moxnix wrote:Assuming by co-drivers you mean passengers during your runs as long as they have signed the waiver and have a wrist band they are welcome to ride along.
The RX-7 is always open for passengers. I may not go fast but I do go fun.
Blixa wrote:Where and at what time?
This past weekend I decided to sign up for my first competitive RallyX. This may come as a surprise to many of you since we’ve been doing the FLR Winter Rally Series and TSDs in general since 2006. When it comes down to it, RallyX is an entirely different beast than TSD and Stage rally. My hope for the rallyX was for it to add more performance flavor to my rally repetoire. My expectation was that it could model the low-speed handling characteristics of stage rally, to help me learn how to carry speed through the corners.
Originally I was planning on bringing our rally-prepped Evo. When that didn’t pan out, i suggested entering the Jimmy into the event. Unfortunately the SCCA guys thought that my de-tuned Lambo (down to 6 cylinders from 12) was way too powerful for the prepared and modified class guys. That’s when an opportunity presented itself.
Sabre from DCAWD offered to let me drive his 1.8L Impreza “L”, in exchange for co-driving and rally tips. I jumped at the chance. The result: Two trophies, one on each day; both finishing 4th in class for Stock AWD. Most importantly, we drove “the L’s” little 1.8L heart out, utilizing all its 110hp boxer fury to out-run WRX and STi’s in our class that had at 2-3x more power than us. On the second day, we averaged less than 1.4s off pace from the class leader. Great Success!
All in all i’m glad I ended up running the underpowered L with all-seasons, rather than what would have been a ‘prepared AWD’ Evo. I learned a lot about how to carry as much speed as possible, which is important, because running a fast, prepared car can easily mask bad driving technique.
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