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Twickenham Auto Club Autocross #5
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Samir
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June 26th 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
*The times shown may change, depending on DST settings
Where: Milton Frank Stadium, 2810 15th Ave, Huntsville, AL 35805
Contact: www.teamtac.org

8:00am Tech Opens
8:30am Course Open For Walking
10:30am Registration - Tech - Course Closes
10:30am Novice Orientation
10:45am Driver's Meeting (Mandatory)
11:00am First Car Off

Pre-registration for this event is $35.00. $40 day of the event.

Autocrossing is a time-based event in which cars race against the clock on a course made of cones. Doesn't sound complicated or exciting, but it is the complete driving experience, allowing you to push the limits of you and your car in a controlled environment.


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A pleasantly cool morning met the great turnout of racers Saturday morning. Many of our friends from Birmingham drove up for the day, bringing a healthy field of competition when recently there hasn't been one. Being the last event for the season at this great venue probably had a lot to do with that.

The course was tricky in certain spots with a finish that was beneficial to those that could do a controlled oversteer. Of course, it also made for some smoky burnouts as people looped around when coming in too hot.

And speaking of hot, the cool weather of the morning faded quickly as the sun started baking the concrete. Heat exhaustion is always a danger in environments like this, and I know from personal experience. Only one person at the event was feeling the effects of the heat, and I believe he was able to get out of the sun before it got too bad. Someone told me that Hemsi had 17 calls due to heat exhaustion on this day. We're just entering the hottest months so please keep yourself hydrated when in the heat and watch for the danger signs--dizziness, nausea, and a lack of sweat. My personal sign is when I stop sweating. That's my queue to cool down and hydrate. Thankfully, TAC and TVR-SCCA provide cold water on site to help keep everyone going.

I was going to leave the event earlier for another event, but decided to make sure I had shots of everyone. I want to thank snacker for shooting with one of my cameras while I shot with the other. See everyone next time!
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