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676  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)

677  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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678  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)

679  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!


680  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



681  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!

682  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
683  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

684  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

685  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!

686  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?
687  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.
688  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.



689  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.


690  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.

691  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!

692  Events / Autocross / Re: Pictures from RIR May 10th 2009 Autocross (dial up beware!) on: May 10, 2009, 04:30:17 PM
Nice Photos,
if you see any of my vette (number 45) can you send them to


693  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Pictures from 4/26/09 autocross on: April 28, 2009, 07:05:14 PM
just a few pic's I took. Hope to be around for some more.
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