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  1. Great Event everyone. I felt like the whole thing ran great even given the wacky nature of cones and the rain. Looking forward to the next one!
    7 points
  2. Congratulations to the Phoenix AZ Solo Region for winning SCCA's 2022 Tom Burke Award for Medium Regions. Dale Shoemaker, Area 11 Director
    6 points
  3. Great job everyone getting this event in considering the wet conditions. Special kudos to equipment setup, waiver and tech staff that did the majority of their work in a soaking rain. You all ROCK!! Event Chairs were great being flexible with the conditions and it looked like we were on track to be done on time even with 5 runs each during Comp Groups. Very impressive!! Here was my 49.355, the GoPro didn't record my 49.158 fast lap. And just for fun, here was Juan trying to learn how to drive my car, in the wet, having never even sat in the driver's seat before. He did fantastic!!
    6 points
  4. Thanks Kim...was an awesome day. I think we teched 55 or 56 cars and weighed 26. Here's a time lapse I took inside the garage for most of it. Thanks to everyone for being considerate to our neighbors...and making it a great day.
    6 points
  5. Had a lot of fun today. This is my fastest competition fun 48.769 in an STS miata.
    5 points
  6. Yesterday was really fun! This was my best, 51.983.
    5 points
  7. It was for sure interesting, especially the first slippy run. Autocrossing in the wet isn't something I'd want to do often, but it was something different to mix things up.. though run group A got to experience it the best 😄 I really liked the course and would be curious how it would be with a dry and clean skidpad! Here's my fastest run (48.894):
    5 points
  8. Dale On behalf of PASR, it is an honor for the club to have received this award and recognition from the National Office for our efforts in 2022 and look forward to more great things from PASR for our members in 2023. Kim
    4 points
  9. John Hogan was the MVP of the day taking top PAX during the crappiest of the crappy..... We were all chasing him, but came up short. Modulation of the go pedal on a tail happy FWD car is still pretty tricky as this was the first time I've driven the ST in full STH trim in the wet....and yes I was pumped at the end of the run lol
    4 points
  10. I didn't really unlock the full potential of my car on a course that had me caught between gears in a couple of key places. Rode the limiter in second into the showcase corner and then grabbed third on the exit for the rest of the course. That left me waiting for boost exiting the SE corner hairpin, but I tried second there once, and the location of the next feature really didn't allow it to help me because of how soon I was having to grab third again before transitioning. Still a fun day of having to work things out with the reduced grip and technical course. I ran 48.5 as my best in both Comp and TO.
    4 points
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  12. Here is my best clean run at 49.131, running in group D definitely helped. We had a mostly dry track but the pavement was still cold. I did manage a faster 48.657 on my 4th run but hit the last cone on the right before the finish. The course layout flowed great yet still tempted you to carry too much speed. https://youtu.be/fMwUHMHs1fY
    3 points
  13. My 47.611 run. Some obvious take-aways are my timing on slaloms is crap, late on the cones, next is the added distance right before the 120degree turn back to the NW, as well as excessive braking. Peak cornering G-force was 1.41, and peak speed was 65.7MPH. Thanks to registration, timing & scoring, and the set-up crew who put in work in the rain to ensure the event went smoothly.
    3 points
  14. Lance great job today! Kudos to you, your wife, Chris Steele and his tech crew and everyone else who pitched in and made an annual tech and weigh-in day a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Kim
    3 points
  15. Results from the 01/15/2023 event have been posted to the results page. Please post any corrections or questions here.
    2 points
  16. For many, many years I'd developed/evolved a Track "Notepad" where I keep all of the essential details about my current car(s) at each event. All the usual stuff like tire pressures, shock settings (if applicable), alignment settings, equipment details, number of runs on tires.........all of the usual stuff. Each run was logged too, with notes. It's about 6" x 11", (cut-up clipboard) with changeable event sheets, and space for my trusty calculator at one end. I have these going back about ten-fifteen years. Maybe more. But I also maintained a section for the latest PAX Factors where I could track my PAX Times in comparison to not just the top local drivers, but also my "Benchmark" drivers. The ones that I gauge my comparable gains or losses against by percentages. For many years I was known to locals as "Paxman". If someone wanted to know how they were doing on a given day, they'd ask me. Still have that license plate.........😎 These days I'm mostly tracking percentages of my raw times against my personal Benchmark drivers.
    2 points
  17. Fun course yesterday, enjoyed Agreed, John was flying in the wet! Fun course yesterday, flowed well and was pretty challenging to string everything together in a single run. Would have loved a few more cracks at it since there were a couple sections I never got quite right. My quickest comp run - 44.738s:
    2 points
  18. Corvette is up and running but it’s like 109 dB. Pretty sure Listing to it idling on my phone is too loud for AMP.
    2 points
  19. Take a moment to enjoy Brian Miller's latest Pylon Press Pylon Press Dec 2022 with final corrections .pdf
    2 points
  20. This was a fun course but I was no where near as prepared as I thought I'd be for it. I ended up over driving and not looking where I was supposed to for the majority of my runs and as a result ended up DNF'ing 4 of my 5 runs. This was my clean run.
    2 points
  21. Congrats PASR! Great work Steering Committee for continuing to develop the region.🍻
    1 point
  22. 2023 Type R was just recently classed in BS so I going to guess it will start out there
    1 point
  23. I like to wear my Tilley hat and a poncho and some shoes that can get wet while working a wet event. It's handy to have a dry pair of shoes and socks with you as well as some dry towels for when you get out of any weather. Typically umbrellas are not allowed out on course at any time as you need to be able to move quick and we can't have an unattended umbrellas blowing across the course during a run. Regarding car prep, make sure your wipers are in good shape and that your defroster works. Good thing about the defroster is it also activates the AC compressor which takes power away which can be a good thing in the wet.
    1 point
  24. Scott, thx so much for getting my new little hatchback in the opening photo. Maybe someday when I grow up I can drive as smooth and fast as you. RON H
    1 point
  25. I decided I didn’t like any of the cones so hitting them on 4 of my 5 runs was therapeutic. This was one of my clean runs in the MK8
    1 point
  26. Great job on the video Jason and reaching your target time. This is the only digital evidence I have of the event...but it doesn't show just how much we all enjoyed the course, the event and especially the comradery with our fellow competitors during all aspects of the day and the banquet after. It was awesome!
    1 point
  27. Really nice production on your video, Jason - loved hearing the celebration at the end! Great footage of the cars in paddock too. This was my best TO run (43.257s) - tried my best to make our police officer friend Brian car sick while riding shotgun 😁
    1 point
  28. Phoenix AZ Solo Region Steering Committee Meeting Minutes December 1, 2022 Present: Lance H., Kevin V., Kim K., Chris G., Steve E., Brian M., Tim B., Kenny M. (invited), Jonathan Herold (guest), Kei J., Todd H., Craig B., Matt U., Morgan L., Mat L., J. Bucki, Bill P. 1. Region Update: We’re now a medium sized region, not a small region. So we go to the medium sized region SCCA meetings. Basically the same. Meeting results: can get 2023 annual waiver now. 2. Financials update: Financials OK. This year to date shows a slight loss due to cone expenses, but should still be positive after Dec event. 3. Equipment update, especially radios: Steve ordered new radios, 18 of them. About $1000 for 18 radios. Li-ion batteries, lots of features, lockable configuration. New cones in place. New EZ ups purchased. Need to get more oil dry. Unknown status of higher tables and chairs. Jason is properly pairing both sets of timing equipment. Hopefully so everything is interchangeable. Will put electronic manuals on google drive as they become available. 4. Delay gate opening?: Jim Baus was a bit upset that he had to be at the site for so long last weekend. Would like to see if we can open the gates later so he doesn’t have to be there so early. Chiefs will should think about it. 5. Registration updates: Lance now just copies reg from previous event to next event for pre reg people (us). Can change after the fact if necessary. 2 driver cars are gridded at the front of the grid now. Matt U would like to know which cars are 2 driver cars. Lance wants to give Matt access to MSR so he can see all of that. 6. MLK Track day event: Do we need to limit entries for event? Steve suggests 135 max limit to be able to finish in the day and still get 4 runs minimum each. Also, registration is not set up for PASR or SCCA member priority as of now. But we are requiring 3 PASR events within the last year, or 3 other autocross events in the past year, proof required. Can there be a line drawn course map? As of now, no. We’d have to make one, but we think we can. Cannot set up course the day before because the track is rented. Kenny will get an AMP cart during the event at least for setup and teardown. Plan for 4 run groups, 135 max number of entries for now. Will charge full price for now and consider giving partial refunds if we get lots of entries and end up with fewer runs than the cost justifies. 7. March 2 day event: March event rescheduled for Mar 4-5 to accommodate other events that month. National style with fastest run of both days counting. Sunday event only will count for local series. People must attend both days for the two day scoring and results. Will present awards for 2 day event. Should we give a discount for 2 day event reg? Will post questions on forum to discuss. 8. Summer event at Snowflake airport: Snowflake facility may be up for sale. Not a lot has been done to pursue the event. Need to wait some more to see if the site is actually available this coming summer. 9. Other sites: Called 12 airports. Cannot use any federal locations because no fundraising activities are allowed. Other two choices are casa grande and the snowflake location. Both are far away and have issues. 10. Banquet plans: We will do raffles for 5 TO entries. CG will get raffle tickets. Door prize style, everyone attending will get a ticket. 11. Vote for Bill P. as chief of course: Nick and Elliot will help out if needed. Unanimous vote yes. 12. TO pricing and attendance: Look into bleeding comp runs into TOs to retire wait list. Also look into event timing for having more comp runs but fewer TOs. This will work if TOs remain undersubscribed. Can’t change for December, but could investigate for Jan. If we use unused TO slots for comp runs, we will have to reduce spectator attendance. 13. Spring series format: January tech will be rough because no one will have annual yet. Can we do offsite annual tech? At least need more tech people for Jan and Feb. Motion made to keep events in full day format. Vote 11 yes, 1 no. Motion carries. 14. Fall 23 2 day event?: Proposals for potential 2 day event in fall series? Kevin suggests a mirrorkhanna. Nov event already overlaps with goodguys. Brian M will look into available dates for a 2 day fall event, and also move Nov. event. 15. Member suggestions from Annual meeting: Kei will be looking into Evo school and also potentially local driver’s school. National events? CAM challenge event could happen. Maybe even on the track. National SCCA is interested. Motion to look into it passes unanimously. 16. Next SC meeting date. Mar 16.
    1 point
  29. Attached is the Nov Pylon Press from Brian Miller, enjoy the read! Pylon Press November 2022 FINAL.pdf
    1 point
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