Sunday, February 10, 2008

NER RallyX 1-27-08

So I was lucky enough to have my brother in-law Richie P offer me a codrive in his '06 Sti for the NER RallyX at Stafford Springs. I was a little hesitant as he's still making payments, but oh well it was alot of fun. I wasn't quite sure how the autox skills would translate, turns out they were a perfect fit along with totally necessary (IMO) left foot braking.

In the end Richie dug himself out of a 12th place hole in the morning due to a spin and came up to 7th of 22 cars. In the morning I had a 4 secondish lead on PSG'r Matt Gleiner which meant a couple cones, spin or DNF could have been disaster in the afternoon. We both held tight on the afternoon skating rink and avoided the triple sow cow and stayed 1 & 2 for the class.

Results for the sunday event can be seen here:

All 3 event results:

Here's some in-car video:



Tons of Pics and Vids can be found in these 2 threads:

Big thanks to Richie for the fun day and NER for putting on a great event. Also thank you's to Dan for the setup info and Matt Gleiner for posting Saturday pics. Because of that pic of the snowy field I brought boots to keep my tootsies warm! hahahahaa Congrats to Matt for his National win in SA!

I also have to say I was pretty impressed with the CTSubie crew for not only getting a ton of people out to the event (and most were driving!) but they managed to pull off an early morning caravan and arrive on time.

ok, time for the stall story......gee I wonder what Jay and Richie are looking at....

So this corner was damn slow, I got greedy and wanted to drop to 1st. Well I don't normally LFB so I fully geeked the downshift and had my left foot firmly planted on the brake and not the clutch. Then we stopped and it stalled. So in the video of my run when the camera turns off/on...well I had to restart the car and start cursing alot :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


the sti is officially sold!

joe had to be a wiseass and pay me over 20g's in twenties, fiddies, and hundies!

come pick up the rest of your parts, wiseass! i need to make room!

so the s2k got some love.. thanks davizzle!

the most expensive front swaybar EVER is on order too from bill gendron @ smallfortune racing. the stupid bar cost me a small fortune!

that's it. i need to find some wheels and stickies and i'm done. the s2k was supposed to be just for 'fun' but i couldn't resist.

after some troubleshooting, parts swapping, and CEL clearing, the 2.5rs to ready to be bashed through the woods of vermont in 2 weekends! woohoo!!