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Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Looking at STX prep for the pumpkin. :math:
First autocross I went to was in my MKV Gti with coilovers and tune... Thought I'd do decent, got thrown into STX.
Got my ass HANDED to me by an RX8. Wasn't even close. Like 8 seconds faster.

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:54 pm

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:42 pm
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Nope, no need to be :balls: deep. Find the nearest one and go have fun. DGAF about classing or anything.

Fun SHOULD be the basis for you going.
Interesting. Other than tracknightinamerica, I've never associated "fun" with the SCCA. The few times I went to events in CA, people were WAY too caught up in classing and general :bs: to have fun.

The last time I went, I had my MK5 GTI and I just picked some random class because I didn't care. I just wanted to run and have fun. WELL, apparently the class I was in didn't allow the rear sway bar I had. I beat some dude, and he came over and looked under my car and went full :triggered: that I had the bar. They told me I couldn't run the rest of the day because I was in the wrong class. I was "permitted to spectate" doe.

FUCK YOU

:nope:

I swore off the SCCA ever since.
:ohdang: that seems rather harsh.

Any SCCA event I have been to out here in Jersey has been fun. I know a few of the peeps so that helps.

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:55 pm

Acid666 wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:43 pm
Apex wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Looking at STX prep for the pumpkin. :math:
First autocross I went to was in my MKV Gti with coilovers and tune... Thought I'd do decent, got thrown into STX.
Got my ass HANDED to me by an RX8. Wasn't even close. Like 8 seconds faster.
Yeah... I'm just playing around with ideas at this point. IF I were to get back into autox it'll be either DS or STX, or I go with a whole different car. :iono: Just excel games at this point.

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:23 pm
Are there pro solo events that mortals can participate in? I don't want to do all the national BS, and I know I'd probably come in dead last, but pro solo seems like a shitload of fun...especially with my car.
ProSolo is a misnomer IMHO. It's basically an autox with a drag race start, tree included, and you're side by side on mirrored courses. It's a blast. I don't think many regions do them locally though. I also like it because you can fuck up your Saturday runs, all of them, and can still be in it Sunday, provided that the weather isn't an issue.
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The last time I went, I had my MK5 GTI and I just picked some random class because I didn't care. I just wanted to run and have fun. WELL, apparently the class I was in didn't allow the rear sway bar I had. I beat some dude, and he came over and looked under my car and went full :triggered: that I had the bar. They told me I couldn't run the rest of the day because I was in the wrong class. I was "permitted to spectate" doe.
That sucks and sounds like a shitty region/event organizers. If you genuinely didn't know or didn't care, they should have been able to move your class. Definitely dealt with this and other situations when I helped run events in Tucson. If you were a repeat offender on purpose, :middlefinger: but if you were new or just didn't know, the goal was to help and educate.
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The last time I went, I had my MK5 GTI and I just picked some random class because I didn't care. I just wanted to run and have fun. WELL, apparently the class I was in didn't allow the rear sway bar I had. I beat some dude, and he came over and looked under my car and went full :triggered: that I had the bar. They told me I couldn't run the rest of the day because I was in the wrong class. I was "permitted to spectate" doe.
That sucks and sounds like a shitty region/event organizers. If you genuinely didn't know or didn't care, they should have been able to move your class. Definitely dealt with this and other situations when I helped run events in Tucson. If you were a repeat offender on purpose, :middlefinger: but if you were new or just didn't know, the goal was to help and educate.
Same here. All 3 of the groups around me that I race at are super chill and are totally willing to help you class your ride. And if it's misclassed after the start I wouldn't think they'd have a problem bumping you around. I've yet to see anyone come out and be pissed about a competitor first hand, but I have heard horror stories.
Part of the reason I like autocross is the casual competitiveness in our area. Everyone's real relaxed but wants good times for themselves and everyone around them, but there's a little smack talk to keep the rivalry up.

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:56 pm

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Drag race tree start with 2 cars and 2 courses (mirrored IIRC).
:dat:

Sounds like so much damned fun.
Detroit region SCCA does a local event that is prosolo style at Oscoda once or twice a year.

There is a campground on a lake literally across the street from the site. Tow the :poorvette: there with the :truk: full of camping shit...

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troyguitar wrote:
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Detroit wrote: :dat:

Sounds like so much damned fun.
Detroit region SCCA does a local event that is prosolo style at Oscoda once or twice a year.

There is a campground on a lake literally across the street from the site. Tow the :poorvette: there with the :truk: full of camping shit...
Oh, interesting. I need to look into this.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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Detroit wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:42 pm
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Nope, no need to be :balls: deep. Find the nearest one and go have fun. DGAF about classing or anything.

Fun SHOULD be the basis for you going.
Interesting. Other than tracknightinamerica, I've never associated "fun" with the SCCA. The few times I went to events in CA, people were WAY too caught up in classing and general :bs: to have fun.

The last time I went, I had my MK5 GTI and I just picked some random class because I didn't care. I just wanted to run and have fun. WELL, apparently the class I was in didn't allow the rear sway bar I had. I beat some dude, and he came over and looked under my car and went full :triggered: that I had the bar. They told me I couldn't run the rest of the day because I was in the wrong class. I was "permitted to spectate" doe.

FUCK YOU

:nope:

I swore off the SCCA ever since.
they were very bad ambassadors for the sport then. go to a local regional near you and have fun. Pretty sure your car is in some prepared class. Just go, ask what class they want you in, have fun.
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I'm even :wrong: about joking about being :wrong:

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:34 am

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Detroit wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:42 pm

Interesting. Other than tracknightinamerica, I've never associated "fun" with the SCCA. The few times I went to events in CA, people were WAY too caught up in classing and general :bs: to have fun.

The last time I went, I had my MK5 GTI and I just picked some random class because I didn't care. I just wanted to run and have fun. WELL, apparently the class I was in didn't allow the rear sway bar I had. I beat some dude, and he came over and looked under my car and went full :triggered: that I had the bar. They told me I couldn't run the rest of the day because I was in the wrong class. I was "permitted to spectate" doe.

FUCK YOU

:nope:

I swore off the SCCA ever since.
they were very bad ambassadors for the sport then. go to a local regional near you and have fun. Pretty sure your car is in some prepared class. Just go, ask what class they want you in, have fun.
Yea, I'll have to try again. Indicative of the area, there were some serious :derp: s in CA.
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My guess would be that Chris took some time off because he has read the dialogue on this page 1,345 times and decided to spend some of his free time doing something besides beating a horse to death.

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am

Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:33 am

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Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.

:lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm: :lolgasm:

It's like throwing some stirrups on a horse sized hornet, pulling the reins one way and the hornet just does what it wants. HAHAHHAHAH

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am
Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.

that was freaking awesome!

Side note: homeboy needs to sort the handling of that car like woah
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I'm even :wrong: about joking about being :wrong:

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:00 pm

The steering wheel is a mere suggestion device for where the car is going to end up. :lolol:

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stripethree wrote:
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Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.

Wow. Dat flying cone :doe: :lol:

Looks like quite an upper body workout to pilot that thing at that pace.
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:28 pm

stripethree wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am
Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.

1.). That thing looks like a riot

2.) He murdered the fuck out of those cones
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Drop tags and insurance on the Fiat. Driver has shown to be a liability anyway.

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stripethree wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am
Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.


I think my favorite part is that he only got 1 clean run, 3 DNFs, and the other 2 runs he hit 4 cones and 2 cones. Dude is a straight murder machine.
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stripethree wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am
Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.


I think my favorite part is that he only got 1 clean run, 3 DNFs, and the other 2 runs he hit 4 cones and 2 cones. Dude is a straight murder machine.
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Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:01 pm

Short vid from back in Topeka when I yanked the exhaust out of the cat at the start. Angry wookie is angry. :aintcare: though, finished the run, was chasing a trophy. Was less funny for a minute when I came back to grid with a very hot cat sitting on the in the very dry grass ground.

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:37 pm

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Short vid from back in Topeka when I yanked the exhaust out of the cat at the start. Angry wookie is angry. :aintcare: though, finished the run, was chasing a trophy. Was less funny for a minute when I came back to grid with a very hot cat sitting on the in the very dry grass ground.

I'm about to stop filming from inside the car on the back glass. The white wash of the contrast is just too much (like your video) and I can't fix it with editing software. I talked to my buddy who used to work at GoPro and he gave me some options to try and it's definitely better, but not clean. I mainly want to get my hands in view along with the center of the car, but I might just go back to having it attached to my helmet or outside the driver's window.

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:57 pm

Thinking aloud: SCCA Runoffs are in Indy next weekend. I wonder if we'll get a track night in America at the speedway next year.
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Drop tags and insurance on the Fiat. Driver has shown to be a liability anyway.

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Thinking aloud: SCCA Runoffs are in Indy next weekend. I wonder if we'll get a track night in America at the speedway next year.
Not out of the question, we only got the one at COTA this year because of the Pirelli World Challenge...
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Drop tags and insurance on the Fiat. Driver has shown to be a liability anyway.

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Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am
Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.

I imagine this is what it was like to be the coyote when he sat atop an ACME rocket and lit the fuse, lol.
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stripethree wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:07 am
Found on Facebook. Pretty fantastic watch. Rotary powered Midget that looks insane to drive. Always trying to kill you but at the same time, a goddamn riot. Also, without spoiling it, at least watch the first 1:20.

I imagine this is what it was like to be the coyote when he sat atop an ACME rocket and lit the fuse, lol.
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Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:06 am

Track day today. Cold - 50ish degrees this morning. Ran first session in “rain” mode - 100ish hp - super invasive traction control. Was :notbad: TC was :lolol: with super delayed power deliveries
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Drop tags and insurance on the Fiat. Driver has shown to be a liability anyway.

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