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Old 06-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #21
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Mobius Thanks, I was under the impression that there was like a 3 grand membership fee, guess I need to look into it more as I would like to run there couple times a year and the open passing, no point by days are the ones I like. My favorite is Eddies [Adrenaline Racing] invitational at PIR, it's only about 20 or 25 drivers and no groups, also running with Bullet Racing Trackday at the Ridge, also invitational and open, no point passing. Well I'm loaded up for ORP, leaving tomorrow, weather supposed to be perfect, not to cool, nor to hot. Thanks John

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Yeah, they list the $3000 memberships first, just scroll down.

At their $2200 or $2500 membership or whatever level it is, the days are around $200 a piece, smoking deal for what you get.
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My plan is to run open-passing events - I just want to make sure that I am qualified as a driver. I have no ego when it comes to driving. I will solicit opinions Thursday as to whether I should sign up for the 28th. At that point I will have 4 days under my belt, including this Thursday at ORP.

Andrew - you are of course going to be selling TSE BBBK's out of the back of the trailer, right?

Edit: John - your sig (hint) has no info about your vehicle, so I won't know which car is you. See you there. I'm in the green #004.
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So you well be there Thurs. I well look for your car. I well be in a red 99 with a APR wing on the back and a 949 air dam on the front. And yes I agree you need to stay in your comfort zone when driving. I have been doing it for 40 some years. Look forward to talking to you.
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He wouldn't get much business. Compared to PIR, ORP is very light on brakes. The hard braking zones are nicely spaced so your brakes have a chance to cool a bit.

Of course Andrew will most likely drive like a man and prove me wrong, but I've heard this from other drivers, not just my ----- footed all-season'ed ***.

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So you will be there Thurs. I will look for your car. I will be in a red 99 with a APR wing on the back and a 949 air dam on the front.
Cool! Someone my same age!!!
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Andrew - you are of course going to be selling TSE BBBK's out of the back of the trailer, right?
If you're going to be at the 7/28 day, I can definitely bring parts from our catalog as long as I have a couple of days of advance notice.
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Curly well you also be there Thurs?, also forgot to post my nbr. its 28

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Mobius Thanks, I was under the impression that there was like a 3 grand membership fee, guess I need to look into it more as I would like to run there couple times a year and the open passing, no point by days are the ones I like. My favorite is Eddies [Adrenaline Racing] invitational at PIR, it's only about 20 or 25 drivers and no groups, also running with Bullet Racing Trackday at the Ridge, also invitational and open, no point passing. Well I'm loaded up for ORP, leaving tomorrow, weather supposed to be perfect, not to cool, nor to hot. Thanks John
I put on the event last year for Eddie. This year's is on August 30. Hope you had a good time and come back. Limiting the number of participants severely and driver screening will be essentially invite/known quantity only now.

We had some parade lappers last year that were sent home..
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Norman I'm already signed up and paid. I talked to Eddie at the Ridge a couple weeks ago. Thanks
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Nope, so far my one and only track day is July 14th at ORP. I hope to get another at PIR at some point, and maybe another at who knows where before the season is over...
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I knew there was a reason I couldn't do this, that weekend's booked with family time. I should make the September PCA event.
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Curly too bad, I was looking forward to meeting you. That is one perk of being 68, you can do all the track days you want or the boss well let you.
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I knew there was a reason I couldn't do this, that weekend's booked with family time. I should make the September PCA event.
Sept was brutal hot last year. Eddie brought the only AC'd trailer in the paddock . Pretty much lived in it all weekend.

I already know Curly quite well but it will be good to put some more faces to SN's. Though I don't frequent MT.net much as I just have a lowly 1.6.
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ORP is a lot of fun, off camber and blind turn madness.
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If you're going to be at the 7/28 day, I can definitely bring parts from our catalog as long as I have a couple of days of advance notice.
Dang it 28th 29th is SCCA double regional at The Ridge assuming they don't cancel it again. Trying to get all my licensing requirements out of the way for national license and de-novice myself. I need to go racing.

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Today was a seriously good time with Mr. Hyde and Jmann. I discovered this track requires a tighter belt than PIR - I ate mine. It somehow inverted itself around the crank pulley - almost a Mobius strip, as it were. I found this after the second session. Searching my toolbox, I discovered I had packed my spare, but not my backup spare, so I called it a day after replacing the belt.

I took a ride in one of the 2 Nissan GT-Rs roaring around. The driver asked me what I thought about the car - I answered "it's more." More power, more grip, more brakes than my car. Other than that, his lines were no different than mine, except for one corner. I think I disappointed him not being blown away by the sooper sooper awesomeness of his car. After the ride, he did himself a dis-service by furthering my internal opinion that most (all) drivers of track cars in the 100k range are secretly stars of their own Flatout video by telling me "You've now ridden in Godzilla. Tell your friends!"

And Jmann, in his much less than 100k miata, was chasing him down

Edit: and the unspoken "more": much more expensive. His consumables budget is probably 5x ours, possibly 10x.
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Mobius I heard there was a SC'd green NB on Flex at the PCA autocross last weekend? Was that you? Younger buddy of mine was there in a '90 Red NA.
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Today was a seriously good time with Mr. Hyde and Jmann. I discovered this track requires a tighter belt than PIR - I ate mine. It somehow inverted itself around the crank pulley - almost a Mobius strip, as it were. I found this after the second session. Searching my toolbox, I discovered I had packed my spare, but not my backup spare, so I called it a day after replacing the belt.

I took a ride in one of the 2 Nissan GT-Rs roaring around. The driver asked me what I thought about the car - I answered "it's more." More power, more grip, more brakes than my car. Other than that, his lines were no different than mine, except for one corner. I think I disappointed him not being blown away by the sooper sooper awesomeness of his car. After the ride, he did himself a dis-service by furthering my internal opinion that most (all) drivers of track cars in the 100k range are secretly stars of their own Flatout video by telling me "You've now ridden in Godzilla. Tell your friends!"

And Jmann, in his much less than 100k miata, was chasing him down

Edit: and the unspoken "more": much more expensive. His consumables budget is probably 5x ours, possibly 10x.
Typical GTR owner. Someone has to be the track day "bro".
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Mobius I heard there was a SC'd green NB on Flex at the PCA autocross last weekend? Was that you? Younger buddy of mine was there in a '90 Red NA.
That was me. I talked with him of the goodness of Xida/6UL from 949 and various other products from Trackspeed, so Emilio & Andrew owe me a beer. His father was in an M3 and it was quite entertaining to hear him cheer every time his dad hit a cone, and we all high-fived when he spun.

Autox in the South Paddock at PIR is interesting. It's extremely bumpy. You learn a lot about people's suspensions watching them at that site. I need to use third a lot more; I ran out of 2nd several times.
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Typical GTR owner. Someone has to be the track day "bro".
I had a blast at ORP Thursday. It was nice to meet Mobius. I actually chased down the red GT-R and once I got past him he was gone from my mirrors by the next lap. Not bad for a $1,400 girly car!

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