AutoX (not a baited hook)

Freed, David (Exchange) dfreed at
Mon Jun 17 10:41:26 EDT 2002

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I had the joy of running an Autocross this weekend with Taka at Giants
Stadium.  Very fast course only a couple tight turns.  We were grouped with
M3's and a hot 914.  Since most ran racing rubber, we were outclassed but
put on a reasonable show.  I squeaked out a quarter second better than Taka
in my S4, and this was my first ever AutoX.  Class winners were in the mid
40's.  I had a 45.717 and Taka had 45.971.  If we apply this PAX formula,
then I got a 38.81 and Taka a 39.03.  Hey Taka, we took first and second by
2 seconds.  We rock!!!

Thanks, Taka, for getting me out this past weekend.

Dave Freed  '93 S4, '91 200 TQA

----Original Message-----

Reply-To: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at>

From: "dkpriebe" <dkpriebe at>

To: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>, <200q20v at>

Subject: Re: AutoX (not a baited hook)

Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 17:25:05 -0700

My best actual running time was 48.946. But because I run in the Street Tire
class, which any car can run in, a handicapping index called a PAX is
applied. The PAX is based on the SCCA classing handicapping. The link for
these values is at:
<>  So within the Street
Tire class I end up with the time of 38.423. At least for the WWSCC, this is
the only class I even remotely have a chance in. I wound up being 13th out
of 20 within the class, even though for time overall I was a lowly 158th out
of 171! On the other hand, when I have run at SCCA events, I do compete in
GS, instead of Street Tire, because there are typically only 1 or 2 other
entrants, thus improving my chances a bit. Derek, you ended up with a much
better time than me, a full 2 seconds faster! What other mods do you have
besides the Euro-lights? Next time we should get together, and compare
driving notes. I am really curious how other 200s handle autocrossing. For
those in the Seattle area, here is a link for upcoming autocross events: <>  It
would be fun to have a few 200s out there. I am planning going to the
Bremerton event on the 23rd and the WWSCC event on the 30. That is of course
as long as baby #2, which is due in 3 weeks doesn't decide to come early.

On a slightly different subject... why I love my '91 200 Avant... what other
car can I make a late night run to Home Depot in, to pick up 4 2"x10"x10'
pieces of lumber, not have to remove the car seat or stroller, and still
pull 1.8 bar on the freeway on ramp on the way home? Simply irreplaceable.

Dave Priebe

Kenmore, WA

91 200tqa 156k his

95.5 S6 99k hers

----- Original Message -----

From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>

To: <200q20v at>

Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 12:08 PM

Subject: AutoX (not a baited hook)

> Dave,


> WWSCC posted times for the Autocross last week on their website.  As

> far


> your time, maybe they did some adjustment, but you were listed at 38

> and change.  Far cry from the 48 you were saying.


> How do they come up the times?  Are they adjusted in any way or just

> straight away?


> dp

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