And that was in my bone stock 323i with its non sport package suspension and crummy (but long wearing) 205/16/55 all season Conti's.
Here are the results: http://www.fcscc.com/05results_rs.htm
I enrolled in rookie school and it was a lot of fun. I think I'm hooked.
New tires are needed, I'm going up a size to 225/50/16's, I'll stay with that change for now since I need new tires anyway.
Even at 40 psi all around, my tires were rolling over and understeering quite a bit.
I'll keep everything else stock for now till I improve my skills to the limit of what my car can handle.
The course was rough and we were allowed only one walk through, having never done an actual event, I didn't know how it all worked and was a bit apprehensive about memorizing the course.
However, not to worry, my Skippy School training came into play and I just put the thing together in my mind the same way I do a piece of music, a component at a time till the thing's solidly installed in my cortex: increasing radius turn here, slight downhill left there, slalom (the toughest part for me) here etc.
This was MUCH more difficult than my excursions on the track at Lime Rock, at autox, one is concentrating hard the whole time, there's never a let up for the entire course; I loved it.
I could've been faster, but I wanted to get a feel for the whole thing, figure out the limits of the car, etc. Three runs is limiting, but it's all everyone had, so I've got no excuse except to say I'll be a bit more aggressive next time.
None the less, I was pleased with my progress.
I'm joining the auotx parade here, hope to gain some insight and knowledge from some of you guys who regularly go at it, Clyde, Andy etc.