March 11, 2007

Autocrossing again.

Well allright, winter must be over because I saw a guy in shorts at the 40 degree, make that 28 degree with wind chill factor, autocross today at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

Nobody cared how cold it was, I don't think anyone really cared how they did, everyone wanted to just run their cars after the long winter.

I had a great time but I was also reminded why after 3 seasons of running almost every autocross available, last year I ran in only one...happily. I don't want to knock autocrossing in any way, it's just that you have to be in the right frame of mind to get into it and I'm not there right now.
I think a big factor for me is the lack of a really good venue in the whole of the Tri-State area.

That being said I had fun sliding around the M Coupe, now propelled by a shorter 3.46 rear end ratio, on three year old Kumho V710 that still refuse to show any sign of cord. BadBadM and I were contemplating doing a Jeremy Clarkson on them with a catapult and a shotgun...

The video is not from my best run, you can see how little grip there is as I miss the first slalom cones by about 6 miles, I did like the end though a good save from a nasty tank slapper and I hit neither cones nor the timing lights. Weeeee!


photos AC and BadBadM

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