I am getting ready for my first auto-x in my focus here in a few days. I have auto crossed before but was wondering if there were any tips/hints/tricks that any veteran autocrossers could relay that are focus specific. everything from tire pressures to turn in to throttle application, anything helps. Just another broke racer trying to turn faster lap times. thanks
09-06-2006 01:21 PM
Walk the course. Over and over.
Eyes up. Look ahead, and not down.
Smooth throttle and brake application.
Walk the course.
09-06-2006 01:38 PM
45lbs up front, a little less in the back
If you are on stock tires and suspension you are going to sound like one continuous car accident in every corner. Meaning you are going to push through them.
Don't become overly exuberant yoru first time out and you will be fine.
09-06-2006 01:58 PM
I am gettin ready for my first auto-x this weekend too. I have an SVT though, just wondering if I should leave the traction control on, if I take the T/C off, the ABS will be gone too...
09-06-2006 02:26 PM
Originally posted by 04OrangeSVT I am gettin ready for my first auto-x this weekend too. I have an SVT though, just wondering if I should leave the traction control on, if I take the T/C off, the ABS will be gone too...
I would shut it off, I believe it would be an impedance on the track. Frush, can you speak to this a bit more?
09-06-2006 03:32 PM
The answers to all of your questions and more reside right here...