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Old 04-26-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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New To Autox - And, Tire Questions

Just grabbed a 2012 Focus SE earlier this month, and would like to get it in some autocross events. I'm going to watch a few times before I actually start driving in them to try and get the feel for them...hopefully even get to ride with a few folks. What are some good clubs in Metro Detroit that tend to be a bit smaller (crowd wise) and more newb friendly? Not looking to bother the real competitive folks right now...I hate being 'that guy'.

Also, I was wondering about tires for competing. Right now I have the stock Continental ContiPro in 215/50/17. Having checked out Tire Rack and Discount Tire, it doesn't look like there's a huge selection for this tire size. The ContiPro's seem to do OK on the street but not sure how they'd do on the track. For those who know more about this sort of thing, will I be better off with different tires, or will these ones suffice? I would like these to be used during the warmer months, not looking for dedicated track tires. Will throw on snow tires in the winter.


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