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Old 11-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default VIR Driving School 11/22-23

Pretty sure i am entering into a driving school at virginia international raceway sponsored by the PCA ( Porsche Club of America). Im really excited to be doing this but I want to make sure I have everything I need. As far as the car goes I just recently (>200 miles) changed the brake fluid and I have HAWK HPS plus pads that have a bunch of life left in them. Oil and Tranny fluid change >600 miles ago.
-Anything I need to bring aside from the normal necessities ? ( I.E water, food, clothing etc).
- Do I need a approved full face helmet ? ( I've got a motorcycle full face , will that work?)
- Any other suggestions?


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Old 11-11-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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do a search for "HDPE"
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
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do a search for "HDPE"
thanks....but its HPDE
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:59 PM   #4
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Unless you want to learn about plastic.

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Old 11-11-2008, 11:04 PM   #5
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Bring more brake fluid and a set of backup pads just in case. I'll be there the same weekend look for the black 240sx #119. If you need any help come see me. I always over pack See you there.

ps. you need a snell rated helmet within 5 years or they may not let you drive.
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:41 PM   #6
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Bring more brake fluid and a set of backup pads just in case. I'll be there the same weekend look for the black 240sx #119. If you need any help come see me. I always over pack See you there.

ps. you need a snell rated helmet within 5 years or they may not let you drive.
Thanks for all the info . I should be able to scrounge up a helmet somewhere. Ill be in the "black" wrx #134 see you there
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:14 AM   #7
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any one else coming? ( I am aware that this is a subaru forum and it is sponsored by a porsche club...still curious )
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:24 AM   #8
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do a search for "HDPE"
I dont think High Density Polyethylene is going to do him any good.

HPS pads are no good if youre going to be driving agressively, and motorcycle helmets arent allowed.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:39 AM   #9
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I dont think High Density Polyethylene is going to do him any good.

HPS pads are no good if youre going to be driving agressively, and motorcycle helmets arent allowed.
I got the helmet situation covered. And they are HPS plus's which ( if im not mistaken) are pretty much straight race pads.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:41 AM   #10
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I got the helmet situation covered. And they are HPS plus's which ( if im not mistaken) are pretty much straight race pads.
Not quite. Even the HP+ will start to fade with agressive driving and sticky tires.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #11
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Tire gauge
Torque wrench
Glass cleaner
Hand towels
Tape to cover your headlights etc.
A really comfortable pair of driving shoes or similar.
Driving gloves
Take everything out of your car that is not bolted down.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:07 AM   #12
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I thought you can only run Porsches in PCA HPDE events.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:37 PM   #13
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I thought you can only run Porsches in PCA HPDE events.
I went to the PCA Club Race at Carolina Motorsports Park a few weeks ago, and during the "DE Events" there were lots of different cars on track. There were a few Porsches of course, a few BMWs, a Mustang, a Cobra replica, a 240SX, and a few other various cars.

Edit: Here's the signup. http://www.carolinas-pca.com/Drivers...g%20Events.htm Looks like only one event is flagged as PCA members only.
And Info: http://www.carolinas-pca.com/Drivers...ets/DEInfo.htm
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We accept registrants based on receipt of your payment and signed confirmation page, giving preference in the first 3 weeks of registration to PCA members, so make sure you have your PCA MEMBERSHIP NUMBER correctly entered in the “My Profile” section of your background data when you fill out the registration form, or you WILL NOT get preference.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:50 PM   #14
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Be careful on the HPS's, they are not really meant for track use. Just be aware if the brake pedal starts to get soft you need to tone things down for a few laps. If you have time it might not be a bad idea to check out how the pads look after 2 sessions.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:12 PM   #15
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Depends on the region. i've instructed where I drove my wife's Mini with a couple.
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:18 PM   #16
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hp+ pads will prob. start to fade at VIR, due to the speed and length of the track. maybe not your first day, but as you improve and carry more speed around the track you might notice a lack of bite as compared to your earlier sessions.

to the OP ~ remember do NOT pull the emergency brake when you pull back into the paddock after sessions.

if it is like the PCA events here...once club members register, any open spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis....to any car and any driver.

motorcycle helmet may not work, unless it is SA 2001 rated or above (that is what the helmet requirement is for KYPCA events in which i have participated).

have fun, and good luck!
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:08 PM   #17
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Not quite. Even the HP+ will start to fade with agressive driving and sticky tires.
prada spec 2's ....so not so sticky....

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Tire gauge
Torque wrench
Glass cleaner
Hand towels
Tape to cover your headlights etc.
A really comfortable pair of driving shoes or similar.
Driving gloves
Take everything out of your car that is not bolted down.
Camera to show your buddies what they missed.

Have a great time,
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hp+ pads will prob. start to fade at VIR, due to the speed and length of the track. maybe not your first day, but as you improve and carry more speed around the track you might notice a lack of bite as compared to your earlier sessions.

to the OP ~ remember do NOT pull the emergency brake when you pull back into the paddock after sessions.

if it is like the PCA events here...once club members register, any open spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis....to any car and any driver.

motorcycle helmet may not work, unless it is SA 2001 rated or above (that is what the helmet requirement is for KYPCA events in which i have participated).

have fun, and good luck!
Thanks for all the advice!
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:40 PM   #18
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I agree that the Hawk HP + could have a possibility of fading if you start to take it up a notch. If you want to stick with Hawk pads, I would recommend Hawk's DTC-30 at least. They can even be used on the streets too.

I would also bring some extra brake fluid just in case if you cook the brakes and do some bleeding on the spot.

Otherwise, just bring lots of water and some basic tools plus most important, have fun and learn.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:02 AM   #19
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I agree that the Hawk HP + could have a possibility of fading if you start to take it up a notch. If you want to stick with Hawk pads, I would recommend Hawk's DTC-30 at least. They can even be used on the streets too.

I would also bring some extra brake fluid just in case if you cook the brakes and do some bleeding on the spot.

Otherwise, just bring lots of water and some basic tools plus most important, have fun and learn.
thanks for the info.....i guess ill document my hp+'s and see what happens
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:11 AM   #20
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Wear a watch or bring one of those plastic cheap wall clocks that you had in your first apartment mounted on the kitchen wall. Also, bring a notebook and pen/pencil.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:31 AM   #21
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Wear a watch or bring one of those plastic cheap wall clocks that you had in your first apartment mounted on the kitchen wall. Also, bring a notebook and pen/pencil.
added to the list !
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don't forget to take a folding chair or two, unless VIR provides seating.

also a tarp is a good idea to lay out on the ground for all of your stuff, especially if the ground is wet or you get a bit of rain. and maybe a towel or two in case it rains while you're on track, since your car will get all wet from having the windows down.
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:04 PM   #23
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don't forget to take a folding chair or two, unless VIR provides seating.

also a tarp is a good idea to lay out on the ground for all of your stuff, especially if the ground is wet or you get a bit of rain. and maybe a towel or two in case it rains while you're on track, since your car will get all wet from having the windows down.
I think im bringing a tent like an easy-up. I hope it doesnt rain....or do i . Thanks for all the advice!
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Old 11-14-2008, 02:01 PM   #24
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don't forget to take a folding chair or two, unless VIR provides seating.
There's seating at VIR, but none near either of the paddock areas where you'll likely be set up. The closest seating is a picnic table or two near the concession stand.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:41 PM   #25
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There's seating at VIR, but none near either of the paddock areas where you'll likely be set up. The closest seating is a picnic table or two near the concession stand.

maybe i will bring a hammock
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