. If i can get my steering fixed then ill see you guys there next week.

Looks like someday when i have cash ill have to be checking out your guys' suspension products, cus i could only run a best of 51.13 on my stock style suspension.


I think you've done great already. I could see some time being picked up by more negative camber and/or camber gain.

Check out the positive angle of your outside tire vs. the other two Camaros.

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-J

RobNoLimit
10-16-2010, 10:44 AM
OK guys, I'm planning to go out on tuesday the 26th, last chance before SEMA and the Optima OUSCI. Let me now if your coming and I'll put your name on the sign-in list. See you there.

RobNoLimit
10-27-2010, 07:39 AM
Went to Adams last night. While it was kind of lonely, (no other muscle), it was a great night at the track. A low car count gave us lots of runs. 6 in the first session, and 5 in the second. The truck handles great, totaly different feel. Brakes are fantastic. I ran a best of 48.06 on my last lap. For the first time I thought i could use more power. it's a whole new ballgame. here's a heads-up. Last sunday I went with a few guys down to Perris Raceway, They let us put a few cars on thier cart track. It is a .5 mi. lap, tighter than Adams, with a great 6 turn mid-section, and a cool elevation change. They are open to an autocross once a month starting in feb or march. I will keep you posted.

rrunner68
10-27-2010, 08:36 AM
Tighter than adams? Sounds scary.

TCI Engineering
10-27-2010, 09:09 AM
Went to Adams last night. While it was kind of lonely, (no other muscle), it was a great night at the track. A low car count gave us lots of runs. 6 in the first session, and 5 in the second. The truck handles great, totaly different feel. Brakes are fantastic. I ran a best of 48.06 on my last lap. For the first time I thought i could use more power. it's a whole new ballgame. here's a heads-up. Last sunday I went with a few guys down to Perris Raceway, They let us put a few cars on thier cart track. It is a .5 mi. lap, tighter than Adams, with a great 6 turn mid-section, and a cool elevation change. They are open to an autocross once a month starting in feb or march. I will keep you posted.

I think we'll be back out at Adam's next Tuesday with the Camaro.

That's great news about Perris, the more the merrier.

-J

69camarokid
11-26-2010, 03:40 PM
ill be seeing u guys there again soon. i have school every tuesday til 10 but ill be out in a few weeks and then ill be at adams pretty much every tuesday since ill have the free time.
cant wait to slide the camaro around some corners again.

Also, and this should make a few of you chuckle. My buddy with the 350z ( the one who lost his tire and crashed) got his car fixed and wants to come on back again. haha

rrunner68
11-26-2010, 08:31 PM
ill be seeing u guys there again soon. i have school every tuesday til 10 but ill be out in a few weeks and then ill be at adams pretty much every tuesday since ill have the free time.
cant wait to slide the camaro around some corners again.

Also, and this should make a few of you chuckle. My buddy with the 350z ( the one who lost his tire and crashed) got his car fixed and wants to come on back again. haha

So what actually caused the wheel to come off?

TCI Engineering
01-25-2011, 11:49 AM
With RTTC quickly approaching we are planning to make a trip out to Adam's to knock the dust off the Camaro. We might even take Licata's Falcon out there and do some testing with it as well. I'm curious how that car will do with the coil spring front end, 11" brakes, peg leg, and drums out back. LOL

-J

Bryce
01-25-2011, 06:25 PM
With RTTC quickly approaching we are planning to make a trip out to Adam's to knock the dust off the Camaro. We might even take Licata's Falcon out there and do some testing with it as well. I'm curious how that car will do with the coil spring front end, 11" brakes, peg leg, and drums out back. LOL

-J

Let me know when you are going.I will try and make it up there!

TCI Engineering
01-26-2011, 10:15 AM
Let me know when you are going.I will try and make it up there!

I'll post up what day we're going.

-J

SIK02SS
02-01-2011, 02:26 PM
So what actually caused the wheel to come off?

Usually it's lack of torquing the lug nuts. That's a big reminder to everyone that goes to this. TORQUE ALL YOUR LUG NUTS PRIOR!! :)

RobNoLimit
02-02-2011, 09:23 AM
I went out last night. Nice prctice weather. A few new faces, our local Mustang guy (new) Had his '10 Boss out, and unfortunately may now be looking for an aftermarket front bumper/spoiler. I can tell I'm a bit rusty, but it was a fun night. See you next week, feb.8

rrunner68
02-02-2011, 10:54 AM
I did a local SCCA practice this weekend. Gotta get the cobwebs out, LOL. You'll be at RTTC, right Rob?

TCI Engineering
02-02-2011, 12:30 PM
We'll see you out there next week Rob.

-J

RobNoLimit
02-02-2011, 05:47 PM
Ahh ,, what? .. .. ... ... .. RTTC? ... . . . . . . . . . ...HELL YES!!! See ya there!

TCI Engineering
02-03-2011, 10:18 AM
Ahh ,, what? .. .. ... ... .. RTTC? ... . . . . . . . . . ...HELL YES!!! See ya there!

@ Adam's

We're going with the Camaro and Licata's Falcon.

-J

Chad-1stGen
02-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Damn, you guys have been turning some fast times. Having a new job sucks! I've been pretty much off the grid for cars and PT.com since October. Trying to get more active again. RTTC II can reinvigerate me.

Then its back to Adam's to try and turn some faster times :)

TCI Engineering
03-23-2011, 01:26 PM
We're going to try and get out there next Tuesday(3-29) to get some seat time before Del Mar. Anybody else going?

-J

rrunner68
03-23-2011, 07:44 PM
I'll try to make it. Have to see how the car is after the drive up to Pleasanton and back, LOL.

RobNoLimit
03-31-2011, 06:57 AM
Tuesday we went out to Adams with Bret Voekel (RideTech) and his 69 Mustang. We had spent about four hrs in the shop on scales and alignment and it seams to have paid off. He ran four laps in the 47's, with a fast lap of 47.30 !!!!!! Now he says he's ready for Del-Mar. BTW, it's on Shockwaves to boot.

TCI Engineering
03-31-2011, 07:50 AM
NICE!!! That had to have opened some sport compact eyes for sure. Don couldn't say enough good things about you and the help you provided. We appreciate it as well in our absence.

I can only hope this motivates Sal to get back out there.

-J

RobNoLimit
05-01-2011, 03:35 PM
Don't let these chances for cheap seat time pass you by. If you haven't been out to do this yet, your missing out. As the sun is out a bit longer, the croud is growing. If we can show enough interest with american muscle, AMP will set us out one wed. night each month for just us. we need to show we can bring 30 - 40 cars out. The managment is talking about a $50 run all night, from 6 to 10 pm. Grab some friends and come on out. We'll be there may 3 with the 'bullit and the J.T. See ya there

RobNoLimit
05-03-2011, 06:52 AM
Tonight will be a good one. Good air and a warm track

TCI Engineering
05-03-2011, 09:20 AM
Don't let these chances for cheap seat time pass you by. If you haven't been out to do this yet, your missing out. As the sun is out a bit longer, the croud is growing. If we can show enough interest with american muscle, AMP will set us out one wed. night each month for just us. we need to show we can bring 30 - 40 cars out. The managment is talking about a $50 run all night, from 6 to 10 pm. Grab some friends and come on out. We'll be there may 3 with the 'bullit and the J.T. See ya there

I have been trying for months to get Sal out there. I am about ready to start running my daily driver just to get a fix.

We won't be taking the Camaro anytime soon because Toyo is taking the car for a couple months.

-J

RobNoLimit
05-03-2011, 12:34 PM
Just go get James Elco and meet us out there. The Dueces Wild guys are bringing there black ford down.

Chad-1stGen
05-03-2011, 12:47 PM
Sounds like fun. Wish I could join you tonight!

TCI Engineering
05-03-2011, 02:29 PM
Just go get James Elco and meet us out there. The Dueces Wild guys are bringing there black ford down.

I talked to Don earlier about going down there tonight but he is still sore from Super Chevy. He made 50 something runs between Sat & Sun and he's still got manual steering.

-J

RobNoLimit
05-04-2011, 11:51 AM
Had a great time last night. Out J.T. '72 ran a 51.27 lap, and had 6 laps under 52 sec. Thats the best it's ever done by far. The '55 ran fast as well. 5 laps under 48.5, with a fast lap of 48.27. it suffered some heating issues, I hope I didn't roast a head gasket. going to test it tonight. :(

killerjay
05-08-2011, 09:12 PM
Had a great time last night. Out J.T. '72 ran a 51.27 lap, and had 6 laps under 52 sec. Thats the best it's ever done by far. The '55 ran fast as well. 54 laps under 48.5, with a fast lap of 48.27. it suffered some heating issues, I hope I didn't roast a head gasket. going to test it tonight. :(

Rob is that the same lay out as we ran for the No Limit Challenge. (SpeedTech Jay)

RobNoLimit
06-01-2011, 06:39 AM
Yes, the afternoon layout, (without the front chicane). We're planning to go out June 7th, if anyone can make it.

RobNoLimit
08-06-2011, 12:22 PM
It's been a while since we've been out, but we are planning on going out Tues. Aug 9th. Drive magazine did a nice little article on AMP, so I think there will be a big croud. Come on out and join the fun.

79-TA
08-08-2011, 10:02 PM
I'm looking at going tomorrow as well. I'll try to be in the first session.

08-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Brett, you still thinking of going? I might make it out as well.

Matt

RobNoLimit
08-09-2011, 11:33 AM
Come on guys, it's not even hot today. only 83* should be a fun night.

79-TA
08-09-2011, 02:10 PM
Hmm, who else can we get to go at the last minute?

Nessumsar
08-09-2011, 03:01 PM
I can't make it tonight, the only night I get with the wife this week.

Have fun!

RobNoLimit
08-10-2011, 01:15 PM
Hey Brett, did you make it home OK?

79-TA
08-10-2011, 01:21 PM
Yep, the tire held up fine. Dunlop makes a pretty tough tire. I'll order a replacement from tirerack later today.

I need to get that fender lip the rest of the way back in place. It rubbed a few more times on the way home, but left no visible marks.

Chad-1stGen
08-10-2011, 04:40 PM
Hey Brett, did you make it home OK?

Spill the beans. What happened?

79-TA
08-11-2011, 11:46 AM
I put my right front wheel on the curbing coming out of the banked turn. It was enough to push the tire up into the fender. After it hit, it brought the fender lip down with it and the fender lip started to slice the tire. I pulled off track the first chance I had, so nothing got hurt. The tire held air and got me home.

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I ordered a replacement from tirerack yesterday. Less than 24 hours after ordering, it's already at my house. Tirerack moves fast!

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79-TA
08-12-2011, 12:57 AM
Ok, people, who's up for getting a group together for either of the next two Tuesdays?

tom_a
08-12-2011, 10:10 PM
Ok, people, who's up for getting a group together for either of the next two Tuesdays?

I might be up for it. It would be my first time other than taking a few laps years ago in a go kart. Any more takers?

08-13-2011, 08:43 AM
Yes! I'm up for a trip in a couple of weeks. I didn't make it last Tuesday because of electrical issues. I need to send some stuff back to ISIS (that I broke), then I'll be in business.

Matt

RobNoLimit
08-13-2011, 08:54 AM
I'll be there tues the 16th. last tune before the teardown.

79-TA
08-16-2011, 11:26 AM
I won't be making it out today, but I'm still looking at next week.

RobNoLimit
08-18-2011, 10:23 PM
Well, count me out for a few weeks. Leak down showed low cyl. in #1, & #8. Hence the smoke it was coughing out. Sad part of the leak down test is that it showed the leaks to the bottm side. - I would much rather just pull the heads (which appear to be perfect) So out it came, ..... the culprit? ..... disintegrating ring lands, and thus cracked rings. Luckily no cyl. damage. Looks like constant checking saved us a bunch. Seems to have been some detonation as the root cause. I was going to swap intakes and injection to a 5.0 long runner style this week, now I'll have a bit more work to do. The question is, should I swap in the custom grind Bennet Racing cam thats been on the shelf waiting for it's turn? Hmmm. Anyway, it may be th '46 in Cost-Mesa. Topless it is.

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-06-2011, 01:39 PM
Don is taking the '32 out there tonight. He has the power steering dialed in(no leaks) and he threw on a bigger front sway bar. Oh yeah, and he's running the R888's from the Super Chevy event instead of the NT05's for the goodguys events. He's hoping to dip into the 49.XX's.


-J

RobNoLimit
09-06-2011, 03:07 PM
I may swing by in the JT. probably won't run, but i'd like to see Don go at it.

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-06-2011, 03:20 PM
I have my fingers crossed that all goes well and he has a new personal best to brag about.

I have family coming into town so once again I can't make it.

-J

Bryce
09-07-2011, 04:47 AM
Jason, results?

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-07-2011, 07:27 AM
Don kicked butt last night. He knocked 2 full seconds off his previous best time. 48.37 is now his new personal best and he backed that up with 4 other runs in the 48.xx range. He only stayed for one session and he plans on going back next week to get more seat time with the changes he's made. The chicane is still an area where he won't run 10/10's just due to the fact that the fiberglass fenders will be destroyed if he clips a tire.

He's got a bunch of pics on a disc so as soon as I get my hands on it I will post them.

It was nice to hear him completely excited about the car again after all he's been through with it the last few months.

-J

79-TA
09-07-2011, 05:08 PM
Did you notice if the tire chicane was set up any differently (or tighter) than usual last night? My cousin went there for the first time yesterday in his Mustang and could not believe how much he had to slow down the tire chicane. It never phased me that much, so I was wondering if they might have had some inconsistency in where they set the chicane.

09-07-2011, 10:35 PM
Did you notice if the tire chicane was set up any differently (or tighter) than usual last night? My cousin went there for the first time yesterday in his Mustang and could not believe how much he had to slow down the tire chicane. It never phased me that much, so I was wondering if they might have had some inconsistency in where they set the chicane.

It was so narrow when I went a few weeks ago, I think I had to slow down to 20ish mph. Not only that but when they put it up they moved it towards the right side of the track so that if you took it at much of an angle you'd end up off track. I wish they'd use cones. The way it was set up could do a lot of damage to a car if a driver made an error.

Matt

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-08-2011, 07:52 AM
Don didn't mention anything about the tires moving. He's been there a few times the past few weeks.

I agree that they need to use cones instead of tires.

-J

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-08-2011, 11:43 AM
Don just sent me an e-mail stating that Adam's uploaded some pics onto their Facebook account. I can't view them at work to confirm but here is the provided link.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.216213521770834.51692.167812763277577&type=1

-J

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-09-2011, 09:15 AM
Enjoy!

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-J

79-TA
09-12-2011, 04:28 PM
I'll be going again tomorrow. This will be the Trans Am's last hurrah before getting parked for a while.

79-TA
09-13-2011, 10:00 PM
I can't win today.

Work got out super late and I didn't get home until 6:20. I thought about calling the AMP trip off, but my friend was going, so I couldn't just leave him stranded on his first trip.

I had to quick buy a dust cap, as I lost one during the little Costa Mesa autocross.

Then filling up the car and stopping by my grandparents for the 91 fast track pass took time.

Once well on my way, I realized I forgot my helmet.

I got to Adam's just in the nick of time to run, which meant I couldn't let my car cool off from the heat soak from the drive up.

I had to rent a random helmet for 5 dollars.

Despite being night, and cooler than last week, it still wasn't cold enough to help my cars heating problem in Riverside.

The car did the same ol' thing where it doesn't want to respond off of corners and kills my time.

The driver did the same ol' thing where he drives super timid with a heating car.

I ended up running a 52.8. For reference, my very first time out in my stock fox Mustang, I ran a low 53. My first time out in my Trans Am a year ago, complete with leaking valve covers, dying transmission, and a bit of tire rub, resulted in a 50 something. So, the car and I were freaking slow. Again. That's the 3rd event in a row now.

I left, only to realize that I still had the rented helmet in my car and they, in turn, had my driver's license.

Turning around to return the helmet put me just outside my fuel window for making it back home. I had to stop for gas.

I borrowed a Contour camera from my cousin and was looking forward to some decent in car video for a change.

I realized I forgot to put the micro SD card and ended up with nothing. I consoled myself by filming some of the drive home.

I normally have tacos with my friends on Tuesday. We normally loiter outside Rubios long after it closes, so I can still catch them even if I do make a trip out to AMP. This time, they had disbanded before I arrived.

Now I'm going to stay up late and get some things ready for school.

And I stupidly said I'd rig up some brakes on an old FSAE car at school for the purposes of towing tomorrow morning.

I hate Tuesdays.

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-28-2011, 08:00 AM
We did a little testing last night with James' El Camino. Unfortunately, the track layout was completely different so all previous runs could not be used as a base line.

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-J

Bryce
09-28-2011, 03:11 PM
nice torque arm!

79-TA
09-29-2011, 11:27 PM
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Yea, they tried the new "Super S" layout. They basically stuck as many curves in the track as possible. My cousin was there last night with his 2011 5.0 Mustang and said it was super tight. He ran a 57.62 and was the 7th quickest car out of all 3 sessions. I hope they use the old layout on some nights. I'd like to be able to compare future times with some of my old ones.

Sales-TCI-Eng
09-30-2011, 07:04 AM
Mike said they would do the original layout 2 times a month. He also said we could vote on the layout at their facebook page.

-J

Sales-TCI-Eng
10-19-2011, 09:52 AM
Sal and I went to help Don in the '32 last night. They were running the standard track layout and there were a ton of cars. The first session we were just trying to get the car to stick. There were a number of fast cars there including a couple 400WHP STI's, GT500, M6, a nicely modded EVO X shod with sticky tires, a R34 Skyline, and of course a number of Miatas.

A little back story. Don found out last week he hasn't had full throttle. A little modification to the cable and that was cured. He also just installed some 6 piston calipers up front to replace the 4 pistons he had. Between these two things the car now accelerates much quicker and stops much better. Pretty much rendering his previous experience behind the wheel useless because he felt like it was a whole new car.

The first session he came out swinging, immediately matching his previous best of mid 48's. In spite of him having a hard time controlling the power. He just felt unsettled because the car was not only power oversteering but it also had some understeer.(He had backed off on the alignment running almost zero camber) We played with the tire pressure on each set of runs trying to find a sweet spot for the new found power. By the end of the session he was starting to get acclimated to his new braking points and corner exit power-on and ended up in the top 10.

The 2nd session had 17 cars total. Don was fired up and extremely motivated to get his 47.XX pass. Unfortunately, he got a little too agressive and ended up in the dirt at the end of the first timed lap. He kept it away from the light poles but he went for a pretty scary ride. He pulled back into the pits so we could make sure everything was ok. After a quick lookover everything looked good so he prepared to go back out. Sal and I had been tracking the progress of his lap times on our phones and he was definitely on the fastest run up to the point of going off track. Don made a joke about finding the limit so now he will back off just a little bit.

He heads out once again. I clicked my phone at the start/stop point they use for the official timing. The car looks good through the tire chicane and into the right hand off camber u-turn. After that quick little S he is on the gas early and on a mission down the straight. The car sounds real good coming by the pits. He nails the brakes and manueveres through that slight right and into the left hand u-turn. He has a bit of understeer through the u-turn and gets back on the gas. Coming down the straight I hear the car bounce off the rev-limiter in 2nd(never heard that happen before). Into the long right hander and onto the front straight in front of the stands. He weaves through the back section and heads on to the back straight. The car understeer slightly around that right hander before the straight. He's on the gas and the car manages to get into 3rd gear down the straight. On the brakes hard, (I click the lap button on my phone) and he throws it through the chicane. I look down at my phone and it says.............47.53. I know there is a bunch of margin for error but then I hear the announcer say "forty seven eighty four". I was so excited I didn't even bother paying attention to the 2nd & 3rd lap. I walked up to Mike(the starting line guy) and asked him to confirm the time. He didn't have the numbers but he was skeptical the '32 had ran that fast. He said "There's no way he picked up a half second". One of the ladies standing there said "It was the Miata that ran the 47.84". I walked away with my slumped. I told Don that I was sure it was him that had ran the 47.

We headed back up top side after those laps and loaded the car on the trailer. We had to wait almost 20 minutes for them to post the results but Don did in fact run a 47.84 on that lap. The incredible thing though, he ran a 47.02 on lap #2. This put him in the 3rd fastest spot for the night.

Needless to say, we couldn't be more proud of his accomplisments. Congrats Don!

-J

Bryce
10-19-2011, 10:09 AM
Congrats Guys!

79-TA
10-19-2011, 02:55 PM
Starting line Mike . . . unless you're in a JDM machine, he'll have a hard time believing your car did anything not terrible.

Sales-TCI-Eng
10-19-2011, 03:20 PM
LMAO

It will be interesting to see if he even noticed what Don ran when we go next week.

-J

mpozzi
10-19-2011, 04:22 PM
Congrats and an excellent accomplishment. Hope to bring my orange hunk o' junk out there and play with you guys sometime.

Mary Pozzi

solarguy09
10-19-2011, 06:19 PM
Congrats...

The writing was like I was there...I wish I was.
Nice Job with the '32....

RobNoLimit
10-19-2011, 06:54 PM
that's cool. - and fast. good job guys, hope Don can set the record straight in Del Mar in the fall.

Sales-TCI-Eng
10-20-2011, 10:29 AM
Congrats and an excellent accomplishment. Hope to bring my orange hunk o' junk out there and play with you guys sometime.

Mary Pozzi

As much as I enjoy the WRX's, S2K's and EVO's I'd love to see you kick some sport compact butt.


that's cool. - and fast. good job guys, hope Don can set the record straight in Del Mar in the fall.

He is very excited about going head to head against the same two cars from last year. Both with no fenders and a whole lot more tire than him. However, the car will be a handful on a small course. How's the engine coming along?

-J

79-TA
10-20-2011, 02:21 PM
Congrats and an excellent accomplishment. Hope to bring my orange hunk o' junk out there and play with you guys sometime.

Mary Pozzi

Hopefully sooner than later. If you're feeling really ambitious, maybe you guys should make a detour by AMP on your way back from the OUSCI.

Sales-TCI-Eng
10-20-2011, 03:22 PM
I also forgot to mention that they ran a mix of time attack and drifting last weekend that was a huge success. They plan on doing that at least once a month now.

-J

RobNoLimit
10-21-2011, 06:25 PM
The friday night tune sessions (mix) are great. LOTS of laps. Motor is back in the 'bullet, now it's 1/2 apart for a paint touch up. On the dyno wed for final tune before SEMA. It fells REALLY strong, we had 336 hp at the wheels before the carnage, i'm guessing 370 now. we'll see.

mpozzi
10-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Hopefully sooner than later. If you're feeling really ambitious, maybe you guys should make a detour by AMP on your way back from the OUSCI.

Wish I could, Brett. I return back to the salt mines that Tuesday ...

Sometime ...

Mary P.

79-TA
10-21-2011, 08:27 PM
I'll have to try to check one of the Friday events out in the next few weeks.

slow4dr
10-24-2011, 11:46 AM
FWIW: That test run session was on Saturday not Friday. Mike said there were 250 or so spectators.

-J

79-TA
11-01-2011, 09:39 PM
My cousin went to AMP again with his Mustang, but this time on Hankook RS-3's. He ran a 48.4. Some guy in a Miata managed to get his car sideways. Not drifty sideways, but he put the car on its side. I wish I had gone so I could see how that was even possible.


**update**
Apparently tonight's event was cancelled due to high winds. Maybe that will allow some of us to try for this in February? You know, as sort of a pre-RTTC shakedown for our cars.

RobNoLimit
11-08-2011, 12:49 PM
It's on tonight. be there - or be square!!!!

79-TA
11-08-2011, 10:57 PM
I heard the 48 Hour Camaro showed up. How did everything go?

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-09-2011, 12:18 PM
LOL, was James driving it? I saw him driving it up and down Brooks a couple times yesterday.

-J

RobNoLimit
11-09-2011, 05:06 PM
Yes, James ran all three sessions. The last session was light, so you got four timed laps per outing. Lots of laps. Here's the shocker, - 47.04!!!!!!!! thats fast. hats off to crosby. Brett's best is 47.24 in the mustang, so he says he'll be back out in a few weeks, after Scottsdale. Good run James.

LM7_67
11-15-2011, 11:38 AM
So who wants to join me there on the 22nd? Would love to see some of the PT folks out there.

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-15-2011, 11:57 AM
Hey Tom

Check out Adams Facebook page. They are doing something special on the 22nd so next week would be perfect. They will be running 4 timed laps instead of 3.

Don will be there with the '32. Hopefully he will have the panhard bar installed by then. That old drag race track bar has done well but it is finally time to upgrade. He is already chasing that 46.XX lap.

-J

mpozzi
11-15-2011, 12:59 PM
If I can get all my work done, this might be doable ...

Mary P.

79-TA
11-15-2011, 03:57 PM
Do it, Mary, do it! Maybe I can get a set of tires figured out for my Mustang for that day . . .

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-15-2011, 05:15 PM
This could shape up to be a great little meet. If we get a couple more people I will bring the BBQ and cook up some burgers and dogs.


Do it, Mary, do it! Maybe I can get a set of tires figured out for my Mustang for that day . . .

What size do you need Brett?

-J

LM7_67
11-15-2011, 11:06 PM
c'mon Mary & Brett!!

Rob?
Jon?
Doug?
Matt?
Carl?
Chad?
Bryce?
Kyle?
everyone else?

79-TA
11-15-2011, 11:13 PM
This could shape up to be a great little meet. If we get a couple more people I will bring the BBQ and cook up some burgers and dogs.



What size do you need Brett?

-J

245 40 17. I have a set of 245 45 17 Kumho Ecsta XS tires mounted right now, but they're a little too close for comfort with the Mustang's new lower ride height.


My cousin went with his 2011 Mustang again tonight. He broke into the 46's with a 46.88.

RobNoLimit
11-15-2011, 11:23 PM
I think I can make it, good tune up for Del-Mar

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-16-2011, 01:14 PM
It turns out Don already switched over the R888's to the NT05's to be Goodguys legal. It'll be interesting to see how the times compare.


245 40 17. I have a set of 245 45 17 Kumho Ecsta XS tires mounted right now, but they're a little too close for comfort with the Mustang's new lower ride height.


My cousin went with his 2011 Mustang again tonight. He broke into the 46's with a 46.88.

Damn, I don't have any 17" autocross tires. I do have a buddy that works at Nitto though and the Warehouse is in Ontario. The NT05's are available in 235/40/17 & 255/40/17. If you're interested just shoot me a PM and I'll get you in contact with him.

Congrats to your cousin, that is flying.

-J

bret
11-16-2011, 01:32 PM
I'll be there.

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-16-2011, 01:46 PM
Excellent! I will have to rib Sal a little bit that a guy from Indiana has been to our local track more times than he has.

Since you'll be right down the street from us Bret, anyone want to meet up here at the shop and cruise over there together?

-J

bret
11-16-2011, 04:42 PM
Sounds great. Tell Sal I'll spot him half a second:)

RobNoLimit
11-16-2011, 05:14 PM
It's on like Donkey Kong!!!!!

mpozzi
11-16-2011, 06:31 PM
If you are spotting Bret half a second, will you guys spot me a full second 'cause I'm a girl?

Mary Pozzi

11-17-2011, 08:28 AM
Wish I could go, but I'll be out of town until Sunday, so I'll probably miss most of you OC guys at Del Mar too, since there isn't any autocrossing on Sunday.

I'll have to make it out some other time. I just picked up a newish "practical" and I want to take that out to see what it can do.

Have fun out there; some of you are getting really quick!

Matt

Bryce
11-17-2011, 08:32 AM
c'mon Mary & Brett!!

Rob?
Jon?
Doug?
Matt?
Carl?
Chad?
Bryce?
Kyle?
everyone else?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If I can find some time to try and get the falcon prepped I will bring it.

A two month old daughter and 12 hour work days. 6 days a week, has really been cutting into my falcon time.

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-18-2011, 08:34 AM
Sounds great. Tell Sal I'll spot him half a second:)

LMAO!!! Hopefully that statement will motivate him to get out there. He's back in a partial cast so he might just be spectating.


If you are spotting Bret half a second, will you guys spot me a full second 'cause I'm a girl?

Mary Pozzi

You need to spot us a couple seconds cause we'll be in a Ford.

-J

79-TA
11-21-2011, 12:37 PM
Any updates on who is or isn't going? I will try to go, but only as a spectator.

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-21-2011, 02:16 PM
I haven't received confirmation from Adam's whether I can BBQ or not. I will be there either way of course.

Don is thrashing on the '32 today trying to get the panhard bar installed.

In spite of being called out BIG time by Bret, Sal is still dragging his feet. LOL

Nick gave us permission to take the Falcon so we'll see if our other injured guy(Evan) will do some driving.

-J

Chad-1stGen
11-21-2011, 03:44 PM
Hmmm. I wonder if I can get out early enough to sneak over there tomorrow to watch. If I ride the hog I might be able to navigate the traffic to make it quickly. If I do, I'll bring my gopro, though I'm not sure how good it works at night.

LM7_67
11-21-2011, 10:56 PM
I'm definitely still going. It'd be cool if you could make it Chad.

RobNoLimit
11-22-2011, 11:03 AM
I'm in, mary's coming, Brett's in, Crosby's comin, Mike Sulivan should be there too.

Chad-1stGen
11-22-2011, 11:20 AM
I still might be able to come spectate but I forgot my suction cup for the gopro :(

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-22-2011, 11:42 AM
Sal is going in for an emergency surgery on his leg tonight so he is out. Evan and I are still going but with no car.

See you guys & gals there.

-J

rrunner68
11-22-2011, 01:41 PM
<------Jealous.
Have fun guys. See you at Del Mar!

slow4dr
11-22-2011, 09:00 PM
WOW, it looked like Mary was running 9/10ths and still ran a 45.6 in the first session. Congrats!

I left shortly after the 2nd session began so I didn't get the time sheet. I am sure others will chime in.

-J

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-23-2011, 08:07 AM
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-J

RobNoLimit
11-23-2011, 09:12 AM
That was a fun night. I Like the new format with four timed laps per outing. We were somewhat unprepared and still managed a best lap of 47.53 - my best ever. As always, really impressed with Tom's camaro. Brett ran the Ride Tech 48hr Camaro well into the 46's and Mary was smooth and fast, into the 45's a few times - WOW!! See you in Del Mar

Chad-1stGen
11-23-2011, 09:14 AM
Really bummed I missed it. Couldn't get away from work in time last night to make it out. Looks like a good time. 45's are cookin!

LM7_67
11-23-2011, 09:51 AM
whew, that track is a blast. I've gotta figure out a way to get there more often. Best time of the night was 47.30

Sales-TCI-Eng
11-23-2011, 10:57 AM
Congrats everyone on your killer times. I left before they posted the time sheets. Tom, can you look on your sheet and see what Don ran in the '32 for me?


-J

LM7_67
11-23-2011, 05:37 PM
Congrats everyone on your killer times. I left before they posted the time sheets. Tom, can you look on your sheet and see what Don ran in the '32 for me?


-J
I'm only seeing him on my Session 1 sheet, but best of the night was 48.95

rrunner68
11-23-2011, 08:13 PM
You guys were cooking! Is the track the same setup from last year? I only had a best of 48.7something. And Tom, what did you do to your poor Camaro?

LM7_67
11-23-2011, 08:41 PM
You guys were cooking! Is the track the same setup from last year? I only had a best of 48.7something. And Tom, what did you do to your poor Camaro?

one of the tires at the end of the long straight jumped out in front of me :doh:

btw, I've got the black stripes on my driver's door and Bret has the spoiler

79-TA
11-25-2011, 05:25 PM
I say we get Mary out there with her car again, but with some Hoosier A6's. I'm pretty sure she'd be flirting with the track record.

slow4dr
11-25-2011, 08:05 PM
I say we get Mary out there with her car again, but with some Hoosier A6's. I'm pretty sure she'd be flirting with the track record.

^^^This

79-TA
01-03-2012, 11:09 AM
I'll be taking my Mustang up to Adam's for a shakedown today. I'm not sure which session I'll make, but probably not the 6PM one. My cousin will also go, but this time he'll be trying out a friend's Evo IX RS.

79-TA
01-18-2012, 06:03 PM
So the results from two weeks ago were that I ran a 52.00 and had trouble with the shifter mechanism in my car. Whenever I have trouble with my car, I just get too worried to really push. My cousin ran a 47.38 in 7 pm session and a 46.53 in the 8 pm session in the Evo.

I went back again yesterday with a new Hurst shifter and was finally able to push the car and find the limits a bit. I ended up with a 49.18. The car has more in it. I was mostly concentrating on my approach to the chicane. I'm still not heel-toeing aggressively enough to rev match there (I'm still not used to the closer spacing with the 3.55's as compared to my 2.73's; things happen faster) so I was getting a bit of rear lockup. This caused me to give myself a little room for error so I wouldn't turn in while the rear tires were skidding.


According to the Adam's schedule, next week is supposed to be "American vs Import Winter format competition." I think winter format just refers to the fact that you get 4 timed laps per run for the sake of tire temperature. I'm not sure how they're really going to make things any different than a normal week. Maybe they'll post "winners" on facebook or something.

mpozzi
01-18-2012, 07:14 PM
Too long of a drive for me but would be fun. Got a set of sticky Ho-Ho's mounted up ...

Mary Pozzi

RobNoLimit
01-20-2012, 12:35 PM
Hmm, tues the 24th huh? maybe ridetech can my shocks back by then.

79-TA
01-23-2012, 04:56 PM
The AMP people just layed out the rules for their American vs import night. My cousin will be there with his Mustang. He should be good for 46's or 47's. We'll see how the car is on its new NT05's. I might go. Rob, what's the status on your truck?



American Cars vs Import Cars Competition Rules:
Fastest 5 American and Imports Lap Times will be totalled in the 3rd Session.
(2 runs, 4 laps per run)

Lowest total time will be the winning group (American or Import) !!!!!
Winning Group will be awarded the following prizes.
You don't have to be in the Fastest 5 to win prizes ♥ ♥

Fastest Overall
Most Consistant Run = Closest 4 lap run
Most Aggressive
Smoothest Driver

Prizes will be announced at the drivers meeting!!!!!!!

Session 1 6:00-7:00 Standard Course
Session 2 7:10-8:10 Standard Course
Session 3 8:20-9:20 "S" Course + Competition

$20 per session
$10 Ride Along pass
$3 Dollar Gate entry

79-TA
01-23-2012, 08:27 PM
Apparently this is going to be a monthly event, happening every 4th Tuesday (of the month.)

01-24-2012, 10:01 AM
Hmm, I might go, anyone else going?

Matt

79-TA
01-24-2012, 04:46 PM
I guess my cousin isn't taking his car. Bah, I'm not in a mood to see the JDM-chest pounding-fest. I only know of a couple of really quick American cars that have been to AMP and none of them seem to be going. I think we'll have to plan around some future 4th Tuesday.

mpozzi
01-24-2012, 05:00 PM
Hopefully, they'll have this during a week I'm already down there. Would be fun. On another note, I see people saying they saw results and lap times. Where are they available online?

Mary

79-TA
01-24-2012, 05:24 PM
The folks at AMP post the results to their facebook page (in the pictures.)

http://www.facebook.com/AdamsMotorsportsPark

RobNoLimit
01-25-2012, 12:46 PM
That looks oretty cool. I still don't have my rear shocks back from RideTech. there's no real reason to go out without them (or the current stand-ins) - I learned a hard lesson in Del Mar about shocks. This looks like fun if we can get a quick group out there. keep me posted. Also, mark you calander for Thursday march 29. We are hosting a track day at AMP, along with drive magazine. This is the thursday right before Del Mar Goodguys. I'll post up a thread with all the info as it is avail.

Sales-TCI-Eng
01-26-2012, 01:56 PM
None of my discussions about a track day with them ever panned out so I am glad you got someone to step up.

-J

RobNoLimit
01-27-2012, 08:33 AM
None of my discussions about a track day with them ever panned out so I am glad you got someone to step up.

-J

Let me know if you guys would like to get involved. This will be a full day event, blending into a mixed night of time attack and drifting exebition. Should be fun.

slow4dr
02-11-2012, 06:15 AM
Rob,

I spoke to Sal and he is definitely willing to help with the event on March 29th. I ended up talking to Marcel for an hour yesterday about it. I think what you guys are cooking up is exactly what I was hoping it was.

So I pose the question to the community. How many people would be willing to take off work the Thursday before Del Mar to do an inexpensive full day event at Adams?


-J

Bryce
02-11-2012, 07:28 AM
If I have my 8:1 steering done I will be there.

RobNoLimit
02-12-2012, 01:04 PM
Things are quickly taking shape here. This is turning from a media only event, to an open to american power event. We have a monday a.m. meeting set, I'll post up info after that.

02-13-2012, 01:11 PM
If everything comes together for the day before Del Mar, you can count on me!

Matt

mpozzi
02-13-2012, 01:15 PM
All depends on my eligibility to run the Autocross at Del Mar GG. Hope I can come down and have some fun at Adams.

Mary P.

chevelletiger
02-13-2012, 01:24 PM
Hey rob I would love to come check out the event is the public alowed on march 29th?my chevelle still not ready.are you going this tue?wife and I are going to watch tue.

Gandalf
02-13-2012, 02:00 PM
"How many people would be willing to take off work the Thursday before Del Mar to do an inexpensive full day event at Adams?"

"take off work" - check. "inexpensive" - check. "full day event" - check. "at Adams" (local) - check

Count me in :-)

LM7_67
02-13-2012, 10:33 PM
will leave for CA Thurs morning so I'll get to Adam's as early as I can.

Nessumsar
02-14-2012, 08:47 AM
You've got my attention Rob.

Flash68
02-14-2012, 06:29 PM
Damn that sounds like fun...

Chad-1stGen
02-15-2012, 11:02 AM
If my stupid car is ready then I will be down!

Sales-TCI-Eng
02-15-2012, 11:33 AM
Sal is pushing to have the rearend built in a hurry. He seemed hopeful that RTTC was a possibility.

-J

RobNoLimit
02-16-2012, 01:02 PM
OK, here's the scoop. It's on!!!. This is the thursday before Del-Mar, so add a day of vacation and come out for some fun. This will be open to all years american power cars and trucks. We have 75 spots total, 40 spots for 81 and older, 35 for 82 and newer. Four classes. New muscle - '82+, Muscle car - '55-'81, Hot-Rod, - '54 and older, and Truck, all years. The event runs from 8 am, til 5 pm. Lunch is provided for drivers. Car and driver = $50, Pit pass = $20, spectator = $5. This is a cash payout shoot-out, + class winners, consistancy winner, and more. Standard tech and helmets required. All of the info, sign-up sheets, directions, tech info..... will be online by monday, at www.socalchallenge.com we will also bee adding sponsors info, web links, and video. I hope you help make this a great event, as we hop to do or three of these each year. Thanks for the interest.

Nessumsar
02-16-2012, 01:25 PM
Count me in!

Sales-TCI-Eng
02-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Rob, I am trying to sneak out a little early so I can swing by the shop to talk in greater detail.

-J

RobNoLimit
02-16-2012, 08:55 PM
Great news, looks like TCI is on board as a title sponsor. More info to come.

79-TA
02-16-2012, 09:38 PM
So to clarify, are we looking at March 29th?

LM7_67
02-16-2012, 10:22 PM
starting at 8am? crap, will have to take another day off work. oh well, I'll be there.

So Cal Camaro
02-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Rob, I'm in for this since you're letting us late model guys in. I'll see if I can get Crosby to come along for this one.

RobNoLimit
02-17-2012, 08:08 AM
Yes, it's the 29th. Gates, check-in, and tech open at 8am. Track time opens at 9am. Get crosby to bring the 'elco.

Sales-TCI-Eng
02-17-2012, 04:53 PM
Rob,

I got to thinking about Star Auto Parts when I saw them delivering to your shop yesterday. Those guys have been a great asset to us so I gave them a call. They are onboard with helping out financially as well. I'll hit you up on Monday with details.

-J

79-TA
02-17-2012, 07:58 PM
When will the socalchallenge site go live?

RobNoLimit
02-18-2012, 02:25 PM
Great news! Things are moving fast and it is really shaping up to be a winner! Thanks for the help.



Rob,

I got to thinking about Star Auto Parts when I saw them delivering to your shop yesterday. Those guys have been a great asset to us so I gave them a call. They are onboard with helping out financially as well. I'll hit you up on Monday with details.

-J

RobNoLimit
02-18-2012, 02:26 PM
When will the socalchallenge site go live?

Should be up monday morning.

RobNoLimit
02-22-2012, 12:49 PM
Should be up monday morning.

The www.socalchallenge.com is up. more info comming soon.

So Cal Camaro
02-22-2012, 06:55 PM
Cool, signed up...

RobNoLimit
02-23-2012, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the tip, We added a space for year, make, model, on the sign up sheet. Keep 'em comin.