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676  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


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

The Vette is ready to roll!
677  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!

678  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.
679  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 !

680  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.


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.

681  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.


682  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!


683  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!
684  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.


I'm pumped up for this upcomming auto-x!!!!
685  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)

686  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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687  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)

688  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Hoosier a6 tires on the way! on: August 05, 2009, 05:59:57 PM
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!


689  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



690  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!

691  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
692  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

693  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

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

695  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?
696  Results / Autocross / Re: 06/21/2009 Results on: June 22, 2009, 07:40:12 PM
Thanks!  Cheesy
I think I'll get one of those "No Pax" T shirts or hats and I'll leave it at that.
697  Results / Autocross / Re: 06/21/2009 Results on: June 22, 2009, 06:48:18 PM
Thanks for the posts. So from the posted web sites class winners are based off of raw time and Overall winners are based from the PAX.
All of our leagues class results are based on PAX? is this correct?
I guess PAX has been around for a while but I still question it's accuracy and the method of getting the right PAX number for a class.
Does a single driver drive all the cars that are represented at a weekend autocross and those times are used as a base for a PAX multiplier? or is the PAX a quesstimation (not a real word I'm sure) and if it is a guesstimation it is based on driver performance or car performance? and to be honest how can this number be a reliable number?

For example
John and I are in SS and we have a multiplier of 0.856
Johns car had some mods to it that my car does not have so how do I have the same multiplier that he has? This straight forward observation tell's me that the multiplier does not mean anything. Again I have to question the PAX multiplier and it's use as a fair system to even up the results. I totally understand why its used but I dont agree with its accuracy or method of creation.
Sorry, the techy in me wants to know and understand the rules applied to me when I compete and to be able to properly convey the rules to someone if they were to ask.



698  Results / Autocross / Re: 06/21/2009 Results on: June 22, 2009, 03:41:10 PM
That was a fun course  Grin
of course I over drove my car and it felt like it was pushing in every turn but it damn sure felt fast (lol) Looking forward to the next one.

Can someone answer who makes the PAX formula and how it's done?  Huh?  I thought I drove my _ss off and the PAX is killin me!  Shocked the formula just does no seem quite right to me and my stock street tired Vette.
I think I need to buy a Civic.


699  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: A few pics from 5/31 on: May 31, 2009, 06:28:37 PM
Here are a few more shots.
I was only able to get cars in the first heat (was in the second heat and couldn't take pictures for the third).
Anyhow I have more shots of each car. Let me know if you want them.

700  Results / Autocross / Re: 05/10/2009 Results on: May 11, 2009, 05:43:57 PM
What a fun event!
I had a blast in my first autocross.
Thanks to all!

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