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gohm
gohm • Mar 29, 2009

autocross

So I went autocrossing this weekend, first one of the season in the DC area. Got 11 runs in and was able to shave quite a bit of time off as well. I have some lousy phone pictures I can post, obviously not taken while racing 😛.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 29, 2009
Waiting for the pictures 😉
The_Big_K
Waiting for the pictures 😉

Waiting for the pictures Gohm....
gohm
gohm • Mar 30, 2009
ok, here are some pictures. Again, they are with my cell phone so they are small. The first heat was in the rain, however the afternoon heat the sun came out and dried the course off. Miata's were the most numerous(hurray!) however there were some: lotus, noble, tdi, s2000, bmw and a few miscelaneous present.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gohmchin/3398762468/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gohmchin/3398762488/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gohmchin/3398762584/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gohmchin/3397952815/
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 30, 2009
Woo hoo! Adding the pics to the post -

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gohm
gohm • Mar 30, 2009
Do you like the high-tech painter's tape racing numbers? =) I really like the lotus Elise cars. Wasn't to impressed with the Noble being a high dollar car. The fastest folks had the average worn looking cars you wouldn't look twice at. The rain during the first half slowed things down until the afternoon when the sun came out. I rode along with one of the event organizers in his miata which was good fun as he is talented and really fast comparitively. I was able to drop my time down to 49.29 seconds. Really good drivers hit in the 30s. I highly suggest anyone who would like to dabble in racing to check out a local autocross group. Minimal expense needed (you can use almost any car) and it is very novice friendly. The most you will do is run over a few cones. Being that I am getting old this will replace the bike racing. =)
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 30, 2009
Think Lotus. Feel the Lotus. Drive the Lotus!
gohm
gohm • Mar 30, 2009
First Biggie must buy Gohm a Lotus! lol

hmm, if there was a magnetic CE decal that could be placed on a car while racing.....
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 30, 2009
First Biggie must buy Gohm a Lotus! lol
Of course, my friend. Do let me know your color preference.

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gohm
gohm • Mar 31, 2009
Lol, I see the Brits have really been hit hard economy wise if that is the new Lotus model! =) So now the model line is:

Lotus Elise, Lotus Exige & Lotus Petal
gohm
gohm • Apr 1, 2009
gohm
gohm • Apr 3, 2009
So I just have been assigned set racing numbers, woo-hoo! There is another race tomorrow Saturday, however I do not think I will make it so maybe the 18th.

if anyone wishes to see the last course I raced on video, I can post a link of another competitor's incar video.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Apr 8, 2009
Dude! This is so cooooool! How often is this autocross event run?

Please do post the in car vid. Man, I wish I could bring my car to this autocross.. though I'll prolly need to overhaul everything to make it race worthy 😛
gohm
gohm • Apr 10, 2009
They average about every two weeks, with this club(there are other clubs running autocross races as well as the SCCA). Going to another event at Summit Point track 04/18.

There might be a club doing autocross there Ash.
gohm
gohm • Apr 12, 2009
Here's some of the vid from other drivers at the event.
YouTube - Autocrossing/Drifting Noble M400 March 29-29 2009
YouTube - CDC AutoX 3-28-09

next event is this upcoming Saturday at SUmmit Point raceway
Man, thats one confusing course!
gohm
gohm • Apr 13, 2009
Yes, it is. That is considered a basic simple course as well! That's what makes it tough.
Nice.. I checked out local autocross events. They are sadly lacking 😔 There was one hosted near my area last dec, but it was canceled and never heard of again.
gohm
gohm • Apr 14, 2009
Sounds like a great opportunity for someone to start one! =)

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