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Old 06-23-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
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1st AX in a Year - Disaster & Triumph - W/Video !!!

A lot happened in the past year...

Got married, changed jobs and had a little girl. So, between all of that, there wasn't a lot of time for AX. I spent most of my time on the big tracks. So, I was excited to get back into the swing of things, but worried about being rusty.

The course layout can be seen here: http://www.gws-mbca.org/ax/ax-08/ax08-3_course.pdf

Yesterday was my first AX event in nearly a year. My first run out, the car felt FANTASTIC. I completed the first half of the course, upshifted the car into second gear and...

WHAMMO! Shifter cables broke.

I was dead on the course.

So, the next hour or so was spent trying to determine if the car could be repaired on site. In the mean time, a long time AX friend asked if I wanted to drive his 2007 Porsche Cayman.

At first, I declined. Then, the more I thought about it I said "what the heck!" and he tossed me the keys.

What an AMAZING car! I've only ever driven 3 Porsches before, all 911's, and I didn't care for them. However, in the words of Will Smith "I HAVE GOTS TO GET ME ONE OF THESE!"

No seat time in the car - ever and I cranked out a 5th place finish overall coming within 1 second of the owner. I had him sweating a little and I wasn't really pushing the car (I already broke one vehicle).

It was a GREAT time. Video below of my 3 runs. Never mind the color commentary. They all give me a hard time about the little SVT, but only because - when its working, I am consistently running with the faster more expensive cars. They respect the SVT, although they would never admit it.

1st Run:

2nd Run OOOPS !!:

3rd Run:

It felt GREAT to get back into the AX mix!! Even my daughter enjoyed the sound of the cars. They put her right to sleep.

Too bad I can't use the results in our AX challenge. Wait till next month!!

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

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