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      03-28-2013, 02:05 AM   #23
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Those dust clouds can be scary. The weekend before at the CCA event a guy in front of me put two wheels off after the bowl. It created a huge cloud of dust that I went into Days Of Thunder style. It was completely blind for what felt like an eternity. I didn't want to brake hard because there were cars behind me, but there is a hard braking zone right after the bowl. Didn't know what to do so I eased off the throttle and tapped my brakes a few times hoping my brake lights would show through. Once the dust cleared I had to slam on my brakes to avoid the guy who had the off. Scary!
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Sure was!! I believe one of your buddies (Mr Kang) was my instructor for the day. See you at the next event, hopefully Fontana in May.




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That track looks like a blast. All the dust you have out west ...

You make some craazy steering corrections ...

Thanks for the vid (and nice suspension ).
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The insurance is more than the track days!!!
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So is crashing your car without insurance.
Both are correct!

I pay $400 each track day for insurance. You gotta pay to play.
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wow close call in that video! Glad everyone made it out without damage
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Both are correct!

I pay $400 each track day for insurance. You gotta pay to play.
Hey, OC3, how much would you be out if you paid $400 extra for every track day? Probably have a spare E90 paid for by now?

Track insurance is a great idea for the casual/occasional visitor, but (imho) most people would be better off throwing that money at:
1) a dedicated track day they can write off/afford to repair easily, or
2) into an investment account.

Remember you are also out a 10% deductible through those insurance claims, so you have to do a lot of damage to break even. Obviously that's why they call it "insurance" and everyone should calculate for themselves their acceptable risk
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Hey, OC3, how much would you be out if you paid $400 extra for every track day? Probably have a spare E90 paid for by now?

Track insurance is a great idea for the casual/occasional visitor, but (imho) most people would be better off throwing that money at:
1) a dedicated track day they can write off/afford to repair easily, or
2) into an investment account.

Remember you are also out a 10% deductible through those insurance claims, so you have to do a lot of damage to break even. Obviously that's why they call it "insurance" and everyone should calculate for themselves their acceptable risk
Yeah I have no problem writing a check for the value of my STi so I won't bother with track insurance on that. But my M3 @ $75k purchase price plus $20k in upgrades would be a hard pill to swallow. It's not me I'm worried about...and that's exactly why I get the insurance
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Hah yeah, shelling out $400 per event for over 50 track days is a bit too much...
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Hah yeah, shelling out $400 per event for over 50 track days is a bit too much...
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Wow, that WAS a close one! Ryan must have been thinking, 'I can just walk away from this'
Got called out at the download meeting for this illegal pass in the point by group. OOPS
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Wow, that WAS a close one! Ryan must have been thinking, 'I can just walk away from this'
Ryan's motto is, when it doubt, floor it.


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That was my first offense, honest

Noob DSC off video to come!
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Ran a 2:07.4 with MDM on, and 2:10.4 with it off. The third clip was my cool down lap, last session of the day


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Ran a 2:07.4 with MDM on, and 2:10.4 with it off. The third clip was my cool down lap, last session of the day
Happens to the best of us Good for you for giving it a go! You'll make up that lost time (and gain more!) before you know it
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