w00t!! The autoX group!
obviously everyones out practicing
Yup, all by myself... don't wanna be... all by myself...
I wasn't able to participate in Sunday's Auto-X due to family obligations, but I was able to go watch for a bit (and this made not participating even harder to swallow) - on well, always next month, eh?
Solo n00b here, theres an open event this weekend in my region, i was looking at pictures of coarses, and i will admit WOW they look very confusing and intimidating. I understand they walk you through the coarse first, but how hard is it to figure out where the hell to go, or is it easier then it looks?
Jeff, during the novice course walk the instructor should point out "Key" cones. These are the cones (dozen or so) that you really need to pay attention to. When on course, always look ahead and pick out the next key cones, try to be two or three ahead.
I prefer cone "dodging" vs "killing" but I do love dem cones.
Get to the event and do 3-4 walkthroughs of the course yourself. Go with someone who has done it before, and have them talk to you one-on-one and then do the novice walk.
Also, a piece of advice that helped me: get the car in 2nd gear and leave it there. Don't worry about shifting, but rather getting the hang of Auto-X
I just joined SCCA to try out a few solo events this year. Never done an autox but I can't wait!
Anyone in MA?
Are the stock 2.5L WRX's in DS?