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AlfaEric
07-13-2005, 11:24 PM
Registration is open. :)

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

---Eric

magnetic1
08-01-2005, 03:44 PM
signed up... I got Tina to sign up too :)

Driving the Audi in X-class this time. Eric, can you make sure you have us split in the heats? Im going to come early to help setup, etc so that I can ride w/ Tina.

Biggins
08-01-2005, 04:53 PM
Do you know if there are still spots open?

I should know my work schedule tomorrow.

AlfaEric
08-01-2005, 07:47 PM
signed up... I got Tina to sign up too :)

Driving the Audi in X-class this time. Eric, can you make sure you have us split in the heats? Im going to come early to help setup, etc so that I can ride w/ Tina.
Got it.

---Eric

AlfaEric
08-01-2005, 07:49 PM
Do you know if there are still spots open?

I should know my work schedule tomorrow.
Yes, there is still room. I believe only 2nd heat is full right now.

---Eric

1996 328ti
08-02-2005, 07:46 AM
I don't think the website states the cost of the autocross.

AlfaEric
08-02-2005, 08:22 AM
I don't think the website states the cost of the autocross.
For Bowie and Manassas it has been $20 for members, $25 for non-members. I believe Ripken will cost $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

---Eric

Dirichlet
08-09-2005, 07:57 AM
Have confirmation emails been sent out yet for this saturday?

AlfaEric
08-09-2005, 08:11 AM
Have confirmation emails been sent out yet for this saturday?
No, sorry about the delay. I just got back in town. It looks like there is plenty of room so all members who registered have a position. I will be sending out numbers soon.

---Eric

AlfaEric
08-09-2005, 07:32 PM
Have confirmation emails been sent out yet for this saturday?
Confirmations have now been sent. It looks like there is still plenty of room for anyone else interested in attending.

---Eric

Biggins
08-09-2005, 09:07 PM
Confirmations have now been sent. It looks like there is still plenty of room for anyone else interested in attending.

---Eric

Thanks Eric. I'm trying to talk a couple friends into doing this event.

Chris

AlfaEric
08-09-2005, 09:10 PM
Thanks Eric. I'm trying to talk a couple friends into doing this event.

Chris
Sounds good. There is plenty of room in 3rd heat right now.

---Eric

AlfaEric
08-10-2005, 10:19 AM
Please remember they are doing construction on the Wilson Bridge (again).

The Inner Loop will be reduced from 4 lanes to 1 lane starting just before the I-295 Interchange in MD, across the Wilson Bridge, and ending past the Route 1 Interchange in VA.

Press Release in PDF format:
http://www.wilsonbridge.com/pdfs/pressReleases/pr2005-0804.pdf

---Eric

SMOODY
08-10-2005, 03:59 PM
Please remember they are doing construction on the Wilson Bridge (again). .....

---Eric
That is why I plan to take the West/North/East route around 485 from 66 on Saturday.

ob325
08-10-2005, 06:52 PM
Please remember they are doing construction on the Wilson Bridge (again).
Some timing that we'd have autocross events on the 2 weekends they were closing down the bridge!

ChosenGSR
08-10-2005, 07:22 PM
Some timing that we'd have autocross events on the 2 weekends they were closing down the bridge!

what bridge? :icon_doh:


j/k, see ya there

mpassioned
08-11-2005, 05:31 PM
Hello all, I registered and am going to be in the 3rd heat I presume. I was wondering if there was a specific time I needed to be there, either to help out, or participate? I have not been to one of these events before, and couldn't find any info pertaining to this. Looking forward to coming out to play and meet some of the folks here.
Thanks for any info,
Dave

AG
08-11-2005, 06:06 PM
Hello all, I registered and am going to be in the 3rd heat I presume. I was wondering if there was a specific time I needed to be there, either to help out, or participate? I have not been to one of these events before, and couldn't find any info pertaining to this. Looking forward to coming out to play and meet some of the folks here.
Thanks for any info,
Dave

From the website:

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.

mpassioned
08-11-2005, 09:12 PM
From the website:

Thanks for the info, I guess I won't be running until the afternoon then.

Dirichlet
08-12-2005, 08:12 AM
j/k, see ya there

U actually gonna show this time? :P

ChosenGSR
08-12-2005, 09:09 AM
U actually gonna show this time? :P
:redface: Yeah, I think I'm bringing my girl also... I hope there is a helmet I can borrow for her to give her a ride during fun runs or whatever.

Pete
08-12-2005, 09:11 AM
Thanks for the info, I guess I won't be running until the afternoon then.


This will help you a bit more.

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/autocross/introduction.html

Feel free to ask questions or request an instructor on your first couple of runs. Also there is a novice walk through of the course in between each heat.

Feel free to show up early to watch the other participants and pick up on what they are doing.

Pete

mpassioned
08-12-2005, 12:56 PM
Thanks for the link Pete and the offer for help. I am new to your venues, and to Autocross in general, I've only done 1 other at Ft Meade years ago. I have significant racing exp though, and I presume that an M helmet is ok? I don't have an SA. I plan to come a little early, but don't want to sit out in the heat all day, and was wondering if anyone has a feel for how long these events usually last, or if it's still even possible to run in an earlier group. I wasn't sure what the turnout will be tomorrow either, and how long the respective heats will last (2 hrs each maybe?)? This is all last minute stuff, so no big deal if accomodations can not be made.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Dave

SharkD
08-12-2005, 11:13 PM
Looks like I won't make it tomorrow morning... slot 128 is now open.

I've just discovered a nasty grinding noise from the right front wheel... I have a feeling that it's probably the new ducted backing plate against the new rotor (or the old caliper against the new rotor :eek: ), but I'm not adventurous to try to fix it in the dark, after midnight, nor do I want to rush a repair at 6am.

:(

And to think -- I just reinstalled the stock seat bracket in the 6er, meaning I can't fit in the big coupe with a helmet on...

Eric/Steven - PM me an email address to make a paypal payment for postage, or if either of you are going to be at Shenandoah, I'll just pickup the two plate frames there... (I will be there, in the E30, come hell or high water -- BMW's do float, right?)

JimHarris
08-15-2005, 08:17 AM
I got stuck on the Beltway, northern portion of the Inner Loop, and missed the event. Apparently a camper overturned somewhere around Colesville Road, though I didn't know that was the cause of the backup until I watched the news Saturday evening. I gave up after 90 minutes and headed back to Reston, not knowing how long the delay would be and wrongly thinking the worst: that the backup extended down to the Wilson Bridge from Bethesda.

Heard it was a great course. Sorry I missed out, though I doubt I was the only one.

AlfaEric
08-15-2005, 08:27 AM
I got stuck on the Beltway, northern portion of the Inner Loop, and missed the event. Apparently a camper overturned somewhere around Colesville Road, though I didn't know that was the cause of the backup until I watched the news Saturday evening. I gave up after 90 minutes and headed back to Reston, not knowing how long the delay would be and wrongly thinking the worst: that the backup extended down to the Wilson Bridge from Bethesda.

Heard it was a great course. Sorry I missed out, though I doubt I was the only one.
A bunch of us got stuck in traffic in the morning (495 construction). We hit it on the inner loop near 95 and got pretty worried. We started calling around trying to find someone awake who could find us an alternate route. Sorry to whoever got the 6:30-7am wakeup calls from us. :tongue:

---Eric

SMOODY
08-15-2005, 11:44 AM
It only took me about 30 minutes to get through the overturned trailer backup around 9:30, but they were starting to clean things up by then.

Thanks to everyone who worked to make the autocross a success. I had a good time despite the hot weather.

AlfaEric
08-23-2005, 10:10 PM
Results are posted.
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=15,550,0,0,1,0

---Eric

AlfaEric
11-12-2005, 07:09 PM
I uploaded some photos from this event.

http://www.nccbmwcca.org/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=542

---Eric