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Re: Sad story from LaJolla

On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:
>>It has been said:
>>> >I was driving quite briskly...I hit a big dip at just under 70mph...
>>> >...The front spoiler was intact without a scratch...

>As a racing instructor and Race driver with WAY Too many race licenses 
>I'm always having people that ride with me comment on the fact that I 
>NEVER speed on surface street's.....  No need to.  I need to prove 
>nothing..... It does'nt impress us professionals when some "wannabe" 
>tells stories like the one that started this thread, We just start making 
>bet's on when the accident is going to happen (It will, TRUST Me) and how 
>bad it's going to be..........  Interesting datapoint, in the last 3 
>weeks Shokan has recieved 18 A4Q's that have been totaled.... Hmmmmmmmm.  
>My advice for those folks that love to "Prove" how great they are behind 
>the wheel.  Come out to a track event and try it for real. Bet your not 
>nearly as good as you think you are..........
>Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

NOther Data Point

Those of us who are or have PRO Rally experience find the same phenomena. In 
fact we seem to drive more cautiously than the rest of the buzzards who are out 
there to impress themselves. Since when is draggin on the street and dumping 
clutches at 4000 rpm an ok thing to do. I grew up on a farm and we had the run 
of the back field for our kicks. When I need to spend some juice I find me a 
sand pit and after asking permission take the ol beast around at 9 10ths to 
remind myself just how much I don't know and how much I've forgotten.

Let's all try to keep the testostrone brags down to track level talk where the 
clock rules.
Paul A. Caouette
Partners for Community Development
Denver, Colorado
 83 TQC with 207k & Still Going
 85 4000Q 
And Many past Audis Gone but not Forgotten