View Full Version : Nov 17 & 18th Hollywood Park? Can I run?
11-09-2001, 10:58 AM
I was wondering if I could run on the nov 17th and 18th autocross up at HollyWood Park here in southern california? I have never autocrossed before, but I am very interested. I sent an E-mail to the novice director at www.solo2.com (http://www.solo2.com) . I was wondering if anybody else knew.
11-09-2001, 11:55 AM
I don't see any reason why you can't at least run on the 18th. Make sure to be there on time.
The event on the 17th has an 80 car limit, and honestly, doen'st appear to be a good place for a novice. It is a practice day, not an instruction day.
Are you over 18 years old? If not, you will need a parent to go with you to sign a waiver.
11-12-2001, 06:48 PM
i'll be running ES there at hollywood park. ill be a spec blue gt, maybe i'll see u.
scott, i'm not caught up in the rules but i heard that u cant run x anymore. is this true?
this is gonna be a cool weekend. chill with some friends at a rock concert, watch rallyx at west covina, and autox at hollywood park.
11-16-2001, 12:00 AM
thanks guys, but it seems that I am unable to make it to the event. And yes autoxr you are right I am under 18 but I emailed them and they said that my mother could sign a waiver at the event. Autoxr why do you say that the 17th would be bad. Is practice only for the professional auto-crossers? Well I guess I will just wait for the next event.
11-16-2001, 12:43 AM
I've driven there. Just an FYI, get there early, your car must be teched before you register/pay. You don't need numbers, if you are not signed up for a 'team', registration will assign them for you. They will give you a piece of paper with some tape.
Look for the Novice Mentor, David Avard who runs in STS. He's really good in answering your questions and giving you pointers during the Novice course walk.
Hollywood Park is a big area, there is only one entrance, near the old GW Forum arena. It's an asphalt surface that has some surface elevation changes for water drainage purposes.
ES is a small class: If the regulars show up, look for Don Green, drives a Honda CRX and Art Rinner Nissan SE-R, they are nice and helpful in benchracing.
Get plenty of seattime, you SoCal people are lucky, if things go according to plan, you will have a National Tour in San Diego then the following week a ProSolo in Irvine in late March. I'm planning to attend both. Hope to see you around sometime before then.
11-16-2001, 04:19 AM
Why I say the 17th is bad...(and I'm writing this from North Carolina by the way)...
It is a practice day. What are you going to practice, this is your first time. You need a school, not a practice day. Folks go out on practice days to optimize tire pressures, shock settings and practice driving the right line.
There typically is no novice steward/coordinator, and typically, a novice will get in the way.
Also, it sounds as if there were only 80 slots avaialble. Here in NC I can fill an 80 slot event in an hour. Call and ask if it would be OK for you to run on the 17th, but I bet you either get an apprehensive answer or a flat out no.
It isn't that they aren't friendly folks, it's that it isn't safe for you to be driving around there.
Your best bet is to go out the 17th, park the car and watch. See what folks are doing. Ask a few questions and learn a lot.
11-17-2001, 01:14 AM
thanks for the explanation autoxr. Well I'm not going to make it but I will definatley try to go to the next event. I'll keep those tips in mind al2tkoy.
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