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twotone's First Autocross!
« on: Aug 05, 2019, 02:32:36 am »
Every summer, the Kettering Firebirds club hosts autocross events at the local speedway in Clio, MI. It's been a number of years since I last drove in one of these events, mostly down to not having a car with me at school. Well, I finally brought the Celica out, and had so much fun. Drove a total of 8 runs, and clocked a personal best time of 0:52.023! I'm not sure how that stacks up against my friends and classmates, but I'll find out soon. Enjoy these clips of me driving! Yes, I was playing eurobeat from a mixtape I made. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Lb-qmzVo0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzzNGlvCP8
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Re: twotone's First Autocross!
« Reply #1 on: Aug 06, 2019, 06:48:57 pm »
Another video of an external view:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_rjxEW6wsA
'84 Celica GT - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 22R-E delete, TRD 2-way LSD, Konig Rewind 15x7 +0mm, zenki taillights, '98 Camry cassette player for maximum a e s t h e t i c

'91 Miata - Daily/Track (235k); the driver's perfect roadster; BP-5A 1.8L swap, NB Koni x Ground Control coilovers, GWR endlinks, FM sway bars, HD Deuce rollbar


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Re: twotone's First Autocross!
« Reply #2 on: Aug 07, 2019, 12:28:45 am »
Neat! I really should look into some auto-x with my MR2, it should do pretty well.
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Re: twotone's First Autocross!
« Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2019, 12:33:34 am »
Yeah, that short wheelbase and quick steering should do it some good! I honestly suffered in the slower areas because of my slow ratio manual steering rack and big steering wheel. I had to do so much work just to get the car pointed where I wanted it.

These are the official times from the day. I came somewhere in the middle! Honestly I wasn't going all out, but it's been so long since I last went to an autocross it felt like my first time again.

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Re: twotone's First Autocross!
« Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2019, 08:11:53 am »
Smoked a GT-R....

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Re: twotone's First Autocross!
« Reply #5 on: Aug 27, 2019, 07:36:41 am »
Looked like you had fun. Especially with the Eurobeat blasting :heh:
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Re: twotone's First Autocross!
« Reply #6 on: Aug 27, 2019, 04:49:35 pm »
Hahah it sure was! :laugh:
'84 Celica GT - Phase 2 In Progress! (159k); W58 5-speed swap, Koni x Swift x T3 suspension, 22R-E delete, TRD 2-way LSD, Konig Rewind 15x7 +0mm, zenki taillights, '98 Camry cassette player for maximum a e s t h e t i c

'91 Miata - Daily/Track (235k); the driver's perfect roadster; BP-5A 1.8L swap, NB Koni x Ground Control coilovers, GWR endlinks, FM sway bars, HD Deuce rollbar


 

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