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Old 02-07-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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where are you? anyone run at firebird/wildhorse pass? am i all alone here in AZ?
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thats kinda what i thought :(
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I'm here! Most of the guys that head to the track are on the nasaaz forum, not here. Otherwise the clubroadster phoenix thread is good, and the phoenix area auto enthusiasts page
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i never run with nasa though, maybe i should. i run with proautosports, its cheaper.


i noticed you know a bit about machining, do you work in a shop here?
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i never run with nasa though, maybe i should. i run with proautosports, its cheaper.


i noticed you know a bit about machining, do you work in a shop here?
I'm a mechanical engineer at one of the big aerospace companies, used to work at one of the smaller aerospace companies. Learned a lot about machining. I've got some, but not tons, of experience turning handles.

I've heard good things about pro-autosports. I'm not participating in either for a while. Eventually though. I did one track day with nasa but that was in a different car that I didn't own.
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NASA AZ is having an event at Firebird East next weekend (March 7-8). Lots of Miata peps out there.
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ill be at east tomorrow with Pro. i hope the rain doesnt ruin things for us, im not sure how rivals will do in the wet.

zefiris do you run with nasa?

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I'm in the Prescott Area.

I've run with Pro at AMP. Honestly, I haven't tracked my NA much (yet...), but I have literally thousands of laps around the Wild Horse tracks on bikes.

I'd like to get our NC out this spring, but just not sure it's going to happen.
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I'm in the Prescott Area.

I've run with Pro at AMP. Honestly, I haven't tracked my NA much (yet...), but I have literally thousands of laps around the Wild Horse tracks on bikes.

I'd like to get our NC out this spring, but just not sure it's going to happen.
march 22nd. be there!
http://www.proautosports.com/forms/pdf/2015Schedule.pdf
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I just signed an offer letter today, I'll be moving to the Scottsdale/Pheonix area within the next few weeks! Granted, all I have atm is a stock 2000 Miata, but hopefully that will change . Now I just need to figure out what I'm doing, I've only been to AZ once (for the interview).
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Congrats to you. What type of work?
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Let me know if I can help getting to know the area, I grew up in Scottsdale. Proautosports.com if youre interested in tracks days.
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Congrats to you. What type of work?
Software engineering, I'll be doing Python and Javascript work. Same general work I'm doing now, except my Miata will be happier in the sun (so will my wife).

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Let me know if I can help getting to know the area, I grew up in Scottsdale. Proautosports.com if youre interested in tracks days.
Be careful with your offer, I might just take you up on it ;p The only person I'll know for hundreds of miles will be my wife. Glad to know there's trackday orgs out there, I have a goal of getting onto the track either this summer or next, depending how long it takes to get my feet under me after the move.

Are there any good roads out in Arizona, or is it all flat and straight? I'm afraid I'm going to miss the roads in my neck of the woods...
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Are there any good roads out in Arizona, or is it all flat and straight? I'm afraid I'm going to miss the roads in my neck of the woods...
Some great roads outside of town. Our city will be a change from philly for sure though. Most roads are straight and level in town. Very few potholes, especially in Scottsdale.

Unlike philly, you CAN "get there from here"!
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there are a few "drivers roads" around, the best ones get patrolled pretty well on weekends.
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there are a few "drivers roads" around, the best ones get patrolled pretty well on weekends.
bartlett does, but there are some lesser known awesome ones that stay pretty clear.
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bartlett does, but there are some lesser known awesome ones that stay pretty clear.
bartlett, tortilla flat, south mountain, anything near saguaro.



whats the road im thinking of thats fairly famous on the east side of the state near NM?
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bartlett, tortilla flat, south mountain, anything near saguaro.



whats the road im thinking of thats fairly famous on the east side of the state near NM?
devils run or something? I havent done it yet. A friend on another forum keeps pestering me about it.
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That would be Hwy 191 from Morenci to Alpine. Great road! It was originally Hwy 666, and thus called the "Devil's Highway".

There are a lot of great roads in AZ, and a good number of them are good Sunday drives from Phoenix.

You'll find that our prime track season is Sept to May here. Some groups run in the high summer, but it's not nearly as enjoyable.
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That would be Hwy 191 from Morenci to Alpine. Great road! It was originally Hwy 666, and thus called the "Devil's Highway".

There are a lot of great roads in AZ, and a good number of them are good Sunday drives from Phoenix.

You'll find that our prime track season is Sept to May here. Some groups run in the high summer, but it's not nearly as enjoyable.
thats the one

pro runs through the summer with a separate series called track addicts. *** that noise.
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