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The first autocross of the season was today for my local club, Bremerton Sports Car Club. I showed up at about 7:45, was registered and tech'd by 8:15, walked the track twice, and was working the course around 9:15. I was radio man on station 4, about 6 features from the final turnaround so I had a view of all the 1st session doing that part at least.

The weather was pretty cold in the morning, definitely in the high 30's and a 5-10 mph wind, pretty cold but the sun was shining through a thin cloud haze and occasionally poked out. By the time the first session was finished the temp had risen to the high 40's and the sun was a bit more pronounced.

Clear but cold.



Cold tires suck! However I have a secret weapon now, some high quality super insulated tire blankets. Our club runs a large group, easily 45 cars and many of those are dual drivers so the time between runs is great. For years the spring and fall race days I would struggle with cold tires until the 4th or 5th run, 20-25 minutes between each run was just too long and any heat I had from a previous run would be gone. Heat is good, tire blankets help, awesome tire blankets kick ass.

My car is in backround ( I beat this vette by like 10 seconds)


Lining up, weather was nice. When you can see those mountains you know its going to be a nice day.




Here is the link to the album, I took about 25 pictures.
BSCC 1 2013 Photos by Ultor2 | Photobucket

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<3's lapping days
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First run. F'd up 10 seconds in towards the end of the slalom. Brakes? What brakes? Haha. I ran a 54.xxx but timing screwed up.

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Tires still cold. Cleaned it up, 52.8

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Tires better, stiffened rebound on shocks. 52.6

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52.4 Almost there.

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Best run of day for me, 51.4. I found a second somehow.

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Its not an SCCA club, I have no clue what SCCA class I would be in, have never classed it. However I was the 16th fastest out of 179 people.

I was about a second off a regional champ STU EVO.

There was an SM Supra there on 315/285 A6's I was 1.1 behind, he was dual driven, too. I need to get some 285 Hoosiers on 10" wheels bad....
 

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People are scared to race these cars for aome reason, mines awesomely fun! They dont know what they are missing
 

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It works. Less understeer. I dont think one should get one without accompanying it with a front diff as well.
 

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Went last year myself. Came in 2nd for my class. Was my first time at an SCCA event. Lots of fun.
 

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Just wanted to say: how sad is it that on a forum with 46,000 members the last post in the autocross section was OVER a year ago. Everybody needs to stop being pansies and start racing their cars!
Agreed,
these cars just arent getting raced.
Of course, they arent the best natural autoxr's; they werent designed for it, but still you would think it wouldnt be a year!!
The fact that drag racing posts outnumber autoxing by about 75 to 1 doesnt make sense to me.
Nothing against drag racers, but I dont get it.
 

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It works. Less understeer. I dont think one should get one without accompanying it with a front diff as well.
Nice. I've had mine on the shelf for quite awhile and also a Quaife diff from a parts transmission. I need to find a place with the shims and set the bearing preload with the solder method. The bearing races are a pain to get out even with a heat gun it seems.

I tore into the front end of the car to repaint the engine bay and get rid of some rust. I may have a buyer lined up for my 6-speed which will make me have to expedite the 5-speed assembly and swap. I wish I had more time.
 

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I'd love to try an autocross, more fun than drag racing IMO. :)

the vids in this thread are excellent!
 
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