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Old 01-12-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default race driver training by sccbc @ mission, easter wkend

Early bird reg saves $24. last march it was full, although $50 less. Iím goin again but skipping class this time. Iíd expect snell m 95+ helmets to be ok since it was last yr. 1 day tech & class, 2 days on track.
http://sccbc.net/driver_training.htm
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Old 01-13-2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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that looks very interesting.
has anyone taken this course yet? if so how was it?

i think im gonna sign up when i get back.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:26 AM   #3
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$450... not bad..
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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It's a good course, highly recommended. Probably the best you'll find for so little $$$.

I took it about 9 years ago and assume it's just as good now as it was back then. The people who teach it generally have lots of racing experience.
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Old 01-13-2005, 04:10 AM   #5
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I used to be one of the instructor there.... and yea we are experienced



















hahahaha in my dream!!
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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last march was very good for me
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Old 01-13-2005, 02:06 PM   #7
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$450!



What happened to $275?
Then again, $275 was back about 5 years ago.....

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Old 01-13-2005, 05:51 PM   #8
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What do they teach you exactly in this course?

What does it matter, I'm totally interested!

What kind of equipment do they supply or do you need? Cars supplied too ?
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:56 PM   #9
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hey how about I check out the link duh!

Just got a hard on too fast i guess. breath... just breath...
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Old 01-13-2005, 06:18 PM   #10
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quoted from.. http://sccbc.net/driver_training.htm

Race Driver Training Requirements:

Provincial (N or higher) or State driverís licence that you have held for a minimum of 6 months (must be produced at registration)

Snell Foundation approved helmet SA95 or newer (must be shown at tech)

Cars must have passenger seat & minimum three point seat belts on both seats. Convertibles & open cars must have CACC approved (race approved) roll bars. No trucks or minivans are allowed. Vehicles without proper seating and/or restraint systems are not permitted. Minimum 3 point seat belts in both seats. All cars must be equipped with functioning mufflers.

Liability waivers must be signed.
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Old 01-13-2005, 06:54 PM   #11
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crazy! i wish i had my licence so bad now! ****....

i guess i'll have to train on GT3 now.......... get ready here i load! haha
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:14 PM   #12
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$450!



What happened to $275?
Then again, $275 was back about 5 years ago.....
Go to Portland which is a real circuit. They are asking $195 US which works out to be less than $450 CDN.

As much as I'd love to do a track day/driving school it is too expensive. Need to get brake pads to start and if you need tires... I do track days on my motobike. More fun and less expensive if there is an accident.

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Old 01-17-2005, 11:09 PM   #13
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450 is for 2 days on track w/ instruction and 1 day class; i've not seen anything near 225/day for mission training. morrisport is way pricier altho they provide helmet.
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:11 PM   #14
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was that 2 days on track tho? if so what a deal i missed!

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Old 01-18-2005, 12:37 AM   #15
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450 is for 2 days on track w/ instruction and 1 day class; i've not seen anything near 225/day for mission training. morrisport is way pricier altho they provide helmet.
your are correct sir. It is for 2 days of track time and one day of class instructions... http://www.sccbc.net/

That's not too bad.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:59 AM   #16
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I do track days on my motobike. More fun and less expensive if there is an accident.
Less expensive on the vehicle, more expensive on your body
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:45 AM   #17
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450 is for 2 days on track w/ instruction and 1 day class; i've not seen anything near 225/day for mission training. morrisport is way pricier altho they provide helmet.
The track day organized by 4wheelflyer last August was $220 for 24 cars. This is comparable. The kicker here is that ICBC insurance isn't valid (it was valid for August). I'm not daring enough to take that chance at this point.

This seems like a great opportunity nonetheless. What is the limit on number of participants?
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Old 01-18-2005, 05:18 AM   #18
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i wanna go but my gf doesn't allow me
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:15 PM   #19
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i declined that day cuz it was run by driving unlimited, which REIGNED in the speed when i took a prior autox/car control school. that's likely why icbc covers them, cuz they don't allow race speeds. i think DU is geared for nonracers, unlike sccbc which is all about road RACING.

last march limit was 60, 30 per group.

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The track day organized by 4wheelflyer last August was $220 for 24 cars. This is comparable. The kicker here is that ICBC insurance isn't valid (it was valid for August). I'm not daring enough to take that chance at this point.

This seems like a great opportunity nonetheless. What is the limit on number of participants?
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:29 PM   #20
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was that 2 days on track tho? if so what a deal i missed!
that was the same type of program.
There was a day of tech, a classroom session, and 2 days on the track. I remember vividly because the driver of the Rock 101 car thought he was a Nascar champ and nearly sent my civic off into the weeds. Also, it was the first time I met Initial Kei.

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Old 01-18-2005, 10:49 PM   #21
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Yeah as far as I nkow SCCBC is an actual race school. Which the other ones are pretty much just lapping events with morning lectures for the newbies?
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Old 01-28-2005, 08:35 PM   #22
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Anyone else going? I signed up a couple weeks ago.

Also, any tips or things to watch out for?

The website mentions that an extra set of brake pads is recommended. How much abuse will the pads and rotors take from 2 days on the track? At the last service, it says I've got 80% front and 70% rear left. Stock pads are pretty expensive ($220 - $250 for fronts). KVR's are a 1/3 that price, so how do they compare?

TIA
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Old 01-28-2005, 10:57 PM   #23
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How many km ago was the svc? Unless uíve done crazy braking since then I figure ur ok w/o spare pads.

Iím sure there are various aftermarket pads that are cheaper and at least as good as oem; kvr may be one.

When was your brake fluid changed? Typical interval is 2 yrs but in our rainy climate 1 yr is probly better. Itís best to get a high temp, nonsilicone brake fluid. Motul 600 is among the best but thereís a great $5 alternative: cdn tire dot 3 brake fluid for ford cars: 550 deg boiling pt.

Why high temp fluid? To help prevent fluid boil (caused by hot pads, rotors etc.) that results in air bubbles and loss of pressure (mushy pedal going to the floor, not stopping the car).

Aside from above fluid fade, thereís brake pad fade. Pads get so hot they donít stop you, even tho u have a firm pedal (good fluid pressure).

Scary stuff but youíll get warnings; fade isnít instantaneous. Once you smell brake dust, take it easy for 2 laps to let your brakes cool. Avoiding fluid fade is key, since once it boils you canít regain pressure until u flush the (front) wheel cylinders' fluid to get the air bubbles out.

Thatís why I replaced the oem w/ speedbleeder valve for each caliper, so I can bleed/flush fluid by myself, in betw lapping sessions if needed. Allows for safe trip home and saves $$. Only $30 for 4 valves and I never have to pay a shop $50 per flush.

Oh, when u park after lapping, DONíT pull the ebrake. uíve stopped moving but the pads and rotors may be sizzling and you donít want them stuck together.
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