1. This was my best lap of the weekend and a personal best in this car (1986 E-production Mazda RX7). I still need to shave 2 seconds if I'm going to be competitive at the runoffs in October.

    I'm driving a 1986 Mazda RX7 in SCCA E-Production. Special thanks to Endsight for continued sponsorship in my racing efforts.

    # vimeo.com/98834030 Uploaded 29 Plays 0 Comments
  2. This is the is the first race of the 2-race SFR SCCA June Regional. I qualified in a distant 2nd position (Tied with Roland Kamber at 1:42.037. What are the odds of that?) to Matt Reynolds, who beat me by nearly 4 seconds (ouch). The first 2 laps of the race had good action but I was able to put some decent distance on everyone, except Matt Reynolds, in spite of my brake fluid boiling by the half-way point. With 2 laps to go, my brand-new driver-side rear axle broke at the entrance of turn 5 (lesson: always replace the stock grease). Unfortunately, that's been the routine with this car (shit breaking with 1 or 2 laps to go) as I sort out the new build and learn how to maintain the car.

    I'm driving a 1986 Mazda RX7 in SCCA E-Production. Special thanks to Endsight for continued sponsorship in my racing efforts.

    # vimeo.com/98839320 Uploaded 40 Plays 0 Comments
  3. I forgot to turn on the camera for the start of the race... I was on the pole but Aaron Downey got around me going into turn 2 (the A-section). I got around him in Riverside and put some decent distance on everyone until I got to the Esses. I went through them too fast and lost it at the exit (what the hell was I thinking?), which resulted in a near miss with the paddock wall and the entire field leaving me in the dust. What you see in the video is me doing my best, and over-driving quite a bit, in an attempt to catch up. I worked my way back to 4th, in a 12 car field, but my tires were spent and I just couldn't maintain a decent lap time. I could see the front runners but I couldn't reel them in, so I dialed it back to preserve the car and finish the race.

    I'm driving a 1986 Mazda RX7 in SCCA E-Production. Special thanks to Endsight for continued sponsorship in my racing efforts.

    # vimeo.com/98840824 Uploaded 21 Plays 0 Comments
  4. I finished 2nd in this one, but it's not a race I'm proud of. I made error after error after error and Aaron was able to pull an easy 20 second lead on me.

    The errors started in the outlap, when the flaggers pointed out that my window net was down. You'll see me messing with it just before the green flag. The stress of trying to get it unstuck and attached while trying to line up with no hands took its toll on me. The first lap was a bit of a train wreck, including a major off in Cotton Corners (again). You'll see me struggle to regain composure for a couple laps but by then Aaron was long gone and there was no catching him. He set e new lap record during this race, by the way.

    Once I got my composure, I just had to settle in and try to take care of the transmission so I could finish the race. Turns out that was harder than is should have been, as the shift linkage began to come loose. Shifting became more and more difficult as the race went on... but I did finish and I was able to maintain my position in 2nd place.

    I'm driving a 2nd gen Mazda RX7 in SCCA E Production. The car is sponsored by Endsight. http://www.endsight.net

    # vimeo.com/23413369 Uploaded 116 Plays 0 Comments
  5. Here's footage of 2 laps during qualifying on 5/1/11. The first lap was pretty quick until I screwed up the entry into Cotton Corners. If you watch the lap time diff counter, you'll see that it would have been a 1:59 if not for the off. The second lap was good enough to get me 2nd position in EP for the start.

    I'm running a 2nd gen RX7 in SCCA E Production, sponsored by Endsight.

    # vimeo.com/23413153 Uploaded 43 Plays 0 Comments

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