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Old 09-20-2011, 02:53 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Kal-EL428 View Post
Just want to make sure I am hearing you right, 10 track days? How many runs do you get each event?
Just to compare, I normally get 5, 20 minute sessions per track day.
It would be ~10 events or 18 to 20 days on track.

However, I just counted the events on my last set and came up with 13 events and 22 days.
May 09 Summit Point 1 day Shenandoah, 1 day Main Course in the rain.
May 09 Sebring 1 day
August 09 Watkins Glen 2 days
August 09 Calabogie 1 day
August 09 Mosport 2 days
Oct 09 NJMP 2 days
May 10 Sebring 2 days
May 10 VIR 2 days
May 10 Watkins Glen 1 day (A twelve hour event.)
August 10 Watkins Glen 2 days
August 10 Calabogie 1 day
August 10 Mosport 2 days
Nov 10 Road Atlanta 2 days Corded LF, the rest really thin.
Current set:
May 11 VIR 3 days
May 11 Watkins Glen 2 days
August 11 Watkins Glen 2 days
August 11 Mosport 2 days

I normally instruct, so I get to run in any run group and the events I attend at Watkins Glen and Mosport are 40 minute sessions for two of the three run groups.
I probably average 250 to 325 miles over a two day event. At Watkins Glen I've run up to 500 miles in two days when I got a student whose car broke on the first session of the first day. I can't remember how many I drove at the twelve hour event at the Glen.
Last year at Calabogie there was low turn out for the event, so the organizer made the day open lapping. They would throw the checkers every half an hour to give the corner workers a five minute break then resume. I did over 300+ miles that day alone. If they had fuel available on site it would have been more.
The car is a 2004 PWSC SVT EAP five door with the Bilstein coilover kit, a Torsen, stock brakes with Cobalt pads and 215-45/17's on 04 SVT wheels.

My friend in a 97 Cobra runs the NT01's as well and he ran the same schedule. He went through a set of tires over 8 events/14 days.
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