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  1. Event #10

    I'm participating tomorrow so I will be there, I can hang around a bit it a no problem at all.
  2. Thanks for the heads up! I'm registered can't wait for some extra seat time.
  3. Event #10

    I will be available the Friday evening before the next event and work just down the road, more then willing to help setup and offer my vehicle as a test mule.
  4. Car has 255 tires so STX it is thanks for the help!
  5. Looking for some clarification/opinions, I drive a 2015 Regal GS and with the modifications it fits into the street touring class now being a Regal I'm looking at the catch alls and I'm not sure if STX OR STU are the right one. I think STX makes the most sense in STU it says sedans and coupes 2.0-3.1L forced induction and STX says up to 2.0L forced induction. The car has a 2.0L 4 cyl turbo, genesis and holds with 2.0L turbo are considered STX I'm pretty sure the Regal is a good amount heavier than both those cars......
  6. 2017 Co-drive(s)?

    Yeah definitely not your grandpa's Buick, since gimli I've tweaked the alignment and a few other things I was having some excessive understeer issues that seem to be resolved now.
  7. 2017 Co-drive(s)?

    Sorry, missed this thread and only saw the other one about co-drives I will be at the event Sunday if your interested in a co-drive always open to some pointers/tips from more experienced drivers.
  8. You might even be able to ask for a seniors discount for driving a Buick.......
  9. I'm in novice but the car would be classed STU
  10. If you want to play in a FWD auto........I've got a 2015 Regal GS is be open to a co drive and some instruction, continue the learning after the level 2 school Saturday.
  11. Course setup

    I'm available as well I'll check back here
  12. Mazda 3 Making Metal

    When I tried to class my car it was tough I had a cold air intake which bumped me to ST and since its a buick regal it fell into a catch all in ST, now I could have argued or removed the cold air intake but instead I added a few other items that were legal in the class and hopefully once I get some more experience I'll be competitive in the class. I get were your coming from but my cold air intake probably adds the same or less horse power as your engine change, maybe make a couple appropriate changes for the class (within whatever the budget is) and just keep having fun regardless!
  13. June 11th pictures

    Amazing pics Steve thanks!
  14. Event #6

    Still playing with my go pro mount but I'll post a video tomorrow, I've been playing with the alignment and tire pressures on the Buick and it's at a pretty decent spot now. I no5iced a big difference between runs when I had some flow through the transition and runs where I messed up my line and had to work to get it done clean. Looking forward to a fresh course and some more runs tomorrow!
  15. Novice Taxi

    I think there are many great ideas here and it shows that this club is more than willing to adapt to attract and keep as many people as possible in our hobby. I agree with Brian I came out to the first test and tune of the year and that relatively relaxed atmosphere and the fact there weren't many people made it less intimidating, I also managed to get a ton of runs in rotating between the slalom and course had rob ride with me a couple times and then let him drive my car so I could see how someone with experience drove the course (which really showed the areas I could push a little more) . Looking back I think if it was set up that first time you get paired up with a mentor and maybe spend the event shadowing (walk the course, unpack, prepare car, ride along, and work with them) and theb at the end of the event I really think the idea of rookie only fun runs makes sense too, take away the nerves of "looking like you don't know what your doing" (at that point you probably dont) but youve learned the process from someone who is experienced. Next time out you will be prepared and understand whats required and expected which will take some of the unknown out making it easier to concentrate on learning/improving, and having that mentor will help make new drivers comfortable.
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