By Anthony “Mario” Crea The middle class. The term has been a bastion of hope for untold numbers of oppressed humans ranging from 18th century Europeans all the way to postwar Americans. Unfortunately, this dream of being considered more in life than a plebeian or peon is fading. Indeed, the middle class is shrinking and weakening; at the very least, being able to live comfortably is more difficult than it has ever been, and it doesn’t take someone with an MBA to realize this. This isn’t an imaginary issue… Such sentiment was recently addressed in April, 2019 by columnist Brett
By Anthony “Mario” Crea Homer (the poet, not the Simpson) was right all along… There is no substitute for the original. Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, knew this throughout The Odyssey. She resisted suitor after suitor until her true love reclaimed his home.
Get LIFETIME access to The Complete Autocrosser’s Manual Imagine you have been autocrossing for 6 months or a year. You go to each event full of enthusiasm and have a great time, but are in awe of how much faster the top drivers are. You ride in the car with one of them for a run, but it is all just a blur. You have absolutely no idea how you could go that fast. Or imagine you have been autocrossing for a few years. You made steady progress for a while, but you sense that your progress has stagnated. You tell yourself that
When it comes to figuring out the racing line, we often hear conflicting advice. We hear autocrossers preach the mantra of cutting distance above all else, while track drivers, as well as most racing education material, talk about using “all of the track” to carry more speed. Who is right? Are the rules different for autocross and track driving? Read Article
2019 PAX/RTP Index “Racers Theoretical Performance” This Index was developed by Rick Ruth and reflects study of results from well over 500 nationwide Solo events including, the Tire Rack® Solo National Championships, National Tour, Alabama Region, Arkansas Region, Atlanta Region, Chicago Region, California Sports Car Club, Central Florida Region, Equipe Rapide (Florida & Texas), Great Lakes Solo Series, Hawaii Region, Houston Region, Midwest Divisional Series, Milwaukee Region, New England Region, Northwest Region, Northern New Jersey Region, Oregon Region, Philadelphia Region, Rocky Mountain Series, San Francisco Region, San Diego Region, South Jersey Region, St. Louis Region, Tri-State Sports Car Council, Texas Region, Washington DC
Contact Doug Gill if you would like to attend. SCCA Regions are always in the need for Solo Safety Stewards. To learn more about this position read the section in the rule book here.
Congratulations to Rich DiMarco, 2017 Philly SCCA Driver of the Year Philly Region Solo Results
Autocross is close. When comparing results, even tenths of a second is huge. And when more than 1300 show up for the 2017 Tire Rack National Championship, crowning a National Champion is rarely a walk in the park. But because the racing is one at a time, we don’t ever get to truly see that margin of victory. Take the battle for Super Street class supremacy between Perry Aidelbaum and Scott Fraser. What does a race for all the marbles settled at 0.146 second really look like? Now, you can see it. Watch Video Here