Indy Region SCCA, July 15, 2001, GM Plant, Anderson, IN

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The course:

This was a more difficult course for me than the June 24th event, but it was also a lot faster.  For this event I had an instructor riding with me in all of my rides except the first.  I got some tips for improving my driving.  The main thing was that I thought I had been using two hands on the wheel, but actually not and I'd been "overdriving" the car.  By settling down and keeping my hand movements smaller I was able to improve my driving considerably.  My first run, without the instructor, was actually my best time, but I was carrying a significant weight penalty with the instructor in the car.  Also, I made a bad mistake in the last run, coming out of the second carrousel too wide and not being able to make it to the left side of the first pylon in the second slalom.  I had to take the slalom on the other run, which was much slower and put me on a slower line for the finish.

For the first slalom (top of the image above), people used both lines--going to the right and to the left of the first cone.  I went to the left first, at the advice of my instructor, and I think that was probably the best choice for me.

I had four runs on this course.  The second run, I DNFed ("Did Not Finished"--meaning failed to complete the course correctly so the time is not counted) on the entry to the first carrousel.  The cones on the inside of the curve looked, at speed, like a gate, and so I went through them to the inside of the curve.  Oops.  Mistake.  My 3rd run was another DNF.  This happened after the slalom.  In the series of turns after the final slalom I went past the wrong side of one of the corner marking cones.  Oops again.  My fourth run, however, did produce an official finish but it was actually my slowest time, probably because of that mistake (mentioned above) in getting into the last slalom.

My times were 50.633 (Best official time), 52.729 (DNF), 50.211 (DNF), and 52.910.

Last time, I was 9.118 seconds behind the class leader.  This time, I was 7.363 seconds behind the class leader.  In percentages (based on the leaders time), I was 19.4% slower than the leader last time and 17.0% slower this time.

Getting better.

Here are the full results:

Points Event #5 - Anderson Autocross Ambush
Date: July 15, 2001
Place   Time    #      Class      Name      Vehicle
                    SS           
1       47.079  73            Clark Howey      Chevy Corvette - Blue
                             
                  SSL           
1      46.309      10            Tiffany Howey      Chevy Corvette - Blue
                             
                    AS           
1      43.985      51            Kevin McLeaster      BMW M3 -Silver
2      45.765      15            Dick Daniel      Honda S2000 - Silver
3      46.498      3            Robert Passmore      Audi TT - Silver
                             
                    BS           
1      44.186      42            Jay Hofacker      Mazda Miata - Blue
2      45.855      3            Sam White      Mazda Miata - Red
3      46.259      31            Corey White      Mazda Miata - Red
4      DNF      12            James Lillis      Mazda Miata - Black
                             
                     CS           
1      42.877      68            Clemens Burger      Toyota MR2-Aquamarine
2      45.935      0            Marc Kerr      Pontiac Fiero - Black
3      46.295      31            Mike McLeish      Toyota MR2 - Red
4      46.435      1            Sean Murphy      Pontiac Fiero - Maroon
5      46.771      10            Darren Daubenspeck Mazda RX7 - Red
6      46.941      49            Dan Stone      Mazda Miata - Red
                             
                  CSL           
1      48.767      68            Joan Karnas      Toyota MR2-Aquamarine
2      63.524      13            Amy Slater      Mazda RX7 - Blue
                             
                    DS           
1      43.148      10            Brian Gard Plymouth Neon ACR - White
2      43.926      9            Gustavo Hammerly Honda CRX Si - Black
3      44.210      77            Mark Badgley      Dodge Neon - Red
4      45.321      110            Ronnie Inabnit Plymouth Neon ACR-White
5      48.003      19            Michael Lutus      Honda CRX Si - Black
                             
                    DSL           
1      44.664      10            Valerie Gard Plymouth Neon ACR - White
2      45.958      85            Cindy Fineberg      Dodge Neon ACR - Black
                             
                    ES           
1      43.274      12            Martin Ausbrooks Honda Prelude - Black
2      45.008      45            Andrew Broadley      Toyota Celica GT-White
3      45.334      25            John Ausbrooks      Honda Prelude - Black
4      50.407      14            Chad Foster      Honda Prelude - Black
5      50.560      9            Dave Johnson      Pontiac Fiero - Red
6      50.637      5            David Burkhead Mitsubishi Eclipse-Gold
                             
                  ESL           
1      45.073      19            Jennifer McLeish Saturn SC2 - Aqua
2      46.633      8            Chrissy McLeish      Saturn SC2 - Aqua
3      50.152      14            Elise Caruso      Honda Prelude - Black
                             
                    FS           
1      44.042      23            Brian Cigal      Nissan 300ZX - Black
2      44.303      3            Keith Beaver      Nissan 300ZX - Black
3      44.325      13            David Johnson      Chevy Camaro - White
                             
                    GS           
1      44.786      32            John Kudlaty      Eagle Talon - Black
2      45.858      46            Rob Stokes      BMW 323CI - Grey
3      46.303      37            Eric Keller      Ford Contour SVT-Black
4      46.388      56            Joseph Litt  Mitsubishi Eclipse-Black
5      46.490      25            Tom Zachary      VW Corrado - Green
6      46.696      44            Mark Vorndran      Mercury Mystic - Green
7      47.630      31            Loren Long      BMW 325 - White
8      47.721      7            Jim Zachary      VW Corrado - Green
9      47.993      18            Markus Robinson      Ford Contour SVT - Red
                             
                    HS           
1      44.181      12            Bruce Wollard      Honda Civic - Silver
2      45.884      15            Nathan Lawrence      Ford Focus - Green
3      46.204      25            Dennis Dunkman      Honda Civic - Green
4      47.183      24            Randy Ryan      Ford Focus - Black
5      47.249      11            Jeff Busby      Honda Civic - Silver
6      48.360      19            Eric Robe      Honda Accord - Grey
7      48.263      35            Ben Younce      BMW 318IS - Red
8      49.583      14            Gary Kendall      MGB - Red
9      53.860      7            C.R. Kendall      Triumph TR7 - Blue
                             
                    ASP           
1      42.603      35            Ted Drummond      Toyota MR2 - Blue
2      42.288      11            Jack Tovey      BMW M3 Light - White
3      44.144      5            Bryan Alexander      Toyota MR2 - Blue
                             
                  BSP           
1      54.208      9            Mike Lancaster      Datsun 280Z - White
                             
                    CSP           
1      43.822      5            Shane Benson      Mazda Miata - Red
2      44.266      72            Kevin Miller      Acura Integra R-Yellow
3      45.267      321            Jason Russell      Mazda Miata - Red
4      45.574      7            Fran Best      Porsche 914 - Blue
                             
                    DSP           
1      43.506      36            Andrew Bratt Toyota Supra-Mulitcolor
2      48.533      136            Jeff Alexander Toyota Supra-Mulitcolor
                             
                    ESP           
1      42.083      255            Paul Lazaro Mitsubishi Eclipse - Red
2      43.250      2            Scott Burton Pontiac Trans Am - Green
3      43.299      33            Gary Burton      Ford Mustang - Gray
4      43.844      97            Jay Nogan  Eagle Talon TSI - Green
5      44.672      19            Todd James      Ford Mustang - Red
                             
                      AP           
1      43.700      4            Lee Miller      Pontiac Fiero - Silver
                             
                    CP           
1      44.029      37            Mark Gillespie      Yenko Stinger - White
2      44.204      6            Paul Fox      Chevy Corvair - White
                             
                    DP           
1      42.725      99            Richard Atkins      Fiat ??? - Black
                             
                    EP           
1      47.338      19            Ian Linn  VW Karmen Ghia - Very Blue
                             
                    EM           
1      41.749      93            Warren LeVeque      Corvair Stinger - Red
                             
                    STS           
1      42.140      25            Ron Conrad Honda Civic Si- Pearl White
2      43.110      32            Troy Wesley      BMW 325IS - Red
3      43.565      125            Rob Bohn Honda Civic Si- Pearl White
4      43.713      6            Steve Linn Nissan Sentra SE-R - Red
5      43.924      99            Chris Smith      Subaru Impreza - White
6      44.085      42            Scott Woosley      VW Rabbit GTI - Silver
7      44.147      93            Scott Dales      Ford Probe - Black
8      44.192      22            Chris McGuire      VW Wabbit GTI - Red
9      44.284      97            Jason Keefer      Ford Probe - Blue
10      44.364      121            Brendon Hines Acura Integra GS-R-Black
11      44.381      98            Steven Schneller Dodge Neon R/T- Black
12      44.867      155            Preston Benzinger Ford Probe GT - Blue
13      45.178      91            Matt Emenheiser      VW Rabbit GTI - Green
14      46.319      33            Kyle Stevenson      Honda Prelude - Black
15(T)      46.429      66            Cory Gerg      VW Rabbit GTI - Black
15(T)      46.429      21            Jim Lin      Acura Integra - White
17      46.627      77            Zach Bryant      Mercury Cougar - White
18      47.483      63            Michael LeVeque      Corvair-Reddish Felt
19      47.575      23            Seth Mansue Subaru Impreza - Silver
20      48.347      7            Warren Sobat      Toyota Celica - Blue
21      48.520      10            Alberto Pizzato      VW Rabbit GTI - Black
22      48.738      17            Daniel Rasp      Ford Probe GT - Black
23      49.027      13            James Nolin      Acura Integra - Black
24      50.762      12            Doug McClintock      Honda Civic - Silver
                             
                    STR           
1      44.119      51            Alan Ausbrooks      Subaru Impreza - Blue
2      45.087      14            Matt Curry      Dodge Neon - Purple?
3      55.667      4            Tim Curry   Dodge Neon - Lavender??
                             
                    SM           
1      42.831      68            Alex Samardzich      Honda Civic - Red
2      45.075      37            Greg Murphy      Honda Civic - Red
3      45.818      88            Dave Basey      Dodge Neon - Purple
4      55.873      22            Jose Vazquez      Ford Mustang - Blue
5      56.312      21            Derrick Vazquez      Ford Mustang - Blue
                             
                  SM2           
1      46.286      17            Millard Johnson      Mazda Miata - Black
                             
                  S Kart           
1      40.158      9            Dave Hart      Comet Kart

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