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I miss the track

its been so long since I put two wheels on the track, I miss the battles, the non stop rush of dragging body parts thru the turns.

I started doing trackdays with the Viper, its a huge amount of fun, maybe its cause i'm still slow, but it doesn't have the rush of bike trackdays, and they really really really frown on 'showing a wheel'

O and anyone who says motorcycle trackdays are expensive should try doing it in a car. The good news at least is just like motorcycles you can get take offs for cars too!

so far i've only used DOT tires, doing a trackday in February for the first time on slicks.










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Some other trackday goodies i picked up:

Moton suspension and a Sparco seat


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I did 3 track dayz in my car. I was either THE fastest one there, or one of them. Only a few serious racers in the groups that went out. Spun out once at Gingerman, and once at Autobahn. No biggie.

The track day at Road America with the Porsche club didn't go so well. I passed about 6 people down the straight once the green flag dropped, and that is frowned upon I guess, as they like some type of stupid parade lap before the action begins. And by action, they mean asking to pass and waiting for a bottle of Grey Poupon to be passed to you, then you may proceed once they wave you by. Many people frowned upon my close driving, and some I could understand, but some were in Boxsters, so come on let's be serious here.

All in all, not for me. Not nearly enough rush to make it worth it. If you like to brag about your car and your cash, and do some parade laps, then it was OK. If you like to race, best bring a million bucks and well set up car and enter some races.

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I plan on do some my dad's now mine, 2002 Z06. He has the cage bar mount in it and the 5 points still and has been lowered with new Michelins on it. Fire extinguisher needs updating though.

My dad has done Brainard in it several times, but never Road America.

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luckly the group i've been running with has some pretty serious cars, they are guys who just want to drive fast. last time there was a handful of Race prepped cars along with a lot of serious trackday cars.

they have pro drivers show up to some of the events and use it as testing, even a couple of Daytona Prototypes have shown up.

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I did 3 track dayz in my car. I was either THE fastest one there, or one of them. Only a few serious racers in the groups that went out. Spun out once at Gingerman, and once at Autobahn. No biggie.

The track day at Road America with the Porsche club didn't go so well. I passed about 6 people down the straight once the green flag dropped, and that is frowned upon I guess, as they like some type of stupid parade lap before the action begins. And by action, they mean asking to pass and waiting for a bottle of Grey Poupon to be passed to you, then you may proceed once they wave you by. Many people frowned upon my close driving, and some I could understand, but some were in Boxsters, so come on let's be serious here.

All in all, not for me. Not nearly enough rush to make it worth it. If you like to brag about your car and your cash, and do some parade laps, then it was OK. If you like to race, best bring a million bucks and well set up car and enter some races.
They frown on your car as a cheater with AWD and the PCCA is a bunch of uptight wankers

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I was there in a frickin' tee shirt and it was about 80 degrees out, and some guy got out of his car after being on the track with a sport coat. I thought Ashton Kutcher was gonna jump out from behind his car.

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I gave up track riding because of the expense. Now, I only ride dirt and it has been a blast. A few laps around a MX track with friends gives me the competitive rush I need without the expense.

Good luck with the car track driving. I would love to try it.

Take care and ride safe,
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