Today was the June autocross event of SASCA (San Antonio Sportscar Association). These events currently take place on one of the large parking lots of the AT&T Center complex (where the San Antono Spurs play).
It was a clear hot day. I was there from a little after 11am and stayed till almost 2pm. I was told there were at least 74(!) cars signed up for this event. That was a wonderful turnout. Thank goodness for the ability to have up to 3 cars out on the course at the same time.
Here is a a view of the course map – lots of chicanes!
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I met an acquaintence who I first got to know 2 weeks ago at the Pearsall Solo II Divisional event. His name is Jerry, and he drives a 1990 Mazda Miata competatively in the E Stock class. This is his ride:
He is an active member of Texas SPOKES Sports Car Club, an influential Austin area autocross club. They have many autocross events at the San Antonio Raceway & he suggested I go to one of their next ones (it’ll be July 13th, & July 20th will be the next SASCA event). He also generously offered to let me ride along on a run later that afternoon. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to stick around till then – that would have been awesome & really lit my fire… I’ll take a raincheck, Jerry!
Here’a shot of the equipment used for marking the cone locations – no bending over as much with the sheetrock (as opposed to using chalk!).
Someone brought this scary-serious looking cart. Wow, only 1″ of ground clearance and no wasted space. Everyting on this little beast had its own dedicated spot – even the LCD readout is mounted on the steering wheel.
This Lotus Exige was sweet!
And, last but not least, here’s a montage of sporty subcompacts making it through the last corner (and ignoring that stop sign 😉 ).
That’s all for tonight – more tomorrow…
Are you Racing Ready ?
P. S. – Yes, I messed up my nice template, with the cool checked logo – back to the drawing board…