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Around here you get 10-12 runs before lunch and then 10-12 after lunch.
Wow! That's a lot! Here in Milwaukee you only get 6 runs ALL day!!!

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Any SoCal autoxer's that want to show a noob like me the ropes? I've been dieing to get into this, but it's a little intimidating.
I did my first autox a week after surgery of my clavicle being broken in 2 places and had my sling on between runs. I was in so much pain I do not remember much. But I do know I didn't come in last.

So its about fun and having a good time. There will always be someone faster no matter how much you practice or spend, so just have a good time with people enjoying the same thing.

Worse comes to worse, it will be funny...
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The group we were with gave us at least 10 runs at Tire Rack with the Volkswagen group.

But like I said, not much memory of the day other than drifting my car through a inside leg then having to change direction. The instructor seemed to be in a bit of shock, then just said, Nice Job... Didnt know a Lotus could drift. I said, neither did I...
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All of the events that I have attended (7 or so) have been very well organized and they can rip through laps really quick. There was a VW event that I went to that was absolutely packed... like 75 cars. They split it into 3 groups and every single car got to run almost continuously. You'd line up, they'd send you, you get right back in line, wait maybe like 5-10 minutes, then off you go again. It's like clock work. I don't think I've ever been to an event where I've run less than 10 runs a day. If there is extra time at the end of the day and people want to stay, they'll run a few extra laps for everyone. Heck, when I went with the Miata club, we had all done 12 runs and it was only like 1 or 2pm. They let us run alot of extra laps that day.

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Interesting, I've ran at all clubs mentioned including Audi and tsscc and never once had I got more than 6 runs with the exception of the miata club. My experience has also been that while scca seems to be the least amount of runs per event.

I do like tsscc they have always been prompt and nice.

did you guys ran at maywood throughout the 2012 season? I didn't have a vehicle during 2012, but prior to nails/screws or other debris always seemed to be placed at ingress egress point throughout the day.

I'm looking to pick up a 06 exige next weekend that has a few mods including a bwr supercharger, run, exhaust, intake etc. I wonder what class I will be thrown in? I know the bwr uses stock supercharger ?

Side bar, but could anyone chime in on that!?


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I'm looking to pick up a 06 exige next weekend that has a few mods including a bwr supercharger, run, exhaust, intake etc. I wonder what class I will be thrown in? I know the bwr uses stock supercharger ?

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Depends on what club. Some like the Audi club put every non audi in one catch all class. The miata club has 2 classes for non miatas you would be in the big engine or forced induction class. For the clubs that follow SCCA classes probably SSM for aftermarket forced induction.

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Perfect. I ran SSM with my s2000 so that's not an unfamiliar class. Can't wait to see how this year turns out


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I'm going to run SSM this year also. Got a stack of new A6's sitting in my living room acting as an air freshener.

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I'm going to run SSM this year also. Got a stack of new A6's sitting in my living room acting as an air freshener.
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This will be the highly coveted trophy for those of us that want to participate in a friendly competition...



Hahaha, I found a sweet karate trophy in the garbage can at the house my friend just bought. Also got a piston from his blown up engine. I figured that'd make for a funny trophy.

Anyway, I'm not sure about the rules of the competition yet... but basically at the end of each event someone will be awarded the trophy. It'll be passed on at the next event. Sound good?

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Ha! Looks good Chris!

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I am interested in participating!


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That's awesome, Chris. Recycling trophies is the funniest. We used an old bowling trophy for top score in my FF league... and a plunger with fake poop on it for low score

I don't know how much participating ill do, but I definitely plan on coming to watch the first one I'm available for to see how it works. I've never been and I think watching is a good place to start with "baby's first autocross" haha

I just can't wait to get back out in the car and the added bonus of seeing all you lotus folk again!


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First time auto cross? No problem. It's very very simple. Show up early. Walk the track as much as you can and just tag along with someone who looks like they know what they're doing.

When you register tell them what you have and they will class you. You will get assigned a run group, work group, and rest group.

I am attending the learning curve with the scca on march 31
http://scca-chicago.com/the-learning-curve/

Although I'm not new to auto x, I am new to this car, and this event had been fun the past 3 times I've done it!

If you do just goto spectate I think u will kick yourself for not participating. Auto x is very newby friendly!



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First time auto cross? No problem. It's very very simple. Show up early. Walk the track as much as you can and just tag along with someone who looks like they know what they're doing.

When you register tell them what you have and they will class you. You will get assigned a run group, work group, and rest group.

I am attending the learning curve with the scca on march 31
The Learning Curve | Chicago Region SCCA

Although I'm not new to auto x, I am new to this car, and this event had been fun the past 3 times I've done it!

If you do just goto spectate I think u will kick yourself for not participating. Auto x is very newby friendly!
Yeah it would be my first time, and that looks like a pretty nifty class. There's a chance I may be out of town for business travel that weekend, but if not I might try and do that. Definitely couldn't hurt to give it a try at an event like that.

Also, what would an '06 Exige with a Katana SC (~225hp) be classified as?
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With my VF2 and all my mods, they just put me in the under 2 liter class
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Honestly, I don't ever care what class they put me in. The only people I ever compare my times to are the Lotus guys or the friends that I bring along. I went with the SCCA once and because I had a few mods, they grouped me with ridiculous cars that mopped the floor with me. It didn't much matter except for the fact that most of my friends got grouped into a different group... so I barely got to hang out with them all day.

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Ah that sucks... I was mostly asking because that website was asking me for my class and I had no idea lol

I would hope to be put in the lowest possible since I expect to be bad... and miss significant portions of the course.


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