Wednesday, March 19, 2014

FOUR

Four days to go until the first points autocross of the year, so things are pretty exciting around the Nixon Motor Sports garage.  While Brian will be out of town visiting Chicago and miss this event, he will be driving in a two day EVO driving school in Charlotte the following weekend.  I'd say the smart money is on him coming back strong after that and blowing my doors in!

The week before an autocross it's fun to go on line and check out how many other drivers have pre-registered, scoping out the competition, and anticipating getting behind the wheel and going full tilt thru the course. With our South Carolina Region combining all Street classes into one big group this year, we'll both be competing against each other too.  As of right now there are a total of 11 entries in PAX, and I'm sure there will be more in the next few days, and a couple more folks will show up the day of the event.

Other than checking fluid levels and just maybe getting around to washing the car, I think I'm in pretty good shape for Sunday.  Will have to change tires some time, but that's not too hard to do with the light weight Fiat, because if you jack it up on the side near the front tire, the car is small enough that you can get both wheels on the same side up in the air at the same time. When you use floor jacks like I do, this cuts down on time about 50%!

For some reason my digital tire pressure gauge is having a bad hair day this month, so I'll have to check that out or just go with a regular one.  I know I just replaced the battery in this thing not long ago, so it shouldn't be dead yet, so who knows.

If you want to see current registration for this event, check out the link HERE

To sign up yourself, (on line registration closes at midnight this Friday night) go HERE




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