Autocrossing My Old 1982 Nissan Sentra

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.

My humble 1982 Nissan Sentra 4-door sedan

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.

Karlino, my Miata, posing alongside other autocrossing Miatas...

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!

Dan

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