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Postby JeffD » Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:07 pm

hey guys, i'm really interested in finding a local autocross event, i've tried doing searches but havn't found any thing. does anyone have other resouces that they use?


1988 Beretta GT 5 speed - 1st car... Gone to the crusher. :(
1989 Beretta GT Z-51
1994 Beretta Z26 getting FE7+Z51 goodies
1987 Pontiac Bonneville LG3+4T65-E
1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon L36+4T65-E
1998 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L L31+ built 4L60-E

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Postby cramez » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:41 pm

Try looking here:

http://www.scca.com/

Most of us that do autocross go through that.


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1984 Z28 - 355/5-speed
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Postby JeffD » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:42 pm

Cool, i found a few events in my area! thanks, are there any tip that you could give a newbie?


1988 Beretta GT 5 speed - 1st car... Gone to the crusher. :(
1989 Beretta GT Z-51
1994 Beretta Z26 getting FE7+Z51 goodies
1987 Pontiac Bonneville LG3+4T65-E
1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Wagon L36+4T65-E
1998 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L L31+ built 4L60-E

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Postby rweatherford » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:52 pm

Where do you want to start!  That could take a book....  Man I miss carving up the asphalt.  I was pretty good too....   :D   The wagon is quite a site dancing around cones.

I'd go and tell them at registration that this is your first time.  They should have a novice chief and have a walk through on the course to explain the more important items.

Expect to be slow and take your time.  Make sure you get through the course correctly the first time, or you will probably get lost and stay lost the rest of the day.

Before I race I COMPLETELY have the course memorized.  Every corner is pictured in my mind and how I want to drive through it to set myself up for the next corner.  You probably won't understand these type of things on your first event, so just take it easy and have fun!

If they want to look up your car for a class, it will likely be listed under GM L-body V6.  The Beretta listing is a NOC H-stock car (4-cyl non Quad4), but it IS listed elsewhere correctly as the GM L-body V6 / Quad4.


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92 Beretta GTZ Quad4 Turbo / 5-speed (sold)
Best 1/4 ET =  13.523 @ 105.16 mph

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Postby Jeff P » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:49 am

Slower is faster.  You won't be doing yourself any favors if you're sliding around.

If you have an auto, learn to drive with both feet.  You should always be on either the accelerator or the brake.

Pump up those tires and consider buying some just for autocrossing, because they don't last long!

Ride with some people who are experienced.  Watch what they do and ask for tips.  The autocross crowd is very devoted, and there are often people who have been doing it for a decade or two or three.

Oh, and perhaps most importantly....don't hit the cones :laugh:

Have fun :banana






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'89 GT, '91 GT, '92 GTZ (12.95@105 mph), '01 Bonneville SSEi


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