San Francisco Region SCCA Boondoggle 2011 Results

So today was the first day for a few things

  1. It was my first time running an autocross with the San Francisco Region of the SCCA. I must say things went fairly well, even with of the normal first event hiccups.
  2. It was my first time running this 350z on RComps, and any 350z on 18" tires on 10" wide wheels. Overall I was impressed, though I long for 315 Hoosier A6s!

Today's event was held at California's Great America in Santa Clara, CA. I started out slow, but finally kicked it in gear a bit on my 4th and final run. I realized today that I used to drive balls to the wall all the time at an autocross, I guess in my old age I'm not doing that as much, so it took me a while to turn that switch back on.

Here's video of my first run, 42.7** seconds, 2 cones. Check out some of that inside tire spin, a definite sign that I need to get a new LSD.

Here's my fourth run, I wish I had adjusted the rear camera a bit better, but I can't change that now.

I was shooting video with the ChaseCam and my original GoPro, my GoPro HD had some issues and no longer works. I'm hoping I can get a replacement for it ASAP as next weekend is a two day divisional also being held at Great America, though fortunately this time on a bigger lot, today was awful cramped mid day when all the second session drivers and first session drivers were trying to park and such.

So how did I end up for the day? Well, I was running in the Index ( X ) class, and I got stomped! I finished 17 out of 22 in the class, 41st or so overall on the event index. I think I would have been in 3rd place out of 6 had I been running BSP with the regular class.

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