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Old 09-17-2006, 10:09 AM   #20
GaryS
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Originally posted by Ataru
Funny.....

Neil R Wilson took 41st in GS in his SVTF
http://www.scca.com/Event/Result.asp?Ref2=84

David E Webb took 24th in HS in his Focus:
http://www.scca.com/Event/Result.asp?Ref2=42

Jason Kolk took 26th, Ryan Schnackenberg took 27th, Dan Townsend took 36th, and Van Townsend took 37th in SM in Focuses
http://www.scca.com/Event/Result.asp?Ref2=83

ALL at the 2005 Solo II Nationals....
Well CRAP! The only year I missed.


Quote:
Originally posted by Ataru
The Focus and the SVTF is not a viable competitor on a national level in just about ANY class.

Like I said.....there's a reason people aren't using the car on a national level. It's just not competitive enough. Too heavy, gearing wrong, not the right suspension.......whatever. People will buy and use the best car for the class if it will give an advantage. The Focus has none.



No......people do their research. At the national level competitors look at LOTS of factors to decide what will be the best car for the class in the following year. An SVTF just won't "win" nationals. A Focus in HS probably won't either.
Well put.

In spite of this I will probably be driving my ZX3 in STS next season. My Miata is over 16 years old and will be retired from autocross duty when its last set of Kumhos is gone. No better than I drive I figure I can do as well in the Focus in STS as I was doing in the Miata in CSP.

I won't be running at Nationals again. As fun as it is (and it is fun) finishing at, or near, the bottom of my class gets old after awhile.
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