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  • ucfbrett
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    Welcome, Norm. Post some photos of your old 510!

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  • nrgrcng
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    New to trackhq,
    Norm, from Glendora,Ca,
    Involved in road racing since the late 80's, started in FV's, then to Datsun 510, A Sedan Camaro, vintage BP corvette, spec Miata, FF not on that order. Most interesting race was the Downtown Los Angeles vintage race, good tomes. Great site, thank you for the add.

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  • jqsti2015
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    Originally posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Welcome, Han.
    Thx!

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  • ucfbrett
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    Welcome, Han.

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  • jqsti2015
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    Name:Han
    home:CA
    Favorite Track:bw,seca,sow,th,Adams(with cars)
    Cars:2015 STI(VA), 2014 FRS

    I've been following TrackHQ for a few years.
    Happy to finally register for a new member!
    Before starting to track cars 3 years ago I had been a mountain racer( "ricer") for a few years(until now), going up to some "famous back roads" at least twice a week.
    Love to track my touge/daily cars to see how it performs on track and learn a lot.

    Really love to read every driving technique discussion, which is better than any instructor or book in my opinion.
    Last edited by jqsti2015; 03-16-2017, 05:45 AM.

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  • fatbillybob
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    Originally posted by deng View Post
    I'm lucky the wife supports me going to open track days,
    Well when you start welding a rollcage in your daily driver in prep for racing, it always helps to start that bathroom remodel.

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  • deng
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    Thanks billybob! I'm lucky the wife supports me going to open track days, and my son loves seeing all the cars.

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  • fatbillybob
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    The yaris is doing pretty well in scca b-spec. People in that class say it is really fun. It is tough to go racing with a young family but you are on the right track with a reliable gas and oil car. Best of luck for your driver development.

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  • deng
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    Name: Davis
    Home: Buena Park, CA
    Car: 2017 Yaris SE
    Experience: Beginner
    Occupation: Automotive Technician
    Favorite Track: Still looking.

    Hi everyone, my name is Davis. I started attending track days in 2011 with my MR2 Spyder. I ended up swapping in a 2zz a few years later, and it turned into a money pit that kept giving me problems. Then my baby boy came into our lives, and I sold the car. I bought a Prius v for family duties, and I learned that I hate CVTs. Awesome mpg though. I've since been itching to get back into a manual, and recently picked up my family friendly Yaris. The goal is to get as much seat time as I can this year with this reliable little guy.

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  • LyleC
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    Hey guys, new to the forum, finally. Had some issues registering, but all is good now.

    I've been around racing my entire life, raced karts for about 30 years. I've raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway, TWS, TMS, and COTA.

    No cars in my near future as I'm going my business Trailer-Alarms.com, but I do help with PR1Motorsports when I can.

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  • Tom1200
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    Introduction

    Robburgoon asked me to post an introduction.

    I've racing a little over 30 years now; I started with motorcycle at Willow Springs and Riverside racing Honda 125cc GP bikes and rode TZ250 GP bike once or twice. Switched to SCCA in 1990 running Forumla Vee, Datsun 1200, Showroom Stock Miata, various IT cars and D-Sports Racer.

    (Edit) I almost forgot for several years I co-organized a stage rally (Seed 9 Rally) which ran on the Gravel roads just outside of Good Springs NV.

    Switched to vintage in 2009 (I think) running with Vintage Auto Racing Association (VARA).

    Currently I run a 1987 Novakar Formula 500 at local (Las Vegas Region SCCA) autocross. I run the Datsun 1200 at VARA races and various track days, mostly PCA at Spring Mountian.

    Some of you have had me as an instructor at PCA events. Over the years I've instructed at SCCA, PCA, Racer Factory, NSXPO, Viper Club, MFest and done some manufacturer events with GM, Ford and Mercedes.

    The F500 is a 750lb car with 90hp (100hp Rotax waiting to be installed this summer)

    The 1200 is 1656lb car belting out a whooping 105 Whp; while this is rather pathetic it's over double of what they were stock (40whp) The original 1171cc was making 80whp at 8200 RPMs, the car has what I laughing call the big block (1508cc) which due to all that extra torque only needs to be revved to 8000 (poor little push rod motor). The car is pretty much standard issue racing Datsun stuff 280ZX brakes, Koni dampers, LSD, Nissan completion springs (1200s are leaf spring beam axle rear) close ratio box. The only thing I've done outside the norm is I'm running 39mm Keihin FCR Flat Slide carbs rather than the usually Weber DCOE.

    While the lap times are not exactly earth shattering I manage to run the top 5 overall at vintage events. On SMMRs 3.4 Mansel C (3.4 with chicane) layout driving the wheels off it the best I've managed is a 2:54.8 and that was with a big draft up the hill to turn 4. VARA ran the Hunt A course a couple of years ago and I was in the high 2:34s (I think)

    I'm running VARA at SMMR on the 17-19th and will be instructing at the March PCA DE event there as well.

    See you at the track, Tom Grossmann

    Notes on the pictures below:
    1st one is the 1200 at SMMR
    2nd is the F500
    3rd is circa 1987 entrance to turn 3 at Willow Springs (I think I was going past another bike not in frame, I liked the picture cause the photographer took the shot just as I started to lean into the corner, I had bunches of pics with the usual knee dragging)

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  • NOT A TA
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    Welcome Chad! Good to see someone else with an older car here.

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  • Chad-1stGen
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    Originally posted by ucfbrett View Post
    I just love what pro-touring mods have done for early muscle cars. Cool stuff, Chad. Welcome to TrackHQ.com.
    You and me both. I love all the suspension goodies available for the old muscle nowadays. Thanks for the welcome!

    Originally posted by Olitho View Post
    Welcome Chad, you are the perfect new member to TrackHQ.
    Thanks! Glad to be here.

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  • Olitho
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    Welcome Chad, you are the perfect new member to TrackHQ.

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  • ucfbrett
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    I just love what pro-touring mods have done for early muscle cars. Cool stuff, Chad. Welcome to TrackHQ.com.

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