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Old 04-29-06, 05:35 PM
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Auto X Ft. Devens Apr. 29

Anyone go to the Auto X event at Fort Devens on April 29th? I was the RX-7 that DNF'ed twice before getting the track down. i guess it happens. i had a great time, and i think im rethinking my whole building process just to set my car up for auto cross.
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Old 04-29-06, 06:04 PM
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Yeah, don't sweat the off-course stuff. Next time out you'll do better at visualizing the drive during the walk-thru, and you'll probably do the walk-thru several times.

I went off-course on my first AutoX, and the next week I was one of the few who didn't have an off-course. Some of the vet drivers failed to even post a time (4 OCs). So it happens to everyone.

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Old 04-29-06, 06:09 PM
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I was the guy that couldn't fit in your pass seat. You need to work on them belts so they can adjust.

Next event, come for a ride in my RX8. You'll see what it's like.

Also, there's a thread in the North East forum for the event since it was a more local event.

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Hey Dave, thanks a lot for the encouraging words, you definatly kept me calm and collected in the staging lanes and made me feel better about my mess ups. Mistakes happen and i definatly learned a lot today, which is more valuable then coming out with some crazy time. Youve gotta learn how to crawl before you walk i guess.
KC, thanks a lot for trying anyways all my passengers hate my car. Its strictly built for me. Luckily we had Stacy around to help me out. She was very helpful, so thanks a lot for getting me set up with her. I think if i showed up earlier and had a chance to fully walk the course i wouldve felt more comfortable and natural out there, but it was like swimming in a sea of orange cones. But it was great meeting both of you, and i hope to see you again soon. I truly i appreciate all the help, and Dave i love the R2, enjoi her. I believe im going to Loudoin this weekend, so ill definatly take you up on that offer for a ride in the RX-8. I'll have to bring both my cars next time, so i can see what the factory RX-8 can do. Anyone else who i met today, thanks a lot for all your help. SCCA, great people willing to do whatever necessary to learn and have fun. thanks.
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I had been autocrossing for 7 years last year when I went to Nationals. I went out for my very first run on the North Course and on the very first corner I DNFd when I went outside of the first gate after the start. It happens to everyone once in awhile.
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Hey guys, David Here. I had a blast with you guys at Devens on Saturday! It was alot of fun, but i was sore as heck afterwards....As you said KC, i think i need to work on a little less steering input. We just ordered a set of black 8 spoke 16x8's with 225/50R/16 Kumho V710's pre mounted from tire rack. we should have them on the car for NHIS next weekend. Hopefully we wil stick a little better, and i can actually stay on course. Atleast the car survived, much to my surprise. I am going to swap my oil lines to my braided stainless ones so that none of you guys need to worry about getting covered in oil if you come to NHIS. I would love to stay and leave more, but my Art teacher is thinking i am not using the pc for school work.....haha, oh well. Talk to you guys later. If any of you guys have AOL instant Messenger, I am FC3S AE88. hope to here from you guys. Oh, and KC, great job on the numbers. i love 'em!
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David's dad here, wondering why my son is posting here during school hours! I have to add that I had a lot of fun too. It was nice to be the fast one for a change instead of the usual butt kicking that David gives me in karts.
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David's dad here, wondering why my son is posting here during school hours! I have to add that I had a lot of fun too. It was nice to be the fast one for a change instead of the usual butt kicking that David gives me in karts.

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What's with the Chainsaw? Hey. i think i did just fine for my first day. It was alot of fun. The only thing i can think of that would be more fun would be
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I am sure i will get better with time tho. i just need practice. after all... I did come from him.....ha ha.
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Ft Devens

I used to be stationed at Devens before the 10th left there. Where was the Auto Cross held on the base? Only 5 hour drive for me now. Are they doing it again this summer?
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What's with the Chainsaw? Hey. i think i did just fine for my first day. It was alot of fun. The only thing i can think of that would be more fun would be
The chansaw is what the dad does to the sons car for posting instead of studying.

As far as events at Devens, it's done at Moore Airfield on the runways.
Schedule: http://www.ner.org/Solo/06/06schedule.htm

5 hr drive? That's a bit too far to come to events there. I'm sure there are many more closer to where you live.

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Hey, I had a B+ average last term. my best term in my 3 years of high school...so he can't complain...
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No reason to stop now.
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KC,

I can't get to your web site. David and I need the "SSM2" designations (with the black border). I sent you an email to your "gmail" address.
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well guys, i am looking out for ya. i am going to start work on swapping my oil lines to my new braided stainless ones to stop my oil leak, and reduce risk of blowing a line on the track at either NHIS or Devens. So you guys don't need to worry about cleaning oil off of the front of your cars. I am hoping i can get it done by NHIS on sunday. And i can't wait to get our Kumho V710's on Wednesday!.
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