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Offline corax

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Sept 2 Riverdale RallyX
« on: Sep 07, 2017, 01:14:36 am »
Last weekend was the first RallyX that I've been to in awhile.  I started a month or so ago cleaning up some accident damage from before I bought the Celica and got a bit carried away building a new front crossmember and bumper - this work carried on right up until the night before I raced.

The course was larger than most RallyX's I've been to with a good mix of hardpack and knee-deep volcanic silt (the area was actually wiped clean of trees when Mt. St. Helens blew its top back in the 80's).  Before I went, I made a pledge to the rally gods that if I made the podium, I'd shave my beard . . . I'm still a hairy bastard, so that didn't happen, but much fun was had anyway.  Modified Rear Wheel Drive was the biggest class with 9 entries, and I placed 5th.  I was actually up to 3rd in class after the 3 daylight runs, but after the sun set and the LED lights came on, I lost a bit of time (biggest time loss was when I found the reverse gate in the trans trying to shift into 1st to avoid being stuck  :unsure:).  After being away from racing for so long, not a bad result :) 

The next race will be a mixed surface tarmac/dirt/gravel even toward the end of October.  Luckily, there isn't much work that I have to do between now and then - just rebuild the PS pump I toasted and made a better under-car skid plate than the one I have now

I promise, my car is in there somewhere

first of the night runs, before the sun set

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Re: Sept 2 Riverdale RallyX
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2017, 02:55:51 am »
Ooooooo, that looks fun!  Good photography too!

The GTS fender flares always have me picturing this kind of driving more than any street driving, though I'd guess the stock suspension wouldn't hold up very well to it.

RallyX is head-to-head or timed laps?
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Re: Sept 2 Riverdale RallyX
« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2017, 06:22:33 am »
Rx is just like Ax, but on dirt. Single driver, single lap, with FTD.
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Re: Sept 2 Riverdale RallyX
« Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2017, 02:06:39 pm »
pretty awesome
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