Monday, May 4, 2009

Oregon SCCA Solo (autocross) Event #2

1979 Honda Civic Autocross - Subcompact Culture
The rain held out, and the weather was great for event #2 held May, 3. There were a lot of cars, but everyone ended up with three timed runs and one "fun run." The 'ol Yaris did pretty well, although on parts of the course, I couldn't decide whether it was better to leave it in 1st gear and hit the rev limiter, or if I should put it into 2nd and not have a whole lot of power.

Anyway, there were a few other subcompacts that participated including a couple of MINI Coopers, a 1979 Civic CVCC, and an EP-classed VW Rabbit. Check out the videos below, including the supercharged Mazda Miata, which is a monster. Unfortunately, the way the track is setup, you can really only capture the first half of the track, as the second half goes behind a building. And if you were wondering what the noise in the background was, there was an Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association (OMRRA) race on the road course.









LINKS
Oregon SCCA

3 comments:

Jake said...

Nice autocross vids, that looks like a lot of fun! It's certainly something I'd like to do sometime, but a Lumina or a Cherokee would probably seem a bit out of place & not be too fun to drive on a course. Gotta wait until I get a new ride...

Anyway, that Yaris of yours is pretty sharp, the orange wheels look real nice against the white paint.

Thirty-Nine said...

Believe it or not, there was a guy in a stock mid-1990s Pontiac Bonneville competing. :-)

Thanks for the compliment on the Yaris; I really love it.

nlpnt said...

I wish mine cornered that flat!

I guess all it takes is aftermarket parts and installing them...time and money, of course...