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AutoX and the ST

Discussion in 'Focus ST' started by losershero, May 2, 2018.

  1. losershero

    losershero Active Member Established Member

    May 2, 2018
    Looking at getting into AutoX with the ST any advice,tips, tricks, gear I need?
    Anything helps

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  2. kevinatfms

    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    Not a FoST but a FiST guy here who auto-x's a ton.

    Rule number one is sign up and have fun. Nothing more, nothing less. Dont worry about hitting cones or going off course.

    Grab one of the seasoned guys to ride with you the first few runs to give you some pointers. Do the track walk in the beginning more than once. I usually walk the course 4-5 times before the "official" track walk to make sure i understand where each transition zone is, the best line and any areas that could slow me down.

    Check your tire pressure to start the day. Set at factory specs. After each run, check your pressures and adjust accordingly. I usually lower mine by 5-7lbs front to rear after my first run. Tire pressures are very important and can make or break a run.

    Bring a helmet, blue painters tape(race car numbers), a tire pressure gauge, a small air compressor(setting tire pressures is key) some sunscreen or a hat, a camping chair and food/drinks.

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