eaglecatcher wrote:just got done autocrossing today. My my my it was fun.
I would have done so much better with a set of decent tires... my almost bald HRi's just suck... and my brand new falkens in the back stuck like glue until they got hot. My tires were just so strange, I couldn't get any oversteer to save my life... ugh, time for R compound slicks...
all in all it was a good day... several badass cars were out there... all I can say is race prepped 74 914.... damn.
Although Stock Car racing differs markedly from Road Racing, there is one really cool idea behind stock car: every car is equal. Albeit, that's completely untrue, but imagine a race won not because of the car driven but because of how well the driver drove it.
Nonetheless, when you race in a class where the rules are intended to equalize the field, it's a very comforting feeling knowing that skill, not engineering, is the overriding factor winning races. Although autocross is a blast, you'll never know how good your opponents truly are until everyone's racing simliar cars. However, as many high profile NASCAR drivers have demonstrated, people who manage to have a noticably better car often win the race.
Did I also mention that luck is a factor?