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Re: Steamboat 98
At 1:18 PM -0700 02/03/1998, Lawson, Dave wrote:
>Haven't seen anyone mention the Steamboat adventure so I thought I would
>start. As usual Saturday was the drivers school and Sunday was the open
>track lapping. Saturday night was the SCCA ice autocross and it was
>pretty popular this year.
Well, as many might know, this was to be my first outing in my quattro, but
the distributor exploded, so I wound up participating in the SCCA ice
autocross in a friend's DSP Scirocco.
Somewhere between 35 and 40 cars entered and I
>hear the local SCCA region wasn't to thrilled when a certain quattro
>pilot from the windy city claimed FTD and won the event outright. The
>prize for this achievement, a trophy with a camaro on top.
Heh, I believe I can speak for the "local" SCCA, at least SCCA
autocrossers, of whom I saw about 6. AFAIK, none of us were driving
quattros. Lemme think, Lindsay Wilson and Gary Morrell both worked the
event, my two comrades and I drove FWD Sciroccos, thinking.....did not see
any other SCCA/Colorado/CDR autocrossers there. I am sure I missed
someone. Grin, how _do_ I put this nicely? I think we _expected_ a
quattro to win the event. No, I KNOW we expected a quattro to take FTD!
What was this certain driver's time? Was he in the "experienced" class?
Best I heard was 78.xxx out of a white/beige/champagne 5k(100? 200?) sedan.
Sounded powerful. I was not unthrilled, giggle, to be honest, I expected a
bit more out of you quattro people;). Yes, this might be a challenge! Any
Colorado quattro listers want to come to some concrete autocrosses? It
might rain. Grin - we never see you at events! Anyone who would like to
get involved with Colorado autocross or Solo Trials, please contact me, I
can help you out. A friendly challenge;), I was driving a stiffly
sprung(500# springs) VW Scirocco, and my best was an 85.xxx - the best I
saw from my newfound Audi friends was a 78.xxx. Might have missed
someone's runs, I only worked timing and scoring for the second group. I
should sincerely hope that a 4wd car which has lots of power and a
compliant suspension would be faster than what amounts to a roadrace car
with the swaybars disconnected and Blizzaks. Grin. I guess this is a
roundabout way of inviting all of you Colorado people to come to more SCCA
sanctioned SoloIIs and Trials.
>I am sure some other listers will add some input from their
>perspectives. Back to dreaming about next years power slides.
Or this weekends? The Pikes Peak Sports Car Club is having an ice event
this weekend, ice permitting. I will post more here if there is interest -
my Quattro is going to be there, have crappy tires for it, but it'll be a
lot of fun!
Not trying to really make anyone mad, just stirring the pot:). I was
simply not aware that we were "not thrilled" that a quattro, the world's
most renowned snow and ice car got FTD! I really do think "we" expected
it, I know I did. Now, if we'd beaten all of you, well, heh, then there'd
really be something to talk about! Going to take a while to figure out how
to drive something on ice where the parking brake does not work. Hmmm.
Should be a lot of fun, though!
I.Mannix(new listmember, new quattro owner, and the Colorado Region SCCA
SoloII Chairperson - be more than happy to answer what Solo/SCCA questions