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    • mattschildsmattschilds
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      I have an H-Street car. Looking at last year nobody did enough races in H-Street to qualify in the day series and the people that got first and second in the night series only ran 3 races.

      I had a blast running Novice last year. It was competitive all year and in the day series came down to the last race.

      Is there a downside (other than getting my butt handed to me by the fast guys) to running Pro class?

      Could I run Pro in one series and H-Street in the other?

      I plan to run the ETR SCCA series. Is running Pro in the Highlands series do anything to my ability to run H-Street in SCCA races?

    • Keith YoungTEAMEFFORT
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      Hi Matt

      First let me say. Great job in Novice 2018 !!!  Now to your ????

      To the best of my knowledge.   Yes you Could run Pro in one series and H-Street in the other.

      For 2019 SCCA HS class Pax index is 0.780 Arguably the most advantages pax index for cars, particularly on small tracks.

      ( Let the “Arguably” comments ensue)  Everyone has there opinions. And please remember I don’t make the pax index.

      Running Pro class in the Highlands series does not mean you have turned “PRO”. It does not do anything to your ability to run H-Street in SCCA races or other non “PRO” classes.

      In my opinion – If you are looking for top level serious competitors, stiff competition and modern day gladiators of autocross? Then put on your big boy paints, strap your Snell approved helmet on tight, leave all fragile ego’s at home in the basement cowering in a dark corner and sign up your weapon of choice in Pro class — because: These ARE the droids you’re looking for! May the Force be with Master Matt



    • Frank ForcinoFrank Forcino
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      Matt, I think you should do it. I’m going to do pro with the Civic in at least one of the series. More competition, the more fun. But I will run regular GS at ETR because I don’t want to lose to all the corvettes and mustangs.

    • mattschildsmattschilds
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      I guess I better figure out how to go faster.

      I am going to try and talk some more folks into it so we can have a big class.

      Frank, ETR is going to be HS for sure.

      Can we move the start of the season up about 2 months?

    • Chris PolhamusChris Polhamus
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      You can also “class up”, run whatever ST class your Civic is in, for example.  I’d stay in HS for SCCA events.  I know STS/STX(?) means more letters than just making a P.


    • stephen hauptstephen haupt
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      u need a well prepped car for a pax class,it also helps if the pax for your class is in your favor-which they seem to be if you have a car that a supporting manufacturer is trying to sell…just my opinion…never enter your hs car in a higher class(st,ect) unless u want to lose for sure…i would love to see you in pro matt-i think your driving is up for it and your car is good for the class also-seems to be well preped also…….steve h.

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