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Old 07-16-2006, 10:02 PM   #51
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Given the obstacles, the event went smoothly. Too bad my driving wasn't as smooth.

I have more than enough tar goo stuck to my tire treads.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:11 PM   #52
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yeah. i hear ya. event went good. but, first half of the day i had trouble with the course. during the second time out, i did better. i was finally figuring things out. then the day was over. doh! heh. good times though.

if anyone has any pictures, please get in touch with me. i'd love to see 'em.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:18 PM   #53
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My girlfriend gets bored and usually only takes pictures of my car. Feel free to ask her to take some of you, I'm sure she would.

My best time was 0.006 faster than my first run. This is typical of me at Bartlett.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:29 PM   #54
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My girlfriend gets bored and usually only takes pictures of my car. Feel free to ask her to take some of you, I'm sure she would.

My best time was 0.006 faster than my first run. This is typical of me at Bartlett.
coo'. if i had friends, i'd have them take pictures.

my best time was my seconed to last run. my run times fluctuated a lot. i just couldn't "get it". and when i did, i blew it in the turn around by locking up the break. On a side note, my ABS works great! hahaha.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:45 PM   #55
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yeah. i hear ya. event went good. but, first half of the day i had trouble with the course. during the second time out, i did better. i was finally figuring things out. then the day was over. doh! heh. good times though.

if anyone has any pictures, please get in touch with me. i'd love to see 'em.
yep, i'll work on uploading and posting the next couple days. i did upload pics from last week's event but not sure if i posted the link?? no vids as of yet. haven't had any tiime to download, edit and upload them. and as it stands, it probably won't happen for awhile. sorry. busy summer right now...

and i tried to get as many pics of people as possible except those in our run group. that was tough! or if you had runs near mine or phil's, trying to get pics or vids was almost impossible.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:48 PM   #56
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yep, i'll work on uploading and posting the next couple days. i did upload pics from last week's event but not sure if i posted the link?? no vids as of yet. haven't had any tiime to download, edit and upload them. and as it stands, it probably won't happen for awhile. sorry. busy summer right now...

and i tried to get as many pics of people as possible except those in our run group. that was tough! or if you had runs near mine or phil's, trying to get pics or vids was almost impossible.

that's cool take your time. just drop me a line whenever you get to it. thanks in advance.

yeah, it's hard takin' pictures of people when you're trying to go. someone gripped at me for taking pictures at a corner during a fun run. which, is oay. 'cause it is a saftey issue. so, whatever you got I'm thankful for.
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:50 PM   #57
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no prob. will do!
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Old 07-16-2006, 10:55 PM   #58
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man i had a great time out there. i think it was a really well run event. good job to dentdude
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:05 PM   #59
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great event and thanks to dentdude once again for very fun auto-x!
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:46 AM   #60
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Great time out there today though I found the course really slick in the morning. Something about the combination of tar marbles and dust took my car's handling to pretty much nothing. I was sliding a lot when my tires were turned. My best times of the day were in the afternoon. I think everyone did pretty awsome. Sure sucks the pool was open and we didn't get the whole parking lot.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:52 AM   #61
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Given the obstacles, the event went smoothly. Too bad my driving wasn't as smooth.

I have more than enough tar goo stuck to my tire treads.
You did good man. For a stock RS me and ralph were impressed. Everyone did good out their. The times just got faster and faster. I know happy Hope how was to get into the 47sec mark. Everyone was doing great. Good job everyone. I think I may join next time. I wish they had some rally races though, it would be something I would like a bit more lol
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they do have rally cross. just not as many. you can check the SCCA Alaska forums and website too.

and yes, except for the first 3 runs of my second run group, i did manage to hit my goal... 47.999 and ended up with 47.974! last weekend i missed my goal by .064!
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:52 AM   #63
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Ugh. I hit a 47.0 my first run, so logically, I should have gotten to the high 45's at least by my last runs. At the last event at Raceway Park, I took almost 2.5 seconds off my first time. Today, 0.006 seconds. I have issues at Bartlett, and am never comfortable there. The tar just made it worse. A couple times I was sure I hit a cone, but it was just tar chunks ripping off and hitting my flaps.

I can't go to Bartlett and expect to leave satisfied. If the August event is held there, either I won't bother, or I'll go to plan b. I can't afford to do any more suspension work on my car this summer, so maybe I'll kidnap the silver bullet.

Aside from my personal frustration, I was proud of the event organizers and contributors. This event was like clockwork. And the course layout was good given the change in plans.
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:06 AM   #64
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DEFINITELY a great run event, I didnt get a critique sheet but I rank this a solid 9-10. it was a bit iffy in the morning with the swim meet. But it went REALLY well, and I think some VERY good publicity from those interested during the swim meets. (at timing I heard a gaggle of girls screeching abotu "oooo, I want that car" "LOOK, they're racing" ...)

Thanks to DentDude for a great event, and letting me see how cool my car runs :P
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DEFINITELY a great run event, I didnt get a critique sheet but I rank this a solid 9-10. it was a bit iffy in the morning with the swim meet. But it went REALLY well, and I think some VERY good publicity from those interested during the swim meets. (at timing I heard a gaggle of girls screeching abotu "oooo, I want that car" "LOOK, they're racing" ...)

Thanks to DentDude for a great event, and letting me see how cool my car runs :P
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:51 AM   #66
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results up yet?
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:11 PM   #67
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Ugh. I hit a 47.0 my first run, so logically, I should have gotten to the high 45's at least by my last runs. At the last event at Raceway Park, I took almost 2.5 seconds off my first time. Today, 0.006 seconds. I have issues at Bartlett, and am never comfortable there. The tar just made it worse. A couple times I was sure I hit a cone, but it was just tar chunks ripping off and hitting my flaps.

I can't go to Bartlett and expect to leave satisfied. If the August event is held there, either I won't bother, or I'll go to plan b. I can't afford to do any more suspension work on my car this summer, so maybe I'll kidnap the silver bullet.

Aside from my personal frustration, I was proud of the event organizers and contributors. This event was like clockwork. And the course layout was good given the change in plans.
well, it makes it more difficult, but if you never went to any of the events at Bartlett, then there wouldn't be too many to attend. and with that, it evens up the field a little more. it was a pretty slow course really, considering that the best times were in th 42 sec range. most people hung around our 47-48 sec range and a few that were up to 50+ sec. with the exception of the veteran drivers, seemed to be pretty even steven on times. makes it a bit more competitive. even still, for me it's about learning to drive my car better and in just about any situation. can't have a perfect driving surface or course in your day to day travels. if you're there strictly for the competition, then it will be one excuse after another... my car isn't fast enough (even though Clint and Kenny both prove that it isn't the car that makes them fast but it certainly helps on the low end), i don't have the right suspension (it does help and i've used this one), the ground is too slick (except that everyone else is driving on the same pavement and have the same course), my tires suck (i've also used this myself), etc. truth is that it's really about the driver and understanding the line of the car, when to use power and when not to, when to turn, how to turn, smoothness and keeping the car going where you want it and not where it wants it. i'm just now (ya, late bloomer) beginning to understand this and my times are going down a little more each race. I'm learning to become more disciplined and precise rather than throttle hungry and brake happy (even though it's still fun, but your times suck!).

if you went to the Houston Event, Bartlett is much much better! there's a reason why they are giving us a $10 credit for those attenders. it more than SUCKED!
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:21 PM   #68
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Ugh. I hit a 47.0 my first run, so logically, I should have gotten to the high 45's at least by my last runs. At the last event at Raceway Park, I took almost 2.5 seconds off my first time. Today, 0.006 seconds. I have issues at Bartlett, and am never comfortable there. The tar just made it worse. A couple times I was sure I hit a cone, but it was just tar chunks ripping off and hitting my flaps.

I can't go to Bartlett and expect to leave satisfied. If the August event is held there, either I won't bother, or I'll go to plan b. I can't afford to do any more suspension work on my car this summer, so maybe I'll kidnap the silver bullet.

Aside from my personal frustration, I was proud of the event organizers and contributors. This event was like clockwork. And the course layout was good given the change in plans.
u have anyone ride along with u? i had ron dike ride with me one run and the advice he gave me on just a slight change in my line i was able to get into the 44s which was my goal for the day...
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:23 PM   #69
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hahahaaa! kind of an inside joke...had to be there!
Hahahahaha!! yaaaaaa! I have to give props to a mutual friend for popping that in my head. LOL.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:32 PM   #70
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well, it makes it more difficult, but if you never went to any of the events at Bartlett, then there wouldn't be too many to attend. and with that, it evens up the field a little more. it was a pretty slow course really, considering that the best times were in th 42 sec range. most people hung around our 47-48 sec range and a few that were up to 50+ sec. with the exception of the veteran drivers, seemed to be pretty even steven on times. makes it a bit more competitive. even still, for me it's about learning to drive my car better and in just about any situation. can't have a perfect driving surface or course in your day to day travels. if you're there strictly for the competition, then it will be one excuse after another... my car isn't fast enough (even though Clint and Kenny both prove that it isn't the car that makes them fast but it certainly helps on the low end), i don't have the right suspension (it does help and i've used this one), the ground is too slick (except that everyone else is driving on the same pavement and have the same course), my tires suck (i've also used this myself), etc. truth is that it's really about the driver and understanding the line of the car, when to use power and when not to, when to turn, how to turn, smoothness and keeping the car going where you want it and not where it wants it. i'm just now (ya, late bloomer) beginning to understand this and my times are going down a little more each race. I'm learning to become more disciplined and precise rather than throttle hungry and brake happy (even though it's still fun, but your times suck!).

if you went to the Houston Event, Bartlett is much much better! there's a reason why they are giving us a $10 credit for those attenders. it more than SUCKED!


i hear ya.

I thought it was a great event and everything went swimingly--no pun intended.

I had a hard time adjusting to the track and course. but i was learning as I went each time. once I started to figure things out, with some help and suggestions things went way better for me in the later runs.
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Yup.

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Old 07-17-2006, 02:09 PM   #73
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The change in season points makes it look like I'm cleaning up.

Yes, I should have had a rider with me, because I can't figure Bartlett out. Even with my "slow is fast" attempts, I either broke even or was slower. And I was hitting cones like crazy, also not like me.

I hear you Hope. That's why I started this stuff in rally-x. And honestly, I didn't mind Houston, because I wanted to see how my car would auto-x in the rain. Last year, the site was fine, but it was before the tar strips went down.

Speaking of tar strips - holy crap, 2-3 times yesterday, the wheel was ripped out of my hands because of them. And in general, I was fighting the car on every turn, like my power steering was messed up. I know I have a body roll/understeer issue, but at Bartlett, it's even worse.

I don't expect to roll with the fast kids. I just want to come out of an event feeling like I accomplished something. For me, it's night and day between Bartlett and Raceway Park. If the next event is at Bartlett, maybe I'll split my runs between having a rider and having someone drive my car and get feedback both ways. Otherwise, there are better things for me to do, summer's going by too quickly.
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The change in season points makes it look like I'm cleaning up.

Yes, I should have had a rider with me, because I can't figure Bartlett out. Even with my "slow is fast" attempts, I either broke even or was slower. And I was hitting cones like crazy, also not like me.

I hear you Hope. That's why I started this stuff in rally-x. And honestly, I didn't mind Houston, because I wanted to see how my car would auto-x in the rain. Last year, the site was fine, but it was before the tar strips went down.

Speaking of tar strips - holy crap, 2-3 times yesterday, the wheel was ripped out of my hands because of them. And in general, I was fighting the car on every turn, like my power steering was messed up. I know I have a body roll/understeer issue, but at Bartlett, it's even worse.

I don't expect to roll with the fast kids. I just want to come out of an event feeling like I accomplished something. For me, it's night and day between Bartlett and Raceway Park. If the next event is at Bartlett, maybe I'll split my runs between having a rider and having someone drive my car and get feedback both ways. Otherwise, there are better things for me to do, summer's going by too quickly.

you should try bartlett with FWD and stock tires!!
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you should try bartlett with FWD and stock tires!!
Quoted for truth... I know what my car can handle and it was below that yesterday. I felt the car could have been a lot faster.

Times are up... I'm going to have to raz Dale on tuesday... I didn't know his name was Tim...
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