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Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Curves » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:42 pm

When I owned a Boxster-S, I was spoiled by the PCASDR events - 12 runs on 2 minute courses. I only ever went to one SCCA event during that time because I could never get motivated enough to drive down, tech inspect and work cornors just for 3 50 second laps.

I'm not interested in trophies/competing in a class, I just like to go out and explore the limits of my car.

Are there any autocross events in San Diego for my MX-5 with decent seat time?
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby jboemler » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:21 pm

If I recall, PCA will let you run a non-P-car if you keep your membership.
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Brian » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:53 pm

The SCCA practice days get a good 12 run or more...

BMW club has some fun events that also allow a certain number of non-BMW..... and their next event on August 5 is a "running continuous laps" event....
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Curves » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:19 pm

I intentionally purchased a PRHT so as to not be tempted to put in a rollbar and take it to the track. But the canyon runs have got the better of me. I'll just have to check these events out :mrgreen:

Maybe I should have purchased the soft top :roll:

Next - I need to call Brian soon and arrange to take my car down to him for a suspension upgrade :mrgreen:
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby mpheinitz » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:19 am

http://www.extremeautofest.com/

There is a no-work autox at the Q this weekend at the import car show Extreme Autofest. Course design and timing is being done by http://jaycomservices.com/ who has plenty of experience with SCCA and Rallycross events.

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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Chris Thompson » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:40 am

Curves wrote:I intentionally purchased a PRHT so as to not be tempted to put in a rollbar and take it to the track. But the canyon runs have got the better of me. I'll just have to check these events out :mrgreen:

Maybe I should have purchased the soft top :roll:

No, we just need Brain/AWR to figure out how to get us a decent rollbar for our PRHT's. I really like the double hoops for the non-PRHT's Good-win sells...hint, hint.
'99 Base Sport with bolt-on hardtop and '08 PRHT GT. I love them both. SCCA, PCA, BMW San Diego region #105
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Brian » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:52 am

Chris Thompson wrote:
Curves wrote:I intentionally purchased a PRHT so as to not be tempted to put in a rollbar and take it to the track. But the canyon runs have got the better of me. I'll just have to check these events out :mrgreen:

Maybe I should have purchased the soft top :roll:

No, we just need Brain/AWR to figure out how to get us a decent rollbar for our PRHT's. I really like the double hoops for the non-PRHT's Good-win sells...hint, hint.


Sorry, not gonna happen. We do now offer the Harddog PRHT bars....
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Chris Thompson » Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:57 am

Brian wrote:
Chris Thompson wrote:
Curves wrote:I intentionally purchased a PRHT so as to not be tempted to put in a rollbar and take it to the track. But the canyon runs have got the better of me. I'll just have to check these events out :mrgreen:

Maybe I should have purchased the soft top :roll:

No, we just need Brain/AWR to figure out how to get us a decent rollbar for our PRHT's. I really like the double hoops for the non-PRHT's Good-win sells...hint, hint.


Sorry, not gonna happen. We do now offer the Harddog PRHT bars....

Everyone keeps saying that. Even Moti at Blackbird said "I'm creative but cannot bend space and time" LOL!

So Brian, have you sat in a car the Harddog PRHT bar installed? Will I be able to use the rear view mirror? Looks like it would be directly in my line of sight. I do have my stock GT seats dropped a little over 2". Perhaps that would make it better...or worse? If I didn't work 50+ hours a week I'd fab my own bar(s).
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Brian » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:03 am

Sorry, we have sold a few of our Harddog PRHT bars but I have not yet been in the car after install of those.
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Re: Any autocross events in San Diego with decent seat time?

Postby Chris Thompson » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:03 am

Curves, et al,

Sorry I went off topic with the rollbar talk. Let me go OT again.

Curves, what year was your Boxster-S? How does it compare overall to your NC? I'm genuinely curious about a Boxster or Cayman as a future ride.

EDIT to go back on-topic: Porsche club event is this Sunday. Come on down. I'll be in my '08 car #501x
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