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Old 10-02-2000, 08:41 AM   #13
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Join Date: Aug 2000
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: AZ

That WAS a blast. Big thanks to Bill for setting this up. I only wish more people could have gone/entered to show that there is interest in this. The course ruled with three turns driven best in first opening up to a straight where I hit 40/45 followed by a great s-turn leading into a sweeper into a small jump into the last 2 hairpins that were very soft and slippery (handbrake).

I haven't done an autocross, but this seems even better. LOTS of drifting and flailing the back end out in the turns without trashing the tires. I am NEVER driving a FWD car again. I've only had the car for a month and haven't really pushed it to see what it can do until this event. Theses cars rule! I only wish I wasn't so worried about hurting it on the rougher sections. The irony of driving a 18,000+ car that rocks in the dirt. For everyone who complains about the lack of power in a straight line, try the dirt out, you won't care any more.

Simon, Red and XT6 (I knew I saw posts here from a guy with a SHO) were definitely going for it. I saw at lest a foot of air below the SHO's front wheels over the small jump. Simon looked like his other car was a Impreza WRC and his real name was Burns. He had it pretty dialed. Red improved all day getting faster and faster. How much time did you knock of your first runs?

The most entertaining was a group of guys in a RENTAL NEON. 2 or 3 flats and they almost rolled it once.

Was that you, Bill, that stopped by in the morning and talked to my wife? She said someone who was part of the event talked to her and wanted to take a run with me. I had the blue ridge pearl RS. Also, who remembers the guys website from Nevada that did the times? I want to thank them as well. Enough for now, later.
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