Tuesday, February 10, 2015

First Autocross of 2015

After two months off, it was finally time to put down the wrenches and pick up the keys.  This past weekend we held the annual SCR SCCA Novice School and first points event of the 2015 season.  We were all a little anxious about the chance of rain and cold weather in February, but luckily it turned out to be the perfect weekend for racing with clear skies and weather in the 60s.
Heading out from the starting line.

The novice school on Saturday was awesome with a ton of Miatas showing up and lots of new folks to the club.  I had a great time instructing three of the new drivers and I think they all had a great time as well.  Everyone was really improving by the end of the day and hopefully they'll all come back and duke it out with us for season points all year!
Coming through finish with my fastest clean run of 32.116
Sunday we kicked off 2015 in E Street (ES) class with 6 drivers, all with Miatas.  My runs were pretty consistent, but like last year I was pushing hard and not getting many clean runs.  In the end I had one clean run good for a time in the low 32 second range, just barely losing out to 2013 ES champ, Dan by less than 3 tenths of a second.  In the big picture I achieved my goal of placing in the top 20% of drivers by finishing 9th overall PAX out of 59 total!

Check out another excellent write up from the weekend and some pics with the 99 Miata in them from a fellow gearhead in the area on Jalopnik.



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