In 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcj0eCB-CVE
Every 2 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, is when the JRSC oil needs to be changed, according to the manual. It’s a dry sump system and the procedure is pretty straight forward. Here are the details.
To be a better safer everyday driver on the streets – that’s why. Many people autocross and/or rallycross because of the thrill of driving a car at the limit. Some do it for the thrill of competition. However, we also do it to be better everyday drivers on the street.
- 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.
A 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.
We had a great first year racing jumping from GT6 to GT5 with minor setup changes and had a share of experiences. Here are our top 10 lessons from last year.