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Rallycross on Aug. 24th; Hood River, OR


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#1 edrach

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 06:09 PM

Another chance for our group to rock at a rallycross:

[link]http://www.oregonrally.com/calendar/calendar.php?op=view&id=80[/link]

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 09:36 PM

hey, i have been interested in trying a rally cross, but all i have that might work to drive is a stock 87 gl wagon.....should i just forget about it, or is there a place for me in this circut....

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 11:57 PM

Dude GO FOR IT!!! I am gonna be drivin a frikin volvo thats a POS... I know its not gonna do well, but I am gonna have a blast I can't wait...:banana: :banana: :banana:

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 12:36 AM

Harpua, You would be running in Production class and allowed 4WD in that class but no other modifications or mud/snow tires. Your wagon would be competitive enough. Mike (Flowmastered87) has been running in Production and doing quite well. Even if you don't do well this is a fairly enjoyable day to play with your car. Power is not usually a plus since the course is generally slick enough that driver skill counts more than power. Heck, I just noted your location--you'll be closer to Hood River than I am! Go for it!

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 02:07 AM

So are you saying a can or can not run mud/snow tires? Also, would i be better off using my 87 wagon, or my 80 wagon with a webber? Is the webber even allowed? i will most likley just use the 87 because the 80 needs some heart surgery...

i havn't been this excited about driving a car since my last demo derby...

Any tips or tricks would be great, cause i am a rally x virgin, and want to do it right the first time (yea right)
Can i have a co-driver? Are there prizes or anything like that?

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 02:09 AM

Use the car that doesn't need a heart transplant. U can use the mud tires, U will be put in a higher class though.

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 02:11 AM

will my street tires do the trick, or should i try to get some nobbies?

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 02:13 AM

Theres alot of people using street tires. (Me) Get muds if u want. :banana:

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 02:13 AM

what about a co driver?

edit: do any of you have a link all about the rules and regs or anything?

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 02:15 AM

There is no co driver needed for rally cross. It might help but its usually a easy course to just remember. And there is cones everywhere so ya.

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 02:53 AM

If you have 4WD and a weber you must run truck/suv (if a brat) or open class if a car (unless you have the special stuff on your door badge... MPV... like jasons 76 wagon)

If you have 2WD... you can probably run group 2 where you CAN run snow tires and a weber. and they dont respect the honor system of you SAYING you will keep it in FWD... I already tried

My 87 is WAY too modified to run in production now... so its open class for me... I need some hakkipalita 10's for the car though :(

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Posted 18 August 2003 - 07:37 AM

Go to the link I posted in the first post. Then click on "more information" (near bottem). Then you'll have the option of rules and classes. Hopefully, that will answer most of your questions. You can run with a co-driver if you want; it's your option. Don't worry about "getting it right" the first time. I've found that every time I run I learn something new and continue to improve.

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 07:26 AM

darn.. If i only had a $2k just to blow on my cars.. I think I could enjoy that as much as rock climbing with the HP.
BTW Ed, Are you using the brat with the 5 spped tranny?

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 09:49 PM

This is still a go right?

I'm trying to work it right with the wife so I can go... and test out the '90, see how good I think I am:clap: I figure, why not add another novice rallycross driver to the mix.

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 10:14 PM

Ya it's still a go... I pray it POORS!!! If my volvo isn't a little muddy, I will be upset LOL j.k, but that is my goal!:banana:

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 09:08 PM

So what time are you all going to be out there? Where is everyone coming from? Anyone want to caravan out with the newbie??

It looks like I'd be in the basic Production class which by looking at the website I would need to be at registration by 11am.

I'll be heading out from Troutdale. So, what.. like hour drive for me?

Any big tips you'd like to share? I feel pretty confident in driving and sliding a car around a track but I don't have much more than a week of driving the Subie under my belt yet... time to have fun I guess.:D

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Posted 20 August 2003 - 11:39 PM

I will be there in the morning, I will be in a 1973 volvo 142E Bright frikin yellow LOL... It will stand out :clap: What kinda car will u be in?

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 02:29 AM

Toyo... get there early and you can run in open class with me and my 87 GL :D

Riding along will help you to understand the course for later, and you also know when the rear will and will not kick out while cornering...

You would probably find yourself wanting new seats after sitting in XT seats too :D

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 02:31 AM

I would love to ride with other people too... If anyone would have me.:(

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 02:33 AM

my seat is open to anyone, but first timers, family, and close friends like andrew, russ, jason, ed (and more) first. Then anyone else :D

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 02:19 PM

I will be up for riding with someone in the morning, and would be more than willing to let someone ride with me when i run. Is there a place that we can all meet, or does someone have a cell phone that we can all call to cordinate a meeting place as we arrive? It would be cool to meet up and rally together as the USMB team....lol

I am super excited about this....im going to enter bone stock....im driving an 87 gl wagon...this is going to be great

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 07:45 PM

Looking forward to meeting you, Donny. I'll be in the blue Brat with the blue canopy; 'probably leaving it on for the event altho I might take it off. I'll be there for the morning run just to watch and get ready for the afternoon.

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 12:20 AM

Codrivers need a helmet too, they have loaners but sometime run short.

I'd like to meet up with all USMB guys again, had fun last time. Last time was my first time so I'm a newbie too. It's alot of fun! Doesn't matter what you drive.

Ed, can you haul James' hood in your Brat with the topper on? If so maybe you can pick it up on they way home? I'm in Tumwater. I have fenders and a moonroof for him too and a Brat gate for you:D

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 02:31 AM

Sounds like a plan; if I can fit it in, I'll bring it with me.

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 09:59 PM

If I make the trip alone I'll be there bright and early... if my friend decides to go, then I'll be there a little later on but before the 11am registration time.

Most likely it'll be the later of those two. I'll be coming prepared with helmets, camera(s) and too much excitement:banana:

I'll be in a silver colored '90 wagon w/ rack on top.

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