Wow, what a great event and a great turnout!
First off I want to thank and recognize our Subaru community that showed up for this event, there was no drama and no incidents all day
it was nice to meet you all and make new friends. The track day folks got six 30 minute sessions, one helluva lot of driving. My Observations: Subaru people are fun to hang with, they are good drivers and they have cool cars! We had a good turnout and a good variety of cars.
We had a GM coupe with a 2.5 swap, a couple of Leggy GT wagons, 5 doors, STI's, a full blown rally car (mine
) with my son Jake driving and a BRZ driven by Dave form PIA, lots of Soobs from two countries.
We had a few show up to observe too, including Danielle in her Unicorn RS.
I also want to recognise our sponsors, without their help this would not have been possible.
Little Creek Casino and Salish Cliffs Golf Club
our title sponsor, Shelton, WA. thanks for the $70 room rate-what a bargain and the great door prizes! Plan your getaway at Little Creek Casino!
Maxwell Power Sports
, Marysville, WA. our participating sponsor. Damn-what do I say? Not only did Dominic pony up sponsor bucks so we could offer the driving school at $399 ($100 off) and provide an awesome full on pulled pork lunch included with registration but he also brought Kory with the 240SX + LS1++ that entertained us all day! If you have not seen this MPS drift monster, you haven't lived yet! And while Dominic was killin time and not tracking his swapped shop monster RS, he fixed 3 (?) cars and drove to Olympia for a coil pack, how do you beat that? See Dominic for your performance, tuning and anything Subaru needs. Thanks Dominic!
Pacific Import Auto
, Spanaway, WA. These guys are into everything Subaru. Thanks to Dave for bringing the brand new (200 miles) BRZ for us to drool on and for flinging it around the track for photo ops. PIA also provided a bunch of door prizes including Dyno tunes, Dyno pulls and Synthetic oil changes and tons of hats! PIA is our south end Subaru connection. If you need a STI swap or a 60k service, see Dave.
, Tacoma, WA. Jon from Delta came to play with us (flinging his car around) and handed out some great door prizes including gift certs for head work and cam grinds. If you need your bumpstick massaged, Delta will hook you up! Thanks Jon!
Last but certainly not least I want thank Fred Wright from Ridge Racing School
We had the idea for this event but absolutely could not have made this happen without Fred, Cathy, Chris and their crew of instructors and support folks. Fred helped us make this happen, he was willing to take a chance on us and helped us get the school price down to $399. I attended a couple of Freds events prior to committing to this and these guys are world class, good guys, organized and knowledgeable. Fred runs a tight ship, the instructors are awesome, we are planning to partner with them again next year. Ridge Racing runs events year around if you don't want to wait until next year go here: http://ridgeracingschool.com/
why wait? Go thru Fred's Ridge racing School or HPDE now and be ready for our track day next year! Seriously, Fred runs the best racing school with the best professional instructors at the best track in the NorthWest!
We are going to repeat this next year. We are looking for ideas and feedback. This is your event, what do you want?
Do you like the weekend between Fathers Day and Independence Day?
What day do you like? Friday, Saturday, Sunday?
Do you like combining Driving School and track day? (Students and HPDE drivers are not on the track at the same time)
Would you like this combined with another Subaru event?
Are hotels important?
Is camping important?
Would you like after hours activities?
What sponsors would you like to see?
What else? Lets start a conversation and design this...