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    2014 Mustang GT (Track pack/Recaros)

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  1. Welcome to the party. Big D has two wonderful facilities with Eagles Canyon Raceway and Motorsports Ranch - Cresson. Both have calendars on their websites. https://eaglescanyon.com/ https://www.motorsportranch.com/ In a Covid World, ECR and many organizations have switched over to lead-follow teaching method and it works great. Come out and play! Or if you are new to the motorsports game, I'd strongly consider a cheap car control primer with autocross. DFW is loaded with Auto-X organizations Equipe Rapide, SCCA, NTAX, BMWCCA,etc. Jerret Jan keeps a running calendar at: http://dfwautocross.com/
  2. 30 yrs of married life. No belt is ever loose. LOL
  3. I do the same thing, but have to suck my gut in hard to latch lap belt. LOL
  4. Obviously not me, but quickest I've seen posted. Anyone seen anything faster than the 1:09.4 on the last lap?
  5. huh? 2017 Corvette Z06 7-Speed 2011 Camaro #13 TA2/GT2
  6. I'm in for May 16th and 31st. It will be continuation of their excellent post-Covid format. More to follow in June too. Who else?
  7. check the data. 😉 I've pulled my shoulder out of socket patting myself on the back for similar only to be shocked at the variance when I looked corner to corner.
  8. The joke is only to point out the obvious, good lawyers are terribly expensive and the outcome is in doubt. What can you win judgement? What can you recover? What will it cost you?
  9. A man walks into a lawyer's office and asks, "How much do you charge?" The lawyer says, "$5,000 for three questions." "Wow, that's pretty expensive, isn't it?" the man asks. "Yes," says the lawyer. "Now, what's your third question?"
  10. Carbotechs demand stringent bedding before running them on track. Been there, done that. The judders sucks. Can skim rotors and restart the process.
  11. Thanks. The big girl and I have a longstanding relationship so we are starting to know our limits. :) I strive for tires singing a consistent note. Maybe someday ;) Boy Howdy, are they vocal @ ECR, No quarter is right. I'm in "kill all tires" mode. Or at least kill the unloved Bridgestones. F 'em. I'm VERY excited to get off of the S007s, they are very difficult to manage in the trail braking transitions especially. Slower and trickier to drive than RS-4s. I've had to be much more conservative which sucks as I was kind of coming to grips with how to use more corner and less brakes to slow down. They have served their purpose and bridged the gap to 2020 tires. I came home Saturday to 6 brand new RS-4s on my front doorstep. RS-4s are faster, much more forgiving, and more durable too. I've effectively got 2 sets stacked in my son's bedroom ready to go. WIN-WIN-WIN. Now to get the clutch healthy, CVD-19 and oil prices where they need to be, and more liquidity in my finances. That's all I need and its GAME ON. Probably will have to just settle for healthy clutch before I'm jump back in the game. As always a work in progress, in all aspects of my life.
  12. Greatness of the Eagles Canyon Raceway in the news: https://www.wcmessenger.com/articles/staying-on-track/
  13. Track: Eagles Canyon Raceway 2.0 "The Canyon" 1.65 - Mar 21, 2020 Lap Time: 2.12.567 (Aim Solo) Ambient temperature: 55, Sunny, Breezy Car: 2014 Mustang GT Estimated weight with driver: 3935 lbs Estimated whp: 365-385 HP Tires: Bridgestone S007 305/30/19 Social Distancing Done Right!!! Instruction was small group lead-follow and then split into separate classrooms. I had a lot of fun helping some old friends (and new ones) make progress and find quite a bit of time. Event was very well thought out in terms of separation aspects in everything from registration, limited meetings, and preboxed lunches with everyone encouraged to disperse and maintain distances. Clubhouse was spotless, configured for spacing, and lots of gloves available. Got our chance to turn up the wick after lunch. Only one full session and then the clutch got hurt. Hmmmm. It was still a great day. Lap is pretty good, other than a big whoopsie in 7 where my turn-in was late and too much wheel trying to catch up. I'm still struggling with T13 in this configuration too. As always a work in progress.
  14. LOL. Same as any other time. Not for you, but the instructed groups. If you are nervous about the big track, don't be worried. You'll be great, just ease into it and you'll LOVE it. Its kind of COTA ish. Easy to drive, harder to drive really fast. Its not tricky, but its is technical IMHO. Tons of fun and can be really fast. As always, a work in progress.
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