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ECR improvements - can we get regular updates in here?


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What about a regular update thread on the improvements at ECR from the insiders and / or regulars?  Thanks in advance!



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I was just up there a couple weeks ago and got driven around the track by one of the employees. They had completely redone the clubhouse, and it was really nice. Couches, tables, TVs, a Simulator, Massage chairs, Showers!, etc. He also drew me a map of what the new layout will look like:

 

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The new turn 6 layout looks great.  it will certainly break up the 100% horsepower drag races..

I was never a huge fan of turn 7 because of the blind hill and difficult-to-hit-just-right entry, but loved the off camber turn 8 exit when you did get 7 right.. I did many a 4-wheel slide off the back of that turn. :)

hopefully the new turn 7-8 will provide similar fun.


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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I sure hope they get this all sorted. It's a neat track with some good elevation and we sorely need another track in Texas with the loss of TWS. Fingers crossed that this happens, and soon.



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I sure hope they get this all sorted. It's a neat track with some good elevation and we sorely need another track in Texas with the loss of TWS. Fingers crossed that this happens, and soon.

 

It's under construction right now, if I understand things right. Whether this will be another destination track in Texas, I dunno. This is probably a step in the right direction, though.


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Yes, track is closed for construction now and is supposed to re-open this fall.   check their FB page for some updates as well.


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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It's under construction right now, if I understand things right. Whether this will be another destination track in Texas, I dunno. This is probably a step in the right direction, though.

 

hopefully someone builds a gas station that isn't 30 minutes away too. 


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And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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I heard they were going e-racing only. They'll have a few dozen Supercharger stations as well as 220v hookups.


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The back straight is going to be much faster now due to the sweeping T6 entry...

The new turn 6 layout looks great. it will certainly break up the 100% horsepower drag races..
I was never a huge fan of turn 7 because of the blind hill and difficult-to-hit-just-right entry, but loved the off camber turn 8 exit when you did get 7 right.. I did many a 4-wheel slide off the back of that turn. :)
hopefully the new turn 7-8 will provide similar fun.


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So glad to see this.  Can't wait to go in November with SCCA.  And I heard WRL rumors swirling about as well!



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hopefully someone builds a gas station that isn't 30 minutes away too. 

 

I noticed a gas pump while I was out there. Not sure what octane(s) are available. 


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I noticed a gas pump while I was out there. Not sure what octane(s) are available. 

 

They've got 93, 97, and 100 (93 for sure and two higher, I think they were 97 and 100 but I've only used the 93).

 

They don't overcharge and it's ethanol free gas. I use the pumps every time I go to ECR and the 93 is only a little higher priced than the stations (20-30 cents per gallon, but ethanol free stuff is always more expensive than the normal ethanol gas).



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Nice to know, thanks. :)


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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Once demand warrants it again I'm sure they will have 110 at the pumps - Concierge keeps it by the barrel in their shop as that is what most of their cars run.


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Nice layout.  Looks like they are setting it up so they can run multiple configurations or even have simultaneous events like MSR-C has been doing lately.  That track sorely needed some fast sweepers and now it will get them.


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Nice layout.  Looks like they are setting it up so they can run multiple configurations or even have simultaneous events like MSR-C has been doing lately.  That track sorely needed some fast sweepers and now it will get them.

due to location of pit out/in, you can't run the back section of the track independent of the front section.   (unless they add another pit out/in and a road around the front of the track.)


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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due to location of pit out/in, you can't run the back section of the track independent of the front section.   (unless they add another pit out/in and a road around the front of the track.)

 

This, like the wind, will change...in due time, young grasshopper....(on the windshield of the car called life....LOL).


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This, like the wind, will change...in due time, young grasshopper....(on the windshield of the car called life....LOL).

I do not disagree.   however, I are enguneer. I see what's on the drawings and have to base my comments on that.  


And just because I'm a shitty driver doesn't make a miata any less slow.

I drive slow as shit. LOL

geez, now I realize I drive slow everywhere. haha!


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I do not disagree.   however, I are enguneer. I see what's on the drawings and have to base my comments on that.  

 

I are an ed duh ter.....I've seen the "real"drawings but it was off the record.....


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