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      08-02-2010, 10:23 PM   #1101
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Poor Cpt. Slow - His 430 gets vandalized and pounded on by the Stig! Classic! LOL

The 458 does sound like sex OMG!
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I can't believe what the 458 did compared to the 430, amazing
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I can't believe what the 458 did compared to the 430, amazing
Yeah and it edged out the atom in lap times which did upset me a little...

I know I am not the biggest ferrari fan, but the 458 did win me over.
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And only a tenth slower than the ENZO!
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The 458 was killer, loved how it destroyed the 430. Nothing makes my day like watching Sorry will not make it tonight, have class.
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yessss...The new Recaros are out...

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/06/r...ety-seat-line/

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Beemer - If I ever come over to visit you, I would like to see this in your kitchen...

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Storms are g$$d, very g$$d!
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      08-11-2010, 01:37 PM   #1114
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Where do you guys race? http://www.midamericamotorplex.com/2006/default.asp ? I want to take my car to the track but it seems like thats the only place to go, so has anyone been there? do a lot of people show up? what do I need to bring with me? and can a passanger ride with me?
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Where do you guys race? http://www.midamericamotorplex.com/2006/default.asp ? I want to take my car to the track but it seems like thats the only place to go, so has anyone been there? do a lot of people show up? what do I need to bring with me? and can a passanger ride with me?
We do track days there from time to time.

A passenger is not a good idea for your first time out unless it's someone with some knowledge. Lots to learn and lots can go wrong if you don't know whats going on. And if something does you need to know insurance won't cover anything that may happen. So taking it easy and getting good coaching the first few times is a good start. Lots of clubs offer driving schools and it's a great place to start.

You will need a SA rated helmet, and lots of water for you to drink. Torque wrench for wheels, a jack, and air pressure guage are all good things to have as well.


I also do Autocross which is local to here in des moines. It's a lot of fun and a great way to start out.

Here is a link to the local forum for that. Our next even is in two weeks at oskaloosa. Awesome site!!! They have loaner helmets and are great about getting newbies up and running. Highly recommend it.

http://forums.dmvrscca.org/forums/index.php
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Nice dude that sounds fun as hell. I want to get into autocross. Just didnt know how
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Nice dude that sounds fun as hell. I want to get into autocross. Just didnt know how
I won't be at the next one due to me being in Wisconsin but definitly go out. There are tons of helpful people there! If you go let me know and I will tell the organizer to put you with someone to help you get started.

Otherwise I'm designing the course and running the September event and would be happy to have you out there.
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OMG, how awesome is this. Shifter karts on RA!!

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This one is even crazier they lay down almost.....




I think I found a new thing to race in!
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OMG, how awesome is this. Shifter karts on RA!!

That looks fun as hell!
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I won't be at the next one due to me being in Wisconsin but definitly go out. There are tons of helpful people there! If you go let me know and I will tell the organizer to put you with someone to help you get started.

Otherwise I'm designing the course and running the September event and would be happy to have you out there.
Is autocross just like track but with cones? Do i have to slam the car in reverse and shit like that? I think ive seen that before. But I would like to try it
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Is autocross just like track but with cones? Do i have to slam the car in reverse and shit like that? I think ive seen that before. But I would like to try it
If you use reverse autocrossing you are doing something VERY wrong, lol. Plus a little hard on the transmission I would assume.

Yes they set up a track in a huge lot with cones and you run that. Fastest time is the goal and each cone you hit is a 2 second penalty.
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