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clyde
06-27-2004, 07:05 PM
Thanks to Kevin, Rafael, Chuck and everyone else that I'm not thinking of for setting up and running a smooth event today without hassles through the first three heats!

bren
06-27-2004, 09:08 PM
And kudos to the course designer for leaving those of us who got carried away enough room to spin-out without contacting anything solid http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/uhoh2.gif

Rafgar
06-27-2004, 11:03 PM
Clyde & Bren,

You're welcome. Hopefully, Kevin is getting some well deserved rest right now. Chuck pulled duty at tech nearly the entire day (thank you, Chuck).

It was a busy day, but everything ran on time, nothing was damaged (except maybe a few egos), and we had fun.

Thanks go out to the many people who helped with this event.

The next event will get us back to our regular NCC autox series (as opposed to this event which was part of the MWCSCC championship series).

Doby
06-28-2004, 12:10 PM
It was a fun event, and I always enjoy helping out. I won't be able to help setup or work morning (1-2 heat) tech next event because it's in Manasass. But I'll try to get there early.

Jed
06-28-2004, 06:48 PM
Rafael-

Sorry I couldn't stick around and help out more. I'll probably be helping up with the clean up of the next one, but I'm coming from Baltimore so it'll be tough to make it really early. I'll try my best to make it though.

schosports
06-28-2004, 09:45 PM
Another fun event, thank you. I had a blast with the new "Daddy-mobile" Wagons, I mean tourings, rule.

clyde
06-28-2004, 11:26 PM
Another fun event, thank you. I had a blast with the new "Daddy-mobile" Wagons, I mean tourings, rule.
It needs more driven wheels...

robmarch
06-29-2004, 12:22 PM
Fun event :) I can't wait to see the results and be amazed by the times everyone put down.


Jed -

fhm had some nice shots of the lady in your avatar, have you seen them?

1996 328ti
06-30-2004, 09:54 PM
Preliminary results are up.
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/autocross/results/2004/03-overall.html

AlfaEric
06-30-2004, 10:42 PM
Preliminary results are up.
http://www.nccbmwcca.org/autocross/results/2004/03-overall.html
:supz: Last place again! Am I bad enough to qualify as a novice for the autox school?

---Eric

robmarch
07-01-2004, 06:50 AM
I would like to see how I did against the other novices :)

looks like they still have some pax/classing issues to straighten out with JV and Doby.

Doby
07-01-2004, 07:36 AM
Nah, it doesn't matter, we all know what we ran.

BahnBaum
07-01-2004, 07:49 AM
I would like to see how I did against the other novices :)

It was my first autox and you beat me by over 3 seconds.... :roll:

Alex

Doby
07-01-2004, 07:53 AM
My wife just barely beat you, and it's her 3rd time. You did great for your first time. You won't be able to just go out there and toss the car around your first time... it takes lots of seat time.

BahnBaum
07-01-2004, 08:45 AM
My wife just barely beat you, and it's her 3rd time. You did great for your first time. You won't be able to just go out there and toss the car around your first time... it takes lots of seat time.

No, I've hung around 'em enough to have very reasonable expectations. My goals were to run smooth (I sorta did, until I tried to also go faster), and run better times each run (and I accomplished that, except that those damn cones got in the way...).

All in all, I ended up with exactly what I expected. Last place and a GREAT time.

Alex

Doby
07-01-2004, 08:46 AM
Good, that's what you need to expect. You'll get faster and faster. My wife is pissed because she's not winning... women.

robmarch
07-01-2004, 09:11 AM
I would like to see how I did against the other novices :)

It was my first autox and you beat me by over 3 seconds.... :roll:

Alex

I've done 5 events, 4 in the Subaru, over the last calendar year. I guess I'm at the limit of the "novice" category, maybe. Still, this was the first event I really felt like I was driving the car, rather than hanging on.

I drove my H stock 96 Nissan Altima on all season tires at an event, and things happened slow enough that I figured out how to push a car through an autocross course. Autocross isn't easy, and it's harder to learn on very powerful cars, I think. I had turbo issues too, even though the STi has very little lag.

The fun of challenging yourself to make it through the course clean and with the best lines and no momentum killing mistakes is what it's about for me. The only reason I'm even interested in my time here is to see whether or not I should still register as a novice.

clyde
07-01-2004, 01:16 PM
You won't be able to just go out there and toss the car around your first time... it takes lots of seat time.

Yeah...lots of seat time. I wonder what you're going ot be like when you get there. :shock:

Doby
07-01-2004, 01:17 PM
Exactly!

I keep trying harder and harder, and I was .04 off of John V this event, so I'm getting there, but not where I want to be yet.

John V
07-01-2004, 01:39 PM
I was bitching the rest of the way home that I only got you by .04. I've been autocrossing for a long time. It's still fcuking hard!

You have made a ton of progress since last year, and you weren't slow then...