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CFed28 08-31-2009 03:22 PM

First time
 
So next week Im thinking about doing autox for the first time, going to run a stock car, just wondering if any of the vets have any pointers.

jayel579 08-31-2009 04:39 PM

Bring water, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses. Get there early, keep an open mind and ask for help from the instructors. You will be lost and slow out there but don't get discouraged. We were all there the first fews times also.

steve35svt 08-31-2009 08:02 PM

^^^ What he said said plus a way to add air to your tires. If rides are permitted during the event, ride with experienced drivers. We also, if they wish, have novices put hazard lights on when they stage if they want someone experienced to ride with them.

wrc_fan 08-31-2009 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by steve35svt (Post 2905942)
^^^ What he said said plus a way to add air to your tires. If rides are permitted during the event, ride with experienced drivers. We also, if they wish, have novices put hazard lights on when they stage if they want someone experienced to ride with them.

Sorry to jack the thread, but that's a good idea, I think sometimes its difficult for novices to pick out instructors. Or they may be intimidated to go talk to them when you have a big group of experienced drivers talking in a group.[thumb]

steve35svt 08-31-2009 10:17 PM

We also do a mandatory novice drivers meeting and course walk through after the normal one to help new people learn how to pick proper lines and try to prevent getting lost.

WD40 09-01-2009 05:13 PM

Good luck!
And, make sure you read the "Novice Guide to AutoCross" thread: [;)]
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=201879

Oh, and something often missed...
Clean out your car!
I'm talking the console, glove box, any garbage under your seats (if you're one of those folks) etc etc.
You won't believe how distracting that little things rattling around in the glove box can be. [eek]


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