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Old 09-14-2005, 10:16 PM   #1
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Smile Subarus (and others) on the skidpad!! *video

We had a Skidpad School/Testing day recently, which included some pretty impressive cars and numbers. All the results are included on the video. Some of these guys are NASIOC members. I ended up getting stuck driving my wife's Oldsmobile Alero with stock suspension, which I thought was going to suck, but I posted some fairly impressive numbers for such an awkward car. The best part of the day was when the Porsche 908/02 ran. The car ran in a few big endurance races in the late 60's, was in a DVD called Plastic Porsches, and (if I remember correctly) was previously owned by Nicki Lauda. Even though the car's technology is almost 40 years old, he still ended up beating everyone else who showed up. I dunno if Davis ever posted his videos from that day, but he should've

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dubyadubyadubya[dot]atabo[dot]com/SkidpadJuly2005[dot]wmv
^^ I guess I still don't have 10 posts so I still can't post links...someone fix it if they think it's worth watching.

BTW, it's kinda boring in spots, but it's cool to see the numbers everyone ended up with.

***EDIT: here's the link > Skidpad Video < I feel so special now that I can post links
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:27 PM   #2
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We had a Skidpad School/Testing day recently, which included some pretty impressive cars and numbers. All the results are included on the video. Some of these guys are NASIOC members. I ended up getting stuck driving my wife's Oldsmobile Alero with stock suspension, which I thought was going to suck, but I posted some fairly impressive numbers for such an awkward car. The best part of the day was when the Porsche 908/02 ran. The car ran in a few big endurance races in the late 60's, was in a DVD called Plastic Porsches, and (if I remember correctly) was previously owned by Nicki Lauda. Even though the car's technology is almost 40 years old, he still ended up beating everyone else who showed up. I dunno if Davis ever posted his videos from that day, but he should've

Enjoy...
dubyadubyadubya[dot]atabo[dot]com/SkidpadJuly2005[dot]wmv
^^ I guess I still don't have 10 posts so I still can't post links...someone fix it if they think it's worth watching.

BTW, it's kinda boring in spots, but it's cool to see the numbers everyone ended up with.
Umm...I can't seem to get it to work. What's that link again?
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:32 PM   #3
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:33 PM   #4
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:33 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:39 PM   #6
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I'm slower.

Those numbers seem way too high compared to every other skidpad comparo I've every seen (magazines and such).
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:40 PM   #7
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Thanks. That was pretty cool. It looks like the Subies did pretty well. The Alero looked like it has some major body roll issues. The VW golf sounded like Chewbacca running around in circles.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:42 PM   #8
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I think it is the Charleston, WV SCCA club. I know some of those cars are far from being stock anymore if it is.

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Old 09-14-2005, 10:46 PM   #9
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Yeh, I'm guessing very few of those cars were still stock.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:50 PM   #10
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Because you read magazines about stock cars. The Alero has Hankook Ventus RS2 Z212's on it, which are pretty damn sticky (like a Falken Azenis 215). Most of the other guys are running either Hoosiers or Kumho Victoracers, which would definitely help to account for the high numbers. I think the Integra was running some plain "high performance" tires, which is why he ended up with such a low number, even with a modified car. Also, this event was by invite only, which also helps account for why there weren't any that did terrible.

Davis' STi has HKS Coil-overs, camber plates, and Whiteline (I think?)adjustable front and rear sway bars (and probably some other stuff I don't know about). Bill's RX-7 is tuned by Peter Ferrell Supercars and lacks a/c, an interior, and is set up for road racing, I believe. Everyone else was just trying to keep up with them.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:53 PM   #11
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You guys down south need to have more events up north so we can gather interest to start a our own club.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:55 PM   #12
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As for the location, it is near Charleston, but this event was not related to our SCCA region except that everyone there is from the SWV Region. The event was a private event and had no relation to the SCCA.

As for that Golf, I think it sounds almost like a Ferrari (or a new Nissan 3.5L), but now that you said that, I'll never look at it [or hear it] the same way again. I'm trying not to laugh out loud at work right now, but all I can picture is Chewbacca on the skidpad.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:01 PM   #13
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There was another section of the course that had a crazy hillclimb and a quarter mile straight, but I didn't get any video of it. I can't wait til next year, assuming I can afford to destroy some more tires (all the guys on stickies left with cords showing). They run events up north, but they're not our region. You may want to look into the Beaver Run Region, as they're up there and they hold their autocrosses at Beaver Run road course.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:21 PM   #14
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In clarksburg and fairmont like last year. we had good turn outs for those. Not in Pa
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:29 PM   #15
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We talked about it, but it's just so hard for like 45 people to drive so far out of their way to run there. You need to come down here lol. There's an autocross this Sunday at Riverside High School. I'll put you in the video if you show up

We had something like 68 entrants at our last event (August 21...I'll post the video eventually). I think there were 9 Subarus at that event. Good luck to Tara at Nationals in the Boxer4Racing 2.5RS. You kicked all of our asses, so maybe you'll kick their's.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:32 PM   #16
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I can't run, I am picking up my STI on saturday(if dealer doesnt balk on me) and will only have around 300 miles on it. Give me a few weeks I'll have my grand on it.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:34 PM   #17
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You could always just come and hang out...that'd give you a reason to put some miles on it. What color/year STi are you getting?

I edited my last post but it was apparently after you posted again, so you may wanna read the last part of it.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:34 PM   #18
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Nothing like watching cars go in circles for 8 minutes!

Im dizzy just from watching that!

But nonetheless interesting vid thanks.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:37 PM   #19
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I might do that I have to work in roanoke VA sunday night. It's a '06 WR Blue. Getting a hell of a deal on it 300 over invoice, that's why I am a bit nervous.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:38 PM   #20
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hahahaha...you're welcome. Sorry about the nausea lol. You should see what it looks like from the in-car view.

Wow, bring that beast out. We'd all like to see an '06, and noone brings a blue STi for some reason in our region..? Seriously though, I'd love to see it, and I'd put it in the video just for the hell of it. You could always run it and just take it really easy. My wife and I are the registrars for the SWVR.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:45 PM   #21
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I am sure you know my old roommate, Roy Wendell.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:47 PM   #22
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It sounds familiar, but we've only been around the club for a little while, so it's hard to remember everyone.
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:54 PM   #23
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He doesnt get down there much anymore. He is helping build a kit helicopter and going back to WVU. Takes most of his free time away.
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Old 09-15-2005, 10:39 AM   #24
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That sucks...sort of? I guess having a helicopter would make things better again.
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bump for anyone who didn't get to see it...
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