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Old 07-01-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Oregon Raceway track day July 27th.

Curly and I are signed up for a track day at the new Oregon Raceway Park. This is an advanced track that is simply a kick in the pants to drive. Lots of elevation changes, off camber corners, blind corner entries, etc. The track is about 2 1/2 hours east of Portland in Grass Valley OR. If you aren't familiar with Grass Valley you are forgiven. It think the population is under 200.

I've driven this track twice this year and can't wait to get back. Tight and twisty with plenty to learn. Intermediate to advanced drivers only. No novices, no instruction. This track is great for our lighter cars. It's also easier on the car. You are much less likely to overcook your brakes than at Portland Raceway. It's tough to top 100mph on this track so your car is more likely to make it home in one piece.

It would be great to see some other Oregon, Washington or Idaho guys come out. This track is well worth the effort to get there.

The race track website is Oregon Raceway Park | Grass valley, Oregon | The Future of Racing in the Pacific Northwest The group putting on this track day is Palatov Motorsport Interesting format. They are running one group of bikes and two groups of cars. With only three run groups you can expect to get 6 to 7 runs in. That's a LOT of track time. $200.

Again, no novices. Hope to see some of you there. Happy to answer any questions you might have or point you in the right direction.
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No no, NOW Curly and Cueball are signed up, good thing there's room left to register or you would have to of eaten your words. Can't wait, hopefully it'll be a cool July day (yeah right), and my car works. If not there's always the DD.
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Man i need to get my car tuned/dynod/registerd and do a track or two at Pacific Raceways. Also need to put in my Act XTSS and Lightened Flywheel in there. Soo much to do... so little time...
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Man i need to get my car tuned/dynod/registerd and do a track or two at Pacific Raceways. Also need to put in my Act XTSS and Lightened Flywheel in there. Soo much to do... so little time...
Ya get that **** done and lets go take a class so we can play on the big boy tracks. Autox is really starting to lose its luster for me =P
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AX has it's place and is plenty of fun if you can get a bunch of runs in. It's a little different running flat out for 20-30 minutes straight though. Just different creatures.

Looks like there are some very affordable club events for Novice drivers up at Bremerton. We need more NW guys showing up at the track! We can't let the Texas and CA guys have all the fun.
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AX has it's place and is plenty of fun if you can get a bunch of runs in. It's a little different running flat out for 20-30 minutes straight though. Just different creatures.

Looks like there are some very affordable club events for Novice drivers up at Bremerton. We need more NW guys showing up at the track! We can't let the Texas and CA guys have all the fun.
I agree. I wish very badly that I had caught the Alfa school earlier this year but my GF and I ended up doing the tire rack street survival instead. Was fun but doesn't get you flagged for track driving.

There is a school in october at bremerton that we'll be taking if nothing else.

Jacki is a great driver, when she's outrunning you boys on the track dont cry
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I agree. I wish very badly that I had caught the Alfa school earlier this year but my GF and I ended up doing the tire rack street survival instead. Was fun but doesn't get you flagged for track driving.

There is a school in october at bremerton that we'll be taking if nothing else.

Jacki is a great driver, when she's outrunning you boys on the track dont cry
More info? I will be there. I figure the only thing left to do after my WI is to get the car emission tested then clutch/flywheel, add some quality dyno tuning for spark,,, viola!

BTW for those of you who are still waiting on my progress for the 3 pt strut bars im buying a plasma cutter tomorrow to build my CNC table with. Was hoping to get a prototype done like 6 months ago but **** keeps fallin through.
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My parents are on vacation in Oregon (Sunriver) during that time and they want me to show up.

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Sav, DO IT!

Cocker, are you signed up for ORP or that alfa training day at Bremerton?

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