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I'm looking forward to this weekend, i get to autocross again. I wish that i was able to get my rear suspension fixed so unfortunately i'm going to lose again. Oh well i wish i had the money this week. I need to make some fast cash.
 

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Just enjoy the seat time :)

Much of autox is experience and driver skill. That comes with some time. Slow learners like myself my take years, others seem to rise to the top in mere months. Sure, car prep is useful, but somewhat overrated. I did alot of mods to my car the first few years I autoxed, had fun, but seldom finished in the upper half of my class. I did more mods, some fine tuning, but more importantly 3-4 individuals gave me some personal tutelage (that's a word right ?). Riding with others, getting others to drive your car while you are a passenger helps a bunch.

So, go out, have a great time, work on braking in a straight line (just short of lock-up), late apex the turn, squeeze the throttle quickly coming out, and always look waaay ahead.

Don L.
 

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Slow learners like myself my take years, others seem to rise to the top in mere months. Don L.
I feel your pain!!! I feel like theres something wrong with me. A friend of mine went to nationals and did very well only a little over a year after the first time he autocrossed. In fact his first autocross was mine too. Though this is the first year I have been somewhat serious about it and have only missed one event so far and dont plan to miss any more this year. I'm getting there, I dont finish dead last any more and instructors say I drive well for the equipment I have, nobody believes how bad my shocks are till they ride LOL.

No more events here till the last weekend in august though :( but I may have my supsension on by then:)
 

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well unfortunately i didn't get to go, last night i seemed to ruin my rear shock bushing even more, its jumping around and i also think my rear sway bar links are making noise, i want to get those fixed, unfortunatly i already paid online so i'm gonna have to bite the dust and try to get it ready for august 9th our next meet, oh well........i got a lot of stuff to clean up around the house and this is the first day i got to sleep past 7am in over 3 weeks.
 

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Anybody who holds a candle to my strut problems deserves a freaking medal. My inside tire comes 1-2" off the ground on turn, and the outside chops like mad. I have always done suprisingly well in my class, It must have been all the racing games or something. I would really like to go to a divisional event at some point, with a set of hoosiers, so I can really see how "good" I am.

Next weekend there is a big 2-day'r in Nashville, and I would like to attend, but I might be driving another car. Something in my drivetrain is not right, thinking that driveshaft mid-bearing or whatever its called. I have a friend with a Conquest, might see if I can drive that. Car physics should be somewhat similar.

--BillyM
Viva La I Finally Have a Job = Struts & Hoosiers
 
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