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My latest autocross--videos!

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:59 pm
by khaosman
boom: http://www.khaosman.com/gallery/oct05

My car is the Protege 5. Definitely check out the one titled "This will be classic footage of me" as it is most entertaining.

A little more information on the event. It took place in Marshalltown, Iowa on the go kart track there. The track is freaking awesome, like a mini-road course. I topped out at about 60mph which is pretty damn fast.

The combination of the higher speeds, worn rear tires (see pics in link above), and stiff sway bar led to some nice oversteer. Unfortunately, I couldn't control it and had to baby it, leading me to be at least 3-4 seconds slower than I'd like to have been.

There were lots of cool cars there, including the Elise. However, the driver was babying it far too much :D I think my buddy's stock Civic DX (minus Azenis + struts) ran faster. The car that was REALLY awesome is the yellow mod car with the K20A engine (rsx-s engine). 1500lbs with driver... rwd... insanity. Sounded great too.

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:17 pm
by KU40
nice, haha. no worries though.

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:40 am
by SERG4U
yeah that Elise should have done beter...he was babying it

Hey where do you a holder for your camra so you can film as you drive?

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:14 am
by Sound_Miata
you have to buy a camera mount & hard mount system. in car filming by a passenger or loose is against SCCA rules. So first figure out what kinda cross brace/rollbar mount you want to install, then buy the camera mount (about 70 bucks, made by io racing or io port IIRC)

-Greer

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:02 am
by josh99ta
Looks like a blast. I need to get the T/A back to the autocross course. I just hate beating on it that much. Drag racing is alot easier on it, even if it doesn't require as much driver skill. I still like to make it out once or twice a year just to give the car hell.

And that course is awesome. I've never seen an autocross ran on a course like that.

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:17 am
by khaosman
SERG4U wrote:yeah that Elise should have done beter...he was babying it

Hey where do you a holder for your camra so you can film as you drive?


I made mine for about $30: http://www.khaosman.com/gallery/mount
I also use zip ties and bungie cords to further restrain it for less bouncy pictures and safety.

Josh, get out there and autocross it anyways :D It isn't your daily driver, so come on, have some fun with it and use it to its purpose :cwm18:

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:26 pm
by khaosman
Oh and Josh, this one is for you:
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A WS6, it was his first event (same with me). His best ended up a second faster than me :)

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:37 pm
by jnespappa
Man that looks like a blast and Cheers for poking fun at yourself!

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:03 pm
by CBFryman
dude, you need serious training, your line was way off optimal :)
but hey, not bad.
what class did you run in? just stock?

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:31 pm
by khaosman
CBFryman wrote:dude, you need serious training, your line was way off optimal :)
but hey, not bad.
what class did you run in? just stock?


No way man, through the infield is the fastest :D I ran in STS.

Thanks for all the replies too :)