It's a wrap -

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It's a wrap -

Postby DaveMk1 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:30 pm

Wow that was a fun day. Thanks to you all for making it all happen and go so smoothly. I wish it was a bit warmer and sunnier but once the tires got warmed up a bit and the tracked cleaned up a bit the grip ended up being pretty good...........not bad for mid October in Montana. I can only image how slippery it would have been last we had we run when the temperatures when the morning lows were 40° cooler!! I think waiting a week ended up working out very well for us.

As tacky as it might be for me to say I really enjoyed the course today. It proved to be fast and round and the average speeds where pretty darn high - I love that. I hope you all enjoyed the course too.

Thanks to Mel for stepping up and being the EC (and for carting my tires door to door for me!) and to Joe, Doug and Russ for helping set cones yesterday - it's SOOO much faster when you have many hands to do the work.

Well it's been a great season and I already look forward to next season. Until then let it snow! I can't wait to hit the slopes and carve some hard turns.

Thanks again all.


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Postby wiseriver » Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:56 pm

Thanks you DAVE !!! an awsome track today. It truly was a lot of fun. I really want to express my thanks to you Dave... Mel, Russ, Joe, and Alex for all you guys have done for the club this year.. and the past years also. It is a great club because of all the hard work and time you guys have given.

THANK YOU ALL !!!
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Postby Mel Kuipers » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:42 am

That was a great season ender...and thanks to everyone for pitching in...it is great fun to watch our drivers notice what needs doing and jumping in to do it...that makes event organization so easy, even I can do it...yesterday it struck me that we have some great rides, and serious talent...wow, from the old guy to a great group of rookies, we are putting down some serious runs...just reinforces why we won Top Gun this year...and to see Doug at the top of PAX just proves you can lead the parade without the most HP or most modified machine... :D
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Postby WyMCoupe » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:01 am

Excellent course set up Dave. I really enjoyed it. Even though that last box really caught me off guard twice!!

Thanks everyone for making it a really enjoyable and really fun season and I can't wait for next year! It's getting about that time of year to start tearing into the car and getting it ready for next season. I might have to get a Eurosport TwinScrew (400+ HP) as a winter project. :twisted:

DaveMk1 wrote:Until then let it snow! I can't wait to hit the slopes and carve some hard turns.


Same here! I'll either be up at Bridger Bowl, Big Sky/Moonlight Basin or backcountry skiing pretty much every weekend this winter. Maybe you could drag some orange cones up with you and set them up for old times sake?
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Postby Alex » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:35 am

Awesome course Dave. I especially liked when I discovered that I could string the long right hander (just after the first slalom) together with the following left hander, without braking in the middle, just smoothly accelerate through the entire thing. That and the box, once you got the right line, it really didn't slow you down that much. Very fun.

Great end to a great season.
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Postby Pinky » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:21 pm

A great day and a great season. Someone please tell me why the heck I didn't do this sooner?

It can't be helped, have to go all mushy here...
I have never felt more welcomed by a group of complete strangers, nor has it ever happened so quickly that same group of strangers became a group I call friends. Big, sparkly, heart you guys!

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Postby JoeE » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:52 am

Since Pinky broke out the mush...
This was a kind of weird season for me, with wrecking my car and everything. I was pleasantly surprised by how many people gave their condolences and asked how I was doing, and were willing to listen to my ramblings about the whole thing. This is a great group of people.

This last event was really fun, laid back atmosphere, but good competition. less than 2 seconds difference across the top five, super fun course, lots of runs.

See ya all at the year-end-party, whenever we get it planned.
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Postby findurpath » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:17 am

I'm bummed I missed out on some of the last events of the season! But I did enjoy this year immensely and cannot wait to get my car in tip top shape for next season. It was great to see a lot of new drivers this year and watch everyone getting faster!

So who's going to win the golden pork chop this year? 8)
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Postby rkaiser » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:21 am

I had a good time since the Cossie decided to behave it self and run better than it has in a long time. Twas fun trading times with Joe even though he managed to just sneak out ahead by a measly .007 sec! The call of the AWD is getting hard to resist again. Alex had some great driving and a bit of bad driving:) Way to go Doug with PAX!
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Postby WD40 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:44 am

Hey folks, that was a blast, whether I was freezing or not!
I can't believe I was originally going to stay home and do chores instead. :roll:
What a dork! :shock:

At any rate, I've got a few folks to call out.
Dave:
Nice course, very intuitive. Once you cleared a gate you were pointed right at the next one.
I think that explains the lack of cone penalties and missed gates....well, except for the last chicago box that nailed a good many folks.
Mel:
Way to go on the Stock trophy! (And way to go for lighting a fire under my behind once I found out I had a target on my back)
Joe:
I'll definitely be taking you up on your offer of a ski and SSS training day at Bridger.

I hope everyone can make it through the winter and on to next season without too many withdrawls.

Oh...and thanks for the compliments on the PAX trophy.
That means a lot, and I think my head still hurts from trying so hard mentally.
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Postby Alex » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:37 pm

rkaiser wrote:I had a good time since the Cossie decided to behave it self and run better than it has in a long time. Twas fun trading times with Joe even though he managed to just sneak out ahead by a measly .007 sec! The call of the AWD is getting hard to resist again. Alex had some great driving and a bit of bad driving:) Way to go Doug with PAX!


I know I for one would love to see you run that car a little more often, and it certainly looked like it was running well on Saturday.

As far as my driving goes, I certainly had my moments didn't I :oops: .

The off on the road course... well if I have put it together in my mind right I think I started to understeer, and then lifted to try to get it to tuck in, and it went a little to far. The spin on the pad, I think I was trying to brake and turn at the same time (that never ends well... why can't I learn to do all my braking in a straight line??).
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Postby Heedlessone » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:52 pm

This season was my first time trying auto cross and I had a blast! I enjoyed how kind and welcoming everyone was to me as a beginner and I hope to see everyone next year!
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Postby DaveMk1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:25 pm

Heedlessone wrote:This season was my first time trying auto cross and I had a blast! I enjoyed how kind and welcoming everyone was to me as a beginner and I hope to see everyone next year!


very good! So cool to hear you enjoyed your first season.

I don't know your screen name so don't know who you are. So - who are you?

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Postby findurpath » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:51 am

DaveMk1 wrote:
Heedlessone wrote:This season was my first time trying auto cross and I had a blast! I enjoyed how kind and welcoming everyone was to me as a beginner and I hope to see everyone next year!


very good! So cool to hear you enjoyed your first season.

I don't know your screen name so don't know who you are. So - who are you?

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Haha, that's Jonathan in the blue STi. :mrgreen:
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Postby DaveMk1 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:38 pm

findurpath wrote:
DaveMk1 wrote:
Heedlessone wrote:This season was my first time trying auto cross and I had a blast! I enjoyed how kind and welcoming everyone was to me as a beginner and I hope to see everyone next year!


very good! So cool to hear you enjoyed your first season.

I don't know your screen name so don't know who you are. So - who are you?

Dave


Haha, that's Jonathan in the blue STi. :mrgreen:


Cool - now his screen name makes sense!

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