My interest started in school when I my college would compete in SAE Mini-baja and Formula SAE. So autoX always seemed to be a natural fit for an automotive activity after graduation. I've been a Nissan tuner most of the time. I did the Euro-tuner route w/ an old 190E Benz and more recently w/ my old E46 Bimmer (which the Leaf replaces) but RWD JDM cars have always been my thing. Watching Initial D over the years has really messed me up in my automotive inclinations.
What SCCA class do you run in when you autoX? Is your car in a Mod class? Man... a boosted 800 hp vehicle as light as yours (under 3000 lbs) must be a handful in autoX. Do you dial down the boost for autoX? Definitely takes a deft hand and foot to dodge the cones w/ that beast I'll bet.
Do you compete in regional events? It's been a few years since I've competed. I pretty much only go to practice days now when I do. Lots more runs and we always get a chance to swap cars freely.