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ECR improvements - can we get regular updates in here?


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#81
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Drove out there to get some tires from the race shop a few days ago....oh my....it is a THING OF BEAUTY!!! NO SEAMS>...oh....so.....purty!!!


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Ok all here's the latest....

 

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I’ll say it for you – waiting sucks.

 

You folks are much smarter and more patient than I am. 

 

We get all these notes of encouragement:

 

“Hang in there”.., “We’re with you all the way”, “do it right”, “good things come to those who wait”, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”

 

Yes -- It’s built to last, and it will be world class. Every inch of the track is reconstructed from scratch. My Bank Account is very angry at me – it’s taken longer and been a much bigger investment than planned. And Yes… I know, “It’s worth it” (hopefully that doesn’t end up being the copy on my pan-handling sign) 

 

But we do it for the joy of driving… so we, too, want the driving part !! 

 

Our second asphalt base course on Roller Coaster (our new name for the 1.65 Mile track) is done

 

So we have a full loop with fresh surface; not the final surface… but a very good surface (a million times better than what we had). As you will recall, we need to wait (!@#$%^!!!) for warmer weather for the swanky final 2” coat. 

 

We will install a few curbings (turn 11 and turn 3) in the next weeks to test the structure and length. They are FIA spec, smooth, 8 inches of concrete. Since they will be 2 inches higher than the current track… (waiting for the surface coat) we have to install the balance after the final asphalt lift. 

 

We are continuing endless backfill and drainage work – to protect our baby. 

 

And now for the fun part….

 

The time has come to give our patient members a taste of what we will get. We have mixed feelings, because it will be significantly better in the end… but its sooo dang good we have to give you a taste.

 

So – we will be hosting some Taxi rides. Because several elements are not final, we cannot yet allow folks to ‘beta-test’ their own cars. We will evaluate that option in the next months. But for now you get to ride with us. 

 

It’s just a taste, and we will have to alternate groups and individuals depending on the day.. We will set up invitations to all of you for that to happen. 

 

So – stand by… and pray for lots of warm weather. 

 

Your Friends at ECR

 

 

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I'm sooooooooo beyond excited!!!!!! Ready to GET IT AWWWWWWWWN!!!!!!!!!!


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Has a birds eye map of the final layout been shared yet?


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Has a birds eye map of the final layout been shared yet?

 

Not that i'm aware of.  There has been drone footage taken back in December but not sure where all the footage is.  I'm hoping the garage builds start soon because i need one, bad.  



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Has a birds eye map of the final layout been shared yet?

 

To members that were at the meeting....yes - amazeballs!!!!


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To members that were at the meeting....yes - amazeballs!!!!

 

Yeah missed that one.  Haven't been there in awhile.



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Has a birds eye map of the final layout been shared yet?

There's a sketch on page 1 of this thread if you've forgotten.   Not sure if that's where they still are on configuration, but it looked promisingly 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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All quiet . . .



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All quiet . . .

 

Nope.  Members got an email yesterday and they're doing rides today.  Still waiting on several warm days for the top coat.  



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So down to the really important stuff — who’s leaving the old track sticker on the car ?

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