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Re: Autocrossing an '89 200tq...


	I have only run a couple autocrosses with my '86.  Most of them 
have been in the snow/ice, and even there, AWD still can be beat by FWD 
and good tires.  I have M+S tires that are really primarily summer tires.

	I did run at Waterford Hills (1.5 miles, 8 turns) for a Corvette club 
autocross.  They don't run successive laps, so the conventional lap times 
are not relevant.  I ran exactly 10 seconds slower than my CSP RX7 the 
previous year, but more than the time I ran, I was impressed with how 
neutral the car was, and how controllable.  The one thing that I 
remembered from reading car mags all these years, is that you need to get 
on the power earlier, so that the boost comes on at the point where you 
would normally get on the power.  I nailed the throttle earlier every 
time, until I finally got to the point where I could just barely make the 
apex.  Felt great!  It did the 4-wheel drift thing with the power on 
really nicely.

Graydon D. Stuckey								
Flint, Michigan   USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II				
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon