SASCA has a new contract for 2010 to use the Blossom Athletic Center parking lot. That happy announcement took me down memory lane. You see, that is the same location I was first introduced to autocrossing, also with SASCA. This was way back in 1992 running my poor old daily driver – a 1982 Nissan Sentra with over 105K miles.
It was a sorry little car, but it never gave up. I have some old 8mm video footage somewhere that my wife took. It shows why there was not a mosquito problem at Blossom. Whenever I made a sharp turn in my Sentra, a big plume of white smoke would come out the exhaust & then I’d reappear from that cloud!
Now I have a 1999 Mazda Miata I call Karlino. It, too, is another 10 year old car, but much more appropriate for the motorsports venue.
Racing Ready was glad to have started back then & glad to be BACK ON TRACK! The next SASCA autocross will take place Sunday, January 1oth, 2010, already!