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      11-21-2011, 05:24 PM   #111
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The Black M Coupe also went off in the 2nd session. He went off exiting turn 6. No damage, just a little bumpy ride.
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Well...at least everyone brought their cars home.
That was one of my major goals for the event
Bring car home in similar condition, improve driving skill, have fun Checked off all three!
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      11-21-2011, 06:59 PM   #114
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Great meeting everyone. I was hoping to get a check ride this time, but no dice. Still so much work on. I am going to start working on the wife to find the next DE so I can leverage what I learned this weekend.
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Nice run by the two black M3's. You guys were really fast and smooth. Be safe. .
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Flav on the the other hand, went around me on the 3rd session and then went off into the sunset.


And a few more....



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      11-21-2011, 07:08 PM   #116
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The TWS DE was really good and I'm interested in doing it again until I'm in at least the white group. Who else is planning to go back and how soon? There is another TWS DE on December 10-11 that looks pretty good but it's CCW.
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The TWS DE was really good and I'm interested in doing it again until I'm in at least the white group. Who else is planning to go back and how soon? There is another TWS DE on December 10-11 that looks pretty good but it's CCW.
This past one was CCW, so you know the lines.
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This past one was CCW, so you know the lines.
Yeah - I like running the same direction on tracks until I really work out all of the turns but some people seem to always want something different.

I'm thinking about going - I'm just curious if anyone else is.
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Yeah - I like running the same direction on tracks until I really work out all of the turns but some people seem to always want something different.

I'm thinking about going - I'm just curious if anyone else is.
Looks like someone got hooked ...........Phil
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NASA is running an event at TWS this weekend...Richard is going. They do have DE run groups. Wish i could go this weekend or on Dec 10th.
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Why can't you go on the 10th? Get better and lets go!
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At the rate you studs are hitting events, I'll be so far behind by the time I can get back out I'll need some extra instruction. Anyone game to instruct someone on crutches ................Phil
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I vote FusionM3 for "Top Painter's Tape Job" of the event!

I like the TWS school since there was a lot of room on the track.

IMO, the classroom stuff was adequeate but The Driver's Edge (TDE) does a better job. On the flipside, the TWS school seems to require a lot more from their green students to move to Blue than TDE. And TDE is more crowded...they are always full.

But TDE is more fun...a lot more humor and a little better organized. For example, TDE raises a flag to signal the time to grid up...not a muffled PA announcement. And TDE has trackside support with things like AIR! And brake pads and other stuff you might need. They can do alignments and a bunch of other stuff.

Most of all, TDE seems to be a lot more diligent about pairing you with an instructor that drives or has driven a similar car. My instructor was a 'Vette guy...never drove a BMW. Every TDE instructor I've had has driven an E46 BMW so they understand the best line for your car. My instructor kept telling me to drive his vette line. I did but I'm not sure it was the best for my car.

If I had to start over, I would start at TDE until I got to blue and then switch to TWS' school.
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I vote FusionM3 for "Top Painter's Tape Job" of the event!

I like the TWS school since there was a lot of room on the track.

IMO, the classroom stuff was adequeate but The Driver's Edge (TDE) does a better job. On the flipside, the TWS school seems to require a lot more from their green students to move to Blue than TDE. And TDE is more crowded...they are always full.

But TDE is more fun...a lot more humor and a little better organized. For example, TDE raises a flag to signal the time to grid up...not a muffled PA announcement. And TDE has trackside support with things like AIR! And brake pads and other stuff you might need. They can do alignments and a bunch of other stuff.

Most of all, TDE seems to be a lot more diligent about pairing you with an instructor that drives or has driven a similar car. My instructor was a 'Vette guy...never drove a BMW. Every TDE instructor I've had has driven an E46 BMW so they understand the best line for your car. My instructor kept telling me to drive his vette line. I did but I'm not sure it was the best for my car.

If I had to start over, I would start at TDE until I got to blue and then switch to TWS' school.

top painters job of the event was the silver nissan with the yellow tape.

The ENTIRE front bumper cover was yellow.



Great meeting a bunch of you guys out on track...
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Corner 12. Took a good line. Felt solid but a little ( very little ) hot. So I used more track than I normally would have. Got really close to the edge and the car felt like it was on ice. ( maybe some gravel or sand. ) So I pointed the car off track and went with the slide. I might have been a little hot but there was no understeer like normal. It was a 4 wheel slide off the track. Again, felt like ice. But I knew it was too late so I pointed off the track to keep from a chance of rolling or spinning. Corner worker found me after the last session and shook my hand for the way I handled it. I guess thats a good sign.

Edit: when I went off. I was doing my Check Session for Blue Group. bahahahahaha

As far as TWS. I had a blast. I got super fast by the end of it and other than going off the track. I got close to running out of gas so I ended my final session a bit early. I learned soo much though. Going into the event I was a bit choppy and I learned how to be real smooth and carry momentum. Even when I was off my line after a pass or something I still learned how to keep it smooth and relatively fast. I enjoyed the people there and the old friends I got to see again. I cant wait to do this again. I also can wait to bring the new stuff I learned to MSRH and see the difference. ( Richard, next MSRH event you got open. Id like a go & and will need the Solo to shut a few haters up )


A quick word on check rides....

the instructor doing the check ride is NOT looking for you to be FAST.
They are looking for you to be smooth and consistent. I highly recommend to anyone on a check ride to back down about 1-2/10s for the check ride. Depending on the error.. going off track very well might keep you from going up to the next level..
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I vote FusionM3 for "Top Painter's Tape Job" of the event!

I like the TWS school since there was a lot of room on the track.
I second your vote.

I went out with PCA in the summer and had to hot pit most laps to avoid trains, so having the extra room was pretty nice.
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I am also went off track during cool down lap on 3 when I was pointing to the spot I nearly hit on previous lap through 3. My instructor Eric told me the other instructor's wouldn't've let him live it down if one of his students dropped a tire during cool down...one of the many reasons I finished the weekend still in green.
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I am also went off track during cool down lap on 3 when I was pointing to the spot I nearly hit on previous lap through 3. My instructor Eric told me the other instructor's wouldn't've let him live it down if one of his students dropped a tire during cool down...one of the many reasons I finished the weekend still in green.
Haha...I guess its true...you drive where you are looking. That wasn't the worst mishap. Don't wanna dime anyone out.

Here's a video. I know, I'm an amatuer at video editing. I tried. Hope you enjoy the old school rap.

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Haha...I guess its true...you drive where you are looking. That wasn't the worst mishap. Don't wanna dime anyone out.

Here's a video. I know, I'm an amatuer at video editing. I tried. Hope you enjoy the old school rap.

Looked smooth to me.
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Yeah man, you looked very smooth in the video. Good job! I wish I had the GoPro on my car during the final session on sunday. I was hitting really good lines and all and the I went off. It would have been an entertaining video!
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