In Reply to: Re: One thing about autocross... posted by Bruce on June 10, 1999 at 14:30:37:
one possible trick for many LOCAL auto-x events is to add a strut brace and/or chip, which should put you in ASP. i have found that higher-end stock classes are often populated with very serious competitors even at the local level. the cars are often on race tires and prepared to the limit of the rules. SP classes often get people who added a 'harmless' accessory or two to their daily driver (like a K&N filter, strut brace, larger wheels - often with relatively crummy tires, etc...). this of course does not apply at national level, where every class is prepared pretty much to the limit. i ran my ///M coupe in SS locally, and even on dunlops was catching up to some of the 'vettes running race tires (even beat a couple) - but was way outclassed by a race-tired rx7. i noticed my times which put me 4th or 5th in SS would have handily won ASP in those events... fwiw.
: : The M roadster competes in superstock. Every autocross result I have seen shows that the fastest corvettes in SS turn faster times than the fastest A-stock cars (usually the M3s). So even though the Mz3 might be a very good handler in absolute terms, it has stiff competition on the autox circuit. Something to keep in mind...
: corvettes are not the king of SS, Gen 3 RX7s are