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      01-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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popped my cherry

my track cherry that is . I just finished my first day of driving my e92 M3 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, GA, and all I can say is I can't wait for the second day tomorrow
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      01-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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sweet! can't wait to pop mine too!
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my track cherry that is . I just finished my first day of driving my e92 M3 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, GA, and all I can say is I can't wait for the second day tomorrow


Now careful, you'll get hooked
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Welcome to the funny farm. It's addicting, and all downhill from here, but it sure is fun.
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      01-19-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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Now careful, you'll get hooked
oops, too late
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Awesome man congrats. You'll find that your first day might be a bit overwhelming but your second day will be much better. Let us know how it goes.
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      01-20-2013, 02:26 AM   #7
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Congrats! Yep, it's all downhill from here but it is a blast
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Yeah it's a total blast! Just be careful because usually the second day is where guys push it to far and end up well....be safe and have fun man!
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Awesome man congrats. You'll find that your first day might be a bit overwhelming but your second day will be much better. Let us know how it goes.
second day was awesome. My instructor moved me up a group from my starting one after the first session of day 2 , I know its still a lower group but it felt good to advance so quick and was nice to get confirmation I was making some good progress for my first time.

Running in the next group was better for several reasons, 1) the drivers were faster and I didn't get stuck behind people quite as much, 2) there were more passing lanes which not only let me work on passing people in more than just the long straightaway, but also helped me become more aware of other drivers (better ones) around me that needed to pass me, 3) i think i improved even more as the people driving with me were a higher skill level than the previous group and it pushed me to become a better driver as well.

All in all I had an absolutely fantastic time and have to say Roebling Road Raceway was a really fun track and the perfect one for me to start on with the abundance of run off room in the turns in case you make a mistake.
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      01-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #12
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Great news, glad you enjoyed it so much...GoPro the next one
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=/ I would really love to take my car out to a track event, but I'm scared shitless of crashing lmaoo. I know this sounds lame but I love driving, and I understand spiritual driving, but "race" driving is on a complete different scale. I would love to go to a track that has barriers that are FARRR away from the track road.

Do you have track insurance? And does anyone feel the way I do?

EDIT: realized I should probably invest in an instructor
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=/ I would really love to take my car out to a track event, but I'm scared shitless of crashing lmaoo. I know this sounds lame but I love driving, and I understand spiritual driving, but "race" driving is on a complete different scale. I would love to go to a track that has barriers that are FARRR away from the track road.

Do you have track insurance? And does anyone feel the way I do?

EDIT: realized I should probably invest in an instructor
You can and should buy additional track insurance. I'm on iPhone and can't see your location, but look for local CCA or Porsche club to see where they are going. Most events will start you out in novice group with instructor. It is relatively safe. Not tracking at all is safer, but it is infinitely more safer than trying to drive fast on the streets. I'd say go for it.
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Roebling Road is a great first track. No elevation, easy corners. Very easy track to pick up. That was my first track ever. I've been wanting to get back down there now that I have more experience under my belt.
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=/ I would really love to take my car out to a track event, but I'm scared shitless of crashing lmaoo. I know this sounds lame but I love driving, and I understand spiritual driving, but "race" driving is on a complete different scale. I would love to go to a track that has barriers that are FARRR away from the track road.

Do you have track insurance? And does anyone feel the way I do?

EDIT: realized I should probably invest in an instructor
Check out NASA HPDE events, they provide instructor that rides with you
and you drive at whatever pace your comfortable with learning lines etc.
Also the 2day M-School is a great introduction with their cars
and top level instruction.

I hear ya about the scary factor of tracks with close walls and barriers.
I'm planning to stay well within my limits when there is low margin for error.
Your not too far from Chuckwalla Valley Raceway which is an awesome track
with nothing but dirt to run off into.

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already signed up for my second event Feb 16&17 lol
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Were you able to get the exhaust on in time?
I certainly did thanks to the quick shipping of the seller . Thanks again by the way, the exhaust looks great and sounds just as good (i will probably want it louder before long and will need to find the xpipe). I actually got several compliments from some of the guys at the track. It has a noticeably deeper tone in the lower rpms
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OP... I totally understand where you're coming from in regards to being hooked on tracking! I did my first track event at Streets of Willow this past Saturday and I have to say that I can't wait to do my next track event which should be February 2nd!

Good luck with the new addiction and drive safe!
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OP... I totally understand where you're coming from in regards to being hooked on tracking! I did my first track event at Streets of Willow this past Saturday and I have to say that I can't wait to do my next track event which should be February 2nd!

Good luck with the new addiction and drive safe!
you too
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