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Old 06-28-2000, 10:11 AM   #21
Joe Longworth
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Member#: 62
Join Date: Jun 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: King County, WA
Vehicle:
99 Impreza 2.5RS
Silverthorne

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You'll drive to portland but won't drive to Redding CA? How's that work out? Redding is a scant 420 miles, which at 80 mph, one gas stop, is less than 6 hours. Some of us californians have driving out to Phoenix from Nor Cal - a scant 1100 miles.

But really, can you pass this event up? between 30 and 40 cars (max!), all subaru, for a whole day with at least six sessions each. SOA, SCC, and Primitive Engineering will be there (hey, where's Paul E coming from??). Figure that at most there will be 13 people per run group on the 3 mile config of the track, there's TONS of room. If you've ever driven with NASA, you'll know how COOL this event really is as NASA usually has at LEAST a 25 car field.

As for Scoobys that have flipped or impacted a wall.. there's not a lot I ca say. I won't say that someone 'messed up'. It CAN happen to you, and you're not immortal. But you _can_ put your level of risk down. Driving at a limit in which YOU feel comfortable. Asking for instruction. Driving in a SAFE manor. Getting to know your car and how to control it - even when you have 'lost' control.

But to be sure, Thunderhill is a _safe_ and fun track. The audi club is able to run events without body contact, or flips. They have spins, but keep things safe.

Hope to see you all there.
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