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      01-25-2020, 06:24 PM   #11265
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What about BIR?

Also, once you're at RA, you can also continue south a little bit farther and hit up the other big Midwest ones like Autobahn, Blackhawk, Gingerman, Grattan, and Putnam. Might be able to plan out a two-week road trip to sample them all?


BTW, COTA was just repaved earlier this month. I agree that it's expensive but worth doing at least once. You are getting a world-class facility with air conditioning, beautiful garages, a decent cafe, etc. Again, if you're going to make the trip, parlay it with some other sightseeing and tracks like Eagles Canyon, MSR Cresson, MSR Houston, TMS, etc.
BIR is the home track, about 2 hours away. There's just not enough events there to work with my schedule but it might be better this year. Also something like Autobahn Country Club being built a short drive away from my home but they aren't so clear on the timeline of when the track is actually going to be completed.

I might try to drive to Houston this summer to add a track day before going on vacation with family. Looks like it's too early for events being listed in August so I'll keep an eye on it.
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      01-25-2020, 06:35 PM   #11266
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I'm from Wisconsin. Road America is a fantastic track. I have been there many times but have never driven on it - definitely something I would like to make happen!
I'm planning on the Badger Bimmer Road America event in October but that's about 10 years away. I've been practicing on Forza Motorsport 7 and I'll probably get AC2 if I don't already have it. Should be a good time.
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Nice rotor send lol


A gtr just sent it with his ap j hooks and the rotor exploded

R.i.p GTR
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      01-26-2020, 12:27 AM   #11268
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Nice rotor send lol


A gtr just sent it with his ap j hooks and the rotor exploded

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that bad, huh? did it just rip the control arms off on the way out or what?
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Nice rotor send lol


A gtr just sent it with his ap j hooks and the rotor exploded

R.i.p GTR
that bad, huh? did it just rip the control arms off on the way out or what?
I this the rear rotor went and probably locked up the back wheel
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Feel so bad for the owner , hopefully he's ok
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Damn. Anything can happen at the track. I hope he is OK.
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I'm from Wisconsin. Road America is a fantastic track. I have been there many times but have never driven on it - definitely something I would like to make happen!
I'm planning on the Badger Bimmer Road America event in October but that's about 10 years away. I've been practicing on Forza Motorsport 7 and I'll probably get AC2 if I don't already have it. Should be a good time.
The Badger Chapter event is great. Perfect time of year in the past. It was usually on the last weekend of September. Not sure how Oct will be.

Be sure to have good brake pads and a spare set. This track can be very hard on brakes.

Oh...be prepared to spend about 50% more in fuel. It's a stupid fast track with a lot more time full throttle.
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      01-27-2020, 12:53 AM   #11273
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R.I.P Kobe
My hero gone on the same day a year ago I lost my dad.
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      01-27-2020, 11:17 AM   #11275
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R.I.P Kobe
My hero gone on the same day a year ago I lost my dad.
Sorry to hear about your father.

I'm not into sports, but it's always sad when families suffer a tragedy like this.
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      01-27-2020, 12:32 PM   #11276
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COTA may be the best choice but it will be expensive, and probably with limited space.
(And it rains a lot.....)
Yes, I dealt with rain on my last visit
NYST is available for renting.
I am checking the fee for two days mid week late summer to get an idea.

We should rent NYST and spend two days driving E92 M3 in circles
I can secure Sep 24/25 for a private 2 days.
The track comes fully staffed and we just need to show up.

What would be the best way to gage interest?
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I'm sorry to hear about your dad. That sucks
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Congrats ThunderMoose on your TT3 win this weekend at MSRH!
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Congrats ThunderMoose on your TT3 win this weekend at MSRH!
Thanks. I needed one more car for contingency.

Kind of a mixed bag. I was really hoping to put down a 1:38 this weekend. My best is a 1:39 and I feel like I have progressed as a driver, but was stuck in the 1:40's.

I lost my diffusor Friday and broke a radiator mount. I zip tied radiator and it held up well.

Sorry I wasn't able to say hello. I walked by a couple of times but you always looked pretty busy.

I have looked at my data and had a friend look at it as well. Several places to find time. Unfortunately I only drive the track once a year and in a different direction each time.

Congrats on Comp School. Have fun in March. Cresson is one of my favorites but I won't make it this year.
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I've run RBF, SRF, and Endless.

Rbf was just garbage. SRF is great but sometimes pedal feel was squishy. Something about low compressibility about the fluid. Endless hasn't given me issues so far.
Which RBF? There's a difference between the 600 and 660 and I've not had an issue with 660 even after overheating the stock brakes. I drain the calipers after every track weekend so that helps.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg9dIhVBizb

Things like that aren't doing any favors for the fluid either.
Lol I was lazy. Those were the seals going. I rebuilt afterwards anyways with the springs.

But fluid and pedal were rock solid even with that.
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Maybe spring 2021? We could always coerce speeddistrict to do a private day.
Shits gonna be like $2000 then lol
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I've run RBF, SRF, and Endless.

Rbf was just garbage. SRF is great but sometimes pedal feel was squishy. Something about low compressibility about the fluid. Endless hasn't given me issues so far.
Which RBF? There's a difference between the 600 and 660 and I've not had an issue with 660 even after overheating the stock brakes. I drain the calipers after every track weekend so that helps.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg9dIhVBizb

Things like that aren't doing any favors for the fluid either.
Both. Then I went to srf. Never went to rbf again.
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