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Old 04-11-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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2008 Autocross - IL & IN

Here's the autocross schedule for 2008 :

Illinois

4/20/08 Autocross (Solo II) Maywood Park
6/1/08 Autocross (Solo II) Maywood Park
7/13/08 Autocross (Solo II) Maywood Park
8/2/08 Autocross (Solo II) Tire Rack
10/12/08 Autocross (Solo II) Maywood Park

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

Indiana

May 3rd - Lake County Government Center
May 25th - Portage HS
June 14th - Lake County Government Center
June 29th - Portage HS
July 20th - Portage HS
Aug 10th - Lake County Government Center
Sep 27th - Lake County Government Center
Oct 5th - Lake County Government Center

http://www.inr-scca.org/solo.htm

Mark your calendars...

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Old 04-22-2008, 07:08 AM   #2
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Pre-registration is open for the May 3rd autocross in Crown Point, IN :

http://motorsportreg.com/calendar/event.cfm?uidEvent=393527D1-E19F-FDBB-DC22BB00BBFDD7C2

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Old 04-22-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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may be a dumb question, but my wife and I would like to get into autocrossing. I had my boxster S for about 7 months, and my wife has had her 08 eclipse GT V6 manual for 8 months. what are some of the things that are needed to get into autocrossing? we live in the chicagoland area. hope this isn't too dumb a question. thanks
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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may be a dumb question, but my wife and I would like to get into autocrossing. I had my boxster S for about 7 months, and my wife has had her 08 eclipse GT V6 manual for 8 months. what are some of the things that are needed to get into autocrossing? we live in the chicagoland area. hope this isn't too dumb a question. thanks
1) helmet (M or SA rated, I use a M rated and haven't been turned away yet)
2) desire to drive your car like Porsche intended
3) recognition that your insurance company probably wouldn't cover any damage (only seen one minor incident which was stupidity)
4) some way to make numbers and class letters on both sides of your car (some use masking tape while others use magnetic ones)
5) admission that as a newbie you will not be fast but will have a great time
6) your vehicle must be able to pass tech inspection (clean all the loose stuff out, remove the driver floor mat, make sure nothing is making funny noises, etc) (this isn't NASCAR so you don't have to comply with special rules, just make sure your car is safe)

That's all I can think of right now. I/we have a Chicago/Milwaukee based crew (4 Boxsters (me, NickCats, mladen, Hyung), 1 M3, 1 go kart on steroids, 1 hopped up 240SX, and 1 VW Beetle) that participates a couple times a month. If you would like PM me your email address and I'll put you on distribution of our communications. We will be at the one on May 3rd in Indiana unless the weather is bad (I don't enjoy autocrossing in the rain). I have another friend (RSX) that will be joining us in Indiana so you wouldn't be the only newbie in the group.

BTW - My wife enjoys autocrossing (doesn't do it as much as I do) so having another female might add to the enjoyment.

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Old 04-25-2008, 09:31 PM   #5
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Michi 5,

You really should come out. I was lured into autocrossing by Nickcats and Sammy. What a blast. Compared to Nick and Sammy... I am terrible, just pathetic. However, I had such fun. It was fun to hang out with other car enthusiasts and push my car to my limits. Sammy and Nickcats were very nice to me and let me know how I should drive my car. I am pretty sure they were bored but I was not. I had a blast. As an aside, they were able to shave 3 seconds from my best time in my first stint. I am hooked. Cannot wait until May 3rd.

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