Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

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Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

Postby Redcam1 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:56 am

Last month I went to an autocross event with some friends.
Drove in, everybody there, mostly Porsche owners, were looking on as if, "seriously? Is this guy in the right place?"
My friends were on their knees bowing as I went by into the line up.

First run, I went with an instructor to learn the course, I told her, "This is gonna be the most comfortable ride along you'll have in a wheel."
Time- 41.153

Second run, went faster because I didn't have the instructor with me telling me to brake really early, and on every turn the inside rear tire was baking. Yay open diff.
Time-36.908

My last run and fastest time was a 35.611
At the end of the day everyone was impressed and I was told that I was the entertainment for the because they got to watch a big, oldish do pretty well. They said I was a really good driver, they had a look of astonishment when I told them I've had no training or been on any type of race course in a car. To quote one of them, "You have such a bad handling car, that you already have the tendencies of a good driver, ones that take years to learn and master." Coming from Porsche owners/drivers, that means a lot.
During the awards ceremony one of the winners of their class gave me his award and said that I deserved it more than he did.

The video of us, I come in around 2:20. This was my 5th run- 36.459
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL5pCvFW ... ture=g-u-u


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Re: Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

Postby matt5991 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:44 pm

I wish I had an autocross event around where I live, looks like tons of fun!

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Re: Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

Postby mark007 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:57 am

nice runs. :D
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Re: Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

Postby 2manymarks » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:03 am

Interesting! (and with whitewalls, too). 8-)
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Re: Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

Postby tomnh » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:05 pm

2manymarks wrote:Interesting! (and with whitewalls, too). 8-)


The White Walls made it go faster :o
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Re: Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

Postby Redcam1 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:11 am

If you guys saw my dyno video, then whitewalls always make you go faster.
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Re: Autocross: Best $30 I've ever spent

Postby Dave 92 LSC » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:01 pm

Dude looks awesome. My friend keeps trying to drag me to one of those where he races his Saleen.
IM going next time.
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