Entering my very first race on Saturday

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Entering my very first race on Saturday

Postby underscore » Thu May 10, 2012 8:41 pm

Sadly, not in the RC but in my girlfriends 1997 Prelude. It's a simple on-road TSD rally, running for a single day and ~360km. All the advice I've read thus far is to not worry about my time and more about staying on course so that's what I plan to do. We should be running a few GoPro's just in case something exciting happens.

Wish me luck!
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Re: Entering my very first race on Saturday

Postby tubasteve » Thu May 10, 2012 10:52 pm

Good luck, sites the lude have sh Trans?
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Re: Entering my very first race on Saturday

Postby underscore » Thu May 10, 2012 11:20 pm

Thanks! Nope it's the base model. It was an automatic, but that died (they all do in the 5g Prelude) and so I got it swapped to 5 speed with a medly of parts. Which was fortunate for us, because the SH has to have an SH trans because the block is different (stupid Honda).
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Re: Entering my very first race on Saturday

Postby sMARTINside » Fri May 11, 2012 7:35 am

Good luck on the race!
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Re: Entering my very first race on Saturday

Postby rallygarage » Fri May 11, 2012 11:30 am

Have fun and best of luck. Remember that this is not a race. Learn to listen to your navigator and pace yourself. Its the most valuable skill. Your car is unimportant. This is a mental exercise. It is tough.
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Re: Entering my very first race on Saturday

Postby underscore » Sun May 13, 2012 5:39 am

Well it was more of a gimmick rally so time wasn't used but we met some awesome people and had a blast and actually came in first place! There was a large element of luck to the end scoring (kept it casual) but hey, a win is a win! And this many be the only time I'll ever beat a Maserati, an F430 and multiple Porsches (including GT3 cup cars) haha. I'm pretty sure we had the least expensive and one of the oldest non-classic car as well.

We learned a lot about reading the course directions and recovering from getting lost as well, I definitely can't wait for next year!
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Re: Entering my very first race on Saturday

Postby sMARTINside » Sun May 13, 2012 9:18 am

Nice Job, It's a nice experience to live I assume. :)
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