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Old 04-06-2002, 08:47 PM   #1
Shizz-nida
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Default Auto-X... I'm hooked! :)

Wow! That's all I can say... Wow! I went to the Learning Curve today. What an incredible experience. I didn't think auto-x could be so fun! Tons of runs. Lots of instruction. Totally worth while experience... And this is all just day 1. Still have tomorrow to go. One thing is for sure. Power mods just went waaay down on my to-do list. I've got plenty of power from the factory. I need to learn more control! Some new tires would be nice too...

Yoshi
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Old 04-06-2002, 09:22 PM   #2
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glad you enjoyed it! i had fun to. i had my re92's screeching through some runs in entirety. quite fun. i think the most exhilirating (and maybe scary) part was when i went through the slalom and kept slaloming afterwards. too many corrections + adjustable rear sway bar. at least i controlled it. the instructor told me i had the corner people running for cover but i stayed on course (amazingly) and had a stunning recovery.

btw, which color group were you in? saw a couple wagons and a lot a blue + silver wrx sedans.
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Old 04-07-2002, 08:42 AM   #3
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Default Re: Auto-X... I'm hooked! :)

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Originally posted by Shizz-nida
Wow! That's all I can say... Wow! I went to the Learning Curve today. What an incredible experience. I didn't think auto-x could be so fun! Tons of runs. Lots of instruction. Totally worth while experience... And this is all just day 1. Still have tomorrow to go. One thing is for sure. Power mods just went waaay down on my to-do list. I've got plenty of power from the factory. I need to learn more control! Some new tires would be nice too...

Yoshi
It's a beautiful thing when the light bulb comes on, isn't it. I should warn you though, that from there it gets expensive...Skip Barber Two-Day, Skip Barber Racing, brake upgrades, suspension upgrades...

Welcome to the madness, Yoshi!

Kevin
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Old 04-07-2002, 10:48 AM   #4
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Default Another one!

Hey Yoshi good to hear you got snagged into this too. You gonna drag Vinny out some? It would be cool seeing you at the events.

Tony
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Old 04-07-2002, 01:20 PM   #5
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If you like auto-x wait till you take your first drivers school and start running full track events.

It will only cost you your life savings and mayby your marriage. But oh what the hell its worth it.

I have been addicted for the past 4 years. It only gets worse and the winter withdrawl is worse than crack.

Owen

Welcome to the insanity!!!
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Old 04-07-2002, 02:27 PM   #6
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Heh.. I got started at a auto-x school. Think you'll find the schools are alot more fun than actual competition. Most auto-x days are too much waiting around for too little driving time (maybe 5 minutes for 8 hours of waiting, ugg) But hey, its great fun when you're out there tearing it up.
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Old 04-07-2002, 05:27 PM   #7
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Good to see you guys got bit by the bug! It was cool to meet most of you guys, and it was awesome to see all the Scoobies out there. And like someone said earlier, wait till you do a full track day, thats twice the fun and twice as expensive LOL. Hope to see everyone out at the SCCA and TSSCC events this year.

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Old 04-07-2002, 05:32 PM   #8
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heh, i've been wanting to take the skip barber 3day class at road america for a LONG time, but that class is NOT cheap. I also wanted to do a few day long motorcycle racing class, but i really don't want to race prep my day-to-day bike. everything is so !@$@ expensive... fun though, but expensive. so on the to do list still:

skip barber 3 day class
motorcycle racing class
rally class (like the florida one)

then i'll hopefully attain:

formula championship
supersport and 250GP championships
and win a WRC season (well, a scca pro-rally season will do)!

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Old 04-07-2002, 07:57 PM   #9
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glad you enjoyed it! i had fun to. i had my re92's screeching through some runs in entirety. quite fun. i think the most exhilirating (and maybe scary) part was when i went through the slalom and kept slaloming afterwards. too many corrections + adjustable rear sway bar. at least i controlled it. the instructor told me i had the corner people running for cover but i stayed on course (amazingly) and had a stunning recovery.

btw, which color group were you in? saw a couple wagons and a lot a blue + silver wrx sedans.
I was in the green group. I had the same thing happen to me. I went into the slalom waay to hot in course two day one. Just kept oscilating! Honked the horn like 6 times too! That was when my instructor taught me to NOT flail hands on the wheel. Good times today too... Man, it was cold out there in corner 3 though!

Yoshi
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Old 04-07-2002, 07:59 PM   #10
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Default Re: Re: Auto-X... I'm hooked! :)

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It's a beautiful thing when the light bulb comes on, isn't it. I should warn you though, that from there it gets expensive...Skip Barber Two-Day, Skip Barber Racing, brake upgrades, suspension upgrades...

Welcome to the madness, Yoshi!

Kevin
Heh heh heh.... I have a feeling my tax refund money will make a very quick exit! Next up, Black Hawk Farms' road racing school.

Yoshi

BTW, I'll probably be pumping you for info on DMS Golds soon!
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Old 04-07-2002, 08:00 PM   #11
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Default Re: Another one!

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Hey Yoshi good to hear you got snagged into this too. You gonna drag Vinny out some? It would be cool seeing you at the events.

Tony
TY WRX 2
Hey! Long time no see. I'm gonna try and get him and Rory out there. Are you going to be at the event on the 28th at Route 66?

Yoshi
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Old 04-07-2002, 08:15 PM   #12
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good to see some of you out there! 19 wrx's and 2 rs's at my last count, a great scooby turnout!

mark
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Old 04-07-2002, 08:42 PM   #13
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I was in the green group. I had the same thing happen to me. I went into the slalom waay to hot in course two day one. Just kept oscilating! Honked the horn like 6 times too! That was when my instructor taught me to NOT flail hands on the wheel. Good times today too... Man, it was cold out there in corner 3 though!

Yoshi
ahh, i was in red... i ended up pulling the same thing again today on my last run. actually, i had a really stinkin AWESOME last run, but the timer got screwed up so i got a rerun. the run before that one i had like a 55.(not sure the rest) and I knew I was faster that last run. real smooth, fast, and I just worked the course great. best run of the whole weekend. my guess is the run was in the 53-54 second range, but the timer screwed up!!!

on my rerun i ended up pushing the car just a little more (a lot more in some places) and screwed up my braking. i bogged off the line, killed kenny (a cone), and then pulled the same stunt again at the last slalom. almost fishtailed completely around but i recovered oh so wonderfully and still managed a 56. i got some corner workers scared though

i lost a lot of time when i hit the cone since my i ended up understeering through it and then had to cut right away to the next turn (this was at that 3 turn series after the 1st slalom). i lost a ton of speed there and didn't shift so i was a bit slow to get going in second. lost a lot at the last slalom too. all in all it was a blast and i went out in a bang!

my runs were 2 58secs, 1 55 and a 56. i'm still ticked about those timer problems
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