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Thread: Spring Mountain will be the longest race track in the world

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    Default Spring Mountain will be the longest race track in the world

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...wealthy-racers

    If it were any of the overhyped membership racetracks that never amount to much I might be skeptical. But John Morris has pretty much come through on every promise he's made as far as the development of that facility. It's near us Californians and we might just get to drive it. How cool is that?

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    Nickname: the beige hell.

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    so every session with Speedventures gonna be a warm up lap and a cool off lap....
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    it has a shooting range onsite !!
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    Hah! Morris is the jetpack guy?

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    I had no idea this guy was so awesome. I wish I could hang out with him on a regular basis. Get this man a SuperMiata!
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    24 hr race!
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    Quote Originally Posted by b3d3g1 View Post
    I had no idea this guy was so awesome. I wish I could hang out with him on a regular basis. Get this man a SuperMiata!
    in the story, said he sold his real estate web business in 2006 in CASH !!!!!!
    talking about best timing in the world.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    24 hr race!
    to familiarize, I probably need 500 laps on a sim..........
    assume someone will put it in a driving SIM.

    also need 3 safety cars .......
    Vette running out of fuel in 2 laps
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
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    It will be interesting to see if has the jumps and drop-offs that the 'Ring has. These may be an artifact from the time that vehicle speeds were much lower and may no longer be "allowed" under generally (or insurance company) accepted guidelines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
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    Also, I started a sentence with a conjunction which I really enjoy.
    . . . itís particularly useful to start a sentence with these conjunctions if youíre aiming to create a dramatic or forceful effect.

    As the following examples show, the introductory conjunction gives more weight to the thought expressed in the sentence (a comma would be far less emphatic):Itís a pretty smart and progressive budget. But do you think those changes go far enough?

    Some people are calling this film the worst movie ever. And who are we to argue?

    Putting Ďbutí or Ďandí at the start of a sentence is also an effective way of showing surprise: Dworkinís answer is no. But why not?

    You could also refer to the fact that youíre in very good company (examples can be found in the work of writers such as Susan Sontag, Vladimir Nabokov, Kingsley Amis, P.G. Wodehouse, and Albert Einstein) and that highly respected grammar and usage guides (such as Fowler and Garner) all agree that itís a perfectly acceptable practice.

    Just a word of warning, though: although you now have grammatical Ďpermissioní to start a sentence this way, donít go overboard! Itís perfectly acceptable to use this device judiciously, but remember thereís no value in separating short statements with full stops when youíre not intending to make an emphatic effect:

    They walked to the top of the hill. And then they had a rest. And ate their sandwiches
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    For some reason I can't edit the above post, but all this comes from Can you start a sentence with a conjunction? | OxfordWords blog , which has an even more comprehensive discussion.

    As if it mattered anyway. The main point is that, as usual, Emilio's on the ball.
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    I have always said that Spring Mountain is the best track on the West coast. My argument:

    1. Run off won't destroy your car
    2. Track is very wide (I remember seeing the Super Miata guys going three wide into turn 1 years ago)
    3. Good visibility around the entire track
    4. They actually have proper restrooms (huge huge plus!)
    5. Paddock is decent sized -- it's no CalSpeedway, but it's a nice layout. Sucks for RVs though, since there's no proper plug ins.
    6. No noise restrictions
    7. Track layout is fun and challenging; with SOME elevation changes, fast sections, slow sections, etc
    8. There's real food within 15 mins of the track
    9. There are real hotel rooms within 15 mins of the track
    10. There's a major city within 45 mins of the track


    Mind you, I have not been to Sonoma, which I hear is amazing -- so I imagine that is a worthy competitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    It will be interesting to see if has the jumps and drop-offs that the 'Ring has. These may be an artifact from the time that vehicle speeds were much lower and may no longer be "allowed" under generally (or insurance company) accepted guidelines.
    Yep, there are a number of tracks in the world that couldn't be built today due to safety and insurance requirements: Willow Springs, Watkins Glen, Mosport, Road America, Road Atlanta.

    Did I miss any here in the States?

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    I'll be there testing in 2 weeks for 3 days- Condo and everything. I'm not a member, but I'll act like a Baller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Yep, there are a number of tracks in the world that couldn't be built today due to safety and insurance requirements: Willow Springs, Watkins Glen, Mosport, Road America, Road Atlanta.

    Did I miss any here in the States?
    Sonoma has a notable body count I think.
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    John Morris needs to put bass in the lake so we can fish in the morning, race afternoon, and shoot guns when it gets dark. A brothel (John's town) would make the resort complete.
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    We were racing SPM there a couple of years ago and there was a helicopter taking off from one of the homes next to the track. I guess that was Likely Morris. It was pretty distracting having the helicopter flying over while racing.
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    That's going to be racers paradise. I'm not sure they'll let peasants like us drive on it at that point....
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