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Old 10-15-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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"Now remember everyone, there's a lot of high horsepower cars here - lots of Corvettes and the like, so if you see a Subaru coming up behind you, let the guy pass - otherwise, he'll just keep catching up to you".




And no, I didn't get passed by any Subies - then again, I ran in the Novice group since it was my first time there, but god, what an amazing time/track. Can't wait till next year.
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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Which car was yours man, I didn't see you? I was in the white wagon. Was the black STI that exploded from NASIOC?

I loved it as well...it really puts Autobahn/Blackhawk to shame if nothing else because of the kick-ass elevation changes and runoff areas (one of which I had to take advantage of).
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:31 PM   #3
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Hey! ah, I remember seeing your car. I was #58, silver vette, I went with a guy who had a silver G35, near the top of the paddock.

I saw that STi, not sure what happened there, definitely didn't look good.

Heck yeah, I definitely agree on the track - so awesome.
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:30 PM   #4
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how'd you guys feel about your cars after? don't track days take their toll on yer rides?

I'm afraid to track my ride, don't wanna wear it down, bad as that sounds...

I like the highway
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:05 AM   #5
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how'd you guys feel about your cars after? don't track days take their toll on yer rides?

I'm afraid to track my ride, don't wanna wear it down, bad as that sounds...

I like the highway
My car felt amazing and at 176k miles I was surprised. The only issue was when I cooked the front brakes at the end of the first dry session (20 minutes of stops from ~125) and had to dive into the quicksand as they smoked for about 5 minutes. Surprising they were OK after I got pulled out and they cooled down but I missed my last chance at a dry run while I was checking them I drove it home 150 miles afterwards and other than forgetting to soften my coilovers (ouch) there was really no difference. I'd much rather drive a cheaper car and be able to maintain/prep/repair it for the track than drive an expensive showcar that I wouldn't be able to have fun with.

Oh and I'll throw out a thanks to Dylan/DS1 for all of his help getting my car fixed before I tracked it
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:15 AM   #6
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Tracking some of these cars is what they were made for

I dunno about you, but doing 140+mph and not having to worry about a ticket = AWESOME.

I am very surprised with the Corvette. On the road it just feels like a very comfortable touring car, handling nothing too great - you get out on the track and its like goes through a transformation, just unbelievable. God I love having 400 bhp/tq
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:14 AM   #7
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"Now remember everyone, there's a lot of high horsepower cars here - lots of Corvettes and the like, so if you see a Subaru coming up behind you, let the guy pass - otherwise, he'll just keep catching up to you".

That is awesome!
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:37 AM   #8
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"Now remember everyone, there's a lot of high horsepower cars here - lots of Corvettes and the like, so if you see a Subaru coming up behind you, let the guy pass - otherwise, he'll just keep catching up to you".

AWESOME! LOL!!! The forgot to add Evo's and S2K's too though...

Any Atoms or Super 7's?
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:10 AM   #9
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"Now remember everyone, there's a lot of high horsepower cars here - lots of Corvettes and the like, so if you see a Subaru coming up behind you, let the guy pass - otherwise, he'll just keep catching up to you".

Do you remember the name of the guy who made this comment? Was it possibly a character in a black zo6?
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:44 PM   #10
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Only a few evos and S2Ks, but yeah, good point!!

Triple, it was one of the guys from either RA or Mid West F-Body, don't know if he was a driver and it wasn't that guy Rudy who has a C5 Z06.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:18 PM   #11
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The only issue was when I cooked the front brakes at the end of the first dry session (20 minutes of stops from ~125) and had to dive into the quicksand as they smoked for about 5 minutes.
Oh, and that little spin out in the Carosel during the first session in the rain...!!

I was 2 cars behind you and only saw the "recovery", which seemed to be well done!

The black sti blew a hole in the top radiator hose, I believe.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:35 PM   #12
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Oh, and that little spin out in the Carosel during the first session in the rain...!!

I was 2 cars behind you and only saw the "recovery", which seemed to be well done!

The black sti blew a hole in the top radiator hose, I believe.
Haha, yeah once I started sliding there was no saving it. Both feet in works like a charm

At least he didn't blow his motor - someone said they thought he spilled oil but it must have been coolant.
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