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  1. 21 hours ago, Mach5Mk5 said:

    Seems we may have an alternative at Firebird Motorsports Park (formerly Wild Horse Pass). They're returning to their old name and bringing in new management with motorsports experience to breathe new life into the facility! Not sure if the I-10 development has stalled or what, but the official ADOT page for it hasn't been updated since September 2022, so it may have collapsed. For now, seems Firebird is back:


     Bucking the national trend of closing tracks near large metro areas this is fantastic news. Let's hope Radford does a thorough restoration of the facility as it's getting a bit "long in the tooth". Maybe then a few SCCA Auto X dates in addition to AMP would be fun. No sound limits or attendance restrictions. 

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  2. I have Grundy for my collectibles. Very reasonable with agreed value and no mileage restrictions. I've never had to make a claim but my Father had to get a flatbed ride for his hobby car. They reimbursed him with no drama or stress. I have heard good things about Haggerty also. Glad you got your Mustang repaired. I nearly plowed into a few Javelinas one evening in my '71 Olds. Made me realize it's time for a brake upgrade!

  3. Wow, only 5 psi! I've got the Canton 3 qt unit on my LS3 powered C5 Z06 and I run it pretty hard in HPDE. I don't data log but I'm unaware of any oil press issues. I'm assuming that you're running that beautiful Chevelle in your profile. Are you LS powered? The Canton system is pretty good but make sure you're not masking an underlining problem. I know some of you folks can really make your vehicles dance on the Auto X course but it's for such a short time I wouldn't think that oil press would drop to the level you mentioned.

  4. Had a chance to run the C5 track toy at Atessa this past weekend w/Pro Auto. That track is a blast! Plenty of good twisties and LONG straights for some high speed (over 130mph) runs. A bit of a haul from my East Valley location but worth it. If you're into HPDE put this track on your list, you won't be disappointed.IMAG2034.thumb.jpg.9c2fd2054aaface606f89723e9f7e7e4.jpg

  5. Real old school method shown to me by some of the veteran Auto X guys. Get yourself a good tire crayon and mark your sidewall near the wear bar triangle. Your goal is to get the crayon mark to wear down to the top of the triangle. Start your tire pressure around 30 psi or so and adjust accordingly. Not an exact science but gets you in the ballpark. You don't need to wait until the next event, try it during your next Z06 "therapy session".



  6. Maybe if the demand is there (and it appears to be)  more 2 day events could be considered. Set it up so if you participate on Saturday you don't run on Sunday OR you're at the bottom of the list for the Sunday event. I personally like the cap on racers as it is, and as mentioned logistics become a concern.

  7. There's a new facility going up West of Casa Grande. Atessa is supposed to be a darn near utopian facility for auto enthusiasts. Might be an option for the long haul since they are zoned for auto competition according to their internet propaganda.

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  8. On 6/13/2021 at 6:30 AM, Doug W said:

    Hi, I'm interested in learning more and don't have a suitable car to participate. Are there other ways I can get involved temporarily or do you have regular meetings so that I can determine whether I would want to be involved long term?

    Doug W.

    To my knowledge not much will be happening in the Phoenix area until the fall. Your best bet is to check out the two events in the Tucson area, Marana and Musselman. Just like going to a car show but with action! Talk to drivers and get info. Easy to get hooked! Watch the classifieds on this forum for vehicles. You don't need a huge coin purse to go Autocrossing.

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  9. 11 hours ago, EV H said:

    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?

    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 this venue has remained viable but I think once we get to the Fall season things will start to improve.

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  10. Ok, gonna bombard you with some rookie questions. Is there a way I can find out my results from each run? I found the definition/formula for PAX but I  see a "Fast Time". Is that an average or a best? How do I know if I hit a cone and got a +1? During the event what is the best way to find out my recent run result without going up to the score table, I don't want to distract them from their duties. TIA, Tom N., '15 Z/28. AS.

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