NEW - AX Course Reference - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > Autocross Racing

Autocross Racing The place to discuss information about autocross stats, tips and events. Track sanctioned events only.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2008, 08:20 AM   #1
WeeAsp
Resident Curmudgeon
 
WeeAsp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Fan#: 42718
Location: NOVA
What I Drive: 2002 RED SVT Focus

Posts: 4,360
FF Reputation: 175 WeeAsp Excellent Standing MemberWeeAsp Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.


__________________
FORMER Avenging Moderator of the Apocalypse and Leader of the Axis of Oversteer

"I live with fear every day and sometimes, she lets me race."

2002 SVT Focus... Stock
WeeAsp is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
Blurvfocus
Focus Fanatic
 
Blurvfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15299
Location: Temple, PA
What I Drive: 03 ZX3 Wine Cooled Eng.

Posts: 2,199
FF Reputation: 54 Blurvfocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
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...
__________________
Often wrong but never in doubt.
Blurvfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
WeeAsp
Resident Curmudgeon
 
WeeAsp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Fan#: 42718
Location: NOVA
What I Drive: 2002 RED SVT Focus

Posts: 4,360
FF Reputation: 175 WeeAsp Excellent Standing MemberWeeAsp Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
They get pretty tricky for us on occasion. We like the use of decision cones because of space constraints.
__________________
FORMER Avenging Moderator of the Apocalypse and Leader of the Axis of Oversteer

"I live with fear every day and sometimes, she lets me race."

2002 SVT Focus... Stock
WeeAsp is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2008, 07:09 AM   #4
Dudes ZX3
Focus Addict
 
Dudes ZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23416
Location: Lower Bucks, PA
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black Focus ZX3

Posts: 995
FF Reputation: 10 Dudes ZX3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
This can give you a idea of how Philly does things at Warminster. Obviously we are stuck with limited options.
__________________
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 . 5speed . 105k+ . www.scca.com
Dudes ZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #5
thehubster
Focus Addict
 
thehubster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Fan#: 46763
Location: Little Rock, AR
What I Drive: 2002 Blue Focus SVT

Posts: 1,384
FF Reputation: 2 thehubster Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
__________________
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
C. S. Lewis
thehubster is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 08:18 PM   #6
WeeAsp
Resident Curmudgeon
 
WeeAsp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Fan#: 42718
Location: NOVA
What I Drive: 2002 RED SVT Focus

Posts: 4,360
FF Reputation: 175 WeeAsp Excellent Standing MemberWeeAsp Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehubster View Post
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!
__________________
FORMER Avenging Moderator of the Apocalypse and Leader of the Axis of Oversteer

"I live with fear every day and sometimes, she lets me race."

2002 SVT Focus... Stock
WeeAsp is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 05:36 PM   #7
Blurvfocus
Focus Fanatic
 
Blurvfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15299
Location: Temple, PA
What I Drive: 03 ZX3 Wine Cooled Eng.

Posts: 2,199
FF Reputation: 54 Blurvfocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehubster View Post
i am afriad it will cost to much and hurt my car.
Your car will actually like it.
__________________
Often wrong but never in doubt.
Blurvfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 07:29 PM   #8
Dudes ZX3
Focus Addict
 
Dudes ZX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23416
Location: Lower Bucks, PA
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black Focus ZX3

Posts: 995
FF Reputation: 10 Dudes ZX3 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
__________________
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 . 5speed . 105k+ . www.scca.com
Dudes ZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2008, 07:48 PM   #9
Blurvfocus
Focus Fanatic
 
Blurvfocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Fan#: 15299
Location: Temple, PA
What I Drive: 03 ZX3 Wine Cooled Eng.

Posts: 2,199
FF Reputation: 54 Blurvfocus Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Even when you whack the cones "at speed", it doesn't hurt anything. Get out there!
__________________
Often wrong but never in doubt.
Blurvfocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2008, 04:13 AM   #10
Sn4ckM4st3r
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Fan#: 24432
Location: Bowling Green, Ky
What I Drive: 2002 Stealth ZX3

Posts: 4,142
FF Reputation: 91 Sn4ckM4st3r Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
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.
Sn4ckM4st3r is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ford Part Numbers reference... dchoward1977 General Technical Chat 13 10-23-2012 01:26 PM
Dual Deck with Infinity Reference new bgimpie Archive 0 09-20-2006 06:56 PM
eclipse titanium subs, mbquart reference series speakers theory Archive 11 09-03-2006 09:30 PM
Infinity Reference 300a Mono Amp LeeBkr311 Archive 0 06-22-2006 03:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:03 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.