View Full Version : my first AutoX goin down this weekend!

06-17-2008, 03:04 AM
as i says i signed up for an autox this weekend!
and well its my first!!
so im pretty excited!

ill be havin sum friends takin lots of pics n vids hopefully!

well any adivice u can give to a newb?
ive gotten sum so far..
but anything helps

06-17-2008, 03:47 AM
Walk the course, a lot. That'll be number one. Number 2 is ask for help.

06-17-2008, 03:55 AM
As Joey said, make sure you get lots of course walks. Go on the novices' tutorial one if they have it there. For driving advice, remember slow in, fast out, smooth hands, and look two gates ahead.

But absolutely most important, have fun! :bigthumbu

06-17-2008, 07:51 AM
Seat time makes the biggest difference. But one big thing I notice is people over cooking into tight turns. Remember, you can't make a slow corner a fast one by going quicker.

Don't stab the gas, roll into it.

You want to turn before you get to the cone, not at it or, even worse, after it.

Keep you head up, like Hiko said, at least 2 gates ahead.

Smooth hands, try to avoid going from static load (going straight) to loaded too quickly (start your turn slower and quicken your steering into it).

If you start understeering get off the gas and dial back the steering, turning more will just give you more understeer. You just have to wait it out.

Brake in a straight line.

Check your tire pressures and adjust them based on how they feel. If you've can get some tire chalk mark the tires on the outside edges to see if they're rolling over. If they are up the pressures. If they aren't rolling over you can probably go lower for more grip but at the same time you can also add pressure to whichever end of the car to want to lose traction first. You want more oversteer add pressure to the rear or vice versa.

06-18-2008, 08:41 PM
thanks guys...
im pretty excited
i cant wait!

i think all of the other questions i have,
i just need seat time..

06-19-2008, 04:09 AM
was it hard to get in to the events? JW

06-19-2008, 06:22 AM
nah...just signed up and fork over da money.. its a local event..
in flagstaff, az

06-23-2008, 12:28 AM
well wow!!!
all i can say is that im hooked on autox now!!!!
improved 5sec from my first run!!!!

define learned actions of tire psi!!
ran 35 in front and 33 in back!!
worked really well fo me!!!

dnf goin all out on my last run...was my fastest run but i got a lil to loose
at the finish!!!

got sum pics n vid ill post a lil later...

but wut a rush!!

06-23-2008, 04:34 AM


06-24-2008, 02:22 PM
thats awesome ! i wanna get in to that now!!! good job!

06-24-2008, 09:43 PM
this would have been my fastest run if i didnt knock out the cone...
but this one was my last run so i pushed it a lil mo...

try it out!!!
u wont regreat it!!
everyone there was helpfull
got to get a ride along in a viper!!!
an sti that felt like it was on rails!!!

it was awsome!!