This was a busy weekend with beautiful weather suitable for motorsport-related activities.
Saturday (yesterday) some plans changed. But I was able to be involved in 2 events:
- I experienced Hill Country shifter karting
- I immersed myself in the 3rd Annual Simpson Car Show
[More later in subsequent posts…]
Sunday’s activity was the SPOKES 2009 AutoX #10. As is normally the case, it took place at the San Antonio Raceway parking lot. I decided not to compete due to whacked alignment issues on Karlino’s rear end. I was able to get back into blogger mode, taking a bunch of pix & talking to some new autocross participants. There were about 114 competitors signed up for this event, with 106 entries competing! They ran 3 heats of 6 runs per heat.
There were some new folks out there, both spectators & competitors, along with a whole bunch of Novices. One of my co-workers (Jason, that’s him competing last month in his Mazdaspeed 3, below) & I inspired some other co-workers to come to check it out, but they didn’t show. We’ll see what their excuses at work Monday…
This was only Jason’s second event & he did well. He learned from others & encouraged even newer Novices to have experienced folks do instructive ride alongs with them. It was good to see someone I encouraged really getting into the sport & wanting to help others. Jason’s car, a 2008.5 Mazdaspeed 3 is very competitive.
He’s done only a few modifications, but they’ve been very effective:
- Cold air intake
- Turbo back exhaust
- and upgraded Nitto Neo Gen tires on the front stock wheels (he’d already run the the tread of the factory stock front tires)
As usual, there was a good variety of competitors’ cars running today…
Racing Ready is ready to invite more new participants…