AutoX = Overrated

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  1. Supersaiyanhonda

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    I went to my first AutoX today with a couple of my Z-Buddies, they were having a Test and Tune. I think I did pretty good considering it was my first time and I am still stock running on less then sticky tires My best time was 0:354. My other friend in a Brickyard Track got 2nd place in his class running a 0:321, he is slightly more modified then me with an S-Tune suspension and 25+ more HP to the wheels He has also been with the SCCA for 6 years so he has a little EXP. under his belt. Here is a pic of his car
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    As far as other cars that were there it was a really good turnout. There was something for everyone.

    Here is a list:

    2 Honda S2000's Not impressed considering this is what they were bred for...they were between 0:33 and 0:35
    3 Honda Civics Not worth typing...
    Mini Cooper women driver......best of 0:410
    Corvair (Drifting Queen)
    Mustang GT 350 best of 0:389
    Mustang Rousch Edition best of 0:372
    2 LT1 Firebirds between of 0:366 and 0:381
    LS1 Camaro same as above
    2 Corvette Z06's 0:319 -0:330
    2 Subaru WRX Impreza's (one of which was highley modded) hoverd around the 0:33-0:37 mark
    Mazdaspeed Protege
    6 Mazda Miata's hoverd around the 0:35 mark
    BMW M5 (Drifting King) best time was 0:375
    BMW M3 (Very fast and impressive for being stock) best time was 0:325
    2 BMW Z3's
    2 Nissan 350z my time 0:354 and Brick's time 0:321
    2 1973 Nissan 240z's between 0:41 and 0:38
    Nissan Sentra SeR
    74 Impala SS
    2001 Monte Carlo Nascar edition :rolleyes:
    2 Golf GTi R's
    2003 Chevy SS Silverado ( this was laughable, he could not even take some of the switchbacks due to its length without hitting cones :rofl: )


    First was a modified Z06 with a 0:319 and 2nd was the modified 350z 0:321




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    Overall I think Autox is overrated, for the money I only got 6 runs in. I mean I guess it is fun if you have no track around you and it is a well organized event. But I just dont see what all the hype is about...
     
  2. HTM WRX

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    you are a moron

    you should really consider suicide
     
  3. Supersaiyanhonda

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    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    worst auto-x course ever
     
  5. HTM WRX

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    don't ask questions :slap:

    how much did you learn about how your car reacts when pushed and how to get it to do what you want? probably a lot
     
  6. Supersaiyanhonda

    Supersaiyanhonda Honda/Sony/Transformers CREW

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    I race the Z on local tracks already so I am familiar with my car....
     
  7. HTM WRX

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    cost/time...track is better

    but for a newbie...autocross will help you learn LOADS about your car w/o the high speed danger that all new *drivers* will encounter.
     
  8. Supersaiyanhonda

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    When I went to our local drag strip I paid 15 dollars for 12 runs and it much more exciting.


    And our runs only lasted Max of 40 seconds fo 20 dollars...:greddy:
     
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    AutoX is the ish.....unless you have a road course nearby....

    Road racing rules
     
  10. Supersaiyanhonda

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    It was pretty cool watching the (Brand new with dealer Tags) M5 and the Corvair drift around the coarse...:rofl:
     
  11. Supersaiyanhonda

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    Yes, it is very nice. His car is sponsered by the local stealership... it also has quite a few NISMO add-ons too. I'll see if I cant find his mod list...
     
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    :cool: my car sucks, but i still want to try an autox event.

    although the last car i drove through an autocross course went 0-60 in about 3 seconds flat and held about 1.5 lateral G's, so i don't think mine will be any fun by comparison :o
     
  13. Supersaiyanhonda

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    :werd: Someone was favoring the Vette's and Stangs just a wee bit much with that course. The course designer should be shot.
     
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    Did not seem to bother some people out there, there was even an old 1st gen 4 door Saturn with no power steering.......he sucked but he was there anyway...
     
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    The stangs were not impressive, I pulled off better times then they did including the Fbodies, and like I said I am a AutoX noob...


    Now the Corvetts were impressive but the Brickyard Z was only .02 seconds off teh vettes fastest time....:bowdown:
     
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    :cool:, that was a nice layout.....
     
  19. csun

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    gimme a break. on a 35 second course, 1/10 of a second is a lot. the difference between 34 and 35 second finishes is big. furthermore, the drivers, im sure, were not experienced to say the least.
     
  20. jsiu

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    What I meant was that there were WAY too many straight sections for an autocross course, hence favoring the cars with more low-end torque. All the courses I've ever driven have never had so many straightaways. You'll find that the typical course is usually filled with slaloms/chicanes, hairpins, etc. and less straight sections. Still glad to hear you had fun at your first event. I'll never forget mine.
     
  21. Supersaiyanhonda

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ....you were not even there.....so how the fuck do you know....:rolleyes:



    There were alot of sponsored SCCA members there , one of which was this years national champion....they gave him his trophey today cause he was not able to make the awards ceremony.....so why dont you go back to your fuckin hole....:ugh:
     
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    My drawing suxors but there was only one real straight, but nobody was able to get out of 2nd gear...
     
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    Reason I prefer Canyon Carving over any organized event, barely get any runs in, have to deal w/ track officials & their egos and availability.
     
  24. Supersaiyanhonda

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    Yes, this much is true....
     
  25. Supersaiyanhonda

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    Here is a pic of me on the course...


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