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|Max Curtner says "thumbs up" to AutoX!|
|Sign of the Scorpion|
On the other hand, that was just good enough for 2nd place in the GS class, and 31st out of all 99 drivers. Congrats to John Henderson who took 1st in GS in his VW GTI, here's how our times compared over 4 runs each:
|John Henderson: G Street winner|
|2||gs||77||Robert Nixon||2013 Fiat |
After run 1, the FIAT was in the lead, but John in his VW was just warming up! After run 2 I had dropped a few tenths, but John closed the gap to about 1/10th of a second. Then on the third run he cranked it up and dropped another few tenths while I remained about the same and hit a cone too. Then on the last run I couldn't find any more speed on course while John did a great job dropping another 6/10th to take the win in G Street.
From the driver's seat in the FIAT I had a lot of fun, and thanks to Max Curtner for riding along and discussing driving strategies with me. He and I served in Iraq together, and it was great to see him and his family 7 years later. Autocross is kind of like the military, you get to know people, they become part of your family, and it's likely you'll run into them again in the future somewhere else along the way.
Hey, here's just some of the cool cars that came out on Sunday!
|Jason Lisner's Corvette, Bobby Smith's classic Porsche|
|Yes, the Honda S2000 Revs to 9000|
|Three more Porsches|
|One of two Volvos, just about ANY car can Auto-X!|
|Classic Chevy Camaro|
|Did I say any CAR can Auto-X? So can this Ford Ranger!|
|MR2 from Pete Frazier|
|Chris Parson's VW TDI|
|Classic Honda Civic|
|Steve Carr's 73 Z|