Posts Tagged ‘SASC’

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,…

ZN6 Chase

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Good looking car. At that pitiful speed though, there is little for me to regret whilst driving a well used WRX. I’d like to see it on some skinny 15’s.

If you can’t get through the full lap, then watch this instead. Lol.

New V Old

Friday, February 1st, 2013

jos3 (1)Through the SASC Winter Driving School I’ve had a chance to drive all sorts of cars, and as someone who is seldom content with what is in his own garage, I’m doing a lot of comparing.  A couple people have questioned how I like my GDA WRX, so I’ll say now, “I like it a lot.”  Even after driving GR STI’s and EVO X’s I am not at all disappointed with my lowly ten year old WRX.

That’s not to…

My Big Balls…

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

overdriving…might help me drive faster if they were hanging off the back of my bumper. The tremendous confidence and sense of superiority they are giving me is not helping at all in that regard.

For years, many many people have told me that I am a chronic over-driver.  I push too hard, try too hard, work the car too hard.  “Tone it down” they say, “and you’ll get better results and more consistently too.”  Occasionally I knew that I gave…

Like a Kid Again

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

gdacrossBefore the internet, and before I knew about toe-out and LSD and rebound damping I went to auto-x and had fun.  Somewhere along the way my knowledge and ambition began to interfere with wanting to do things because they were fun.  I should be more ashamed to say it.

I went karting with my family a couple weeks ago and I had a blast.  I was fast and it felt good.  Carving around 14 year old kids and 45 year…


Monday, March 5th, 2012

scratchesI helped out at an SASC Winter Driving School yesterday.  Very good time.  I enjoy the challenge of 4WD, and the opportunity to reflect on driving by observing others.  These scratch marks were observed after I got out of the car on course to consider my line and technique.  Looks like I had good angle at least…

The Celica is still here.  That’s OK.  Repairs and gas for it have been financed by a flaky buyer and abandoned deposit.