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First Time Autocrossing


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Took the Miata to Fairfield County SCC to run my first autocross- pretty challenging course. Five runs, three clean and ...


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Old 06-21-2010, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Took the Miata to Fairfield County SCC to run my first autocross- pretty challenging course. Five runs, three clean and two with a cone each, and the fastest course time of the first timers, placed second in FT division. Fastest time was 60.7, an improvement of 7 seconds from the start of the day.

out of an 85-driver field, probably a good third were driving Miatas or RX-8s.



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good job!
did that once back in high school, was fun but my car was not set up for it, took out loads of cones!
79 camaro with 3.5" pizza cutters up front & 29-15.50 mickey T's in the back, was hell out of the gate but wouldn't turn for nothing!
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Do you know what you top speed was on the course? Got any videos?


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im going to be trying that out here pretty soon. i bought a 98 honda prelude with a blown engine im in the process of rebuilding. when its done i want to take it to some auto x tracks...

thanks for the inspiration


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Do you know what you top speed was on the course? Got any videos?
top speed was maybe in the low 40s. top speed didn't necessarily matter, slow cars can spank something quick by taking smooth lines. I beat an STi in course time because i was lighter, slower, and smoother.


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