Monthly Archives: March 2013

Autocross Tips 201: Part 1

When I mention “smooth” it’s not a reference to Sade, Santana, or God forbid Michael Jackson!

When I mention “smooth” it’s not a reference to Sade, Santana, or God forbid Michael Jackson! However, if it helps you to think of gliding through a course with ease than go ahead and do it (no moon walking please- that's for drifters:)). An autocross course is a series of turns and straights that go from the start to the finish line in one fluid motion. Think of taking what appears to be an abrupt turn and arch or smooth it out so that you ‘flow’ through it- creating a perfect driving...

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Autocross Tips 101: Part 1

Being prepared and having a great day at an autocross event starts the day before.
Being prepared and having a great day at an autocross event starts the day before.
Step #1 Clean your car! No, you don’t have to wash it but you have to get rid of all the loose stuff in there. Remove everything but the essentials including your floor mats.
Step #2 Create a checklist of everything you need to bring to the event (and keep it for each event to follow)- it should include food and plenty to drink, proper clothing and protection for the expected weather, pre-registering (do this days before...
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