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Old 11-29-2011, 12:48 AM   #21
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I'll be there. I'd definitely be down for drinks after as well.
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haha, yea I have stayed at the oakwood comfort inn twice now. Its nice and cheap, but my last room sucked. the door didn't close all the way and the tea tasted like ****. and the coffee maker was full and spilled hot water everywhere.

First room was great.


Update for the weekend, my new VC gasket isn't coming in till friday...GAYYYYY. I should have stopped being cheap and ordered it from rosenthal. anyways, I will have to eat lunch in a car and drive back home to snag it up and put it on saturday morning.

I is excited! Now to complain to LLR about my alignment...
You'd be better off buying one at Southerlin Mazda in Buford instead of burning that much gas to go home and back. When you get home, put that one up for sale...someone will snag it from you. If you want one, I can get a price from my guy (Mazda dealer) that gives me stupid good pricing and bring ut up to you Friday evening.
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You take your car to LRR? How do you like em? I know someone who worked for them as an intern.
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You'd be better off buying one at Southerlin Mazda in Buford instead of burning that much gas to go home and back. When you get home, put that one up for sale...someone will snag it from you. If you want one, I can get a price from my guy (Mazda dealer) that gives me stupid good pricing and bring ut up to you Friday evening.
Its no big deal, I live 15 minutes away from work. I appreciate the offer though, very courteous of you!

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You take your car to LRR? How do you like em? I know someone who worked for them as an intern.
I liked them. Until I suspect they forgot to torque 6 out of the 8 eccentrics down. So now I am freaking out that my alignment maybe out of spec. and tbh it seems like nothing was changed except the two rear eccentrics which were torqued down.

I gotta call Eric today.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:58 AM   #25
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My friend Jarod will be bringing his RV out and his car on a trailer. He is talking about setting it up on top of the hill in the infield above the race paddock. I don't think he is 100% dead set on it but it would keep you away from the crowds and we could maybe have a campfire. The area below tech or even the cul-du-sac below that would be fine as well. I'm not picky. If you are up top in the infield you just drive around to the scoring tower and paddock when you are in class or getting ready to run. I imagine you might even walk less doing it that way than if you camped closer and didn't drive to everything, lol. But whatever, I'm easygoing.

Jarod is planning on grilling so if you bring burgers and dogs you can grill with us for lunch both days. And maybe Saturday for dinner we could grill before venturing out for drinks to save money. Or booze it there if you want to be even cheaper. Be sure to bring coolers and drinks if you want to get boozed around the campfire Saturday night. Bourbon is our friend when it gets cool out. I <3 campfires.

Just pm me your phone numbers so we can find you and your location early Saturday morning when we arrive. If you are saving spaces, Jarod will have the RV and a tandem axle trailer, I will have my white Tundra and a tow dolly, and Gary will be driving his car up, just so you will know what kind of room we will be needing just for us to fit.

This will be fun.
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I am in support of either option. I want to go pay "spectator hill" a visit as a makeshift skidpad on saturday.

Infield is fine with me, the extra drive will give the car a bit more cooldown.
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Ill send you mine aswell! Im down for whatever. I just need to figure out if I am staying at the track in a tent, or staying with my uncle... decisions decisions... lol My main issue is if I stay with my uncle im not drinking.
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We should make it a 40 ounces to Freedom weekend. All we drink is 40's.

I am down for camping wherever. I figure by the time I get there Saturday you gals should have it all figured out.
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FourLoko challenge night? lolol
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Ill send you mine aswell! Im down for whatever. I just need to figure out if I am staying at the track in a tent, or staying with my uncle... decisions decisions... lol My main issue is if I stay with my uncle im not drinking.
Sounds like you've found your answer right there. That's what I would call a deal breaker.

And drinking usually makes sleeping in tents not such a big deal, lol. Don't miss out on social hour(s)!
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I'll be there. I'd definitely be down for drinks after as well.
Cool! Are you or your boyfriend running HPDE this weekend or are you coming up just to point and laugh each time I drive by, lol?
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who is running what groups btw?

I need to know who I can spin out infront of and be able to get video of it.
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Cool! Are you or your boyfriend running HPDE this weekend or are you coming up just to point and laugh each time I drive by, lol?
Just coming to point and laugh. I need new tires or else I'd join in too.
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who is running what groups btw?

I need to know who I can spin out infront of and be able to get video of it.
I'm in 1 in a '96 Montego Blue Miata with a blue hardtop. Gary is in 1 in a black Sentra SE-R (because he has just recently blown up his turbo 350z and his Skyline GT-R's engines). Jarod is in 2 in a silver 6.0 Pontiac G8 GT.

Joe (Track), you are in 2, iirc, right?
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yea, I am in DE2. That sucks about his blown engines. he blew them both? I saw a blue R34 at MVPTrackTime. That wasn't him, was it?

is that G8 Silver? Does he go out to other events? possibly CMP or the earlier RA event with NASA?
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What I would give to be behind Gary on track with the GT-R Going through the mountains was like watching live Initial D
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I'll be in 1. yeah, im still not sure, I do like the idea of sleeping in heat :P

But. well see.
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I'll be in 4 - and I haven't even begun to get ready... anyone getting in tomorrow afternoon/early eve for food and drinks?
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I'd be up. I can't think of many places in Oakwood/Braselton...

What kinda stuff do you guys like?
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yea, I am in DE2. That sucks about his blown engines. he blew them both? I saw a blue R34 at MVPTrackTime. That wasn't him, was it?

is that G8 Silver? Does he go out to other events? possibly CMP or the earlier RA event with NASA?
Gary has a purple R32. Jarod was at RA in June in HPDE1 with the G8. Yes, it is silver. And that was his first and only other time out on a road course. I talked him into trying it back then and then he talked me into getting my car prepped to come out too. I didn't want to spend the money initially. He has owned and successfully campaigned several circle track asphalt cars in the past.

Yes, Gary blew them both. The GT-R was at ~150mph and still accelerating on a deserted stretch of private roadway that strongly resembled an interstate highway. The car stopped accelerating and then stopped running. We had just refueled and he didn't swap maps from the race gas tune to the street gas tune. There is molten aluminum in the exhaust manifold. His last recorded dyno pull was 733whp on pump gas but that was before he modernized his ecu and injectors and had it retuned. He was planning to get dyno time the week following the catastrophe to get some fresh numbers but now it makes zero.

The turbo 350z was his cruiser/date car and only made 420whp but started smoking from a bad turbo seal. The oil contaminated the mass air sensor and caused the computer to make it run lean. We think number 5 piston has cracked rings because it smokes and has lower compression than the others. Definitely not track ready.
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What I would give to be behind Gary on track with the GT-R Going through the mountains was like watching live Initial D
He is really hoping to get it on the track one day.

I've never seen the movie. Can somebody burn me a copy?

BTW, why aren't you doing track days?

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I'll be in 4 - and I haven't even begun to get ready... anyone getting in tomorrow afternoon/early eve for food and drinks?
I thought you were signed up for 3?

Can you legally have a passenger in 4? If so, think of me fondly.
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