noddaz Reader
April 1, 2012 3:24 p.m.

Well, sort of anyway. Competed in the WDCR Autocross today and had a BLAST! My poor old 1986 GTi was running like it never ran before. Meanwhile my son was flogging my 1997 Jetta... The times I turned were, 1st run 78.224. Second run 69.600. Third run 63.302 and my final run was 62.489. Good enough to place me second.. (Out of three cars in my class...lol) Everyone was friendly and very helpful to my son and I and my son's friend. (Who ran in a different class...) A great time was had by all...

BBsGarage HalfDork
April 1, 2012 3:27 p.m.

Awesome!

Welcome to the fold.

mazdeuce New Reader
April 1, 2012 3:40 p.m.

It's......it's just fun, isn't it. Welcome to the insanity.

friedgreencorrado PowerDork
April 1, 2012 4:27 p.m.

You're more of a race car driver than someone who watches it on TV..

I might have to see if I can find a 16v GTI. I love my Corrado, but she's just too damn heavy (still has full interior, running on the same tires that got me there). Welcome to the madness!

Lesley UberDork
April 1, 2012 4:52 p.m.

Congratulations, and welcome to our newest addict.

BBsGarage HalfDork
April 1, 2012 4:54 p.m.
noddaz wrote: Everyone was friendly and very helpful to my son and I and my son's friend. (Who ran in a different class...) A great time was had by all...

Thats pretty much how it is all over............As long as your not walking around being "That Guy" that is.

jrw1621 PowerDork
April 1, 2012 5:04 p.m.

Welcome to autox!
When I first started autocrossing in the mid '90's the bible at the time was the VHS tape titled, "Autocrossing with Dick Turner" The wisdom from the mid '80's really has not changed. Through the magic of youtube this now out of print video can be viewed in eleven segments. http://www.youtube.com/user/EvolutionAutocrosser?feature=watch

Everything I would recommend can be found within.

mazdeuce New Reader
April 1, 2012 5:08 p.m.
jrw1621 wrote: Welcome to autox! When I first started autocrossing in the mid '90's the bible at the time was the VHS tape titled, "Autocrossing with Dick Turner" The wisdom from the mid '80's really has not changed. Through the magic of youtube this now out of print video can be viewed in eleven segments. http://www.youtube.com/user/EvolutionAutocrosser?feature=watch Everything I would recommend can be found within.

Holy cow! 10 minutes ago I was all bummed that my wife is out of town. Now I'm not so sad. Spending the evening watching 30 year old instructional autocross videos is something that is going to make her happy she's gone too.
Thanks!

jrw1621 PowerDork
April 1, 2012 5:37 p.m.

And, Mugen Integras and CRXs served before there was "rice."

Bookmark it and watch it again at least at the beginning of each season.

mazdeuce Reader
April 2, 2012 9:54 a.m.

Watched the video last night. Thank you very much for that. I have things to think about that I wasn't even thinking about before. Clearly, I'm not quite a race car driver.....yet.

friedgreencorrado PowerDork
April 2, 2012 5:50 p.m.
mazdeuce wrote: Watched the video last night. Thank you very much for that. I have things to think about that I wasn't even thinking about before. Clearly, I'm not quite a race car driver.....yet.

Hmm. There's numbers on the car, people keep score, and you're honest about having more to learn.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/mar/12/lewis-hamilton-f1-mclaren-melbourne

Sounds like a race driver to me!! (insert thumbs up icon here)

kazoospec Reader
April 2, 2012 6:31 p.m.

Welcome aboard! For even more fun, you and your son should co-drive the same car. Tends to put serious braggin' rights on the line.

Maroon92 MegaDork
April 2, 2012 6:43 p.m.

Jerry was a race car driver...

David S. Wallens Editorial Director
April 26, 2012 12:05 a.m.

Awesome. Sounds like you guys had a great time.

miataman86 Reader
April 26, 2012 4:31 p.m.

Awesome!

Tyler H Dork
April 27, 2012 9:45 a.m.
jrw1621 wrote: http://www.youtube.com/user/EvolutionAutocrosser?feature=watch Everything I would recommend can be found within.

Thanks for sharing...somehow I've managed to NOT see this video before. "All we're doing is turning money into noise." Words of wisdom right there.

miataman86 Reader
April 27, 2012 9:30 p.m.

I will be doing my first event in Sept. Cant wait for it!

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

Modern Day Track Junkie

14 hours ago in Articles

Christina Lam went from the sidelines to full-on track enthusiast in 8 simple steps.

2017 Audi A8 L

15 hours ago in New Car Reviews

When it comes to luxury sedans, Audis are usually front-runners. The A8 L is the biggest and maybe most comfortable ...

Slight Project Pause for Our BMW M3

17 hours ago in Project Cars

Few things slow down our project car progress more effectively than a broken arm.

Grassroots Motorsports Experience Ticket Renewals Have Been Sent

1 day ago in News

Check your inbox for our Grassroots Motorsports Experience renewals.

First Drive: Turbo ND MX-5

1 day ago in News

We hit the track with Flyin' Miata's latest power adder.

Project Turbo Miata: Fire Fighting

1 day ago in Project Cars

We transfer the fire system to our new Miata.

Vintage Views: GMC Syclone and Typhoon

2 days ago in Articles

All-wheel drive, turbo power and a Q-ship’s stealth.

Classic Motorsports Mitty Presented by Hagerty Celebrates Porsche

3 days ago in News

Gearhead heaven? We think it looks something like this.

Meet the Rebels Who Started the Cannonball Run

3 days ago in News

Relive those desperado days through movie excerpts, and hear the real facts and wild stories from the legends themselves.

This Weekend at the Mitty: The Ultimate Auto Festival

6 days ago in News

Gates open this Friday for the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta.

ND Miata Turbo Kits Now Available!

6 days ago in News

Add 70 horsepower and 70 ft.-lbs!

What's the Plan, Man?

1 week ago in Articles

Thoughts on our racing plan for the year.

OUR SPONSORS

Birthdays

Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More
vn9vyCTMOaG8jKv2rIT0vCHtcGvouJ5N