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      10-28-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Nov. 7th_ Infineon_Anyone going?

Yes, I took the day off to get a much needed release of stress; on one of the last days at Infineon for the year.

Hope to see some of you guys there.
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      10-28-2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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Yes, I took the day off to get a much needed release of stress; on one of the last days at Infineon for the year.

Hope to see some of you guys there.
Who's putting this on? Going this weekend with BMWCCA.
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Never mind. Googled it and TMR is putting it on. May signup. I love Infineon and TMR is a great group.
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Yup, it's TMR. Due to the rain and the fact that this will be my last go at Infineon for the year; I got my refund for the BMW CCA event tomorrow/sunday, and instead signed up for TMR next Friday.
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I do wish it was dry but the rain is fun and I'll learn a lot. TMR will be the perfect way to end the year..if it's sunny or dry.

Maybe see you there.
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Yes, I took the day off to get a much needed release of stress; on one of the last days at Infineon for the year.

Hope to see some of you guys there.
you know that I will be there Dave

See you next Friday...keeping my fingers crossed that it won't rain...
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you know that I will be there Dave

See you next Friday...keeping my fingers crossed that it won't rain...
Just got Doug's email.

Weather on Friday looks like mid 70's, no rain....oh ya!
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Just got Doug's email.

Weather on Friday looks like mid 70's, no rain....oh ya!
oh yeah :-) I was up there yesterday to meet some of my friends that were driving in the BMWCCA event and they didn't get so lucky, the weather was pretty bad...

see you on Friday...it is going to be fun
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Here's how wet it was with BMWCCA this weekend: Picture 1 & Picture 2. Sunday was almost perfect.

Will be up there on Friday. Weather looks promising.
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Here's how wet it was with BMWCCA this weekend: Picture 1 & Picture 2. Sunday was almost perfect.

Will be up there on Friday. Weather looks promising.
Ya, my buddy kept his payment and attended. He had the black 135 with K2's; mentioned that Sunday was the only day you guys really got out there.

OMG, I just realized that the "window down rule" was still applicable. How wet was the inside of your car? That is nuts....I think I would have crapped myeself on turn 9.
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OMG, I just realized that the "window down rule" was still applicable. How wet was the inside of your car? That is nuts....I think I would have crapped myeself on turn 9.
I remember at least 1 black 135. I think they were in C group.

It wasn't as wet inside as you would have thought from how bad it was on the track. It did however take me a good 15 mins. to dry it out after each session.

Turn 9 and 10 were easy because you just couldn't go that fast. You could pick your way through the shortest puddles and have an OK time. Turn 2 was the most slippery and you had to be careful there. I had the most fun in T4 and T7. You could play with oversteer and practice (I need it).

Sunday was awesome but the track was a little slick, even in the afternoon. All of the good rubber got washed away on Saturday.

Se you on Friday. Anthracite 335 Coupe with matching LTWs and lowered a bit.
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I remember at least 1 black 135. I think they were in C group.

It wasn't as wet inside as you would have thought from how bad it was on the track. It did however take me a good 15 mins. to dry it out after each session.

Turn 9 and 10 were easy because you just couldn't go that fast. You could pick your way through the shortest puddles and have an OK time. Turn 2 was the most slippery and you had to be careful there. I had the most fun in T4 and T7. You could play with oversteer and practice (I need it).

Sunday was awesome but the track was a little slick, even in the afternoon. All of the good rubber got washed away on Saturday.

Se you on Friday. Anthracite 335 Coupe with matching LTWs and lowered a bit.

Hey, I think we know each other....my old car was the old e46M3 in SG,....you were at Thunderhill a few months back and we were discussing the politics of run groups, no?
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Hey, I think we know each other....my old car was the old e46M3 in SG,....you were at Thunderhill a few months back and we were discussing the politics of run groups, no?
Hey Dave, Now I know who you are. We'll see each other on Friday then.

I bet you're more acclimated to the new car. I'll be following you for sure.

Hopefully the track has some rubber in it. I want more grip!
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Hey Dave, Now I know who you are. We'll see each other on Friday then.

I bet you're more acclimated to the new car. I'll be following you for sure.

Hopefully the track has some rubber in it. I want more grip!
Old pic of our cars from Infineon, think this was your promo day to Group B

Will definitely see you there....i convinced my GF to to attend with me, it's going to be hilarious.
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Old pic of our cars from Infineon, think this was your promo day to Group B

Will definitely see you there....i convinced my GF to to attend with me, it's going to be hilarious.
Looking forward to it. No political hoops for you the jump through. I assume that's what the thumbs own is for. Maybe I need to learn how to drive .

Thanks for the pic.
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Looking forward to it. No political hoops for you the jump through. I assume that's what the thumbs own is for. Maybe I need to learn how to drive .

Thanks for the pic.
Lol, should have been a thumbs up, hah!
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just about to mount the Pagid RS19s and BFGoodrich R1s again

Can't wait for tomorrow - see you guys there for a fun day...
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Can't wait for tomorrow - see you guys there for a fun day...
Rupert- Did you move up to Intermediate, or did you skip that group and go to Mixed? Call me if that's easier.
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I am in intermediate - how about you?
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I am in intermediate - how about you?
Same, however I was told to think about moving up to the Mixed last time I was there. I like intermediate though, and booked it again. It's a fast pace and still allows you to focus on technique; which is good for me and the setup I'm using right now.

Save me a spot next to you and i'll do the same, maybe the same row as last time.
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How many run groups does your chapter have? What do A,B,C,D stand for?
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How many run groups does your chapter have? What do A,B,C,D stand for?
Oh this is with TMR, not BMW CCA this time. The groups are as follows:

"Event Format
We will be running 4 run groups at this event:

Advanced - This is more consistant with our typical HPDE Advanced run group. Mix of street and race prepared cars, open passing, but no racing or aggressive passing on course.

Mixed - This is our unique run group made of up Advanced drivers, and highly experienced Intermediate drivers. Passing is allowed anywhere on track, but cars wearing a TMR supplied large bright colored vinyl 'Dot' on the back of their cars cannot be passed unless a hand signal is shown. Cars not wearing a 'Dot' can be passed with our Advanced passing rules. We prefer to not see passing in corners, so try to get your passing done before the braking point entering a turn.

Intermediate - This is our standard Mandatory Point By run group made of up of intermediate level drivers. Passing is allowed anywhere on track, but must be authorized by the car being overtaken. We prefer to not see passing in corners, so try to get your passing done before the braking point entering a turn.

Novice - This is a group of drivers. This is a Mandatory Point By Novice run group with passing only in designated sections of the track.(see schedule below for these zones)

Note about Passengers: Passengers are allowed in all run groups except Novice, provided that they have the proper safety equipment, they are 18 years of age or over, and that they have signed all applicable waivers.

Rules that Could End Your Day!
ALL Drivers are subject to our 3 Strike Rule, and Infineon Raceway's 103db Sound Restrictions:

The TMR 3 Strike Rule - If a driver receives 3 black flags during an event for aggressive driving, out of control driving, and/or passing or safety violations, then he/she will not be allowed to re-enter the track for the day. Black flag/safety violations include but are not limited to the following:
- 4 Wheels off
- Spin on or off the driving surface
- Illegal passing (per the run groups passing rules or during a Yellow flag/caution state on track)
- Blowing a Red Flag (this offense counts as 2 Strikes)
- Speeding in the paddock
- Driving behavior deemed to be too 'Aggressive' or 'Reckless' for the group/skill level on course.(we will be reasonable when assessing situations like this and may instead move the driver to another level)
- Car to Car/Fixed Object contact

Note: Car to Car, and Car to 'Fixed Object' contact may or may not result in a loss of driving privileges at an event. Circumstances will be reviewed and a decision will be made by a senior TMR staff member at the event.

The Track Steward will keep a log of Black Flag Violations throughout the day, and violations can be reported by Turn Workers, the Track Steward, TMR Instructors, and Participants who have witnessed violations. All those reported will be required to discuss the violation with the track steward or another senior member of the event staff.

The ultimate goal of this process is to not only keep drivers under control, but to eliminate potential situations and stress out on course when rules are broken. If we all adhere to established rules for a run group, then there won't be any 'surprises' out on the track. Surprises are not a 'good thing' on a racetrack!"
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