Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Re: Do you do auto-X ?
Road racing is more exciting than autocross. It is also much more expensive. A typical autocross that requires that I tow up to Hallet or the Sheriff's track in Oklahoma City or South to one of the Houston area tracks is still an order of magnitude less expensive than road racing. My autocross car is a dual purpose car. It is also a street car. There is NO WAY to do this in road racing. Setups vary radically by track. Gas, entry fees, lodging for an entire weekend, and towing expense. A road race tow rig is much heavier since so many spares, parts, and tools are required that are not required in Autocross. Autocrossing is just not that demanding of the car and wear and tear is much less.
I believe to compare the two is irrelevant and flawed. Road racing is much more exciting and physically demanding. Having done both, I think I know something about this. I'm glad a road raced and I am glad I no longer road race. Both are fun but, seat time is much higher in autocrossing when compared to preparation time. I spent more time in the shop than in the car when road racing. And, I mean a lot more! However, the time on the road race track is infinitely more demanding and much more rewarding. It is a rush.