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  1. Everybody needs to chill......... "In the Old Days", after an event, the results person had to -- by hand -- compile the results. When that was done, then the results had to be taken to a copy place to be printed. When that was done, we had a "results party" of multiple volunteers to collate, address (by hand again), stamp and mail the results. We were lucky to have the results by the end of two weeks. You all are just too spoiled. Sharon Roberts
    4 points
  2. Well that was a day... Interesting course, fast and fun but very difficult sight lines in some spots. Here is my 46.223 run. After looking at Mike's Mat's and my Solostorm logs we've discovered I'm bad fast turning left and they are both bad fast turning right... We all probably had 44s available if we would have just driven correctly... Oh well, we'll get better next time. Congrats to Mike on the CAM T win. Nice driving...
    3 points
  3. Greetings, Attached is the course map for this weekend April 10th! Look forward to seeing everyone!! Thanks, Nick Spring 2021 Event 4 April 10th.pdf
    2 points
  4. Very fun courses both days but I found Sunday's to be more difficult to execute. My best run of the day which was wiped due to the finish getting tripped by worker - SoloStorm says it was ~0.1 seconds quicker than my official best (43.074) so I'll call it a 42.9xx:
    2 points
  5. I am ok with whatever event format the committee decides. I just would like the capacity restriction lifted so if I decide to run in the afternoon session, I can arrive anytime before noon and if I elect to run in the morning that I don't have to leave by noon so I can hang and watch the afternoon cars run, and that I be able to bring a friend/wife to watch.
    2 points
  6. Not getting that 43 and being so close was a slap in the face, hence the fbomb LMAO
    1 point
  7. I LOVE having someone handing out post-its with run times on it after each run. Maybe with our increased run group size we can revisit sacrificing a course worker to be the score hander outer...
    1 point
  8. Sharon, in those days there were no computers, not even calculators! Results were hand-logged, and then results were typed on a typewriter 😳 onto paper, then had to be printed on a mimeograph machine. Everyone is in fact chilled, but are just highly interested in knowing how we did versus the rest of the participants. That’s a good thing. It is just disappointing when all of our high-tech tools let us down.😎
    1 point
  9. Results are not up yet. Last months results are what you are looking at.
    1 point
  10. I think no. 14.8.2 says: 2. On arm-and-strut (MacPherson/Chapman) suspensions, the lower arms may be modified/replaced OR other methods of camber adjust- ment as allowed by Sections 14.8.B, C, or F may be used, but NOT both. So you can replace the lower arms, but cannot implement other methods of camber adjustment if you do so. If the camber bolt is there stock, it's OK. But if you're adding it, then it would violate 14.8.2.
    1 point
  11. Yes it is, as long as that is the only means of added camber adjustment at the rear. Meaning you can't have both adjustable control arms AND adjustable offset control arm bushings. But either one on its own is fine.
    1 point
  12. So the hardest part about all of these DIY "alignment tools" is holding the caster camber gauge on the wheel properly while doing that caster sweep. NONE of them hold the tool securely to the wheel has been my experience. We built a T shaped tube metal jig that we bungee cord directly to each wheel and use a magnetic gauge to attach to it. The bungees let you position the jig so it's level and true and then they hold it in place very well. It also extends out in front and behind the tire and has slots in it to attach tape measure ends too for setting toe. Kind of an all in one tool...
    1 point
  13. Thanks Scott...Might want to hold that praise until after you try to register tonight though... 😄
    1 point
  14. Pylon Press is now available to read on the new website, thanks to @Brian Miller for putting the newsletter together again! https://www.azsolo.com/pylon-press-spring-event-3-2021/
    1 point
  15. John, One idea that I have seen is to use sheets of vinyl tile with a little bit of a lubricant between the tiles. Both Lowe's and Home Depot have them for like $1 a tile. That way they won't rip but will still allow rotation. For the front to back alignment, what you are referring to is called the thrust angle. Basically if the toe of the rear is set, where is it pointing in relation to the front of the car. There are a few way to measure this, but with a laser you want to set the laser so that it's shooting a line that is parallel to the pinch welds/frame. Then you can measure from
    1 point
  16. I too am a novice. While I'm always considerate of others in my hobby I have participated in the last to events. I have been welcomed by the vets and everyone has been very courteous and helpful steering me in the correct direction. My advice would be to sign up for the April event and engage in the drivers meeting discussion. The folks in charge were asking what direction we, the drivers, wanted to go as far as run groups, morning and afternoon sessions etc. Nice to be able to give input. This virus situation has really screwed up our hobby (among other things) and I'm personally grateful thi
    1 point
  17. Alright. I am a novice. I raced one race last spring. However I raced a few races back when solo was at Firebird 15 plus years ago. Since I am a novice I have been trying to be really considerate of the veterans during this Covid crap and not signed up. I bought a car to autocross but I have been patient. Now I'm hearing members wanting it to stay the way it is so they can get their 4 or 5 runs in? I'm nearly 60 years old but that sounds really selfish and exclusive instead of trying to grow Az Solo and being inclusive. What is this organizations direction?
    1 point
  18. Results from the 03/14/2021 event have been posted to the results page. Please post any changes or questions here.
    1 point
  19. Michaels has the Chalk markers, in florescent colors, in a 4 pack, for $11.99, of course, plus tax.
    1 point
  20. Since I am no longer autocrossing, I am cleaning out the garage cabinets have some stuff that is free to any SCCA member who wants to come get it: Gone - Trailer Tie Down straps - Set of four 2" ratcheting, with snap ends, add-on hook ends, & a couple of axle straps Gone - NIB G-Force mid-top driving shoes, light blue, size 11.5 Gone - NIB - 2 pairs G-Force driving gloves, blue, size XL Helms Manuals for Corvette - 1989 2 vol. & 1996 2 vol. Gone - NIB CarboTech Autocross brakes pads front & rear - fits all C5 Corvettes & C6 Corvettes except Z06 & GS
    1 point
  21. This live timing link should answer most of your questions. A line through your time is a DNF, and a +1 is a cone that adds 2 seconds to your time. Under the categories drop down you can sort by fast time, pax time or class. http://solo-timing-api.herokuapp.com/results/live
    1 point
  22. We don’t have a separate women’s novice category but I can move Leeann to women’s category.
    1 point
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  24. Here is my fastest raw time of 47.043 but I hit 1 cone. The opening slalom was proving to be difficult for me as I only had 1 clean run. Great driving Mike and congrats on the class win today.
    1 point
  25. Thanks to all for the constructive discussion. Agree with intentional baby steps back to normal, with the possibility to end up with improvements. We are lucky that our hobby is an outdoor activity which is inherently less risky than other activities.
    1 point
  26. I believe if everyone keeps patient and plays their part in protecting others by wearing a mask we might be back to a more normal by September. The issue is that a lot of the population is just tired of having to do something that they don’t want to do. So if we do our part, that is a small piece of the larger puzzle that isn’t causing a potential issue. Please keep in mind that the move to “back to normal” won’t be everything all at once. It will be more structured, like being allowed to bring guests, but only if they live with you and everyone still needs to wear a mask. This would
    1 point
  27. I would love to bring my wife again. I'm sure there are others that have a partner that likes to go too. If there's no more restrictions on people per our rulers does this mean guests are allowed again and if not who says when that happens?
    1 point
  28. I kind of miss the whole day events. Liked hanging out watching all the cars and having 6 to 8 runs in a day. I would like to see it go back to that. But the current set up is nice since my other half does not get upset that im gone for a whole day.
    1 point
  29. The current format certainly keeps events efficient, however assuming the worst is behind us with Covid do you want to continue turning members away? I come from a very large region where entries were anywhere from 150-200 pretty regularly, and we always finished by 4-5 PM while sill allowing 4-5 runs. In fact we used a similar format of AM-PM groups so that you didn't need to commit to a full day. I'm not sure how many people are getting waitlisted in the current format, but it seems like not more than 20 or so...so even with 150 entrants I don't see why we couldn't offer the same 4-runs
    1 point
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