Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday December 13, 2017
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Rocky Mountains Impreza Club
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > Rocky Mountains Impreza Club Forum -- RMIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads. 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-19-2001, 05:55 PM   #1
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 4831
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Fredstone, CO
04 WRX STi
Fridge White

Default tips for an up and coming autox'er

Hi folks,

Well I'm just dying to start autoxing my new toy and need some help from the local experts.

Are you guys doing this as part of SCCA or do you just go to the track whenever?

Can you recommend a good driving school?

Do I need anything besides a helmet?

Helmet: How much should I expect to pay and what kind of saftey rating? I wouldn't mind a used one even if someone has an extra laying around.

Second Creek is the only track I've heard of that you can pretty much use at your leisure - are there any other places like that in the front range?

Will I be needing brake pads after every few
trips out or is this totally dependent on my drivng style?

Sorry for the billion questions...

Thanks in advance for helping out a newbie!

* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Rexwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 06-19-2001, 09:05 PM   #2
Scooby Specialist
Member#: 391
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: The land of many Subies
2004 STi Blue/Gold
2000 RS BRP


My reccommendation if you are interested is:


1) Use your free membership to the SCCA. The autocrosses around here- most of them are run by the SCCA. While you don't have to be a member to run, it saves you 5 dollars per event plus you get insurance coverage and a really cool magazine.

2) Visit http://www.rmsolo.org. There you will find a newbie section, the schedule and also resources to help you out. A helmet is required, but they have loaners.

3) Any additional questions? Just ask. I and I hope alot of the other Subaru Autoxers will be more than happy to help you out by walking the course with you, giving some basic instruction, letting you ride with us, and after our runs are completed riding with you. I'll even loan you my tire guage and air pump, etc.

Second Creek:

1) You don't have to be a member of SCCA or any other group it seems during test and tune. The days that are very popular are Wednesday afternoons, you show up, sign your life away and then pay 60.00. I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND YOU GO WITH ONE OF US THAT HAS GONE BEFORE. THis is because again we can and will (in my case) help you out with anything. We can get you out on the track, show you the correct line, explain the "trackequite", give rides, etc.

2) You will need a helmet and they don't have loaners. If you really want to play with the new toy, do yourself a favor and invest in one. It has to be snell M95 or SA95 or new M or SA. I just bought mine at Fay Meyer's Motorcycle World. It's actually a motorcycle helmet, but hey it cost me only 175.00, matches the color of the car (why I bought it) and works great for what I am doing. Someday I will invest in a SA or Auto helmet, but that's when I'm ready to spend some big bucks.

I plan to go out to Second Creek just as soon as I get my suspension in and installed (please, god, let it be soon!).



Moderate/Minimal wear on:

Tires (moderate)
Brakes (min to moderate)
Suspension (don't ask)
Clutch (depends on driver, extremely minimal)
Engine (depends on driver, extremely minimal)
Tranny (depends on driver, extremely minimal)


Tires (heavy)
Brakes (heavy)
Suspension (minimal)
CLutch (minimal)
Engine (minimal, just change the oil)
Tranny (minimal)

To put this in perspective you could do say 20 autocrosses three track days and still have:

50% brakes left
Soft Stock suspension
50% used tires

So I wouldn't worry about it too much....

JJTheSubeDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2001, 11:45 AM   #3
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 4831
Join Date: Mar 2001
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Fredstone, CO
04 WRX STi
Fridge White

Thumbs up

Thanks for the tips JJ! Let me know when you plan to head to second creek and hopefully I'll have a helmet by then.
Rexwell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2001, 05:38 AM   #4
ImprezaRS dot com
over boosted again
Member#: 1458
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Colorado Springs CO USA
2017 WRX Limited
2015 Forester XT, Tribeca


Also see www.imprezars.com/racepage.htm and click the link to the archives as well. Early summer 2000 were some tips on autocrossing.

ImprezaRS dot com is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tips for an IT manager interview? docwhorocks Off-Topic 16 03-21-2008 12:07 PM
for all you up and coming dj's! [email protected] Non-Subaru Stuff 11 10-17-2006 06:26 PM
6 Year Old...Up and Coming Invester sugar Off-Topic 6 06-26-2004 12:28 PM
Concept CG mock up of the up and coming NSX and Toyota 5000GT Hanzo Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 14 10-01-2003 12:20 PM
Up and coming action stars? Who to replace Arnie & Sly? PhlypSide Off-Topic 26 03-13-2003 02:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2017 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2017, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.