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11-04-2011 10:53 AM
GodLovesUgly i mean we have our fair share of events, 24 events in 7 months.. buuuuuut i still want more! trying to free up some cash to make it down to the LVRSCCA club for an event or two over the winter.
11-04-2011 10:38 AM
tukaniSVT ^^ That stinks about waiting.

I guess having the heat down in South TX helps us enjoy fairly good dry weather for AutoX all year round. 12 Events / 12 Months with 3 divisionals in the summer and one national in the spring.

11-03-2011 09:30 PM
GodLovesUgly we have an average of 8-10 rookies per event, so we could run a rookie class, but instead we just give a trophy to the "rookie of the year."
imo a rookie class isn't fair, some rookie can come in the class with a vette and use pure power to smoke an automatic corolla that should be getting kudos for the car and class via PAX.
meh, all this talk about autocross is giving me withdrawals.. and i still have 4.5 months until the next event!!
11-03-2011 04:50 PM
tukaniSVT No Rookie Class huh ... interesting.

I guess it depends on how many people you have going to the AutoX in your region.

Well, sgtsmasher if you don't have the backseats ... I guess just do what GodLovesUgly suggested to you ... and just run it as it is. You definitely will learn where you stand and what mods you will need to do once you get in there.

For you first time ... just go out and have some fun. That's really what it's all about.

11-03-2011 03:29 PM
GodLovesUgly we don't have rookie classes in our region, and the i'm pretty sure the idaho region doesn't either. so be prepared to run with the general crowd if need be.
i would just go with whatever you have on your car now, tires and all. you will learn so much more with out em'
11-03-2011 02:46 PM
sgtsmasher Yea that prolly wont happen with the rear seats going back in i dont have the hardware or seats to do it or the patience either and as far as that goes also if all else fails i could just turn it into a sick street car
11-03-2011 02:04 PM
tukaniSVT Oh and going back over your list ... I would skip on the body kit. That's just added weight that will get beat up anyways.

11-03-2011 02:00 PM
tukaniSVT ^^ I see ^^

Sometimes the classes can throw people off.

So, sgtsmasher, I recommend you put back your rear seats and carpet, grab your stocks 15s (to start) or some nice light weight 15s and wrap them in some sticky tires (plenty of options here). That should get you going pretty nicely and be in a class you can be more competitive, once you get use to your first time out.

You will begin in a Rookie Class for your first few events.

And when you go ... Find a few people to ride in to get a feel of a car at speed around the course. Something that is close to your car specs ... like don't jump into a Mustang or Corvette, lol. Unless you just wanna feel the power for fun. That helped me plenty when I first started out.

11-03-2011 12:37 PM
wrc_fan Removed interior beyond rear seats goes to EP.
11-03-2011 10:17 AM
GodLovesUgly stripped interior is not allowed in STX.
if it were to be an SP class it would be FSP instead of DSP.
i i'm thinking more along the lines of SMF.. i don't really know though.

edit: btw, if you are planning on making this an autox only car, i'd think about getting different wheels.
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