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Does anyone even race anymore? This sub forum is DEAD! GET OUT AND RACE PEOPLE!!

I had the first autocross of the season on Sunday and have a few pics and a couple videos for your viewing pleasure. It was a really fun day but had a frustrating beginning.

Woke up at 6 meaning to be at the track at 8. Got a late start overthinking what I needed and didnt need to bring with me so was going a little fast on the highway. Stater pulled me over and gave me a 5 over ticket (I was going 13 over, only person on the highway) The trooper was nice and I was courteous back. I was 25 minutes late to the track, stood in line for registration and drove directly from tech inspection right into the grid and into the drivers meeting. I couldnt even walk the track nor did I acquire a course map.

Some pics while I was in line for registration. This was a 10 minute lull in between the dozen or so monsoon cells that ran over us all morning.





I was so scatter brained because I had to rush I didnt set up my go pro for my first run and forgot to turn it on for my 2nd.

This was my 3rd run of the day. The first slalom down the taxiway was dreadful to attempt each time. It wasnt even fast enough for AWS but it was fun rasslin' the 2+ ton car along that section (had a passenger on all my runs). The crossover to the main strip at 1:21 was late braked, understeer into that left turn but it gripped and I avoided the cone for the gate. I was late again on the clockwise turnaround and turned in way too much. I wasnt looking ahead and you can see that in the vid. At 1:32 you can see me turn left to make it INTO the gate, bad driver, bad driver! Look ahead dummy. Also the last slalom I entered it the wrong side and paid for it with a 15 mph exit into the next section, lol. 1st geeearrrrr booooooost!! Passed the line going about 57 mph, lol. A 72.X I think.

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My 4th run I was a little more prepared. After watching the video I wish I could be more composed during the long section of slaloms at the start but it is just not feasible with my vehicle, its not quite nimble enough and too heavy to carry the same MPH the smaller cars were doing through there. I was much better across the taxiway, about as good as I could do it I think but I could of been more aggressive along the crossover into the turnaround, probably a quarter second there but I did well on the actual 180 and the entrance into the gate that I screwed up last run was a TON better, lots of momentum. The rest of the run was GOOD but not great. The end I just gave it the boot and knew it would hold. 60 mph at the blue cones :) A 70.9, clean run. One of the sessions better times.

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After the mess of the morning I realize it was a really fun day. A few friends showed up and my passenger had a blast all 4 runs. She is a co-workers wife and hadnt really ridden in fast cars other than just racing on the highway so it was a completely different kind of speed.

This is a cool picture that Becky took (wife of co-worker)



I look like f'n Mongo next to my car, wtf.

 

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Hey man cool video. I just bought a 91 stealth es and am hoping to autox it this summer in Chicago. Fixing up a few (I hope) mechanical issues first auto x day here is in April. With any luck I'll have a few posts for this forum next month
 

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I learned to autocross in my 93 r/t fwd, its a ton of fun! I recommend a rear sway bar, the addco fits well.
 

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Great to see this, not sure why it seems people only drag race these cars... I wonder if there is any auto cross events near me. It looks fun and a lot cheaper than the track that we visit.
 

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Rice runs bud. Decide on some new wheels?
 

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Thanks Charger. I've had the Enkei's a few years just never mounted until last spring. Got them with some Hoosier rain tires I then sold, a killer deal on the set and I made a bunch off the slicks, double win.
 

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Way to go man. How's your front fenders like you now?
 

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Looks like a lot of fun R/T93
I'm getting my car ready for the track as I'm typing this. Mines FF not a awd but I have mine set up much more agressive then most.

I'm under 3K lbs, coilovers, 32mm rear sway bar and no front sway bar. I'm installing a dual core radiator, modded steering knucks for quicker steering. Fixed back racing buckets mounted with custom brackets to give maximum head room. ABS deleted and slotted and drilled rotors (might goto blanks). Much more to list but it gives the idea.

I'm looking forward to the road courses this summer.
 

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Looks like a lot of fun R/T93
I'm getting my car ready for the track as I'm typing this. Mines FF not a awd but I have mine set up much more agressive then most.

I'm under 3K lbs, coilovers, 32mm rear sway bar and no front sway bar. I'm installing a dual core radiator, modded steering knucks for quicker steering. Fixed back racing buckets mounted with custom brackets to give maximum head room. ABS deleted and slotted and drilled rotors (might goto blanks). Much more to list but it gives the idea.

I'm looking forward to the road courses this summer.
Dude do you have a build thread?? Sounds sweet!
 

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I hope to do this soon! is it less expensive to do versus drag racing? I would guess it's not as hard on your car. Do you and your passenger require helmets?
 

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Events typically run between 25-35 dollars depending on the club that is hosting. Its not too hard on the vehicle, speeds are typically <70 mph. Most tracks have a safety factor built in and ample room to slide safely if one went off course.

Helmets are required they need to be SNELL rated. Some clubs offer loaner helmets for free.
 

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Nice runs, thanks for sharing.

"Wet" and "NW", isn't that redundant? Lol, couldn't resist.

What model Enkei's are those? They look nice. Size and offset please.
 

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No issues (well, one but it wasnt caused by the shocks). They are amazing in every way. Best 3 grand I ever spent.
 
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