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Old 08-15-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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Default I Autocrossed my SKY - and won a trophy

This past sunday I autocrossed my SKY - and won a trophy!

The autocross was at Dakota County Tech college in Minnesota - and was sponsored by the MN Porsche and Corvette Club.

Out of 90 cars - I placed 25th overall - and won a trophy for best time in C Stock class with street tires!

It was an awesome experience. Some items of interest - I had better times around the track than a 05 Lotus Elise, 06 Boxster S, Neon SRT-4 and even some corvettes (NON Z06 - of course).

The event was cut short by rain - I had to autocross with my wipers on - but got three good runs in!

If anyone is looking to autocross their SKY in MN - this Sunday is an autocross event at the same track. Visit www.mnautox.com for more details.

I cant imagine what my SKY Redline is going to track like!

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Old 08-15-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: I Autocrossed my SKY - and won a trophy

Let's see the trophy!

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Old 08-15-2006, 05:06 PM   #3
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SaturnGuy3,

Congrats on the outcome! Did you increase the pressure in your tires for the runs or run street pressure? Any other tricks you might have done?

Was the course set up more for handling or speed (I have autocrossed and I've noticed that whoever sets up the course does so to be most advantageous for their own car)?

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Old 08-15-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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I got to take run in a Solstice Z0K with 40 PSI in the tires front and rear at Solo Skool and it was awesome. The SKY must be fun to autocross. Get a roll bar before open tracking it.

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Old 08-15-2006, 11:03 PM   #5
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I got to take run in a Solstice Z0K with 40 PSI in the tires front and rear at Solo Skool and it was awesome. The SKY must be fun to autocross. Get a roll bar before open tracking it.
I had the front tires at 40 PSI and 45 pounds rear. Have you seen any SKYs with a roll bar?

The trophies dont get handed out for a couple weeks!

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Old 08-19-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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Hey, Saturn Guy! I see you're signed up for tomorrow's event. Please stick around for the "Buck runs" at the end. You'll get at least one Ridealong.

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Old 08-19-2006, 03:55 PM   #7
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I had the front tires at 40 PSI and 45 pounds rear. Have you seen any SKYs with a roll bar?

The trophies dont get handed out for a couple weeks!
I have not seen any Sky's with a roll bar yet. I've seen a Solstice with a roll cage though. Looking inside the SKY, I wonder where/how you'd attach a roll bar without hacking it up too much. We don't allow open cars at track events without roll bars or a hardtop in place.

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Hey, Saturn Guy! I see you're signed up for tomorrow's event. Please stick around for the "Buck runs" at the end. You'll get at least one Ridealong.
What kind of car will you be in?

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I have not seen any Sky's with a roll bar yet. I've seen a Solstice with a roll cage though. Looking inside the SKY, I wonder where/how you'd attach a roll bar without hacking it up too much. We don't allow open cars at track events without roll bars or a hardtop in place.
Where was it attached in the solstice? did you take pics?

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Old 08-19-2006, 10:23 PM   #10
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Where was it attached in the solstice? did you take pics?
it was a picture in a magazine. AutoWeek or Hot Rod.

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I saw the solstice ZOK at a race in Birmingham, AL. Was really neat looking. They also has a RedBull sponsored (at least somewhat) solstice that looked to be setup to compete in something like a GT class...

Pictures are in this album (college version of MySpace for those of you who dont know...)

Also some other cool cars there :P

http://uah.facebook.com/album.php?ai...12&id=78200240

EDIT: They're on page 3....

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