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Old 06-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #11
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weeasp is there a tech inspection. Would I fail because of slightly bald tires?
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:17 AM   #12
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If you've never participated in an AX, the I would suggest that you try it.

You may have to get up early, but it is well worth it.

As for tech inspections... Yes, there is a tech inspection. For street tires, so long as there are no cords visible, you are good to go. That said, even if you fail a tech inspection, use it as a learning experience.

Come out. Even if you don't drive, there are plaenty of people, myself included, that are willing to take you for a ride.

PM me and I will give more detail as needed.
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Old 06-18-2007, 12:35 AM   #13
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ill be out there not sure If ill drive or not this one I might wait till I can get some tires.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:23 AM   #14
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Either way.

If you want, come out, I'll look at the car and let you know if it will pass. IF it does, then spend the money, have a good time.

If not, come by later and I'll take you for a ride along.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #15
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hey tom, if i drive down from NY can i crash at your place saturday night lol?
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:59 PM   #16
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If you need a place to crash, my place is always open to Foci owners.
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Still debating whether or not to come to this since it's only an hour from me

Won't be running though. Just watching.
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All are welcome. The Benz club puts on a good event.

Miniboon - It's a pretty long drive, but we could probably work something out.

Spectate, participate, whichever. It would be great to meet some other fanatics!
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:31 PM   #19
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What a great day for an AX !!!

We had nearly 50 cars turn out for the event which allowed for 7 total runs.

I wish I could say that I drove my best, but I didn't. I can say that I just wasn't able to get the tires dialed in where I wanted them or get enough turn in from the suspension, but it really was just not getting me dialed in.

Not sure why, but it was a less than stellar performance. Got lost on the first run - I have no idea where my head was since I thought it was a well laid out course. I kept over powering the tires and to compensate, I would adjust pressures and driving style. In the end, I think I was so screwed up that continuously fiddling with things made the situation worse.

just one of those days I suppose.

Unofficially, I think I finished 5th, based on the other cars and their times, but I haven't seen the final results as of yet.

The upside is that I think I saw a few fanatics cruise in and out to watch.

Aljenkins88 came by. My runs had completed. So, I wasn't able to take him out. Of course, the way I was driving, he may not have wanted to come back after that...

After a ride in Porsche 911, I think he is pretty well hooked on the sport.

So, hopefully, more fanatics will come out and play.

Official results should be up in a day or so and I should get copies of pictures I can post.
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:45 PM   #20
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Coolness.
Did any other FF members run?

Don't fret the "bad" days...we all get em every now and then.
For me, it's most always a mental problem and not the car itself.
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