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Old 01-24-2014, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default 2014 Tucson Rallycross season

The 2014 Tucson Rallycross schedule has been published:

#1 February 15th
#2 April 19th
#3 May 17th
Practice Day July 12th (not for championship points)
#4 September 20th
#5 October 25th
#6 November 22nd

Location: 11700 S. Harrison Rd. Tucson AZ 85747
Base price is $65. Subtract $10 if you preregister and prepay. Subtract another $10 if you're a current SCCA member.

Come fight for the championship, or just to have some dirty fun.
The championship will be based on the scores of your best 5 events (so if you miss one, you can still compete).

We now have a small collection of loaner helmets if you need one.

Preregistration for the first event is now open on MindTheCones.com
More info can be found on AZRallyGroup.com
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:30 PM   #2
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Bump... I know someone from NASIOC will want to come.

Here's a video I took at the last event to inspire a little more interest:
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:27 AM   #3
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BrockP , my ride will not be ready but I will be their!

Maybe I can get a ride or 2 ?

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Old 01-31-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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^
Unless our safety stewards somehow worked out a deal with the SCCA during the off season (which I don't believe happened), anyone who will be in a car on course must be an SCCA member ($10 for a weekend membership). Insurance BS. Somehow the autocrossers get away with waiving the fee for passengers, but I don't believe we were able to for rallycross.

But yes, I am always willing to carry a passenger.

[nerd moment]
I've justified carrying passengers by convincing myself that, because the passenger is seated near the center of mass, the increase in the ratio of normal force on the tires to moment of inertia helps handling enough that the extra weight does not significantly effect lap times.
[/nerd moment]
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:35 PM   #5
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Good to know. Are you saying I'm over weight?


BrockP, think I will just do a year with SCCA. When I finish the Forester,I will be good to go?

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Old 02-03-2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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^
Even an anorexic chick weighs ~100 lb.

The Forester should be good as soon as it runs. basically, what I check at tech is that the battery, seats, and wheels (no hubcaps) are all bolted down, tires have air, no crazy loose wheel bearings, helmet is current enough, and no loose cargo.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:52 PM   #7
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Also...

Bump! Preregistration closes in less than one week.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:59 PM   #8
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Preregistration closes this weekend.
If you don't register in time for the discount, registration will still be available on site.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #9
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I may not be able to make it after all. As of right now, my car has no transmssion or suspension installed.
I planned on reinstalling my transmission this weekend, but ran into a number of problems. I'm still going to try to get it done during the evenings this week (and probably an all-nighter on Friday), but if there's no olive Impreza there on Saturday, this is why.

Almost anyone should be willing to give rides though (definitely the guy with the green Forester will be willing to).
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:52 PM   #10
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Thanks for the head's up Brock. I will need to be at work. Bummer!

Next time. Maybe the Forester will be ready ?

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Old 02-16-2014, 07:45 PM   #11
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We had a great event with 33 competitors.

After an all-nighter, the olive Impreza finally got back on the ground at 5:55AM, got a quick and dirty alignment, then booked it to the race (minus fenders and passenger seat). Started spewing blue smoke after the second run, we determined it was due to a damaged axle seal (dumping gear oil onto the exhaust after hard left turns). Picked up some more gear oil to keep it full and kept racing (kept feeling the exhaust to make sure it wouldn't ignite... also kept a fire extinguisher on standby). The car's day was ended when I was unable to accurately read the dipstick: thought it was low when it was full, dumped more oil in, saw it pouring off the bottom and called it done after 11 total runs (between three drivers). Myself and a codriver hopped into other cars to finish our runs (the other codriver already finished his). Despite car troubles, it was a good time and I look forward to the next event. Until then, here are some photos and a video to sate your appetites:

Photos (courtesy of Brad and Mandi Owen)


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Old 03-26-2014, 07:44 PM   #12
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Registration is now open for event #2: MindTheCones.com/register/218

See you there!
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:22 PM   #13
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I Would Be Happy To Help Promote The Rallycross Up Here In Flagstaff If Someone Would Send Me Some Info.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #14
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^ Info or promo material?
General info about SCCA rallycross can be found at http://www.scca.com/rallycross/ and local info can be found at http://azrallygroup.com/

We need to get more promo material. I had a bunch of postcards, but gave them all out already; we should have more at the next event.

It was awesome seeing so many people make the drive down from Flagstaff in February.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:55 AM   #15
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Less than two weeks before the event.
I'm itching to get back on the dirt.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:43 PM   #16
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Only a few more hours left to preregister! (MindTheCones.com)

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Old 04-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #17
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Event #2 is tomorrow!
Weather forecast is mostly cloudy and below 80F, should be a great day.
See you there.

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Old 04-21-2014, 03:47 PM   #18
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Updates ? Photos ?

I need a fixx !

I'm shooting for the next one ? Randy
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:54 PM   #19
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Photos:
http://owenphotos.smugmug.com/Rallyc...-4-19-14-Owen/
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Here's one of my videos:
Of course, we have to have the tightest possible course as soon as my car decides it needs to be held in first gear. Surprised I didn't throw out my shoulder or wrist with all that one-hand shenanigans and no power steering. I still had fun, but my codriver was not happy (guess he'd better fix his own car).

And I believe this was the fastest run of the day:
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:04 PM   #20
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Thanks Brock ! Looks like you hade some fun/work.

Was looking at the date for the next one and I will miss it also. Going to overland Expo. But should be good for the July date.
Thanks again, Randy
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:07 PM   #21
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I've been slacking updating these.

Registration for the 3rd event is open for another week: http://www.mindthecones.com/
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:03 PM   #22
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The summer hiatus has been way too long.
The next event is just under one month from now. Registration is already open on http://www.mindthecones.com/
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Old 09-15-2014, 02:21 PM   #23
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Rallycross this Saturday!
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:09 AM   #24
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Registration for the 10/25 event is open on MindTheCones.com

And here's a video from last month:
... took the car out of stanced-lowrider mode last weekend, so hopefully this month it'll spend less time bouncing off the skid plate.
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