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Old 01-23-07, 01:56 PM
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2007 Track schedule!

Hereís what Iíve got from the usual sources for 2007.


Mar 9-11 Summit Carguys

Apr 14-15 Shenandoah Mazdadrivers

May 14-15 Watkins Glen Chin

May 26-28 Shenadoah Carguys

May 28-29 Mid-OH Chin

Jun 16-17 VIR Grand Mazdadrivers

Jul 4-5 VIR Chin

Aug 3-5 VIR Carguys

Sep 1-2 VIR Mazdadrivers

Sep 15-16 Shenadoah Carguys

Oct 13-14 VIR Carguys

Oct 26-27 Shenandoah Mazdadrivers

Nov 4-5 VIR Chin

Nov 9-11 Shenadoah Carguys

Hope to see you guys at the track
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Old 01-24-07, 09:16 AM
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I'll probably be doing NASA, Mercedes Benz and possibly SVT club events. My first will be VIR Full the last weekend in March. I may have to check out some of these other clubs you've posted, schedule permitting.
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If I go to WGI, it'll prolly be with Trackmasters. I got REAL used to 1 hour sessions, 4-5 times a day!!
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Originally Posted by ptrhahn
If I go to WGI, it'll prolly be with Trackmasters. I got REAL used to 1 hour sessions, 4-5 times a day!!
Huh, I was just browsing their site and man that looks tempting. Same cost as an HPDE event but 2x the seat time... Question though. I'm not a novice so I don't want to sign up for that group but all the same I've never been to WGI before so I would definately want an instructor riding shotgun for a session or two... Is this do-able or would I have to sign up as a novice for that?
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You only get the extended track time if you get checked off for their open track group unfortunately, and that's unlikely the first time out, unless you're experienced... I just got checked off last time out, after 7 days at WGI. They're kind of sticklers.

I'd go hit one of the more lax groups first to get some days in there, and then shoot for a TM checkoff.






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Huh, I was just browsing their site and man that looks tempting. Same cost as an HPDE event but 2x the seat time... Question though. I'm not a novice so I don't want to sign up for that group but all the same I've never been to WGI before so I would definately want an instructor riding shotgun for a session or two... Is this do-able or would I have to sign up as a novice for that?
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I'll add that TM is a great outfit. The check out can be tough! My girlfriend is most likely the biggest hardass ball buster of the instructor group but you will also lean more then with any other group. They take the open track very seriously and it is designed to "weed" out the undesireables. (Can't understand how they let me in?) What's the old joke? I don't want to be part of any club that would accept some one like me as a member... Anyway I'll add that as part of the TM track day you get the service of a dedacated mechanic that knows Mazdas, including a factory type rotory compression tester.
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I'd like to suggest some of you check-out COM (formerly Corvettes of Massachusetts - www.comscc.com). Dates of interest include:

Apr 23-24 Watkins Glen
May 28-29 Calabogie (new track outside of Toronto)
Jun 11-12 Mosport
Jul 30-31 Mt Tremblant
Nov 16-17 Lime Rock

This is a great club that runs the 1st day as an HPDE and the second day is split into morning practice sessions and afternoon time trials. The competitive nature of the club results in a wide variety of cars all with the goal of finding the fastest line. Seems like a simple concept, however, it is often not on the list of goals for many clubs.

Anyhow, it would be nice to see some 3rd Gens get back in the game and represent on time trial day.
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I'll concur on the quality of instruction at TM. I do think they busted my ***** more than necessary to get in to open track, but I understand why. Part of it for me was that I only get up there once a year, so it always took 2 sessions to blow off the cobwebs (those preceding 7 days spanned about 6 years). This year I watched my in-car video for hours to be sure I had all my turn-in, apex, and track-out points memorized before I got out there. It worked. No cob webs.

Thank god for is dedicated mechanic too... he saved my *** last September. Thanks again Dave.




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I'll add that TM is a great outfit. The check out can be tough! My girlfriend is most likely the biggest hardass ball buster of the instructor group but you will also lean more then with any other group. They take the open track very seriously and it is designed to "weed" out the undesireables. (Can't understand how they let me in?) What's the old joke? I don't want to be part of any club that would accept some one like me as a member... Anyway I'll add that as part of the TM track day you get the service of a dedacated mechanic that knows Mazdas, including a factory type rotory compression tester.
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Old 02-06-07, 10:17 AM
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I'm leaning towards going to Mazdadriver's in April now instead of VIR in March. NASCAR is in town that weekend and all the hotels are booked already. Bleah.
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Thank god for is dedicated mechanic too... he saved my *** last September. Thanks again Dave.

Don't mention it Bob!
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Old 02-06-07, 02:03 PM
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Duh. It's "Dave" Berg Racing or something isn't it? I hope?





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Thank god for is dedicated mechanic too... he saved my *** last September. Thanks again Dave.

Don't mention it Bob!
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No prob pete, it's John. See you at the track.
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2007

January
6- 7th PIR RACE DE DRIFT TA

February
3rd-4th PIR RACE DE DRIFT TA

March
2-4 PIR (Limited Event/TT/TA/Drift

17-18 California Speedway (Bonus Points Event)

25th PIR Comp School, TT & Race Test&Tune

April
7th FIR Main (Test-Tune Event No Points)

May
5-6 PIR RACE DE DRIFT TA

19th FIR Main SPECIAL EVENT

June
9th FIR East DE TA Race Test/Tune -- Morning Event

July
7th FIR Main RACE DE DRIFT TA -- Night Enduro

August
4th FIR West Morning Event

11-12 Willow Springs Bonus Points Event

September
13th - 16th NASA NATIONALS @ Mid-Ohio

22-23rd PIR RACE DE DRIFT TA

October
26-28th Limited Event

November
24-25th PIR Annual Fall Enduro
Here's the ClubracingAZ/Nasa Schedule for Arizona
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Just for completeness here are some other events:

2/23 - 2/25 NASA VIR (Full)

3/30 - 4/1 NASA VIR (Full)

4/14 - 4/15 Mazda Summit Shenandoah

5/5 - 5/6 NASA CMP

5/21 Mercedes Benz Summit ?

6/14 - 6/15 Mercedes Benz VIR

6/16 - 6/17 Mazda VIR Grand

6/23 - 6/24 NASA Summit Main

7/27 - 7/29 NASA VIR (North)

8/25 - 8/26 NASA Summit Main

9/1 - 9/2 Mazda VIR Full

10/13 - 10/14 NASA Summit Main

10/26 - 10/27 Mazda Summit Shenandoah

http://www.gws-mbca.org/events.html
http://nasaracing.net/
http://www.mazdadrivers.com/
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Just signed up for the Mazda Driver's Shenandoah event in April. Car is almost ready, just need to install my trailing arms/toe links, order some new pads and possibly tires. Still looks like garbage from the crash in October but it's back to road-worthiness at least. Hope to see some folks there!
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Just got back from the VW R32 club event at Shenandoah this weekend. Ran in the advanced group for the first time. About 90% of the field was faster than me so that was a real wake-up call. Maybe I should not be running street tires and expecting to keep up with people as I'm severely limited in braking, cornering and accelerating out of turns with 340 treadwear . I must say though, open passing is great fun.
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I signed up for the Hyper Drives at Hyperfest just to get my feet wet and do a final shake down the car...thanks to Armitage and Patfat I now have the rest of my summer to plan out as well as fitting in some local auto-x.

There is an auto-cross drivers school being put on at Fed Ex Field by SCCA on the 9th of June, sadly the car won't be ready for it and I don't want to rush getting it prepared. It is only $145.
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Originally Posted by ArmitageGVR4 View Post
Just got back from the VW R32 club event at Shenandoah this weekend. Ran in the advanced group for the first time. About 90% of the field was faster than me so that was a real wake-up call. Maybe I should not be running street tires and expecting to keep up with people as I'm severely limited in braking, cornering and accelerating out of turns with 340 treadwear . I must say though, open passing is great fun.
Matthew,
If you really want to get fast stick w/ the street tires until you're faster than 90% of those boys on hoosiers and slicks

Seriously when it comes to HPDE and even amateur racing the majority of the field don't have the time and or talent to really get the most out their cars and you'll learn car control much faster on street tires because the car will be going slower at the limit and you'll find the true limit sooner. Also you'll push yourself more to keep up with and pass those fellas on racing tires.

Watch this video titled: VIR N BMW 11-04 Traffic http://fritz.sysadmin-racing.com/

I'll admit I don't have many videos on street tires but in this one I'm driving a mostly stock FD with bolt ons (300 rwhp max) on stock wheels with es 100s. I'm driving in the instructor group and the car that passes me at the end is a full blown race car (old e30 m3 w/ a v6 in it).
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