I finally ran in an event. a bunch of the New England Impreza Club (NESIC) guys went up to Killington for the weekend. There was a TSD (time/speed/distance) rally on saturday and a rallycross on Sunday. Most everyone went to run in both events. I didn’t plan on doing either. I just wanted to generally get away with the GF and chill with the Impreza guys. This was the “covered bridge rally” event, and there’s one every year. Anyways, I got talked into doing the rallycross on Sunday. It didn’t take much convincing… I just needed to be nudged 😀 . It had recently, so the gravel lot we were going to rallycross on was covered in snow. That’s good. it was about 3-4 inches of snow on top of gravel. The front wheel stock, front wheel modified, and rear wheel guys went first. I was working the course when they ran, and thought to myself “OK… if I do better than the FWD guys I’ll be happy.” I guess a lot of people get “dead last but finished” their first time out on a rallycross. I was really happy with myself. I made 18 out of 25 during the morning. Not too shabby! I even beat a couple WRXs. I don’t know how I did in the afternoon, but I think I did at least as well as the morning.

Here’s a picture of a friend of mine on the course:

So yeah. Rallycross was fun.

Here’s some less impressive footage of me running: http://armitage.crinkle.net/~rogue/coveredbridge/iggdawg.mpg

The world kinda ended and fell off 30 feet right behind where the footage starts so I was taking it easy. the begninning of the course was a lot faster. you basically get to see me in a hairpin and then the finish 😀 . Still fun to watch.


EDIT: added video link

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  1. November 4th, 2002 at 13:29 | #1

    Oooh, rally-x in the snow, looks like SOOO much fun. I’m jealous. We’re lucky to get any snow at all much less enough to cover the ground like that and on rally day! Good to hear you had fun and didn’t come in dead last.

  2. November 19th, 2002 at 07:17 | #2

    Rally-x on snow…nice! Hey, you’re on the i-club. Just switched to winter tires.

  3. November 19th, 2002 at 07:18 | #3

    …use left foot braking…

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