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    Default My race car is ready

    Well, I just got the call and I'm told my car is finished.
    Now that I'm completely broke, I can barely afford to bring it to the track.

    If anyone will be up in S.F., I'll be at Infineon on the 13th for a 1/2 day to shake down the car.
    Then I'll be taking the CalClub Driver's School at Willow on the 21st-22nd.

    Come by and say hello, I'll be the guy in the box-flared '68 510 who looks like he doesn't know what he's doing.

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    nice, pls post some pic.

    I used to race one in ITC at Riverside Raceway

    I only remember it of being REALLY slow. don't think it can do 100mph
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    I will be at Willow helping the hammer out with his car, but in the meantime:


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    cory, you know well the path of the amir. avoid at all costs!

    Congrats on the car. Can't wait to see it run. I'll be out to take your tire temps soon enough.
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    Very cool! Just remember that flags are THE most important thing in driver's school.

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    yea.. lets see sum pics...
    driving cars n stuff....

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    Default Pics

    Tried to embed but they aren't showing up... first time to the internet?... yes.



    You can see them here:
    http://flickr.com/photos/31347053@N0...7608200366271/

    I don't have any "current" pics but the car looks the same.

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    Let me help you, newb:




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    I didn't remember my 510 looked like that

    don't let Hakeem touch your car, he breaks everything
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    He doesn't break things...he just makes sub-optimal adjustments

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    I didn't remember my 510 looked like that

    don't let Hakeem touch your car, he breaks everything
    He is good with the interweb though!

    And gee, now that you mention it, ever since I've been helping him wrench on his car things have been going pretty well.

    That car is a beast when it's running right!

    I'm looking forward to getting on track and giving Hakeem and gofaster some slow traffic to contend with.

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    Default School vs track days

    Here's a possibly dumb question.

    If you had limited funds (like I do now), would you go to driver's school ($440) and then put your car on ice until you had more cash come in the door.

    OR would you just go to (2) track days (about the same price), then go to driver's school later.

    Since I have zero seat time in this car I'm not looking to be competitive this year. I just want to get a feel for the car, make adjustments/ dial in, have fun, etc.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VelvetHammer View Post
    Here's a possibly dumb question.

    If you had limited funds (like I do now), would you go to driver's school ($440) and then put your car on ice until you had more cash come in the door.

    OR would you just go to (2) track days (about the same price), then go to driver's school later.

    Since I have zero seat time in this car I'm not looking to be competitive this year. I just want to get a feel for the car, make adjustments/ dial in, have fun, etc.

    Thoughts?
    Is there another drivers school in the near future? I know they run fairly infrequently. If there is another later in the year it might be a better path to do a few track events, get the car sorted/learn how to drive it, then hit the drivers school later in the year?

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    +1 what Hakeem said. sort out the car in 3-5 track days. then take it to school.
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    I would forgo the half-day at Infineon and do driver's school straight off. Since that Infineon day is the day before the first NASA event of the year I suspect you are going to have a lot of traffic with serious intentions out there (unlike the typical non-pre-event days, where things are pretty laid back). It's also pretty doggone pricey ($325 for a half day)

    Also, you need a valid comp license to go out at Infineon -- if you are going to driver's school, I am assuming you don't have one.

    As long as you can go out in each driver's school session, you will be fine. Especially the first couple of sessions I suspect you will not be at much speed (at least, that was my experience in the SFR driver's school last year).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveLevin View Post
    I would forgo the half-day at Infineon and do driver's school straight off...
    Steve
    Sorry, I failed to mention that my builder is in S.F. and I'd like him to shake the car down and give me his two cents on the current setup. He is the 510 guru and very very fast. Actually Troy set a track record at Laguna Seca on April 22, 2007: 1:42.735 in a 510.

    So, I probably won't be driving, unless I can get permission to get a few slow laps in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VelvetHammer View Post
    Sorry, I failed to mention that my builder is in S.F. and I'd like him to shake the car down and give me his two cents on the current setup. He is the 510 guru and very very fast. Actually Troy set a track record at Laguna Seca on April 22, 2007: 1:42.735 in a 510.

    So, I probably won't be driving, unless I can get permission to get a few slow laps in.
    Yea I think this is 100% necessary as the car has never been driven!

    When's the next drivers school after Feb?

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    Sorry, I failed to mention that my builder is in S.F. and I'd like him to shake the car down and give me his two cents on the current setup.
    That makes sense; in that case, I would definitely do the driver's school. It's two days of track time and then you can go from there...and your novice license will be good for two years.

    You are really talking about whether to do a 2 day back-to-back or 2 days apart; unless you expect serious mechanical issues (and it doesn't seem like that would be the case) I'd go for the back-to-back days.

    Steve

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    there is an SCCA SuperSchool at Streets of Willow in February. The next one not until Feb 2010.

    You can always do the Fast Lane school, but it costs a lot more.

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