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jrez

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Re: New Track in Shelton WA
« Reply #20 on: Feb 12, 12, 11:35 »
Merritt - Nothing ever happened except for some heavy equipment moving around for some cameras.

"how much money they can walk away from when they crash and total it."  - Yep, especially if you build your own car, which is not recommended. Buy somebody else's  loss and you will actually save money, and especially time.

I agree the miata is a good choice, so is the spec e30 class. the bmw's are pretty bulletproof, but not the strongest car under braking, especially at mission. my rocco outbrakes them easy, and its pretty close under power, better in the wet. handling, I'd take the e30 hands down. the miata is better under brakes than the e30, but not better than my vw with 10.1". These are just comparisons between makes,  you are actually racing in class against the same cars. ie; spec miata, spec e30/pro3, so the comparisons are just for discussion. The same advantages/disadvantages apply to all in class. From what I've watched, they have really close racing, and you do get mix it up with other types as they run multiple classes together in race groups.

Personally, if I did it again, I'd go e30, but that's only because I love bmw's. I've thought more than once of converting my m52 e30 to GT specs and racing it.

should mention I've seen all types driven to the track and raced, so it's more than possible to do this on a budget. some guys get the little trailers from home depot, etc, to haul extra tires, tools, jack, etc.

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At our local track days, people come out w/ all sorts of cars.  You don't need a purpose-built machine for it.  Stock WRX's, GTi's, will do just fine.  Driving is driving.  100% in a VW is obviously slower the in a Porsche GT3 but it's still 100% of the environment that you're in.
 

Just saw this, 100% agree, and a really cheap way to get track time. I've been to Morrisport's sessions and they are very good and include driver instruction if wanted. Great catered lunches too.
« Last Edit: Feb 12, 12, 11:54 by jrez »
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Re: New Track in Shelton WA
« Reply #21 on: Jun 03, 12, 11:29 »
Here is a Video of my brother laying down the fastest lap to date in my car at the Ridge during our customer day. I had invited Claypac but he totally snubbed me :)
adam boyes 142.2.wmv
Too expensive

nimmo

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Re: New Track in Shelton WA
« Reply #22 on: Jun 03, 12, 12:15 »
I'm signed up for a trackday here on the 12th of July! Can hardly wait

jrez

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Re: New Track in Shelton WA
« Reply #23 on: Jun 20, 12, 18:32 »
Here is a Video of my brother laying down the fastest lap to date in my car at the Ridge during our customer day. I had invited Claypac but he totally snubbed me :)
adam boyes 142.2.wmv


Cool.

What video/data logging system is he using?
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Re: New Track in Shelton WA
« Reply #24 on: Jun 24, 12, 15:17 »
Aims video with Motec ADL2, comes stock with Porsche cups.
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