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Old 05-08-09, 08:36 AM
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Mazdadrivers 6/13-14 VIR Grand East

Anyone planning on attending this event? I'm thinking about going.
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Old 05-08-09, 08:57 AM
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I'm not but I've always had a good time at Mazdadrivers events that I've gone to.
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I'll be there if I can motivate myself to finish fixing my car.
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Old 05-08-09, 10:04 AM
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I'll be there if I can motivate myself to finish fixing my car.
What needs fixing? :P If you need a hand let me know.
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What needs fixing? :P If you need a hand let me know.

I had a rear wheel bearing go bad and drove on it until a brake pad fell out. I have a new upright/axle I just need to install, and gotta order some new front rotor rings from Coleman. I'll git'r done in time to make the event.
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Old 05-08-09, 12:21 PM
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I am 50/50 about this - I've driven Grand-East before (a couple years ago w/ Mazda Drivers) and it is a llllllloooooonnnnggggg course, as in not many laps long. By the time I was starting to work something out, it was time to come off the course.

If the sessions were like (3x)40 minutes rather then (4x)25 minutes, I think it would be a better format.

Despite that, it is a really fun ride. You get about every different combination of turn you could ever hope for. I'm certainly going to give my schedule a look, considering that I will not be able to make the August event.

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Old 05-21-09, 05:59 PM
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Just registered for the event. I have never driven this format at VIR.. In fact it's been four years since I drove VIR Full... So go easy on me!
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Just registered for the event. I have never driven this format at VIR.. In fact it's been four years since I drove VIR Full... So go easy on me!

you're going to love Grand East. All the best parts of full course, plus even more turns. You definitely get a work out.

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it this year - I'm eyeballing TrackDaze's event at Summit Main in July.
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I just registered. Was hoping to have a cool shirt by this season, gonna be sweating it out in the car again.
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I just registered. Was hoping to have a cool shirt by this season, gonna be sweating it out in the car again.
Sweet! I'll be staying at the Best Western. Probably going to leave Herndon around lunchtime on Friday.

Heh yea I've been thinking about one for a year or two now.. My solution at least for this year is to forego any July/August events :P


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you're going to love Grand East. All the best parts of full course, plus even more turns. You definitely get a work out.

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it this year - I'm eyeballing TrackDaze's event at Summit Main in July.

Yea I do enjoy VIR. It's just a long way to travel without having a tow vehicle so I don't go often. Last weekend was a blast. LMK if you want any of the video I took of your car from behind.
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Yea I do enjoy VIR. It's just a long way to travel without having a tow vehicle so I don't go often. Last weekend was a blast. LMK if you want any of the video I took of your car from behind.
actually if you have any online I'd like to see it, I didn't know you got any :o
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Damn, I won't be able to make it to this one. I just placed an order with Coleman, and they told me that they have a 2+ week backlog on custom rotor orders, so I won't have any usable rotors in time for the event. I was really looking forward to running the grand course. Oh well, next year.
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Damn, I won't be able to make it to this one. I just placed an order with Coleman, and they told me that they have a 2+ week backlog on custom rotor orders, so I won't have any usable rotors in time for the event. I was really looking forward to running the grand course. Oh well, next year.
That sucks No way to slap on some stock rotors or calipers and make it happen?
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actually if you have any online I'd like to see it, I didn't know you got any :o
I got a little but the stuff from Saturday is when you were having overheating or MAP-related issues and on Sunday you just ran away from me so fast there's not much to see ^_^ I'll make up a little compilation though.
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That sucks No way to slap on some stock rotors or calipers and make it happen?
Nah, I don't have any usable pads for the stock calipers, and the 888s would probably kill them anyways.
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actually if you have any online I'd like to see it, I didn't know you got any :o
Here's all I got of you. A lot of warm up laps mostly but a couple at speed.

http://vimeo.com/5018333
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Here's a few laps in my car from yesterday. Still running original suspension, stock boost, street tires so not as fast as most ppl in the run group. Still had fun though!

http://vimeo.com/5166850
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That is a great quality video! What kind of camera are you using? I just picked up one of the cheap Aiptek A-HD+, but I forgot my charger this weekend and it only worked for a half a session before it went dead so I went back to my average, run of the mill, 4 year old, digital camera for video's.
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It's an older A-HD without the "+". I wired up an aux power outlet on my harness bar so I can power the camera all day without worrying about the battery ^_^
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That's awesome. I look forward to using mine now. What mount are you using? I'm using the io port.
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It's the VS billet mount, but it doesn't compensate for the angle of the lens very well. Since someone damaged the mount on my camera already getting into the car, I made up an aluminum enclosure that secures the camera and bolts up to the mount. It's ugly but it works, and it cancels out the angle of the lens as well.
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