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scironzts 09-22-2003 12:16 PM

road racing
 
anyone here do this? or are you all strictly 1/4 mile and auto-X folks?

Infra3sv 09-22-2003 12:19 PM

are you serious? check out the old forums. I can't find much about autocrossers. No one posts much even though the foci are much better suited for corners than they are for straightaways.

viney266 09-23-2003 05:51 PM

I road race, but I do it on motorcycles, there is a guy nbamed gary kole that roadraces a svt focus. I met him at summit point one weekend, nice guy in his 40's with a full cage ( reguired) in the svt, the neat part is he still keeps the tags on the car for the street. Most people drag because it is easy, I have a wagon so I think autocrossing would be rough, now the porsche 914 I have,....hmmmm.

Chick 09-24-2003 02:01 AM

I'd like to try it but no I have never done it.

EuroZX3 09-24-2003 02:35 AM

i know a few SVT'rs that do scca solo shit. i really want too but not with this focus. i want this one to have a nice interior, exterior, system, and no limits on mods.... if i ever race SCCA it will be in an SVT or an oldddddd GTI

scironzts 09-28-2003 08:10 PM

i'm thinking about doing some SCCA or NASA stuff whenever the car is paid off. but i'm building up my stockpile of parts to handle the requirements. like, the 8-point cage is going in soon, and i'll be getting seats and harnesses soon, as well as focusing on the suspension system, etc. once the warranty is up, turbo or supercharger will go in to aide in the low-end torque department.

Infra3sv 09-29-2003 10:53 PM

My bad. I thought you meant street racing, like fast and furious. [bash] [slap]

finalley 10-11-2003 09:05 PM

I just tried it for the first time yesterday at Nelson ledges . It was a Fundayz event, a blast and a half. About 20 cars showed up. From an Indy type open wheel to 2 mini coopers. It wasnt a sanctioned race, just everyones "own personal best". we were all on the track at the same time. check it out, there is another next fri. http://fastone.com/Nelson99/dayz02.html Oh, I was in my stock Svtf and it really held its own , only limited by MY ineptness.

Egz 10-13-2003 10:05 AM

I'll be going to VIR in novermeber. Usually, I do autox.

garyk 10-20-2003 12:07 PM

hey vinney
 
thanks for that age guess. actually i am 52. anyone who would like to get a ridealong when i am at summit point (go there for almost all open track days, nasa and emra events) are welcome to see if you like it. i most likely will miss the 11/1 &2 nasa event as i will be going to carolina motorsports to instruct. there are some good shots of car at summit on another site. pm me if you would like info. and vinney, finally broke down and got coilovers. now i can use 3rd gear in one and five at summit. and can carry 4th from turn seven till pit out on front straight and catch 5th gear there. on 10/1 ate up several 911's and an m3 on the inside of nine. the car really handles now. now what do i do with the intax and goldline springs and the spax adjustable shocks and struts.


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