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AlfaEric
08-25-2005, 08:22 AM
Registration is open. :)

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

---Eric

old skool
08-26-2005, 02:05 PM
Oh man. I don't know if I will be around. Is there availability for on-site registration, day of the event?

AlfaEric
08-26-2005, 02:18 PM
Oh man. I don't know if I will be around. Is there availability for on-site registration, day of the event?
Yes, on-line/pre-registration is recommended but not required. There are usually several no-shows in the 1st heat.

---Eric

old skool
08-26-2005, 02:22 PM
Maybe I am slow here, but if I sign up for the first heat, I show up at 8:00 and I am done by 11:30 but I can stay around until the end of the day and do fun runs depending on whether that is given as an option?

AlfaEric
08-26-2005, 02:27 PM
Maybe I am slow here, but if I sign up for the first heat, I show up at 8:00 and I am done by 11:30 but I can stay around until the end of the day and do fun runs depending on whether that is given as an option?
Yes.

---Eric

4WDrift
08-26-2005, 05:22 PM
Unfortunately I'll be at Ocean City. Want to let you all hear/see the ti in action sometime soon.

AlfaEric
09-18-2005, 08:41 PM
Registration confirmations have been sent out to members (non-members are waitlisted until 3 days before the event). Heat 2 is full but there is still room in 1st and 3rd.

---Eric

TMB_540i
09-18-2005, 09:03 PM
I signed up for Heat 3 about a week ago.

AlfaEric
09-18-2005, 09:09 PM
I signed up for Heat 3 about a week ago.
...and I sent you a comfirmation with your # in heat 3. :)

---Eric

AlfaEric
09-22-2005, 02:47 PM
Online registration is closed for this event.

---Eric

Dirichlet
09-23-2005, 01:40 PM
Better watch out Raphael... I got some spiffy new tires - I'm comin' to getcha ;)

SMOODY
09-23-2005, 01:48 PM
Better watch out Raphael... I got some spiffy new tires - I'm comin' to getcha ;)
What did you get Colin?

Dirichlet
09-23-2005, 02:34 PM
nothing special really.. just some new PS2's b/c my old ones were chunked from the last autox
I was just joking around :)

AG
09-23-2005, 05:40 PM
nothing special really.. just some new PS2's b/c my old ones were chunked from the last autox
I was just joking around :)

You didn't happen to keep your old tires, did you?

SharkD
09-24-2005, 03:58 AM
From the 2-3 of us NCC AutoXers out at Summit Point this weekend: Good Luck to all!
;)

SMOODY
09-26-2005, 08:20 AM
We missed you Dan. Hope you had fun at Summit.

You would have liked the trio of e30 M3s in the third heat that went through most of the course with a bit of opposite lock.

M-technik-3
09-26-2005, 10:28 AM
Yeah we had an excellant time.

SharkD
09-26-2005, 11:08 AM
I definitely had fun (though I still wish I could have somehow been at the AutoX, as well)...

It was the first time I've been solo'd, the first time on the Main Circuit and my instructor was the points leader & series founder for SpecE30, the series I plan to run next year.

Rafgar
09-27-2005, 10:09 PM
Better watch out Raphael... I got some spiffy new tires - I'm comin' to getcha ;)

Colin,

I was at O'Fest last week. I left here on Saturday and got back to town late Thursday. Then I spent 12 hours at work on Friday. Saturday morning began with a beltway backup - at 7:00am!!! They had a bridge opening and then construction on the MD side. Stop-and-go traffic is not fun when you're pulling a trailer in a car with a manual transmission. I was totally burned out on Saturday and can't believe that I actually remembered the course.

So, how did you do at the autox?

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-28-2005, 08:21 AM
Colin,

I was at O'Fest last week. I left here on Saturday and got back to town late Thursday. Then I spent 12 hours at work on Friday. Saturday morning began with a beltway backup - at 7:00am!!! They had a bridge opening and then construction on the MD side. Stop-and-go traffic is not fun when you're pulling a trailer in a car with a manual transmission. I was totally burned out on Saturday and can't believe that I actually remembered the course.

So, how did you do at the autox?
Hey, at least you walked it. I had to run that twisty nightmare blind. :)

AlfaEric
09-28-2005, 08:28 AM
Hey, at least you walked it. I had to run that twisty nightmare blind. :)
Show up earlier next time. :tongue:

---Eric

Nick325xiT 5spd
09-28-2005, 08:31 AM
Show up earlier next time. :tongue:

---Eric
I showed up on time.




...at Ripken. :eek:




Did I mention that I probably woke up with a non-zero blood alcohol level? :eeps:

AlfaEric
09-28-2005, 08:39 AM
I showed up on time.




...at Ripken. :eek:




Did I mention that I probably woke up with a non-zero blood alcohol level? :eeps:
:icon_lol:

...long drive

The NEXT two events are at Ripken!

---Eric

Dirichlet
09-28-2005, 09:04 AM
Colin,

I was at O'Fest last week. I left here on Saturday and got back to town late Thursday. Then I spent 12 hours at work on Friday. Saturday morning began with a beltway backup - at 7:00am!!! They had a bridge opening and then construction on the MD side. Stop-and-go traffic is not fun when you're pulling a trailer in a car with a manual transmission. I was totally burned out on Saturday and can't believe that I actually remembered the course.

So, how did you do at the autox?

yeah yeah... rub it in...
:tongue:

1996 328ti
09-29-2005, 06:51 AM
Results are up. http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=15,610,0,0,1,0

AlfaEric
09-29-2005, 08:23 AM
Results are up. http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=15,610,0,0,1,0
dang. :(

---Eric

SMOODY
09-29-2005, 11:12 AM
dang. :(

---EricSame feeling here. I really need to work on my approach to slalomns. I really lost a lot of time on them. Oh well, we still have 2 more to go.

AlfaEric
09-29-2005, 11:20 AM
Same feeling here. I really need to work on my approach to slalomns. I really lost a lot of time on them. Oh well, we still have 2 more to go.
I think I mainly struggled with braking points on that course.

---Eric

Dirichlet
09-29-2005, 12:22 PM
I just struggled - never felt clean, except for the first run where I wasn't 'pushing' it...
maybe that should be my plan of attack - just go slow :)

AlfaEric
09-29-2005, 12:26 PM
I just struggled - never felt clean, except for the first run where I wasn't 'pushing' it...
maybe that should be my plan of attack - just go slow :)
My car takes care of that attack plan on its own. :tongue:

---Eric

SMOODY
09-29-2005, 03:38 PM
I just struggled - never felt clean, except for the first run where I wasn't 'pushing' it...
maybe that should be my plan of attack - just go slow :)Same here. The only run I felt reasonably comfortable with was my third run, right up until the point were I hit a cone on the last turn :frown:

woodym3
09-30-2005, 01:34 PM
I just noticed (can you tell it's a busy day at work) that only 5 of the 77 drivers had four clean runs. That tells me that some gates or sections were a little too tight.

AlfaEric
09-30-2005, 01:59 PM
I just noticed (can you tell it's a busy day at work) that only 5 of the 77 drivers had four clean runs. That tells me that some gates or sections were a little too tight.
It was fine for me. I coned in my usual spot for that lot (near the concrete). I think I must get nervous and do something odd with the throttle because the rear gets a little loose and I usually cone there. :confused:

I didn't notice that many cones in the tight spots. They were nailing the spots where they could go faster and taking out the outside gates when they overcooked the turns. It was a tough course where braking points were difficult.

How many people had clean runs in the other events?

---Eric

M-technik-3
09-30-2005, 04:38 PM
I did but my times were poor, 56.7 to a final of 50.2. Wanted to break into 4X but didn't ask for a ride along till the third run.

Poor judgement on my point. Since there seems to be a decent auto X guys with good attendance could we add maybe 3 extra events in a year?

OR how about a practice day for car control? I was talking with the ECE guys that do the event at VDOT to get a contact about possibly see if they would allow use of the Commuter lot.

Davison Airfield is undergoing some changes right now so ramp space is tight and they are planning on doing some resurfacing. Mr Bennet the Airfield Manager said that as the winter progresses he would see if we could have one date as a tenative event. If that doesn't work I was thinking about the Ballfield in Manassas? Anyone approach them?

NoSoup4U
09-30-2005, 04:45 PM
Great idea mtechnik3. I also would like to see 3 more events from NCC.

Teuton and Eric should head up this venture next year. I think we can squeeze 4 events in ... start in April and end in Nov. That's 8 events. Plus, do two schools.

I am sure they would organize things. Let's talk to them about it :D

JEDM3
10-01-2005, 06:27 PM
I showed up on time.




...at Ripken. :eek:




:
Ha! Me too! I hate having to call my wife to confirm what a knucklehead I am.
I enjoyed the course, trying out a new car and breaking in a new motor. Thought the transitions thru the island were a *little* tighter than I would like. But I like to go fast...

Nick325xiT 5spd
10-01-2005, 06:36 PM
At least you probably didn't go 100 miles out of your way to get there. :p

woodym3
10-03-2005, 08:01 AM
How many people had clean runs in the other events?

---Eric[/QUOTE]
In the previous event at Bowie 17 of 80 had 4 clean runs.

AlfaEric
10-03-2005, 08:27 AM
In the previous event at Bowie 17 of 80 had 4 clean runs.
When I first started autocrossing, I would rarely cone. Now that I am going (a little) faster I'm coning more. Maybe it is just because everyone has a little more experience later in the season. :)

Notice that most of the first place people in each class hit a cone in the previous events.

Then again, what do I know? :tongue: Looking back at event one, I think about 8 out of 90 had 4 clean runs.

---Eric