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    Default Areas of concentration of tracks in the US?

    I am contemplating moving. I have no fixed idea of where I'll go. Perhaps I'll stay in New England. Perhaps I'll go to Portland.
    Here, there's about six to eight tracks I frequent (or could frequent), that are one to five hours away.
    I made this map of tracks but they are primarily tracks in the north-east.
    Obviously, there are a lot of tracks in southern CA, Texas, Phoenix, etc. Where are there concentrations of good road course? Is there any kind of list of tracks for areas in the country? SCCA has nine divisions, NASA sixteen, but without huge amounts of research I won't know where the tracks are or their concentrations.
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    Southern California so you can hang out with the very mature and regal boys on THQ.
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    Norcal has a better "concentration" of tracks unless you count all the wsir tracks separately. Quality too. -but- socal is very close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazik View Post
    Norcal has a better "concentration" of tracks unless you count all the wsir tracks separately. Quality too. -but- socal is very close.
    I only see Sonoma and Thunderhill in the north. Five distinct ones in the So-Cal area.
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    California and Nevada -

    Sonoma aka Sears Point fka Infineon
    Thunderhill
    WSIR
    Chuckwalla
    Laguna Seca
    Buttonwillow
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    Streets of Willow
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    Spring Mtn.
    Las Vegas Outside Roadcourse (and occasional Roval)
    That roadcourse near Reno I forgot its name, was closed for a while.

    If you lived in Fresno, CA you would be within 4 hours of every single one (except Chuckwalla and Reno). But then you'd have to live in Fresno, which is a toilet. San Luis Obispo, CA is nice, on the coast, and centrally located for these tracks.
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    San Luis Obispo it is! JK... too soon to decide.
    I've been updating my map. Are they all there so far? Look towards the bottom of the listings.
    Last edited by Scargod; 02-16-2013 at 11:23 AM. Reason: added comment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scargod View Post
    I only see Sonoma and Thunderhill in the north. Five distinct ones in the So-Cal area.
    You're counting all 3 wsir tracks.

    Sears, Laguna, Thill, BW
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    WSIR, ACS, BW, Chuckwala

    ~250mi radius

    Ignoring quality of tracks too, which norcal wins. CA/NV as a whole has the best of anywhere imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scargod View Post
    San Luis Obispo it is! JK... too soon to decide.
    I've been updating my map. Are they all there so far? Look towards the bottom of the listings.
    I like santa cruz for this reason. 200 mi to bw and thill, 100mi to sears, 45mi to laguna.

    granted wsir is ~300 mi and acs is probably 400 and forget about chuckwalla.

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    I live in the SF Bay Area and I have 4 tracks within 4 hours of my house, I'd say that's pretty decent. Thunderhill, Sonoma, Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow. The only one really required to go down the night before and get a motel room is Buttonwillow at 4 hours, but I usually just drive to the other 3 tracks the morning of, especially Sonoma, that one is like 20-30 minutes away from me.

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    Plus one on San Luis Obispo for California track proximity. Paso Robles is good, too, and the home prices are a little lower.

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    yeah paso is gonna be closer to everything but acs and chuckwala right?

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    You guys are great! I just wonder about elsewhere. What about Virginia/Carolina area? It's nice there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scargod View Post
    You guys are great! I just wonder about elsewhere. What about Virginia/Carolina area? It's nice there.
    Most of the Trackhq-ers are located in CA. There are only a handful of regulars located outside of CA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scargod View Post
    You guys are great! I just wonder about elsewhere. What about Virginia/Carolina area? It's nice there.
    If you are thinking of retiring in CA, I hope you have a pretty big IRA/401k. Prices are high out here, especially for real estate (and gas). New York City is more expensive, but most of the rest of the country is less. Having warm weather year 'round in SoCal has its price. The weather is not as nice in NorCal at least in the winter, but I agree with krazik that the tracks are better; however, the metropolitan areas of NorCal and their suburbs are very pricey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    the metropolitan areas of NorCal and their suburbs are very pricey.
    Very true. We're a good 50 miles east of SF and still paid over a half million for our house and it's under 2000sq/ft. Pretty good sized lot though and in a nice neighborhood, you get what you pay for in the bay area generally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scargod View Post
    You guys are great! I just wonder about elsewhere. What about Virginia/Carolina area? It's nice there.
    I always thought the four corners area where the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee meet would be geostrategic to race tracks. That would put you pretty close to Barber, Road Atlanta, Roebling Road, Carolina Motorsports Park, VIR, and Summit Point in West Virginia.

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    isn't 4 corners az, nm, nv co?
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    500k is cheap for most of the bay area, tho yeah moving east/inland reduces the prices a fair bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazik View Post
    You're counting all 3 wsir tracks.
    Yeah, but he also counted BRP as one, which it's really not.
    13CW and 1CCW are only in the same place on the map, the track is completely different.

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    I am moving to Nurburg soon.Not many local tracks,but just enough

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