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Old 07-20-2000, 09:28 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Track Day FULL :update - 7/20/00

It looks like we are full, perhaps slightly over based on locals (don't worry I will refund you each the marginal difference if that is the case).

There are a couple of Bay Area Drivers I will collect cash/check from at the next convenient BAM, if you have emailed me privately and I've told you you are on the list.

Let me sort out all the driver info onto a spreadsheet and update the event site with new info and additional sponsors, tech sheets and schedules, etc.

I have to admit, personally carrying the debt on this event was freaking me out...I'm relieved to get the entrance fees!


cheers,
angus


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Old 07-20-2000, 09:40 AM   #2
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In the immortal words of Homer J. Simpson...

WOO HOO!

You did a good thing Angus...but I am gonna blow your doors off!

Hey yeah, since we are all filled up now can we start the @#$% talking?

D. Neil Crawford
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Old 07-20-2000, 10:12 AM   #3
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You will find it hard to catch Angus if he has his turbo on...in fact it is hard to catch Angus anyway
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Old 07-20-2000, 11:08 AM   #4
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Well...I have a secret weapon too. Ever heard of the...FLUX CAPACITOR???? That's right boys and girls. Neil hits 88 and he is back in time!

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Old 07-20-2000, 11:50 AM   #5
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Laguna Seca and Sears (and Watkins Glen) are my fave/fastest tracks....I'll be slower than a turtle on valium at T'hill.



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Old 07-20-2000, 01:49 PM   #6
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Hello,

Hmmm... So we're sticking with the original number of 30? I think that's a mistake... I think if more people want to join, we should, up to the magic "40" number. As it stands, 10 people on the track at one time with 3 miles to cover is basically going to be an empty track. And since people will clump, pulling into the hotpits for space means you can choose to space out by a mile or more! That's nuts

I'm really in favor of 40 people to add 3 or 4 to each run group. I know I really prefer to have cars around me and to pass people than to sit around going in circles wondering if anyone will come around to make things interesting or whether I have to wait two more laps until I can catch up to the car in front of me since it's just slightly slower...

But that's my opinion... I'm all set to go and I'll see y'all on the track

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Old 07-20-2000, 05:00 PM   #7
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Joel,

We will be over 30 and under 40 drivers + instructors. If we have over 40 cars we have to pay T'hill more. Our run groups are very skewed towards new drivers so packing up run groups doesn't necessarily make it more exciting for the majority of folks.

remember, it's not a race

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Old 07-20-2000, 05:13 PM   #8
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Joel, part duex

I love tight groups, trust me. I know you think of driving around by yourself as boring, but its a great opportunity to go your fastest. If we assume for a second that you are a more skilled and faster driver than 99% of us, that's what you will be doing anyway...

Most new drivers have emailed me about the excitement of even driving the car around a track, which is a great reason to attend.

Hope this makes sense,
angus


I drive within inches of other cars driven by people I know all the time, with zero incidents (knock on wood). How?- because of trust. I'm not going to dice it up with someone I don't know, so packing the track makes no difference. Anyone who has a goal of "getting by" everyone probably has the wrong idea.

The go-karting was a good example. Several drivers spoiled the line or drove erratically or impolitely. Those folks, and i can assure you of this, will be flagged and removed at T'hill.

I'm not flaming, I'm just trying to get across that the event centers on the school aspects, of which wheel to wheel runs and line blocking is a minor facet.

Don't fret too much, I'm trying to please everyone.

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Old 07-20-2000, 06:24 PM   #9
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I agree with Angus on this. Door to door running with someone whose skill you dont know is potentially disasterous.

One way to make solo running not boring is to bring a Hot Lap (or other brand) timer setup. Instant readout each lap = feedback you can use for the lap you are now on.
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Old 07-20-2000, 06:33 PM   #10
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I know a lot of guys who mount a stop watch with velcro inside the car, somewhere convenient.

Then you choose a straightaway spot as your mark and presto, rough but close lap times. At T'hill its easy to do this, since there are plenty of straights!

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Old 07-20-2000, 09:20 PM   #11
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Quote:
If we assume for a second that you are a more skilled and faster driver than 99% of us, that's what you will be doing anyway
Ahahahahahahahaha... okay, you made me laugh. I'm glad that assumption only lasted for one second You wouldn't want to be so misled...

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Old 07-21-2000, 11:03 AM   #12
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Joel,

Glad you took that the right way! Sometimes humor gets lost in these posts!

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