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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old February 5th, 2010, 12:28 Thread Starter
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100 Acre Wood Rally - Missouri

It is fast approaching. Rally America typically shows up in Salem, Missouri for the last weekend in February, and this year is no exception. The stages will be run on Friday and Saturday, Feb 26th and 27th. And Missouri weather being Missouri Weather, WHO KNOWS what is in store?? Last two years have had snow, and this year it is a still a total roll of the dice. One thing is fairly certain: it will not be dusty.

They could always use volunteers. Which is a great way to be a part of it all and be on the other side of the yellow tape.

http://www.100aw.org/index.html


Hope to see you there.
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Im close to it but am not working... wish i could go
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man i wanna go but its next week i dont think i can
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Wow my bro was a marshal at it and brought home some amazing pics storys and videos! Regret not going...
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The rally was fun as usual.

And as usual Travis Pastrana can not complete this rally.
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Definitely a fun time! I did miss the red MKI that is usually there. Sad not to have any MR2's represented. TONS of Subarus tho.

One thing became clear to me. You DO NOT need to have Block and/or Pastrana's budget to have fun at this event. Everyone who is interested in this form of racing should build or buy a car for next year, and we should show up en-masse and put on a show. Sure, nobody will be contending for the overall win, but that isn't the point. The crowds love to see the top contenders blast by, but the real entertainment is at the back of the field, and the crowd seems to sense this.

Just a thought.
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Wish i had a budget to rally my mk1... that would be nice.
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You could always do rallycross with your MK1. I have for a few seasons now. It's really fun and you could slowly transition your 2 into full rally prep if money is an issue. I still suggest buying your first rally car fully prepped. It will cost much less and you will probably get many spare parts in the deal. But of course the car is the least of the expense.

I wish I could've been there! A bunch of my friends from the rally community here in MN always goes down there to help out. Maybe next year we'll be able to come down too. It gets a little busy up here though helping organize 5 other rallies.
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Yea i was thinking about rally cross and transitioning to full blown rally. I mean i have the suspension settled. I would think thats the biggest part right? So next would be tires and a roll cage. haha Oh cant forget the PIAAs
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For rallycross (at least in our region with our soil types), the best tire for almost any surface we have is snow tires. One really good brand in particular is Firestone Winterforces. They have very agressive tread patterns with tread that wraps partially up on the sidewall of the tire. It's particularly handy when you are pushing loose dirt to the side. It allows the side of the tire to grip and dig the dirt that you are plowing up as you are sliding sideways rather than floating up into the soft, pillowy berms that get created over the course of running many cars on the track. And they are relatively inexpensive.

Some of our fastest competitors don't use rally tires at our events. It's too hard to judge what compound to use. These snow tires are a nice, happy balance.
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in the scca cal there is a mk1 doing rallycross
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I do rallycross with my mk1 also. We just had our season kickoff event yesterday. Very muddy and icy. We dubbed it "Sloppery" conditions. I love how short our cars are. I spun a 360 on 2 different runs and never hit a cone. Some photogs caught it on tape and I'm just waiting for them to get them editted and posted. It was a muddy mess!! But fun as hell!!
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