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PostSubject: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 10:26 pm

So I had to work the Autocross at Maywood Park on Sunday (the day of Fiesta Days), that's why I couldn't show, my work is a sponsor of Windy City BMW car club, we do ALOT of there cars, tires, alignments, etc.. This time I wa told to bring my car and slap the magnet on the side, which I was cool with. So I parked it in front of our box truck. Hung out for a while, and got to talking with the coordinators and I guess there is an agreement that they allow one car of a sponsor to run. So I got to Autocross my car for the first time, SO MUCH FUN!! It was like a "beat fest" on my car, but well worth it!! I NOW know why Jontoad does it, it's a TOTAL test of driving ability and a test of you're car. I got to do 8 runs total, 2 sets of 4 laps. I guess I did OK for it being my first time ever doing it, I was averaging like 56-57 seconds, and on the last time I shaved off 4 seconds and got a 52 something, THAT felt great!! All the guys cheered LoL My car was probably the heaviest car too LoL BUT I can say the lowering springs and that Pedders sway bar really held up great!! I DID manage to get better times though then a couple other guys, so that felt good too Laughing

I got a few pics I snagged from their website, and am waiting on the pics from our work camera. Afterwards they were doing "fun runs" with their cars and rode with one of the "mentors", one of the guys who rode with me as well, in his BMW and OH MY GOD, he showed me how it was really done!! This thing felt like it was on rails, and REALLY pushed that little car to it's limits, he was one of the guys with the fastest times as well.. Here's some pics and a link, I'll get more pics when I get them emailed to me.... it's bad cause I had ALOT of fun and wouldn;t mind doing it some more next time....

At the gate


Mid course


Rippin a corner


Near the end



http://www.windycitybmw.com/photo.aspx?aid=500


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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 10:32 pm

Very cool! I'd like to try that someday! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 10:43 pm

me tooooo but i would need some diff. wheels
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 10:51 pm

so fun! I'm glad it was worth it!

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 10:54 pm

Yeah, it was!! I think next time I'm gonna throw on my 17's with some different tires
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:04 pm

next event is on the 8th and its only 30 bux!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:06 pm

jontoad wrote:
next event is on the 8th and its only 30 bux!!!!

HMMMMMMMMM at maywood??
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:10 pm

Moparcharger06 wrote:
jontoad wrote:
next event is on the 8th and its only 30 bux!!!!

HMMMMMMMMM at maywood??

sears center. much better! no f-ed up pavement like maywood and it has elevation changes.

http://www.scscc.net/searscentre.html

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:18 pm

sears center is not flat like maywood it peaks to about 5 feet higher in the middle for drainage. you can not see cars on the other side of the course.

here are some pics to show you how its not flat like mayood (is that guy running the big guy from revenge of the nerds? lol)






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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:24 pm

Hmmmmm, I am gonna seriously consider this!! Thanks bro!!

The only hurdle I got is that it's my b-day weekend and I gotta find some better tire for my 17's, you know as much as I know, 20's aren't cheap!! LOL


HA HA HA HA NERDS!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:31 pm

Moparcharger06 wrote:

exactly.... but i think he had the beard in the one where they were stranded on a beach.

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 12th 2010, 11:43 pm

jontoad wrote:
sears center is not flat like maywood it peaks to about 5 feet higher in the middle for drainage. you can not see cars on the other side of the course.

here are some pics to show you how its not flat like mayood (is that guy running the big guy from revenge of the nerds? lol)



I always wondered what happened to Ogre. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 13th 2010, 5:09 am

Cool pics that looks like alot of fun and your Charger is lookin great as always!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 25th 2010, 10:04 pm

I uploaded all 199 pictures I got from my boss finally, so here's a link to all the pics if anybody is interested....
http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/adamhowen/autocross/
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 25th 2010, 10:24 pm

chargerchick wrote:
jontoad wrote:
sears center is not flat like maywood it peaks to about 5 feet higher in the middle for drainage. you can not see cars on the other side of the course.

here are some pics to show you how its not flat like mayood (is that guy running the big guy from revenge of the nerds? lol)



I always wondered what happened to Ogre. Very Happy

was that guy mad you knocked down all his cones? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 25th 2010, 10:29 pm

Moparcharger06 wrote:
I uploaded all 199 pictures I got from my boss finally, so here's a link to all the pics if anybody is interested....
http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/adamhowen/autocross/

Adam I think you have to allow access to others for viewing. The link takes me to your login screen.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 5:32 pm

Group trip to blackhawk farms???
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 5:43 pm

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Group trip to blackhawk farms???

Not sure what or where that is, but I would really enjoy going to watch an aitocross event. Maybe by then I'll have the rest of my bushes installed. Next Wed. it begins. 16-20 hrs. of labor left and it's done. study
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 7:11 pm

Go look it up! Its about 3 hours west and its a circut looks pretty cool. HaVe not gone yet though
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 8:50 pm

RT!st!C wrote:
chargerchick wrote:
jontoad wrote:
sears center is not flat like maywood it peaks to about 5 feet higher in the middle for drainage. you can not see cars on the other side of the course.

here are some pics to show you how its not flat like mayood (is that guy running the big guy from revenge of the nerds? lol)



I always wondered what happened to Ogre. Very Happy

was that guy mad you knocked down all his cones? lol

i wasn't to that turn yet...

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 8:53 pm

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Group trip to blackhawk farms???

your SRT4 would do alright there but i dunno if most the clubs cars are ready for blackhawk farms.... i see many a warped rotor on r/t brakes... not to mention power steering issues... blackhawk farms is the high speed autocross. its like half way between normal autocross and full road racing.

i have ran blackhawk twice.

maybe you guys should come out to sears center on the 8th if you want to get into the sport. its a better starting point.

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 9:05 pm

well it doesnt matter to me either sounds good sears center is prob closer to me than blackhawk, where exactly is it? is it just a parking lot with a bunch of cones? thats what it kinda looks like to me?
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 9:41 pm

jontoad wrote:
Aeroblur wrote:
Group trip to blackhawk farms???

your SRT4 would do alright there but i dunno if most the clubs cars are ready for blackhawk farms.... i see many a warped rotor on r/t brakes... not to mention power steering issues... blackhawk farms is the high speed autocross. its like half way between normal autocross and full road racing.

i have ran blackhawk twice.

maybe you guys should come out to sears center on the 8th if you want to get into the sport. its a better starting point.


I would get my car back on either the 6th or 7th. It would be the place to take it, though. I'd have everything done, but the coil over. Can't see wasting the Bilsteins yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross   July 26th 2010, 10:30 pm

Aeroblur wrote:
well it doesnt matter to me either sounds good sears center is prob closer to me than blackhawk, where exactly is it? is it just a parking lot with a bunch of cones? thats what it kinda looks like to me?

thats all autocross is. anything with higher speeds and walls is road racing. lol.

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