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Yay, my first action shot! (Not that way!)

Discussion in 'Autocross' started by az3579, Jun 21, 2009.

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    az3579

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    At some point, someone said I turned my car into a tripod...

    :D

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    Wow great shots!!!

    Did any cones, jump up and attack you during your runs?
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    az3579

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    Nope. I sprayed cone-repellant on my car prior to my runs. :D
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    granthr

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    LOL Great shots Botond! Looks like a lot of fun and your car looks great!. What kind of event was it? I like your number too, "Coming Soon" right! :D
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    wretched

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    Nice shots! I finally got some of those myself! Wanna see? Follow me!
    http://motorcitybmwcca.org/index.php?topic=72.msg379#msg379

    I have not had a chance at a autocross yet. Is it hard to find the line? As in follow where the cones are taking you? Guess I need to try it and find out for myself...
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    CRKrieger

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    It can be easy or it can be hard. Even after years of autocross, you can sometimes come upon a 'Sea of Cones' course from an overzealous course designer that confounds (and ****es off) everyone who runs it. Then, some days, your head's just not in it and you can DNF several times in a row at the same spot. Don't let one or two bad experiences turn you off on it. If you enjoy running most of the time, stick with it. More experience gives you more credibility when you do bitch about a poor course. :cool:

    EDIT: Well, **** me! If you type '****', it autocensors it! :D
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    az3579

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    What you should do when at an autocross is to walk the track many times until you can memorize it. Take the first run, and first run only, to take it at a cautious speed so you can reinforce what you memorized and to know what speed you should be going through each section. The rest of the runs should be the actual runs you take.

    It teaches you a lot about your car and is the best way to spend ~$40 in my opinion.



    I thought it was funny that I won my class at my first auto-x AND that I was placed in a higher class than I should have been in... lol
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    lcjhnsn

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    ok, I'll start this by a definite admission that you were out there putting your car through it's paces while I was probably lounging around somewhere, but...

    ... how many cars were in the class?

    I know I'm mean, but that's just me, eh

    and the pics do look cool!
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    az3579

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    There were about 4 cars in that class including an MR2 and a Prelude (I think it's the one with a ridiculous turbo on it [the wheels vibrated/shuddered in the middle of a corner under acceleration!).
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    Brian A

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    LOL. Excellent idea. I must get me some.

    Nice pics & nice car!
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    mattm

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    Are these the results?
    http://www.fcscc.com/09results_may31.htm#ST

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    az3579

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    OOOOO thanks Matt! It completely escaped me to look on the FCSCC website.

    No, the results you posted are for the May 31 event.
    So, I just looked on the May 10th event (my first event) and the amount of people in the group were a little different than I remembered. There were actually three people that I "competed" against, not 4. My bad.


    But, the above pics were taken from the May 31st event. Too bad I never won anything after the 11th. lol
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    mattm

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    az3579

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    Nice. You have race tires though, don't you?
    I have a set in 205-50-15 size, if you need some... I need to get rid of 'em. :)
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    mattm

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    Yes, Hoosier Racing Tires. I have four "lightly" used Hoosiers I need to sell (225-45/15 Hoosier A6s, $100 plus shipping).

    What are your tires?
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    JThomas

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    Looks like you had a great time and you're hooked on autocross!
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    az3579

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    Auto-X is starting up again here I think in March........ :D
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    mattm

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    The Fairfield County Sports Car Club 2010 Schedule

    http://www.fcscc.com/10schedule.htm

    MARCH 20
    Saturday
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - South (BIG) Lot, Stratford, CT FCSCC Rookie School
    Details and instructions for the Rookie School.
    Pre-register for this event.

    MARCH 21
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - South (BIG) Lot, Stratford, CT Non-Points Event
    Pre-register for this event.

    APRIL 17 Saturday
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT
    This event is only for CT FSAE teams. FSAE Test & Tune
    Event Info

    APRIL 18
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #1
    Pre-register for this event.

    MAY 15
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Test & Tune
    FCSCC Members ONLY
    Pre-register for this event.

    MAY 16
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #2
    Pre-register for this event.

    JUNE 20
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #3
    Pre-register for this event.

    JULY 24 Saturday
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #4
    Pre-register for this event.

    AUGUST 1
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #5
    Pre-register for this event.

    AUGUST 29
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #6
    Pre-register for this event.

    SEPTEMBER 19
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #7
    Pre-register for this event.

    OCTOBER 2
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT TEACH School
    Details
    This is not an autocross school.

    OCTOBER 3
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #8
    Pre-register for this event.

    OCTOBER 17
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - North Lot, Stratford, CT Points Event #9 and
    FCSCC Runoff Event
    Pre-register for this event.

    NOVEMBER 7
    Stratford Army Engine Plant - South (BIG) Lot, Stratford, CT

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