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    Default MMP NASA 7-27/28/29 outer track.

    My first time at MMP entered the Vette.
    I could use some MMP track tips, if you are entered lmk.
    Anyone have a good video of the outer track?
    This is the only one I've found so far.
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    This might help:



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    Since youre driving a Vette i think this might help you more. I dont know these guys, but ive met them at NASA Nationals. This is video of Danny Popp driving, i think, Aarons Vette. I have decent video of my trip to Nationals in 2010, but im sure this video will help you more since its a Vette. If you look at Aarons page youll find a few more videos of MMP:

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    Thank you both, Very very helpful!
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    Man, that 'vette makes some wonderful sounds.

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    Did the NASA HPDE 3/4 over a 3 day 12 session weekend on the 4.5 mile 23 turn 3500 foot straight full course.
    Over the 3 day track event my CMS C5Z tune (460rwhp) stayed cool and made big power managed a best 3.18.
    That brought a first in NASA's unlimited RWD class.
    Even though its a 12 hour tow from San Diego, I'd like to do every NASA full track and the outer track event.
    Here are some videos of the full course.
    Setting the grid for timed laps.

    Timed laps.

    The NASA trophy has a sheep on it.
    I'm going back to try and collect the whole barnyard collection.
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    For god's sake, how hot is it at MMP in August?
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    Not bad heat during my track weekend, low 90s and half the humidity of So Cal.
    Did have to avoid the heat of the deserts during the round trip tow.
    Worth it for the full course.
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    So what are some of the things you learned on your trip? Do you have any track advice, where to stay, eat? What to avoid?

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    MMP is a most excellent facility from garages to onsite food/restaurant.
    To the right of The Sheriff. Isn't everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    MMP is a most excellent facility from garages to onsite food/restaurant.
    And a great placed to tip-toe through the tulips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    So what are some of the things you learned on your trip? Do you have any track advice, where to stay, eat? What to avoid?
    I stayed about 30 minutes from the track in Farmington at a buddy's place.
    Hotels are close to the track.
    We ate at the track, good food.
    On Saturday they had a large car show and that afternoon a drifting track too.
    Next to the drifting track one of the local shops provided a big after Lap Battle bbq that had around 100 people.
    Fun size crowd for bbq and awards presentation.
    NASA was very well run with frequent driver's meetings and great communication.
    The full course is by far my favorite track now.
    It was not too difficult a track to learn, but I know I can find a few more seconds.
    If I was just out to test and tune only I might do Friday and Sunday only.
    Saturday the sessions had more cars but not enough too obstruct much with 4.5 mile long track.
    Friday and Sunday sessions were smaller and perfect for test and tune.
    That would leave Saturday open to servicing the car and enjoying the other activities at the track.
    Next time prolly rent a space in the big garage, pretty sure they were $50 per day.
    Note the track has several helpful race shops on site that can provide service and support to most track cars.
    Safety equipment is top notch, safety truck with jaws of life ,well trained full time corner workers and super nice track employees.
    If I lived closer I would do the east or west half track configurations.
    But it is a long tow so only the outer track or full course would be worth the tow for me.
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