View Full Version : autoX pix--NC/SC 3/9/03

03-10-2003, 08:13 AM
here are the pix (http://random.sykikchimp.org/autox3903) from the autoX at knights' stadium in SC (near charlotte) from this past weekend...

sykikchimp and MANY other 240s were out there this weekend cone dogding. got some videos of 240s, spec-vs, and some Zs that showed up (one that was actually a track model!).

e n J o y.

03-10-2003, 08:49 AM
blue240coupe's wing is HUGE!!!!!

nasty body kit in general. but what's under the hood? heh..

03-10-2003, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by dousan36
blue240coupe's wing is HUGE!!!!!

nasty body kit in general. but what's under the hood? heh..

Nothin.. he has a KA24E that he spray painted the valve cover silver. He didn't even take off the cover to paint it. there is silver paint on his breather hose. LOL

He also had one of those fake intercooler intakes.. LOL total ricer.

03-10-2003, 08:55 AM
and i thought there was hope..haha
i was giving him benefit of the doubt..oh well!

03-10-2003, 09:04 AM
...and to complete his ensemble, he had a 50shot of nos! rofl.

03-10-2003, 09:06 AM
I will say that he had a Place racing intake, and an S&S header.. so he was attempting, and he SAID he was getting a turbo for his KA24E.. but I had talked to this guy at LMS in August, and he said he wasn't going to turbo, because he didn't lkike turbos.

So.. I say RICE..

03-11-2003, 02:31 PM
mmm.. looks like fun! cant wait.. 2 more weeks till the next autox :D
whats y'all times? pretty good?

03-11-2003, 02:43 PM
you can see the results here:


it was my first Auto-x, this is me:
17 NSTS Charles Parsons NISSAN 240SX 0 0:40.607

03-11-2003, 03:43 PM
looks like a short course..
here, we have a ~100 sec course and lotsa straights.. so yes.. v8s dominate! LOL

03-11-2003, 03:52 PM
wow.. I know of several road courses that aren't that long. lol

03-12-2003, 10:30 AM
God, very nice, not only is their pics their are clips to, im dling most of them right now, owwn, and i agree with the icky body kit, ew

03-12-2003, 03:16 PM
nice pics, not that many 240's????

03-12-2003, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Saul240
nice pics, not that many 240's????

naw.. just 11 or 12 that I counted.. {/sarcasm} lol I didn't take pics of all of them.

03-14-2003, 05:53 AM
The black car with the red rims is my car.

03-14-2003, 08:00 AM
sweet! how'd you do? those wheels look awesome. :)

03-17-2003, 06:53 AM
Charles I am looking to go to my first auto-x here pretty soon so I have some questions:

1. How different is it from road racing
2. How did the 240 respond to the tight corners and such

03-17-2003, 07:52 AM
My impressions of autcrossing... mind you I did that first before hitting the track:

There is no rest between corners, every corner leads right into another. You more or less have to be set up for the last corner before you even leave the starting gate.

I autocrossed my GTI, which is heavier than the S13 and heavily biased towards understeer, and I did alright my first time out... My time was 2nd or 3rd from last, but I think I was the only novice there, and my car was on crappy all-season tires.

03-17-2003, 11:20 AM
It's only slightly different from RR.. same essentials are necessary:

look UP
be smooth
memorize the track

when you get there, after sign up, everyone will be out walking the track. just walk on over to the start line, and start walking. Imagine your driving your car, and try to imagine turn in, and apex points.

the main difference is sometimes when autoxing, you will not use all the track thats available because it will slow you down. setting up for the next apex quickly is key.

also VERY important to get fast times: FEWER steering inputs = Fastest way around course.

for example.. we had a section that was a slalom.. simply three cones in a row that you had to navigate around.. you could either enter right or left. so it would proceed: right, left, right, or left, right, left.. in this particular situation, the end of the slalom was a left turn. SO.. because of the left turn, optimal entrance into the slalom was LEFT.. because we would only turn the wheel twice instead of three times. once right, then once left.. if you enter right, you have to turn left, then right, then left agian.

remember, the person that goes fastest, had his steering wheel straight the most. :)