The first auto-x event I'm attending is this Sunday in Verona, VA. Anyone else going to an event soon? Anyone going to the Verona one? If you're nearby, come and check it out! I'll be rocking my new wheels and tires for it. :yes:
Ok so I ended up not going to the Verona auto-x due to a long St. Patty's day, woke up with alcohol still in my veins and could not legally drive there, lol. Anyways I went to the next event for my area yesterday and had amazing results! 3 cars in my STF class: 04 Civic EX, some 2 door focus hatch, and myself. Won my class and got 3rd fastest PAX of everyone present. Also hit my first cone ever after doing this for a year but it was only a graze so it is a good hit!
Standings: SCCA Blue Ridge Region Click on results on the top then April 22nd Salem. I'm listed under the STF Class
As long as you have a license you can drive but if you aren't 18, you need a parent signature. Its a good way to get your parents out, maybe even let them enter. And a lot of people I talk to say that but then after they do their first event, they retract the statement. Just get out there and do it!
My dad used to scca his na miata so I know he'll let me. Do you just put masking tape on the bumper in case you smack a cone? I guess little scuffs are the name of the game but I'd like to avoid them as much as possible.
I semi-launch in 1st then drive to redline and shift or if there is a turn ahead and I'm close to redline, I'll shift to second then turn. Helps prevent some wheel spin when cornering as well when in second. After that, I don't shift again. Its rare to get above 2nd, beacuse that is going about 55+ or so on a course, and it must be long or have a straightaway(defeats the purpose imo)
May 26th, 2012
second event, it should be noted that i removed my cold air intake, installed B&M transmission cooler as wells as road magnet springs with koni yellow dampers, but had no alignment and worn out front brake pads. i hope to correct them in time for the next event. my goal this time was to consistently put down clean runs/times. i finished in the middle of my class and 62nd overall, iirc, out of 120 competitors.