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Open Track Day Saturday March 4, 2017


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Hey everyone. We are having an open track day March 4. We need around 25 cars to register (and pay) online for the event to make. 

Have 15 already, so just a few more. Walk ups are welcome. You can run all day 8am-5pm, or half day (morning and afternoon options available). 

Hope to have great weather and lots of cars! Spread the word. 

Direct link: https://clubregistra....cfm/event/8086

 

As a side note: The OTD is only open to solo qualified drivers.

 

 



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This is super tempting! It's been forever since I've done an OTD.

 

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Signed up.  $200 for probably 10 sessions is a no brainer



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This is super tempting! It's been forever since I've done an OTD.

 

robert

 

It's been literally forever since I've done an OTD. :p

 

This is tempting for sure...but while I do technically meet the "solo qualified" requirement, I'm not sure I'm ready (or, for that matter, if it's wise) to turn myself loose like this. 



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I have registered and look forward to the event.

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Very fun OTD this morning, even with the rain! Well done to Levica and crew. Thanks for being willing to brave the rain for us.

 

We had a great first two hours. Track was never too crowded and I had fun playing with other Miatas. Lap times were much improved with new RE71r's. Then the rain started in earnest. This was the first time I stayed on track in rain, and it was a great learning experience! I made the mistake of trying to keep up with a Spec Miata that was well driven and set up... and flew off the track at full tilt on T5. It felt like I had no grip at all - the nose wouldn't turn in. I was able to get the car straight for a safe exit and then learned that the topography drops substantially off T5! I made it almost all the way to a gravel access rode. It took a while to stop and ripped off my cheap eBay lip and claimed a fender liner. But after a brief stop in the garage to check everything out, I was back out. Love driving a Miata! Looks like I have a lot more wet-weather learning to do. TWS is fascinating in the rain b/c it's not smooth or flat like COTA. Different undulations and patches cause the water to build up and puddle in random spots throughout the track, which made finding grip an adventure. T3,T4,T10,T13-15 were great, fun places to practice oversteer correction. T6 was glassy. T7 was terrifying. 



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Very fun OTD this morning, even with the rain! Well done to Levica and crew. Thanks for being willing to brave the rain for us.

 

We had a great first two hours. Track was never too crowded and I had fun playing with other Miatas. Lap times were much improved with new RE71r's. Then the rain started in earnest. This was the first time I stayed on track in rain, and it was a great learning experience! I made the mistake of trying to keep up with a Spec Miata that was well driven and set up... and flew off the track at full tilt on T5. It felt like I had no grip at all - the nose wouldn't turn in. I was able to get the car straight for a safe exit and then learned that the topography drops substantially off T5! I made it almost all the way to a gravel access rode. It took a while to stop and ripped off my cheap eBay lip and claimed a fender liner. But after a brief stop in the garage to check everything out, I was back out. Love driving a Miata! Looks like I have a lot more wet-weather learning to do. TWS is fascinating in the rain b/c it's not smooth or flat like COTA. Different undulations and patches cause the water to build up and puddle in random spots throughout the track, which made finding grip an adventure. T3,T4,T10,T13-15 were great, fun places to practice oversteer correction. T6 was glassy. T7 was terrifying. 

 

Sounds like fun. You want the ultimate wet track driving? Go to Cresson.  :cool:


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Sounds like fun. You want the ultimate wet track driving? Go to Cresson.  :cool:

 

Sample of Cresson in the wet:

 


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#XX - 1992 NSX (red)


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Sounds like fun. You want the ultimate wet track driving? Go to Cresson. :cool:


Not sure I need MORE wet craziness after sacrificing my splitter to a wet T5 today :-)

Hopefully one day I'll be a wet-weather Stig. I've heard it said that wet-weather skill and confidence can set a driver apart and win a lot of races. I'd love a chance to prove that proverb.

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Not sure I need MORE wet craziness after sacrificing my splitter to a wet T5 today :-)

Hopefully one day I'll be a wet-weather Stig. I've heard it said that wet-weather skill and confidence can set a driver apart and win a lot of races. I'd love a chance to prove that proverb.

 

I don't know nothin about racing, but a wet cresson event will teach you more car control in one weekend than a years worth of dry events. 


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Yesterday was a blast!!!!!!  I was doing the full 50 minutes sessions towards the end.  Went off at 4 twice but who doesn't.    

 

I love the open track format.



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Ya'll know the wet line through 4 right?

 

Don't apex. Drive around the far outside of the turn. Lots of grip and less off-road adventuring. Same thing works entering 5.



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Ya'll know the wet line through 4 right?

 

Don't apex. Drive around the far outside of the turn. Lots of grip and less off-road adventuring. Same thing works entering 5.

Yeah.  But that's no fun.     :cool: