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Some or most of you might already know this...

You should Autocross with at least 1/2 Tank of gas!

I went to the Indy Autocross today. Still learning how to do this, I went with less than 1/4 tank of fuel. The first set of turns, actually one turn that went just over 360 degress with a drastically decreasing radius so that it turned inside of itself, opened up to a series of serpentine gates. As I reached the gates my car would loose power. After much discussion it was decided that I was starving the engine for fuel because there wasn't enough fuel and the pickups weren't getting enough.

Moral of the Story...Go to the next event with a full tank of gas!
 

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I'll remember that when i race Sunday over in L'ville. I wonder how big,fast a course they make over at the Papa John's stadium. :biggest:
 

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Actually, there is a big baffle....but it doesn't lend itself to keeping the fuel by the pickup. The tank has a big hump in it to clear the driveshaft. I think there has to be a better way to keep from getting fuel starvation. I've gotten bit by it twice now, costing me wins in DSP. Race tires multiply the problem!
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Yeah, I think we've all been bitten by this at one time or another. I had a little less than a quarter tank one time and every hard sweeper I hit, the engine would hiccup and burp. Sucked! I use at least solid 1/3 of a tank now and that seems to help.
 

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SOA should recall them all and have balance tubes installed to keep both sides the same level.
 

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I thought about trying to get them to replace my tires because of excessive wear:D
 

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Probably shouldn't give away SCCA memberships with a new car purchase if it's gonna let you down with anything less than 1/2 tank of gas or piss poor driving. I don't get just a burp or cough. I get a good 1.5seconds of no-power whatsoever until the fuel get's back to the lines. :dick:
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right, SOA is going to recall gas tanks because they aren't the best for auto-x use :rolleyes: and now, back to reality...
 

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I was figuring on 1/2 second loss...a 1.5 second loss would have put me up there near the big boys.
 
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