Nick’s Supercharged 2014 Scion FRS Build

Scrion FRS with aeroIn this post, I’ll share the details of my 2014 Scion FRS build. It’s a pretty fast car, with the word “fast” quantified by some good results in time attack and autoslalom.  As far as results, it all kind of came together this year. In autocross, I got my first FTD (fastest time of day) at a club autocross event with really strong competitors. In time attack, it is officially the fastest FRS in the region (there could be faster street 86/BRZ/FRS’ in the underground scene, but I’ve not seen them). It also holds the official street tire (200 UTQG rated tire) record at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Nova Scotia. Here is the video:

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GoPro 5: How to Import Video with GPS Data into Studio

As of this writing, GoPro has two applications for editing your videos:

  • GoPro Quik
  • GoPro Studio

GoPro Quik enables rudimentary video editing to create quick short clips. It also provides the ability to overlay GPS data into your video such as geographic location, speedometer, g force meter and other telemetry data. Studio, on the other hand, allows advanced editing of videos, but doesn’t provide the facility to overlay GPS telemetry data. Nor is it straight forward to export from Quik into Studio with it overlaid. In this article we’ll explain how to do it.

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Loose Nuts, a Broken Axle and the Racing Blues

Think Positive with Brian PartridgeA bit of misfortune caught up to us at the racing weekend. We didn’t get to race due to mechanical failure. So we packed it up and headed home – not a great feeling by any means. I guess this is the other side of racing. This shit happens to everyone at some point. The best we can do is reflect, learn a lesson (which I’m about to share) to avoid or prevent future recurrences, and think positive.

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The K-Miata Debut

After a long 12 month hibernation and transformation, the K-Miata was finally ready for its debut event.

K-Miata Debut
K-Miata Debut. Photo by Kevin Doubleday

On Friday night I met up with the boys, borrowed some noise cancelling headphones for the five hour ride from Halifax and hit the road to Saint John for the ARMS Regional Autoslalom Event 1.

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It’s Almost Racing Season!

We had a long winter of hibernation… Well, not really. The Bluenose Autoclub Rallycross Championship kept us occupied (see Team Yellow Sentra’s Facebook page, that was us causing a ruckus). But now the 2017 road racing season is about to commence and we’re excited! The first race of the season is May 28th, 2017, but tomorrow we’ll get the chance for a few laps at the track to shakedown the car and heat cycle the tires.

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