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Hey guys, if anyone's looking for some fun autocross action in the next few weeks, check these events out:

Sunday, September 26th:
Autocross at Timber Rattler Stadium in Appleton, WI.
Fox Valley Sports Car Club (FVSCC)
http://fvscc.org/

Sunday, October 3rd:
Autocross at Geneva Lakes Grehound Track
Madison Sports Car Club (MSCC)
http://madisonautocross.com/

Saturday, October 9th:
Autocross At Wisconsin International Raceway (WIR), Kaukauna, WI.
*note: will only have the event if it is dry.
Fox Valley Sports Car Club (FVSCC)
http://fvscc.org/

Sunday, October 10th:
Autocross at Minnesota South East Technical College - Truck Driver Training School in Winona, MN.
Sports Car Club of LaCrosse (SCCLAC) - SCCA
http://scclac.org/

I plan on being at almost all of these events, the only one I might miss is the one at WIR.

anybody within 3 hours of those places should come and have fun!!

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RESULTS - not bad, but not super either..

Sept 26th at Timber Rattler Stadium:

Well, I did technically get a trophy at the Sep 26th Autocross (they didn't actually have any, but no big deal). I placed 4th out of 10 in both PAX and RAW times in SM, and even beat the NSX that was in SMII.

the track was kind of dirty/dusty/slippery a little, and with everyone above me using race tires. I was still running on Azenis. (My hoosiers on my SSR rims rub the struts so I can't use them until i get some spacers.)

I placed 20th overall out of 57 drivers by RAW time, and 30th overall out of 57 drivers by PAX time.

The cars that beat me in my class were an '04 SRT-4 that is very well set up by my friend Joe, an '03 Evo that was darn well hooked up, and a '90 Mustang that was also set up pretty nice. Cars I beat were a 2002 BMW 325i, a '90 AWD eclipse that my friend Megan needs to hammer on more, an '04 Cobra, and a VW Golf TDi.

I'll post updates of the results of yesterday's Autocross at the Geneva Lakes Kennel Club when they're posted. I didn't really do as well, the surface was super bumpy and slippery, and I just couldn't get a nice clean run in...

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nice dude!

Joe must be a pretty good driver, cause when i tried my buddies SRT4 for 1 run (pretty decent setup) the damn thing just didn't want to turn, the steering is really strange...i found my self getting behind alot and fighting it just to turn... :)
 

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MazdaRacer said:
nice dude!

Joe must be a pretty good driver, cause when i tried my buddies SRT4 for 1 run (pretty decent setup) the damn thing just didn't want to turn, the steering is really strange...i found my self getting behind alot and fighting it just to turn... :)
It's because the SRT-4's suspension just isn't as nice as the Mazda Protege/Escort/323 platform. You really have to work it over to get it to handle as nice. Heck when I had my 92 Protege, and it was mostly stock, it would out handle most cars on the road with just some nice sticky tires.
 

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Joe's SRT4 is set up really really nice. I'm not sure of all the work, but I think he's got the upgraded turbo (stage 1 or 2 from mopar), an LSD (from mopar again), and now he's got the Stage 3 suspension on it (from mopar.. Must be nice to have aftermarket parts like that.. lol! ), lowers it right down, not so much roll anymore, and it's aligned a lot better than the stock ones come with. Sticks like glue with his Victoracers on. Plus, he is a pretty good driver :)

Fortunately, he's not in the same class as me for most of the season, as our regular club isn't SCCA affiliated, and uses slightly different classing.

I'm pretty much at the point right now of matching my competitors times (beating them or within 10ths on my azenis'), but I can't quite get a clean run when doing it (so, I end up behind by one cone penalty. argh!)

Next spring, I'll have the suspension finally set up (still waiting on corksport for my camber plates), decent tires (hoosier r3s04's on my SSR rims), and the haltech installed and tuned. Hopefully, even an LSD installed from somewhere.

I'm pretty sure the Porsche 911 and the Mazda RX7 in my class aren't going to be modded much more than they already are. But the BMW 325is is planned to have an engine swap eventually, which might give me some problems. Otherwise, If there aren't any newcomers in the class, and nobody does something crazy, I'll be prepared to start ruling the roost. I hope.

Event results still haven't been posted from the Oct3 autocross, but if i remember right, i placed 3rd out of 4 in class. It was the Porsche, then the Bimmer, then me, then the Porsche again, with a different driver. Actually, i think there was another one in there, but I can't remember if the RX7 was there that day or not.

I did do better than the Noble M12 that was there though. :) Twin-turbo 3.0L Duratec V6, Quaife LSD in a 6-speed. And, we had a 400hp 1st gen Supra drift himself into a cement light pole base about 80 ft. from the track finish.

Anyway, that's about all for now, until two weekends from now (Oct 22-23) and the Lake Superior ProRally, which I'm going to be working a corner at. :) should make for some good video footage!


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SgtRauksauff said:
And, we had a 400hp 1st gen Supra drift himself into a cement light pole base about 80 ft. from the track finish.
OUCH! That had to totally suck.
 

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Ok, where is the after picture? Man, that was a really beautiful car. :cry:
 
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