Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

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Thomas Guest Jr.
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Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Thomas Guest Jr. » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:45 pm

Hello everyone,

I'll be coming out to my first Autocross on the [s]Wrong[/s] West Coast this Sunday, Aug 4th.

My 00 Celica GT will be running uncompetitively in DSP, with a friend codriving. I plan on cell phone testing my sound, but I genuinely have no idea what it will read.

So, going back to the Subject of the post, is there anyone running in Group 2 that would be willing to possibly let my friend codrive if I get the boot? I don't have the time/resources right now to bring any sort of sound control, so I'm willing to donate to the club if I get the boot. HOWEVER, my codriver may possibly be an Alien. Over in NCR and SCR he was very, very successful with only about 4 or 5 events under his belt.

He's still learning the ropes of the SCCA, so I'm trying to help him out where I can. I'll happily show the results from the events he attended to anyone that may be willing to codrive, there will be some names recognizable in the National-Level Autocross community from the events that he's attended.

Alright, hopefully this wasn't too weird of a request, loof forward to meeting you all this weekend!

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Kurt Rahn
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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Kurt Rahn » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:30 pm

I'll be there on Sunday, and I should be I running in the second group. I'm running HS, though I'm currently listed in an incorrect class (DS). If your friend is a patient man, I'd be happy to let him flog my car. Why do I suggest that he's patient? My car is a bone stock 2016 Mazda 3 (with the 2.0, not the 2.5), featuring bald tires and no visible exhaust pipes. Passing sound? πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Priuses sound like Freightliners in comparison. This is not a fast car. I already told someone, I hope Rick packs his sundial. On the plus side, though, your friend won't have to worry about subtle throttle modulation. The prevailing strategy is to try to put your right foot through the firewall.

Anyway, if you need it, I'm an option.
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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Rick Brown » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:12 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:30 pm
I'll be there on Sunday, and I should be I running in the second group. I'm running HS, though I'm currently listed in an incorrect class (DS).
Re-classed you into HS.
Since light is faster than sound...many people look bright until they speak...

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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Kurt Rahn » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:14 pm

Thanks! Just remember to pack that sundial πŸ˜‰
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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Rick Brown » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:18 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:14 pm
Thanks! Just remember to pack that sundial πŸ˜‰
The displays only show up to 99.999, so if you are over that it will look like a really good time.....
Since light is faster than sound...many people look bright until they speak...

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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Thomas Guest Jr. » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:31 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:30 pm
I'll be there on Sunday, and I should be I running in the second group. I'm running HS, though I'm currently listed in an incorrect class (DS). If your friend is a patient man, I'd be happy to let him flog my car. Why do I suggest that he's patient? My car is a bone stock 2016 Mazda 3 (with the 2.0, not the 2.5), featuring bald tires and no visible exhaust pipes. Passing sound? πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Priuses sound like Freightliners in comparison. This is not a fast car. I already told someone, I hope Rick packs his sundial. On the plus side, though, your friend won't have to worry about subtle throttle modulation. The prevailing strategy is to try to put your right foot through the firewall.

Anyway, if you need it, I'm an option.
Sounds great, I'll chase you down while we are out there in case it gets weird. The dude is genuinely naturally gifted but doesn't yet have his own autocross whip, and my woefully ill prepped DSP Celica won't really teach him much, other than how to greatly dislike open diffs!

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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Eyezack87 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:52 pm

If you guys get booted but still stick around for fun runs, you can have a few runs in my Camry. I don't plan on spending the actual race event spectacularly snap oversteering each corner on the almost dead RSRR so I'll be having a bit more fun in my buddy's MRS instead
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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Bill Martin » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:05 am

Way back when we used to have a club car which we used for class winner run-offs, seniors and similar.

Maybe now we need a club car for those curbed by the sound meter. :)

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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Eric Wong » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm

Just signed up for Sunday in my HS Bolt LimpMode EV on nearly bald Hankook RS4s.
No sound, but heat is a problem...

Taking co-driver requests from anybody willing to bring extra ice and sprayer :)

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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Bill Martin » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:53 pm

Eric, if it turns out you need more water than you brought, I'll have a tank full in the camper. And I'm running last, so I'll be there. -- Bill

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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Eric Wong » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:45 pm

Thanks Bill! I have 3 gallons in sprayers and ice in coolers, which should be enough for four morning runs. Fun runs might be a problem, though...

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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Kurt Rahn » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 pm

Eric Wong wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:37 pm
Just signed up for Sunday in my HS Bolt LimpMode EV on nearly bald Hankook RS4s.
No sound, but heat is a problem...

Taking co-driver requests from anybody willing to bring extra ice and sprayer :)
Looks like the heat wasn't too much of a problem. Nice driving!
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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Earl Merz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:01 pm

Kurt Rahn wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Looks like the heat wasn't too much of a problem.
I don't know, I felt like melting.
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Re: Potential CoDrive Request, for a friend

Post by Eric Wong » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:15 pm

Thanks Kurt, I managed to stay off the cones on my last run and good competing with you!
Probably sprayed two quarts of water at the radiator before each run so the climate control thought it was 75F.
I wish we had a garden hose in grid to spray faster :D

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