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STF UPDATE
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Lee Chhit leading in a 2011 mini and Andres in 2nd in his mazda 2 1.2sec back after 2nd runs.

3rd runs start soon


run 3 1st drivers update:

Andres down to a 46.5 and only 9 tenths out sitting 2nd. Scott Sandowski up to 5th (last trophy spot) with a 47.5. Only 5 tenths from 3rd and thousandths from 4th. Josh Elk with a 48.2 is up to 7th about 7 tenths out of the trophies. Daniel Chhit is in 3rd and has a run still. Joe Austin is having cone trouble and has one left. Look for him to move up to the trophies.

Daniel went slower and Joe had more cones. So STF is in the books.
 

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Is Josh Frodo on here? I see Andres is in 2nd still after his 3rd run, but still many people yet to take their 3rd run. Kick some ass tomorrow and good luck Andres!

Can't wait for Blytheville Pro next weekend!
 

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Josh Frodo Elk....I just put Josh Elk. He's in 7th...see above :)
 

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Dave, are the Chhit's running any of your old parts? I'm just wondering who to blame if they beat us all. :winker:

Looks like a lot of people having cone trouble. Bummer that Joe didn't get a single clean run. Andres is off to a great start.

It's really torturous having to follow this stuff online. It's been 5-1/2 months since I last autocrossed! :frown:
 

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Well...the next 2 weeks will be Mazda3 domination. Adam in Blytheville and then me in college station. :)

Chin up. :)

I didn't sell Chhit my stuff. The millers in Washington have my brake pad and rear trailing arms though. Their car should be a front runner. I need to get my HP up though. :)
 

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Andres had a pretty good showing, finishing 2nd. Looks like Todd adapted well to Andres' car on day 2. (Todd's Mini had mechanical issues.)

Apparently Lee Chhit just built his STF Mini in the last month or so. Almost a one second lead on both days for first place.
 

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It will be interesting to see the overall PAX numbers. I only know Sam Strano as one of the top National drivers there; who are some others? The top STF car paxed a 992 against Sam.

Also STF essentially tied the best STC car raw for day one (day two missing at the moment), and was eight tenths of a pax second better than STS for the weekend. Not sure of the level of competition among that group, don't know the names or histories.

Some interesting comparisons initially. Need more events, drivers and courses to assess farther.
 

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Hard to compare since G Street got rained out and didn't run. Along with CP and others in the last heat.

Next weekend is Blytheville. Adam, you're going to upload pics and results here right? :)
 

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cool this is a good way for us to live vicariously through others lol :)
 

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Wish I coulda been there again this year, but too much life right now. Not sure I'll get a race in til May...hopefully be at the Atlanta Match Tour. Lots of car work to do before then too.

Btw, Chhit brothers were racing an STX MS3 for the last couple years.



Go get'em over the next couple weeks boys!
 

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Any chance you'll make it to Texas? If I keep asking you'll have to say yes eventually. We miss ya back here Andres
 

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Looks like Andres is coming to Blytheville!


Got 9 entries, very solid for this event.

http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.status/uidEvent/E911E7BD-CB9E-FF07-F11A50FB654345B9#.UyfG0PldVyU
Not sure if I mentioned it, but my co-driver (Preston Jordan) will be there co-driving Joe Austin's car. He was originally going to run in STX, but decided to run STF with hopes of being able to run my car in the Finale. He started autocrossing in 2010, and has been doing VERY well. He's new to FWD though, so I'm looking forward to seeing how he does in the Mini. (and eventually my Focus.) I've also been following Nick Sullivan's Focus SVT build. Looks like he's got a good start, but he said the camber plates he ordered might not make it in time for this weekend. Of course I'm looking forward to seeing how Adam's freshly built 3 does, too.

Lots of people in STF that I'd like to see do well. Good luck to all!
 

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Cool, I'll be sure to swing by and say hello to Preston. Btw Justin, I'm planning on hitting Spring Nats at Lincoln and also one of the Wilmington events so we'll be able to hang and talk shop before Nats.


Here is the new Blytheville layout for the Pro this year....gonna be massive courses!




Here's a video of last year for comparison from the top of my car in RTF. I'm getting pumped!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVjtwS53Les
 

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I hope they put the start in the middle and one goes left and the other right. I'd have to have courses that long and skinny :) with a middle start it allows for something other than slaloms :)
 
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