2020 is on!

Turbo6inKY

Short Guy
thx man enjoyed reading that ...very kool ...I think the real time g force data is my favorite ...:geek:
I need to figure out a better way to mount the laptop. The Megasquirt in the Probe isn't as nice as my ECUGN, it doesn't have on-board logging. I have to have the laptop hooked up and logging to get data out of the engine. The gauges get more exciting when you can see RPMs and throttle position.
 

1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
thx man enjoyed reading that ...very kool ...I think the real time g force data is my favorite ...:geek:
Man, I’m too busy watching the road and leaning to see the G-meter. Lol


I need to figure out a better way to mount the laptop. The Megasquirt in the Probe isn't as nice as my ECUGN, it doesn't have on-board logging. I have to have the laptop hooked up and logging to get data out of the engine. The gauges get more exciting when you can see RPMs and throttle position.
You’re going to have to splurge for the industrial Velcro. Lol
 

Turbo6inKY

Short Guy
Man, I’m too busy watching the road and leaning to see the G-meter. Lol




You’re going to have to splurge for the industrial Velcro. Lol
I have a few spare Raspberry Pi 3's laying around. I may try a headless version of the Pi Dash I built for the Buick. It'd be able to log as soon as the car turns on, and I can pull the logs off the thing over wifi with the laptop. New project idea!
 

Mark T-TB

car crazy from birth
No one person should be allowed to have that much fun!!
Keep up the good work!
^^^ that may sum it up :cool:
Obviously you are also working hard to keep everything going

That "autocross" run looks fast and wide open - wow
track looks gorgeous (as one would expect at a Country Club, I suppose).
Thanks for posting, and good luck with the Quest.
 

Turbo6inKY

Short Guy
Some of you may have already seen on the Facespace or Instagram, but I notched a belt yesterday:




National Champion in the SCN class for the 2020 Optima DriveAutoX Series! The win came with a golden ticket to the UMI Performance King of the Mountain event in two weeks. And I did it with a $500 Ford Probe.

Here's a video of my best run on Satyurday, the course was really tight:

I didn't run any video Sunday. Forgot to charge the camera overnight. Oops.

So, great start to August. The rest of the month is pretty much non-stop. Next week, 8/12-8/14, I'll be at Road America with the Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car. Big boy track. Should be interesting, and terrifying. I'm quite happy to tackle that place for the first time in a low power car. I scored 359 points at AMP. I need to average ~330 points per event to cinch an invite to the Optima Invitational in Vegas, so I have a small buffer.

The UMI's KOTM is the following weekend, 8/20-8/22 at UMI Motosports Park in Clearfield, PA.

Then the first full week of September is the SCCA Solo Nationals, which I'm taking the GN to. Assuming it happens. We learn about the final decision on that event this Wednesday.
 
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