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#381 AutoXGTR

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

Results of Event 11 March 10

 

Total of 96 drivers

 

SM class

3rd out of 5 drivers, 3rd on raw time overall, 10th on Pax overall. Light rain made it difficult to warm up tires or get a chance to do our best. Just had to make the most of changing conditions. My competition were on new race tires which are soft when cold. I need heat to allow old tires to get soft which give about the same grip as cold new tires. Our class finished top 3 raw times for the event and I was behind second place by 0.005 seconds. Still much more could be done to drive better but grip levels were changing and not as predictable. Light rain was on and off during our heat.

 

Event 12 March 24

 

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Registration ends on March 20, 2019 6:00 PM HST

 

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Cash is NOT accepted at our events!!

 

Rookies drive in Heat 2


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:13 PM

Championship Runoffs  April 7 at Aloha Stadium lower parking lot.

 

3 runs for best time in the morning on one course then reverse direction for three runs in the afternoon and add the best time to the morning run.

 

70 drivers, I finished 1st in SM out of 5 drivers, had FTD (by 0.03 sec) in the morning and FTD (by 0.7 sec) in the afternoon with the same driver in SM in 2nd overall both times. Morning course was slower and tighter with more patience through decreasing radius turns. Afternoon course was still tight in some turns but overall had longer stretches to test the GTR's power. I didn't need 3rd gear thank goodness. New race tires didn't get very warm but worked fine enough. Cars on street tires were 3 sec slower on raw time and made up their Pax handicap.

 

Next season starts on July 21 after the summer.

 

Sample video of my competition from Feb of 2019, he was FTD on raw time out of 90 drivers and 5th on Pax overall. He was on new race tires while I was on old tires and 0.5 sec behind and 3rd on raw time overall.

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Edited by AutoXGTR, 17 April 2019 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 02:12 PM

Next event is second of the new season 

 

Pre-reg opens online on Aug 10 at 9am

 

https://www.motorspo...lawa-lot-699002

 

 

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Rookies drive in Heat 3 after lunch but you should come in the early morning by 8am to get tech inspected and walk the course. Then watch the two morning heats to get an idea of where the tight spots are and if drivers are showing the faster driver line. Much to be learned in the morning. I drive in heat 1

Rookies will be allowed in car instruction if requested. Many of the experienced Rookies from last season have been graduated providing more room for new drivers. No experience needed. Closed shoes and Snell rated M2010 or later helmet required.

 

You don't need race tires, good Summer street tires in Max or Extreme Summer tire class work fine. If you have R compound race tires that's good but the key is to drive at traction limit and not over. At traction limit you are getting the most out of your tires for a given driving line and suspension setup. Any more speed and you have less traction and either loss of control or you have to slow down to get back on the ideal line.

 

Most GTRs have enough power to get to traction limit for their tires so it's finding the right driving line that is fast but still gives good speed and good grip. If you go too fast on our courses you will have to slow down for the tight spots and you risk overshooting and understeering. So learning limits of throttle, brake and timing are key but our courses change every event so you must walk the course and learn it well enough so that within four runs you can get a good clean fast time at least once.


Edited by AutoXGTR, 07 August 2019 - 02:48 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 02:09 PM

Event 3,  Sept 15, Race 3 at Aloha Stadium

 

Good weather. Drove in heat 2

 

Finished 2nd out of 9 in SM class and 2nd on raw time overall, 7th on Pax overall. First in SM was ahead by 0.5 seconds on 31 sec course and had FTD. So this is third time this season got 2nd on raw time overall.

 

In fun runs was able to do a little better (very close to the fastest 2 seat street class cars) but still need to avoid overdriving and be more patient in the tight spots

 

Next event is Curtis Lee Memorial event Oct 14


Edited by AutoXGTR, 17 September 2019 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 12:38 PM

Event 4 Results

 

I had to drive in heat 1 due to needing to leave after lunch. Ground was cool, drizzled on and off. Tires were 110-120 degrees.

Finished 3rd out 7 in SM class, 4th on raw time overall out of 97. 2 of top 3 on raw time were in SM and drove in late afternoon in warm conditions.

 

Event 5 Results

 

Good weather but light rain on and off. Ran in Heat 1

 

Made an error, was trying to set Transmission in normal not R mode with paddle shift and while it seemed to be OK in past events it really did not perform well in 2nd gear with lots of lag (like zero boost). Later in fun runs I set it to RRR mode and it worked much better.

 

SM class

4th out of 9 in class, 5th on raw time overall out of 86 and 16th on pax overall. 1st in raw time and pax overall led SM class by huge margin of 1.3 sec. Double fast slalom course separated by tight U turn in middle, finishing with two sweeper turns.


Edited by AutoXGTR, 28 October 2019 - 04:26 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 04:17 AM

Results Event 6 Nov 17 

 

88 drivers

 

SM class

Finished 2nd in class out of 5 drivers, 3rd overall on raw time, 11th on Pax overall. Had problems with throttle response coming out of U turns (three on course), finish was very fast. 45 second course

 

Event 7 Dec 15


Edited by AutoXGTR, 25 November 2019 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 05:17 PM

Results Event 7 Dec 15

 

88 drivers

 

SM class

1st in class out of 8, 1st on raw time, 5th on Pax overall. Used Fuel system cleaner additive and that seemed to help with throttle response. Course more open, slaloms widely spaced. McDonalds turn tight and left at finish was tight. Ran in heat 4, weather was more favorable, no rain, track was warm. Tires about 125-130 degrees.


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Posted 05 January 2020 - 09:34 PM

Results Event 8 January 12, 2020 Aloha Stadium lower parking lot

 

74 drivers, Conditions rainy all day and worst in heat 1 and late heat 4. Course was altered when workers laid cones that allowed for better times in Heat 2 leading to faster times by about 1-2 full seconds. Rain so heavy the chalk marking the cone locations was lost.

 

SM class

2nd in class out of 7, 15th on raw time, 36th on Pax overall. Rain was heavy to moderate so tough to get any grip but could have done better if my street tires were not bald and 3 years old. New street tires would have been nice and a few cars had them and did really well with top results. Race tires were useless and race rain tires for the Jr Karts were used with excellent results.

 

In the morning I was 2nd on raw time in our heat but the course was altered allowing for much faster times in heat 2 which only got corrected at lunchbreak. Still it was a hint that there could have been a faster line possible but grip levels in the rain weren't favorable. I had two dirty runs.

So I made a decision and will be getting Yokohama Advan A052 in 285/35-20 for OEM wheels which I will use for fun runs and any wet racing. A 2013 BMW M3 in F Street was using them and got 3rd on raw time and 3rd on Pax overall, he looked great.

 

 


Edited by AutoXGTR, 16 January 2020 - 12:06 AM.

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 04:44 PM

Next event at Aloha Stadium-

 

Pre-reg link

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Registration ends on February 5, 2020 6:00 PM HST

 

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Cash is NOT accepted at our events!!

 

Rookies drive in heat 4 after lunch

I drive in Heat 2


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Posted 02 March 2020 - 06:56 PM

Results Event 11 Aloha Stadium March 8, 2020

 

SM class

First out of 6 drivers, FTD out of 88 drivers total on raw time, 12th on Pax overall, drove in heat 1, SM drivers ended event with 5 of the top 6 raw times. Had clean day with no cones during event or in any fun runs. First run was better than any time posted by SM drivers for heat, my last run was best time but I think it could have been better. In Fun runs was able to get 27.6 on second try with street tires so I know 26.x was possible. Weather was cool and cloudy, race tires were cold and hardly warmed up. Event dominated by Street class cars with favorable Pax handicaps. Needed a raw time 0.5 sec faster to be close to top in Pax.

 

Next event in two weeks is last of season then in April is Championship Run off.


Edited by AutoXGTR, 10 March 2020 - 08:12 PM.

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Posted 18 March 2020 - 11:53 PM

OK, the Aloha Stadium has closed it's facilities until mid May, we had two more race dates until April 8 that are now cancelled bringing an end to our 2019-2020 season.

 

Next season could begin in August of 2020 and end in December. We have no dates for 2021 due to the potential building of a new stadium somewhere.

 

So we hope this shut down due to Corona Virus is not going to last too long but it's difficult to say. The number of infected cases is growing each day. Our Honolulu auto show that was scheduled for next week is cancelled.

 

Practice safe habits, wash your hands well and restrict your exposure to large groups of people keeping a safe distance.


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Posted 06 May 2020 - 11:07 PM

As soon as we find out if there could be any motorsports events at Aloha Stadium we will post them here. Not sure if May 15 will be enough time to get a decision or if it will take until the end of May. In any case if the number of positive Covid cases are low enough there will be an opening of businesses in Mid may followed by more openings.

 

We do see some limited farmers markets in small communities where there is social distancing and small numbers of people in each booth which could apply to the Stadium vendor booths that used to run three times a week. The other problem is the parking lots at the Stadium are being used for rental car storage of about 1500 cars and those would need to be moved.

 

Once dates are set for any motorsports it might be a good idea to try them out before any second wave of infections or a fall season recurrence happens leading to another shutdown. Hopefully even with a future spike in cases we hope we will have enough testing and contact tracing in place to handle those who are sick and isolate them from others. Handling of visitors that could be sick is another issue that requires management other than just an honor system of 14 days of quarantine. Testing documents done three days before travel would be one approach.


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 05:06 PM

I will post updates for any motorsports events at Aloha Stadium

 

For now the city has stay at home order until June 30 so no events through then. EK Fernandez usually has summer fair on lower parking lot from June to July but that would need approval of the city and state. Not likely to happen as large gatherings are the last to open.

More likely we have to wait until July for tourism to begin and rental cars parked at stadium can then move out of storage at the stadium lots.

 

Otherwise we have planned autocross events from Aug onward but not sure what the status of stay at home will be at that time.


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 03:03 PM

The stadium parking lot is full of rental cars parked for many months. They are being paid for this storage and have no incentive to move them. Rental car companies are not in business with no tourism until August so they have no wear to put the cars or they are going out of business like Hertz.

 

As a result although the Stadium has resumed Swap Meets on saturday and sundays, all three event dates for autocross are cancelled in August. Next possible date is Sept 20. We are hoping to ask for more dates but unless the lot is cleared we have no site.


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Posted 06 August 2020 - 03:49 PM

OK, we are now doing much worse in the last month after some reopenings of businesses and relaxation of gatherings in public areas like parks and beaches. Many businesses are still relatively closed with restrictions and many hotels are still closed yet bars, gyms, churches, and other meetings both indoor and outdoors were allowed. Problem is people did not adhere to safety measures such as limiting group sizes and using any face masks. Most felt that it was not needed in light of relatively low Virus cases reported on testing up through May and June. 

 

However all of those people were fooled by the highly contagious virus and some 4 to 6 weeks later we see that the virus is widely spread on Oahu and Honolulu with risk of spread to other islands. Outside visitors have grown from several hundred to now 800 per day but testing is not showing they are as big a source of problems and community spread.

 

So how did this happen. Low numbers of cases (we had several days of zero) only reflect the ability to test the right (infected) people at the right time. We were led to believe that there was not much virus out there after several weeks of testing with consistently low numbers. However once people increased contact and mobility the virus spread wildly with reported cases in gyms, bars, business training sessions, funerals, parties, etc. Further there were cases in many govt services locations such as police, fire, city workers, food stores, bus and service drivers, EMT and medical workers.

 

We are now unable to control the spread of cases which is rising each week and has risk to easily exceed our ability to handle those who become hospitalized or need ICU or ventilators. The next week will tell how bad we will get. Compared to other states are are very good but for us we are at the brink of going beyond capacity. Meanwhile the Dept of Health isn't providing enough contact tracers to handle the increasing numbers of positive cases even though they did train up to 400 volunteers as tracers. Problem is they expect these people to work as volunteers and only a few have been hired to expand the 100-170 paid tracers. 10 military workers were added to assist.

 

As a result of all this Hawaii will be headed toward a shut down, how extensive will depend on how bad it gets. Our motorsports will not be allowed to happen in the wake of rising numbers, Aloha Stadium continues to be used as a parking lot for 3500 rental cars that are not being used with tourism shut down. There is doubt about if UH football will hold a season in the fall at the Stadium, Public schools have announced they will not hold high school games at the stadium in 2020.

 

I think it is highly likely we will not be able to hold any autocross events at Aloha Stadium for many months and perhaps into 2021 until a vaccine arrives and there is some control of spread of the infection. Hospital treatments that are proven effective and testing that is rapid and reliable will help to speed up the process of recovery. Until then it will be very difficult for tourism to reopen with any sort of safety for travelers or workers. Add to all this the possibility of the virus surging in the fall (late sept to early Oct) along with the flu season or getting worse in the winter months creates additional trouble.

 

In any case everyone practice safe measures and do not take any risks that you could otherwise avoid. When the vaccine arrives then consider it with respect to your own situation.


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Posted 13 August 2020 - 09:14 PM

Well we are headed in the wrong direction for Covid19 cases in hawaii and breaking records each week. In the last 13 days we have doubled the number of hospitalized people and massively increased our daily positive cases per day. Infected rate of those tested tops 10% which a new record.

 

As a result we are trying to hold our numbers down by doing some closing of common public areas such as parks and beaches and restricting public gatherings but this is all too little too late since all testing reflects cases from 2 weeks ago. Hence I would expect our current numbers to continue to rise for about 1-2 weeks before possibly heading down if we are lucky.

 

Meanwhile Dept of Health has now disclosed they are not keeping up with the rise in positive cases and now we are resetting our program and investing more resources to handle the surge. Again too little too late for the current outbreak. Increasing contact tracing is not going to help as much if you haven't been addressing the rising numbers for the last two weeks because you are already far behind the curve. Many cases that not even been called so they are rapidly spreading Covid19 every day this is not addressed. I think this has all been mishandled but at least it is now revealed so that we can deal with it and get back on track. We will be trying to manage outbreaks for the next 6 months until we can get a vaccine that works and when enough people get the vaccine once it is released early next year.

 

So what does that mean for motorsports in Hawaii? I think it is now highly unlikely that we will have any events at Aloha Stadium lower parking lot for the rest of the year. Tourism won't be allowed to resume for many months and the rental cars will be parked as they are now on the lots we use. College and High School Football seasons are cancelled so the Stadium has no income and will rely on swap meets on weekends (also in jeopardy) for income besides the parked cars. Not sure why the rental cars cannot park in other areas and free us the lower parking lot but that is up to the stadium.


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 06:40 PM

OK, 112 new cases today. Currently at 99 running 7 day average, 2% positive testing. The goal is to be as low as possible so that we can start to open up more things but the reality is this is not going to happen easily. 1800+ daily inbound travelers arriving at airport.

 

Right now we are limited to public outings of 5 or less in businesses and community areas such as parks, beaches, or up to 50% of the capacity of an indoor. If we improve each two weeks we can move to the next tier and allow more freedom, or not.

 

Any small surge in cases will likely set us back by 2-4 weeks and delay progress for about a month. UH football as announced they are resuming their season as of late October like many other programs have done however if they get an outbreak with community spread how will that affect statewide covid19 case numbers? Problem is our testing is still quite poor and if the group getting infected doesn't show symptoms then they won't get tested until it is 2 weeks later and the infection has spread widely. The only way to catch things early is to test regularly in high risk populations and even that is allowing infected people to be in contact with others for 2-3 days before they begin to test positive.

 

Net effect is I doubt we will have any motorsports events on Oahu due to the high risk of infection spread in Honolulu for at least a year, maybe more. A vaccine could reduce the case numbers at some point so we will see how that develops. The greatest limiting factor is that the local govt is highly restricting public gatherings to groups of 5 to 25 limit until further notice.


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Posted 21 October 2020 - 04:17 PM

OK, no good news for Hawaii.

 

After 5 weeks of shutdown we have a 7 day average of less than 100 cases per day with <3% infection rate. This allows us to move into Tier 2 but it's still very restrictive. We likely will need Tier 4 before we will be allowed to hold events due to the current rules for reopening. But Tier 4 requires less than 5 cases per day and 1% infection rate. All this in face of reopening of tourism with 5000-10,000 visitors per day expected in the coming weeks.

 

Meanwhile the Stadium has decided to create some revenue by holding a Christmas drive through event in the lower parking lot from the end of November to Jan 2 which means we cannot have any events on that site and will have to delay our season until 2021 or beyond.

 

Big Island has been able to run small autocross events at Hilo Drag strip but travel to the Big Island requires quarantine so it is not feasible.


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 04:48 PM

OK, we are looking at potential autocross dates for Aloha Stadium lower parking lot-

 

Sunday Jan 31, 2021 and Feb 7.  More details to follow with restrictions for COVID. No spectators, a driver only closed event. Bring your own food and drink, gloves and protective hand sanitizer, face mask, and trash bag. No social gathering and keep 6 ft or more from others.

 

Read the Covid guidelines for Hawaii SCCA autocross events at Aloha Stadium-

http://www.sccahawai...-Guidelines.pdf

 

More info here-

http://www.sccahawaii.org/

 

  • Events Basics
    • Pre-Registration Only (No Walk Ups)
      • $50 Pre-Reg SCCA Member
      • $65 Pre-Reg Non-SCCA Member
    • Registration Limited to 80 Drivers
      • Only drivers who have previously attended our event will be registered for 1/31/21. This is to help ensure our new COVID protocols are implemented fully and efficiently.
      • Registrants will only be approved AFTER your experience credentials have been verified.
      • Registration fees will be charged AFTER the event
    • R/W Order will be released the Friday prior to event
    • Events will be standalone & timed results will be issued (No Championship Points)
    • Bring your own PPE (Hand Sanitizer, Mask, Wipes, Gloves)
    • Loaner Helmets will not be available
  • Restricted Event Entry
    • Only pre-approved drivers and essential workers will be granted entry
    • Entry/exit will be limited– No in & out once you arrive
    • Bring your food, leaving to buy lunch/snack will not be permitted
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    • Co-Drivers & Fun Runs
      • Fun Runs will be held (time permitting) but no passengers at this time
      • Co-Drivers are only allowed with members of your direct household and those consenting and registered as official co-drivers
        • Co-Drivers not from the same household shall practice all social distancing guidelines and maintain enhanced sanitation of shared equipment
        •  
        • COVID Requirements (including but not limited to)
          • Anyone with temperature > 100.4 will be not be granted entry
          • Masks must be worn at all times when outside of vehicle
          • Paddocks must have one stall between vehicles within the same bubble
            • Bubbles are defined as within your same household or immediate family
            • Tents are allowed in your Paddock space for your bubble member’s use
          • Disinfectant Wipes will be kept at the porta-potties for safety before/after each use
            • Please help us by wiping seat, door handles, and other commonly touched areas after each use!
            • A trash can will be provided for safe disposal of used wipes. DO NOT FLUSH THEM!
            • Porta-potties will be sanitized with dilute bleach solution at the start of each heat
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Edited by AutoXGTR, 16 January 2021 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 05:27 PM

OK, the registration opened yesterday and filled up quickly, limit to the first 80 to sign up and already it is over 70 so register now. Otherwise we may have a higher driver limit for the Feb 7 event.

 

Pre-register now at-

https://www.motorspo...lawa-lot-433573

 

SCCA MEMBER Pre-Registration: $50

Non-Member Pre-Registration: $65 ($50 + $15 for weekend membership)

Fun Run Card: $5

Cash is NOT accepted at our events!!

 

Check our website www.SCCAHawaii.org for more information.

Pre-Registration closes by 1/27/21 at 6pm.

 

 

Update: The limit of 80 drivers was reached in a few days, a few were waitlisted pending final count on saturday for late cancellations. Next chance is the Feb 7 event, sign up this Saturday Jan 30 to secure a spot.

 

 

Pre-registration for Feb 7 event opens on January 30 at 9am HST and closes on 2/3 at 6pm, again sign up early.

https://www.motorspo...lawa-lot-371727


Edited by AutoXGTR, 27 January 2021 - 02:06 PM.

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2009-2014 Season Pax Overall 12th tied 2010/ 13th tied 2011/ 10th 2012/ 10th tied 2013/10th 2014




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