View Full Version : Need help picking a SoloII class

12-15-2005, 01:40 AM
I ran all of last season in TDS class, and did alright in the class. But I recently have been hearing a lot of people saying that the GTS is not very compedative in DS. I see a lot of 7th gen Celicas running in STS and STX classes. My question is, what class is the GTS most compedative in?

12-15-2005, 02:08 AM
You could only race in STS- STX is for forced induction (>2.0L) or high displacement engines. You would also be uncompetitive in STS- I believe the Lancer Evo fits the critera.

The Celica gets screwed.

12-15-2005, 03:27 AM
So there is no "good" class for the Celica in Solo II?

12-15-2005, 09:25 PM
Not really, from what I've heard and read.

The 2006 rulebook was just released, and it's still the same.

12-15-2005, 09:31 PM
Damn. Do you think that I would make things harder for myself if I left stock class? I know the NA MR2's are that way...

12-15-2005, 11:46 PM
I was completely wrong, Celicas are very competitive in STX:

I didn't read the entire rulebook (http://scca.com/_filelibrary/File/2006_solo_rules.pdf). Even though the Evo has a 2.0L engine, it isn't allowed to compete in STX, it and the STi are in STU.

So... Go STX.

12-15-2005, 11:55 PM
what about sts? Its the same thing more or less but with LSD's. I've seen a lot of GTS's running in STS. Do you think I'd stand a better chance there than in GS with the Mini-S'

12-16-2005, 02:43 AM
Uh... I have no idea, I haven't really raced. I've just been reading up on the rulebooks and talking to people.

Solo2.org (http://solo2.org/) has a forum that'll answer your questions far better than I can. I hang out there because they're based in St. Louis.

12-16-2005, 09:40 PM
thanks for the info, I'll check them out.

12-20-2005, 01:15 AM
If you are trying to be competitive, it all depens on who you're racing against.

Don't forget, R compound tires are allowed in stock class, but not in ST classes.

If your car fits in stock class right now, I'd stay in stock class. Do your best to drive faster. The key parts to autocross are improving your skills and setting up your car PROPERLY!

A GTS can be very cometetive in stock class, with the right setup and a good nut behind the wheel!

Good luck!

12-21-2005, 09:33 PM
A GTS can be very cometetive in stock class, with the right setup and a good nut behind the wheel!

I'm half way there! Now all I have to do is get good...