Published on 09-27-2015 05:52 PM
Finally a recap of the CMSracing.com MINI at the 2015 SCCA Solo Nationals, attended by CMS members David Anderson, Russ Standage, Jim Stainer, and Phil Elmore.
This was a trip planned all year by David and Phil as a bucketlist checkmark. The SCCA Solo Nationals is the worlds largest mostorsports competitions, with over 1200 racers competing over 8 days. The event is held at the Lincoln Airpart, a former US Air Force base. The paved surface is unbelievably huge...imagine a single flat surface big enough to host 3 LARGE autocross courses and parking for hundreds and hundred of racecars and support vehicles!
David and Phil arrived on Tuesday after a pleasant all-day drive. Our steed is no trailer queen, and the MINI swallowed all of the gear we needed for the week. But the MINI s also not the top dog in our class, as our nemesis the WRX has us on power and the number of driven wheels. We also were on last years top tires, the Hankook. In 2014, Hankook dominated, but the tire wars are fierce and Bridgestone was the tire to have in 2015. In our class the tires are supposed to be 200 TW, but with the manufacturers vying for bragging rights, the street tires are becoming gumballs! We met up with Jim Tuesday evening for a nice get to know you meal at a