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How often do you guys hit third gear and have to downshift autoX'ing. Not often I bet. After this third gear run we droe straight into a slalom and had to slow down quite substantially.
It was an amazing course cept I got killed by a turboed Honda.
http://www.goodhumorracing.com/cincy/2003_pe2/ for pictures of the event.








[Modified by Lofi, 4:13 PM 4-14-2003]
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Lofi)

The KY Speedway is up by florence isn't it? I've never been up there, looks like fun
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Silly_me)

ACtually it is between Louisville and Florence on I71.
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Lofi)

Heh! Even closer than I thought
I dont get out often
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Silly_me)

Was that the OH SCCA club that ran up there? I don't think the louisville chapter has any events there... don't know about the Lexington chapter (central KY).
Most autoxs here are held at pappa john's cardinal stadium or at UPS.
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Silly_me)

Yeah the Cincy region.
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Lofi)

You were running pretty damn quick down there. I was running the Black GTI VR6. That street mod turbo SI is seriously fast though. If you get the chance come on up and run with us in the Cincy region.
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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (StealthVR6GTI)

Yeah and you beat my car by about .155 seconds on your last run.
I didn't feel like adjusting my car too much as I was too damn cold. But you cincy guys seem allright. I might make a run or two this year but am committed to running WOR this year.
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Lofi)

With the 4k and 13x8's on my FSP Scirocco, we hit it almost every event. Once course last season required TWO (damn) trips into 3rd. I don't have a problem with going to 3rd, but making the downshift smoothly gets tricky if you have to do it coming out of a slalom and right into a tight turn.
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (B3VR6)

Yeah I gotta check my tranny to see what code it is, but at 70mph on the freeway I'm pulling about 4k on the tach. I've hit third before but rarely like this. I was out of second gear starting off on the straightaway. I'd estimate that the Z06s were hitting damn near 90+ MPH before the slalom. But that slalom came up quick and tough. I almost spun it into the fence on one run, but didn't stall the engine.
Wicked fast. I just wish I was faster.
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Lofi)

Third? Heck, I am happy to get into second with our tiny parking lot.
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (nielksj)

Well there was one there last Sunday, but the next autox will be held on June 01.
You can pre-register for this event here http://www.myautoevents.com/pl...d=624



Modified by Lofi at 8:58 AM 5-7-2003
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Lofi)

Lofi you should check out the Cincy Sports Car Club, we run at Scarlet Oaks and have a great group of VW guys show up every month...
http://cincyautox.org/
Look forward to seeing you there. I generally don't do Cincy SCCA events due to time constraints.


Modified by Ron P at 4:33 AM 5-9-2003
 

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Re: AutoX from the Kentucky speedway. Full 3rd gear endeavour!!! (Ron P)

Yeah I heard about those guys... I'm running with WOR region. And that's about all the time I have for this stuff. (wife's 6+ months pregnant) I really enjoy the people I'm running with. I've just found a good group of people who don't make fun of my S**T.
 
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