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Member Since 23 Jul 2011
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In Topic: 1966 Datsun Roadster Build Thread (Street Car)

07 January 2019 - 11:29 AM

I hear you.   I got really burned out constantly working on stuff and throwing money at my race car just to keep it on track and not actually going any faster.  for the money I was spending, the car should be several seconds/lap faster than it was.

Started my daughter in karting 2 yrs ago- and my son yesterday-- and I'm having so much fun with them, I don't miss racing much myself.  I get to go and play with them and all of my cars have been sitting ignored for months and I just don't care..

In Topic: Improvements at GSS

07 January 2019 - 08:33 AM

This can't be real?  why on earth would they be so combative?   I still haven't been there and the way it sounds I guess I won't be anytime soon. 


Can't speak for before/after hours antics, but the few times I've been to GSS I showed up with a self tech sheet plus race org annual tags as backup (wasn't checked though), slicks, loud AF exhausts and no shits were given. As long as you are not a total newb, have your ducks in a row and behave the vibe was very laid back.


As I said above, I have a feeling there's some local noise regulations and or cranky neighbors that like to complain.  I was there several years ago instructing for an event, and we rolled onto the track at 7:55am to warm up the instructor cars and check track surface before starting the day with green students at 0800..  The manager came out of his little trailer screaming and waving his arms about cars on track before 8am and sheriff and kicking us off the track..    so my *bet* is there's got to be a noise ordinance that they are told to strictly abide.   however instead of just clearly communicating this (assumed) local noise ordinance, they yell and scream at people like we know what and why.  Why else would 5 minutes matter unless there was some noise regulation that shut off at 0800?


But to echo Eric's comment, once the operation actually got running during track hours, the guys seemed pretty laid back and the event was fine.   

In Topic: Improvements at GSS

06 January 2019 - 07:40 AM


They must have some strict noise ordinances for the track, but they don't tell you that, they just yell at you and threaten to call the cops if you don't do what they say.

In Topic: Improvements at GSS

04 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

Was there a few weeks ago. Nothing of note other than the shed, which I couldn't use to wrench out of the rainy weather because of the height of the slab and surrounding mud. Sigh. Track expansion was said not to be until April at the earliest but wouldn't be surprised if it slips...or never happens. Also don't put too much weight on the tech sheet, sound requirements or slicks restriction. Just show up and don't be a moron and they will most likely let you run what you brung.

but don't dare start your engine before 8am or rev after 5pm, or they will kick you out of the facility, call the sheriff, and ban you from coming back.

In Topic: Improvements at GSS

04 January 2019 - 11:16 AM

yeah but it's a hurricane-safe shed.