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11-08-2007 10:31 AM
eventerke
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Originally Posted by MattMarks View Post
I do instruct with NASA Mid-Atlantic, though I'm not officially a "NASA Instructor". My experience has been that they will assess your experience and the organization(s) that you've run with in order to place you in a correct run group. It will be pretty apparent to the instructor if you've been placed in group 2, but belong in group 4. They'll get it straightened out in a couple of sessions. When in doubt, shoot the regions Chief Instructor a note ahead of time, and he'll give you a feel for where he thinks you should be classified. If you disagree - you can dialogue with him before the event.

Mid-Atlantic is running 3 or 4 weekends at VIR in 2008 -all full course so you'd have lots of opportunity to excersize your car. Also should be some CMP dates with the Southeast region as well.

When you're ready, the NASA Comp School is the best $300 you'll spend (ever!) on your car. It is truly mind-opening about what it takes to race, and how much you can make the car do that you never thought possible.

I'll be at VIR with my SF car (#111) in February, so hopefully we'll see you there.
Another quick question - Can I run my car in the NASA race school if it isn't fully caged? I'll be adding an AutoPower 4-point this winter, but that's as far as I plan to go with this particular car.
11-06-2007 11:28 PM
ckisner
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Originally Posted by DareDevil03 View Post
What exactly does it take to do this? I've heard of this, but never knew the restrictions.
see matt's cost break-down on his car. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=139271my costs were a little less since i already had my SVT and it was paid off. you can check out the spec focus website for all the rules http://specfocus.drivenasa.com/
11-06-2007 06:30 PM
eventerke
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Originally Posted by MattMarks View Post
I do instruct with NASA Mid-Atlantic, though I'm not officially a "NASA Instructor". My experience has been that they will assess your experience and the organization(s) that you've run with in order to place you in a correct run group. It will be pretty apparent to the instructor if you've been placed in group 2, but belong in group 4. They'll get it straightened out in a couple of sessions. When in doubt, shoot the regions Chief Instructor a note ahead of time, and he'll give you a feel for where he thinks you should be classified. If you disagree - you can dialogue with him before the event.

Mid-Atlantic is running 3 or 4 weekends at VIR in 2008 -all full course so you'd have lots of opportunity to excersize your car. Also should be some CMP dates with the Southeast region as well.

When you're ready, the NASA Comp School is the best $300 you'll spend (ever!) on your car. It is truly mind-opening about what it takes to race, and how much you can make the car do that you never thought possible.

I'll be at VIR with my SF car (#111) in February, so hopefully we'll see you there.
Great - thanks for the info! Hopefully I'll see you at VIR
11-06-2007 04:02 PM
ted7rns
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For a rental figure between $750 and $3000 for a weekend depending on what type of car you're going to rent and what you're looking for (just a car, full trackside support, strippers and trophy girls!?!) and what you agree upon regarding damage.
Strippers??? Leo has strippers with his rentals??
11-01-2007 04:28 PM
MattMarks The other easy/quick way to get licensed is to do the SCCA race school with your local region or Wash. DC region at Summit Point. You'll still need to come up with a car (many local racers rent theirs out), but they will take anyone with or without track experience, and at the end the weekend - presuming you don't hit anyone *too* hard, you'll have an SCCA license that NASA will honor. Most regions do a spring and a fall school. Cost is also around $350 or so.

For a rental figure between $750 and $3000 for a weekend depending on what type of car you're going to rent and what you're looking for (just a car, full trackside support, strippers and trophy girls!?!) and what you agree upon regarding damage.

Of course, a medical form (physical exam) is needed for either NASA or SCCA licensing. NASA is better as you don't get the "fingers". [bootyshak]
10-31-2007 09:03 PM
NASAspecfocus2
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Originally Posted by DareDevil03 View Post
Where at? That Might be a fun idea.
You may rent a Spec Focus racer from Leo Capaldi Racing. (LCR)

He is near Detroit MI, When you rent you get the car, all the prep, support before, during, and after the race. Go to LCR's web site or give Leo a private message.

You of course have to have a comp licence to race. If you want to do HPDE you would need to discuss your abilities with Leo. The cost would probably be the same as a race day. I would think you would be a Group 4 and /or TT type.

I rented from LCR twice this year. First in August for two races (NASA two race weekend) and then for the four days of the NASA National Championships. What did he say,? "I had the time of my life"

I'm hooked, and will be renting more days next year, 2008. Renting is a great way to see if you want to race and build your own Spec Focus.

spec Focus racing is competitive, and way fun.
10-31-2007 03:54 PM
MattMarks
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Originally Posted by WeeAsp View Post
That was awesome...

Foci look like they have trouble in "Madness" though. Of course, they were dicing it pretty well.

Cool video!
That's why I left my e-brake functional = reduces understeer on tight slow corners
10-31-2007 03:51 PM
MattMarks
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Originally Posted by eventerke View Post
Does NASA accept sign-offs and run group designations from other organizations, or at least from instructors that instruct NASA as well?
I'm seriously thinking about working towards a once-a-year race rental (maybe treat myself to the VIR weekend), running my car in HPDE's to work my way up.
Just wondering if I need to concentrate my experience in NASA events (my local club puts on great track events).
I do instruct with NASA Mid-Atlantic, though I'm not officially a "NASA Instructor". My experience has been that they will assess your experience and the organization(s) that you've run with in order to place you in a correct run group. It will be pretty apparent to the instructor if you've been placed in group 2, but belong in group 4. They'll get it straightened out in a couple of sessions. When in doubt, shoot the regions Chief Instructor a note ahead of time, and he'll give you a feel for where he thinks you should be classified. If you disagree - you can dialogue with him before the event.

Mid-Atlantic is running 3 or 4 weekends at VIR in 2008 -all full course so you'd have lots of opportunity to excersize your car. Also should be some CMP dates with the Southeast region as well.

When you're ready, the NASA Comp School is the best $300 you'll spend (ever!) on your car. It is truly mind-opening about what it takes to race, and how much you can make the car do that you never thought possible.

I'll be at VIR with my SF car (#111) in February, so hopefully we'll see you there.
10-08-2007 08:29 PM
eventerke Does NASA accept sign-offs and run group designations from other organizations, or at least from instructors that instruct NASA as well?
I'm seriously thinking about working towards a once-a-year race rental (maybe treat myself to the VIR weekend), running my car in HPDE's to work my way up.
Just wondering if I need to concentrate my experience in NASA events (my local club puts on great track events).
10-08-2007 09:42 AM
LCR
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Originally Posted by DareDevil03 View Post
Where at? That Might be a fun idea.
I think they took away some of my access here so I can not pm you but you can email me at tech@capaldiracing.com and I can forward you the info.
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