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08-07-2007 07:29 PM
twerpie1 Doug where's the video????
07-22-2007 03:48 PM
twerpie1 Video pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeez, think of it as an early birthday present to me!!!!!
07-18-2007 06:15 PM
WD40 I know...I know...
Maybe I'll get something loaded up tonight...after I mow the lawn.
07-18-2007 06:08 PM
focusedaddiction how bout that video???
07-11-2007 09:11 PM
WeeAsp
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Originally Posted by JohnMichael View Post
That's so freaking awesome, Doug...glad to see you didn't pull any 'Dougs'... j/k

I can't believe you formed a sentence that involved the words 'focus', 'passing', and 'cobra' in that order...that's crazy awesome.
Two Words: Shenandoah Circuit...

07-11-2007 07:57 PM
JohnMichael That's so freaking awesome, Doug...glad to see you didn't pull any 'Dougs'... j/k

I can't believe you formed a sentence that involved the words 'focus', 'passing', and 'cobra' in that order...that's crazy awesome.
07-11-2007 07:48 PM
shlbygt The SVTOA event was a blast. There weren't many cars on track and the track was so long you literally had the pavement to yourself. My car didn't care for the heat, altitude or gas though. It felt dead exiting corners or pulling down the straights. I saw ambient temps of 104 and intake air temps of 134+. I had to conserve as much speed going into the corners as I could because car responded to the throttle like a suggestion rather than a command. My studentís 07 GT500 on the other hand didnít care what the altitude was, the blower more than makes up for thin air. People complain about the weight and price of the GT500 but Iím sure they have not driven or ridden in one at speed. It is a very nice package.
Miller is a pretty technical layout that rewards you for getting a good line and keeping up speed. There really werenít too many hard braking zones except for the end of the 3/4?? mile long front straight. If you could screw your courage up to not lift entering many of the corners or figure out some corners with incredibly late apexes you would do well.
The facility itself is freakin' amazing. The garages along the pit wall had individual restrooms, AC, heat, regulated compressed air, water and I believe epoxy floors. Race control looked like something at Mission Control in Houston. Even the gift shop was huge and housed a museum full of historical Shelbys and Fords. The go kart track was a work of art as well. Someone in our group mentioned a price tag of $94 million for the facility and I wouldn't doubt it.
07-11-2007 06:42 PM
WeeAsp I don't care what anyone says...

Cobras don't want any part of their foci brethren..

They want to come tot he track with us, they better bring a lunch because it is going to be a LONG day !!!!

07-11-2007 06:29 PM
WD40
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I am glad that you got the experience and hopefully, you might have "caught the bug" enough to try some of our East Coast courses...
Oh...I caught the bug allright...enough people told me so after they saw my face.
East Coast though...that's a mega trek from here.

Here's a couple scans/crops of my 2 track photos I bought at the event.
1st one is flyin' around the track somewhere...still can't figure out exactly where though.
2nd one, I'm setting the Cobra up for a pass on the short straight leading to turn 15 "Tooele Turn".
This particular area was especially suited for the Foci.
Actually, it was one of the very few areas where I was the one getting pointed past for a change.
07-11-2007 05:57 PM
WeeAsp
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Glad you had a great time,
can't wait to see that video.... I want to do a track day soooo bad.
I love autocross too, but everyone i've talked to on most boards say there is NO comparison to an open track day!!
we need to make it to a redline time attack some day, like a G2G!!for next summer.
X2 Glad that you enjoyed it!!!

I didn't realize that the track was THAT LONG !!! That is awesome!!

I'm like you. I REALLY enjoy the big track stuff, but I will never be able to get out of AX.

Not that the big track isn't intense, but with AX, everything is so compressed in many ways it makes it more of a challenge.

The difference is the pucker factor...

"OH MY GOSH, I'M DOING 100 MPH IN THIS CORNER !!!"

I hope the tires hold. Did I take the right line....*puff* *puff* *puff*

I am glad that you got the experience and hopefully, you might have "caught the bug" enough to try some of our East Coast courses...

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