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WeeAsp 06-23-2008 09:20 AM

NEW - AX Course Reference
 
The local Benz club started something this year that I thought I would share.

They post the course layout in advance of the event.

I thought that it would be a good idea for us to post course layouts for refence and use in other clubs around the country.

If you've ever designed an AX course, it is not easy and often designs get tired because of the physical constraints of the lots.

So, you can take a little from here or a little from there to mix things up a bit.

Below are courses from the current season. If you have course layouts that you can/will share, please post them here.

Autocross 1:

http://www.gws-mbca.org/ax/ax-08/ax08-1_course.pdf

Autocross 2:

http://www.gws-mbca.org/ax/ax-08/ax08-2_course.pdf

Autocross 3:

http://www.gws-mbca.org/ax/ax-08/ax08-3_course.pdf


I'll keep posting the courses from our series.

Please, do the same. [thumb]

Blurvfocus 07-10-2008 08:53 PM

Well I love the idea, but around these parts they usually just make it up as they go. A few weeks ago at Lancaster, PA they did have a map, but only one copy (I traced it), and the second half of the course was completely different than the map. So that's where we stand here.

On the other hand, If they set courses up like the ones your showing, I'd have to have a map- They look like some confusing courses, with all those places that get used multiple times. I'd really be in trouble. I'd run out of gas out there going round and round trying to find the end...

WeeAsp 07-10-2008 09:17 PM

They get pretty tricky for us on occasion. We like the use of decision cones because of space constraints.

Dudes ZX3 07-20-2008 08:09 AM

This can give you a idea of how Philly does things at Warminster. Obviously we are stuck with limited options.
http://www.paulgarvin.net/maxq/warmi...-13paul004.jpg

thehubster 07-22-2008 08:51 PM

man i wish i new how to get into this stuff. i love my car and where i live all the roads a straight and flat i hate it. i want to do this but i am afriad it will cost to much and hurt my car.

WeeAsp 07-22-2008 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thehubster (Post 2246111)
man i wish i new how to get into this stuff. i love my car and where i live all the roads a straight and flat i hate it. i want to do this but i am afriad it will cost to much and hurt my car.

Getting involved is EASY.

In your area, check out the Texas Spokes Autocross Group. They are affiliated with the Lone Star Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

Check them out.

http://www.spokes.org/

Contact Sasha Lanz at 972-235-4305

She can get you started.

Cost too much? No way. Average cost for an event is $30 and requires NO SPECIAL PREPARATION for the car. The vehicle simply needs to have a valid inspection (if your state requires one) and good tires and brakes.

Will it hurt my car? Very and I mean VERY LITTLE chance of that happening. The truth is driving on the street is arguably more abusive to the car than autocross. Certainly the tires wear a bit more, but not appreciably unless you are out every weekend.

Give it a shot! You won't regret it![race]

Blurvfocus 07-23-2008 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thehubster (Post 2246111)
i am afriad it will cost to much and hurt my car.

Your car will actually like it.

Dudes ZX3 07-23-2008 08:29 PM

LOL- it will only hurt the tires.

I have close to 100k on my car, about 10 events in the past 2 seasons and have yet to break a thing. Just need to replace the tires and brakes-

It's not the typical wheel to wheel racing you may be imagining.

Blurvfocus 07-23-2008 08:48 PM

Even when you whack the cones "at speed", it doesn't hurt anything. Get out there!

Sn4ckM4st3r 07-24-2008 05:13 AM

I REALLY want to try and get into Auto X. Not sure where around my parts to start looking. But i think it would be fun to get into.


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