Been lurking for several months now. Sixshooter keeps bugging me to make a meet n' greet post, so without further ado.
I'm a database analyst for a financial services company in downtown Tampa, I do a lot of data mining algorithm development and ETL process development. Pays the racing bills
Moved down here from Michigan where I spent 4-5 years beating the crap out of several cars including ice racing and rallying a 1987 VW Scirocco.
I've also done a few Lemons/Chump events in various cars, mostly an 89 Beretta GT 5mt.
Currently own a 10AE that is my track beater/DD. Just blew up the motor at Sebring on Saturday and it is sitting at ISC Racing in Winter Haven awaiting a new 1.8L to arrive later this week.
Short mod list:
GC 550/350 with Bilstein HDs
FM sways F/R with RB adjustable endlinks
15x8 6ULs wrapped in 225 RS3s
Kirkey 41 Series 16" seats with 5pt Gforce latch and links
Raceland header and roadstersport3 header back exhaust
DDMWorks Stage 1 CAI
Comp motor mounts
During the new motor install I'll be doing a TB/WP all the seals as well as a new clutch and lighter flywheel. Should be done sometime next week.
Couple of gratuitous track pics below:
Those are obviously all taken at Homestead, and before I had the Kirkey's installed. I have a couple from this weekend before the engine blew up but I haven't uploaded them yet.
My future plans include an 06 Lotus Elise and a mid-range turbo upgrade for the 10AE to run in NASA TT.
Already found many useful tips on the forum, and now I'm just hoping to give back a little with some of the experiences I've had. Eager to learn more about engine tuning and driving better.