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by Dogeater
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Club communication.
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Club communication.

I don't have facebook and don't plan to ever open an account there. I do only use this forum, granted I don't really autox anymore, but I keep trying. Getting the wife on board hasn't worked very well this year. Whatever you guys decide, ill only check here for updates for the one or two times I pla...
by Dogeater
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

Re: Howdy

Hi, stranger. So when u say ur back in Montana, I assume Miles City? :lol:
by Dogeater
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Wireless timing lights
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

Re: Wireless timing lights

Is the club laptop still the HP Mike Johnson and I bought a few years ago??? if it is, throw that piece of crap away I always hated that thing.
by Dogeater
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Spring 2016 to-do list.
Replies: 15
Views: 2483

Re: Spring 2016 to-do list.

I'm with Mel. I know they help me a lot seeing a course worker setting cones (we're all looking far enough ahead right?), helps me determine if they are gonna get their butt outta the way in time(all course workers run, right? :roll: ). The argument of the outta control car is moot....its outta cont...
by Dogeater
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Spring 2016 to-do list.
Replies: 15
Views: 2483

Re: Spring 2016 to-do list.

You may not be aware we got rid of the old van and replaced it with what we affectionately call the "LBD" or "long blue Dodge", and it's huge. Can't remember the year or anything. I wasn't aware, I guess if I came to more than one event every 2 or 3 years I'd be better informed....
by Dogeater
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Solo 2016
Topic: Spring 2016 to-do list.
Replies: 15
Views: 2483

Re: Spring 2016 to-do list.

Well getting another van makes sense. Our club has always had difficulty getting pick ups for moving a trailer, sounds like maybe not as difficult as years past though. I do have the ability to find another junker like the "temporary" van that is still in use locally. My company has auctio...
by Dogeater
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Solo 2015
Topic: Fiesta banned from H-Stock?
Replies: 16
Views: 2226

Re: Fiesta banned from H-Stock?

I don't think it'll be an issue for our region. If somebody does show up with a stock Fiesta it will probly be on stockish tires as well and we won't have to worry too much, but would we turn them away? I'd be more concerned if they had some sticky A6s on stock suspension, but that's so unlikely as...
by Dogeater
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Solo 2014
Topic: Montana Challenge 5 & 6
Replies: 28
Views: 6901

Re: Montana Challenge 5 & 6

The above is correct to the best of my recollection, and I also remember Coby handing out the 2012 MT Challenge trophies. I did pass out trophies the first year, I wanna say that was 2011. And the 3 clubs split the cost of them with everyone taking turns, so if that's the case then it is Bozeman's ...
by Dogeater
Thu May 08, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Solo 2014
Topic: May 13th Registration Deadline - MT Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 3083

Re: May 13th Registration Deadline - MT Challenge

I better clarify my previous post (I typed it on my tiny phone). I AM a fan of pre-registration, just not limiting the possibility of those making the last minute decision to run or not run for whatever reason. I'm not trying to be an ass, just like everyone to have an the chance to run. I really do...
by Dogeater
Thu May 08, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Solo 2014
Topic: May 13th Registration Deadline - MT Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 3083

Re: May 13th Registration Deadline - MT Challenge

I orginally set it up for Sunday only, because not everyone can make all those weekends. It gave people the choice to play other weekends with their local club. Not everyone is made of money and it gave those with family obligations an option. Oh well, I'm not a fan of pre registration either but un...
by Dogeater
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Solo 2014
Topic: Street Survival?
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: Street Survival?

We discussed this a little a few years ago also, don't remember the outcome of why we didn't push harder for it. Think it may have been possible low attendance projection and the need to have it in Helena. I know a little more recently Scott Cranston from Billings was wanting to put one on, but his ...
by Dogeater
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Solo 2013
Topic: Top Gun Apres Race
Replies: 16
Views: 3950

Re: Top Gun Apres Race

I agree with you Dave, there were alot of issues with workers and safety this weekend. The drivers meeting should have covered more detail about course working and safety, I didn't realize how many new people there were. I bet most of the delays were because of novice course working. I'm not so sure...
by Dogeater
Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Solo 2013
Topic: calling all SWMTSCCA Top Gunners
Replies: 49
Views: 9615

Re: calling all SWMTSCCA Top Gunners

glad you will be there Coby...I have missed you at the races.... Thanks, I've missed me too. :lol: Good to see you behind the wheel again Coby! Yes it is, I finally got a car that i can do this again, granted I won't be very good cause of two years off and the kind of car it is, its no G8 but close...
by Dogeater
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Solo 2013
Topic: calling all SWMTSCCA Top Gunners
Replies: 49
Views: 9615

Re: calling all SWMTSCCA Top Gunners

Hey Mel, I'll be there in FS if your trying to tally whos coming in what classes.
by Dogeater
Wed May 22, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Solo 2013
Topic: Evo Autocross weekend June 1-2 2013
Replies: 50
Views: 10234

Re: Evo Autocross weekend June 1-2 2013

If I remember correctly, the instructors wanted to know times. I'm sure I hand wrote everyone's time on a sticky. It was a long time ago, but I think that's what happened.
by Dogeater
Thu May 16, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Solo 2013
Topic: T-Shirt Order Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 11828

Re: T-Shirt Order Thread

Large short sleeve
Large long sleeve
One each.
by Dogeater
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Solo 2013
Topic: MT Challenge 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Re: MT Challenge 2013

it seems to me we had a lot of people unable to commit to two days on a weekend, but they did make a real effort to get there for the sunday Challenge event....if we require three separate weekends of both days, I think we will see a sizeable drop in drivers who complete all events...and with just ...
by Dogeater
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Solo 2012
Topic: Brakes - advice wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: Brakes - advice wanted

They are kinda noisy, especially under light braking. If you use(medium to hard pressure) the brakes they aren't bad. They do dust alot but most good performance ones do. Hawk hp+ seemed to squeal less.
by Dogeater
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Solo 2012
Topic: Brakes - advice wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: Brakes - advice wanted

I'm using the EBC Greenstuff pads and I'm a bit underwhelmed. To be honest I think I might be expecting too much from any pad. I still have this memory of the fantastic feeling and modulation I had with those same pads on the Birkin and just how close to locking the wheels you could get. It was won...
by Dogeater
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Solo 2012
Topic: Brakes - advice wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 2046

Re: Brakes - advice wanted

As far as pads go, I have never used them myself so take this with a grain of salt, but I have never HEARD anything good about EBC pads of any color / flavor. Well I disagree. I ran EBC Yellow's on my SRT-4 and liked them for Lewistown and autox. I also ran EBC blue stuff on the G8 last year and re...
by Dogeater
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Solo 2012
Topic: Helena Event Site
Replies: 23
Views: 2524

Re: Helena Event Site

Have we by "we" I mean u Kent, talked to other other region heads about what they would like to see? Other than wider new pavement I would like to see if they can make easy entry to the big pad east of the new building. That way we can park trailers etc over there instead of on the pad in ...
by Dogeater
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Solo 2012
Topic: New Stock Street Tire classes
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: New Stock Street Tire classes

Do I understand this correctly? A car fits into one of three classes based on which wheels are driven, and within those three classes your time is PAXed based on the stock class you would be in if you weren't in the new RT class? That's the way I understand it. Me too. This was discussed alot over ...
by Dogeater
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Solo 2012
Topic: Hankook Z214?
Replies: 76
Views: 7747

Re: Hankook Z214?

Anyone have any experience with the Hankook Ventus Z214? It looks like a good Hoosier alternative and much cheaper (about $70-$90 cheaper each in my sizes) ..........and they are available in the funky sizes I need. What do you think? dave I think the C51 compund sucked butt, and the one C71 I had ...
by Dogeater
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: Non-SCCA autocross incident, what can we learn from this?
Replies: 16
Views: 4181

Re: Non-SCCA autocross incident, what can we learn from this

Well, the car was on the gas when he spun and then possibly lifted to cause the spin. I think the course was too close to the curb. I think we have been trying to do a good job with these type of elements but this clip shows you can never anticipate everything what will happen. Someone with a lot o...
by Dogeater
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: Helena Event Officials
Replies: 28
Views: 7570

Re: Helena Event Officials

nickjones07GT wrote: The timing lights take AA's and use 16 a day.
Thanks,
Nick

Really??? What's changed? They use to be able to go a couple events before changing.
by Dogeater
Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: SWMT Time Trials/PDX
Topic: Lets Talk about Brake Pads
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

Re: Lets Talk about Brake Pads

James, if u had stock sti brembos I'd have HP+ for u. I personally would go with the hotter pad. I never had issues with my sti running HP+, but big blue used a brand new set in one lewistown weekend!!! I'm currently gonna try ebc blue stuff for the next event.
by Dogeater
Fri May 13, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: The "Season Pass" idea
Replies: 30
Views: 3243

Re: The "Season Pass" idea

We may wanna put up a poll and see who is gonna do this. A small discount is ok, I'm just thinking long term and thought it would be nice to keep building the bank account and replace the van in 3-5 years or add a nice trailer after that then have club sponsored parties :-)
by Dogeater
Wed May 11, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: The "Season Pass" idea
Replies: 30
Views: 3243

Re: The "Season Pass" idea

Season pass is a good idea, getting a free event for doing it is not. It costs the club $10 in national dues and insurance for each driver. We run a narrow margin for most events when u add in rental fees and all the misc items like yearly computer fees, paper, ink, batterys, crappers etc.... The Mo...
by Dogeater
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: van make/model/year?
Replies: 12
Views: 1891

Re: van make/model/year?

1976 Ford econoline. Has a 351 motor, 3 on the tree. It's a half ton.
by Dogeater
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: Course Design Guidance.
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Course Design Guidance.

The newest issue of SportsCar arrived the other day and I was thrilled to see that there was an article about course design with some examples of both good and bad designs. There are a few examples of how one can mark the course well or make it a nasty sea of cones while still having the car drive ...
by Dogeater
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: Deep thoughts 2011.
Replies: 43
Views: 6725

Re: Deep thoughts 2011.

I don't know what 3 printed beer glasses would cost, but I can't imagine that it would be enough to turn an MSU or Cardinal (which we pay nothing but sanction fees for) into money loss events. Cardinal = free MSU = $150 (if i remember correctly) I did the "books" after each event to see w...
by Dogeater
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: Deep thoughts 2011.
Replies: 43
Views: 6725

Re: Deep thoughts 2011.

That's a good idea. We never really got into doin that because of money. Missoula always has a sponsor for their events, if we get sponsors also to pay for them that would be great. Otherwise every local event will be a money loser. This last year the Montana challenge was our big money maker where ...
by Dogeater
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Solo 2011
Topic: Golden Pork Chop?
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: Golden Pork Chop?

I talked to Will the other day he has it. More importantly who's gonna get it?
by Dogeater
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Autocross 2010
Topic: Off season upgrades.
Replies: 23
Views: 6182

Re: Off season upgrades.

I have new susp parts in my spare room, some power bolt ons, brakes and tires in the spring.
by Dogeater
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Autocross 2010
Topic: Meeting johnny carinos
Replies: 12
Views: 4259

Re: Meeting

Let's just do johnny carinos.
by Dogeater
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Autocross 2010
Topic: Meeting johnny carinos
Replies: 12
Views: 4259

Meeting johnny carinos

Let's have a meeting next month. NOV 10th. 7:00pm at a to be determined place.(johnny carinos)
Agenda: 2011 officer nominations and election.
Van issue
Trailer issue
Accounting issue
Generator issue.
by Dogeater
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Autocross 2010
Topic: Kuhmo v710 experiences ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2501

Re: Kuhmo v710 experiences ?

BUY THEM!!!! For the money u will be happy with them. They will work great for hill climbs.
by Dogeater
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Autocross 2010
Topic: generator
Replies: 21
Views: 7458

Re: generator

We will be buying a generator soon, I was planning on getting one before now, but the van issue hasn't been resolved yet. We will be getting a trailer just for Helena and keep the van on bozeman. This means we will still have to carry the generator, lights helmets back and forth. Not a big deal. The...
by Dogeater
Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Autocross 2010
Topic: September Hill Climb Info?
Replies: 24
Views: 105008

Re: September Hill Climb Info?

I had fun at the hill climb. It is a horsepower game and who is the craziest. I was scared to death the first run, the car wiggled around alot. I placed 11th fastest of 42 drivers and that's including the FM type cars. Jared Voight and I were the fastest bone stock cars, he was running his new camar...
by Dogeater
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Autocross 2010
Topic: September Hill Climb Info?
Replies: 24
Views: 105008

Re: September Hill Climb Info?

Would be up to share a cabin but I think there might be a few people coming with me and the current plan is to find a campsite. I think as many as 8 people may be coming with but I doubt that many will actually show. I don't want to impose on the cabin since it probably won't be just Alice and I bu...

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