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Old 07-10-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Last Minute Tips (First Timer)

On Sunday I will be competing in my first ever autocross event w/ my SVT Focus.

Just wondering if anyone had any last minute tips for me?


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Old 07-10-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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Check out the stickies in this section, lots of info there. Add air to you tires, and have fun.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
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Find out who the fast guys are and ask to ride along if the club allows that. And have fun.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
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use momentum wisely! dont go into the sharp turns gunning it then having to brake excessively in the turn then have to reaccelerate all over again, go in a bit slower keep your momentum through the turn and youll be able to accelerate well out of the turn. The best drivers look like artists, not slamming on brakes and flooring it again
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #6
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Hit a cone. If you go the whole day without touching them, you haven't learned about the limits of the car any.
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Eyes-up (meaning, look as far down the course as you possibly can), do not hurry, do not worry about anyone else's times. smooth, Smooth, SMOOTH! Leave your ego at home, try your best to learn from anything experienced drivers say, and most of all ENJOY!

And follow everyone else's advice above too...guaranteed you'll be back for the next autoX, and the next and the next...
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Remember the 1st rule of Italian driving: "What is behind me is NOT important!" (quoted from THE GUMBALL RALLY)
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Get there early enough to walk the course X 2, if you want X 3, you will see some of the faster drivers doing that.
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^^Exactly what I was gonna say. Try to walk it with a seasoned driver, but don't talk too much, chances are He's trying to memorize the track. Ask every question You can, but wait until after the walkthrough.

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