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Old 01-02-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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1st Event of the year, new question

So, started the 2011 Season and was very excited. I appreciate you guys helping with some info to get back into it.





It was tons o fun, yet again. Good to be back in the game. I ordered some 16" tires just waiting for them to come in and saving up for the 16" wheels.

I do have a question, well more of a observation. In the TX region today, there was alot of Drama in the ST Class stance. I ran in the ST vs 2 civic si's and they were quick. Now, for the drama. They were trailered in and had no Back Seats. I asked about it and some of guys there told me its under debate what's going on there because the merged all of TX's local break down back in to the National ST class. Funky. I didn't really make much of a fuss, because I knew I was there to just get my feet wet again, until the 16s come on. Then it's competitive mode.

What are your thoughts?

Here are the results: I am in the ST class. There is another SVT in "R" class (Rookie Class) and those numbers are funky as well. NONE of them ran any better than 46s and the numbers here showed they ran quite well.
http://www.houscca.com/solo/results/11REG01B.TXT

Any who, I need those 16s ... I can re-see that the 17s make you decide to either stay in 1st or jump into 2nd ... its a tough decision that happens during the slalom.

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Old 01-02-2011, 10:31 PM   #2
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I agree, the back seat issue is a bit funky. The funny part is my main competition in 2010 was a trailered H- stock '89 civic si. I asked and received a ride in that one and thought it pulled pretty hard out of the corners for what it was . but as always the main part is to have fun. glad to hear you ran, sucks that I'll wait until late April or early May.
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this is Ray's best run

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my friend James in the rsx

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and me.... well this one just shows how bad my tires loose traction and then just slide
the other camera was out of batteries and we were only able to get this one on my car

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Here r the vudeos posted of my car, another FF member Zab and a friends RSX. Definitely felt good to run.
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looks like a fun fast course layout...
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I say leave it in 2nd in the slalom. i feel i always gain time in the slalom by going fast and as straight as possible. i don't want to hit the limiter in 1st if do happen to go that fast. we all know how the limiter is in the SVT haha.

that is bogus.. no rear seats, SM(F)
i'd love to remove my back seats and stay in ST... ROTATION BABY!

you're so lucky. we had a meeting tonight and we aren't having our first event until late March. and we will most likely not be hosting the pro and nationals this year :(
we are trying though.
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I know we are hosting nationals in TX. And the head guys here also gave us some pretty cool info. They have decided to visit 4 different locations to change up the area throughout the 2011 season here. Awesome. So in March's event we will be running the AutoX at a large Police Department on the other side of town. Then there is this great local track South of Houston that has given us a place to run in the summer. Then we are back at this track for Fall. Then somewhere else in the Winter.

For me, my best times we with holding 1st up until that slalom. Again, someone was talking about running 17s kinda makes u second guess 1st to 2nd. I am hoping when I get my 16s in that I will be able to making better shifts and get out of the corners quicker.

It was tons of fun, and being in TX is definitely an advantage to enjoy a whole years worth of AutoX.

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look'n good

i wish we could auto x up here all year round. march cant come soon enough.
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Nice Course

Nice Course, the fastest most flowing I have ever seen. Almost like a little go cart track with chicanes. The Autocrosses I have attended have all been 1st and second gear, cut and thrust affairs. Nice.
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WHAT!! your season started already, no fair.... i don't know why we don't do it all year here, we don't get snow very often.
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Yes sir and the next event is in a couple of weeks.

I am hoping to have some 16s and new tires by then.

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