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07-15-2006 10:23 PM
liquid01 If you never try it you wont know... I`m SM and do pretty good..
07-11-2006 05:00 AM
Soaper Used to run 4cyl cars on the dirt track... but dirt to pavement is different. And i ended up quitting the dirt races cause i landed in the hospital for a few weeks after my car flipped.... several times. anyway ill look more into it and see further on... gotta make it back from iraq still


Later and thanks

Smitty
07-10-2006 10:18 PM
SVT_BMXer i soooo regret not autoX before i modded my car...now id most likely get killed in whatever class id need to run in.
07-10-2006 10:02 PM
Oni If I were going to dump $15k into a focus, I'd be going for a full-out race car for the NASA spec Focus racing series. Or maybe I would buy a used fully-prepped rally car and just try out one of my dreams. It's your money in the end, but I wouldn't dump such a large amount into a car you've yet to even race. The only way to know what your car needs to better adapt to your driving style and your driving style to adjust for its driving character for maximum speed is to learn how to drive it the way it is.

Better yet, save all that money for track days and other events for the next decade for you and whatever car you have at the time. Build a used stripped race car for fun! The possibilities are endless.

If I could, I would buy a used sports bike, and make it into a track going vehicle. They're less expensive to maintain, run, and replace, blah, blah... this is a focus forum.

You just have to suck it up and try it. Spend that measely $25-50 to participate, stop making excuses to not do it, and just go and have the fun everyone keeps telling you that you'll have. Learn much more about how to drive your car in a legal and safe environment in good company. Honestly, you have nothing to lose but the time you waste telling yourself, "I'll do it once I..."

Enough preaching and to answer the original post, yes I do participate in SCCA events - specifically, Solo II. I run STS, and I'm in first place right now out of consistency of attendance. I was doing very well starting out in the season and slowly closing the gap on the best competitor in my class. However, as of late I have been losing time on him. I think it's time for a driving school... and uh, to install that Koni Sport Kit that's been sitting in my garage for over a month and a half now. I'm actually considering selling it and possibly getting camber plates instead since those (I believe) would be more beneficial than a stiffer suspension. Ideally, I should keep the suspension and eventually get the camber plates, but money runs low. I still need to pay off the money I owe my university and enroll for the fall!
07-10-2006 09:26 PM
arrestmespi i was 1 second slower then a viper on the autox last sunday i only got one run in do to hitting debris on the course and losing a tire after my first run ( irun slow on my first run) and that was from his best run. I am kind of happy
07-10-2006 03:52 PM
Carrera26 ^^^Have you ever tried it? If nothing else, it's great training for wheel to wheel racing.
"If Autocross was any easier, it'd be Road Racing"
07-08-2006 12:09 AM
Soaper i dont want to auto x... i want to compete agianst other vechiles wheel to wheel racing as u put it also / drag typa deal... But yeah... just gotta figure some stuff out


Smitty
07-07-2006 09:29 AM
cruzstyle the sooner he gts it done the better he will know his car and its limits if u wants to and can do it know and thats his mind set on prioriys then let him do it. ater al thats what makes us motor heads
07-07-2006 03:44 AM
zal i wouldn't honestly modify a car that much for autox, wait till you get to wheel-to-wheel racing before dumping for that level of mods
07-07-2006 01:43 AM
Soaper well... on top of money i've made in iraq i plan on dumping about 15K into a engine.... all in all id be around 20-25K with the foci when im done... i've made some nice cash over here and that's what ill spend it on... I dont do the dating scene anymore cause it's a friggin bore if u ask me... so my only girl is the focus... If some of u saw my other thread in zetec chat i wanna make a 2.0L push 25psi with a turbo.... if not a turbo ill look into superchargers later on when i get back to the states.... But besides racing solo... whats the other SCCA race... u can race ur car agianst other cars... like u kno look out the window and haha another car... yeah that typa stuff... what would it take to compete there... I used to do solo/time with my fiero but wanted to go on to something more hmmm advancing.. I got money to back a engine... i just needa know what stuff i should do.... Anyone got any ideas?


Smitty
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