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alevy
09-22-2003, 04:00 PM
I got a bit squirrly in the middle of the course but was able to correct and pull out a decent 52.724. For my first real run at speed for the day.. Not too bad..

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-Alex<br><hr>
-Alex Levy
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03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

CYT
09-22-2003, 04:03 PM

alevy
09-22-2003, 04:05 PM
of the slalom cone.. The wrong side of the slaloms werent off course they were just setup so that your time suffers if you go to the wrong side..

However everywhere else in the course if you go anywhere wrong you were off course..

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-Alex Levy
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03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

arig
09-22-2003, 04:08 PM
exhaust sounds awesome.<br>

it's a demo. so guess what the details are.
20% Tint
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CYT
09-22-2003, 04:11 PM
i went around an extra cone in the slalom by the finish 6 times, no one told me, sh1t, but time prolly counted since i just went extra not off-course.
o well.

alevy
09-22-2003, 04:15 PM
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-Alex Levy
<img src="http://www.classesusa.com/car/stuff/signature.jpg">
03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

alevy
09-22-2003, 04:18 PM
it doesent sound like a CBR motorcycle as someone said? :) I told everyone the sound in my original videos was something out of the chipmunks:) This video is pretty on target.<br><hr>
-Alex Levy
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03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

darkjay
09-22-2003, 04:31 PM
was pointing to the left. You have to take that slalom coming in from the left. Off-course or not they still display your times and they don't announce it via loud speaker. Only the Porsche club does that in our area.

A slalom without pointer cones, like the slalom at the very beginning, those are optional. You can take it starting either left or right.

You looked pretty good and your times showed it. And you quickly learned one of the secrets to autocrossing: know who the best drivers are (2002M3Drew and Dave Ngo just to name a few), ask them for advice as often as you can and get rides with them! Picture perfect way to start autocrossing, dude. Very nice.<br>
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alevy
09-22-2003, 04:36 PM
now..That was my first timed run.. i made it thru w/o spinning the car completely around so i was happy :)

Didnt matter.. even if i got all crappy runs.. i improved w/ every run. <br><hr>
-Alex Levy
<img src="http://www.classesusa.com/car/stuff/signature.jpg">
03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

darkjay
09-22-2003, 04:49 PM
route the whole time? Lazy dumbass dudes at the timing station. They have the loud speaker and they should use it. After all, you just shelled out $40.

Wait until you run with the Porsche club. The best-ran club in the area. They use the loud speaker to announce your time (sometimes embarassing, sometimes good - it's a double-edged sword), tell you how many cones you've hit or if you went off-course, as soon as you cross the finish line.

Not to mention the novice course walk with an instructor at the start of the day where he walks with a group and explains in every detail the course design and draws a map of the whole course in your head.

And the registration, even though non-Porsche owners are not allowed to pre-register, is super smooth and quick.

Their next event is on a Saturday, October 11th at the PNC Arts Center. We can meet-up and do a caravan down there together.


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arfboo
09-22-2003, 04:50 PM
a pointer cone means you got to go that way.
If I may suggest, from the video it looks like you're not looking far enough ahead and you need to work on MUCH smoother throttle application if you want to go fast. Try not using the "sport" button.<br><img src="http://homepage.mac.com/booboo/.Pictures/axis.jpg"height=180 width=180>

alevy
09-22-2003, 04:54 PM
that was my first AutoX run (timed) Ever :) I didnt have sport mode on.. I just wasnt feeling comfortable at first.. Im going to encode my best run.. its smooth and steering is smooth. I was very unsure of myself that run and was afraid to plant my foot and thats why its so herky jerky.

I am not an experienced driver by any stretch of the imagination. You just told me exactly what Dave Ngo told me after that run, i wasnt looking far enough ahead. I was slamming the brake instead of squeezing it.. Made all those changes and just ran alot better.<br><hr>
-Alex Levy
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03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

Dave Ngo
09-22-2003, 04:56 PM
One small tip - it looks like you're turning in a bit late. Try turning in a bit sooner in the slalom and for each gate. If you start turning when you get to a cone, it's too late.

Dave

Dave Ngo
09-22-2003, 04:58 PM
That Porsche event is maybe 15 minutes from my house. I'll definitely be there.

Dave

alevy
09-22-2003, 05:00 PM
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-Alex Levy
<img src="http://www.classesusa.com/car/stuff/signature.jpg">
03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

darkjay
09-22-2003, 05:01 PM
your house afterwards? :)

Hey, Dave. How come I see different girls hanging around you at different events? I see you're not only a smooth driver but even smoother operator off the course. heh heh.

I'll be at the PNC rain or shine.<br>
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darkjay
09-22-2003, 05:03 PM
tip by any means. Thanks again for that advice!<br>
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alevy
09-22-2003, 05:08 PM
The following runs i was flying thru the course slow in and fast out of all the turns.. Seemed to me to run slower but my times showed otherwise :)<br><hr>
-Alex Levy
<img src="http://www.classesusa.com/car/stuff/signature.jpg">
03 Alpine White M3
Cinnamon Leather / Aluminum Trim
SMG / Nav / Xenons

2002M3Drew
09-22-2003, 05:13 PM
I'm probably going to that one. I have to find out if it's for points, in which case I'm Miata bound (trying to defend my ES crown). Otherwise I'm running the M3 in AS I think.

2002M3Drew
09-22-2003, 05:25 PM
AND you did manage a 48.XXX in your first event, which was very competitive. (The fastest E46M3, driven by a former professiona race car driver and fully-modded on R-Comps) did a 45.9 or something like that. That ain't bad, IMO! Good job!

Get more rides with guys like Dave and Andrea and Jarrod and Carlos(or Perry A. if he's around or Don Slevin)...these guys are awesome and you learn so much from watching them. Better yet, ask if they'd mind going for a ride with you driving and ask for advice.

It's much more about the driver than the car in autox. Take AC, for example...he can show up in his M Coupe and be dominant, or bring his wife's Audi Wagon and still be unbeatable. (Not to mention, I got bumped and lapped repeatedly by AC while Karting on Saturday, and these are equal Karts...passed me like I was standing still!) Seat time, seat time, seat time!

strong. ariG
09-22-2003, 06:32 PM

Jay Velasco
09-22-2003, 06:50 PM


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