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      12-15-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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HPDE/Track events in Texas for Jan?

It may be too cold but what all if anything is scheduled for January 2012?



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Did you checkout the link I sent you......I know it's not January but it's as close as I could get........Phil
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TWS has event end of January. PCA also at TWS first week of February.
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TWS has event end of January. PCA also at TWS first week of February.
Where do you see the info for this? It's not on clubregistration of TWS com
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Where do you see the info for this? It's not on clubregistration of TWS com
If you go to TexasWorldSpeedway.com and look at the calendar, it shows PDS at end of January. I keep checking ClubRegistration each day. If you search for Lone Star Region PCA, their event shows up but registration doesn't open until 3 weeks before the event - 1/11 I think. You'll like PCA, though they get like 200 cars.

The Driver's Edge has DE at MSRH on Jan 21. BigJae said he was going.

I am planning to go to TWS - I got to get out of green.
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Jan 28/29 - NASA is hosting an event at MSRH.
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Yeah but it might be full. Better sign up quick! EDIT: Its 91% full which usually means blue is sold out. Might be a couple of green spots left. I'm sure there are openings in yellow and red.

TDE has an event at MSR, Cresson on 3-4 Feb as well. SASCA usually has an auto-x event...2012 schedule not published yet.

Apex Performance Driving is the resident school of MSR Cresson...I'd check the MSR website.

Its actually not too bad this time of the year. You can drive at speed for the most part. The exception is the first morning run...as long as its not wet. My car definitely runs better since its cooler...brakes, tires, engine, everything.

But I did TWS in Feb awhile back...the front straight gets especially chilly. And be sure to wear gloves.
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Thanks for the info guys - I'll look into this today.

Do you think that I'll be able to run 'flat out'???
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Thanks for the info guys - I'll look into this today.

Do you think that I'll be able to run 'flat out'???
I'm sure the weather won't "stop" you...get it? From your rotor/pad thread?

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Yes and yes. I think you'll have to start out in Green. What kind of sucks is I don't think they'll be quick to move you to blue. Right now they have a ton of blue students so that group is always packed.

I could be wrong. Last event, they had a Blue 1 and Blue 2. If they continue with that then there is more of a chance you can move up during the weekend...maybe on the first day. I haven't noticed anyone moving out of green on the first day though. Usually happens on the 2nd day.

If you want to work on getting solo qualified or something along that line, I would stick with TWS. Moving to a different organization is like starting over. If you just want to get on the track and improve on your skills, I'd do it!

I'm all about getting solo q'd which is why I'm sticking with TDE.
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All joking aside I don't know if I really want to run in green again... Green was fun and all but MSRH doesn't have a ton of 'safe' passing room so it could make for a slow day.


I my Pagids just arrived so I'm going to go home and put those on tonight!
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All joking aside I don't know if I really want to run in green again... Green was fun and all but MSRH doesn't have a ton of 'safe' passing room so it could make for a slow day.
True. That Jan TDE isn't your best option for max speed. I think it would be good if you wanted to run MSR Cresson...gives you a head start. Also, its a good option for TWS and MSRH as well.

TDE is apparently trying really hard to get on the Austin F1 track whenever it opens up for HPDEs...just sayin'...might wanna be ready and solo q'd for that event!
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It may be too cold but what all if anything is scheduled for January 2012?



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You are such the t/crack addict
I can't blame you, unfortunately, I probably will not get back out on track until February. I have to do some maintenance to the E36 before I put it on track, now that the M Coupe is gone.
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True. That Jan TDE isn't your best option for max speed. I think it would be good if you wanted to run MSR Cresson...gives you a head start. Also, its a good option for TWS and MSRH as well.

TDE is apparently trying really hard to get on the Austin F1 track whenever it opens up for HPDEs...just sayin'...might wanna be ready and solo q'd for that event!
See now I'm more interested... I'll call and see if they have room in the inn for me. At TWS the garages are really nice to have - Is that also the case at MSRH? I'm not sure where that is because we usually just park under the shaded area.

The cancellation policy with TDE seems pretty rigid.. I don't know how safe it would be to run green group in the rain so I'd like the option to cancel a week out if it's going to flood that day.

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I can't blame you, unfortunately, I probably will not get back out on track until February. I have to do some maintenance to the E36 before I put it on track, now that the M Coupe is gone.
You have an E36? Nice, what is left to do before you can track it?

I lost on of my t/crack hit days at TWS due to my pads being used up so I'm looking forward to getting back out there!
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When dating the wife had an E36 M3, and I had an E39 M5, then I picked up the Coupe, and she picked up an E30 M3 (we were old school, new school). Fast forward to about this time last year, and she began DD the M5 for the heated seats and I was using the Coupe. Once it warned back up she never gave back the M5 D'oh. So I just sold the coupe, I'm driving the E36, and I'm planning on getting an E92 M3 in the spring.

The E36 may need a new clutch soon, I need to flush the brake fluid, do an oil change and straighten up (zip tie) some undertray plastic. This is the E36, with me chasing her down at TWS last year


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I can't blame you, unfortunately, I probably will not get back out on track until February. I have to do some maintenance to the E36 before I put it on track, now that the M Coupe is gone.
I called him out on that and he denied getting the bug. I don't think his car even cooled down and he was signing up for the Dec TWS school.

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See now I'm more interested... I'll call and see if they have room in the inn for me. At TWS the garages are really nice to have - Is that also the case at MSRH? I'm not sure where that is because we usually just park under the shaded area.

The cancellation policy with TDE seems pretty rigid.. I don't know how safe it would be to run green group in the rain so I'd like the option to cancel a week out if it's going to flood that day.
Not sure about the garages, I've never ran at MSRH before. As long as their is a waiting list for your run group, the cancellation policy is pretty liberal. I'm pretty sure you get a full credit or refund as long as they can fill your sport. That is rarely a problem in Green or Blue on TWS and MSRC. Again, never seen the attendance at MSRH. But its over a month out and its already 91% full.

The thing I like about TDE is that they run at different tracks. Rick, the owner of TDE, has mentioned that he really wants to run on the F1 track but who knows at this point. There used to be a night event at Texas Motorspeedway but some new track restrictions nixed that. Right now, they are looking to do something once or twice a year besides the normal 2 day HPDE...not sure what it will be.

I will tell you that the classes in Green with TDE are much better...at least more detailed. So even if the track time isn't the best, you'll get some benefit from the classes.
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I love this video. This is basically gonna be my spiel to get check ride at next DE.
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No, tell the guy to watch your passing technique at :29 seconds. Then close with, "nuff said".



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LOL!!! Absolutely kidding but that is crazy!
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