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AlfaEric
06-05-2007, 07:19 AM
Registration is still open :)

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?autocross_registration

---Eric

Real M3
06-05-2007, 03:40 PM
Man, conflicts all over the place here. I'll be doing the Grand East Ckt at VIR on this day.

Too many events too little time!

woodym3
06-05-2007, 10:05 PM
Man, conflicts all over the place here. I'll be doing the Grand East Ckt at VIR on this day.

Too many events too little time!

Moi aussi.

Real M3
06-06-2007, 06:59 AM
Moi aussi.

Yea Yea, I hear you Woody, I guess I need to retire too!:)

joenationwide
06-12-2007, 10:56 AM
This date works for me! Signed up!

orijinal_poser
06-13-2007, 09:46 AM
scott, there's a bunch of people who are coming to my place on friday and staying the night.

you're more than welcome to crash at my place since i'm only about 40 minutes from ripken.

EShott
06-14-2007, 06:28 PM
Have the heats & numbers been sent out yet?
Thx, Eric

RED//MSHOE
06-14-2007, 07:49 PM
Have the heats & numbers been sent out yet?
Thx, Eric


I was wondering the same thing. I felt like I did something wrong at registration.

Tochenzo
06-14-2007, 07:56 PM
I haven't gotten an e-mail yet either

Tochenzo
06-14-2007, 07:59 PM
Does anyone know if you can still register the day of the event? My friend wanted to sign up for registration's closed. If theres room in heat 1, which i think there usually is, is that possible?

Linh
06-14-2007, 09:56 PM
Does anyone know if you can still register the day of the event? My friend wanted to sign up for registration's closed. If theres room in heat 1, which i think there usually is, is that possible?
usually there's room. Unless it is abnormally full. won't really know until the list is out. and I blame it on adam, regardless :)

AlfaEric
06-15-2007, 04:31 AM
All events open for registration and technical inspection at 8:00 AM. Heats begin at 9:30 AM, with each heat following at approximately two hour intervals. Registration closes at noon. You must register at the event at least one hour prior to your heat or before registration closes, whichever is earlier.

---Eric


Number FirstName LastName
211 Eric Andreasen
225 Jason Becker
114 Lou Bengermino
307 Scott Blair
212 Craig Brickner
201 David Bullman
305 James Byess
220 Jerry Byrd
207 Tony Chen
122 Mark Conley
218 Kyle Cookmeyer
127 David Costanza
308 Pulak Datt
216 Ryan Davies
215 Harold Dawson
109 William Fancher
329 Anand Gajjala
119 Clint Gauvin
101 BJ Ghassemieh
221 Robert Grace
302 Juan Guzman
322 Jason Hallick
214 Chris Hanchak
204 Jim Harris
105 Bob Hausmann
206 Ruhl Heffner
226 Kevin Henry
209 Chris Higgins
306 george Hovis
120 Patrick Kelly
303 Kiki Kiki
329 Andrew Koch
217 John Lattanzio
113 Greg Lindsay
106 Garrett Lucas
222 Brian Lynch
112 Fariz Mambu
224 Anthony Martell
329 Gregory Martell
121 Francis (Scott) McFadden
102 Remey Munasifi
202 Linh Nguyen
230 Khanh Nguyen
210 john nicolaysen
308 Steven Park
203 Mehr Pastakia
231 Lia Reynolds
205 Nicholas Rubenstein
208 Jason Schiavone
130 Eric Schott
227 John Shim
104 Jason Simon
228 Ivan Slavov
229 George Slavov
223 Jason Stephens
108 Scott Swanson
301 Josh Taylor
103 Alex Teitelbaum
110 Jonathan Thayer
107 Martin Vylder
219 Timothy Walker
213 Michael Shu-Liang Wang
304 Brian Wesley
310 Phillip Yates

AlfaEric
06-15-2007, 04:46 AM
Have the heats & numbers been sent out yet?
Thx, Eric

Sorry for the delay. #'s have been posted above. Everyone got in. :)

---Eric

AlfaEric
06-15-2007, 04:47 AM
Does anyone know if you can still register the day of the event? My friend wanted to sign up for registration's closed. If theres room in heat 1, which i think there usually is, is that possible?

Plenty of room in heats 1 and 3. Heat 2 is full (as usual).

---Eric

weezer
06-16-2007, 12:58 PM
I have to apologize for not showing up. I was really looking forward to participating this morning. My Ti overheated as I was going through the tunnel toll in Balto. I didn't want to risk blowing the head gasket, so I had my car towed back to home.
Hope to make it the next time.

Pulak
06-16-2007, 05:50 PM
Hi, so I have an Alpine White 1987 BMW 325is. I brought it out for its first autocross today. Runs went okay, I ended up overdriving most of the time, drifting all over the place (fun, but not fast!). The car is amazing to drive, just need to learn how to drive it well. :)

Then came the fun runs, there I started dropping my times in nice chunks. On my last fun run though, I plowed a cone, pulled over to fix it. Coming back to the car, noticed a river of coolant leaking out.

So, to the three guys who helped me figure out the problem and get me on my way, thanks again! I managed to limp all the way to Laurel, MD just stopping once to refill water.

We found a nice gash in the radiator hose caused by alternator fan cutting into it. Not sure why this would happen, expect it was suggested that I check my motor mounts. So, for now I will just replace the hose I guess and start saving money for some major changes.

Any other ideas/tips would be appreciated. Again, thanks to BMWCCA Autocrossers!

AlfaEric
06-16-2007, 07:14 PM
We found a nice gash in the radiator hose caused by alternator fan cutting into it. Not sure why this would happen, expect it was suggested that I check my motor mounts. So, for now I will just replace the hose I guess and start saving money for some major changes.

Any other ideas/tips would be appreciated. Again, thanks to BMWCCA Autocrossers!
I did a quick search since I knew I'd heard of this before... Check the motor mounts.


E 30 325 motor mounts from the factory were fairly soft and prone to failure especially on the track where a broken or stretched mount would allow the motor to slide forward under braking and have the power-steering pulley slice through the lower radiator hose on the driver's side. On `88 model year and newer 325's, BMW redesigned the radiator, water pump and cooling hose routing to avoid this problem.
taken from - http://www.machschnell.com/suspension___handling.html

---Eric

1996 328ti
06-17-2007, 02:04 PM
Results are up.
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=15,1101,0,0,1,0

AlfaEric
06-17-2007, 02:13 PM
Results are up.
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=15,1101,0,0,1,0

PAX results look wrong. It is from event 2, not event 3.

---Eric

1996 328ti
06-17-2007, 02:26 PM
PAX results look wrong. It is from event 2, not event 3.

---Eric
Fixed. I'm using someone's open network on my Mac and it's painfully slow. :(
I copied the link from the last autocross.

AlfaEric
06-17-2007, 02:42 PM
Fixed. I'm using someone's open network on my Mac and it's painfully slow. :(
I copied the link from the last autocross.
Thanks!

Dang. Bogdan got me. :frown:

---Eric

clintjg
06-17-2007, 03:06 PM
Thanks guys! .... now back to figuring out how to sabotage Becker....

hoyabmw
06-17-2007, 09:23 PM
We found a nice gash in the radiator hose caused by alternator fan cutting into it. Not sure why this would happen, expect it was suggested that I check my motor mounts. So, for now I will just replace the hose I guess and start saving money for some major changes.


I didn't make it out, but that is a classic symptom of failed motor mounts. It's a common problem on tracked E30s. In '88 BMW redesigned the radiator hose routing to minimize the chances of it happening when the mounts fail, which they all do eventually. Don't just replace the hose, because you will cut it again in short order. Lots of people upgrade using the E12 528 motor mounts--they're a little studier, and not much more expensive.

Kevin
'90 325i, missed the event to stuff 265/45-16s under it, and it almost worked

Pete
06-18-2007, 07:37 AM
I didn't make it out, but that is a classic symptom of failed motor mounts. It's a common problem on tracked E30s. In '88 BMW redesigned the radiator hose routing to minimize the chances of it happening when the mounts fail, which they all do eventually. Don't just replace the hose, because you will cut it again in short order. Lots of people upgrade using the E12 528 motor mounts--they're a little studier, and not much more expensive.

Kevin
'90 325i, missed the event to stuff 265/45-16s under it, and it almost worked

You missed a great course Kevin. Flat out course. Very quick. I can't wait to see your "surgically improved" 325. Will you be at Manassas?



Pete

Car54
06-18-2007, 08:26 AM
Anyone have an stock E46 M3 exhaust?

I guess my cat-back puts me into a class with guys running R-Comps now. Does an exhaust really help performance on an autox? It's not like I have twin-turbos!

dougmoney
06-18-2007, 09:00 AM
It has nothing to do with the performance improvent (per se), it's that rules are rules. If you think the BMWCCA is strict, start going to SCCA events.

orijinal_poser
06-18-2007, 11:39 AM
in SCCA, you can have an aftermarket catback and stay in stock class.

woodym3
06-18-2007, 01:22 PM
There are lots of things you can do in the SCCA "stock" category. It's way beyond our "showroom" philosophy.

dougmoney
06-19-2007, 11:44 AM
I meant in terms of strictness with little things. I've heard of protests in stock class over badging removal, clear taillights, etc.

gnhovis
06-21-2007, 12:41 PM
Anybody take/post photos from this event?

1996 328ti
06-21-2007, 03:47 PM
Anybody take/post photos from this event?http://photos.teamwtf.org/gallery/3021175/1/164133160