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  • scarsofcarma
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    Welcome welcome, what do you drive?

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  • ouchmonkey
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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.

    Why cant I figure out how to add an avatar?

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  • ouchmonkey
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    Sorry, new to forums and cannot figure out how to delete this double post.
    Last edited by ouchmonkey; 10-17-2014, 02:03 PM. Reason: how to i delete this post?

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  • scarsofcarma
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    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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  • Richard EVO
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    Originally posted by ucfbrett View Post
    That's UCFBrett. USF is UCF's rival university in Tampa.
    Boris -

    I think you miss the point. It's a new way to mis-spell your name . . .

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  • ucfbrett
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    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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  • scarsofcarma
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    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)

    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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  • Schmoe Money
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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.
    Last edited by Schmoe Money; 10-15-2014, 06:03 PM.

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  • scarsofcarma
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    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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  • Richard EVO
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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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  • scarsofcarma
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    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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  • Richard EVO
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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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  • scarsofcarma
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    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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  • Richard EVO
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    scarsofcarma -

    Welcome. Why do you fear Sonoma Raceway?

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  • scarsofcarma
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    Hello TrackHQ

    Name: Narayan or 'Nar' for short...
    Home: Bay Area, CA
    Car: 96 Miata M-Edition
    Experience: HPDE Instructor, Rally-X, Auto-X and Drifting competitor at Thunderhill.
    Most feared track: Sonoma
    Favorite tracks: Thunderhill, Laguna Seca

    Hello everyone, I found this forum researching racing parts for Miata's. I picked up a 96 M-Edition recently and I'm eager to get it ready for some track events. My track experience started at Thunderhill several years ago supporting the Butte College SCCA T2 class S2000 as part of their pit-crew (along with Brad Dressen's FB RX7 and a couple of David Voddens Miata's). I volunteered to do some flagging and coaching for their teen car-control clinic.

    After my first HPDE event in my FC RX7 I was asked to be an instructor, which I did for a while. I also competed in some Rally-X events in an SCCA Pro Rally RX3-SP, along with drifting and auto-X events in my FC. Lastly I was training to be a NASA instructor at Laguna Seca until family obligations dragged me away from track driving... but things are different now so I'm eager to back into it. Most recently I was competing in a local Auto X club in a GSL-SE RX7 until it was cancelled.

    I've had many many different car projects over the years... including five FC RX7's, two FB RX7's, a RX3-SP, three MKIII Supra's (two of which were turbo's), a VW Scirocco and a Corrado, two Honda Accord hatchbacks, two Civics (91 Hatchback and 95 Coupe), an 82 BMW 528e and a 79 Nissan 280 ZX-R...

    Here's my Miata as it sits now... lightly modded with just a Racing Beat intake, ARP wheel studs, 949 Racing wheel nuts, Magnaflow muffler, Drilled/Slotted rotors and Koni adjustable shocks. I have a lot more planned for this car.



    And some random pics of my former track day stuff...

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