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Posts Tagged ‘SASC’

Driving Rear Wheels Only

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

firstdayoniceYay for a short break from wheels.

Winter has come and I finally got a chance to try the IS300 out on the ice. My expectations for the car were not high. It is a great daily driver, and from what I have experienced on the street, very well balanced and behaved. However, on glare ice with Subaru’s breathing down my neck I expected that the biggest engine ever to come out of Japan sitting over the front axle, and …


Saturday, September 5th, 2015


My life has been full of cones.

My first enounter with a cone was as a 7-year-old goalkeeper. Because when kids are too small to use a full sized soccer pitch, you make a mini-pitch and mini-goal with cones.
Despite all of the lines painted on high school gymnasium floors, basketball practices are still littered with cones that define space and dictate how to step.
Football practice? Got CONES? Football receivers drown in cones for months on end since they …

One More Year of Endurance

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

CNAC2015DI hate when I realize that I’m not yet a master. Here I was… so ready to move on to something else, or somewhere else… and yet it’s clear I have so much more to achieve with my boring C-Street ZN6. The Canadian National Autoslalom Championship (CNAC) was last weekend. It was not a great autocross weekend, but it was a great competition weekend… and now it feels like the 2015 season is essentially over. I won’t go to Lincoln. …

A Divide Between Brothers

Friday, June 12th, 2015

CAC_postercropUnlike road racers, auto-xers are a friendly bunch most of the time… until national titles are on the line. My CAC experiences are already tainted from my experiences twelve years ago. 12!!!

cac2Put some money on the line as well though, and there are sure to be some weenies inspecting cars with micrometer and magnifying glass. I just hope I don’t have any reason to be one of them…

I am pumped for this weekend. The local racers are …

SoloPro Driving School

Friday, June 5th, 2015

evo1The SoloPro Driving School has been coming to Calgary for six years now, and this year, not because of my own great motivation, I was given a chance to partake… and I learned something.

Every event that I attend, I try and take something away from it that can be applied to future driving… but it’s rare these days that I find something concrete. When I do find something, often what I think I’ve found doesn’t apply itself well to …

Real Break In

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

firstautoxOne auto-x down… kind of. The event was actually a practice event with the SASC at Ft. MacLeod last Saturday. The actual competition was on Sunday, but other obligations forced me to miss that.

So how was the car? My first runs were about as uncomfortable as any runs I have ever taken. I chalk that up largely to a lack of familiarity, and an irrational fear of doing damage. The performance seemed quite underwhelming. In recent years everything that …

We’re Actually Driving… Sort Of…

Monday, June 30th, 2014

My Stolen Hotlinked Image Not Working?Not driving that well… but I at least am starting to remember the rewards of auto-x. Andrew and I have driven at three events so far this year, which is more than either of us have in the last 5 years combined.

The car is not really prepped for any class, but we have found challenge competing with each other… and now having some understanding of our pace, have even set our sites on a few who frequent events, and …