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Old September 12th, 2011, 06:40   #43
A5INKY
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Fuel Economy: pretty good
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Originally Posted by IndigoBlueWagon View Post
I found autocrossing frustrating, although I only did it a few times. Lots of courses require a 1-2 shift in the TDI where other cars don't have to, which hurts times. Getting hooked up is a challenge as others have mentioned. But what I didn't like was standing around for 8 hours for about 4 minutes of drive time. Track days are a lot more fun, IMO.
I got out of 1st right off the line and drove the entire course in 2nd. It was revved out in the wider sweepers but no room for 3rd. The longest straight was into the finish and 2nd was really spinning. I actually grabbed 3rd on my last lap and had my best time of the day. What I really needed was a 2.25 gear. Also have to say that my laps got faster as I learned to stay off the go pedal enough to allow the tires to grip, otherwise it was full drifting from corner to corner.

I will have to find a track to play at, more seat time than autoX would be good.
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