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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeD View Post
    This looks like fun. You lucky dog you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    Streets of Willow for me.
    SoW is a great track for slow cars to be able to dice with cars that would normally be leaving them behind.

    Do I want it to be my home track? Kind of. I always have fun at SoW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOneThreeCoupe View Post
    SoW is a great track for slow cars to be able to dice with cars that would normally be leaving them behind.

    Do I want it to be my home track? Kind of. I always have fun at SoW.
    SOW is a good track, with a reputation it does not deserve. The chicane is fear inducing and for good reason. Few cars would survive an off to the right, and the crest would upset all but the most well set up vehicles.
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    if WSIR is boring to you, you're not going fast enough
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    Being 6 miles away, Sonoma is now my home track. Not a bad one either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Being 6 miles away, Sonoma is now my home track. Not a bad one either!
    Any idea when you'll be hitting the track up next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Being 6 miles away, Sonoma is now my home track. Not a bad one either!
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    I can't claim Sonoma as my home track because it is nearly 400 miles from my home. But it is certainly my favorite road course that I have ever driven. You are a lucky pup to consider Sonoma your home track. Please don't spit the guts and engine oil of your RX-7 all over my favorite track . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by tq3z View Post
    This looks like fun. You lucky dog you.
    lots of fun, turn 7 is an up-hill sweeper and13/14 is a mini "Corkscrew" with blind apex.

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    Steve -

    Followed by the old loop of Reno-Fernley (which I don't think is even used anymore). Which is pretty similar to WSIR in a lot of ways (fast, flat out), I suppose.
    I ran the original Reno-Fernley track several years ago, a couple of times. I know what you are talking about. A little like WSIR, but very bumpy, and with a really crazy "toilet" bowl, leading into the last turn before the front straight. IMHO, WSIR is clearly a better track. Never have driven the newer track at Reno-Fernley . . .

    As an aside, I was a very new open track driver the first time I drove Reno-Fernley about 10 years ago. My female driving instructor managed to spin my '04 Evo XIII RS coming onto the front straight, with me in the passenger seat at a very fast track. Big spin, holy crap . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    Any idea when you'll be hitting the track up next?
    Trying to make it out with redtopz, flink and gmcready next week for some testing. I have to swap a transmission and fix my header first. Will you be coming out?

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    My schedule is pretty open... I'd definitely drive out to say hi and see how the testing is going.
    (I don't have a log book and am pretty sure my non-caged Miata won't be allowed for test days, though I should call the track and confirm one way or the other!)

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    Richard -- sadly, the bumps only got worse and worse at RFR -- I had heard second hand that it was the way the base for the track was done. The "new" portions i suspect you'd hate because they are a lot like SoW.

    But the entrance from the long straight into the esses... that was a lot of fun going into there and running the esses at over 110mph -- if you got it wrong...it got VERY wrong quickly.

    Some day I'll race WSIR and probably love it for the same reasons. Just haven't had the chance.

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    I guess of the local so cal tracks I'd pick Chuckwalla.
    Like the rythem, track surface and gators, good for car control practice.
    Been a year since I was there.

    Coronado is a hoot and worth the 10 minute commute, but only open 1 weekend a year.

    Laguna and then Sonoma by far my favorite 1 day away tracks.

    Big Willow was designed before race cars could stop and turn.
    It's ballsy but just a couple of big right sweepers and straights for most the lap.
    I do like T2.

    Think I might choose Cal Speedway over Big Willow when I want to go fast.

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    I agree with the the sentiment that Big Willow is a "three sessions and it's boring" track.

    But I give it credit for being the most dangerous track I've driven in terms of driving a theoretically optimal lap, only because of T8 into T9. Usually I think 10.01/10ths means an overdriven turn, in this context it seems to mean "fly over the retaining wall". Trailbraking from 130mph up to the edge of loose dirt, in a decreasing radius context, is nuts.

    I have seen some fast laps that seem to seperate T8 exit from T9 entry, but I don't know how much that unpacks the risk of kaboom.
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    Chuckwalla.
    1. Fun both directions, makes it two tracks
    2. Safe design with good runoff
    3. Good condition pavement
    4. WIDE
    5. Great variety of turns (banked bowl, elevation, decreasing radius turns, etc.), loooong corners, and good speeds
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    Its only flaws are distance, heat half the year, and facilities (but these are constantly improving).
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    I havent hit Chuckwalla yet. My street bike friends have been nagging me to go with them but Im having too much fun in my car right now to put work into my bike. It will be the next track i go to after the 10/24 event at SOV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeD View Post

    HOLY SH!T another Colorado member!?!? This is mine as well, incredible track great elevation changes, challenging corners and a decent straight to stretch your legs. Also relatively new-ish and they continue to improve on it with adding curbing etc......Also coming from Cali (home track was ACS) it's great to have an OPEN track day.....tons of driving time and dirt cheap in comparison

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    I miss Big Willow. Time to go research that upcoming track day that The Sheriff will be attending with his S2K....

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    I actually like Chuckwalla more than BRP from strictly a track perspective. What killed it for me was it's remoteness and not having any good restaurants around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns_EvoIXSE View Post
    I actually like Chuckwalla more than BRP from strictly a track perspective. What killed it for me was it's remoteness and not having any good restaurants around.
    What kills you is that you've been attending the wrong events there.
    Had you attended the right events, the food in Chucky was epic.

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