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Thread: 2018 WNY-SCCA auto-x (Ralph Wilson Stadium & Seneca Army Depot) Schedule

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    There will be a regional Falken Tire contingency program for WNY-SCCA. There will be tires for both regular and Novice. Details to follow, give me a couple days, I just wanted to get the word out as it is tire ordering season.

    The RT615K+ has been refreshed this year with newer compounds, they are $100 off on a set of (4) on tirerack.

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...enis+RT615K%2B

    The FK453 and FK510 are good "less serious" tires.
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    Next Sunday, April 23rd, Event 1.

    One of the better introductory videos that I've seen:

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    Who really cares about mother's day anyways?

    This Sunday May 14th, low attendance = more runs?
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    I'm going i hate my mom lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wahoo View Post
    I'm going i hate my mom lol
    I was sick last event and was too out of it to put together that the only guy driving a GTO was also the guy on nyspeed that had a GTO and was saying that he was going to the event.


    Bump for Sunday June 4th.
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    I'm getting the autocross bug again. Might have to bring the CC out and see how it does since I don't have anything fast to play with anymore. 2012 VW CC 2.0T. Bone stock. No CC's listed in the classing book but since it's internationally know as the Passat CC I'm guessing it falls into GS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayS View Post
    I'm guessing it falls into GS?
    Sure, seems about right.

    But just to be sure it gets classed properly why not stage 3 apr tune, a better diff, coilovers, and some Hoosiers, and then we can be certain it belongs in SMF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairgentleman Z View Post
    I was sick last event and was too out of it to put together that the only guy driving a GTO was also the guy on nyspeed that had a GTO and was saying that he was going to the event.


    Bump for Sunday June 4th.
    Yeah sucked my intake pipe popped off my MAF/air filter on the 5th and 6th run so I didn't do all 8

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    Today I'm going with a friend bump

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    Event 4 New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY: July 16th
    OOR 1 Xerox Building 208 in Webster, NY: July 23rd

    CNY has what looks to be a nice site this year, I haven't been out to it yet, next is August 13th:
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    it has been years since i have been to a autoX event. do i need to pre register? I want to go on the 16th. i have to decide if i should bring my gutted A8L with the slowest steering rack in history, or bring my 2015 A6 which is a lot heavier and slower but has fast steering.
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    You don't have to pre-reg, but it makes things a lot easier in the morning. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events...rn-york-421991

    A8 sounds more fun, A6 would be easier to pick out a car or two to gauge competitiveness.

    Doubt the steering is slower than some of the late 60's cars that show up from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairgentleman Z View Post
    You don't have to pre-reg, but it makes things a lot easier in the morning. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events...rn-york-421991

    A8 sounds more fun, A6 would be easier to pick out a car or two to gauge competitiveness.

    Doubt the steering is slower than some of the late 60's cars that show up from time to time.
    My girlfriend's sister went and had here baby this weekend so we had to go start and a baby for hours on sunday, i am bummed i really wanted to go


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    I should have brought this up earlier, but FLR is hosting a night auto-x. First car off at 7 and finish around midnight?

    https://www.motorsportreg.com/events...r-lakes-960797
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    2017 FLR Solo Event - Marketplace Mall

    REGISTRATION IS FROM 5:00-6:30 PM

    Introducing our new venue, Marketplace Mall in Henrietta!

    It is the lot to the right of the old Macy's store, closest to the corner of Hyland and Jefferson

    Registration is open from 5-6:30

    Please click continue to see registration details and fees as well as a full event schedule.

    All Fees will be collected at the event during registration check-in. We will accept credit cards at onsite registration.

    If you pay in cash or check payable to 'FLR-SCCA' you will receive a $2 discount off the registration fee.
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    Next Sunday.

    And we have Seneca Army Depot back.
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    Where can I find a rulebook? I'd like to give it a shot sometime this summer. I don't want to go crazy at a national track like Watkins Glen until I get some seat time. Autocross sounds like a better fit for me. My car had Trofeo-R's on it but now has Potenza's on it. Anything I should do to prep the car better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairgentleman Z View Post
    ... And we have Seneca Army Depot back.
    Woah, nice one! Someone greased some skids

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelster View Post
    Where can I find a rulebook? I'd like to give it a shot sometime this summer. I don't want to go crazy at a national track like Watkins Glen until I get some seat time. Autocross sounds like a better fit for me. My car had Trofeo-R's on it but now has Potenza's on it. Anything I should do to prep the car better?
    If your car is stock, then it is F Street "FS". Best prep is stock and work on the nut behind the wheel, most mods will put you in a higher class without any real advantage. There is another guy there with a 1LE, usually he wins street class.

    Trofeo-Rs would have taken you out of "Street" class because they are what 60 TW? Street is now 200 TW and above.

    There are 3 classes for the Camaro to be competitive in:
    FS (F street) - mostly stock, but can replace shocks but not springs, +/- 1" wheel diameter (same width), any 200 TW tire.
    STP (Street Touring P) - almost no limit on suspension springs (gotta keep stock mounting), light power mods, wider wheels, any 200 TW tire.
    CAM-C (Classic American Muscle C) - no limit on suspension, no limit on power, any 200 TW tire.

    Quick rules: https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net...pdf?1485463261

    Long rules: https://www.scca.com/downloads/40392...duced/download
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    I traded in my 1LE and picked up a '15 Z/28. It comes from the factory with Trofeo R's. The dealer swapped them for Potenza's. I'm not sure which tire exactly is on it now. A quick look shows some Potenza's at 140 tw, and others at 280 tw. Would suck to get bumped to a tougher class with a bone stock car though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelster View Post
    ... bumped to a tougher class...
    Honestly, if you haven't done Auto-X before don't sweat the classing, tires, blah, blah, blah.

    Just go, let them do the nerd work and have fun learning & driving the course. Don't worry about competing until later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelster View Post
    I traded in my 1LE and picked up a '15 Z/28. It comes from the factory with Trofeo R's. The dealer swapped them for Potenza's. I'm not sure which tire exactly is on it now. A quick look shows some Potenza's at 140 tw, and others at 280 tw. Would suck to get bumped to a tougher class with a bone stock car though.
    OK, the Z/28 is:

    "AS" with no mods (but need 200TW tires).
    "SSR" with no mods (and any tire on stock width wheels)
    "STP" not eligible, because it is too awesome
    "CAM" still eligible.

    Honestly if the only thing you have is 140TW, and it's your first year we would probably let you stay in Novice "AS", unless you were winning every single event. I would still think you would be able to gauge your performance off of the raw time of the lower class "FS" Camaro, and "BS" C5 Corvettes and M2.

    Best method is ignore the classing rules, pick a few cars that you should be faster than, and compare your progress from event to event.
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