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Old 07-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Can't be afraid of trying something new

I always thought auto-x was for people who had nothing better to do on a Sunday. Sitting around maybe getting six 40sec. runs then baking in the sun all day as a course worker never appealed to me.





Things change, this damn driving genre has me, I'm hooked. I remember my first run sitting at the starting grid, stomach churning, thinking "I hope I don't stall". 40 sec. later I'm in the braking box heart pounding, adrenaline flowing through my veins feeling like my head was going to pop off( I think my helmet strap was to tight).

If you haven't tried solo II/auto-x I would seriously recommend it. It is alot of fun and for the people on a budget it only cost around $35. There are no egos and everybody is there to help each other out.
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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I've been taking pics at the local auto X here every thursday night and am gonna hit it up once i get a few things taken care of on my car first. Looks like so much fun
Does anyone know when/where they are in victoria?
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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Build a drift car and try that. It's even more addicting.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:16 AM   #4
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Solo II is wicked.

I thinks it's probably one of the the best ways for someone wanting to get a clear feel for maximizing traction and car control.

It's inexpensive, informative, friendly and cooperative. But best of all, it's a total BLAST!!!

In 1998, there was a Solo II race in downtown Squamish called, "Squamish Thunder in the Streets"

I ran my '72 Corolla in it that year and I still have the dash plaque mounted. Great memories as it was a complete HOOT!!

Jason T is right. You gotta try it.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
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YEAA jason, glad to hear you are getting so much out of the auto-x's. I have to admit I haven't thought much about going to auto-x's... that is until I went and checked the results table and saw more Subarus than usual. I found myself starting to read up on classing and prep. so I will have to find out how the cones suit my driving style.

I guess I will take your advice and commit to trying something new myself! See ya at the next event.

Also, you should consider what 007WRX said and check out drifting sometime. It's awesome for practicing car control at and beyond the limits of traction, and the wear on the car and tires is exaggerated. I could point you in the right direction or help you try it out if you aren't sure if it would be up your alley.

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Old 07-24-2010, 01:37 AM   #6
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I'm with Jason on this..

I did exclusively lapping/track days last 5+ yrs.. only started autox this year.. love it!
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:02 AM   #7
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Build a drift car and try that. It's even more addicting.
this is something ive been thinking about for a while now.
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Old 07-24-2010, 02:58 AM   #8
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Jason, you think autocross is sweet.

Im signed up for the track event on the 2nd with ya. That should be a blast
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:25 AM   #9
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try TSD rally racing and truly learn to appreciate subarus AWD system



http://www.rallybc.com
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #10
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^^^^^I don't want to scratch my paint
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:17 PM   #11
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I've been taking pics at the local auto X here every thursday night and am gonna hit it up once i get a few things taken care of on my car first. Looks like so much fun
Does anyone know when/where they are in victoria?
they have their own site
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:35 PM   #12
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Jason, you think autocross is sweet.

Im signed up for the track event on the 2nd with ya. That should be a blast
is that the track day with UBCSCC at mission??
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:49 PM   #13
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lol I see your hooked.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:09 PM   #14
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this is something ive been thinking about for a while now.
You should. It's awesome.

If you aren't doing anything on August 8th, you should come to Penticton and hang out. Thats the next drift event, you'll catch the bug for sure.
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:14 PM   #15
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is that the track day with UBCSCC at mission??
Yes.
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Old 07-25-2010, 02:46 PM   #16
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Hahahahaha, good to hear that you like autoX Jason. I remember chatting with you before all these

It is too bad I can't make it out to any events lately... I'll have more time starting Sept and hope to see some of you out there!
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Old 07-25-2010, 04:30 PM   #17
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^^^^^I don't want to scratch my paint
Didn't you try snow rallying on my street once?
I seem to remember it not ending well.

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Old 07-25-2010, 05:43 PM   #18
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Yes.
Im also signed up for Trackday #2 at UBCSCC!
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:53 PM   #19
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Props for the auto-x Jay

I started with auto-x, then got the track bug, then got the rally bug. My car's 4 years old now, it's paint is expendable...rally FTW
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:20 PM   #20
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I just wish 18" sticky tires weren't so expensive!!! Kuhmo super challenge coming up in a few weeks! Should be a fun weekend.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:41 PM   #21
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Props for the auto-x Jay

I started with auto-x, then got the track bug, then got the rally bug. My car's 4 years old now, it's paint is expendable...rally FTW
Im hoping to go this route as well
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:05 PM   #22
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I just wish 18" sticky tires weren't so expensive!!! Kuhmo super challenge coming up in a few weeks! Should be a fun weekend.
I won a set of Toyo 888, 285/30R18 at the last event.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #23
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J, enter the kumho super challenge..
i'll be driving a mini cooper S with V710s.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:09 PM   #24
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Mini/r-comps=fast

How did you make out yesterday?
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:14 PM   #25
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meh.. midpack.. but i guess it's okay considering it was my first time driving that car. lol. car is really easy to drive. but i somehow gotta find two extra seconds before i can even be competitive in it. HAHA.
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