May 11, 2010 at Thunderhill Raceway Park
2003 350Z at Thunderhill in the advanced run group having a good time with
a Corvette and a Porsche 911. Some of these lap times were in the mid
2:06s, with one 2:05.97, and later followed with a few mid-2:05s.
Duel at DeAnza Autocross
Duel at DeAnza May 2010. Annual Autocross event using a RaceAmerica timing
system and Scoreboard. Part of DeAnza Auto Tech. Professional pictures
take by Aaron Hill ChillPictures.com
39th Annual "Duel at De Anza" (5/18/2008)
Car: 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata
Tires: Bridgestone RE01R (205/45/16)
Class: SM2 (finished 4th of 9)
Split Time: 26.255s
Venue: De Anza College (Cupertino, CA)
I missed a 3rd place in-class finish by about 0.6 seconds and 2nd by only
0.8 seconds, either of which would have given me a trophy... Oh well, at
least the only consolation is that I didn't do too badly for this
competition considering I was not running on R-compound tires. :)
I love the way this event was run, using the old-school auto-x format (1st
lap is practice and the last two are timed). Also, the course was nice and
tight, so it was challenging. I'm surprised that as wild as I was on
course, I didn't hit anything.
De Anza Duels
7 individual runs of an autocross course at De Anza Community college.
Most include 1 warm-up and 2 time laps.
Duel at De Anza 2010 Cavallinos body shop/Pedders 2010 Camaro
Scott Fraser driving the Cavallinos Body shop/ Pedders Suspension 2010 Camaro SS. The Camaro was fitted with the
Pedders track II suspension. (check your class rules to see if the needed
modifications are legal). The biggest downfall was the stock wheels and
tires, not allowing the car to fully optimize the Pedders suspension. The
setup with a really mild street alignment which had an extreme lack of
front camber. The car had a mid corner push which will show on the right
hand sweeper corner before the front straight. This parking lot has a few
bumps and the vehicle was able to attack the corners without having to make
any abrupt steering inputs.
This was an exhibition run and I had under 10 minutes in the car before
this. The car was very predictable to drive and I got out wanting more tire
traction (r compounds) and even more power!
time in was a 52.933
Duel at De Anza 2011
a short film explaining what auto cross / auto-x is shot at the 42nd the
duel at de anza 2011
Here is my friend Jon autocrossing, was his 4th/5th run and I think his 2nd
time autocrossing, he pulled in a 34.36, some of the fastest times of the
days were around 30-32 seconds so he def did great for not having many runs