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Only once 8 8.89%
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:09 PM   #31 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:03 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Re: Do you do auto-X ?

Since it bumped.

Everything should be experienced at least once.

With a little club member encouragement, I took the plunge and did a low speed auto-x last October @ PPIR. Everyone said I would become addicted. They were right!

Now I have to figure out how I am going to pay for this new adrenalin rush. Thanks guys! Now my wife has to get a second job!

Here is a vid of my first time in the cone zone. I thought I was doing pretty well until right near the end. You’ll see. Enjoy.
A special Thanks to my mentor Wayne for not only coaching me, but also for the use of his GoPro to capture the beginning of me going broke paying for this new addiction.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:21 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: Do you do auto-X ?

Welcome to the epidemic!
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