PEZi720's 2010 Autocross Thread... NICO's Autocross Truck

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PEZi720's 2010 Autocross Thread... NICO's Autocross Truck

Postby PEZi » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:46 pm

Figured I'd post up the Autocross truck for 2010. It has come a long way since I first started racing it, and is now starting to become competitive in class EP. For 2010, the goals are to take the local trophy for EP and save up enough money to make it to nationals in Lincoln where I'd like to place mid-field. For the full season running EP in a truck, that would be more than ideal. Now, of course, I just have to make it to Lincoln... and hopefully have a fresh set of rubber by then as the new A6's I have will probably be toast by then.

Next Event: Sunday Oct. 17th @ Pike's Peak International Raceway in Fountain, CO.

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Summer Series Event #1
Summer Series Event #1
Summer Series Event #1
Summer Series Event #3

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNXehJcTs4w[/youtube]
Overall not a bad run, the first time running Hoosiers. Final Winter Series Event at d!ck's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIOw-fTbg8s[/youtube]
Same run from the outside... WITH MUSIC!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9WVUX40rdk[/youtube]
First run of the first points scoring Summer Series event at World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mqezUfOM6Q[/youtube]
Quick run of the day, but +1 cone from 8/8/10 at PPIR in Fountain, CO.

Event #1 @ World Arena: Completed. Only entry in EP.
Event #2 @ d!ck's Sporting Goods Park: Completed. Only entry in EP. Rain event on Hoosiers.
Event #3 @ d!ck's Sporting Goods Park: Completed. Only entry in EP.
Events #4 & 5 @ PPIR: Completed. Ran ST in an '89 Honda Civic Si. 2nd of 13 entries. The truck was getting no fuel due to some bad fuel pump wiring.
Next event July 10th at d!ck's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.

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Postby Razi » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:55 pm

Looks great Pez!

The pink numbers and white wheels go well with the truck.

I expect it to continue on the path of epic win!

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Postby Bubba1 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:09 pm

Razi wrote:Looks great Pez!

The pink numbers and white wheels go well with the truck.

I expect it to continue on the path of epic win!
Sweet. Nice pics


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Postby lino » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:18 pm

I love pic 4!

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Postby r34 gtr » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:24 am

Boy you need to keep that thing cookin' more! It didn't sound like it was working hard enough.

Awesome truck though. Best of luck for this seasons autoX!

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Postby PEZi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:21 am

r34 gtr wrote:Boy you need to keep that thing cookin' more! It didn't sound like it was working hard enough.
lol... it doesn't have enough power yet... i was flat out for 90% of that course! the truck just doesn't make power like all the evos and corvettes and stuff

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Postby flinterman2000 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:00 pm

Thats bad a**. Love pic 4. She really sounds as though she's struggling low down. Can you do things like shave the head? I hope these wheels don't hurt the front end tho.
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Postby PEZi » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:36 pm

flinterman2000 wrote:Thats bad a**. Love pic 4. She really sounds as though she's struggling low down. Can you do things like shave the head? I hope these wheels don't hurt the front end tho.
oh the wheels are fine... they made a huge difference as well

yes i can shave the head... as well as many other fun things like port and polish, cam, valves, 14:1 pistons..... yeah the list goes on... it will all be done in time but for now i just wanna make it handle

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Postby flohtingPoint » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:01 pm

It's too bad you're not out here in DC, you could clean up in EP. I ran through the class with the Corolla today and this is with very poor gearing for national style courses.

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Postby PEZi » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:35 pm

i had an event today too lol....

which means more updates!

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Postby flohtingPoint » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:32 pm

Have you signed up for Divisional Championships, National Tour or Pro Solo Tour stops yet? I'm on the board for the Northeast Div Championship and the Pro Solo Tour in DC.

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Postby PEZi » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:32 pm

i should be at RMDiv Solo Championship Series 2 (RMSolo Divisional)... its here in CO at our big site Jul 24-25th

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Postby flohtingPoint » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:35 am

PEZi720 wrote:i should be at RMDiv Solo Championship Series 2 (RMSolo Divisional)... its here in CO at our big site Jul 24-25th
Good stuff man. If they have live timings, I'll have to make sure to keep an eye out for you and cheer the text lines on.

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Postby PEZi » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:27 pm

i'm not sure if it will or not... usually our results get posted after the event... but maybe for the big one they'll go live with it... who knows

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Postby PEZi » Thu May 20, 2010 10:46 pm

here are a few photos from the last event (May 15th)

the photos can be found here thanks to Heidi of HMGPhotography

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Postby PEZi » Sat May 22, 2010 8:11 pm

I just edited the first post for you guys!

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Postby flohtingPoint » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:36 am

You're going to be back to being the only EP person on the board at the end of the season. I'm building the Corolla into FSP this winter. I've already ordered new rear spring perches, as I have to utilize the stock spring locations in the SP class.

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Postby PEZi » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:19 pm

Well the FSP index will treat you well. I'd love to be able to bring the truck back to FSP but it just isn't something I see as possible at this point.

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Postby flohtingPoint » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:50 am

PEZi720 wrote:Well the FSP index will treat you well. I'd love to be able to bring the truck back to FSP but it just isn't something I see as possible at this point.
Yea, it's not going to be easy with the Corolla, but the cost will be a lot less than trying to build a competitive E Prep car. Dropping cash on crappy Rolla interior sucks but I lucked out and found a good amount available with folks willing to ship.

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Postby PEZi » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:59 pm

yeah... a lot of people want me to move into FSP because the truck is actually extremely competitive with the FSP index... the problem is that when put back into FSP trim, a lot of the performance i have goes down the drain... and its no longer competitive... i'd rather keep going with EP even if it takes 10 years to throw all the money into that it will need to be competitive

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Postby PEZi » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:53 pm

July 10th is coming soon! The return of the truck is near! It is ready to race, and I'm ready to drive the balls off of it considering the last few events have been in other cars and I missed the last event for the pike's peak hill climb

buckle up....

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Postby PEZi » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:01 pm

So it feels like its been forever since I've been able to use the truck. Only a couple days left! Anyone in the area, come out to d!ck's Sporting Goods Park this Saturday for some fun!

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Postby PEZi » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:00 pm

Well, it was great finally getting the truck back out to an event. It ran great and it was a fun course, but because of rain that came in the 3rd heat thus causing the cancellation of the remainder of the event, no points were rewarded for the weekend. It was basically just a fun day.

Next event will be later in the month, and its the Rocky Mountain Divisional!

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Postby flohtingPoint » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:09 am

How bad was the rain? Luckily at FedEx, it's VERY hilly, so there is almost no chance of standing water. We've run through some bad weather from time to time.

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Postby PEZi » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:45 pm

It got pretty bad.... the wind was the biggest problem though. One car was damaged by a runaway trash dumpster, a porta-potty tipped over... and cones went flying everywhere. There were no cone outlines left to re-set the course... so they called it considering 1) the whole thing needed to be re-done and 2) the course wouldn't be the same, thus odd times.

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Postby PEZi » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:45 pm

This last weekend went decently well... relatively speaking. I did testing at the PPIR site on Friday and got within the distance I wanted to from some of the national champs. Obviously I know that until the truck is built decently, there is no getting near the times they run but I was able to pull some respectable times. Saturday however was a different story. I lost over 3 seconds compared to what I ran in respect to them. The course just did not suit the truck at all. It was what might be described as a "corvette" course... designed by a corvette owner of course :rolleyes: .

I still managed to pull 3rd in class of 5 entrants. The 2 national trophy winners, Chris Dorsey and his co driver, Kevin Wenzel, both driving the AE86 Corolla of doom were the only people ahead of me. The Honda CRX and Volvo entrants were over 4 seconds back of me. This was a 2 day event however... so after placing 3rd in the first day, I'd give up my position on Sunday because I had previously scheduled plans that kept me from running.

Here's a pic I snapped with my cell phone of the truck in its current state though.

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Postby flohtingPoint » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:11 pm

Looking at the results now.

John Vitamvas (SS winner) is from my region. Nice to see him representing nation wide.

LMFAO @ H Stock winner being a Golf TDI on Falkens none the less, OUCH. If I'd have known that, I'd have flown there and rented a car from national that could fit in H-Stock with a bolt pattern for one of my sets of R-Comps.

No FFR's in XP? That's nuts! Someone could have cleaned up shop in one.

Sucks you couldn't run in day 2 =/ They had to DNF you cause of that.

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Postby PEZi » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:16 pm

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No FFR's in XP? That's nuts! Someone could have cleaned up shop in one.
dude... Bob Tunnell is NOT slow... the last time he showed up in our region, he cleaned up shop by over 30 points in PAX. Dorsey's *new* setup was enough to overtake not only PAX but raw times on Tunnell.... the AE86 is becoming ridiculous.

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Postby flohtingPoint » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:30 pm

PEZi720 wrote:
flohtingPoint wrote:
No FFR's in XP? That's nuts! Someone could have cleaned up shop in one.
dude... Bob Tunnell is NOT slow... the last time he showed up in our region, he cleaned up shop by over 30 points in PAX. Dorsey's *new* setup was enough to overtake not only PAX but raw times on Tunnell.... the AE86 is becoming ridiculous.
Ah, not saying he's slow in the least, I've seen the name nationally quite a bit so there is no doubt he's fast, as is Patty. It's just weird not seeing a single Factory Five in XP, a class that's dominated by Cobra's on the east coast.


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