About the Author

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I’m in my eleventh year of autocross racing and I stopped counting events a few years ago after leaving 200 in the dust. My first class wins were at three SCCA National events in 2014. This was five years after entering the sport. National event trophy results are as follows. The car driven was a 2000 Corvette unless otherwise noted.

2020: 3rd BS Bristol Fall; 3rd CS Dixie Winter (Honda S2000)

2019: 3rd ES Bristol Match (Porsche 944)

2018: 1st BS Peru; 2nd BS Charlotte Match; 3rd BS Dixie

2016: 1st BS Grenada Match; 2nd BS Dixie; 3rd BS Wilmington Pro-Solo; 4th BS Wilmington

2015: 1st BS Wilmington; 1st BS Georgia Match; 4th BS Dixie

2014: 1st BS Wilmington; 1st BS Atlanta Match; 1st BS Peru Match

I trophied in 11th place of 48 drivers in B-Street at the 2016 Solo Nationals on my second visit to Lincoln. Mostly thanks to that performance I was named the Tennessee Valley Region 2016 Solo Driver of the Year, a great honor I’ll always cherish. In 2018 I went to the Solo Nationals again and trophied in 9th place in B-Street.

I write what I think I’ve learned about Autocross driving in hopes it will be of value to others coming up in the sport. Periodically I go back and read the crazy stuff I’ve written to see if it still holds up. Sometimes you’ll run across a new update to an old post.

Thank you to all those who have been my teachers. Of particular note, I wish to thank multi-time SCCA national champions Alan (McConnel) McCrispin and Steve Brolliar who gave invaluable assistance and advice early on and continue helping me to Save more Time.

By the way, I will never ask for money or allow advertising on this site.

Additional writings by Ed Fisher Jr.

Needle At Sea Bottom  An espionage/adventure novel set primarily in Venezuela and Tennessee.

Available for Kindle at: link

Uptown Chick and Other Stories Uptown Chick relates a summer evening adventure as three twenty-somethings, two boxing buddies and a beautiful girl, drive into the Ohio countryside on a mission to liberate a dog from incarceration. Igor’s Moment is a tale of friendship between two wrestlers, one described as “possibly the least handsome high-school student in the country” who achieves a remarkably unlikely victory. They Fade Out is a surrealistic dream about the end of the world as experienced in a small California town. Bobby’s Camera is the story of a hidden feature left in the design of a nuclear power plant that proves critical one night when things go wonky at Scottsboro Reactor Number 1.

Available for Kindle at: link

A Vector-Dynamic Interpretation of the Eight Core Meta-Techniques in T’ai Chi Ch’uan  A new interpretation of the eight essential techniques in the martial art T’ai Chi Ch’uan.

Available for Kindle at: link

6 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Before I read the results in part 2 of your recent article, I did the calculations myself. After looking at your results, I think that omitting the acceleration on the entry straight is a mistake. My results show the same trend, but much less sensitivity. At 0.1g acceleration I get the fastest time for 50ft rad at 5.353s, and at 0.6g acceleration I get 35ft rad at 5.006s.

    Thanks for setting up this calculation, very fun bench racing.

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  2. HI and thanks so much. Your pointed analytical skill is helping me, specifically weaning me away from being smooth, which is turning out to be slow.

    A possible new topic or question: Have you tried simulators, and do you have any recommendation for any SIM software that does well to simulate/help/train autocrossing?

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    • I would love to find a SIM software that would work for autocross. I’ve done a small amount of investigation, but haven’t found anything suitable so far. Let me know of anything you find.

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