Updated Tire Rack Deals

Need a set of new tires?

Be sure to check out my updated Tire Rack Deals page, found here: Tire Rack Deals.

The future of STI Blog

As you can see, I haven’t had much time to update this blog. However, I am going to try and put more effort into this site moving forward.

One of the primary reasons behind the lack of updates – is well, the lack of content. Moving forward, I’ve decided to change the focus of this blog to follow my autocross racing progress. The primary club that I run with is the New England Region SCCA. Our events are usually hosted at Devens Air Force Base in Ayer, MA. My goal is to document the progress of my car’s current state, and include write-ups of various modifications and events.

In the mean time, you can take a quick look at my current IWSTI member journal, found here: Acejam2k @ IWSTI.

Wicked Big Meet 2011 – June 18 @ Stafford Speedway

Wicked Big Meet 2007

This just in! Wicked Big Meet 2011 will be held this year on June 18 @ Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT. This will be a new location for this event, which will supposedly have more room for vendors and parking. I’ve been to this site before for various NER SCCA RallyX events – so I’m curious to see how this event turns out.

As always, I will be there in full force taking pictures. Be on the lookout for a Wicked Big Meet 2011 recap with lots of pics.

Subaru’s Blue Oil Filter Cut Open

Subaru Oil Filter

It’s been about 4,000 miles since my new motor was installed. I recently had a local shop put a RAW Performance Street Series shortblock into my 2007 STI. So far the car has been running great, and I plan on writing a blog post soon that details my recent build.

After draining the Motul 5W-40 8100 X-Cess oil that I had been running – I decided that I wanted to cut open the OEM Subaru blue oil filter. I used an electric Black & Decker saw that I had lying around, and it managed to do the trick. However, I ended up cutting the filter directly in half, as opposed to just cutting the bottom part off. (and sliding the rest out) I’ve included some high-resolution pictures below.

Ken Block’s Gymkhana GRID Invitational

Ken Block Gymkhana GRID

Ken Block has recently announced that he will be holding a Gymkhana GRID Invitational event this upcoming weekend. The intention of this event is to expand Gymkhana’s reach, and to increase it’s popularity. (like he hasn’t done so already :) ) He plans to do this by inviting some of the world’s top drivers to compete with him head to head on a specially designed Gymkhana course. Not to mention, these events are a great way for DC Shoes to gain exposure. Clearly, this event is building on the success of Block’s previous gymkhana videos: one, two, and three.

The event will take place this upcoming Friday and Saturday (December 3rd and 4th) at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California. Some of the invited hot shoe drivers for this weekend’s event include Tanner Foust, Andrew Comrie-Picard, and Vaughn Gitten Jr. As many of you know, Gymkhana is pretty much one giant drift-fest, so I’m looking forward to footage of this event. After things have concluded, feel free to send in any footage you may have and I will be happy to post it up on the site. (Subaru content or not! :) )

Video teaser after the break.