2007 Eclipse Autocross w/ Video

Friday August 6, 2010

If you’re into customizing your car and haven’t heard of the SCCA (Sport Car Club of America) this is something you need to read. The 2007 Eclipse you see in the pictures is one of our customers that daily drives his car but also stays pretty active with his local SCCA autocross scene on the weekends.

Autocross tests your ability to push your driving skills to the limits while racing around a course marked with traffic cones. Airfields and large parking lots are typical venues for the over 1000 Autocross events held throughout the United States each year. You do not need the newest or highest end car to compete and drivers from all skill levels are welcome. “SCCA is where anyone from a beginner to a seasoned veteran can improve their driving skills and have a blast doing it.” – Quote from SCCA.com

Antonio Adrade, owner of the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS started adding some light performance parts to his Eclipse and decided to see what the car was capable of. After a quick zip code search on SCCA’s website he found the closest event location and headed out. Here’s a little info from Antonio about his experience so far.

“My chapter dedicates special attention to newcomers. They even have season competitors walk the course with you before you race. At the beginning of every event they go over the rules, safety, etc. They divide the racers into 2 or 3 groups. While a group is racing the other is working safety and picking up cones on the track. Your first few events they will consider you a novice and your times will be compared to the other novices. It’s a great place to meet people and to push the limits of your vehicle. It’s a blast, GUARANTEED!” – Antonio Andrade

To find events in your area visit www.scca.com.

If you drive a 4th Gen Eclipse check out our 2006+ Eclipse Performance Parts page to see what we have to help your Eclipse perform better. Here is a list of Antonio’s Eclipse performance modifications.

Fujita Cold Air Intake
Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
RIPP Mods Longtube Headers
RRE Pulley Kit
Front and Rear Drilled and Slotted Rotors
Megan Racing Coilover Damper Kit
Tanabe Strut Tower Bar
Progress Rear Sway Bar
Carbon Fiber Hood

Check out the links below to view some of our most popular 4th Gen Eclipse Part categories.

2006+ Eclipse Exhaust Systems

2006+ Eclipse Cold Air Intake Systems

2006+ Eclipse Suspension Braces

2006+ Eclipse Lowering Springs

If you have any questions or just want to share your thoughts please let us know by using the comment reply box below.

4 Responses to “2007 Eclipse Autocross w/ Video”

  1. Very nice eclipse the owner should definitely check out club4g.org! :)

  2. yes, if you drive a 4th gen Eclipse you need to be on Club4g.org! Awesome community of Eclipse owners with TONS of usefull info and always down to give good advice… get on those boards now all your Eclipse owners :)

  3. Steve

    I have a 2nd gen eclipse and I need to find one of these events in my area. Put some of my mods to the test. Looks like a lot of fun.

  4. Ghost

    Very nice bro. Hey I got a 06 GS Eclipse and Im looking to fix it up! Any advise on where to start?

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