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  • fatbillybob
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    LOL! Hello My name is Derek...I'm a track-o-holic...

    Welcome Derek!

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  • Olitho
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    Originally posted by CharleyH View Post
    Welcome! Sounds like you have been bitten by the bug hard. I hate to be the one to tell you, but there is only one cure for this... Sign up for Spec Corvette right away. It’s the only way to save yourself at this point

    Charley

    Ha ha! Love you Charley!!!

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  • CharleyH
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    Welcome! Sounds like you have been bitten by the bug hard. I hate to be the one to tell you, but there is only one cure for this... Sign up for Spec Corvette right away. It’s the only way to save yourself at this point

    Charley

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  • luke warmshoe
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    First time, long time

    So I admit I might have a problem, but I'm blaming you.

    I used to be fairly content, washing and waxing, hard parking, finding twisty back roads and redlines.
    Then a couple auto-x.
    On S2KI, someone said "track day" and i found this site.
    That was the beginning of the end.

    It was basically over, but schedules and life kept addiction in check. I even sold the S2K.

    Later, I found a black street/track Miata oozing character. Cheap, you said! Easy on tires and brakes!
    After driving it to and from some track days, the motor let go and I got towed home.
    My plan was to rotrex a 949 motor, but i like the simplicity of NA and found Kmiata.

    Bigger tires, bigger brakes. No power steering, No A/C. 6 Speed, 4.3 rear.
    Still driving to and from the track (allegedly), sweating, turning 12,000rpm at 70mph. Good times! Hard core!

    After breaking down in the So Cal desert a couple of times, I went full retard.
    Gutted the Miata, bought a F150 and trailer, blah, blah, you've heard this story a thousand times.
    Thought i was smarter than that. Nope.

    See you at the track! Come by and say hi. Name's Derek.
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  • Stubborn Approach
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    I meant measuring stick for a competent competitor, which id like to become. I have only driven half the tracks in so cal, but very much looking forward to MRLS, or soon to be LSR again?

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  • Olitho
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    I would argue WSIR or MRLS are better measuring yard sticks, at least from the perspective of evaluating new car model performance since magazines don't do CW13 much.

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  • Stubborn Approach
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    Name: Tony
    Home: Irvine, CA
    Car: '99 E36 328is
    Experience: Advanced
    Occupation: Quality Assurance / Order Processing
    Favorite tracks: I like them all, but #13cw is the measuring stick.... amiright?!

    Figured I would introduce myself, some may know me, long time lurker, but always had a difficult time getting to HPDE events in my first 30 years. I have been working on my E36 project for nearly 2 years, and was able to finally compete in a time attack event this past weekend w/ Speed Ventures @ BRP (Bimmer Challenge). Goal is have a competitive GTA RWD Street car eventually, but that is a long way off.

    Hoping to continue learning from everyone here. Some pics of the car in its current state is in order I suppose.


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  • dabie
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    Thanks for the welcome! I am slowly adding mods with supermiata in mind in the distant future and yes my wallet is really appreciating the cost reduction.

    Good idea on hiring a coach and I plan to doing so soon. I am about 15s off my pace at BW in my Evo and know there is a lot of time to gain in the miata. I went to BW recently and will post a video in separate thread asking for critiques.

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  • deng
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    Welcome David!

    I bet the wallet also appreciates the cost reduction in track day wear and tear items!

    Maybe we can draft each other one of these days?

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  • emilio700
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    Welcome to the tribe David. You made the right choice. When you are ready, hire a driving coach for a day. You will learn more in a day with a good coach than in a year driving around by yourself. Either way, get a predictive lap timer in the car. Single most useful tool for driver development.

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  • dabie
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    Name: David
    Home: Los Angeles
    Car: nb2 miata, 981 Cayman S
    Experience: hpde
    Favorite tracks: buttonwillow, sow

    I started tracking years ago with a modded Evo IX. Even as I got faster, it seemed like it was the car doing an amazing job and not my driving skills. I was learning bad habits and relying on the grip and power to mask my mistakes.

    I realized I did it backwards and after driving the Evo for many years, I sold it and bought a stock miata recently. Huge difference obviously driving a momentum car and although I feel like I'm starting from square one, it's a fun challenge.

    David

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  • fatbillybob
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    Originally posted by Maxhouse97 View Post
    I’m in Cincinnati - Mid-Ohio is my track, although I have run at VIR a couple of times.
    Welcome! I'm in Cali and raced mid-o a few times. I love that track especially all the weird bumps and concrete patches like the last sweeper and in my car some of the track is blind on the backside and the offcamber over the hill after China beach so it adds to the character and the challenge. What a fun track!

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  • Maxhouse97
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    I’m in Cincinnati - Mid-Ohio is my track, although I have run at VIR a couple of times.

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  • NOT A TA
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    Welcome Maxhouse97! Nice looking Carrera, I've got an 86 but cabrio so never gets used for events even though I did put a bolt in bar in it.

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  • Red_5
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    Welcome Maxhouse97. Where are you located? Preferred tracks?

    I have several guys at my local Cars & Coffee who have been tracking Porsches and Vettes who are looking at Miata race cars due to expense. Especially the expense of wrecking.

    Not sure what's going on with the pic posting, maybe our fearless leader Brenda has an answer.

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