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I'd like to make it out to both.

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I was at the marshalling station where we asked the camera guy to move.

He had no spotter. He had his back to the cars with his face buried in his camera trying to setup a shot for an up coming corner. and he was standing in a spot where we had seen 2 cars go off course and go sliding through earlier in the day.

so we just asked him to move, and he started yelling about how he cant do his f-in job and he's so sick of us and so on.. so i'm thinking other marshals may have had to ask him to move/be more careful earlier in the day as well.

oh, and if camera guy is on here or somehow reads this.. just a quick FYI. not 5 minutes after we asked you to move.. another car went flying through that EXACT spot you were standing again.

so uh, you're welcome.

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Originally posted by Redlined_8000
So what happened with the 1990s green track mustang that spun out two times off course and had excessive tire squealing drifting like crazy? Nothing?



This was just brought to our attention yesterday and today, we're looking into it and discussing.



Originally posted by Sugarphreak


We actually had a camera person on site taking video, but he got in a heated argument with one of the marshals when they asked him to move to a safer area, packed up and left

Kind of sucks, but what can you do. Safety is a top priority out there


Originally posted by dansmith11
I was at the marshalling station where we asked the camera guy to move.

He had no spotter. He had his back to the cars with his face buried in his camera trying to setup a shot for an up coming corner. and he was standing in a spot where we had seen 2 cars go off course and go sliding through earlier in the day.

so we just asked him to move, and he started yelling about how he cant do his f-in job and he's so sick of us and so on.. so i'm thinking other marshals may have had to ask him to move/be more careful earlier in the day as well.

oh, and if camera guy is on here or somehow reads this.. just a quick FYI. not 5 minutes after we asked you to move.. another car went flying through that EXACT spot you were standing again.

so uh, you're welcome.



The marshals at that station absolutely made the right call, safety comes first. When something goes wrong things happen very fast.

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I might add that I also noticed camera equipment on tri-pods setup in potentially dangerous locations. While no human would get hurt, I personally would not appreciate turning what should be spinning off harmlessly turning into real damage to my car. I don't think that would be fair to the driver if an incident occurred.

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I was wondering why the camera guy left so aggressively. I saw him coming down the back side while a guy was coming through the finish and instead of waiting for the on-car course to finish he came flying right up to him before slowing down. I thought it was pretty reckless.

On the topic of safety, in the afternoon I had one close call where the V70R came between 2 cone walls straight at me while I went through the slalom. I had to let off the throttle because of it but I still managed my fastest run of the day and wasn't sure I could do it again so I didn't complain. That decreasing radius corner caused a lot of people to run wide and it might be nice to keep elements like that a little further away from the rest of the course in the future please

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I can't believe I managed a 10th place PAX finish with so many good competitors (and fast cars)! It was just about impossible to find grip in the morning but by the afternoon the course was clean enough to really throw the car around. Of course there is some pride in beating rage2 in his sweet Lexus with my Focus both in PAX and in RAW.


As for the green mustang who was drifting a bit, err, okay, quite a lot, that's Dan and/or Josh. If the need comes up to contact them and you don't have their information I can pass that along.

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By the way, photos I took are here:

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I can't believe I managed a 10th place PAX finish with so many good competitors (and fast cars)! It was just about impossible to find grip in the morning but by the afternoon the course was clean enough to really throw the car around.


Great work! Funny about the grip level between morning and afternoon, my car was sooooo much more fun in the morning, it rotated 1000x better with a lack of grip and really tested my patience with the throttle to get it to rotate just right. In the afternoon, even though the car was faster, it just wasn't as much fun because I was battling understeer in several places where throttle just understeered more, and in other places I could put the power down hard to rotate the car ever so slightly. I'm still surprised how well the RC-F ran, although I did spend a shit ton of time and money at the alignment shop street tweaking the damn setup to get it to be "fun" and not crap that the RC-F is out of the box.

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Of course there is some pride in beating rage2 in his sweet Lexus with my Focus both in PAX and in RAW.


I should add elderly abuse as one of our forum rules.

I know I'm just telling myself I'm doing this for fun, but I did go on tirerack after event 2 and found that the RE71Rs are available in the RC-F OEM sizes.

Almost want to run those as my street tires when these PSS's wear out.

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Check costco first, you might be surprised.

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I should add elderly abuse as one of our forum rules.

I know I'm just telling myself I'm doing this for fun, but I did go on tirerack after event 2 and found that the RE71Rs are available in the RC-F OEM sizes.



Elder abuse? I've got to be close to the same age as you! Age is just a state of mind anyway I think there is also some benefit in racing a $1000 car that you aren't afraid to damage or lose.
As for tires, I was running some 2013 R-S3s on the front and 3-year (and 3-winters out on the street...) non-S Rivals on the back for that event. I am a huge fan of the R-S3s but I fully admit the RE-71Rs are faster and if I could afford them I would be running them instead. The only reason I'm still on R-S3s is that I managed to pick up a 2013 set of R-S3s for a really reasonable price a couple weeks back when I wore out the 2014 stock R-S3s that I had on there.

I'll echo the suggestion about checking Costco for the RE-71Rs, in certain sizes they do carry stock and when they have them they are one of the most affordable places to get a set!

All of this aside, you've got a cool car and it was a super fun day! I agree the reduced grip made it more fun in the morning but the whole morning i felt like I had forgotten how to drive - it wasn't until the afternoon that things started to feel familiar again and I could convince the car to do what I was asking of it. At first I was blaming it on the pavement there but I think more than that it was the dirt since it cleaned up so much in the afternoon!

I ran an event in Red Deer the next day and I managed to cord a tire on my second run, which was pretty exciting since it lead to 3 massive oversteer events, so you might not see me out at the remaining 2 Park N Jet events since I'm now in tire preservation mode since I already blew the budget by $300 this year I just need to find somebody to flip my tires over who won't notice the tiny bits of cord sticking through the shoulders so I can wear out the other shoulders.

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Some more photos that somebody took during this event - link .

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