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Old 11-19-2017, 05:22 PM   #1
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I signed up. First track day in a coon's age. Wish me luck.

I imagine Flier129 and some of you other track vagrants might be going, so sound off if you are.
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I'll be there, bringing several buddies as well. Somehow I managed to talk one of them into trailering his Mini from NY. Should be good times.
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Excellent. I don't really like being at track days alone anymore. Where do you guys usually park? I have parked by the bridge up above the 10B viewing area for the last several times I went and really liked it as a location. Is usually a great view of the track and you aren't crammed on top of a bunch of other rigs.
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I usually park right in the middle of the paddock outside of the covered shed. What group will you be running? I wouldn't like to drive that far to/from the grid, especially is **** breaks haha. Is it paved out there in case you need to work on anything?
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Got your text, now that i realized that my old phone had for some reason saved half my contacts to google... and the other half to phone directly.

Boileralum and i are doing a crapcan event that weekend otherwise i'd consider coming down.
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I believe flier129 is being peer pressured into going to this event.

I'll be racing at Barber the next weekend so I won't be able to make the Toy Run unfortunately. Not possible to swing two events in two weekends, especially when one is ~15 hours of racing!
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Steve! I'll be there. Arriving pretty late on Friday night, so not quite sure where I'll be paddocked. Typically I ****** a spot near the pavilion. I'm usually instructing so I like to be close to everything.

100% confident my car is going on the dyno this event as well. Yay free dyno time! Anyone wanna take bets?! My guess is 135rwhp
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I believe flier129 is being peer pressured into going to this event.

I'll be racing at Barber the next weekend so I won't be able to make the Toy Run unfortunately. Not possible to swing two events in two weekends, especially when one is ~15 hours of racing!

Yeah peer pressured..... It was "See you Road Atlanta, you *****!"


Have fun at Barber..... I'd rather run there lol.
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I usually park right in the middle of the paddock outside of the covered shed. What group will you be running? I wouldn't like to drive that far to/from the grid, especially is **** breaks haha. Is it paved out there in case you need to work on anything?
Yes, it is paved (4 parking spaces worth) and there's good room to park several rigs and the cars they've unloaded in the gravel. There's electricity, a port-a-potty and nobody messes with you. I drive to grid so it doesn't matter how far it is. And I actually like to see some of the racing when I'm not driving. There's a reason there's grandstands there!

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Steve! I'll be there. Arriving pretty late on Friday night, so not quite sure where I'll be paddocked. Typically I ****** a spot near the pavilion. I'm usually instructing so I like to be close to everything.

100% confident my car is going on the dyno this event as well. Yay free dyno time! Anyone wanna take bets?! My guess is 135rwhp
134whp? What's it supposed to be?

Near the pavilion? Trying to remember the pavilion. I know the tower. (edit: found it)

PM me your phone number.
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Just signed up for HPDE! Weather looks good so far and looking forward to meeting some of you

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Only if you promise to spam me with #dickpics

I've literally got a bunch of noobs coming with me so I'll put them right in the middle of the paddock to make it easier for them. I'll definitely track you down before the weekend is over. We should be arriving mid-day Friday to hit reg/tech early.
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If you guys are getting there on Friday I'd love for you to save me a spot next to you big enough for my Tundra and tow dolly and my little Miata.
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This may not be the place to ask, but I've been wondering... Compare Chin Motorsports vs NASA. Cost, coverage of tracks, organization. For HPDE.
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I have to work all day Friday, so I won't be getting to the track until late Friday night. It'd be cool if Allen could save me a spot for truck+trailer :-D.


​​​​​​In regards to Chin vs NASA I couldn't say since I've never done Chin. But NASA does free food and free beer! It's also a great platform to progress to TT or w2w(licenses) if you want out wanted to go that route.
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I have to work all day Friday, so I won't be getting to the track until late Friday night. It'd be cool if Allen could save me a spot for truck+trailer :-D.


​​​​​​In regards to Chin vs NASA I couldn't say since I've never done Chin. But NASA does free food and free beer! It's also a great platform to progress to TT or w2w(licenses) if you want out wanted to go that route.
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I have to work all day Friday, so I won't be getting to the track until late Friday night. It'd be cool if Allen could save me a spot for truck+trailer :-D.
I'll see what I can do without getting in a fight haha. I think we'll park our rigs wider than normal and use the cars to take up a space too, with some reconfiguration that'll probably be enough room for 2 spots too.
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Man, it's looking like it'll be a big event. 35 in DE1, 40 in DE4, 43 in TT, and LOTS in SE30/SM.

Gonna be a good day!
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I've always loved how Southeast region abuses the instructors by combining 3 + 4. Another part of the reason I'm tiring of instructing is that they often put de1 and 4 back to back with each other so the instructors lose track time if they are in level 4. I haven't looked at the schedule yet for this weekend but I assume they did it again at some point. When Jon Felton ran the Florida region he was very careful not to abuse his instructors in that way.

I'm just venting. Frustrated that I don't have the stamina to instruct and drive right now. I enjoyed certain aspects of instructing. It's nice to help people and see them improve.
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