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      03-20-2013, 01:55 AM   #89
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So first things first, I am alive. And second, the 25th might work for me.

Everyone can thank Ron for pulling my ass back here.
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      03-20-2013, 02:14 AM   #90
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So first things first, I am alive. And second, the 25th might work for me.

Everyone can thank Ron for pulling my ass back here.
THE MAN, THE LEGEND!

WTF did Ron bribe you with? Some shady stuff goin' on here....

But great news on the track day, yay! Who else is comin'?!
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      03-20-2013, 09:54 AM   #91
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I'm gonna talk to Ron, my buddy with the 912. He has finished his subi turbo swap. That think is sick!
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      03-25-2013, 11:15 PM   #92
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      03-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #93
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YAY BILL!
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THE MAN, THE LEGEND!

WTF did Ron bribe you with? Some shady stuff goin' on here....

But great news on the track day, yay! Who else is comin'?!
No bribe required. Simply pointed to the fun stuff over here! John's friend -- conveniently named Ron--has, as John pointed out--a 912 with not just any old Scoob engine--it's an STI engine IIRC. 2,100 lbs with 300 HP 300 TQ (assuming stock boost). I hope he fitted larger rear tires!!!

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I wanna see! (and drive!)

My buddy Eric is going to let me track his Lotus Elise. I'll probably take it around just for a few laps. His stock brakes probably won't last if I go at any decent pace
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      03-30-2013, 06:34 PM   #96
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April 27 and 28 Thunderhill.

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Ron Finnegan (27 and 28)
Krissi Skelekitty (27 and 28)
Bill EMP07 (27th)
Chun RunnerX (27)

I cannot make it to Laguna on the 25th of May. Wedding to attend.
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      03-30-2013, 08:24 PM   #97
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I cannot make it to Laguna on the 25th of May. Wedding to attend.
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Yeah. At least it's a driving buddy and his soon to be wife--both of whom we've gotten hooked on tracking.
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Yeah. At least it's a driving buddy and his soon to be wife--both of whom we've gotten hooked on tracking.
Be sure to let them know how much you're sacrificing on behalf of their wedding. You know, just to guilt-trip them into coming along to our next track meet
We can always use more track buddies
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      04-08-2013, 11:16 PM   #100
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Aw sadface, Scott (iPhoneEngineer) won't be able to join us for track day on May 25th, because his gf's b-day is on the 23rd, and they want to go out celebrating on the weekend
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      04-09-2013, 01:13 AM   #101
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Celebrate at Laguna. I'll bring cake
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      04-09-2013, 03:24 PM   #102
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Hahaha unfortunately his GF isn't into cars really. She would be bored out of her mind at the track
Too bad, cause Scott and I had plans to swap cars and compare both our setups (assuming I can get my s/c installed by then )
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      04-09-2013, 03:36 PM   #103
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So are you guys signed up for 5/25?
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      04-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #104
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I am, and I'm pretty sure Mike is. Bill I think also signed up right? John might be able to make it. I think everyone else is busy.
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I'm registered and paid. Just because you said something about s/c
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Will be a very interesting day with the M3 and a 6MT.
I'll get sore from pointing people by
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Will be a very interesting day with the M3 and a 6MT.
I'll get sore from pointing people by
haha don't worry about it. When I started out in the MR2, it was also my first time taking a car onto the track with a manual transmission. Start out by doing a majority of your laps in 3rd gear (aside from the main straight, where you can get it up to 4th gear). Then once you're more comfortable with downshifting, you can downshift to 2nd for turn 11 if you wish, and upshift to 4th for certain other areas on the track such as just before turn 5, etc.
All of this is for Laguna of course. One thing to note is that heel-toe at the track is much easier than heel-toe say on the street, since you actually do have to brake harder, and your foot has already traveled significantly more than the street situation. From there, you just have to blip the throttle accordingly. A little trick to help keep the car smooth/balanced is to continue to keep your toes on the brake pedal, even after blipping and engaging the lower gear. That will allow you to smooth out any slight imperfections in case you didn't necessarily throttle-blip perfectly. Sometimes the extra braking time will also allow you to transition or pace yourself better entering the corner (i.e. trail braking). And as you know, anytime you apply the brakes and turn the steering wheel past a certain degree (dependent on speed), the car's rear tends to kick out more. I use this sometimes to purposely point my car in the right direction. Say at turn 2 (Andretti hairpin), if the car isn't turning as much as I want it to due to understeer, I'll apply the above technique and help to reduce the understeer. Then if even that's not enough, you can also stab the throttle a bit to kick out the rear too. Since these cars have enough power, that can also point you in the right direction

I typically adjust using throttle mostly though, as opposed to the brake, because it's more predictable to get out of situations using thrust as opposed to trying to counteract the natural forward-motion of the car while it's already at speed. So even though the brakes can help you turn, I suggest you turn the car using throttle first, and only use the brakes to turn in more emergency-type situations. And of course with everything track related, you must be quick with counter-steering in case car does rotate faster than you want, etc.
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I am, and I'm pretty sure Mike is. Bill I think also signed up right? John might be able to make it. I think everyone else is busy.
im in. gonna register this weekend. even if i get waitlisted im still coming lol
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I signed up so I'll see you all there. Dave (blue Z4MC that's been out with us a few times) told me he's going too
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