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Current Speed World Challenge driver Leo Capaldi (screen name "68 Touring Car" on FJ) will be attending JetFest 05!

Come meet and talk to Leo about his race car, which will be on display, and pick up an autograph!



Check out Leo's site HERE.
 

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sweet cant fricken wait!
 

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Very cool....can't wait to talk too him abour WC racing..
 

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He should drive the AutoX. That would be sweet. For us that suck, we can find out how much slower we are! And it might be kinda cool. Just an idea
 

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Just because you are good at road racing doesn't mean you would be good at auto-x. They are truly two different disciplines.

What's the popular phrase that autocrossers say? "If autocross were any easier, they'd call it road racing."


It is also said that autocrossers make good road racers, but road racers don't always make good autocrossers.

Of course, I'm not down playing his talent or skills one bit, just putting up some food for thought.
 

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<----Kicks self for not going to JetFest

Just because you are good at road racing doesn't mean you would be good at auto-x. They are truly two different disciplines.

What's the popular phrase that autocrossers say? "If autocross were any easier, they'd call it road racing."


It is also said that autocrossers make good road racers, but road racers don't always make good autocrossers.

Of course, I'm not down playing his talent or skills one bit, just putting up some food for thought.
I've seen guys who primarily road race get spanked at auto-x by the veteran auto-x'ers. Its actually pretty funny and humbling to see someone in a full out race car with tons of road race experience get spanked by a nearly stock Omni.

With that said, I don't think there's any way that Leo should be allowed to not run in the auto-x.
 

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you have it backwards...if autocrossing was any harder, you would have to try...and yes way back i ran a few when they were still called gynkhana'a, 1 ftd, 1 2nd ftd and a few 1st's in class...decided it was no where near expensive enough so went racing, lol
 

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i've seen *good* road racers get spanked by average autocrossers! i've also seen good autocrossers defeat road racers in comparable cars at trackdays.

soooo yeah maybe if JF06 includes a friday trackday at GingerMan we can put this debate to a close haha
 

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and yes way back i ran a few when they were still called gynkhana
Gymkhana and autocross are quite different.
 

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<----Kicks self for not going to JetFest

Just because you are good at road racing doesn't mean you would be good at auto-x. They are truly two different disciplines.

What's the popular phrase that autocrossers say? "If autocross were any easier, they'd call it road racing."


It is also said that autocrossers make good road racers, but road racers don't always make good autocrossers.

Of course, I'm not down playing his talent or skills one bit, just putting up some food for thought.
I've seen guys who primarily road race get spanked at auto-x by the veteran auto-x'ers. Its actually pretty funny and humbling to see someone in a full out race car with tons of road race experience get spanked by a nearly stock Omni.

With that said, I don't think there's any way that Leo should be allowed to not run in the auto-x.
So ERIC!!!
GO TO JETFEST!!!
Registration will re-open next week!!!
Yes, we need Leo to bring the WC car onto the Auto-X for some Exhibition runs....
 

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I know one autoxer that also road races and would clean the clock of a lot of racers. plus he is about 80yo. He runs a formula Ford road(some times AutoX too) and a lotus super 7 at autoX. he comes out an shows us how is is done.

Tim
 
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