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PostSubject: Autocross in Morgantown   Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:41 pm

Saw over on WVMotorsports there will be autocross in Morgantown this Sunday (10/30) at 10am. Ruby parking lot.

I've never done it before, but I'm definitely going to give it a try. Anyone else want to join?
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:41 pm

Not sure what I will be doing, i may stop in to take pics. Who is sponsoring it?
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:48 pm

Mon Valley Sports Car Club (don't know any details on that club). $10 to race, I assume watching will be free. Probably a bit of distance between the course and the spectators, but if you have a long-ish lens you'll be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:19 pm

I went last year and watched. It was very informal. I was standing right next to the cars at the starting line. There were some cool cars there. I was there in the SC but didn't want to run. The lot was dirty and it was cold. Cold is normally good for the SC but my supercharger belt was slipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:33 am

I think I am going to try it. Just gotta decide what tires I want to use. No matter what I will probably be overpowered for a tight autocross track.


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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:33 pm

I'm probably taking my Evo for that reason. It's on Advans that are nice and sticky and the car has a little less power. Plus AWD doesn't spin so bad getting up to speed after turns.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:24 pm

Looks like the car is acting okay after the torque converter so I should be joining in on this too. Attempt to get the wife in on taking some pictures/video.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:29 pm

As of right now, I am going to try and make it and shoot some of the FCP members rides while autocrossing.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:20 pm

hmmmm, I just might try to sneak Foxrod out and give it a shot!
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:39 pm

i live right next door. ill prolly be there at some point.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:52 pm

I was a tight course last year. It was on that small lot up the hill from the main lot and next to the street.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:39 am

Im planning to be there still, plans have not been diverted yet lol..
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:53 pm

A buddy of mine will be there with his convertible Foxbody with a full suspension. I have to come to the autox because I beat him on the strip and now he wants a shot at beating me in the turns lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:55 pm

look like I will be getting to use a 500mm lens at this track, so I am planning on being there for sure.

I will shoot everyone from FCP that races with it cause I love ya.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Nice. How did you manage that one?


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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:04 pm

dlinsbeck wrote:
Nice. How did you manage that one?



I know folks in High Places lol..
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:08 pm

ScottHofferPhotography wrote:
look like I will be getting to use a 500mm lens at this track, so I am planning on being there for sure.

I will shoot everyone from FCP that races with it cause I love ya.

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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:10 pm

ScottHofferPhotography wrote:
dlinsbeck wrote:
Nice. How did you manage that one?



I know folks in High Places lol..

Don't you mean distant! places... lol


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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:14 pm

There's a good chance I'll be there to watch. The front brake rotors in the Crown Vic are warped and I can't afford to fix it now, so I don't want to make them worse. And the Beetle doesn't handle. So, my competition opportunities are non-existant, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:52 pm

I plan on being there as well. Does anyone know where you can find any other information about this, like registration / rules / etc...?
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:21 am

bobdogwv wrote:
I plan on being there as well. Does anyone know where you can find any other information about this, like registration / rules / etc...?



Rules? lol.. there are rules?

Im glad your coming. I wanna see that beast autocross.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:59 am

Said rules will be kept to a minimum.

$10 to race. You MUST have a helmet, but it doesn't have to be the appropriate type (ie I will be wearing a motorcycle helmet).
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:34 am

What are the plans in the event it rains/snows?
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:38 am

lol.. supposed to have 8 inches of snow in Preston County.
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PostSubject: Re: Autocross in Morgantown   Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:40 am

I was just wondering, the PCA host a good many of these events and the require you have a Snell helmet, a DOT one wont be allowed. All I have is a DOT helmet. They also have people that do car inspections for many of the following things to allow you to enter.


Safety
General

The addition
of safety equipment including but not limited to roll bars,
roll cages, fire extinguisher (2.5 lb min. ABC or BC type)
with metal bracket mounted to a metal surface and accessible
from belted seating position, seat belts/safety harnesses,
harness guide bars, steering wheels, aftermarket seat is permitted
and recommended.





Roll
bars are recommended for cabriolets.


No
drugs or alcoholic beverages are permitted at the event.


No
Passengers are allowed.


An
adult must accompany children at all times.


Dogs
must be leashed, where permitted.


Helmets

All drivers
and instructors must wear helmets. Helmets must be Snell ’95
approved or newer (M or SA rated). SA rating is recommended.
DOT helmets are not permitted. A limited number of loaner
helmets are available for the day. All drivers should invest
in their own helmet.


Clothing

Long sleeve
shirts and long pants are suggested. Acceptable fabrics are
natural fibers (cotton, wool, silk.) Open toed shoes, sandals
and bare feet are not permitted. Rubber soled shoes (sneakers,
etc.) are recommended. Driving shoes and gloves as well as
fire resistant clothing is recommended but not required.


Seat
belts


All cars
must have metal-to-metal seat belts, securely anchored. All
drivers must wear belts.


Windows

The drivers
side windows shall remain fully down during a run, passenger
windows may be fully up or fully down.


Cleaning
out your car, glove box and trunk


Loose
objects inside the trunk, passenger compartment and glove
box must be removed from the car. Loose objects include cell
phones, change, paper, garbage, cups, floor mats, etc. In
other words everything must be removed from your car.


The spare
tire need not be removed if it is securely fastened. The battery
must be securely fastened as well.


Pit
& Paddock Area


All cars
are to be parked within the designated pit & paddock area,
except for vehicles used by timing, safety, and the Autocross
Committee.


There
is no speeding in the pit & paddock area. Any driver speeding
in the pit or paddock area may be disqualified from the event
at the discretion of the Chairman or Committee. Please no
speeding in the general vicinity of the event.


Tire warming
is not permitted.
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