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Texas SPOKES is having an Autocross this coming Sunday February 6th. Is anyone planning on attending? Let me know as I would love to see some Gencoupe folks there.

I just completed my first ever autox this last weekend with the Texas A&M Sports Car Club and it was a blast.

It is amazing how many people are interested in the Gen Coupe. Gave many rides and let a few drive. People are blown away by the performance.

Hope to get some more GC's out to AutoX so just drop me a PM if anyone is interested.
 

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Texas SPOKES is having an Autocross this coming Sunday February 6th. Is anyone planning on attending? Let me know as I would love to see some Gencoupe folks there.

I just completed my first ever autox this last weekend with the Texas A&M Sports Car Club and it was a blast.

It is amazing how many people are interested in the Gen Coupe. Gave many rides and let a few drive. People are blown away by the performance.

Hope to get some more GC's out to AutoX so just drop me a PM if anyone is interested.
I'm interested, but need some more info.

Is this group affiliated with the SCCA? I see a link on the page you listed. I am an SCCA member, hence why I asked. Also, does this mean event prices follow the general SCCA structure to run or is it different. Third, I saw the event location/date listed on the page, but did not see a map of the track setup like what our local Greater Houston SCCA chapter provides so that you can become aware of the course layout before the track walk. Any clue about that?

Like I said, just need more info.
 

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I'm interested, but need some more info.

Is this group affiliated with the SCCA? I see a link on the page you listed. I am an SCCA member, hence why I asked. Also, does this mean event prices follow the general SCCA structure to run or is it different. Third, I saw the event location/date listed on the page, but did not see a map of the track setup like what our local Greater Houston SCCA chapter provides so that you can become aware of the course layout before the track walk. Any clue about that?

Like I said, just need more info.
Hey Bill, I posted your questions in our TAMSCC forums. Hope to have an answer for you today.
 

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Hey Bill, I posted your questions in our TAMSCC forums. Hope to have an answer for you today.
here you go Bill,

No they are not directly affiliated with the SCCA. Though many members are SCCA members for Nationals, Divisionals, ect. I dont get the cost question exactly but it is $25 for non-spokes members. You get a $5 discount for being a member which I think is $40 a year but I cant remember. There is no track map. You have to learn everything from the course walk.

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I think I understand your question now. You do not have to be a member to drive like the SCCA, you just pay $5 extra.
 

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That's kind of what I meant. For SCCA members at SCCA functions, you only pay $30 or so bucks for course day and volunteer via shifts. If you want to run the course and are not a member is it is $50 I believe but still doable.

Do you need to pre-register or is it just sign up on site?
 

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Also, what are the safety equipment requirements?
 

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Also, what are the safety equipment requirements?
I pre-registered via https://axwaresystems.com
All you need is a helmet I think. I am not sure if they have loaners or not.
Plus the simple Tech inspection.

I also got this message from one of the club members which really interested me.

"Spokes has some fantastic drivers and great instruction for novice so it is always a good group to attend. I think 9 of the top 10 pax from yesterdays ATM event were Spokesters. If you do attend, you may want to offer a co-drive to Eric Jones or at least ask him to ride with you for input. He piloted a Genesis at Nationals last year and should have won the National Championship. They had a fuel injector issue and he lost it by .013 seconds.
I'll be at the Spokes event in a white Miata (UTSYCO plates). The SPOKES Prez will be co-driving my car as well in SSM. Come find us and ride along. 33SSM/313SSM
Jeff Warden"

So that might be fun to check out his ride. Hope you can make it down, Bill.
 

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Good times, good times...

Here is some vid from my first ever attempt.

 

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...and I am definitely down. Need to relieve some stress from lately...
 

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I am going to register with SCCA tonight. The track in Houston looks fast. I look forward to stealing some tips from you Bill.
 

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I am going to register with SCCA tonight. The track in Houston looks fast. I look forward to stealing some tips from you Bill.
LOL, I am new to it to. The video is the one and only track time I did from this past fall for SCCA Auto Cross. I have some additional experience, but that is from a couple of times on "True" tracks designed for racing.

As for the track in the video, it is a really cool setup. It is actually the test course for the Houston Police Dept. that is a figure eight.
 

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How much track time does one get at these events?
 

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How much track time does one get at these events?
Normally 4 timed runs, sometimes more. Then after the heats are over they usually open the track up to fun runs, which is basically get in line and run till they shut it down. They do keep the timers running for fun runs.
 

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Normally 4 timed runs, sometimes more. Then after the heats are over they usually open the track up to fun runs, which is basically get in line and run till they shut it down. They do keep the timers running for fun runs.
That's better than the SCCA Events. We usually have so many people sign up that we run three heats with 3 to 4 runs per person per heat. So, it plays out that you run with one heat, you volunteer for track duties one heat, and you have one heat off to get lunch or chill or whatever.
 

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One good bit of news is that the weather looks like it will be absolutely perfect with sunny, low 70's and a light wind.
 

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Also, I want to invite you guys out to College Station on February 20th.
The Texas A&M Sports Car Club is hosting their 2nd AutoCross of the season.
If you haven't done much AutoX ( like me ), this is a great place to start.

It isn't as crowded as a SCCA Metro type event but plenty of good drivers.
That ensures you get lots of track time. The cost is cheap, 15 bucks for non TAMSCC members. That buys you four timed heats and unlimited fun track time at the end of the day.

Be great to have some other Coupes come up and hang out. Heck I will even buy the dinner after :) As long as not too many show up, lol.

I will probably post this up on the forums as its own thread in a couple of days.
 

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Also, I want to invite you guys out to College Station on February 20th.
The Texas A&M Sports Car Club is hosting their 2nd AutoCross of the season.
If you haven't done much AutoX ( like me ), this is a great place to start.

It isn't as crowded as a SCCA Metro type event but plenty of good drivers.
That ensures you get lots of track time. The cost is cheap, 15 bucks for non TAMSCC members. That buys you four timed heats and unlimited fun track time at the end of the day.

Be great to have some other Coupes come up and hang out. Heck I will even buy the dinner after :) As long as not too many show up, lol.

I will probably post this up on the forums as its own thread in a couple of days.
Heck, how could a former Ag and CS liver not try to go. I will see what I can do.
 

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I'm in TBrown.

What and where do I need to do?

Thanks.
 

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I'm in TBrown.

What and where do I need to do?

Thanks.
You could pre-register, but I would just wait till the day of and be there a bit earlier to fill out the additional page of paper work.
 
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