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Title:Autocross Practice
When:02/13/2011
Where:Bremerton Motorsports Park - Port Orchard
Category:Autocross
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It's time to shake off the winter dust and get some practice under our belts. BSCC is having it's first practice day on February 13.

More event details to come as the event approaches.

Event fees: $25.00 pre-register; $35.00 onsite registration

Event Chairs: JEB Thornton and Darren Glaser

All participants must be a 2011 member. 2011 membership applications will be available onsite. (additional fees apply)

The rule book is currently being updated and will be available to membership as soon as it is approved by the board.

Schedule
7am: Gates Open
7:30am-8:30am: Morning Registration (all must check in at registration to get timing card and work assignment)
7:45am - 8:45am: Tech
8:45 Drivers Meeting

11:30am-12:30am: Afternoon Registration (all must check in at registration to get timing card and work assignment)
11:45-12:45: Tech
12:45pm Drivers Meeting


Venue
Venue:Bremerton Motorsports Park - Website
Street:6995 SW Old Clifton Road
ZIP:98367
City:port Orchard
State:W
Country:us


I will be there!!!!
 

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in case I move up that direction, is there good SCCA representation? I did a full season here in colorado with my genny, but would be looking into building a cheaper platform, so I'm curious how popular it is up there and who organizes the events. Any websites?
 

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I really want to do this, sad thing is my car is much more built than my experience level.
You don't think they'll notice that gt30, right?
 

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Your car would be in a really high class and missing the supporting mods that'd make it real competitive there, like suspension. Plus, it spools so high up. The stock turbo is really good in this regard because the speeds at auto cross are lower and that small turbo can get you going out of corners pretty easily. Yours would be good on a real track though.
 

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Your car would be in a really high class and missing the supporting mods that'd make it real competitive there, like suspension. Plus, it spools so high up. The stock turbo is really good in this regard because the speeds at auto cross are lower and that small turbo can get you going out of corners pretty easily. Yours would be good on a real track though.
+1.....the OEM turbo with bolt-ons & a tune would be great at AutoX.

Sathien, I would recommend getting in some track time before your power levels make it difficult to learn.
 

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^^^ It's great as is! Haha. I cleaned up pretty good this last season, finishing second in my class and second in novices. Would have placed better if I had gotten one more event in, since my average was 909, but I had one event (my first event) was a 850 something.

Having said that about your car satheian, don't let it stop you from having fun at an event. I think they're a blast, it'd just take some time to figure out what class you're in.
 

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Yeah, it's not like I'm going to feel bad when I lose, I'll fully expect to in the class they put my car in.
It's somewhat unfortunate getting a car already partially built, but it saved me a lot of money in the long run so it's hard to say really.
 

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Yeah, it's not like I'm going to feel bad when I lose, I'll fully expect to in the class they put my car in.
It's somewhat unfortunate getting a car already partially built, but it saved me a lot of money in the long run so it's hard to say really.
For me its not about winning or losing, but becoming a better driver in the shortest amount of time possible. The only person I'm trying to beat is myself by putting down better times whether at the strip or on the track. I know when I go back out to the track this year it will be a little more difficult with everything happening a little quicker since I will have all of my bolt-ons installed & the car tuned, providing about 100whp/tq increase over stock.
 

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For me its not about winning or losing, but becoming a better driver in the shortest amount of time possible. The only person I'm trying to beat is myself by putting down better times whether at the strip or on the track. I know when I go back out to the track this year it will be a little more difficult with everything happening a little quicker since I will have all of my bolt-ons installed & the car tuned, providing about 100whp/tq increase over stock.
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Bremerton is a good place to start. LOL. ****! I grew up there. On that track! Every weekend! Ill come out and support ya. My daughters went with me last year and they said there wasnt enough HOT guys! So I maybe limited:rofl:
 

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I haven't decided if I'm going to do any BSCC events this year or not. I like running with the WWSCC so much better. Bremerton Motorsports Park is pretty much on borrowed time and autox courses can't include the taxiway anymore, so what was a fun site is now far inferior to Sanderson in Shelton and the Hampton Mill site in Packwood, at least in my opinion. Considering that Bremerton isn't very close to me I may go to a race or two there, but probably not many.

As for local clubs, we have a very strong SCCA region, including several past and present national champions. The Bremerton Sports Car Club operates at Bremerton Motorsports Park exclusively, but they run a professional outfit, never feels like a circus unlike some smaller events I've been to. The Western Washington Sports Car Council organizes a slush series and championship series every year but they basically oversee the structure and smaller clubs in the area are responsible for their own events in the series. Personally I have the most fun at WWSCC events. The WWSCC website has the schedules of the NWR SCCA and WWSCC events posted, the BSCC website has the BSCC schedule.

If there are any further questions about autocrossing in Washington I can probably help answer them.

Satheian, don't worry about your class for now. You generally run a full season as a novice in novice class before you worry about moving into a "real" class. The only exception is if you started dominating the novice class, they may prod you to step up to a real class. If you're interested in classing your car for a club, we can do that fairly easily. You will laugh at how often minor mods throw you into tough classes, while fairly major mods don't. I didn't start autox until I had done a lot to my cars already and because of that I'm in fairly high classes with everything and I had trouble being competitive. Hopefully that will change once I shake some of the rust off, but it's hard telling how that will go in the different car. I actually have to class the new car, I'm not looking forward to that.
 

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You will laugh at how often minor mods throw you into tough classes, while fairly major mods don't.
Yeah, I swapped out the rear sway bar from a subaru outback onto my non-lifted legacy and went straight to ST where I got dominated my very first time out. The wagon handled like a dream (for what it was) but underpowered and overweight, especially when up against a prepped ST civic (89 or something).

Thanks for the info! And interesting that your novices don't compete against others their first season. We had a novice score 1000 points his second time out. He was then bumped out of novice haha. But, turned out he was a professional track racer.
 

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On my wife's Tiburon, the thing that got me was drilled and slotted rotors. Lol. Bumped me to DSP. Best part was that they did nothing to increase the braking potential on an autox course whatsoever. There are a few reasons why my Accent was bumped up to FSP, but far more why it's completely non competitive there. Lol. With the WWSCC I was bumped to Prepared C because I was running 16" wheels. Max diameter was 1" above the pathetic 14" stock wheels. No big deal if I was wheel shopping AFTER starting to autox. Oddly I'm competitive in Prepared C because most cars there are highly modified and not that reliable. I'm the only one with interior that runs in the class.
 

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Next Autocross event Feb. 27th at Sanderson Field in Shelton.

I will be there in either a red or blue Accent, I haven't decided yet. I'm leaning towards the red Accent.

More info here.

My run group registration runs from 7:30am-8:30am and first car on course will be about 9:00am.

There is also an afternoon run group registering from 11:30am-12:30pm with the first car on course around 1:00pm.

This is the first event of the WWSCC slush series, sort of the preseason for autocross in western Washington. It would be a good event to come out and participate in, or just to watch and see how it all works. I will be able to give ride alongs for anyone wanting to see what it's like on course at speed. If you're going to run in the event I can walk the course with you and give advice on how to improve your driving.
 

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I'll try to make it out as well.
I'll atleast do a ride along with Floyd if nothing else. maybe I can keep your outside tires planted for you. :p
 
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