|06-22-2006 08:00 PM|
Not to mention getting super-cool opportunities like being a Corner-worker at road races, which can eventually turn into being a safety worker at major professional races. We had at least one guy at the US Grand Prix a couple years ago, and every race you see on TV probably has SCCA members on every corner, just feet from the action.
I remember being right at the downshift point after a long straight, and had the shockwave from a 10,000 RPM full-race RX-7 punch me in the chest as it downshifted for the corner 5 feet from me.
|06-22-2006 05:36 PM|
No on the membership requirement.
Most clubs will let you race, unless it's a larger Divisional or Regional type event.
Membership does have it's priveleges.
It's generally less expensive (charge different rates for non-members),
to the point that in a half-dozen events, you'll make up for the cost of the membership.
You also get an annual subscription to Sports Car Mag, and...STICKERS!
Seriously though, if you get to an event, and like it (you will), I'd highly recommend joining up.
|06-22-2006 05:18 PM|
|zal||question: do i have to join SCCA to autocross?|
|06-22-2006 05:04 PM|
Here's a link to your local SCCA club. Find out when the next event is and go check it out. You'll be blown away by how fun it is!
|06-22-2006 02:35 PM|
^^^Nope...not at all like drifting (if you are, you're scrubbing off speed).
And, nope on the e-brake.
Check this out for some good info:
A Novice Guide to Autocross
And, yes, by all means, try it out sometime if you have the chance!
I've got several vids of my runs here: (though, I don't have anything in there from 2006 yet)
|06-22-2006 02:17 PM|
cann you autocross in an automatic ? lol .
is autox kinda like drifting? where you gotta pull the ebrake and all that stuff? that would be kinda confusing to keep up with everything for me
|06-22-2006 09:40 AM|
Here are the Raw times for the Event...
#26 Aaron Lehmer = Carrera 26 (I know I had a 31 in me, oh well...)
#56 Jeremiah Johnson = SonicBlueSVT (Again, great job on a techincal course)
Not a Focus, but here's a video of the course from the roof-cam of an SM Evo VIII MR.
|06-22-2006 02:05 AM|
|SonicBlueSVT||It was way AWESOME! I just want to say thanks again Aaron, for all your help that day. Yea i was extremely dissappointed in the off course, just because so many others were doing it, and i didn't want to be one of them, but i was. oh well, at least i didn't hit any cones. plus i got my time down to a 34.505 that i was surprised/pleased with. Right now i'm anxious. Can't wait till the 16th.|
|06-19-2006 10:04 PM|
|06-19-2006 08:12 PM|
|nov173||wow....that's always cool when a stock car can beat modded car. it kinda makes the other person feel like they just...well.. stink at drivin. LOL hey it's all in fun tho. as long as you have fun and learn along the way it's a win win|
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