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SCCA Track Night @ Pacific Raceways 6-20-18

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Alex Witherspoon will be bringing his Ford Focus RS in the Intermediate group

Event Link: Track Night 2018: Seattle South - July 20

Pictures from Event: Google Photos Album

Video from Event:

Highlights:

Full Event:

The event is free for spectators, and it's encouraged to come watch! Hop on over after work and check it out and stay for as little or as long as you like! Children are welcome and usually have a blast, just remember to bring earplugs for them as it can get a bit loud with the sweet sweet sounds of engines and tires. There is even an open time for anyone to drive the track at slow speeds to see the track layout around ~6PM. If you miss the event, I am sure some of us will be uploading videos later to YouTube. My video content will be added to this page after the event is complete.

Pacific-Raceways

Pacific Raceways is a 2.25-mile 9-turn road course with a long history of SCCA events including being a part of the SCCA Trans Am schedule in the 60s and 70s. The track offers spectacular vantage points for those off track, and a challenging layout for those on the track.

Below is the schedule for when different groups and heats will be running!:

EVENT SCHEDULE

3:00PM- Gates Open
3:30PM- Worker Meeting (includes Run/Work participants)
3:45PM - MANDATORY KONI NOVICE MEETING (Novice Paddock)
4:00PM - KONI Novice Group: Paced Laps, MANDATORY ADVANCED GROUP and INTERMEDIATE GROUP BRIEFING
4:20PM - Advanced Group: Session 1
4:25PM - KONI Novice Group: Briefing 1 (Novice Paddock)
4:40PM - Intermediate Group: Session 1
5:00PM - KONI Novice Group: Session 1
5:20PM - Advanced Group: Session 2
5:25PM - KONI Novice Group: Briefing 2
5:40PM - Intermediate Group: Session 2
6:00PM - Track Tour Laps (Open to All)
6:20PM - KONI Novice Group: Session 2
6:40PM - Advanced Group: Session 3
6:45PM - KONI Novice Group: Briefing 3
7:00PM - Intermediate Group: Session 3
7:20PM - KONI Novice Group: Session 3
7:40PM - Track Close
9:00PM - Gates Close

  • Times are an approximation (Weather and on-track issues can play havoc with a schedule, and sometimes officials might have to improvise to make sure everyone gets the most out of the event.)

Fuel Additives

I gave a new product a try to avoid needing to get race gas. - I've been buying 92 octane gas at the pump, typically at shell. My goal in the focus as a high compression car is around 98-100 octane unleaded.

I've bee adding this fuel additive, and the results have looked good based on canbus data. I'll continue testing this summer and decide it this is the best path forward.
Torco-Bleding-chart

http://www.torcousa.com/torco_product/un_acce.html
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