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Last Post 12 Jul 2002 04:42 AM by  Alex Tziortzis
Peru National Tour Results!
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08 Jul 2002 10:53 AM
    Congrats to those who won, and raced! Looked like a fun event!
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    09 Jul 2002 07:32 AM
    If you were there you would have killed us...The course was just what the cobra needs, wide open throttle... Not a lot of skill involved. It also helps to have a good set of rear tires.... On the first day, I did not...


    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Dave Schotz:
    [b]Congrats to those who won, and raced! Looked like a fun event!
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    09 Jul 2002 08:24 AM
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by autoxn:
    [b]The course was just what the cobra needs, wide open throttle... Not a lot of skill involved. [/b]


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    09 Jul 2002 08:57 AM
    Dayum... Mike just broke it down for me... 'Not a lot of skill involved' SCCAForums Image

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    You don't need rear tires if you still won!! SCCAForums Image

    But great job to you... and Karen for taking 2nd place!!

    Peace,

    Dave

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    09 Jul 2002 11:12 AM
    It actually took a lot of skill, just not the same type we typically use in most autocrosses. Riding the fast, razor thin edge in a Z06 without going over the cliff was a tough job. You typically think of a speed maintenance autox course in terms of a CS Miata, the Peru event had Z06 speed maintenance courses! It's no wonder "Mr Smooth" won the SS class. The lower HP cars were probably bored to death, but it was a blast in a Z06. The Z06's don't often get so many corners where we're continuously carrying max lateral g's at the top of 2nd gear. It was also nice to have drag style starts for a change, instead of the usual 90 deg start turn. The most fun I've ever had doing such a lousy driving job.

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    09 Jul 2002 11:36 AM
    WOW!! That does sound fun!!! I love courses like that!

    Peace!

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    09 Jul 2002 03:21 PM
    The Lower HP cars weren't so bored...I can attest to that.

    Not often does someone get to just stand on it
    for so long in an Autocross...
    As for the no skill comment...It wasn't luck that the winners had..skill is involved..

    So which way was faster on saturday going left or going right(first slalom)
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    09 Jul 2002 05:58 PM
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by EricF:
    [b]So which way was faster on saturday going left or going right(first slalom)[/b]


    Right



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    09 Jul 2002 09:57 PM
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by nxracer:
    [b] Right

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    I think RIGHT was faster too, but some said left. Seems to have something to do with the power and stick of the cars. The higher hp cars went right, the lower ones (and ones that were light with big stick) went left.
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    11 Jul 2002 11:22 PM
    right was definitely faster, thanks to Mike Johnson for pointing it out to us before our last run, then I had to go and tip the first cone over with the rear wheel ... dohhh!

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    12 Jul 2002 04:42 AM
    That is why optional slaloms do not belong in national level competition where you get only 3 runs on one course.

    I finally took the right side of the slalom on my last run, the way it was set up, at the exit you get confused into thinking the gate after the last cone was also a slalom cone, so that run was garbage. Wish I had did all 3 runs on the right.

    I hope we don't see that crap at nationals.
    (we havent in the last 7 years that I have been going).

    Alex
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