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      05-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #89
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a buddy and I may come down to Austin to watch the racing for the day and just hit up 6th street that night....im guessing we can just roll up and watch with no issue?
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The schedule was originally 4 shorter sessions. It was moved to 3 due to the PCA issues of switch over time. However we will get cars on and off track different from them. Overall 3 30 min sessions will have more actual on track time at speed than 4 20-25 min sessions.
Awesome! Good to hear y'all are learning from some of the issues we had at the PCA event.

Are you setting it up so that you can move cars on and off track at the same time? Seems like you could if you move the grid to by the medical center.
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      05-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #91
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The schedule was originally 4 shorter sessions. It was moved to 3 due to the PCA issues of switch over time. However we will get cars on and off track different from them. Overall 3 30 min sessions will have more actual on track time at speed than 4 20-25 min sessions.
Plus more time in between sessions to do stuff...like get cheaper food.
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Awesome! Good to hear y'all are learning from some of the issues we had at the PCA event.

Are you setting it up so that you can move cars on and off track at the same time? Seems like you could if you move the grid to by the medical center.
I might need to make this a bit more clear. http://texastrifecta.com/track-events/track-procedures/ I need to work on some pictures. :-)

We will grid on the cold pits. People in garages can exit the garage and directly enter the grid (unless you'd have to back up to get there- in that case you must go around the building). Traffic will exit the track going between the event center and the garage building. Traffic entering grid will enter on the same road (as you are looking at the track from the paddock, the traffic exiting the track will be on the RIGHT, traffic going to grid will be on the LEFT). We are having volunteers that will manage the car traffic as well as the foot traffic that is heavy in this area. Late to grid will require you to enter the opposite side of the building. Getting to grid early will earn you a drive around the paddock penalty.

We plan to release cars from grid once the last car is around turn 11. We are not kidding about blowing checkered flag. Miss one, you miss a session...miss it another time you are going home.
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I might need to make this a bit more clear. http://texastrifecta.com/track-events/track-procedures/ I need to work on some pictures. :-)

We will grid on the cold pits. People in garages can exit the garage and directly enter the grid (unless you'd have to back up to get there- in that case you must go around the building). Traffic will exit the track going between the event center and the garage building. Traffic entering grid will enter on the same road (as you are looking at the track from the paddock, the traffic exiting the track will be on the RIGHT, traffic going to grid will be on the LEFT). We are having volunteers that will manage the car traffic as well as the foot traffic that is heavy in this area. Late to grid will require you to enter the opposite side of the building. Getting to grid early will earn you a drive around the paddock penalty.

We plan to release cars from grid once the last car is around turn 11. We are not kidding about blowing checkered flag. Miss one, you miss a session...miss it another time you are going home.
That sir is a wonderful plan! Nicely done.
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      05-27-2013, 10:30 PM   #94
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I might need to make this a bit more clear. http://texastrifecta.com/track-events/track-procedures/ I need to work on some pictures. :-)

We will grid on the cold pits. People in garages can exit the garage and directly enter the grid (unless you'd have to back up to get there- in that case you must go around the building). Traffic will exit the track going between the event center and the garage building. Traffic entering grid will enter on the same road (as you are looking at the track from the paddock, the traffic exiting the track will be on the RIGHT, traffic going to grid will be on the LEFT). We are having volunteers that will manage the car traffic as well as the foot traffic that is heavy in this area. Late to grid will require you to enter the opposite side of the building. Getting to grid early will earn you a drive around the paddock penalty.

We plan to release cars from grid once the last car is around turn 11. We are not kidding about blowing checkered flag. Miss one, you miss a session...miss it another time you are going home.
Definitely wanna STRESS where the pit entrance is. It is easy to miss and there is not a lot of margin for error.
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There will be a lot of information stessed in the drivers meeting.
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There will be a lot of information stessed in the drivers meeting.
can people who are not driving in this event (spectators) go to this event?

if so, what do we need to do?

I am not registered, but have some friends driving and a buddy and I wanted to come by to check it out and spend the weekend in austin
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Yes. Show up.
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Easy enough

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I really hope they continue to offer track days in the future, driving my car on this track is on my bucket list
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If you have $25,000...you can have your own track day at COTA.
Actually I think it's 55K now.
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Actually I think it's 55K now.
Yup. They increased it from 24 to 36 cars I think. They will get it for awhile then the deep pockets will move on to something else.
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Actually I think it's 55K now.
Wait until Obamatracktime...or the Affordable Race Track act kicks in. We will be on COTA all of the time!
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I actually received an email on this, and it was 55k to rent the track which includes all of the staff.
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BMW USA is holding this event Friday afternoon. It's not a HPDE but it gets you and your car on the track for Zero.

https://www.bmweventplus.com/register.cfm?eventID=302
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Bad ass day!!! COTA was amazing, a bit of confusion in the morning, but rapidly fixed in the afternoon which turned out to be a great day. The "Killeen" did not happen today!
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Like I predicted...BMWCCA kept things on track and off the fences and barriers. Great job, I think all but two racers brought there car home without major body damage. One blown engine on track and a diff spill in the paddock. Looked like an otherwise flawless weekend!
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