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Old 06-28-04, 06:19 PM
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?Mazda Rev It Up "Anyone Go?"

Hey Im here in Miami the last city and had a great time at the mazda rev it up. Just wondering if anyone went, and if they got good scores, or decent. For me never going to an auto-x in my life and never driving a FWD car agresivly I got about a 33.58 with the pro index at 29.50 then my 2nd run I ran a 32.45 but I got a bit of oversteer on a reducing radius turn and taped a cone causeing me to go 33.45. List your time and/or index score, or just if you went to have fun.
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Old 06-28-04, 06:25 PM
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Yeah, there was a large group of us that ran in Dallas, though I don't remember the times. rx7gslse was the top scorer after Saturday, though he was eventually beaten....
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Yeah, there was a large group of us that ran in Dallas, though I don't remember the times. rx7gslse was the top scorer after Saturday, though he was eventually beaten....
Yea it was amazing, thats why (as I mentioned before) I may want to get into auto-x, it was actually sorta fun. Howd you do? The car handled quite nicely for being a 4door compact. Are those Falken Eazinis sp? any good? I was thinking of getting them for my when I get a spare set of rims.
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Old 06-29-04, 12:20 AM
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Here are some pics,

My car at the Rotary Ethusiast Part. Had some dicks sit in it, I wished they would have at least asked.



Nice RX-5 Cosmo.



Looked Great



The Mazdaspeed Miata, the thing is on RAILS, even though it was a "test" drive and they ask to drive normal and its not a competition corse I gave it some nice run for its money and it didnt miss a beat amazing car.


Zoom Zoom Zoom





A gift to the rotary Gods





Also Id like to thank Damian for the opportunity to go.
Oh yea it was 95 degrees in the SHADE. Gotta love that Miami weather.

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Originally posted by Fatman0203
Yea it was amazing, thats why (as I mentioned before) I may want to get into auto-x, it was actually sorta fun. Howd you do? The car handled quite nicely for being a 4door compact. Are those Falken Eazinis sp? any good? I was thinking of getting them for my when I get a spare set of rims.
Hehe, I actually did quite poorly. I ran some really good times (about half a second off the index), but I always managed at least one cone penalty. The Mazda3 actually suprised me with the turn-in ability; I always clipped the cone with the inside FRONT tire.
Granted, some of that is because I'm used to high-powered, RWD autocross cars... It's difficult to "wait" for the corner when things are happening a lot slower than usual.
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I went to the one in Chicago (about a month ago). The first run was the best (second one I ended up clipping a cone). I don't remember my exact time for the first run (something like a 29.3 with a driver index of 28.5). I came out in second place right after I ran it, but I eventually got bumped down just off the leader board (final rank was somewhere around 17-18). Oh well... no trip to Laguna Seca for me...
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Old 06-30-04, 12:35 PM
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I went to the one in DC on May 1st. I did much better than last year, scored a 559.437
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Old 06-30-04, 01:01 PM
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I went to the one in DC on May 1st. I did much better than last year, scored a 559.437
Thats really good, have you ever auto x or tracked before?
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I went and did horrible. But it was my first time driving a FWD really hard. Just felt weird. Clipped two cones on the first run and then took it easy on the second run and did much, much slower.

Anyways, the RX8 was a blast to drive. Felt right at home with RWD. Too bad I missed out on the MS Miata. That would have been fun too.
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Originally posted by Dan H
I went and did horrible. But it was my first time driving a FWD really hard. Just felt weird. Clipped two cones on the first run and then took it easy on the second run and did much, much slower.

Anyways, the RX8 was a blast to drive. Felt right at home with RWD. Too bad I missed out on the MS Miata. That would have been fun too.
The MS miata was amazing, I was able to drive it since Damian hooked it up with the VIP treatment, it was awsome. The 3 actually handled quite well probably why I did so well. ( for never auto xing before). I mean the understeer was more than expected but w/e, nothing that practice cant fix.
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I went to the houston event, and did pretty crappy as well. My first run was pretty fast, but I hit a cone. (about 1.5 sec back) On my second run I tried to slow down and get a good clean run in. It was clean but it was about a sec slower than my first run Oh well, there is always next year. The gokarts were fun as hell though, fast little suckers. And the mazdaspeed rx8 was awesome. So overall I had a blast, and would recomend it to anyone who hasnt done it yet.
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did it last year, one of my friends was one of the pro drivers at a few of the events. this year was poor compared to last. I came in 33rd in d.c. last year. not too shabby for first time.
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I would have gone to the one in chicago, but they won't let me drive (I'm only 17). Hey, there's always next year, right. Anyone going?
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Originally posted by Fatman0203
Thats really good, have you ever auto x or tracked before?
I did rev it up the year before but that was it other than karting every other month or so. Other than that I've just read a lot about theory and stuff. I just got my FD about a month ago, doing my first autox in it in 2 weeks.
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I did rev it up the year before but that was it other than karting every other month or so. Other than that I've just read a lot about theory and stuff. I just got my FD about a month ago, doing my first autox in it in 2 weeks.
Yea I remember, you were quite excited. Let us know how your first auto-x goes. Plan to do mainly auto-x or track?
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Originally posted by Fatman0203
Yea I remember, you were quite excited. Let us know how your first auto-x goes. Plan to do mainly auto-x or track?
I'm planning on doing both, but since I'm still learning the car I figured auto-x would be the best place to start and get comfortable with what the car can do before I start doing track stuff.
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I'm planning on doing both, but since I'm still learning the car I figured auto-x would be the best place to start and get comfortable with what the car can do before I start doing track stuff.
This is true, get the feel for the car and stuff, even though when you get on the track you'll have alot of time with an instructor taking it easy, him pointing your mistakes and giving you tips. Good Luck! And try to take pics! and lots of info!
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Originally posted by Fatman0203
This is true, get the feel for the car and stuff, even though when you get on the track you'll have alot of time with an instructor taking it easy, him pointing your mistakes and giving you tips. Good Luck! And try to take pics! and lots of info!
Thanks! I'll make sure to have someone take some pics
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