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Old 08-10-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone been to a trackday at Infineon? How does it compare to Thunderhill?

I've done a couple trackdays at T-hill but I've never been to Infineon. I'm going there for the first time soon and is wondering if anyone can tell me what to expect. Esp in relation to thunderhill because that's the only track I've been on.

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:45 AM   #2
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Infineon is better then Thunderhill in every way. Except I guess that they don't have power hook ups in the paddock, you need a generator. Not a problem though for 98% of the people.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
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I don't bring much to the track so that won't bother me.
I was just curious how people feel about Infineon. Seems like everyone I ask says that it is a super technical track and the many walls are scary
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:58 PM   #4
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I don't bring much to the track so that won't bother me.
I was just curious how people feel about Infineon. Seems like everyone I ask says that it is a super technical track and the many walls are scary
i agree with the technical and wall statement.

ive never been to thunderhill since im from socal. but my friends and i made the drive from socal to go to infineon. the track is great i love it. just dont be too ambitious in certain corners and you will be fine.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
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You'll love it. This track really is the crown jewel of California(sorry Laguna). Massive elevation change, on and off camber turns, the great set of esses. This track just flows perfectly.

As stated, just mind your manners. This is one track where inches makes or breaks a laptime, and that is why it is fun.

The parts that catch out most first timers are turn 1&2, the esses(8 and 8a) and Turn 10. Just ramp up slowly and learn the character of the track, and it is not scary at all.

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yeah I'll definitely take it easy the first session. That's what I did at Thunderhill and by the second session I had a good feel for the track and plus adrenaline kicking in and I was having a blast the rest of the day
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What club do you run with?

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I've just been to a couple NASA hpde trackdays
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:19 PM   #9
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yeah I'll definitely take it easy the first session. That's what I did at Thunderhill and by the second session I had a good feel for the track and plus adrenaline kicking in and I was having a blast the rest of the day
That's the best approach. We just did an HPDE at California Speedway ROVAL with a bunch of rookies. They were understandably intimidated by the oval portion of the track. Many of them took turns 1 and 2 at 80 mph to begin with.

By the 4th and final session, almost all the rookies were taking that turn at triple digits and taking more efficient lines around the rest of the track. They built up their skills steadily and gradually. I'm sure Infineon would reward you the same way.
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