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if so was jut wandering what class and what u had to do all to compete... thanks!


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Regular Focus = H-Stock
SVT Focus = G-Stock

Then any modifications will bump you around in other classes (I'm in STS at the moment, and getting demolished, because of my CAI)
 

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I have raced my SVTF in Gstock for 3 years, and they are competitive in both classes. (At least at the regional level.) The Mini Cooper and Cooper S own H and G Stock respectively at the national level.

The car is extrememly fun and fast right out of the box!
 

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i am gettin my a$$ handed to me in STS, but recently found out that i should be in FSP because of the throttle body, but no one seems to care that much when all the little civic hatchbacks are beating me consistently by 3-5 seconds in STS
 

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here in Sc im in STSN and my friend john is in STS hes the STS south region champion 2 years running . so u will do good just start now and get used to driving. before u start modding the sooner u start the better. kinda like Carrera26 sig says
 

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^^^+1^

i have never had so much fun losing at something. When everyone else is beating you, all you can do is try to improve your time on every run. I'll be out there this sunday to make the rest of the STS crew look good, and i will enjoy doing it.
 

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i'm going to start running in SCCA here in cincinnati next summer, maybe break in a little bit the end of this year, but not expect to accumulate points yet.

i don't know what class i'll be in though.

i have sumitomo htr zii tires (ultra performance summer tires, almost like the goodyear eagle f1 gs-ds) a short ram aem intake, and i'm about to slap on a focus central 4-2-1 header / flex pipe with a 2.5inch magnaflow catback.

so i don't know what class i'd be in at the moment, but first things first. i have to reconnect my front sway bar! (i noticed it decided to pop off when i was last changing my oil)
 

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Yet again, the only thing that you would be dissapionted in would be not getting in sooner. Experience makes more difference than ANYTHING, and why not have a blast for the rest of the summer?
 

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jaimz22 said:
i'm going to start running in SCCA here in cincinnati next summer, maybe break in a little bit the end of this year, but not expect to accumulate points yet.

i don't know what class i'll be in though.

i have sumitomo htr zii tires (ultra performance summer tires, almost like the goodyear eagle f1 gs-ds) a short ram aem intake, and i'm about to slap on a focus central 4-2-1 header / flex pipe with a 2.5inch magnaflow catback.

so i don't know what class i'd be in at the moment, but first things first. i have to reconnect my front sway bar! (i noticed it decided to pop off when i was last changing my oil)

i think you'd be in STS, not sure if the header and flex pipe bump you up to FSP or not, carrera can probably let you know on that one, but STS can be a tough class. I definately as not in it for the points, i'm in it for the fun. If you want to be in it for the points get ready to spend a lot of $$$
 

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Yet again, the only thing that you would be dissapionted in would be not getting in sooner. Experience makes more difference than ANYTHING, and why not have a blast for the rest of the summer?
i ran at jetfest my first time. i did have fun. my best was 63 seconds even at jetfest and i hit a cone on that run (added 2 seconds) it probably would have been about 60 - 59 seconds flat if i didn't hit the cone because i wouldn't have slowed down

at that time my car was bone stock too. the roads i drive down on a daily basis are like an autocross track. so it's all second nature to me (you know like going 70 around a 15mph suggested curve :p )
 

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here's a thread alot of us spend our weekends doing this. the focus is a well balanced car[thumb]
I'm running SM & doing pretty good![driving] [wave]
 

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well that just means with my turbo ill be in the top class and get the crap kicked out of my by lotuses....great
 

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I'm in BRR-SCCA

Turbo Focus = SM Class

I'm in the Top 5 in my class and usually we are around 10 to 20 cars in the class, depending on the day
 

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I am in street modified; I have a SPI focus and do pretty average in the class and in general. I have TB, P&P intake, P&P Heads, Xcal2, Short air intake, SVT rear Sway bar, Prothane brushings, strut bar(front and rear), back seat delete, Soon(by november) will be turbo. I also pull, the radio, and every thing else that is easy to remove from the car when I autox w/ me and a quarter tank of fuel the car is around 2300 lbs, with ~134hp maybe a little more(and like 143 lb/ft of torque)I do fairly well, except for that damn caterham 7
 

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well... on top of money i've made in iraq i plan on dumping about 15K into a engine.... all in all id be around 20-25K with the foci when im done... i've made some nice cash over here and that's what ill spend it on... I dont do the dating scene anymore cause it's a friggin bore if u ask me... so my only girl is the focus... If some of u saw my other thread in zetec chat i wanna make a 2.0L push 25psi with a turbo.... if not a turbo ill look into superchargers later on when i get back to the states.... But besides racing solo... whats the other SCCA race... u can race ur car agianst other cars... like u kno look out the window and haha another car... yeah that typa stuff... what would it take to compete there... I used to do solo/time with my fiero but wanted to go on to something more hmmm advancing.. I got money to back a engine... i just needa know what stuff i should do.... Anyone got any ideas?


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i wouldn't honestly modify a car that much for autox, wait till you get to wheel-to-wheel racing before dumping for that level of mods
 

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the sooner he gts it done the better he will know his car and its limits if u wants to and can do it know and thats his mind set on prioriys then let him do it. ater al thats what makes us motor heads
 

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i dont want to auto x... i want to compete agianst other vechiles wheel to wheel racing as u put it also / drag typa deal... But yeah... just gotta figure some stuff out


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^^^Have you ever tried it? If nothing else, it's great training for wheel to wheel racing.
"If Autocross was any easier, it'd be Road Racing"
 

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i was 1 second slower then a viper on the autox last sunday i only got one run in do to hitting debris on the course and losing a tire after my first run[B)] ( irun slow on my first run) and that was from his best run. I am kind of happy[:)]
 
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