Archive for March, 2011

What a difference a day makes – CSCC Autocross Practice at El Toro

Today, we got a two-for-one deal for the latest CSCC SCCA AutoX practice at El Toro: practice in wet & dry conditions for the price of one practice! hee hee. There was even a very nice long straight-away start for Pro Solo practice launches.

After finally destroying 2 sets of old tires, we acquired a “niew-ish” set of ~30 run slicks from Bo, Don’s friend.

In the wet, conditions were… interesting. Keep in mind Austin, the Austin Healey Sprite, has a welded differential and road racing slicks made for dry conditions. No standing water, but it was wet enough to make me not feel confident about the car. I actually had significantly more understeer issues than oversteer issues. I just straight plowed everywhere when I broke too late or came in at too high of a speed.

Once it started drying up, things were FANTASTIC!

More pictures & videos can be found here: March 19 practice – Videos/Photos [Solo2 Forums]

1st run in the wet:

Fastest run when it dried up: