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Chris,
I'm signed up for Flat out Friday on May 26th for Group 2. Can't wait to get back to Beaverun. I just got back from a NASA event at Mid-ohio and had a blast. I was signed of to solo by the end of the day but it started to rain heavily on a freshly paved track so I took off. Nowhere near as much track time as the FOF format you guys run. My new NISMO brake pads worked great with no noticeble fade, I also removed all the dust shields to help them stay cooler. Look forward to seeing you at the track.
Later, Jonathan
AKA the guy in the Lemans Sunset Z with severe brake fade at the mini Z meet.
 

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Chris,
I'm signed up for Flat out Friday on May 26th for Group 2. Can't wait to get back to Beaverun. I just got back from a NASA event at Mid-ohio and had a blast. I was signed of to solo by the end of the day but it started to rain heavily on a freshly paved track so I took off. Nowhere near as much track time as the FOF format you guys run. My new NISMO brake pads worked great with no noticeble fade, I also removed all the dust shields to help them stay cooler. Look forward to seeing you at the track.
Later, Jonathan
AKA the guy in the Lemans Sunset Z with severe brake fade at the mini Z meet.


Hey Jonathan! :wavey:

I'll be sure to get out there on the 26th and get on the track with you. :) :shiftdrive:
 

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Remaining dates for BR Auto X, Flat Out and Drift:

Auto X: (hosted/setup by me :) )
June 21st
July 1st
July 5th
July 19th
Sept 6th

Flat Out (track days):
June 26th
July 31st
Sept 29th

Drift Practice/Competition:
June 24th
July 16th
August 19th
Sept 30th
Oct 28th


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Chris,
Hope you'll be there for Flat Out Friday on Sept 29th. I've got a set of Carbotech X8 race pads and some better rubber (Kuhmo Ecsta MX, 245 F 255 R). So I'm looking forward to testing them out. I've been running the Nismo R tune pads and they have lasted 3 track days. However that's with me getting out of the throttle early at the end of straights and conserving them as much as possible. By the way I'm bringing my mom along for her first driving school of any kind. She's driving an '04 HEMI Charger R/T. I'm doing as much as I can to prime her with info like braking in a straight line, looking ahead, passing procedures, flags etc... I think she'll do fine but I'm hoping she gets a good in car instructor as well. Hint, Hint. So If you see a lady in a black Charger please help her out.


See you at the track,
Jonathan
 

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Chris,
Hope you'll be there for Flat Out Friday on Sept 29th. I've got a set of Carbotech X8 race pads and some better rubber (Kuhmo Ecsta MX, 245 F 255 R). So I'm looking forward to testing them out. I've been running the Nismo R tune pads and they have lasted 3 track days. However that's with me getting out of the throttle early at the end of straights and conserving them as much as possible. By the way I'm bringing my mom along for her first driving school of any kind. She's driving an '04 HEMI Charger R/T. I'm doing as much as I can to prime her with info like braking in a straight line, looking ahead, passing procedures, flags etc... I think she'll do fine but I'm hoping she gets a good in car instructor as well. Hint, Hint. So If you see a lady in a black Charger please help her out.
See you at the track,
Jonathan
Hey Jonathan. Good to see you out there again. Sorry that I wasn't able to jump in the Z with you.. I had 4 clients that I had to entertain. :)


I hadn't read this post from you until today. So I regret not being able to get in the Charger. I doubt I would have been able to anyway as I was pretty well booked for the sessions.


I'll be sure to receive notifications from this thread from now on.. for some reason I didn't get any.

Best Regards!
Chris
 

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No problem. I had a blast. The Carbotechs were great. Zero fade. I just need to learn the new limits of my braking. I had a little off in 10 but at low speed and I kept it straight. It took me a couple sessions to feel comfortable really standing on the brakes but I figured it out. By the end of the day I had passed a Viper twice, a BMW M coupe and I owned an STI for 3 laps but the prick wouldn't let me by even with the flag pointed at him. I eventually just rolled through the pit. The highlight was playing cat and mouse with the lady from Wisconsin in that M coupe. She has 20 years track experience and was a great sport. When your at speed with an equally matched car/driver doing things the right way, words can't express how fun that is. Sorry if my mom was holding you and jinx up too much in group 1, I think she improved throughout the day though. She ended up working with the track owners daughter and they hit it off great. Although she said it was one of the best days of her life I don't think my mom will be back until she gets a lighter/nimbler car. Look forward to hitting more track days next year.
See Ya, Jonathan

P.S. It would be great if Beaverun had a forum on thier web site so I could post back and forth with all the usual suspects I see there. If you get a chance at a staff meeting bring it up. Thanks
 

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Chris,
No problem. I had a blast. The Carbotechs were great. Zero fade. I just need to learn the new limits of my braking. I had a little off in 10 but at low speed and I kept it straight. It took me a couple sessions to feel comfortable really standing on the brakes but I figured it out. By the end of the day I had passed a Viper twice, a BMW M coupe and I owned an STI for 3 laps but the prick wouldn't let me by even with the flag pointed at him. I eventually just rolled through the pit. The highlight was playing cat and mouse with the lady from Wisconsin in that M coupe. She has 20 years track experience and was a great sport. When your at speed with an equally matched car/driver doing things the right way, words can't express how fun that is. Sorry if my mom was holding you and jinx up too much in group 1, I think she improved throughout the day though. She ended up working with the track owners daughter and they hit it off great. Although she said it was one of the best days of her life I don't think my mom will be back until she gets a lighter/nimbler car. Look forward to hitting more track days next year.
See Ya, Jonathan

P.S. It would be great if Beaverun had a forum on thier web site so I could post back and forth with all the usual suspects I see there. If you get a chance at a staff meeting bring it up. Thanks

Off in 10? Did you go off in 10 the last time with the Hawk HPS as well? We really need to get together out there.. can't have you doing that too often. As soon as you are straight coming out of 9, you need to get on the brakes if you are unsure of things. There is no reason to be going into 10/11 that hot. Slow in at 10.

lol.. your mom wasn't holding back any of the cars I was in. :) All that matters is that she had fun.

FWIW, the track owner doesn't have a daughter... :dunno:

There's one more at the end of October if you are game. Let me know ahead of time if you are coming out and I'll do my best to go out with you.

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Off in 10? Did you go off in 10 the last time with the Hawk HPS as well? We really need to get together out there.. can't have you doing that too often. As soon as you are straight coming out of 9, you need to get on the brakes if you are unsure of things. There is no reason to be going into 10/11 that hot. Slow in at 10.

lol.. your mom wasn't holding back any of the cars I was in. :) All that matters is that she had fun.

FWIW, the track owner doesn't have a daughter... :dunno:

There's one more at the end of October if you are game. Let me know ahead of time if you are coming out and I'll do my best to go out with you.

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Yeah, that's the same place. Not my brakes falt this time though. My instructor, Mort? Thought I could brake 2 car lengths later than I was. I should have listened to my gut because he was wrong.

She had a blast, she's looking at trading in her sebring for a sports car.

My bad, it was Nancy Seiler, Earl Seiler's daughter instructing my Mom. They worked great together.

I think I'm done for the year. I definetly want some help though. I'm getting alot faster and smoother but have lots to learn. Mort graded me at 8/10 on all categories after the third session and cleared me to solo. I need to talk to you about some Z specific stuff. Like do you shift to 5th in the straights. I'm bouncing off the rev limiter in 4th before the end of the front straight, is it worth it to shift? I have the same problem on the back straight but that's just a good reason to slow before 9 and go into 10 slower.
 

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Yeah, that's the same place. Not my brakes falt this time though. My instructor, Mort? Thought I could brake 2 car lengths later than I was. I should have listened to my gut because he was wrong.

She had a blast, she's looking at trading in her sebring for a sports car.

My bad, it was Nancy Seiler, Earl Seiler's daughter instructing my Mom. They worked great together.

I think I'm done for the year. I definetly want some help though. I'm getting alot faster and smoother but have lots to learn. Mort graded me at 8/10 on all categories after the third session and cleared me to solo. I need to talk to you about some Z specific stuff. Like do you shift to 5th in the straights. I'm bouncing off the rev limiter in 4th before the end of the front straight, is it worth it to shift? I have the same problem on the back straight but that's just a good reason to slow before 9 and go into 10 slower.

Always trust your gut. NEVER listen to someone telling you to do something you aren't comfortable doing. Esp. down in that area. :)

The grades are really independant of the instructors "curve". Not to take away anything from you; but if you went off track, get some more practice before going out solo! Good job on getting signed off though! It's a nice feeling. :) Keep at it until you are hitting every line and not making critical errors. (off in 10) Getting solo status too early will do more harm than good. Sometimes your instructor sees trouble before you do and can help keep you out of trouble.

I do shift into 5th. However I'm making slightly more power than stock and rev a bit faster over 6k. I sometimes short the 4-5 shift at around 6k. But it depends on too many factors to really say to do it or not to do it. I am about near the start finish line on the shift.. so I still have some time to use the gear. If you are hitting the rev limiter in 4th in the brake zone, than obviously it won't help to upshift that late. :)

If your engine isn't making any power above 6k, imo, it's silly to bounce of the limiter at 6600. The VQ makes plenty of torque so I don't think it'll hurt shifting into 5th. On another note.. I'd possibly keep it in 4th and drive around say 7/10ths max until you are very familiar and are more comfortable at greater speeds.

If you are having difficulties on the back; do NOT bother shifting into 5th. Just stay in 4th and keep the speeds down until you have the line in 10/11.

Let me know next time you are going out so that I can plan on being your instructor. 1 more day this season, unless you want to come out for off-season activities. PM me if you want.

ttyl,
chris
 

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I think the 007 Experience alone would be really really fun. Unfortunately I live pretty far away, maybe I can fly down sometime to have some fun. No Z though if I do that . . . *sighs*

Good luck with everything.

007 is a blast. We cater it to the client. So at times it's different. We've even thrown some paintball in. :cheers:

I would at least give you some demo laps in my Z if you came out. Depending on the day, there could also be other activities from auto x, drifting or even rally x.
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BeaveRun Auto X </span>

Fall Extension dates added


Wednesday, October 3rd 4pm-7pm, $30
Wednesday, October 10th 4pm-7pm, $30
Wednesday, October 17th 4pm-7pm, $30

Saturday, October 6th 10am-4pm, $35
Saturday, October 27th 10am-4pm, $35


MORE INFO: http://www.beaverun.com/thrills_autocross.htm


This season we have had a nice addition of Z's come out. But, there is always room for more!!

(Jinxxy, I'm lookin' at you!) :shiftdrive:



<span style="color:#FF0000">We also have 2 remaining 007 Experience for this season. Aug 27th and Nov. 9th.





Any questions, email or PM me! :)


Josh, thanks for the push :yourock:
 

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:clap: Hey Chris! If it's nice I'll be out on Thursday evening. Chris (payback) is probably coming out to watch, is there a charge for spectators? :wavey: :shiftdrive:
If it's nice.. lol.. just come out already!! :)

there is no charge for spectators.. But, he should participate it's much more fun. :)
 

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If it's nice.. lol.. just come out already!! :)

there is no charge for spectators.. But, he should participate it's much more fun. :)
Well if it's storming it's ass off thundering and lightening like it has been recently I won't be coming out, otherwise I'll be there. I'm not afraid of a sprinkle or two.... I know he should participate, he's never been to a track event he said and he wants to watch once I guess :dunno: I told him it was "laid back" and good for beginners :dunno: Maybe we can talk him into it :)
 

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All signs point to GO. NO storms reported for tomorrow. See ya when? 3:30? What time should I show up Chris if I am not pre-registered? :wavey: :shiftdrive:
3:30pm is plenty early. Any earlier and you'll see me testing the course. :shiftdrive:


p.s. bring the camera.. I haven't had the Z out in a while. We'll put on a show. :wink:
 

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Chris/Terri, I'm curious about how to do track days. I don't have access to a car to track yet, but I'd like to sometime relatively soon. My understanding is that for competent track drivers the open test days are the way to go, they're cheaper if you don't need the training (100-200). If you do need the training, you go to a clinic/raceschool/etc? Is this more or less correct? Also, how much do you budget for a day on the track total?

~Pat
 
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