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  1. I appreciate everyone who'd taken time to share their track experiences. In hindsight, I think another approach may have been better in directing the wandering Junkie to his next fix. The major flaw in what I've done here, is that we don't know what tracks the respondents have driven, and the tracks they have (or haven't) driven, of course will influence their top picks. in an attempt to improve the usefulness of the thread, I've posted what may be a better angle here:
  2. What tracks have you driven? Which was best? Worst? Why? Rate the tracks you've driven, starting with #1 (best), and please let us know the details of why you gave the rating.
  3. Another vote for Barber...anyone driven Laguna Seca?
  4. Me too, as in internationally...
  5. I know some of you have traveled far and wide for that fresh fix. What would be your recommendation for the top track to visit outside Texas? Of course, COTA is a tough act to follow, and I understand Eagles Canyon will be ready soon, but...what track does the well traveled junkie mind drift to across state lines? Last time I discussed this question one on one, the answer was Barber...
  6. Any surprises on the repair? Make sure they check all the panel reveals carefully. Frunk lid looks tight to the passenger side...
  7. Yes Sir, way back in '08. Still can't get laid, though...
  8. Are you filing a claim on track insurance? If so, feedback on that carrier would be helpful, as well...
  9. I'm familiar with the COTA damage policy, but that barrier has been hit before, many times, and appears to be designed with some resiliency (as in it has been returned to its' normal flat surface after previous hits). I'd hope any associated charges would be minimal, if any, unless you perforated it. I would also like to know how it was handled, as I'll be driving the track (again) this weekend...
  10. I'll be there both days. Does Chin typically add more garage space closer to the event?
  11. phm14

    Sparco Evo Seat

    Seat & accessories are sold. Thanks TJs! :)
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    Sparco Evo Seat

    Info updated in response to questions. Thanks for the interest.
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    Sparco Evo Seat

    NE Houston-Eagle Springs
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    Sparco Evo Seat

    SOLD-Sparco Evo VTR. About 10 hours on this seat since new. Sold the car and pulled it. Brackets for NC Miata, slide rails NIB + harness thrown in at no charge. Seat was built 5/2010, G Force harness was made 12/2010. Everthing has been wrapped in plastic, placed in original shipping box, and carefully stored indoors. $400.
  15. Needing a single space for both days of the Chin event. Stock exhaust on my 911 is nice and quiet. Will leave it clean... Peter [email protected]
  16. My first on track experience happened at TWS, with many HPDEs and OTDs to follow. Many fond memories of cars and laps gone by. On the bright side, there's COTA :)
  17. Good news. Be ready if they decided to come back. Some of this could be the same crapbags: https://www.google.com/#q=stolen+trailer+austin
  18. Sorry to hear, and I hope you get your stuff back. That bike looks like a new build-nice work. I'd be pretty pissed. I think if I'm ever fortunate enough to own a nice trailer, I'll take the time to pull the wheels, and keep the lugs somewhere else. They make some wheel boots that look pretty hard to defeat as well. I might have trusted a tongue lock as well until I read this. Thanks to Chris S for posting this up on social media.
  19. Test drove a '11 Lexus IS F, then discovered the 2015 RC 350, which is at the top of the list as of today. It will be the platform for the 5.0 liter, 455hp RC F coming out the following year, I believe. If I get serious about more track time, I'll need something like you have, Robert. Meanwhile, the FRS will continue occasional OTD duties, and I have a new CF MTB frame that needs building up :)
  20. Lots of nice presents, and the thumbs up from the Wife to buy a new car :)
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    RIP Trey Stiles

    Trey will be missed. He was a wealth of information and always seemed willing to share it. I never heard him say anything negative about anyone, and as far as I saw, he went out of his way to be kind to everyone he met, including me. His passing is a loss for the track community. Trey was a hell of a driver, a nice Guy, and a class act. Hopefully there are tracks in heaven, and Trey is up there driving his ass off right now.
  22. I'm glad they built it, and I'm happy for all the good times other folks are having there. At the end of the day, financial risk tolerance is personal. I'm doing fewer track days since I started in '08, partly because I bought a new sports car 6/12, and it is not insured for track use. When I track it, I know I could be eating $25K if I wad it up, so I'm a bit more careful than I might be in a $5K car. Some guys track Ferraris and don't sweat it. For me, the track is about having fun, so it naturally follows that I'll choose venues that facilitate fun for me. Not trying to piss in anyone's Cheerios-just expressing my preferences. Thanks for the info on how COTA is handling damage charges.
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