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Old 04-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #26
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I will be uploading times and doing a full re-cap, write up once everything is posted and once my face stops throbbing from the wind burn we all got....
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:29 PM   #27
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yeah would like to know the time for this sunday in stratford!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:31 AM   #28
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NER SCCA Solo Points Event 1:

Devens Air Feild, April 7th 2013.

After a brief stop at the registration gate it felt great to watch all 160 cars roll into Devens to attempt to shake the rust off for the for the event of the season.



To say the least it was chilly in the morning, just above freezing for most of tech and the course walks, little did we know the brutal conditions (both track and weather related) that would besiege us.

After the standard issue drivers meeting the workers ran off to their work station, the drivers got to their cars and then it happened. The brutal wind picked up something fierce and it began to snow! Snow at Autocross... just let that sink in for a minute... Snow... on Hoosiers... yeah...



Luckily the snow/sleet didn't last long, but unfortunately the wind was relentless throughout the day. The cold temps and high winds made grip tricky to find as many could attest to. Quite alot of Subaru's at this event! Between GC, GD, GR, WRX's, STi's, BRZ's and Impreza's we recorded over 20+ subarus in one event, including Harvey Steele in his National Championship Rally-X GC Impreza.



Although we had alot of subbie love, there was alot of frustration with the course as we had over 170 DNF's! The course was visually deceiving as some elements seem to melt into the next and some would pop out of nowhere on the other side of the taxi-way. Eventually the sun came out, the track dried up, the grip came back at the end of the day and the times slowly dropped.



Saw quite a few familiar faces and met alot of very cool new people. The season is just beginning so if you have any interest in indulging those voices in your head that repeatedly whisper "Because race car" then sign up and join us at Devens at one of the upcoming events!

Event registration:

http://www.motorsportreg.com/

Times for the day can be found here:

http://www.ner.org/sites/ner.org/fil...nt%201_fin.htm

I take no credit for the above photo's, More of them can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/ShootFor.../photos_stream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nowin/s...7633187531371/

Looking forward to seeing the regulars and all the new faces in the future!



-Warren #8 RTA

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Old 04-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #29
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:24 AM   #30
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Orange bastards cost me my fastest run of the day
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #31
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ADSI's first HPDE of the season is an Open House on Sunday 4/28. They will have pay-per-lap from 12-5pm ($10/lap). The lap is typically about a mile and a half with good times in the 1:30 range.

Alex, can you add this to the first post?

My motor won't be broken in enough to run the Subaru that day, but I may take a few laps in the Miata. Either way, I'll be there for the day so let me know if anyone else plans to come!
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ADSI's first HPDE of the season is an Open House on Sunday 4/28. They will have pay-per-lap from 12-5pm ($10/lap). The lap is typically about a mile and a half with good times in the 1:30 range.

Alex, can you add this to the first post?
You got it!

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My motor won't be broken in enough to run the Subaru that day, but I may take a few laps in the Miata. Either way, I'll be there for the day so let me know if anyone else plans to come.
I might come down. Not sure I'm ready to beat on the '13 yet. I need a miata...
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #33
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Wish I could go, will be moving that weekend....

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Old 04-12-2013, 11:09 AM   #34
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:17 AM   #35
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I might come down. Not sure I'm ready to beat on the '13 yet. I need a miata...
Everyone needs a Miata! But seriously, even if you come down to check it out and do a few ride alongs to see the course at speed, it should be a good event. Hopefully the weather is nice.

Just to clarify, the $10/lap is a special they're running in the afternoon. They will still have the $250 full day course (8am-5pm, with driver instruction in the morning and then entry to the 12-5 open session) and the half day unlimited laps during the open session for $125.

Also, I want to do more events this year, but I have no idea what I'll be up against now, in terms of classes, with my new mods. I now will have:

- Stock struts on aftermarket springs
- Larger front and rear sway bars and end links
- Upgraded fuel system
- Larger than stock turbo
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- 1/2 inch wider than stock wheels

Thoughts? ADSI doesn't run in classes as their events are technically non-competitive and they are considered to be a driving school.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:23 AM   #36
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Pretty sure your going to fall into the ASP class with those mods.

You can find all the answers in the SOLO rule book. *CLICKTY CLICK*
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #37
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Turbo bumps him out of ASP.....Looks like he would go up to at least F prepared.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #38
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Under the SP catagory:

4. Turbochargers and/or superchargers (forced induction) may not
be added, changed, or modified. Prepared it is!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #39
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Everyone needs a Miata! But seriously, even if you come down to check it out and do a few ride alongs to see the course at speed, it should be a good event. Hopefully the weather is nice.

Just to clarify, the $10/lap is a special they're running in the afternoon. They will still have the $250 full day course (8am-5pm, with driver instruction in the morning and then entry to the 12-5 open session) and the half day unlimited laps during the open session for $125.

Also, I want to do more events this year, but I have no idea what I'll be up against now, in terms of classes, with my new mods. I now will have:

- Stock struts on aftermarket springs
- Larger front and rear sway bars and end links
- Upgraded fuel system
- Larger than stock turbo
- Fully catless exhaust
- 1/2 inch wider than stock wheels

Thoughts? ADSI doesn't run in classes as their events are technically non-competitive and they are considered to be a driving school.
Your car falls into SM.

Also, the track is the *perfect* place to break in a new motor. I hope you're not doing the whole "1,000 miles with no boost" thing.
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Your car falls into SM.

Also, the track is the *perfect* place to break in a new motor. I hope you're not doing the whole "1,000 miles with no boost" thing.
Ditto this. If you plan on driving her hard, let her know what she is in for now so she won't give you the run around later... Same applies to the wife/girlfriend.
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Your car falls into SM.

Also, the track is the *perfect* place to break in a new motor. I hope you're not doing the whole "1,000 miles with no boost" thing.
*Perfect* place?

...yeah? because a cold start, 5 minute grid idle straight to a 60sec - 2nd gear beat run - followed by a parked idle cool down is the perfect break in.



An autocross run is probably the WORST place/way to break in an engine. Combined loads, stress and sustained heat with little to no airflow is far from ideal.

There are some methods to break in an engine the *hard* way, but an autocross is not it.
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Race track is good autocross is bad
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #43
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Wow, I jumped right over SM in the rule book to prepared. Interesting class...
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #44
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*Perfect* place?

...yeah? because a cold start, 5 minute grid idle straight to a 60sec - 2nd gear beat run - followed by a parked idle cool down is the perfect break in.

An autocross run is probably the WORST place/way to break in an engine. Combined loads, stress and sustained heat with little to no airflow is far from ideal.

There are some methods to break in an engine the *hard* way, but an autocross is not it.
Not sure about you but my car is always fully warmed up before taking an autocross run. By fully warmed up I mean oil temps and pressure are up to spec; not just looking at the OEM water temp gauge.

I don't know if you have run ADSI before but it's pretty much a track day in a giant parking lot - there is plenty of airflow. Grabbing 3rd and 4th gear is common. Boost/pressure in the cylinders is exactly what you want when breaking these motors in. Ring seal is critical and if you don't create enough pressure the rings will never seal, resulting in excessive blow-by and oil consumption.

In my opinion boosting/WOT hard from mile 0 (after burping and fully warming up) is the best way to go and has given me excellent results on 2 built motors now. To each their own.

/rant

Lets get back to autocross talk now. Anyone else going to the Renegade Miata school tomorrow? I'll be there at Devens grabbing some extra seat time before the NJ ProSolo.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #45
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Novice here looking to start solo this summer (Just the VT autocrosses, probably). Was going to do the NHMS AutoX School on May 4th to get a bit of education. Can't wait!
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Have fun and learn as much as you can at the novice school! I had a blast when I did mine but it showed me just how much I had to learn. Get some tires and an instructor and you'll be all set.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:54 PM   #47
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I'm hoping to do some events this season, I know sports club of NH has some events coming up I was going to try out. Is there a reason they are not on the above list? Has Nasioc members had bad experiences with them or just were they forgotten?
There's plenty of us Autocrossing with SCCNH. See you there this Sunday!
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I have a bunch of parts going on my car in the next week or two and then I plan to go to the May 4th driving school to relearn the vehicle and get my feet wet again after years of not auto crossing. My old job didn't give me the days or money to do it.
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Is there any signup for the ADSI event? I have never been and am looking to start. Are there generally a large amount of cars? Im hoping that with the $125 unlimited you will get more than 12 laps in. Do they have an event page? Do they have a "spectating" area as well? Some of my friends and gf have mentioned they would like to see how it is. Hoping to maybe get a ride along with someone if they will be there too as I have never ever seen this in person or tried it. And do they supply food to buy like burgers and dogs? Or should I just come prepared to supply my own food, beverage, seat, etc. ? Sorry for so many questions I tried their website and it really gave me no info about this event.
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Is there any signup for the ADSI event? I have never been and am looking to start. Are there generally a large amount of cars? Im hoping that with the $125 unlimited you will get more than 12 laps in. Do they have an event page? Do they have a "spectating" area as well? Some of my friends and gf have mentioned they would like to see how it is. Hoping to maybe get a ride along with someone if they will be there too as I have never ever seen this in person or tried it. And do they supply food to buy like burgers and dogs? Or should I just come prepared to supply my own food, beverage, seat, etc. ? Sorry for so many questions I tried their website and it really gave me no info about this event.
No sign up required to run at the adsi event. It is a good place to learn about your car in real world experience (very bumpy ride). There are a bunch of helpful people who attend that welcome passengers. If you pay for the day you will get as many runs as you like as the line for pay by lap tends to be much longer. As for food I always bring something but the last time I went they did feed me. I think it was a special treat for the season finale. I will likely attend providing I can find someone to sit on my kid. I never understood why people call them babysitters. Its a fun time without too much work.
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