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      07-31-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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Just wondering if any one is going to Watkins in September for the driving school. I'll be there for my first track event and in the M3 and my wife will be there in the 335. Anyone else going or have any tips?
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Probably will go. See you there!
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      07-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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You're picking a legendary track for your first experience--nice job! Is your wife driving as well in the 335i? If so, good for her.

I was just there earlier this month for my third time. I absolutely love the place. Totally worth the 5-hour drive.

Enjoy it, relax, check your ego at the door, listen to your instructor, and have a great time. You'll soon find yourself planning time away from the hospital to coordinate with track events.
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That was exactly what I needed. Thank you!! Already read it once going to go through again and have the wife read it a few times as well.

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You're picking a legendary track for your first experience--nice job! Is your wife driving as well in the 335i? If so, good for her.

I was just there earlier this month for my third time. I absolutely love the place. Totally worth the 5-hour drive.

Enjoy it, relax, check your ego at the door, listen to your instructor, and have a great time. You'll soon find yourself planning time away from the hospital to coordinate with track events.
I have really looking forward to this experience- I planned my vacation once the CCA came out with thier schedule. Honestly the driving school is why I wanted an M3 so bad that way I could enjoy the tract even more. My wife is looking forward to this even more than I am (and yes she has our 335 - but next driving school I get the 335 and she gets the M)
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I will be there on the 22 and 23. Based on the people on this thread so far, wondering i if I will be out place without a medical degree

I'm really excited for it. It will be my third track event. At my 1st event, it was nice to meet people from this forum (paradocs and others) and I look forward to meeting some more of you at this one.
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Will be there.
No medical degree, but in the medical business.

What, didn't they tell you that was a requirement to attend this event.
It's in the small print somewhere....
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      08-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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Will be there.
No medical degree, but in the medical business.

What, didn't they tell you that was a requirement to attend this event.
It's in the small print somewhere....
Hey Arter-
I actually met you last year at the CCA Cherry Valley Autocross in Lafayette. I loved your M3. At least if someone goes down there will be a doc int he crowd.
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      08-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #9
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Will be there instructing. See you guys out there. Its a fun track

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Hey Arter-
I actually met you last year at the CCA Cherry Valley Autocross in Lafayette. I loved your M3. At least if someone goes down there will be a doc int he crowd.

You will love being on the track, it is were the M3 shines.....
It takes a couple of sessions to get used to the speed that you
are driving at as a first time beginner, but once you do, it is awesome
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A nice guide to the track that I stole from Gearhead999

COMSCC-WatkinsGlen.pdf

For all the what's wrong pictures, they want you to use all the track, including running out on to the turtles ( rumble strips) at Watkins Glen.
The Club racers go completely over many of them. The hardest one to use is the trackout turtles at turn 9 as the guard rail is only 18" further out

One of the practice session games the GVC uses is to have students ( at 6/10's speed) run completely over all the apex and trackout turtles to get a feel for doing it. Another is going through most of the turns ( not the bus stop or the esses) with 2 cars side by side ( again at 6/10's and they they don't let you do it during the normal sessions). They do encourage late corner passing and also have a game to practice passing in corners. The GVC is a good club to learn at.
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If you are going with GVC CCA on 9/22 & 9/23 I'll see you there.
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      09-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #13
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Looking forward to hopefully meeting some of you tomorrow
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Looking forward to hopefully meeting some of you tomorrow
Eric? Did I meet you tonight with your friend who has the 1M?
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Eric? Did I meet you tonight with your friend who has the 1M?
Not me. I have a white M3 with gray wheels. Dave
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Hi it's Art with the black 1m. I'm not sure if Eric is on the forums. See you out there in a bit
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Good to see you again Art. e92doc: I'm pretty sure I saw your car and the 335 (both in my group) but I did not get the chance to meet you. What a great track...lots of fun. I'm sure I'll see some of you again soon.
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Good to see you again Art. e92doc: I'm pretty sure I saw your car and the 335 (both in my group) but I did not get the chance to meet you. What a great track...lots of fun. I'm sure I'll see some of you again soon.
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Mike tracked like a boss! The rain earlier that day would've fucked me over badly... I doubt any instructor would've joined me anyway, not for the faint of heart even in the dry.

Let's do a casual meet before the shitty weather.
Let's do it
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Whats up doc, was great to meet you and your wife at the event. I think this is your car in this pic with mine.
Was a great weekend despite the wetness on Saturday. I wish I could do the porsche cca next week, but I am running a new branch starting this week so the timing is poor.

There's always next year/
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Whats up doc, was great to meet you and your wife at the event. I think this is your car in this pic with mine.
Was a great weekend despite the wetness on Saturday. I wish I could do the porsche cca next week, but I am running a new branch starting this week so the timing is poor.

There's always next year/
Take care

It's was great to meet you too- and we definitely should do another one together next year, I like that pic and that was me behind you . I'm not going to be able to make it either to the PCC event- cant really miss work with out a long ahead of time notice. Good luck with the new branch
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