David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/21/24 11:17 a.m.
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It should have been a great day for racing.

This past Saturday, I had not one but two autocrosses on my schedule. Our local Martin Sports Car Club would run in the morning and then, after a snack break, return to the same lot for an evening affair.

It’s like an endurance race for autocross…

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/21/24 11:38 a.m.

On the plus side, I did a bunch of reading this weekend. When I get a few, I’ll update my latest in the “Whatcha reading thread?”

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
2/21/24 11:49 a.m.

It was a bummer not having you there to co-drive the car but I am looking forward to the next event in March! 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/21/24 11:57 a.m.

March? Yes, Martin Sports Car Club at Lake County Tech in Tavares, Florida, on March 10. They pretty much use SCCA class rules. 

Details here

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
2/21/24 12:32 p.m.

It's no fun to miss an event. I watched the parking lot build for the $2000 Challenge from my hotel room. That was absolutely tortuous. Feel better!

DavyZ
DavyZ New Reader
2/21/24 2:43 p.m.

Get better soon!  Strep can get pretty serious, but I hope yours isn't.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/21/24 2:56 p.m.

In reply to DavyZ :

Thanks and getting better. I think the take-home message here is take care of yourself and keep things from spreading. 

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
2/21/24 3:17 p.m.

Feel better...

I've already missed two events I had planned to attend in '24, and a third is coming up.  Completely different reason in my case.  File mine under "life gets in the way" and projects take longer to complete than planned...

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
2/21/24 3:24 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

March? Yes, Martin Sports Car Club at Lake County Tech in Tavares, Florida, on March 10. They pretty much use SCCA class rules. 

Details here

well that's about as far from the new place as Grissom is from my current place

And yes y'alls weather last weekend sucked. Seriously sucked. 

CoupArrr
CoupArrr New Reader
2/21/24 4:33 p.m.

How about some pictures of the dog?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/21/24 4:49 p.m.

In reply to CoupArrr :

mcloud
mcloud New Reader
2/22/24 9:52 a.m.

Can we take up a collection for Mr. Wallens to fund a visit to the local barbershop?  He is in dire need of a trim.  He is scaring the children.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 10:01 a.m.

In reply to mcloud :

I’ve had a haircut since–but it is time for another.

That photo is from last year’s night event. 

Notice the safety vest? I BYOB. 

CoupArrr
CoupArrr New Reader
2/22/24 11:24 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Thanks, I needed that.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 11:46 a.m.

In reply to CoupArrr :

She’s such a good puppy. (Although she’s at the vet right now for a teeth cleaning.)

aw614
aw614 HalfDork
2/22/24 11:48 a.m.

I had registered for a PCA event in Venice on Sunday that was canceled the Thursday of due to the weather and I kind of wish I went to last weeks event Martin event, had the continentals on my Civic and autocross in a slow car in the rain is always fun.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 12:08 p.m.

And since I had the double Martin event on my calendar, I skipped SCCA at the FIRM the weekend before. (Plus that let me do Mazdas at Classic Mazda.)

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 3:48 p.m.
CoupArrr said:

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Thanks, I needed that.

And current status:

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom MegaDork
2/22/24 6:18 p.m.

Hard to argue with dog photos, but hope you're feeling better.

I've got FOMO lined up against Social Overwhelm. Which actually reminds me of my dog, who totally wants to say hi and also doesn't want to go near anybody new.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/24 7:44 p.m.

In reply to Jesse Ransom :

Thanks and definitely on the mend. Still feel it, still kinda laggy. Going to be a chill weekend. 

I mentioned to the vet that I recently had strep. That’s nasty stuff, he said. 

Datsun240ZGuy
Datsun240ZGuy MegaDork
2/22/24 8:38 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
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Hope you feel better buddy - this pic reminds of a doctor I saw once........

RadBarchetta
RadBarchetta Reader
2/23/24 10:03 a.m.

Few things feel worse than that. I brought my wife to what was supposed to be her first track day, and we both got sick. I did one session before giving up.

Last year I had to bail on my Lemons team because of illness. That was two reasons for feeling like crap.

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