: nasa at summit point
02-27-2004, 02:15 PM
at nasa' may event quite a few foci will be out.its 5/21,22,23. its a race/hpde(high performance driving experience) wekend. four run groups from novice to race. five or six of the foci who ran vir together last nov. will be there. come on out. if you dont want to run, its free to get in.
02-27-2004, 05:10 PM
I'll ask this for others as well, What do we need to run, and what car prep do we need to do to go out on the track.
02-27-2004, 05:19 PM
I have a good friend who thinks he knows you, Bill Menges, I guy I have raced bikes with for years. He remembers you from the racer store, he says he is the guy that was friends with Terry and Denny, the tire guys, he remembers you having a step van with a small boat on top, and he said you would go up to Watkins and boat early before the race. The guy he remembers would be about 50 or so ( you are 52), Is that you he remembers???
Would have pm'd you, but that mailbox is full again
02-27-2004, 05:24 PM
any car can do it. a snell 95 or newer helmet is needed. there are usually plenty of loaners. i carry at least 2. cars need to go through a simple tech (can be downloaded from site-www.nasaracing.net) its obvious stuff. lug nuts tight?no leaking fluids, all movable objects removed from interior, etc. if there were enough interest i would be happy to do a "pretech" somewhere in central md. your shop? i have done race tech for emra and have a good idea what is needed. street tires are fine. in fact the less prepared a car is can be a good thing. then you get a feel for the track with a baseline. and when i say anything can go-i have seen lightning trucks,ss impalas and even an old rabbit convertible. if you run a convertible though, a roll bar is required. all it really takes is common sense and a desire to have the time of your life. and if not running, come out and join us. we are planning to have a major party sat night ala vir last november. as always-ridealongs welcome. god i am such a track whore- i want toget people hooked, like your local friendly crack dealer. keep in mind tho-track time is much more addictive.
02-27-2004, 05:43 PM
my barge weighs 10 tons and is about 40 feet long. no can tow. ill fix that damn box now.
02-27-2004, 06:16 PM
I think cyber-pimp would be a better title. I am the same way, its great to get people hooked, thats what I'm afraid of..lol
02-28-2004, 01:25 AM
How much does it cost to run?? It can't be free can it?
02-28-2004, 09:07 AM
you would need to join nasa,35 bucks-that includes a years subscription to grassroots motorsports. i run for free in exchange for instructing, but for non instructors its usually about 275 for the weekend. if that sounds expensive let me say that test days at summit (no instruction or classes) runs 195 for a day of 5 20 minute sessions.
02-29-2004, 06:42 PM
that is some crazy stuff to go running on a track....why does it cost that much? Maintaince fees for the road?
02-29-2004, 08:25 PM
That's way too expensive for me! I would like to go and watch a race sometime though.
03-01-2004, 08:30 AM
the sanctioning body needs to rent the track, provide safety and track workers and pay a big insurance bill. it can easily cost 25,000 for a weekend. most clubs are nonprofit, but need to cover expenses. its really not expensive-i saw someone mention a tune drag day at 20 dollars. how much track time do you get (10 runs equals about2 1/2 minutes?). at a nasa weekend you get about 3 1/2 hours on track, a private coach and about 2 hours of excellent class time. btw, instructors work for free in exchange for free track time and lunch.
03-03-2004, 01:21 PM
as of today, we have 6 foci registered for the may nasa event.
03-08-2004, 11:16 AM
ok-it looks like this i think-joe, joe volk, me, hal, simon, eric, brian. and some more to come. dfl is on the fence so far.