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Car54
07-20-2009, 02:22 PM
Register for the last event of the year!

Event #8 Registration is open; click the LINK (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?view=details&id=115%3Aautocross-event-8&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=26) to get started. NCC Autocross is open for all cars and drivers (BMW club members and not) and our events draw a wide variety of cars.

Not sure what class you're supposed to be in? Take a look at our classing structure (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=166). Take a look at results so far this season (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=category&id=55&Itemid=168) to see who will be in your class.

If you are new to our autocross program, please check out our FAQ section (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?option=com_quickfaq&view=category&cid=2&Itemid=154). If you still have questions either post your question on this forum or contact an autocross committee member (http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?option=com_contact&view=category&catid=10&Itemid=27).

If you're not yet a BMWCCA member, what are you waiting for? Spend $40, join (http://bmwcca.org/index.php?pageid=club_join&ref_by=366493), and save $10 off your autocross entry fee + many other benefits.

We hope to see you there!

Craig
www.nccautocross.com

Zcruizer
07-20-2009, 04:41 PM
Good let's talk beer again.......he-he

mcoupemindy
10-02-2009, 11:34 PM
Registration is now open!

ea-sport
10-07-2009, 12:46 PM
I tried to register and noticed that the options for Requested Session were only AM or PM (vs 1- 4 in the past). I am just wondering if you guys changed it back to just AM/PM and no longer use 1-4. Sorry if it's been discussed before.

mcoupemindy
10-07-2009, 01:17 PM
I tried to register and noticed that the options for Requested Session were only AM or PM (vs 1- 4 in the past). I am just wondering if you guys changed it back to just AM/PM and no longer use 1-4. Sorry if it's been discussed before.

That's correct. We tried something new and it failed. We're going back to the old way.

ronh21
10-08-2009, 03:15 PM
That's correct. We tried something new and it failed. We're going back to the old way.

Is there a chance it would work if caps were put on each of the 4 sessions to even things out? I like the option, but if I was late signing up I'd be OK with a run group no longer being available. I'd just have to pick another.

BTW, has Noel or Woody signed up yet? :rolleyes:

mcoupemindy
10-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Is there a chance it would work if caps were put on each of the 4 sessions to even things out? I like the option, but if I was late signing up I'd be OK with a run group no longer being available. I'd just have to pick another.

BTW, has Noel or Woody signed up yet? :rolleyes:

It would work perfect if we didn't cater to walk-ups ...

Until we go to 100% online registration and accept no-walkups (possibly next year), we will need to revert to the old system.

woodym3
10-08-2009, 03:49 PM
BTW, has Noel or Woody signed up yet? :rolleyes:

I have, but don't worry Ron. Having missed two events I have no chance for the championship unless you, Noel, and possibly Sammy don't show.
Woody

darkfiber
10-11-2009, 09:45 AM
Can I sign up twice with different cars? I want to have a go in my gf's Mini S

Reach
10-11-2009, 08:54 PM
I believe the rule is 1 entry per driver. You'll have to pick a car and stick with it.

Walka
10-12-2009, 02:53 PM
hey i have a question about the same type of thing.

There are 4 of us that have been competing all year and wanna see who is the better driver. We all want to race the same car. I believe thats possible but i wasnt sure how we should register/what would be a good system for 4 people to drive the same car.

Reach
10-13-2009, 10:48 AM
4 people 1 car is no issue, as long as the car is up to it :). You could probably run 2 and 2 in just 1 of the morning or afternoon session, but I'm sure the timing booth would like it if you split the runs up across the entire day. Its your call, but I don't see it being any issue.

civicexracer
10-13-2009, 03:23 PM
registered. looking forward to it!:)

Claff
10-16-2009, 07:46 PM
I haven't run with youse guys before but I'm looking forward to joining the fun. Haven't 100% decided which car to bring but since I'm running against civicexracer, it won't matter cause he'll beat me badly anyway.

gbauer
10-19-2009, 02:14 PM
it won't matter cause he'll beat me badly anyway.
You probably won't be alone in this regard.

RedMS3
10-20-2009, 09:00 AM
So....I found a nail in my left-front last night and I need to get it plugged. Does anyone this can pose a problem during autocross? I'd rather not blow out a tire...

woodym3
10-20-2009, 09:28 AM
As long as it's in the tread rather than the sidewall, and the plug/patch is done properly, no problem in my opinion. Paul at Radial Tire once told me my plugged tire would be fine at a DE on Charlotte/Lowes Motor Speedway's high banks.

civicexracer
10-20-2009, 10:32 AM
So....I found a nail in my left-front last night and I need to get it plugged. Does anyone this can pose a problem during autocross? I'd rather not blow out a tire...

Yeah as long as the nail is about an inch in from the sidewall it'll be fine.

mcoupemindy
10-20-2009, 11:18 AM
So....I found a nail in my left-front last night and I need to get it plugged. Does anyone this can pose a problem during autocross? I'd rather not blow out a tire...

I run plugged tires all the time. No problems at all.

RedMS3
10-20-2009, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the responses, guys. Questions about sidewall integrity make sense and luckily the nail is in the tread, a couple inches from the sidewall.

mcoupemindy
10-21-2009, 08:34 AM
Here's the current registration list. I'll update on Thursday with the final list and numbers.

Thanks!

cohare
10-21-2009, 11:04 AM
I just want to make sure i am clear I know what time to show up. When i registered it only had the PM class which is fine, so I dont need to show up till 12 right?

mcoupemindy
10-21-2009, 11:05 AM
I just want to make sure i am clear I know what time to show up. When i registered it only had the PM class which is fine, so I dont need to show up till 12 right?

Correct!

RedMS3
10-21-2009, 12:09 PM
Comments:

In-Bong Chang 2001 Honda Accord Yellow M1

Daniel Borzi 1982 Pontiac Firebird Rust M2

Ahmed Kreidie 2009 Mercedes C63 Black S1

Robert Greeley II 2009 Chevrolette Cobalt Silver T1

Phillip Ambas 2005 MINI Cooper S White T2

alexmarksthespot
10-21-2009, 12:17 PM
I hope you boys like cake! I think I'm going to make a BMW cake to bring to test out my cake decorating skills.

mcoupemindy
10-21-2009, 12:18 PM
I hope you boys like cake! I think I'm going to make a BMW cake to bring to test out my cake decorating skills.

Fat kids LOVE cake. I = FAT KID. :frown:

woodym3
10-21-2009, 12:48 PM
Skinny kids love cake too.

ronh21
10-21-2009, 01:00 PM
Here's the current registration list. I'll update on Thursday with the final list and numbers.

Thanks for getting back to a sortable format. I like to sort by class to round up the T2 folks. Unfortunately, it's missing the "What time does Ron need to get out of bed, because he can never remember what he registered for" column.


I hope you boys like cake! I think I'm going to make a BMW cake to bring to test out my cake decorating skills.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that if the decorating is actually on (or near) the cake, it's all good. I'm looking forward to it, and it'll be even sweeter if it can be celebration cake if I somehow manage to take the T2 trophy :biggrin: Probably won't be much left by then, though.

Munchenman2
10-21-2009, 02:11 PM
So do geezers! :tongue:

BradMW
10-21-2009, 03:27 PM
Anders Skandsen 1993 BMW 325is White M3

How's it running, Anders?

woodym3
10-21-2009, 04:47 PM
and it'll be even sweeter if it can be celebration cake if I somehow manage to take the T2 trophy

They way I figure it, it's between you and Noel, both with 53 points right now. If Sam really doesn't show, I'm a lock for 3rd. Missing two events is a killer.

alexmarksthespot
10-21-2009, 07:08 PM
Hey if you wanna make it a celebration cake by all means do it. I was just gonna make a circle cake and try to decorate with frosting to look like the BMW emblem. If it doesn't come out perfectly, still edible cake right? :-)

Scany
10-21-2009, 09:42 PM
Anders Skandsen 1993 BMW 325is White M3

How's it running, Anders?

Don't know how the M3 part came in there. I actually never made it to any event with the E36, but the car is running well now and should be there saturday. Probably a downgrade in autox terms from the E30 318 (but requires less point-bys at the track) :)

Zcruizer
10-22-2009, 12:19 AM
Hey Jonathan, there's a Mercedes C63 classed in S1 for Saturday. I'm not complaining about it. I say bring on the other German Manufacturer, let's get some dust kicked up. I guess I just wanted to be the first to point this out.
BTW: I don't care if it's 40 degrees and raining Saturday, I'm putting the top down, and, well, maybe turning the heat on as well. :icon_chuc

Highflyr777
10-22-2009, 08:27 AM
Have numbers been assigned, or have AM and PM groups been decided yet?

mcoupemindy
10-22-2009, 08:29 AM
Have numbers been assigned, or have AM and PM groups been decided yet?

Tomorrow morning they will be posted.

Highflyr777
10-22-2009, 08:34 AM
thanks

darkfiber
10-22-2009, 06:04 PM
Current weather guesstimates are that there's going to be thunder storms all day Saturday. I know we do this rain or shine but what about when there's constant lightning?

woodym3
10-22-2009, 08:01 PM
Like your neighborhood swimming pool, in the interest of safety, particularily for the workers, we shut down when lightning is spotted and don't start again until 20 minutes after the last strike. Right Jonathan?

mcoupemindy
10-22-2009, 09:18 PM
Like your neighborhood swimming pool, in the interest of safety, particularily for the workers, we shut down when lightning is spotted and don't start again until 20 minutes after the last strike. Right Jonathan?

Exactly. It's not defined at specifically 20 minutes, but that's a good rule of thumb. I like the 30 min approach myself.

gbauer
10-23-2009, 08:17 AM
Current weather guesstimates are that there's going to be thunder storms all day Saturday. I know we do this rain or shine but what about when there's constant lightning?
Bring an umbrella and some wet-weather tires.

BTW: I'm in. Got the OK from the boss!

mcoupemindy
10-23-2009, 08:47 AM
Final registration list w/ numbers attached. See everyone tomorrow.

woodym3
10-23-2009, 11:26 AM
Are you going to clean up the registration list? Two Mercedes still shown in S1.

mcoupemindy
10-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Are you going to clean up the registration list? Two Mercedes still shown in S1.

Nope. It is what it is. Already in AxWare.

We can clean it up after the event now.

Sammyzuko
10-23-2009, 01:05 PM
My golf event for tomorrow has been canceled due to the expected rain. Is there room for me to walk up and register at the event?

mcoupemindy
10-23-2009, 01:09 PM
My golf event for tomorrow has been canceled due to the expected rain. Is there room for me to walk up and register at the event?

Sure, I think we can squeeze you in. Show up for the PM session.

Sammyzuko
10-23-2009, 01:11 PM
Sure, I think we can squeeze you in. Show up for the PM session.
Great, thanks!

RedGT
10-23-2009, 01:47 PM
One cancellation here. #278/1991 Miata in XS, PM. So there you go, I made room for Sammyzuko :p

Claff
10-23-2009, 02:45 PM
Staring down all this rain I am leaning towards a vehicular change. My 99 Miata is pretty torquey (relatively speaking) so I might switch to the wife's 93 Miata which isn't fast enough to lose control regardless of conditions, and I don't care as much if it gets dirty. Its tires won't force a class change so I am hoping this won't cause a problem for organizers.

civicexracer
10-23-2009, 08:00 PM
yay rain!:rolleyes:

BradMW
10-23-2009, 08:16 PM
yay rain!

mcoupemindy
10-23-2009, 08:27 PM
YES RAIN!

An opportunity for Bogdan and I to show off our mad drift skilzzzzz.

D-Unit
10-23-2009, 10:20 PM
pardon my noob-ness, but, how can I find out which session (AM or PM) I am in?

RedMS3
10-23-2009, 11:19 PM
pardon my noob-ness, but, how can I find out which session (AM or PM) I am in?

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showpost.php?p=34011&postcount=42

D-Unit
10-23-2009, 11:48 PM
Thanks. I looked around for that, but obviously I didn't check in the middle of the thread.

civicexracer
10-24-2009, 02:17 PM
Had fun at the event today. Eagerly waiting to hear back from the afternoon results and see if I held ftd:confused:

SamB325es
10-24-2009, 07:14 PM
I hate it when I leave before seeing the afternoon group run.
What was Biggins' time?

Anyway thanks for another great season!

BradMW
10-24-2009, 07:58 PM
I make it rain, make it rain, make it rain on them cones. Seriously, it has rained during my heat at 5/7 events with NCC and 2/3 events with other clubs. However, today was the first time I've had my engine flooded (or something, I'm a rocket scientist, not a mechanic) during an autox. Spent a good 2 hours completely broke down on the side of Crain highway after the event, but the service engine light is now off so I guess it sorted itself out.

Great course by the way, wish I could have seen it dry, or damp, or in any shape less than flooded. Thanks to all the organizers for the awesome season, I can't even comprehend the total effort put into it.

woodym3
10-24-2009, 07:58 PM
Amen. Kudos to Jonathan, Katie, Bogdon, Adam, Katie and the others on the staff who gave us a great season.

I'll be interested in hearing how the weather developed in the afternoon heats.

jbrannon7
10-24-2009, 07:59 PM
Those of us that ran in the last group drove in a monsoon, I felt like I was on a ride at a water park. The ride home on slicks was a white knuckle affair also. Saw 3 seperate incidents were cars had spun into guard rails.

Joe

Claff
10-24-2009, 08:48 PM
Last group was a washout. Got two good runs in but between the second and third the skies just freakin opened on us. Lots of standing water on the course. At the bottom lot where the tight turns were I was seeing water splashing onto my hood and I got a little hydroplaney coming up the hill into the slalom.

But as bad as it was for me driving, I really felt bad for the guys shagging cones in the downpour. I've been in some unpleasant conditions working courses but nothing like that.

I don't think I got a clean run in, I'm pretty sure I was off course my first run through and I know I was off the second time. Pretty sure I was clean through third and fourth runs but in the downpour, times surely stunk. On the plus side, they probably stunk for everyone regardless if they had 300+HP or my measly 110HP.

I was pleasantly surprised with how well the wife's car ran despite it being a completely stock 121K mile base model Miata on halfway decent street tires.

Found the course to be awful tight, you guys and all your torque really stuck it to us little engine people but I had a good time, looking forward to running with you guys next season.

Zcruizer
10-24-2009, 09:16 PM
Everybody did a great job all year, and nobody should give the results for Biggins and Bell. If Sam wanted to know, he shouldn't have left to play with the Girl Scouts and their cookies :icon_no:!!

ronh21
10-24-2009, 09:22 PM
I'll be interested in hearing how the weather developed in the afternoon heats.

The first half of the PM group got three dry runs. A couple of us got a fourth before the rain. Noel was only 5 cars behind me in line, but got screwed by the rain that started in between our runs. The second half of the PM was not fun, as I was working the middle of the "skid pad" section then helped break things down. Seriously, it felt like they got seven very sloppy runs each. I've never been more wet. Fortunately I brought clothes to change into for the ride home. Also, I think I won :biggrin: (T2, that is)

noelleslie
10-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Above all else, THANK YOU TO JONATHAN AND THE ENTIRE AUTOCROSS COMMITTEE.

We completed another year with no injuries, and only a few mishaps where vehicle damage was done, and they were not the result of the autocross committee's decisions. WE is everyone, so thank you all for being safe, and an all around great bunch of people to spend soggy afternoons with.

Here is a video of a dry run from the day. Shortly after, it poured like 40 days style.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xxDoOCVgg


Hope everyone has a great off season and comes back for more next year.

Noel


Oh, and Good Job Ron. Your clean living kept me from a dry fourth run [which may still not have been the fraction I needed]... wait til next year my friend :)

ronh21
10-24-2009, 09:49 PM
Your clean living kept me from a dry fourth run

Biggens And I left you room in the front. You were too much of a gentleman to jump in front of the others and take it. Your clean living kept you from a dry fourth run :wink:

Jonshungry
10-24-2009, 10:21 PM
Had a lot of fun today, at least when I was driving.

Standing in that rain? Not so much fun :frown:

noelleslie
10-24-2009, 10:54 PM
Biggens And I left you room in the front. You were too much of a gentleman to jump in front of the others and take it. Your clean living kept you from a dry fourth run :wink:


Ha Ha... You're right.

But that nothwithstanding, it still seemed like I was being penalized... so close to the line when it started pouring. Maybe because I punched that old lady in the face last week for looking at me wrong? Was the rain a divine message of disapproval?

Like Phil said... "it's just what it is." He then pointed out that all of his runs were going to be wet, [so I really should be quiet].

Your driving was good all season - when are you and Woody going to get camera setups??

flyw8
10-24-2009, 11:23 PM
Hi everyone. Today I attended my first autox session and I am in love. My friend told me to come down and take a ride with him, so I did and I took a couple shots of the PM session. I had a blast! It sucks that the season is over and I am just now finding out about this. Hopefully I can join next season.
http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/<table style=

mcoupemindy
10-25-2009, 06:11 AM
Hi everyone. Today I attended my first autox session and I am in love. My friend told me to come down and take a ride with him, so I did and I took a couple shots of the PM session. I had a blast! It sucks that the season is over and I am just now finding out about this. Hopefully I can join next season.
http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/%3Ctable%20style=

Thanks for coming out and experiencing autocross!

My suggestion to you is to keep tuned to the event calendar at www.nccautocross.com to watch for the events next year. We will be hosting atleast one introductory school to autocross which I HIGHLY suggest for all newcomers. It will allow you to get your feet wet along with getting some beginner level instruction.

See you soon!

mcoupemindy
10-25-2009, 07:19 AM
Results now available!

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=category&id=55&Itemid=168

flyw8
10-25-2009, 08:12 AM
Thanks. Here are some pics I took.
http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=134

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=135

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=136

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=137

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=138

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=139

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=140

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=141

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=142

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=143

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=144

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=145

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=146

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=147

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=148

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=149

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=150

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=151

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=152

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/picture.php?albumid=22&pictureid=153

woodym3
10-25-2009, 08:40 AM
Also, I think I won :biggrin: (T2, that is)

Congratulations Ron. Well done!

Reach
10-25-2009, 09:42 AM
We will be hosting atleast one introductory school to autocross which I HIGHLY suggest for all newcomers. It will allow you to get your feet wet along with getting some beginner level instruction.

Oh please, I think anyone who attended yesterday afternoon "got their feet wet." :biggrin:

agreatham
10-25-2009, 10:01 AM
Oh please, I think anyone who attended yesterday afternoon "got their feet wet." :biggrin:

Hey Mike, what happened to you out there yesterday? Would you like a ride-along next time so you don't get lost? ;)

Uber-Goober
10-25-2009, 10:23 AM
What camera are you using? Film quality is really good...




Above all else, THANK YOU TO JONATHAN AND THE ENTIRE AUTOCROSS COMMITTEE.

We completed another year with no injuries, and only a few mishaps where vehicle damage was done, and they were not the result of the autocross committee's decisions. WE is everyone, so thank you all for being safe, and an all around great bunch of people to spend soggy afternoons with.

Here is a video of a dry run from the day. Shortly after, it poured like 40 days style.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35xxDoOCVgg


Hope everyone has a great off season and comes back for more next year.

Noel


Oh, and Good Job Ron. Your clean living kept me from a dry fourth run [which may still not have been the fraction I needed]... wait til next year my friend :)

Reach
10-25-2009, 10:55 AM
Hey Mike, what happened to you out there yesterday? Would you like a ride-along next time so you don't get lost? ;)

I was wondering how long it would take you to call me out on a pathetic performance! I tried blaming Bogdan all day long but this was solidly a day full of driver error for me.

glindsay
10-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Mike, try flushing your brake fluid before next season.

Jonshungry
10-25-2009, 11:19 AM
Quite impressed. I did pretty good for only my second time haha

agreatham
10-25-2009, 11:30 AM
Your driving was good all season - when are you and Woody going to get camera setups??

Funny you should say that, Ron has two mounts for cameras -- one on the front bumper and another on the top of the backseat. I'll lend him my camcorder next time so I can post his runs.

civicexracer
10-25-2009, 12:50 PM
First FTD ever for me!:biggrin:

Here's my video. 4th run in the video is my fastest and the 5th run I had a little sideways fun:tongue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4MXE7Bt-c

Scany
10-25-2009, 01:32 PM
Thanks to everyone for a great season! And congratulations to the various champions.

mcoupemindy
10-25-2009, 02:24 PM
First FTD ever for me!:biggrin:

Here's my video. 4th run in the video is my fastest and the 5th run I had a little sideways fun:tongue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4MXE7Bt-c

Very nice. Congratulations.

ronh21
10-25-2009, 02:38 PM
I also would like to add in my thanks to the AX crew for what they did all year.


Oh please, I think anyone who attended yesterday afternoon "got their feet wet." :biggrin:

Except Bogdan. Amazingly dry at the end. That guy's got style :wink: My clothes are still wet hanging up this morning, and I had to lay out everything IN MY WALLET to dry :frown: I guess it was my turn, since I'd managed to avoid working in rain at previous events.



Funny you should say that, Ron has two mounts for cameras -- one on the front bumper and another on the top of the backseat. I'll lend him my camcorder next time so I can post his runs.

I've got (and use) cameras for both those mounts, but I rarely upload the videos because I live in the 90's still for internet speed (satellite). Earlier this year I posted a bumper cam run that looked super smooth, then posted the in-car to show the non-smooth action inside the car. I think I even did a PIP of those two. For yesterday I didn't bother, but I think I have the other six events I did. Maybe I'll do a montage :) I can be my first try at a music track and text graphics.

Reach
10-25-2009, 03:31 PM
Mike, try flushing your brake fluid before next season.


What is this, a running joke? :) I'm going to be brake fluid man next year. Nah... I'll do the whole thing this winter.

BradMW
10-25-2009, 08:04 PM
Thanks. Here are some pics I took.

Nice pics, but shouldn't some be replaced with a big DISQUALIFIED?

Claff
10-25-2009, 08:11 PM
Wow, I'm psyched to get 3rd in comp tires "other", putting up my fastest run in the deluge.

Alejandro, congrats on FTD!

Scany
10-25-2009, 08:56 PM
What happened with mercs dqed? I guess I wasn't paying attention..

noelleslie
10-25-2009, 10:23 PM
What camera are you using? Film quality is really good...


I have a Walmart Special. It's used by a lot of track guys. Craig Brickner pointed it out to me.

Go to walmart.com and buy it.. it is cheap.

Here is the link to how to set it up. I also got the wide angle lens.
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=258793

flyw8
10-25-2009, 11:35 PM
Nice pics, but shouldn't some be replaced with a big DISQUALIFIED?
?? Sorry I dont know why they should be disqualified?

Are there any autocrosses in the winter?

agreatham
10-26-2009, 12:42 AM
First FTD ever for me!:biggrin:
Here's my video. 4th run in the video is my fastest and the 5th run I had a little sideways fun:tongue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_4MXE7Bt-c

Congratulations, AJ! I'm going to try to make it out to the remaining CDC events, maybe I'll see you there.

agreatham
10-26-2009, 01:10 AM
I was wondering how long it would take you to call me out on a pathetic performance! I tried blaming Bogdan all day long but this was solidly a day full of driver error for me.

Let me show you how it's done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcGuDyIMOaY. You could watch AJ's FTD run, but I think this is more achievable. ;)

Seriously, though, if there was anyone who could have challenged Bogdan yesterday, I thought it would be you. Some guy named Clint beat him in event #4 so it is possible.

Uber-Goober
10-26-2009, 05:18 AM
Thanks. Very creative set up, awesome results...



I have a Walmart Special. It's used by a lot of track guys. Craig Brickner pointed it out to me.

Go to walmart.com and buy it.. it is cheap.

Here is the link to how to set it up. I also got the wide angle lens.
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=258793

gbauer
10-26-2009, 08:15 AM
Those of us that ran in the last group drove in a monsoon, I felt like I was on a ride at a water park. The ride home on slicks was a white knuckle affair also. Saw 3 seperate incidents were cars had spun into guard rails.

Joe
Rt. 50 was literally flooded out when JT and I drove through it.


...I was smart enough to change lanes but Mr. I-Have-A-Supercharger-So-I'm-Indestructible went right through it....

mcoupemindy
10-26-2009, 08:18 AM
Rt. 50 was literally flooded out when JT and I drove through it.


...I was smart enough to change lanes but Mr. I-Have-A-Supercharger-So-I'm-Indestructible went right through it....

I couldn't move over, I was pinned in by traffic.

I just shut the engine off and drifted through the water.

gbauer
10-26-2009, 08:20 AM
I couldn't move over, I was pinned in by traffic.

I just shut the engine off and drifted through the water.
You shut down? It wasn't that bad...

At least for me it wasn't. Having a 4x4 suspension was a good thing for that little bit! :tongue:

I was a little worried about my intake but it was on the "dry" side. If it had been on the passenger's side that one might have flooded me.

mcoupemindy
10-26-2009, 08:22 AM
You shut down? It wasn't that bad...

At least for me it wasn't. Having a 4x4 suspension was a good thing for that little bit! :tongue:

I was a little worried about my intake but it was on the "dry" side. If it had been on the passenger's side that one might have flooded me.

My intake is no greater than 6" off the ground. So yes, I had to be careful. I've heard that superchargers can't compress water ...

bogdan
10-26-2009, 08:48 AM
Ok.. who ordered the rain?

Last time I saw rain like that our big tent frame broke and a table blew into my 335. :(

205 - aftermarket exhaust T1

142 - leave unchanged (disregard previous)

290 - stock tires XS

An2ny
10-26-2009, 08:54 AM
Wow... I really wanted to go but the rain and my intake don't go together well, plus I have done enough rain events this year.

Bob
10-26-2009, 10:35 AM
Thanks to the ax committee for a great AX season, even the Summit Point slide track was fun, I had a loose diff. on Saturday, very distracting, 2 bolts were GONE!, decided against a 4th run, so I could make it back to Harford county. Then I drove to Westminster in the Miata through the most torrential rain I've ever seen, must have been incredible to AX in!

BradMW
10-26-2009, 11:34 AM
Then I drove to Westminster in the Miata through the most torrential rain I've ever seen, must have been incredible to AX in!

I definitely sent the gf a text after my 3rd run saying it was the most amazing conditions ever fun-wise, but then my car drowned on the 4th run so maybe I should have chosen to sit that one out too, haha.

Anyway, here's my pumpkin I carved yesterday:

http://imgur.com/vZ541.jpg

noelleslie
10-26-2009, 12:42 PM
Are there any autocrosses in the winter?

I have been trying to get some interest in some sort of mid-winter skid pad event where we can have one part be instruction, and another be a skid pad challenge of sorts where we see who can make the most circuits in drift.

I have found skid pad practice invaluable in sensing available traction. My Z4 [still] has an open differential, which makes the pad difficult, but I would love to bring my 1994 Miata M out to an event and see what it'll do with its Torsen LSD.

Maybe with enough interest and some coaxing, we can get some winter "beat the rust off" events going.

This was last winter... don't laugh too hard... the surface wasn't consistent since it had ice, slush, and just wet spots. Also, my car isn't set up to drift. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isS-tNQixlk
Still though, it was super fun, and I learned a lot.

mcoupemindy
10-26-2009, 12:53 PM
I have been trying to get some interest in some sort of mid-winter skid pad event where we can have one part be instruction, and another be a skid pad challenge of sorts where we see who can make the most circuits in drift.

I have found skid pad practice invaluable in sensing available traction. My Z4 [still] has an open differential, which makes the pad difficult, but I would love to bring my 1994 Miata M out to an event and see what it'll do with its Torsen LSD.

Maybe with enough interest and some coaxing, we can get some winter "beat the rust off" events going.

This was last winter... don't laugh too hard... the surface wasn't consistent since it had ice, slush, and just wet spots. Also, my car isn't set up to drift. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isS-tNQixlk
Still though, it was super fun, and I learned a lot.

Talk to me about this. I've contemplated for some time now.

civicexracer
10-26-2009, 04:44 PM
Congratulations, AJ! I'm going to try to make it out to the remaining CDC events, maybe I'll see you there.

Thanks man. Hopefully the CDC event isn't rained on...Usually they don't use the lower low but last event they held there I heard they did. I hope they do.

BradMW
10-26-2009, 04:52 PM
Thanks man. Hopefully the CDC event isn't rained on...Usually they don't use the lower low but last event they held there I heard they did. I hope they do.

If you're referring to the 10/10 event, then they did not use the lower lot and the course came out to be 33 seconds long; however, they had basically a full-throttle section that extended from 20ish meters from the islands all the way to 30ish meters from the opposite corner, which was awesome.

civicexracer
10-26-2009, 07:09 PM
If you're referring to the 10/10 event, then they did not use the lower lot and the course came out to be 33 seconds long; however, they had basically a full-throttle section that extended from 20ish meters from the islands all the way to 30ish meters from the opposite corner, which was awesome.

Ohhh...I guess that's what they meant when they said lower lot.

Highflyr777
10-26-2009, 08:06 PM
Thanks to everyone who put these events together! Had a great first year and plan to be much more active next year.

Here's my 4th and best run. Starts around 2min 30sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79QATi4ZtSI

Reach
10-27-2009, 09:35 AM
Let me show you how it's done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcGuDyIMOaY. You could watch AJ's FTD run, but I think this is more achievable. ;)

Seriously, though, if there was anyone who could have challenged Bogdan yesterday, I thought it would be you. Some guy named Clint beat him in event #4 so it is possible.

1. I also drove a 59.405 in a stock Z4M at the end of the day, in the torrential downpout, so shhhh. :tongue:

2. Clint is an amazing driver and would kick all of our butts if he showed up. His car is also fully setup for STU, so its T1 legal and has oodles more grip than we do. But, truthfully with driver skill alone he'd whoop me anyway.

3. There is no #3. (Great runs Mike!)

bogdan
10-28-2009, 08:10 AM
The rain was nuts!

I can't wait to run tires that aren't bald next season. I put a beating on those PS2's. :( Maybe I can be faster than T2 if I manage to put the power down. :p

I'm staying on street tires, so it should be fun in T1 next year. :)

Biggins
10-28-2009, 09:05 AM
I can't wait to run tires that aren't bald next season. I put a beating on those PS2's. :( Maybe I can be faster than T2 if I manage to put the power down. :p
...or T4 :wink:

Scany
10-28-2009, 08:13 PM
...or T4 :wink:

:icon_pape

BradMW
10-29-2009, 12:46 PM
After playing Forza 3 for days on end, I have new respect for anyone driving that volatile hand-grenade known as a Z4M Coupe.

noelleslie
10-29-2009, 09:05 PM
After playing Forza 3 for days on end, I have new respect for anyone driving that volatile hand-grenade known as a Z4M Coupe.

Brad, you know you want to buy one.. just do it.

agreatham
10-30-2009, 08:52 PM
After playing Forza 3 for days on end, I have new respect for anyone driving that volatile hand-grenade known as a Z4M Coupe.

My XBOX Live handle is agreatham. I picked up Forza 3 the other day and I play it when I can pry the controller from my son.

KatieT
11-09-2009, 11:33 PM
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/10245951_jVuaV#706641120_ZdLHV

Sorry I took forever to get pics up this time guys! The nice part is that there's some new pricing for this event as well as more stuff. Not just downloads but prints, mugs, t-shirts and tons of other stuff. Check it out - think of it as money to buy things the program needs for next year.

~Katie