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      11-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Trackdaze VIR Nov 12-13. Who is going?

This is the last event for the year for Trackdaze and seems like it is sold out. So who is going? Anyone going from DC area?
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      11-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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I'm going to be there on Tuesday for the Grand Course... aka the VIRburgring... :P
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      11-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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I will be there both days, never been on grand course before, excited!
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I'll be there instructing and shaking down the new racecar. Come by and say hi! Max
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was planning on ... but wont work...
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I put myself on the wait list for Monday... Lets hope someone cancels! How's the weather looking like?
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      11-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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looks like we will have rain on tuesday
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Grand course is an awesome configuration for that track! Just watch out for "The Bitch" turn at the end of the back straight.....Have fun guys.
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I'll be there! Looking forward to seeing other E92 M3s!
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I'll be there! Looking forward to seeing other E92 M3s!
Are you there for both days? How many times have you been there now? Seems like you are becoming a regular.
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Are you there for both days? How many times have you been there now? Seems like you are becoming a regular.
Yup. This will be only my third trip up... I wish I could afford more! See you out there tomorrow!
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Understand you had a bad off, Miata on the wrong way for up. Happy to hear no one hurt. Details?
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I heard turn 6 claimed at least 8 cars the last two days? I don't know any of the drivers, but I hope they're OK. The rain definitely spiced things up!
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Turn 6 has definitely claimed many cars and it is like the most unsuspecting corner too. There must be something on the track causing all the crashes. It claimed 2x Porsches at the Chin event just 2 weeks earlier and we had 2x rollovers at turn 6 this weekend with Trackdaze at the same spot. Crazy such an easy corner can cause so much carnage, maybe drivers relax a little too much there. My wife said we are staying at The Lodge from now on so she can sit on the balcony and watch the crashes. We saw 1x crash and 4x spins at turns 4-6 while we were chilling on the balcony drinking wine in the span of 2x sessions.
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      11-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #15
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I had a lot of tire squeak around those corners as well. So I decided to take it easy and not push it hard. In our second session, there was a bad accident and they ended the session 6-8 minutes into the session

This was before the rain started on monday
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70% of all accidents/incidents at VIR resulting in auto or track damage occur between 5 and 6a. Weight transfer is the main enemy, man handling the car instead of focusing on smooth inputs. Once the car begins to take matters into its own will, recovery room is almost non existant, thus you have the choice of armco, or tires. Neither are nice. When wet, a surface coating placed on the track a couple of years ago contributes to the poor adhesion, coming into effect when the car is at maxium load to one side and unloading to the other. The next time you are at VIR, take time to study the track surface when transiting these turns and note the skid marks that begin at 5 and continue off and on all the way to the bridge straight. Pay particularly attention to where they are heading, then let your imigation be your guide. I always warn students about this being a place to pay.
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