I searched for "acronyms" in all open forums and had no luck.
Is there an exsiting "acronmym list" for those used in the forums ? If so, can someone point me there.
If one does not exist, I think it would be a plus for the entire community: Good learning resource and alleviate acronym clarification / definition posts (aka..not wasting anyone's time and/or bugging all you vets).
I'm a new member, and new to racing. I'm reading all I can trying to learn. Knowing what acronym's stand for what will no doubt help. When I come across one I don't know, I always try googling instead of posting.. and.. well.....
Car #: 68
Year : 91 Posts: 2359
SM - Spec Miata SCCA - Sports Car Club of America AFM - Air Flow Meter - 1.6 MAF - Mass Air Flow - 1.8 ECU - the 'puter SSM - Sealed spec Miata or Showroom Spec Miata CSM - Conferencse Spec Miata or Clark Spec Miata SMT - Spec Miata with a spec regional Tire CAS - Crank Angle Sensor - thing you turn on a 1.6 to set timing.
-------------------- Bruce Wilson 2010 Oregon Region Champ 2010 Monte Shelton Driver of the Year 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill E3 and Under 2 liter Overall Champion Oregon Region SM Class Advisor
Once you get past the gag reflex, the jelly ain't bad!
Car #: 30
Year : 1999 Posts: 652
LIFT7SPCT = Lance is Flagging Turn 7 So Punt Cottrell There.
Region: San Francisco Region
Car #: 14
Year : 1999 Posts: 453
A few more abbreviations and acronyms, not all Miata-specific, that you might encounter:
CAS - Cam Angle Sensor DOT - Dept. Of Transportation (usually in reference to DOT-approved tires) DFL - Dead F'ing Last (as in race finishing order) FIA - Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (international car/motorsports governing body, often used in reference to safety equipment standards) HANS - Head And Neck Support (head restraint device worn by many racers) LSD - Limited Slip Differential MAS - Mass Airflow Sensor P1, P2, etc. - 1st Place, 2nd Place, etc. NA, NB, NC - first-generation (90-97), second-generation (99-04), third-generation (06+) MX-5/Miatas, respectively POG - Plain Old Gas PPF - PowerPlant Frame (the aluminum girder between the tranny and diff) SFI - SFI Foundation Inc. (motorsports equipment safety standards organization) SOM - Steward Of the Meet (the chief steward at an SCCA race event) WHP - Wheel HorsePower (power as measured at the wheels by a chassis dynamometer)
-------------------- Viet-Tam Luu (a.k.a. "Tam") SFR-SCCA #14 ITS Director, SCCA San Francisco Region
IBL - In Before the Lock, used when a thread is gonna get locked because it is fubarred but you just have to get the last post before said lock. WWDD - What Would Devinney Do ITS - Improved Touring S, where you can run your big not so legal for SM motor or double dip for multiple races in a weekend. ITA - Improved Touring A, another double dip class for a race weekend. WTF - Used when anyone reads Mr Pink's posts
-------------------- All this has happened before, and will happen again
Wheel was all over it. This post / topic is specific to SM and racing.
Having a hard time believing that anyone would think somebody would seriously ask all of you about NET specific or any other kind of acronyms.. and not spcecific to SM and racing. You must get some beauties. ha..
The stuff B Wilson and Tam Luu added is the ticket. Thats stuff I'm talking about / looking for. And again, I gotta believe there is a least a handful of others that would appreciate.
Regardless.. I'll go out on a limb here and say a "SM & racing specific" acronymn list doesnt exit.
And also I've evidently got the green light to throw a post out when one gives me the deer in the head lights look.
btw: I'd say Lance won the humor battle in this thread with "LIFT7SPCT".
Worked for me too Joe. Stealin my acronym out of my acronym post.. well. I should have used it, and/or seen it coming !
While I'm here, I wanted to ensure I added "Thanks" to everyone for the posts and info. Not to mention the laughs. This will definitely help in processing everything I'm reading. I'm really looking forward to all of this and am doing a lot of reading right now while shopping for a donar.
Anyway.. I've only been a member for a few days but already its been so much help that I wanted to say thanks and chip in a little. So I made a donation this afternoon. Almost feels like stealing if I didnt.
Car #: 20
Year : 92 Posts: 1801
Greg and his wife will be on crew at Heartland Park this weekend with the Rollcamera.net, Hoosier tires, Volante's Gay Shoe Warehouse sponsored Spec Miata, driven by Steve Johnson. Should be the perfect introduction to SM racing, guaranteed to drive him back to sane and sober society in one weekend. wheel