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Participated in The 2008 Windy City Miata Club AutoX season opening event, Held at The Tire Rack test track, in south bend indiana This past sunday.

Great Event, the track was setup awesome, I had alot of fun.

The good old ack was great out there, engine performed top notch, suspension was right on the ball. The new tires took a little longer to get warm and sticky over my old Toyo's but the bonus width of the 235 was really wonderful, plus the fact that its a 40-series. hehe. Stromung sounds sick for those who don't already know ;)

My most favorite thing still remain the racing harness i put it. It was really a different feel from b4. Now, i don't have to worry or think about hold on during hard corning, it just keeps you in place. I really felt a difference from the past.

Sorry i was only able to get one video uploaded so far, it happens to be my best run 54.330 I'd put myself at average from what else i saw, however there were faster. THey shuold have all the times posted in the next few days, i'll add them to this thread, along with the rest of the runs i'm still uploading.

with out furthurado

http://i37.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/Alperovich/best_run.flv
 

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man that's awesome! looks like you had tons of fun. what other cars that day were around your 54.33 time?

great looking run and you're right, she sounds great

:thumbsup:
 

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Great to see a Legend in action; you need someone to go with you and record your car from outside. As others asked, what cars did you beat?
its kinda hard to get someone to come along to tape when u don't have any seats :rofl:

there were a bunch of miata's stuck in the 55's, there were other's getting worse times, i just can't recal exactly, they'll post all the times and cars in a few days, i'll relay it here.
 

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you were tearing that track up good job man.
I haven't done autox but it seems like it would be hard to figure out where to turn
Yeah, how the crap do you know where to go? lol
Before any event you walk the course and typically study a diagram of it. Also, the way the cones are arranged dictate where you go. Sometimes they're tipped over "pointing" to the way you're supposed to go. Regardless, there are always people who go "off course" or miss a cone. The track workers are there to report things like that so times are not officially counted on runs where the complete course isn't run.

J - I thought you ran with us in Dallas at the first NALM in the rain??
 

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friggin car is GLUED to the ground!.

craaaap.... pretty impressive driving!

siiiickkkk!!.. everytime i see a video like this i picture the gas meter... all left turns (sharp) you are full tank.. all right turns (sharp) you are empty :p haha
 

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thanx guys!

Brian is correct, you get a course map. which has all the cones and turns layed out.

B4 the race starts the drivers get a chance to walk the track and see where they have to go and generally decide on how they are gonna attack the course, usually talking about it with other drivers. makes it simplier.

PLus if u don't go right away, you can watch the others go and learn the track. once you are out there and see the map and walk it over, usually you're okay, maybe the first time out miss something but on a track like its easier. During a Parking Lot event, it can be more confusing.

I walked the track twice. thats it. :)

Here's a few more video's. these first few are "fun runs", i decided to NOT follow the cones at the slaloms and just see how i can do on the banks.

this first video, (or it was the last at this point, at the end b4 the camera ran out of space, was me e-braking thru the turn b/c i was going too fast to make, so i e-ed it :)

http://i37.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/Alperovich/autoX_5-4-08/DSCN2663.flv

also i tried closing the windows to see if u can hear the stromung/motor better, althou now looking at the other video's it was okay with them open

http://i37.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/Alperovich/autoX_5-4-08/DSCN2662.flv

http://i37.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/Alperovich/autoX_5-4-08/DSCN2658.flv

http://i37.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/Alperovich/autoX_5-4-08/DSCN2652.flv

http://i37.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid37.photobucket.com/albums/e77/Alperovich/autoX_5-4-08/DSCN2660.flv

also, my gas gauge stayed pretty much on E the whole time but i only had a few gallons of gas, in fact i stopped my fun runs only b/c it cut out on me during a few turns, so i knew its time for gassing her up! which to my surprise the gas there locally was very cheap .25 less then near my house but it was 92 compared to 94 at my house but still!
 

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Looks mean.

You had to have gone right past my house on the way to Ind. small world.

which to my surprise the gas there locally was very cheap .25 less then near my house but it was 92 compared to 94 at my house but still!
Yeah the gas is a little cheaper in Indiana, that's the way Chicagoans on the southside cope with high gas prices.
 

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nice runs alex! I love how your car sticks like glue. For you guys that havent seen it in action, that car sticks in turns and goes like hell! Next event maybe I can get some time off work and do some recording for you alex. Figured there was a reason why I didnt hear from you this weekend, I totally forgot you were gonna be auto-xin.
yea, i was actually gonna call you the other day too, but forgot. hit me up when you're free, i'm chillin in florida!

Looks mean.

You had to have gone right past my house on the way to Ind. small world.

Yeah the gas is a little cheaper in Indiana, that's the way Chicagoans on the southside cope with high gas prices.
probably did lol.

very impressive driving and congrats on getting your car able to perform like that. The car sounds really great too ...
Thanks alot man!
 

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times posted!! sorry about the scrolling, i'm not sure why it does that :headscrat

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# CLASSDRIVERCARTOTAL
512 UDrew Peterson98 M Roadster00:48.743
193 TMike Ron92 Civic00:50.632
214 UJim Lynch04 Mini S00:50.770
7 UJason Powell97 BMW M300:50.944
17 UAl Kruger99 M300:50.965
9 FBill Luxon93 LE SC00:51.268
2 FMark Wold95 Merlot M00:51.414
158 USpencer Sherman07 STi00:51.778
4 DJohn Hall01 BRG00:52.154
51 UKevin Peterson98 M Roadster00:52.155
21 PTim Martin95 White SC00:52.437
298 UAdam Krawczuk04 RX800:52.690
19 BMatthew Stosich93 Miata00:52.722
151 TEdward Olshansky03 Mitsubishi00:52.739
416 BDan Rogers93 Blue00:52.918
8 PRalph Erber94 Red00:53.105
121 EKevin Wick06 Free MX500:53.328
82 EAaron Foege06 MX500:53.349
666 TAndrei Tsaran04 Suaru00:53.397
15 BSean Foege91 Whit Miata00:53.460
219 UPhong Nguyen00 200000:53.579
357 UPatrick Weber04 RX8 Blk00:53.593
319 BAdam Stosich93 Miata00:53.811
290 UJoseph Rosario04 RX800:53.953
12 CPat Marcus96 Red00:54.033
72 FGary Cooke04 MSM Miata00:54.160
124 TNorbert Sobotko97 Eclipse00:54.251
218 UAlex Alperovich93 Acura00:54.330
75 DFrank Rogers99 10AE MIATA00:54.449
106 UMike Marviglia07 S200000:54.454
5 TMarcin Skrodzki06 Sentra00:54.481
60 TAlicia Bae06 Sentra00:54.695
210 UDenis Habibonc07 VW Rabbit00:55.187
413 DRoger Wick03 Miata00:55.326
53 UJesse Hernandez01 Porshe 91100:55.427
81 CMark Groseth94 Miata00:55.597
333 TRob Gibson07 Honda Civi00:55.694
91 CKyle Jana97 Miata00:56.216
141 TNicolas Perez90 Acura Inte00:57.224
410 EJohn Panek06 Miata00:58.096
992 BBruce Secor92 Miata00:58.132
71 TSteve Bryant05 Jetta00:58.314
13 FGreg Wardecke95 Miata00:58.615
811 A/CThor Groseth94 Miata00:59.324
222 A/DSue Rogers99 10AE01:02.857
 

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nice videos looks like some good fun!
 
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