Autocross event – June 6, 1999

The day was Sunday, June 6th, 1999. The place was the Dakota County Technical College. This is where the Autocross is put on by the Minnesota Autosports Club. (MAC) Oskar, Matt, and myself were racing. Oskar with his Stealth, Matt with his friend’s Talon, and I raced my Eclipse. Shawn and T came to watch and Shawn’s huseband raced his 911 turbo. Autocrossing is setting up a coarse full of cones and seeing how fast you can run the coarse. This type of racing has a lot to do with driver skill. With the right driver, and Eclipse can easily beat a 3/S. This is not so true in drag racing. Matt’s friend Pete has a 91 VR4 and he parked in our same area, along with Patrick and Ken who also own 1g DSMs. The whole autocross thing was a lot of fun. Autocrossing is probably more fun to watch than drag racing, because there is always something going on. But I personally think drag racing is more fun to actually compete in.