10-08-1998, 07:06 PM
I got my official SCCA results today in the mail, and as I suspected I was definitely down the pack in standard C-Street Prepared Class. Actually 8th out of 9. The times for the 191 cars were:<p>CSP:<p>CRX SI - 45.193<br>Corolla - 45.276<br>Mazda RX-3 - 45.425<br>Mazda RX-7 - 46.134<br>Audi A4 1.8T - 47.084 (Corey S)<br>Mazda RX-7 - 47.144<br>Golf GTI 16V - 47.559<br>Audi A4 2.8 - 48.755 (Me)<br>Civic - 50.296<p>and for G-Stock Class:<p>Audi A4 1.8T - 51.126 (Sean Griffin) - 1st PLACE!!!!!<br>Camaro - 51.344<br>Audi A4 1.8T - 54.634 (Warren Yang)<br>Audi A4 1.8T - 55.187 (Sharon Levy)<br>Audi A4 2.8 Avant - 52.442 (Michael Jacobs - fun run - no points)<p>Rookie Stock 1 (indexed)<p>Integra GSR - 49.949<br>Audi A4 - 50.435 (DanK)<br>Passat 1.8T - 50.953 (AJL)<p>And for those gear heads..the best time was:<p>Lotus Europa - 41.037<p>Next time we will do better....<p>Steve S.<br>97 2.8QM<br>
Hmm... I come in second in the rookie class, but my time would have put me in first in the full class... Oh well, I'll have to run with the full group next time :-). Double hmm... Actually both AJL and myself would have been ahead in GS.<br>So why was Michael's run not counted?
10-08-1998, 08:00 PM
Michael must have told them he just wants to do a fun run.<br>Not bad for an Avant with that extra weight (and a passenger).<p>Steve S.<br>97 2.8QM<p>P.S. I shoulda been in the CSP-R (rookie) class...I would<br>have done better...<br>
10-09-1998, 12:10 PM
PAX scores are a separate and distinct thing. You can try to be the national champ in PAX. The actual fastest time in each grouping does win.<p>Steve S.<br>97 2.8QM<p>P.S. Anybody know for sure?<br>
...as far as I can tell, coming in "First in group" doesn't win you anything, the only thing that matters is the class-factored best time. And it looks like the rookie classes get the same time-factor as the non-rookie class, so the only benefit of racing rookie is that it is more likely to make you feel good about finishing first in your category. This race seemed to be a fluke in that better times popped up in rookie than in non-rookie. But, of course, since all of us A4s are technically rookies (none of us have raced 1/3rd of the races...), that distinction isn't really significant.<p>Dank<br>
10-11-1998, 08:57 AM
Europa's are my favorite (couldn't tell, huh??? <G>), but down here in SoCal we have Chris O'Donnel in an Elan that has been National Champ for many years, and 2 other guys in HOT Lotus Super 7's.<p>Porsche might be THE car in many events/aspects, but even ancient Lotus cars will still beat almost any car if they don't fall apart first!<p>By the way, I just bought a video tape at the Peterson Museam trip yesterday. It is about the 1996 BPR Global Endurance GT Series. COOL RACING!!!!! This is where you have the GT1 McLarens and many other cars! Well, needless to say, Lotus with a STREETABLE V8 Esprit was right up there with MEGA BUCK specially prepared McLaren/BMW and Ferraris! They even won an event! So it seems Lotus STILL LIVES! And also shows that even a near street Lotus can match supercars!