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Solo Nationals - Coming Soon
I'm nervous.

I'll be heading up to Topeka, Kansas soon for the 2008 SCCA Solo National Championship. I'll be running in CSPL, which is the "Ladies" version of the class for my car (my car is "street prepared" and is in the "C" level of street prepared). There are 7 entries in the class. Two are driving a California car I've been (sort of) following. It's the NC Ron Bauer's been driving. I know, without doubt, that this car is faster than mine. It has more modifications (and helpful ones), and has wider tires. I'm running with offset tire widths right now, which is bad, but has more grip than the narrow tires on all four, and I can't go to wide on all four yet. I'm not familiar with the first generation Miatas I'll be running against.

The people in my area have been wishing me well, telling me I have a good chance of winning. I must remind myself that this is my first time to go to Nationals and I'm still relatively new to autocrossing as a whole. My experience setting up the car for different services is minimal. I lack experience to draw on to use for so many judgment calls that must be made. Thankfully, the guys with Spokes (well, RTRT, I suppose), are great guys. I've been getting advice and helpful suggestions from them already, and I'm sure many more will come.

I need to remember the reason I autocross in the first place: It's fun!
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sfida From: sfida Date: September 8th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Exactly: go to have fun!

It seems like (from reading your posts) there aren't many NBs in competition. Why is that? Or am I daft on this?
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: September 8th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
There aren't as many as NAs. They used to be the top car (in a specific spec) for C Stock, but aren't any more. They're not allowed in STS2 (with the first gen Miatas). I'm not sure why they're not found in CSP much. Perhaps it's because the level of modification lends itself to a less expensive starting car. Maybe it's because the first generations are lighter. I dunno.

SM2 definitely sees far more NAs than NBs or NCs. It's an expensive class, and starting with the cheaper platform helps.
busychild424 From: busychild424 Date: September 8th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd be in SM2 if I still ran ever. Turbo, LSD, brakes, suspension, wheels, tires, clutch, flywheel. All modded.

My buddy and I were going to try to get up there and shoot but I've just got too much going on here in Wichita that weekend. :-/
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