TSSCC: Autocross Event #5 (2017)

By | 2017-08-30T08:13:23+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Categories: Autocross, TSSCC|Tags: , , , |

Well today definitely did not go according to plan! 4th of 6 is quite a dramatic departure from my usual results, and against all the same typical folks. Can't win 'em all I guess! So why the drastic change in standings? Well, first off, one of my opponents was an expert driver who I am typically not up against, who was co-driving Chris's excellently set-up car. So 1st place was going to be difficult [...]

TSSCC: Autocross Event #3 (2017)

By | 2017-06-01T15:29:22+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Categories: Autocross, TSSCC|Tags: , , , |

Lead photo courtesy of Brandon Wilk Photography. Ohhhh boy! Stiff competition! TSSCC's first event was won by myself in STX. The last event was won by a gentleman co-driving someone's BRZ. This event was won by a different driver in a white BMW 135i. This makes for a very interesting, and exciting STX battle this season! All of our times were very close to each other, and we were each clawing away at our times on each [...]

TSSCC: Autocross Event #2 (2017)

By | 2017-06-01T11:57:25+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Autocross, TSSCC|Tags: , , , |

Autocross #2 for TSSCC is over, and it was definitely an interesting one. I got my butt handed to me by someone co-driving my nemesis Chris's BRZ (who was also called Chris!) 2nd place will have to do! I've learned to completely despise the Lake County Fairgrounds surface, because it brings out all of the weak points of my current suspension setup (street-oriented vs. autocross-oriented) which makes it difficult for me to be competitive. [...]

TSSCC: Autocross Event #1 (2017)

By | 2017-05-04T19:51:49+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Categories: Autocross, TSSCC|Tags: , , , |

Lead photo courtesy of Meghan A. Yay! Grissom Air Force Base! I'd always been told that this was a fun surface to run on, but never managed to make it down here the one time a year that TSSCC does so, as it is 3 hours south of Chicago and I always had schedule conflicts. Not that I picked the best weather to finally attend the event. It was basically raining most of the [...]

TSSCC: Autocross Event #6 (2016)

By | 2017-01-30T15:31:47+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Categories: Autocross, TSSCC|Tags: , , , |

I figured I'd pop up to the TSSCC event this weekend since I had nothing better to do, in order to make up for the kind-of-rained-out Chicago Region event at Route 66 last weekend. I like these events because they typically have less people, which allows for more runs, and a more laid-back atmosphere. I am, however, not a huge fan of the surface they run on at Lake County Fairgrounds. No matter, though! [...]

TSSCC: Autocross Event #2 (2016)

By | 2017-01-29T20:36:25+00:00 May 29th, 2016|Categories: Autocross, TSSCC|Tags: , , , |

Featured image above is courtesy of Jason Kositarut. I was told I should try attending some other autocross events with different groups. Milwaukee is the one that apparently has all of the stiff competition, but in the interim, TSSCC (Tri-State Sports Car Council) had an event this weekend, and I happened to be free, so I went! I finished second in class at this event, which I am quite pleased with considering the competition [...]

TSSCC Two-Day Autocross Weekend!

By | 2017-01-28T17:21:40+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Categories: Autocross, TSSCC|Tags: , , , |

This weekend was a blast! I participated in a two-day autocross with TSSCC (Tri-State Sports Car Council) at Lake County Fairgrounds. Both days had amazing weather, and both had great course layouts (though I, and I believe quite a few others, preferred Sunday's design.) I also got to meet some pretty cool people. First, there was a guy who was gridded next to me, that I spent a good half hour talking to about his [...]