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    scarsofcarma -

    Welcome. Why do you fear Sonoma Raceway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    scarsofcarma -

    Welcome. Why do you fear Sonoma Raceway?
    Eh, well I've never driven on it so it's mostly just a fear of the unknown. Besides that, one of the Butte College cars I was pit-crew for got totalled there. I watched it happen on in car video and that just reinforced my nervousness about it. Once I actually do some laps there I'm sure I'll get over it. I'm pretty good about conquering my fears, else I wouldn't be into driving at all given how I was so seriously injured two weeks after I got my license as a teenager.

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    ^^^ I have run every road course in California and Nevada, and Sonoma is by far my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    ^^^ I have run every road course in California and Nevada, and Sonoma is by far my favorite.
    Cool, yeah I'm eager to try it. It's funny because I've seen plenty of wrecks at Thunderhill and Laguna, and had some scary experiences riding along or driving on those tracks, but they don't worry me as much as a track I've never been on before.

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    Just approach Turn 10 with a little caution, because the big wall is close to the tarmac there. Also, I can't think of another turn anywhere where the racing line (exit of Turn 11) is as close as you can get to wall without hitting it . . . (short wall at Turn 11).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Just approach Turn 10 with a little caution, because the big wall is close to the tarmac there. Also, I can't think of another turn anywhere where the racing line (exit of Turn 11) is as close as you can get to wall without hitting it . . . (short wall at Turn 11).
    Thanks for the tip! The car I saw totalled hit a wall just off track so it must've been turn 10 or 11.

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    Welcome to the board Nar. Lots of good folks here.
    I love me some Sonoma Raceway... but still have a healthy dose of fear at Thunderhill for the same reasons you fear Sonoma.

    And... don't forget to message USFBrett for your complimentary TrackHQ stickers.
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    They're guaranteed to drop at least 2 seconds off your lap times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    Welcome to the board Nar. Lots of good folks here.
    I love me some Sonoma Raceway... but still have a healthy dose of fear at Thunderhill for the same reasons you fear Sonoma.
    Yeah Thunderhill can be tricky... At the end of my first trackday I had my brakes boil and lock up under heavy braking, downhill into turn 10, that caused snap oversteer in my FC. I had the instincts to go with it and cut the corner entry early rather then attempting to straighten the car again and end up off on the other side of the track where the wall was. (It was too risky with that entry speed at that particular corner). I of course exited the track after that because my brakes couldn't cope anyore. (I learned my lesson about the value of proper racing fluid)

    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    And... don't forget to message USFBrett for your complimentary TrackHQ stickers.

    They're guaranteed to drop at least 2 seconds off your lap times.
    I tried messaging him but that username appears to be invalid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    And... don't forget to message USFBrett for your complimentary TrackHQ stickers.
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    That's UCFBrett. USF is UCF's rival university in Tampa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    That's UCFBrett. USF is UCF's rival university in Tampa.
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    I think you miss the point. It's a new way to mis-spell your name . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    That's UCFBrett. USF is UCF's rival university in Tampa.
    Noted and corrected sir, you have a pm

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    Sorry, new to forums and cannot figure out how to delete this double post.
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    Good day all. I live in the SFV - So Cal (LA area). I have driven 3 tracks at Willow Springs Raceway - Big Track, Streets and Horse Thief Mile. I love each of these tracks for different reasons. I have been to Buttonwillow a number of times as well and love this course. Its fun and FAST! Thats me saying hello and I hope to meet you all at the track someday.

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    Welcome welcome, what do you drive?

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    Just introducing myself. Ive been lurking the TrackHQ community for a while. New to Southern California. Minimal Seat Time. Looking forward to connecting with the great community. I used to have a street car but recently sold it because the motor went bad. I will be picking up another car for a daily driver and weekend track toy. Thanks for the welcome.

    Here is my old car at WSIR for my first track day with Fastivus. (lost my transmission that day )
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    Welcome! I've had a couple VW's myself so I have love for em

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    Thanks they are great cars but now ready for something well balanced and rear wheel drive. thinking 350/370z or s2k

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    Hi All,

    I am from SoCal and have been time trialing at the local tracks for about 5 years or so now. Willowsprings mostly with a few events at Buttonwillow and Chuckwalla. I drive a 240Z, mostly stock.

    Nice to meet you all.

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    Hi All,

    I am from SoCal and have been time trialing at the local tracks for about 5 years or so now. Willowsprings mostly with a few events at Buttonwillow and Chuckwalla. I drive a 240Z, mostly stock.

    Nice to meet you all.

    Regards,

    Peter

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