My name is Kris Hudson and I live in NC. I’ve been a huge racing fan for all of my life. I started sim racing a long time ago as a cheap way to scratch my racing itch. Eventually I found my way into Autocross with my 2003 350z. I put a decent amount into the Z to try to get it to go faster and I had a blast doing it. Then, earlier this year, I decided to sign up for a HPDE at CMP. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited about going. Needless to say, I was immediately hooked. The Z was solid and fast but I’m not as interested in going fast as I am competing wheel to wheel with other drivers. SpecZ is basically dead, so my plan was to sell the Z and go with a spec miata, E30, or 944.
As fate would have it, Walter Araya was my classroom instructor for the weekend. After hearing him talk about racing the E30 it definitely peaked my interest. When I saw the cars on the track, and how many participants there were, I started to get really really interested. And when Walter went on to talk about the Spec E30 community, I was sold! After I got home I started to get the Z cleaned up so I could sell my baby of 12 years. It was bittersweet but I knew I had to do it to realize my dream of racing wheel to wheel.
I’m happy to say that the Z went to a good home this past weekend. Now the challenge is to find a spec e30. I definitely don’t want to build because I would rather start working on getting my comp license while I learn the car. So I’m looking for a decently sorted spec E30 but not necessarily looking for a top of the line car. I love tinkering and doing my own work on cars so as long as I have a solid running base to work with I’ll be happy. So if you all know anyone in the southeast who is interested in selling their car let me know. I’ll continue to diligently check the classifieds around the internet.
I’m signed up for VIR on August 25th and 26th but I’m without a car for now. I’m hoping to find a car to run before then, but if I don’t, I’m still planning to attend to try to talk to some of the spec e30 guys and get some advice. Hope to see you all on the track soon!