Austin Bittle and Mike Balzer are heading back out to Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the RacingByrds AutoX Challenge Sponsored by Falken Tire. This time bringing two cars, a stock 2004 Cobra and a heavily modified 2003 Cobra. Austin and Mike are trying new tires on both cars with the stock Cobra using Falken Azenis RT660's, and its heavily modified cousin sporting Nitto NT05's. Both cars have had some race prep this week and should be ready to rip.
What is it you ask… autocross with a twist! This 2-day event is designed to give you some great competition, lots of runs, and something a little different.
Saturday is pretty straight forward. “Run what you Brung” as long as it is Street legal with valid registration, Insurance, and 200 tread wear tires. With a limit of 80 drivers and our run group format you will get a lot of runs. This is “Show me what you got Saturday” so you will need to be fast if you want to take home an award in the Compact, Modern, Classic, and Sports Car Classes (we may add more classes based on registration).
Sunday is Fun Day! We will start the day with a full round of laps on the course running the opposite direction from Saturday to get familiar with the layout. Now the Fun begins with the Head-to-Head AutoX Challenge. The course will be turned into a giant loop with a line down the middle splitting the track in half. With one car lined up on each side you will race to see who can complete their lap first and move on. It’s one thing to put down a fast lap against the clock but what happens when we ramp up the pressure? Lined up across from another driver with a flag drop start: Jump the start, you’re out. Hit a cone or spin out, you’re out. Get beat to the line, you guessed it, you’re out. Not so easy to stay calm, cool, and collected.