Come autocross with GRM at Daytona this weekend

By Colin Wood
Aug 3, 2023 | SCCA, Daytona, autoccross, Central Florida Region

Photography Credit: Dave Green

What’s better than spending a weekend autocrossing? How about a weekend of autocrossing with your friends from GRM?

We’ll be at the Central Florida Region SCCA Autocross at Daytona International Speedway this weekend, August 5-6.

For more information, check out the event’s MotorsportReg page here.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/3/23 12:35 p.m.

Three of us are entered this weekend: I’m running the Garage Rescue Miata both days, while Tom and Chris are sharing the GTI on Saturday. 

I’ll also be at the Speedway Friday afternoon/evening, too, with Chris.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/3/23 12:39 p.m.

Just looking over the entry list and I see several familiar names, including one I haven’t seen in a long, long time. This will be fun. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
8/3/23 12:46 p.m.

Let me add, I'm usually working waivers when you check in so if you're a fellow GRM member, be sure to say hi. 

Just look for the old guy with the green Miata.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/3/23 12:49 p.m.

And I’ll see you bright and early Saturday morning. 

ChrisTropea Associate Editor
8/3/23 1:21 p.m.

I am ashamed to admit I have not competed at an autocross in a long time. I am really excited to take the GTI out and have some fun. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/3/23 2:25 p.m.

And the Daytona kart track is super friendly for novices. If you get lost, we have bigger issues. 

aw614 HalfDork
8/3/23 2:35 p.m.

I still haven't gone to a Daytona event yet and want to do at least one, no car to autocross for now as the GTI is off limits, and Im fixing something else to run until I can get to fixing the Acura. 

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/3/23 2:52 p.m.

I have never autocrossed at Daytona.  I wish I could bring my gang of Corolla friends this weekend, but I'll be in Nashville.

racerfink UberDork
8/3/23 4:57 p.m.

I've run on the Kart track as part of the Cadillac V-lab experience.  The CTS-V was a bit of a chore, especially with all the nannies on.  I would have my foot mashed to the floor exiting a corner, and Hal would tell me he couldn't let me do that.

The ATS-V there was something else.  I had a cone in the middle of the chicane that someone had knocked over.  Drove around it with the right side tires in the dirt, and still set the fastest time of the day out of 90 people.

When I ran a SCCA Regional there in 2011, there was an autocross going on in the campground area near NASCAR T3.  There were these two kids out there running black BMW 3 series.  Don't suppose you might know who they were...laugh

It was in my plan but alas the clutch slave on the GTI won't allow it.  I'll definitely be at one of the next visits there.  Love that place.


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