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Bobzilla
post Jun 1 2007, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE (deloveh @ Jun 1 2007, 06:45 PM)
But what really matters, and I say this with certainty, is the driver.  You can have the best mods in your class, the coolest company stickers, and a really cool paint job, and get smoked by everyone.  Watch any event closely and you will see that the best times are put down by people with good control and smooth action (neither of which are me). . . .
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I couldn't agree more! My first event this year and the car, being a hyundai, got lots of snickers. But the "race team" from Rose Hulman with their matching uniforms, stickered up car and full trailer with tools got all the laughs. THey were the slowest car on the track. . . with few exceptions.

I'm finishing mid-pack in our 10-12 car STS class here in Indy. We have some very good and very competitive drivers here and I feel lucky (and a little proud) to be where I am with the car I have. Most of the cars in my class have more power, better tires and a better suspension. I'm lucky that they just screw up more than me!


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post Jun 24 2007, 11:28 AM
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as soon as I get a tib sway bar and the gonzosport rear strutbar... I'm going to give autox a try.

would like to hopefully find better wheels and tires too. being broke doesn't help.


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post Jun 24 2007, 11:36 AM
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why not run in stock classes Saturn...?


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post Jun 29 2007, 05:43 PM
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bobzilla-
I'll be moving to the Cincinnati area as soon as my house sells - not to far from Indy. Maybe we will be settled enough to race in your area before the season winds down...........


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post Jun 29 2007, 10:17 PM
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QUOTE (Ishtar @ Jun 24 2007, 12:36 PM)
why not run in stock classes Saturn...?
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I think there is a guy with a "stock" Lotus in the stock class...

but aside from that, the elantra doesn't corner very well without some upgrades... I was going to give it a try anyway. would like to get 17" wheels and some sticky tires + sway bar... rear strut bar. eventually new struts and springs. then I'll probably be done modding the elantra (since it'll never go fast, I don't want to waste money)


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any ither newbies thinking about starting?

i dont have an elantra.. ( after realizing my 26.6:1 power ratio @4025lbs i wish i did!!)

but i would still like to get together with any yall VA/MD folk


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post May 16 2014, 09:51 AM
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Like I mentioned in another thread.... we need to get a big group together for a good event. I know it'll never happen, but it would be awesome.

Oh... and holy necro-thread!


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this is hours from me but closer to some of yall

$30 for no scca members and $25 for members

here is the last event map... jun 1st and beyond not available

http://www.odr-scca.org/component/option,c...,203/Itemid,29/


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