Wow, what a great day. Thanks to everyone for all the help and advice, especially Mike and Brian who rode with me and gave me a lot of pointers. It was a big learning day for me and I am going to continue learning as much as I can while I have some great fun. I am absolutely hooked. I was so wound up I had trouble sleeping last night.
Great group of people.
M coupe (... drool.... ):
Randy, I never got a chance to track you down and say hello, but I got some nice HDvideo of you running the course - I got several cars from the first run group on about 3rd run. (I just have to figure out how I can break up the 250GB files I have. I can't even play them back on my anemic computer - let alone edit them. Time for some more RAM.) Beautiful M coupe. I'd love to get a ride along with you sometime to experience the mighty S54 engine in a small package. You love your car a lot more now don't you?
First time I've ever been #1 PAX overall!
And, you did it on your 3rd fastest run (cones on the 2 under 40seconds) - thanks for the ride along tips. [Y] I think I need to buy some cones and find an empty lot to practice not getting behind on my slaloms...
Andy Ucter wrote:
also noting.. i think a real winner yesterday was LUKE.. something like 1.5 seconds behind in STU raw times.. for someone as green as he is, is an accomplishment!
The New STU guys:
Luke (DRAG) and Nick (Locked) both had great runs in STU. Nick, do you have any previous experience? Or, are you just naturally great at it (isn't this like your 2nd event?). You guys are kicking my butt - moving to STU is going to be rough. I think at least Luke should leave and go to Xclass [:P]
It was a great event. Too many people though - I wanted another run or two!!
Mrs. The Nebulizer:
I forced Mrs. The Nebulizer to ride with me (I have been telling her all offseason that she had to ride with me one time). She was surprisingly quiet through the run, then afterwards she opened her eyes - then her mouth... and told me I am no longer allowed to do this. I am going to kill someone or myself and destroy my car... She struggled to watch the next 2 runs I did from the sidelines... I did get her to watch the video later though - so maybe she will come around a bit.
Mod Talk in front of the wives:
This almost warranted a thread of its own... no talk of mods in front of Mrs. The Nebulizer!!! (Remember: my car is totally stock!!! I haven't wasted any money on it and autocross doesn't eat up tires - they were already old and worn out...) Come on guys, we have to support each other... [:P]