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Old 03-04-2007, 12:28 PM   #21
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Sounds like you had a good time. Iwhs I could have come, but the car still isn't running due to a damn fuel leak... Anywho, maybe next time.
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Old 03-04-2007, 12:32 PM   #22
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Which track were u at? I wish we had something like that round here. Gotta go down south this summer to get some real tracking.
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Old 03-04-2007, 01:22 PM   #23
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bet that dent slowed you down though
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I can't wait unitll our first track day, it's still 5 or 6 weeks away though.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:45 PM   #25
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bet that dent slowed you down though
**** yeah it did.
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:28 PM   #26
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Adrenaline is addictive.
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Sweet dude
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Nah, the dent makes you go faster; like dimples on a golf ball.

.......or speed holes.
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This **** opens my eyes.

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Definitely need to ditch the turbo project and put that cash towards track events. Right?
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:03 AM   #31
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Definitely need to ditch the turbo project and put that cash towards track events. Right?
I'm going to start with the 1.8, rear end, and brake swap. I have money to play with right now, that I won't have when I get a new job that makes me local while incurring a pay-cut. I also would like to get a truck and trailer to pull the miata to the track. I can't decide what to do.
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Awesome man, its just autocross for me this season until the Riverside Motorsports Park is built next year or something ... ill be a 20 minute drive from it. I went to my first autocross this season and the second one ever and had a great time, but im jealous and want to go on an open track.
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I didn't do the truck and trailer thing until after I completed my first full year of showroom stock racing. And yes, I crashed at my first race (tire exploded) and broke a tie rod, which left me looking for a way to get the car home. It worked out- worst case you just pay a tow truck. Just depends on where you want to (or can) spend the dough.

I autocrossed for three years before doing an open and track event. After that I was hooked. Autocross soon fell by the way side - just couldn't match the fun factor. But I still say autocross is far more difficult than road racing. Definitely focuses more on the driver than the equipment- primarily because you don't have the long straights to let the engine run away from the competition (not that power doesn't help in autocross).
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I didn't do the truck and trailer thing until after I completed my first full year of showroom stock racing. And yes, I crashed at my first race (tire exploded) and broke a tie rod, which left me looking for a way to get the car home. It worked out- worst case you just pay a tow truck. Just depends on where you want to (or can) spend the dough.

I autocrossed for three years before doing an open and track event. After that I was hooked. Autocross soon fell by the way side - just couldn't match the fun factor. But I still say autocross is far more difficult than road racing. Definitely focuses more on the driver than the equipment- primarily because you don't have the long straights to let the engine run away from the competition (not that power doesn't help in autocross).
For me it was dedicating an entire day for about 6 minutes of "fun". I also could care less about the competition aspect.. and that seems to be the drive for autoXrs. HPDEs and open track days are just so much more rewarding to me as a wrencher and driver.
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For me it was dedicating an entire day for about 6 minutes of "fun". I also could care less about the competition aspect.. and that seems to be the drive for autoXrs. HPDEs and open track days are just so much more rewarding to me as a wrencher and driver.
I agree. I loved going out there for 15 minute sessions and "picking fights" and running away from cars that literally cost 20x more than what my miata is worth. Where the auto-x may take a better driver to be competitive, the road course is a thrill. I auto-x'd my old turbo vw a few times, and never had this kind of thrill like I did running from that porsche, and eating up those mustang's.
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Definitely need to ditch the turbo project and put that cash towards track events. Right?

or increase both funds

can't wait to get mne back on the track!
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+1 on the increased seat time for a track day vs. an auto-x. Not bashing auto-x as it is really fun, challenging, and hones your skills. But the longer times on the road course, other cars on the track as well, and no need to 'work' when not on the track is pretty darn sweet.
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