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651  General / Open Forum / Re: Hello everybody on: October 03, 2009, 02:18:18 PM
Dave,
Welcome aboard.
I just started auto crossing this year and it has been awesome. I started with street tires on my car, talked to alot of folks and drove as fast as I felt comfortable always keeping in mind what the experienced drives were telling me. I also used the times shaggin cones as a live classroom. I watch the other beginners and I watch the more senior drivers and began to learn the difference in the way they drive. Funny that the really fast guys look like there going slow and not working to hard and the slower ones are working the wheel hard and look fast but there times are slower. Anyhow just like the rest said. Come on out and try it. Work on having fun and the rest will come. To me I can read all day about this stuff but until I got on the course it just didn't sink in. Best way in my opinion to get fast is to have seat time.

Good Luck!

Hope to see you at the track soon

Gunny
652  Events / Autocross / Re: Registration for the BRR - VMSC Challenge in Verona 10/4/09 on: October 03, 2009, 11:43:58 AM
We are all good to go!
Lynn keep a spot open for me!

Gunny
653  Events / Autocross / Re: Registration for the BRR - VMSC Challenge in Verona 10/4/09 on: October 02, 2009, 05:00:15 PM
HELP!!!!
 Grin
Well I haven't gotten a call from Scott as of this post.
Is there anyone who is going that can carry two corvette wheels? if so please call me
804-276-0793

Thanks
Gunny
654  Events / Autocross / Re: Registration for the BRR - VMSC Challenge in Verona 10/4/09 on: October 02, 2009, 01:28:07 PM
I have to go to Powhatan from work (Route 10 Chester) I wont get home till 6:00 - 6:30

The Ex is picking up the boy at 10:00am on saturday. Can I drop the wheels off then?
721-5531 is my number.
or try 276-0793

Thanks!

Gunny
655  Events / Autocross / Re: Registration for the BRR - VMSC Challenge in Verona 10/4/09 on: October 01, 2009, 04:44:38 PM
Ok sounds good.
I can drop the wheels off if you want early Saturday or about this time Friday evening, Let me know.

Robert
656  Events / Autocross / Re: Registration for the BRR - VMSC Challenge in Verona 10/4/09 on: September 30, 2009, 05:11:54 PM
I have not registered but I do want to race!
Can someone in Richmond contact me. I dont have a means to get my race rubber to the event and need some help.

e-mail me or call

Thanks

Phone is eight 0 four - 7 two one - Five 5 3 one

Thanks!
The Vette is ready to roll!
657  Events / Autocross / Autocross RIR 20 Sept 09 on: September 20, 2009, 03:05:45 PM
I just want to say I had a great time today.
Every time out gets better and better and its awesome being in the super sport class racing against John! (Oh and that fast ass little Lotus!)
Great event and I have to give CUDO's to the course designer (Engelbert)! Man your did a great job for this event! For me this was the best this year for the small RIR lot. Thanks man!

Gunny
658  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Pictures from VMP 09-06-09 autocross on: September 07, 2009, 09:34:27 AM
Fun Stuff
Here is a video of my fastest run. It was clean.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s47HkP-NsDs
659  Events / Autocross / Re: Registration for the BRR - VMSC Challenge in Verona 10/4/09 on: September 02, 2009, 06:55:32 PM
Looks like fun. The only way I could go is to have someone take my slicks there for me.
if someone could I'll get with the Ex to make sure she can take care of my boy !

Gunny
660  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Video from VMP 8-16-09 on: August 23, 2009, 03:23:22 PM
Video from my CM FF 1600. Time was 55.042. First autox (or any driving event) in 2 years. 3rd run. Camera is GoPro Wide. Audio setting was wrong which hopefully is why the pushrod 4 with a 7K redline sounds more like a high reving motorcycle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tChSojdbz7s

Dick
CM85

Dick,
That was cool. I have a GoPro and I have to set the volume level to low to get sound that dosent have that exact same static.

Gunny
661  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: pictures from the 8-16 autocross on: August 19, 2009, 03:55:28 PM
Here are a couple of shots. I have to agree with Scott in that that course was awesome! Not to fast, Not to slow, Not so busy that it was like work but it had enough to challenge everyone. I have to say my heart was going pretty good by the end of the run (I think I forgot to breath a couple of times)! Really fun stuff.

Gunny

662  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Video from VMP 8-16-09 on: August 18, 2009, 07:30:55 PM
Hello everyone!
Here is my video. I used a pretty inexpensive camera (GoPro) The sound is not so good so you have to turn up the volume.
Anyhow I had a blast and I'm looking foward to getting fast on the new slicks.
On my first video you can here my helmet hitting roof of my car! and me saying damn! LOL. This video was my fastest run (thought it was a 59.7xx) Well I hope I can get faster and at least be in the same second as Roger and or the fastest car that's Licensed to drive on the street.

See ya next month!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-NA_3VKzvI

Gunny

663  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hoosier a6 tires on the way! on: August 14, 2009, 06:52:50 AM
I would strongly caution against putting one slick on the road.  If you have to panic stop, and it's a front tire, that tire will have FAR more trip than the other, and may yank the wheel out of your hand.  Conversely, if you get on it, and it's on the rear, who knows which way you're gonna go.

Put two on, if not all 4, and both at the same end of the car.

Thanks for the advice!
664  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hoosier a6 tires on the way! on: August 13, 2009, 05:32:22 PM
I'm going to stuff 3 of them in my car. I figure I can rotate the rear tires by driving one to the event and driving the other side home from the event. It will at least save one heat cycle and the fronts will only be on the car at the track.

Gunny

I'm pumped up for this upcomming auto-x!!!!
665  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: time to step up my game on: August 08, 2009, 07:33:32 PM
Nice Vette! Thats friggin cool!
Let's see if we can de throne Roger!

Call ZIPS (1-800-962-9632)

Gunny
666  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hoosier a6 tires on the way! on: August 06, 2009, 03:56:02 PM
I live about 2 miles maybe 3 from you. It would be a short drive to RIR and about a 45 minute drive to VMP.
 any recommendations for a tire installer. Mintz wants 2 hundred bucks to pull my Bridgestones off and put the hoosiers on (on the plus side there really close to my house)

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667  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hoosier a6 tires on the way! on: August 05, 2009, 08:33:42 PM
ok being the techie I am I just had to post a shot of my new tires.

The bottom three tires (there is another below) are the re050a pole position tires (street tires I've been running). The top 4 are the Hoosiers!
So now how do I get the Hoosiers to the track? Do I drive all 4 of them to the track OR I have tested and I can fit 3 of the 4 tires in the Vette and drive them to the event, I would drive to the event on 3 street tires and one race tire. When I got to event I would put the other 3 Hoosiers on naturally I would rotate the tires around so only one of them would have to get me back home.
Can this work? or do I need to trailer some tires in (which I really dont want to do for various reason, Hitch on a vette, Yuck!  Tongue)
(dunno how to put a image here)

Gunny
668  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hoosier a6 tires on the way! on: August 05, 2009, 05:59:57 PM
Thanks!
I was talking to the mechanic a Zips Corvette and for auto crossing he said the tow in and tow out is very important, more so than camber for the lower speeds of autocrossing. He said as the speeds get higher then camber really starts to play a important part. Anyhow what he recommended to me was to take tire temps accross the tire and bring them to him and he will have a good Idea for what to do. He also said he can make changes the would be great for autocrossing but would eat street tires so he recommended not to make any changes yet because a C6 with the z51 suspension package is pretty aggressive out of the box.
The tires came in today! (is it the 16th yet?) I feel like a kid at christmas and cant wait to try out my new toys with 400hp pushing them!

Gunny

669  General / Autos and Autosport / Hoosier a6 tires on the way! on: August 04, 2009, 07:13:07 PM
Well I just couldn't resist! I was going to wait till next season to get some dedicated tires for autocrossing. So now I have some A6's on the way I'm wondering what I need to do to the Vette to take advantage of the tires? I've talked to alot of people and I get alot of differing opinions on how an alignment should be done on a car that is a part time autocrosser/track day car and a car that street tires will be use to smoke some ricer's (without killing the street tires......I have a WRX so dont be to hard on me!) on some nice mountain roads. (kidding to all you ricers!........................... not really lol)
Some input would be much appreciated (Roger, John and any other forum lukers that knows about vettes)
If your like me (I hate to type and would much rather talk) here is my number
804-seven 2 one- five five three 1 or I guess I'll see you at the next event.
or you can share your secrets here! LOL

Thanks

Gunny

670  Events / Autocross / Re: autox refreshments on: July 31, 2009, 04:50:34 PM
I think its a great idea.
instead of charging for goods just take donations! I would donate some money for a burger, chips, and a soda!

671  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: video from July 11 on: July 13, 2009, 04:00:19 PM
Man that was so fast it looked fake!  Grin
672  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Photos from 7-11-09 autocross on: July 12, 2009, 06:30:50 PM
Here are some shots I got for heat 1

http://s654.photobucket.com/albums/uu267/Gunny_H/VMSC%2011%20July%202009/

673  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Photos from 7-11-09 autocross on: July 11, 2009, 05:21:31 PM
Yes those were some really cool shots, Thanks so much for posting!!!
I only got heat one  and I'll upload them soon.

Thanks again

Gunny
674  General / Open Forum / Re: Yowsza..I'm hooked.... on: June 29, 2009, 05:13:19 PM
Dustin,
Hey man I'm with ya! Sure is fun trying to catch up to my cars ability!

Gunny
675  General / Open Forum / Re: GTO Pics from Autocross @ VMP on June 21 on: June 25, 2009, 10:33:25 AM
Did anyone get pics of that 69 GTO that ran last Sunday @ VMP?


Yea I have a few shots. Where should I send them too?
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