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06-16-2009 08:57 PM
steve35svt ^^ Agreed, I ran a Trans-Am in F stock, ESP, and finally to C-prepared, you learn alot and have fun learning too.
06-16-2009 10:18 AM
jayel579
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well i went to my first autocross today and oh my goodness it was the best day of my life. and i will deffinatly be doing this again. haha.

this thing was awesome. one of the best looking cars out there. but it had to much power and it couldn't hold on to the road.


This guys name was steve and he was a real help though out the day.
Yeah Dodge Vipers are kind of the Desert Eagle of the race car world, big loud and dumb. I run my mustang in F-Stock and I have heard this from more then a few pro-level drivers that if you are a competitive driver in F-stock you will probbably be pretty good in any other class. Pony cars are just very hard to drive, a lot of Hp, heavier car with by comparision to other cars marginal suspension. So if you got some tips from him you definitely good some great advice.
06-15-2009 09:04 PM
steve35svt Good job , thanks for the videos.
06-15-2009 07:32 AM
thehubster here are a couple of videos of some of the other cars running the course. i was behind the trailer in one section of the track so you can't see the whole thing. but i hope you enjoy.

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06-15-2009 06:00 AM
thehubster well i went to my first autocross today and oh my goodness it was the best day of my life. working wasnt even that bad. i worked the first heat and it gave be a chance to watch and learn alittle. It was really cool. Then i got my car out there. oh my i never new my car could go like that but i must say that my tires are not good for autox. i was squeeling the whole way around. i had one of the guys ride with me and he said that i had good lines but i just wasn't agressive enough. so he set me up with a ride along. It was in a race car. this guy had rebuilt a lancer evo. it was completely stiped on the inside and it had every suspension mod imaginable. that car was a beast. he took off and i couldn't even pick my head of the seat. it was the craziest 46 second ride i have ever taken. and man that dude was an agressive driver. so my next run i get in my car and i pushed it. knocked nearly 3 seconds off my time. The best time i got while i was there was a 54.6. to put it in perspective the evo got a 46. i like my car even more now and i will deffinatly be doing this again. haha.

Here are a few pics of the cars that where there. unfortunatly i didn't get any photos of the car i road in.

this guy was really good and that car is awesome


this thing was awesome. one of the best looking cars out there. but it had to much power and it couldn't hold on to the road.




This guys name was steve and he was a real help though out the day.








So there you go and here is a link to a video of one of my runs. this guy was there and he was just taking videos.

http://www.fullsolo.org/videos/cover...x-john-huberty

hope you enjoy.
06-14-2009 08:49 PM
steve35svt
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thanks man. but it is texas. its supposed to be raining right now where i am and its not. its perfectly clear out. haha i leave in about 2 hours and i really can't wait.
Lucky you. Rained all day for me. The only thing that made the day worth it was the full drift around a second gear sweeper!
06-14-2009 03:22 AM
thehubster thanks man. but it is texas. its supposed to be raining right now where i am and its not. its perfectly clear out. haha i leave in about 2 hours and i really can't wait.
06-13-2009 08:50 PM
steve35svt Yes, they still run in the rain, we only pause for thunder storms for cone picker saftey. I would say run the tires a little higher in pressure to open the tread blocks up to help hydroplaning thruogh puddles. There is more grip than you think but ALOT LESS warning when the grip disappears. Start slow. Running in the wet can give a huge education in car control.
06-13-2009 08:45 AM
thehubster So i got to looking at the weather for tomarrow which is going to be my first autocross and it looks like it is going to be raining. though it is texas so it may be like 110 for all the weather man knows. they still run autocross if its raining right. and if it is raining what are some tips to help me out in the rain.
06-12-2009 08:13 AM
Dcl2049 I'll do about 6 runs on a fairly long track (they are usually in the neighborhood of 60 seconds) with lots of high speed WOT sections and generally I won't use up more than 1/8 tank or so. In fact if I fill it up, I leave the track with the needle still barely on Full.

However most of the time I run a 1/2 tank or less. I don't really notice the sloshing and I don't want to starve the fuel pump by running it empty. I do run a fairly stiff suspension though so that might have a little to do with it. I seem to be much faster without a ton of gas in the tank since my car has 0 power and likes to maintain low RPM (auto).

If you know where your weight is shifting then the sloshing isn't too much of an issue IMO. The only time it's really funky is quick turns like slaloms or chicago boxes and if you're pretty fluid with those generally you can keep it all together. With long sweepers you know where your weight is going and you can still transition smoothly.
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