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Old 03-17-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default 2015 track days?

anyone doing or planning to attend any track days this yr?

i know for a few yrs i've created a thread outlining the track days in the PNW but i'm too lazy now

Credits to me: lol
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April 26 - The Ridge Motorsport Park with The Speed Syndicate and FFD Motorsport: http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/...3#.VSQIb9zF98H $235 USD
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PDC track days are $250 at mission:

April 25, 2015 - Saturday
May 25, 2015 - Monday
July 20, 2015 - Monday
September 21, 2015 - Monday

UBCSCC track days are $225 and $200 for earlybird:

June 22nd, 2015 - Monday
July 29th, 2015 - Wednesday
August 14th, 2015 - Friday
September 11th, 2015 - Friday

VCMC track days $240 CAD + GST and $220 CAD + GST for early bird. Newbs cost more apparently...

Sun, April 26 -- @Mission Raceway Park
Mon, June 29 -- @The Ridge Motorsports Park
Fri, Sept 4 -- @Pacific Raceways
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Morrisport Advanced Driving. These guys are the best IMO.

Track Day For Charity "Firstime" event (for new drivers)
Friday June 26th, 2015

The cost is $280 plus HST, Registration deadline is Saturday June19th.

Track Day For Charity "TRACKTIME" event (for track experienced drivers)
Friday June 26th, 2015

The cost is $250 plus GST, Registration deadline is Friday June 19th

http://www.morrisport.com/trackdays.html
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:36 PM   #2
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PDC track days are $250 at mission:

April 25, 2015 - Saturday
May 25, 2015 - Monday
July 20, 2015 - Monday
September 21, 2015 - Monday

UBCSCC track days are $225 and $200 for earlybird:

June 22nd, 2015 - Monday
July 29th, 2015 - Wednesday
August 14th, 2015 - Friday
September 11th, 2015 - Friday

VCMC track days $240 CAD + GST and $220 CAD + GST for early bird. Newbs cost more apparently...

Sun, April 26 -- @Mission Raceway Park
Mon, June 29 -- @The Ridge Motorsports Park
Fri, Sept 4 -- @Pacific Raceways

Good start I guess...? I've only ever gone to PDC events.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:56 PM   #3
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I am signed up with VCMC at Mission for April 26th. xD
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:09 PM   #4
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Sweet, thanks ZefY!

BTW-when did you go w/ PDC? I used to go with them all the time back in the day
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #5
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I have done 3 track days so far. All with PDC. Two last year and one the year before. Don't really have much to compare it to but the events were run smoothly and they were a fun laid back atmosphere.

My car was definitely one of the cheapest car there though! A sea of porsche, bmw, and ferrari.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:14 PM   #6
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Im looking at doing my first track day this april im going to sign up for velocity driving school in the next few days and will be doing some autox. Witch track day should i do for my first vcmc or pdc?
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Old 03-18-2015, 12:02 PM   #7
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IMHO and not a knock on VCMC, but if PDC is offering instruction for their track day i would hands down sign up for the PDC track day.

their instructors are all trained to be instructors and have a wealth of knowledge. PDC (not sure if still true) has/had a graduated program from newbie -> advanced with sign offs/check lists/check rides etc. PDC truly offers a great learning program for new drivers.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:28 PM   #8
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I am thinking of transitioning from a few years of autox to track days this year... not sure though - money, kids and driving all the way to Dale's keeps getting in the way lol.

I want to get out for the April event but I don't want to do it in the rain even though AWD would fair better, like the grip afforded with a nice warm track.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:30 PM   #9
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driving in the rain is FUN. learn a lot, especially how to be smooth!
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:51 PM   #10
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IMO: getting skilled instructors to take the time to teach you is worth all the money you spend on the event.
Rain events can be fun! but you have to be confident
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:41 AM   #11
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Yes, I agree on the rain thing but I have done enough autox's in the rain to know that nothing beats dry. And yes, I know, autoxing is not tracking. Regardless, I will most likely only be out for one track day this year and if given the choice would prefer a dry track.

Being my first track event I am looking forward to learning some new things this year,....and getting out of second gear
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:51 AM   #12
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Wondering in Mission raceway give any instructor? Can u drive alone?
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:10 AM   #13
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Wondering in Mission raceway give any instructor? Can u drive alone?
depends on the club you're with.

most will not let you do track days for the first time without going through some kind of novice program. PDC does some good instruction during the first 2 heats.

vcmc costs more for novice drivers which i'm assuming is to pay for instruction. ubc also has instruction i think.
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:21 PM   #14
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I wanted to go mission track. Anyone have a link or more info. Thx
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:01 PM   #15
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I'm heading to the ridge this June for the first time. But I want to squeeze in a track day or two at mission before ridge. Hopefully the car will be ready by then! And yes UBC has instructors. They're actually very friendly, and they taught me when I went for the first time there. Look for Mason, he's a good guy.
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I wanted to go mission track. Anyone have a link or more info. Thx
http://www.performancedriversclub.org/

http://forum.ubcscc.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5868

http://www.vcmc.ca/forum/forumdispla...39-Track-Days&
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:22 PM   #17
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Thnx zefy!
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:37 PM   #18
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Morrisport Advanced Driving. These guys are the best IMO.

Track Day For Charity "Firstime" event (for new drivers)
Friday June 26th, 2015

The cost is $280 plus HST, Registration deadline is Saturday June19th.

Track Day For Charity "TRACKTIME" event (for track experienced drivers)
Friday June 26th, 2015

The cost is $250 plus GST, Registration deadline is Friday June 19th

http://www.morrisport.com/trackdays.html
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:28 AM   #19
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Hey Zefy, I missed the VCMC reg for April - filled up wayyy fast. So it looks like it may be PDC. Went through their site and they seem very thorough. What are their instructors like?

Thanks

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Old 04-06-2015, 09:14 PM   #20
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Hey Zefy, I missed the VCMC reg for April - filled up wayyy fast. So it looks like it may be PDC. Went through their site and they seem very thorough. What are their instructors like?

Thanks

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I have only ever been with PDC so I can't really compare to other clubs. The instruction was good but it was a little less involved than what most clubs seem to do. The way it operates is you have 4 heats throughout the day. Because there are fewer instructors than cars typically, you alternate one instructor between 2 drivers.

Day starts out with a drivers meeting then a quick newbs meeting. No classroom crap here. Drivers are put in pairs. First heat is instructor driving your car for half the heat with your partner following. No passing and it's really more of an intro to Mission raceway and what the correct line is and he answers all the questions you may have. Half way through the heat the instructor switches into your partners car and you follow the instructor.

Second heat is the same thing but this time you are driving and the instructor is passenger. Switch half way through just like before.

heat 3 is open lapping but passing is heavily restricted. You can have an instructor if you want to or depending on if you suck or not, will be forced upon you. Heat 4 is open lapping.

I know some other clubs have hours of classroom crap and do driving exercises involving cones and stuff but PDC does not. Pretty laid back group...

Would be fun to see some cars other than a porsche, ferrari, or bmw. Felt a little outgunned!
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:11 AM   #21
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Ok, this is real good info Zefy, thanks.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:40 PM   #22
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Oh.. April 26th, there is a Ridge Motorsport track day. $235 USD with The Speed Syndicate.

http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/...3#.VSQIb9zF98H

Sunday event, 25 spots left!
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