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Old 05-15-2004, 04:24 PM
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Ready for my 2nd autoX and 1st official competitive event! Let the season begin!



Car's washed, waxed, cleaned out, psi set 40/38, and the tires are armor all'd . All I have to do now is remember my lunch.
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Old 05-15-2004, 06:43 PM
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I'm in baby! PhilH, you in?

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Car's washed, waxed, cleaned out, psi set 40/38, :
Same here. I did 40/38 exactly as well.

More important than your lunch, don't forget your rain gear.



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Old 05-15-2004, 06:52 PM
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Check this out. They advertised the course layout already! Cool.

http://www.njbmwcca.org/sched.htm
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Old 05-15-2004, 07:59 PM
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Thanks for the info DougDogs.

What do you mean by the "second set of cones". The one after the very first turn, or the ones along the longer section parallel to the grass patches?

BTW, I do have a 12V tire pump, but I'm too lazy to do it in the morning. I just like getting it out of the way.

Too bad you can't be there. I'll win 1st place for you.
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Old 05-15-2004, 08:04 PM
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I'm in baby! PhilH, you in?



Same here. I did 40/38 exactly as well.

More important than your lunch, don't forget your rain gear.
I'll be there. I got the rain gear, I just have to find my pants (don't ask).

I obviously need a good tire pressure gauge. I just realized that one only goes up to 40 lbs and the other one, although it goes up to 50, registers 5 lbs higher than the other one.
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Old 05-16-2004, 03:34 PM
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Congrats to Elwood for placing in the top 3 in the D-Stock category!!!

It was also great to meet PhilH.

On the course, however, I was horrible today.
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Old 05-16-2004, 03:43 PM
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How was the weather? I was gonna go (honest), but the threat of rain and being out late on Saturday didn't help.
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Old 05-16-2004, 04:03 PM
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How was the weather? I was gonna go (honest), but the threat of rain and being out late on Saturday didn't help.
No worries Al. The google toolbar in the image above predicted your absense.
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Old 05-16-2004, 04:07 PM
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No worries Al. The google toolbar in the image above predicted your absense.
Hopefully you'll see the garage princess at the next one.
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Old 05-16-2004, 04:09 PM
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Hopefully you'll see the garage princess at the next one.
Please do show up. I need to avoid coming in last in my class somehow.

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Old 05-16-2004, 04:20 PM
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Please do show up. I need to avoid coming in last in my class somehow.

How many cones did you kill ?
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Old 05-16-2004, 04:20 PM
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Please do show up. I need to avoid coming in last in my class somehow.

I'm gonna come in first... I don't need to worry about stuff like clutches or shifting.
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Old 05-16-2004, 05:18 PM
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Great to meet Matt (rumratt) and Mike (Elwood), as well as see Brent (ACS-B) again.

It looks like I got my typical upper mid pack finish (4th out of 10?, 5th out of 11???). It was a tricky and very tight course, but fun to finally make some progress lowering my time by the end of the day.

Hope to see you guys again before the end of the season.

Be on the lookout for results on the NJ website in a day or so.
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Old 05-16-2004, 07:55 PM
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We laid the course out this morning under overcast skies in preparation for slick conditions. Instead, the sun came out and mocked the tight layout designed on the spot to keep speeds down and to avoid the two large puddles of standing water that were still around at 4:00pm. The water table must be really close to the surface.

The weather turned out great and I had a lot of fun. I managed a first in C class thanks only to the fact that a faster driver in another E30 was just pushed up into D by a couple points. I feel like I won on a technicality. Anyway...

If anyone is willing to share any pictures they took with their personal digital cameras, PM me. I want to put a gallery together like I did for the autocross novice school last month: http://www.teamdfl.com/events/autox_4_18_04/
If anyone missed the photographer's trailer, you should be able to find photos of yourself at http://www.eventphotonow.com/ in a day or two.


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Old 05-16-2004, 08:18 PM
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Was a blast as usual... I can't use my 16s anymore... still did decent though



Here's some pics I've put up so far:


Smokin tires:



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Last run:



Looking ahead in proper AutoX fashion: ()



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Turn in:



DOH! No cones!!!



Got lean?



Heading to next gate:



Ken:



Ken again:



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Old 05-16-2004, 08:43 PM
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... Smokin tires:

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Yeah, that smoke came from the tires, not the cabin.
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:59 PM
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Old 05-16-2004, 09:02 PM
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NJ it's a beautiful state on the east coast, Plaz. You should move here.
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Old 05-16-2004, 09:27 PM
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That's very close to where I'll be... is that the standard AutoX location?

Where in South Plainfield?
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Old 05-16-2004, 09:28 PM
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Smartass!

Hey you know what, I think I will!
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http://www.njbmwcca.org/directions/hadley.html
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That's very close to where I'll be... is that the standard AutoX location?


Yupperz Plaz... where in NJ are you moving to?!?
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