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Old 08-18-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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My first Auto-x (story+video)

I went to my first autox finally after a year and a half of svt ownership, and io hate myself for not doing this alot earlier. Went to an auto cross at lake geneva speedway, sponsered by the Polish Auto Club of Chicago. I was invited by a friend from the place i work, who has been doing this every sunday the whole summer, we lucked out and both got this sunday off. I improved a matter of 3 seconds over my timed runs, and then i felt like i improved a good 2 or more seconds during the fun runs at the end, i really started trusting the handling of the slowcus and i was grosely underestimating the breaks

i started at a 64.5 and went down to a 61.1 by my last timed run. I was keeping up with turbo mr2s with suspension mods and vastly more experienced drivers, needless to say i was pleased with my result. Here is a video from my 2nd run (a 63.something) Other drivers were complimenting me on my smoothness. any constuctive critisism is very welcome

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Old 08-18-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
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you suck.


just kidding... looks fun.
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:58 AM   #3
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So glad we have another cone-head! Now you know how true my signature is...

Anyway, couldn't really see a lot from the video (no zoom and not the greatest resolution), but you looked pretty good overall. The only thing that I noticed is that you could turn in sooner. If you look at the video, you can see that you were completing the turn in the middle or slightly past the middle of the turn. If you are about 80% turned when you pass through the cones (enough so that you are accelerating at that point) you'll find that you have a much better and faster line out of that gate and into the next gate.

Go check the big AutoX sticky. You'll find tons of great tips there.
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:23 PM   #4
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looks like you had fun man I was waiting for you to hit the outside cone on the gate by camera man, but you didn't Autocross is very addicting, it's like Lays potato chips, bet ya can do just one It looks like that course had some pretty good straights, or were those slaloms? I couldn't tell from the video.
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:29 PM   #5
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Nice run man, I would love to get on a track again in a couple of months.
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Old 08-19-2006, 12:16 PM   #8
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they were little gate slaloms, about 4 little gates at each side i think i was averaging around 45 or so through those gates, cause i was just out of first, and the svt gearing is retarded
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