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      03-07-2011, 12:01 PM   #45
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wth? What were you doing in the Bay Area Nikki? lol
I came up to see my friend from Chicago who was in town interviewing. I also originally had planned to drive my car up and have a potential buyer take a look at it but ended up driving up a loaner because my car is still at the dealer for the clunking. It turned out to be a broken bolt for the diff mount so should be fixed soon.
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      03-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #46
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ohhh icic. That's too bad
I actually think you might get a lot of interested parties from up here in NorCal too. All in the timing. GLWS.
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=] glad you guys had fun! I kinda wish I had gone. Was stuck babysitting my nephew over the weekend lol.

Yeahhh NCRC/NCRA = THE. BOMB! Woot!

BTW, did you guys get to meet up with a red Z4MR? He's a friend of mine
I'll check out the pix on Flickr later. Currently on my phone.
Yes, we did! It's great meeting other Z drivers--especially at the track! We're going to be back on April 1 too.
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Yes, we did! It's great meeting other Z drivers--especially at the track! We're going to be back on April 1 too.
Dang...maybe I should sign up for April 1st then. The thing is, I HATE how Thunderhill is so far from me lol...
Laguna Seca is my home track
You guys wanna try signing up for April 11th or April 19th NCRC Laguna day(s)? I'm going to both of those

I'm also signed up for March 28th/29th Trackmasters Laguna days as well lol...
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      03-08-2011, 02:52 AM   #49
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Dang...maybe I should sign up for April 1st then. The thing is, I HATE how Thunderhill is so far from me lol...
Laguna Seca is my home track
You guys wanna try signing up for April 11th or April 19th NCRC Laguna day(s)? I'm going to both of those

I'm also signed up for March 28th/29th Trackmasters Laguna days as well lol...
Ha, speaking of Laguna, I just bought Gran Tourismo 5 for the PS3 and have already made MANY laps in my IL Blue ZMC at Laguna. Pretty sick game I might add. Would like to go to Laguna on one of the Mondays you're gonna be there.
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Ha, speaking of Laguna, I just bought Gran Tourismo 5 for the PS3 and have already made MANY laps in my IL Blue ZMC at Laguna. Pretty sick game I might add. Would like to go to Laguna on one of the Mondays you're gonna be there.
Sure! Lemme know when, and we can carpool. Split hotel cost with me? Since two beds is usually almost same price as just one bed. Keep in touch
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They're up on my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/misskri...7626209040880/ and I did post over in the Track Days section....

+1,000,000!
Hopefully you guys are gonna enter the photo contest this month. It's an "action," theme. Great pics! Glad you both had fun rocking it.
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Dang...maybe I should sign up for April 1st then. The thing is, I HATE how Thunderhill is so far from me lol...
Laguna Seca is my home track
You guys wanna try signing up for April 11th or April 19th NCRC Laguna day(s)? I'm going to both of those
Let me see. Weekdays (with work) are tough for me to schedule. Yeah, T-hill is a long way from you--but not as far as Laguna is from us!

Ever been to that track in Reno? It looks interesting....

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Hopefully you guys are gonna enter the photo contest this month. It's an "action," theme. Great pics! Glad you both had fun rocking it.
Yes, SK is planning on entering a shot--we just need to pick one out. There are several that are pretty darn good candidates IMO.
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Let me see. Weekdays (with work) are tough for me to schedule. Yeah, T-hill is a long way from you--but not as far as Laguna is from us!

Ever been to that track in Reno? It looks interesting....
hahah that's true...
Wait, what track is in Reno? What's it called? If I ever go to Reno with my car, I'll definitely go visit the track
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Reno-Fernley racetrack is about 40 minutes east of Reno. 4 mile track with lots of configurations. I haven't been there, but it looks interesting!

http://www.renofernleyracetrack.com/trackinfo.html
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HOLY SHIT! That looks pretty badass
If only it were closer
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      03-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #56
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Yes, we did! It's great meeting other Z drivers--especially at the track! We're going to be back on April 1 too.
Tomorrow I'm asking about taking the 1st off from work. If I can get it, I'll see you both there!
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      03-11-2011, 11:06 AM   #57
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Tomorrow I'm asking about taking the 1st off from work. If I can get it, I'll see you both there!
Awesome!
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I'm in, I'm in, I'm in!!!!

My good friend who drives on old porsche 912 will be there too.

See you both on the 1st.
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Woo hoo!

That is so cool! I'm looking forward to it! See you there!

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Woo hoo!

That is so cool! I'm looking forward to it! See you there!
I assume that was you in the Interlagos Blue/Black with Carbon interior at Laguna Seca on Monday?
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I assume that was you in the Interlagos Blue/Black with Carbon interior at Laguna Seca on Monday?
If it was, someone has some serious explaining to do! I wanted to go, but since I hadn't been on the track and only done autox ~4 times I was gonna have to do the CCC. Signed up, but not in time. Next time, next time...

How was it?
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It was phenomenal for me. The day had all sort of weird climate I'm not used to (it went from gloomy with a slightly damp track at 9:00 am, to moderate fog in the middle of the day, to sunny and just about perfect by the end) but it's Laguna Seca...The rolling hills, the aura and history, the land-marks...

Had I known it was going to stay dry the whole day I would have brought the MZ4 Coupe.
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If you don't like the weather in one session, the next one will be different there! It was curious how they brought out the fog just for the instructors' session.

They were better organized than in past years, and I hit the perfect storm for instructors - one of my goals for the day was to transfer skills I had worked on there last month in a Miata to the E36 tracktoy, and conveniently my instructor had previously gone thru the transition from racing E30s to E36s and figuring out how that chassis worked - just what I needed; and her rather infectious laugh kept things bubbling in the cabin during the sessions - not sure if I could have handled that when I was a newbie but works fine now.
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haha I've been to Laguna on a pouring day once. Luckily I had some General Exclaim UHP tires at the time that I carried over from my other set of wheels. I ended up leveling up moreso than a "dry day". Wet days teach you a tremendous amount

And not to mention, I accidentally did a full-out drift at turn 5 for one and all to see
For those that know the track, I was braking hard just prior to turn 5, while downshifted from 4th to 3rd and initiated my turn-in early since it was wet out. Then when I got on the throttle, my rear end kicked out and everyone (including myself) thought that it was over. They were probably going to hafta black flag the entire course, pull everyone into the hot pits, and lose precious session time.
But no. I somehow marvelously reacted (thanks GT5! ) and counter-steered perfectly. Just the right amount, at just the right times. And I was able to correct everything
I shouldn't have been going at that pace though, since it was wet out and also the first lap of the last session of the day

What was even more remarkable was all the and I got from everyone when I pulled into the paddock after that session.
They were like BRAVO!

I was just like eh eh
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Spotted a silver grey Z4Mr on Riley between Blue Ravine and Oak Avenue Parkway in Folsom Sunday AM.
That sounds like it was my dads car. He will be there @ T Hill on the 1st too
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That sounds like it was my dads car. He will be there @ T Hill on the 1st too
That's 4 Z4Ms minimum on the 1st at Thunderhill! Should be fun!
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