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Old 04-16-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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NYC Area auto-x

I'm planning on going to an auto-x tomorrow morning. The croc has never been to an auto-x and I haven't been to one in six years. It's at 8am, hope I can wake up and be ready in time.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:11 AM   #2
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Who's running the event, and which lot is it in?

I'm not around tomorrow or I'd consider stopping by.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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$50 for PCA members, $55 for non. I booked but website stopped me at 'pending review' stage, so I haven't paid yet. It's at Giants Stadium.

NNJR AUTOCROSS #1 MEADOWLANDS
April 17: Autocross #1; The New Meadowlands Stadium, Lot E
Location: The New Meadowlands Stadium, Lot E

I'm rather excited to not to have to borrow a helmet for an automotive event for once as my moto helmet should work just fine.
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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They run a pretty good autox. Nice fast courses. Of course, you have to deal with a bunch of Porsche people.

I haven't been autox'd in a while, but that lot was pretty smooth but had a lot of gravel. One of the best options in the area though.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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I was up a 5 am this morning to make it to Lime Rock for the BMW CT chapter's skidpad and autox school.

Awesome day and I really, really enjoyed tossing my car around the skid pad.

I'm beat - will do a write up later on.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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It seems like I've read a lot of good stuff about the Meadowlands venue.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #7
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Awesome day and I really, really enjoyed tossing my car around the skid pad.
I've still never done a skid pad. I really need to.

I might puke though. uke:
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Did a half-day, realized why I hadn't gone in six years. I don't even mind cone/flag/radio duty, the whole thing is just not for me. Five hours for five runs, a total of about seven minutes of driving. Yes, I could have gotten another seven minutes for another 2-3 hrs invested, but who cares? 1st & 2nd gear going through a sea of cones...

Perhaps a manufacturer sponsored event I might not pass up, but this sucks. Felt like an awful use of my time, I don't think I'll ever do an auto-x again.
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Perhaps a manufacturer sponsored event I might not pass up, but this sucks. Felt like an awful use of my time, I don't think I'll ever do an auto-x again.
The comparison I've made in the past is that it's like baseball. You might play for 3 hours and only get 3 at bats. It's not about playing time. It's about there being a winner, and a loser... and the tension and adrenaline that this creates when you're up at the plate.

Baseball is fun, but not in the same way that soccer is... or cycling... etc.
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I've still never done a skid pad. I really need to.

I might puke though. uke:
We had some newbies who complained of car sickness; closed car > circle > water everywhere
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