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wesley 12-19-2005 12:05 AM

Autocross 12/18/2005 Hialeah Park, FL
Well, besides a couple Mustangs, mine was one of the few Fords out there, and the only Focus that participated.

The good news: I came third in my class. [:)]
The bad news: There were only three in my class. [:(]
The excuse: My first time! Gimme a break!

I ended up in H-Stock and still got pwned, but damn it was fun. As soon as I figure out how to post pictures you'll see em. 50kB worth of pictures isn't that much; I'll go look it up tomorrow.

_RED_ 12-19-2005 08:28 AM

Cool cant wait to see the pics [:)]

MyBlackST 12-19-2005 08:49 AM

what were the other 2 cars in your class....what were the timesof them compared to your's? Were you in the novice class or straight up HS?

wesley 12-19-2005 02:31 PM

Best time was 50s, second best was 55s, third (mine) was 59. Considering I shaved off almost 4 seconds from my first run, I guess I can't beat myself up too much about it.

As far as the official results for my class, go to, click on calendar (as though you're going to sign up for the Dec 18th event), and there should be a link for the results. As of now they haven't posted them as yet; I'm hoping they do it sooner rather than later.

Lastly................................................there was.........a novice class?

Carrera26 12-19-2005 03:24 PM

Link doesn't work.

You guys are so lucky to get to have Winter events...

wesley 12-19-2005 03:31 PM

My bad. The comma was in the wrong place. The link should be working now.

Onyx flash 12-19-2005 03:48 PM

I didnt know Hialeah Park was set up for autox, when I left Miami (3 years ago) it was just not being used at all.

Carrera26 12-19-2005 04:49 PM

Gotta be fun to be within 1.5 seconds of a Skyline GTR in a Zetec sedan...

You guys have some NICE stuff out there racing. I think the combined value of your Super Stock and A Stock would buy every car in my region... twice.

wesley 12-19-2005 04:49 PM

If by set up you mean dropped cones and chalked parts of the course, then yeah, they did that. It's not like they had a loudspeaker system, or stands or anything. Just some small trailers, tents, tables, and that was it, nothing fancy.

We took 311 pictures for the whole day. I had to crop, resize and upload about 43 of them so that each was < 50KB, I guess they're pending approval now. They got some really good pics of me messing up big time in the first run; I did okay in all the other runs. You'll also see pics of two mustangs (the only other Fords that competed); they both really ripped up that course. The red one is a racing version, complete with *loud* engine, sticky tires and racing fuel fumes everywhere. They pulled it in on a trailer. HAH!

Anyway, I guess some time in the next 24-48 hours you guys will be able to see them. Like I said there are a whole lot more pictures, and in really good quality too. We used a Canon Digital Rebel, so it's really too bad you won't be able to see how good they really came out.

wesley 12-19-2005 06:22 PM

They've approved all the pictures. Somehow they got resized again, and now they're even smaller. Whatever, they're in my Photo Gallery. Enjoy...........don't laugh! [:)]

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