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In reply to MKIV, I live in milwaukee and all and honestly this place suckx for the STI, theres really no nice roads besides the up north roads. But honestly this car will be my daily commuter, so i need to take care of mine!!! But into contrast as to some ideas floating around about a meet, i think probably the best place in the nation is ROAD AMERICA, in elkart, Wisconsin. This track is one of the best tracks i have ever seen!!! :eek: So i honestly think we should gather there for a wekkend event over the summer, becasue when i owned my Rx-7 they had a very big gathering from all over the nation to meet there for a weekend. It was probably the best experience Ive ever had!!! i think the races that were going on were the GT2 class wiith the vipers, porches, corvettes, and ferraris!!! So i think the only racing i will be doing is on that track, and maybe a few of the cruising and showen off the car driven, and a few drag races!!!! otherwsie shes my baby and i know i have to pamper her :D

So thats my lil idea!! tell me what you guys think, maybe we can start to organize such a thing in the late summer!!!! and get a group discount, becasue then we can have JJ think about a grpoup gathering......!?!?!?!?!?!
 

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I can feel the people wanting to take care of their new babies and at the same time wanting to 'use' the car. Mine will also be a DD and I want it to actually run when I need it to (not that I think it will break). Same goes for my current car. I dragged the Celica once and I won't do it again. I wanted to try it, but I don't see the need in having to rip up the clutch and shudder the CVs with wheelhop just for fun. I wanted to try it and I got it out of the way. Now autox...I'll do that all day long, as long as the funds for new tires are around. But...all at the same time, the car is going to be parked at the back of the lots away from the soccer moms, it will always have a fresh coat of wax, and there will never be a week that she doesn't see a nice warm bucket of bubbles.

You can do both.....it's just being smart about it! Use the car, but keep her in near show condition is my goal.
 

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Navigation systems??????

I raced last winter in the Philly region SCCA Solo II in STX class. Had a blast :p and was actually fairly competitive (WRX of course).

I plan on taking the Sti into SOLO II also, but I hear they may be putting it into a much more agressive class :-? ...so I guess I'll have to wait and see. I highly recommend this racing forum as it really teaches you about the car characteristics and above all, tremendouslly increases your driver knowledge. You may think you know how to corner, but when you get beat by an '02 Mitsu Eclipse (mostly stock), you just know there are a few things to be learned. I know..you're all thinking "no way YB must be crappy driver". All I can say to that is show up in Camden and we'll see then <grin>. Believe me...the driver is the main ingredient given non-rediculous car mathups (you know....not a Z06 against a Gremlin).

Of course, the light to light challenges will be met, as long as the conditions aren't stupid :eek: . Havn't been beat at that yet...can't imagine how it'll feel in the Sti. wheeee.... :D
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Scott
 

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I race STS in Solo II and know for a fact driver is the prime ingredient. In an automatic 328is I beat out a twin turbo Porche, a 205 hp supercharged Honda civic, and a MR2 Spyder Turbo, but I got beat by a Ford Escort Station Wagon with no mods but racing tires...The Ford only had 78 hp...

But Solo II really teaches you how to handle your car especially in emergency situations like high speed turning and swarving... I am definately going to race my STI. In solo II and track racing!!
 

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Driver is everything!

I'd love to race my STi after I get to know her a little bit... if I still live here in ATL I could do SCCA and Road Atlanta, drivers school, something....

I'll be racing bike next year so I'm sure I'll squeeze some weekends in on the STY !
 

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MKIVSupra and FasStAsS_sTi -

I would be up for a track day or meet anywhere. Gingerman in MI is a perfect track for an STI. I am a member of the Windy City BMW club and I usually do their driving schools at Road America.

In short - I am going to drive the car like it was meant to be driven!
 

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ScoobyDo said:
Anyone out there planning to race your STi? If so, please reply with the type of racing and typical locations.

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YES, YES AND YES!!! I will be racing the heck out of it. I will hopefully be doing my fourth One Lap of America in it in 2004. I will also have it at most of our local track events.

http://www.aarrf.com

It will make at leat one trip to the drags to see what it can do.

Check out http://www.racingforthechildren.org

if you want to see what I was racing before....

Later,
 

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2003STI said:
MKIVSupra and FasStAsS_sTi -

I would be up for a track day or meet anywhere. Gingerman in MI is a perfect track for an STI. I am a member of the Windy City BMW club and I usually do their driving schools at Road America.

In short - I am going to drive the car like it was meant to be driven!
Hey, I just saw this post. Yeah, we will have to set something up. I have been to Gingerman a couple times with my Supra. I would not mind taking my STi out once or twice, but nothing I can do regularly since mine will be my daily driver. Can't risk wreaking it and it needs to last... at least till the next generation STi comes out. :wink: I wouldn't mind trying something in the dirty too. Nothing crazy where I catch air or anything though.
 

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I will be doing some local autocross around the KC area. Also may join the lapping club at Mid America Motorsports and do plenty of hard driving up there.
Of course the local stoplights will also see some occasional action.
 

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Autocross, in stock class (probably AS, but we'll see) for a while, then perhaps do some minor mods to go to SM (seats, ECU, Prodrive package, we'll see). Of course I may end up driving it stock for years.

I doubt I'll do any real road racing, but I plan to do some High Performance Driving Events and schools. No local tracks, so maybe Spokane and PIR. I've never done anything like that before (my Miata has no roll bar or hardtop, so most tracks don't want me), so it should be fun.

It is the daily driver, so it will see a few 0-60mph runs every day. Arguably I should ride my bike the 1 mile to work instead so I can fit in aftermarket or JDM seats...
 

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SnowbordrWRX said:
SnowmanFX, exactly. I have no problems "babying" the car, esp during the break-in period, but when some cocky kid driving an F&F wannabe civic with a spoiler that looks like it came out of high school machine shop, then I gotta educate the fool. I got my WRX for snowboarding reasons so you know it's gonna see harsh conditions. The same will go for the STi whenever I can get my hands on one.
pretty much sums up what i am going to use my STi for, chumps on the road and getting through traffic! it's getting busy down here these days.
 
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