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    Countersteer forever SWortham has not yet proved knowledgeable
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    Default Texas Motor Speedway (October 23rd)

    To any of you in the DFW area interested in autocrossing,

    You can register now.

    Just go to http://autocross.com/texasregion/ and click on the calendar, then click register under the October 23rd event.

    You'll need to know the specific classification code. To figure out your classification, refer to the document here:
    http://www.scca.com/_filelibrary/Fil...categories.pdf

    or the slightly easier to follow chart here:
    http://www.dfwmiata.com/index.php?op...d=34&Itemid=50

    Then look here to figure out the specific code for your make/model.
    http://www.scca.org/Solo/Index.asp?I...0&x=050|070&~=

    I just got through registering under the FSP (Street Prepared) class. Cost is $25.

    A friend of mine is also registered to drive my car, so it's gonna get a workout. And he'll be showing me some tips since he's done this before. We'll also have a digital camcorder with us to record the fine examples of driving technique.
    Last edited by SWortham; 10-19-2005 at 04:33 PM.
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    Countersteer forever SWortham has not yet proved knowledgeable
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    Default Re: Texas Motor Speedway (October 23rd)

    Well, it was fun at times. The weather kinda sucked though. It was cold and raining. My roommate with his RSX Type S got a dry run though and did really well. I've got a few pictures of his car on 3 wheels.

    I had helped my brother a little with installing his Racing Beat front sway bar the day before. And he had installed the rear bar earlier that week. Those sway bars are extremely aggressive and prevent a lot of bodyroll. So his Mazda 6s was pretty well composed out there.

    With my car I overcooked a corner early on my first run and spun out in the rain and nailed a cone. On that same run I hit another cone due to massive understeer. So my car was understeering, oversteering, and mostly I was just pushing it too hard on an extremely slick track. A couple runs later the track had dried up a little and I made a clean run with a somewhat decent time. Results should be posted some time today. I still have a lot to learn and if I wanted to be competitive I should probably set more negative camber in front and get better tires.

    The weather tainted the experience a little, but it was still fun and I'm already planning to go to another event.
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    Default Re: Texas Motor Speedway (October 23rd)

    glad to see you had fun man.. i wanted to go but with the weather i was just like "eh.. it might get cancelled"

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    Countersteer forever SWortham has not yet proved knowledgeable
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    Default Re: Texas Motor Speedway (October 23rd)

    They race rain or shine, although I prefer the latter.

    Results are up:
    http://www.autocross.com/texasregion/

    I got 2nd in my class! Of course, there were only 2 cars in my class and 1st place whooped me, lol.
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    Default Re: Texas Motor Speedway (October 23rd)

    Quote Originally Posted by SWortham
    I got 2nd in my class! Of course, there were only 2 cars in my class and 1st place whooped me, lol.
    lol

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    good try

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