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Old 07-25-2011, 12:53 PM   #101
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Bad clutch problems so i couldnt launch off the two step but I had a blast was very fast considering my re760 streets that I went with since I decided to not bring my road race slicks(fastest in my street mod class by .3), and I think my friend did a hell of a job filming editing this the last two runs are just BS runs we decided to do since we had it rented out for the whole day and we switched the track and made it longer I was running 40-41 seconds!
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What were you guys doing at the beginning? Just cutting off the spare tire mounting bracket?

I recently took my first video footage of one of our autocross events, as well. I see we did a similar thing with the editing - put all of the lead-up clips near the beginning, and all the action at the end. Now I just have to figure out how to make it more exciting, hell I get bored about halfway through mine, and it is even shorter than yours. I think I'd need to have more time on course with the camera - instead of grilling out


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I had a good day of racing at our challenge cup event (teams of 4). I unfortunately hit cones on every run other than the first, which i took rather slow.
If this run was clean (1cone), it would have been 2 tenths back of my nemesis, a very well driven EF.
Our regionals are tomorrow, wish me luck!
looks like you've got the right general idea. One area for improvement would be to start turning sooner for some things. One spot that is easy to see is at 0:50 in that video. If you'd gone out a bit wider, and started turning sooner, I think you would have been faster though there.


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My car was down with an exhaust leak so I got a co-drive in my buddy's JCW.

Also found some free software (racerender.com) to edit together the three gopros we had on the car.
Sweet, next time point some of those things at a tire, or a control arm, or something
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:30 PM   #102
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CCSCC Conemelter Autocross in Rantoul, IL
SVT focus in STX
Run #4, 58.302 seconds
13/70 indexed, 20/70 on raw time
Results are posted here

You can hear me riding the revlimiter in 2nd for way too long, twice. I probably should have used 3rd.

The car wasn't running too well, felt down on power and was running very rich - 10.8 where I'm commanding 12.9, also my tires are >2 years old and at about 1/32", and I still managed drive it to one of my personal best overall finishes (when you divide by # of entries). I'm glad, because I was starting to think I had reached a plateau. I think this car will be capable of top 5 indexed, and top 10 raw, if I manage to get on some decent Rcomps in FSP next year.

I'm still on stock springs, too, even though STX (& FSP) allow aftermarket springs. I think the car works fine as is, but multiple guys with more experience than me have said it would be faster with shorter/stiffer springs. Mine are getting pretty rusty and making funny sounds, so I think I'll switch to H&R Race springs after the winter. The stock springs are especially bad when I run race tires, so its really not too important until next year.

I also took a few video clips with a DSLR in the first heat, while my work assignment was grilling

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:10 PM   #103
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this first one is from the Packwood NT earlier this month.
I was trying to catch up to OmniFocus, and had just switch from my hoosier A6's to toyo R888s in the grid. so, this is my first run ever on these tires. I knocked 4 seconds off my time. Omni was on hoosier wets.

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and i'll throw in a rally-x vid from last month that i havent posted anywhere else.
this is my 100$ escort GT. It took 1st overall.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:10 PM   #104
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Both look like a hoot. I really wish y'all were in my region :'(

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^^ rev limiter in 2nd? Some lots I'm on I'm lucky to hit the limiter in 1st just before braking! Must be nice to run on a lot that big.

My best run from last weekend.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Bf59UgaV4
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^^ rev limiter in 2nd? Some lots I'm on I'm lucky to hit the limiter in 1st just before braking! Must be nice to run on a lot that big.

My best run from last weekend.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-Bf59UgaV4
Yes rev limiter in 2nd, in two different areas, for at least "1 Mississippi". I rode in a supercharged s2000 on race tires - he was going VERY fast :) Keep in mind I'm running 205/50-15", so 2nd is about 63mph, not 68mph like it is with 215/45-17

Anyway I really enjoy the fast courses, the car handles differently at speed, I really like it. To be clear, I don't like the drag-race sections, but I LOVED that start-slalom-sweeper-slalom at the beginning of Saturday's course
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nice Videos guys.

Mellephants,
that course looks pretty fun. way to man handle the car!!
nice finish in the standings, imagine with better rubber??
i love the sound of S2000's! it even sounds awesome when they bounce the limiter!

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that vid in the rain looks like fun!! i've never raced in that much water.. i've been pretty fortunate. i do want to give it a shot someday.

Steve, your vids make me dizzy when i watch them!! does your region not have many lots? i bet it's hard to design courses at that venue. how did you place? i would imagine pretty high considering being in first gear.

here is a vid of me from sunday, as event chair i was sort of scatter brained.. AND my car was still down for the count. with that said, i drove an RSX base model with everything stock besides the CAI. tires, Michelin all seasons!!! i could not find grip out there.. i over drove the car every single run except for the last. (this one)
not sure if any of you have raced a V-TEC car.. but man-o-man it was hard to get the hang of. as soon as it kicked in, i lost all grip and got squirmy! but it was nice to have more power down low compared to my svt!!

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:52 PM   #108
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We have three places we run at, this latest one being the newest. At least there are no dirt piles, light posts, or islands here. Another 2nd in class by about .7 sec against an older Civic SI on Star Specs. I'm running off brand all seasons , 340 tread rating. Waiting for results to be posted to see were I PAX'ed.

GLU, that run looked good for a car your not familiar with. Did you beat the owner?
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ha, yeah i beat the owner!
me, 47.863
owner, 48.993

i bet with the same tires, or even slightly better ones you'd take the cake.
all seasons are fun if you wanna get loose!
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Just over a second , nice job!
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