- Written by Wes Hughson
The August event was a continuation of the 5 run format followed by fun runs for those that wanted to participate. First run group had glorious sunshine for 5 runs, second run group saw a little rain during 2nd and 3rd runs, but most of the 4th runs were dry. Thanks to the Canekeratnes for designing a fast course with relatively few slow spots and lots of slaloms. They brought out the DSP car, which we haven’t seen in awhile; I think they got tired of dominating in the FS car. We saw the return of the Keene’s who showed up in fashion with not one, but two Lotus’ and won the award for most spectacular paddock; lots of shiny things. The only thing that would have had a chance at beating them would have been an air-conditioned room. We saw our first 2017 Honda Civic R and with three drivers, the car performed flawlessly and was fun to watch. Isaac Helvin took the Civic R win over owner O’neal Boswell. I hope they caught the autocross bug and decide to come out again so that I can beg a drive. Jesse Waymire took top raw time in his Honda S2000 go cart, even with a fuel starvation/fouling plugs issue, he still proved to be ridiculous fast. Nate Gordon gets coach of the day award for such inspiring statements like “…you need to flat foot the slalom” and “…dude I’m on the limiter through the whole slalom.” He was right, you can flat foot the slalom; it took me 5 runs to figure it out and I still don’t believe it. I hope he keeps sharing! Thanks Nate.
- Written by Jesse Waymire
Welcome to the wild and wonderful hell months of Wiregrass SCCA autocross. With a heat index of 110F, Wes Hughson takes Top Pax, followed by Nathan Gordon and his shiny new trailer, and Jesse Waymire who could only coax his car to make 2 runs before the POS2000 passed out from the heat. Raw times had Jesse, followed by Wes and Nate. Even with the small event, we had competitors from Louisiana and Connecticut. We hope everyone enjoyed the summer format of 5 runs, work, then fun runs. If you did or didn’t, please let us know on our Facebook page as week are trying to balance the heat and fun for everyone. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCCAWiregrass/
P.S. The Wiregrass got some news time, click here. Thanks WTVY!
The Web Master
- Written by Webmaster
So what is this Autocross business anyway?
You can get the official dictionary definition here on the Sports Car Club of America's (SCCA) website. Who knows why but the SCCA calls Autocross, "Solo". A more relatable way to describe Autocross is as a roller coaster you get to control. It is an adrenaline rush behind the wheel of just about any car you own!
At the Wiregreass region we setup a course with traffic cones first thing event day, drivers register at the control tent, walk the course to learn where to go and then prepare their cars for competition.
- Written by Rodney McCloud
Thank you folks for another great event. The weather attempted to slow us down, but we learned that we are not weathermen. The new format worked extremely well also. I think if it was a hot and miserable day being done shortly after 1:30 would not have been too bad.
Jesse stole the RAW time with a run 5 blitz. Wes took PAX after a session long battle. This course was a thinker. Doing it right didn't feel right until the back 3rd.
Thank you for being good stewards of the site. Join us later in the month for our monthly meeting. We are actually going to have one this time. The format for our July event hasn't been decided yet, but we'll let you know something when we do. I hope you managed to stay dry and have a good month.