10-31-1998, 01:59 PM
A number of A4 and Passat owners showed up for the Oct 31st running of the SCCA sanctioned Solo2 Slush-series autocross today. Aaron (AJL), Warren Yang, Karen Yang (M3 owner), John Chevanasin(I spelled it wrong), Sharon Levy (and the evil one- her husband), showed up to run in the autocross. (side note: Sharon was pissed cause her husband happened to beat her, in HER car, I am sure that she wants a rematch). The course was more tight and definitely set up for the miata crowd (Corvette and Impala SS owners were definitely swearing their heads off). I had to leave before SS and CSP groups could run, but I did happen to see a few fast times....mid 41 and 42 seconds. An BMW M Coupe (that lurked at this event on Oct 3rd) even ran....coulda done better with a little practice though. I was gauging (guaging?) my time against the faster M3s...of which there were many....and I believe their best time was 43.4 seconds. Most of the M3s were in the 44 - 47 second range. My best time was a 47.9 seconds. Ok...but not great. The worst time I saw was a 77.6....and the guy didn't even hit any cones?? how did he do that?<p>I will try to get some pictures from Karen (Warren's sister) and see if I can scan them.<br>Looks like this is the last autocross of the season for the Northern California region...<br>Until next year....<p>Steve S.<br>97 2.8QM<p>P.S. I don't recall the other A4/Passat times...so I didn't list them....They were in the<br>50.5 - 55 second range.