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    "high speed" autox

    my search abilities fail me, but sometime ago (in a universe far, far away) we had a thread on "high speed" autox's (if someones finds it please link it )

    I got to attend another a weekend ago, to say the least these are very fun. They are not w/o risk, thus SCCA's recommendation to keep Solo events @ 65mph and under. SCCA does have a new "option" a faster autox format (w/ more safety equipment required) that allows speeds up to 95 mph (same SOLO classing). There were a couple of minor offs (automatic DNF for that run), one that was probably a little more than minor- no injuries, but broke two tire beads on one side of the car., but all in all laid out nicely so you could push the car prety hard.

    here's the site- the left side (infeild) had a somewhat traditional autox start/finish setup here- much of the remainder of the track was left as is- the long straight had some offsets and some slaloms in in it to scrub some speed. I was into 3rd gear twice in the course (2nd tops out at ~ 70 mph), probably in the 85-90ish mph range (never looked down )



    a nice way to get a track day like feel w/o having to go full out
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    Me likey. I hope our region can get something like that put together sometime.
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    That sounds like a lot of fun! Too bad I can't think of any kind of facility in my region that has enough space for something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Business810 View Post
    That sounds like a lot of fun! Too bad I can't think of any kind of facility in my region that has enough space for something like that.
    I suggested holding these types of events to our region and it seemed to have lots of interest. Our issue is the same though, no place to hold the event.

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    I know at Englishtown Raceway Park in NJ, they have been working on a road course for sometime now. They say it should be ready by the end of this year. I don't know if they will be having Auto-x events there. From the looks of it, it seems like a highly technical course. This may just be OT, sorry about that.

    http://www.etownraceway.com/main/roadcourse/index.htm

    there are some non SCCA events at giants stadium. i don't know if its saying much because of their gearing but STI's are hitting 3rd gear.

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    being a n00b at autoX's i think i'll stick to speeds under 65mph at least until i can afford a new car

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    yeah- we're certainly lucky to have this site- I wish it was a little closer- 400 miles one way

    there were a couple of STi's- I think they may have been hitting 4th gear

    the "major" off was an Audi TT (young son- 18ish??? co-driving)- I thought for sure it was destined to be on a flat bed- the got the tires re-beaded and the Dad still got his last run in- amazingly it didn't appear to have anything bent- visiting w/ them it sounds like the son was getting out of shape on the big slalom (long straight away) and he panicked a bit and lifted- he learned the hard way what happens when you lift w/ the rear end stepping out w/ AWD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    yeah- we're certainly lucky to have this site- I wish it was a little closer- 400 miles one way

    there were a couple of STi's- I think they may have been hitting 4th gear

    the "major" off was an Audi TT (young son- 18ish??? co-driving)- I thought for sure it was destined to be on a flat bed- the got the tires re-beaded and the Dad still got his last run in- amazingly it didn't appear to have anything bent- visiting w/ them it sounds like the son was getting out of shape on the big slalom (long straight away) and he panicked a bit and lifted- he learned the hard way what happens when you lift w/ the rear end stepping out w/ AWD
    ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    yeah- we're certainly lucky to have this site- I wish it was a little closer- 400 miles one way
    400 Miles??!? That is no where remotely close in my book, but then just about every major city in the north east is within 400 miles for me.
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    welcome to Montana we drive 150 miles (one way) to go shopping

    700 miles (one way) to visit relatives and still in the same state- just a short jaunt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    welcome to Montana we drive 150 miles (one way) to go shopping

    700 miles (one way) to visit relatives and still in the same state- just a short jaunt
    sorry to hijack, but what exactly brings someone to such a place???

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    Quote Originally Posted by efmd3 View Post
    sorry to hijack, but what exactly brings someone to such a place???
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    Quote Originally Posted by efmd3 View Post
    sorry to hijack, but what exactly brings someone to such a place???

    well it's definitely not the weather- cause it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter- spring and fall are very nice however

    it's definitely not because anything is close, because it's not

    but it is a beautiful state- top to bottom, east to west- and if you don't like putting up w/ crowds- no worries there either
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    this is from our Divisional a couple weekends ago, not my car, but you gives you a little idea on speed (also about a two minute course )

    coming out of the bigger sweeper on the back end of the course and into the chicane they have setup speeds are in the 90mph range

    YouTube - NorPac Divisional Helena '08 Sat

    watch full screen
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