Friday, August 30, 2013

2013 SCCA ProSolo Finale in Lincoln this weekend

En route to Lincoln

I’ve been on radio silence for a little while, but it’s time to get back to blogging. I’ve got the car in tow on the way to Lincoln today. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve put in a lot of hours working on the car including two days of testing on the College Station concrete.

The ProSolo season will wrap up this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Pro Finale awards more points than any other event this season and will determine the class national champions. Entries are capped at 260 for the event, and we have 13 in E Street Prepared. I am coming in with 32 points, tied for second, and still have a shot to take the national championship. 

ESP is running in Run Group 5. The ProSolo format consists of three rounds: Heat 1 will be Saturday AM, Heat 2 will be Saturday PM, and Heat 3 will be Sunday AM followed by the Challenges.  You can follow me and the rest of the competitors on live timing and video at the following links:

Live Timing:

Mentioned in SportsCar's "Who Will Win"

I was mentioned by SportsCar magazine in their annual "Who Will Win" article in which they attempt to predict who will win each class at the SCCA Solo Nationals. As expected, they went with 8-time champ Mark Madarash. Here is the blurb on ESP:

Nurburgring Onboard Videos with data overlay

Using my GoPro cameras, my friend Yama's AIM Solo, and editing software RaceRender, I made several videos from my trip to the Green Hell overlaid with GPS speed and lat/long data overlaid.

I can't beleive it's been almost two months since I took these was certainly the experience of a lifetime that I can't wait to repeat!

This video is from my Sunday session the Subaru BRZ on my fastest lap which was an 8:59. My camera died during the lap so it cuts off the Karussell.

Link here:

This video is from my second fastest lap of the 'Ring in the Stage 2 VW Scirocco. I posted my fastest lap back in July from France, but the data file had dropouts so I went to the next best lap. 

Link here: