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Old 06-30-2007, 01:38 PM   #5
shlbygt
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The Shelby is a garage queen now that prices have skyrocketed. The track SVO is waiting for me to install the new motor and the other SVO only has 5800 miles so it doesn't see any long trips or road courses. Particularly since it has 21 year old Goodyear “Gator-rocks” on it, they weren’t very sticky when new.

Blue masking tape is good to bring for numbers and such. Taping headlights and fog lights isn't really necessary, but things can fly up at you. Some people tape and some don't.
It is too bad you aren't coming to run on Sunday. By missing the first day (or third day if running with SAAC) you will be behind everyone else on the track learning curve, especially since it will be your first time on a road course. That 4.5 mile course has a ton of turns to remember. We run into a similar situation when novices share a car and run group for the weekend. By the end of the first day most people are starting to “get it” while the run group sharers are back to where everyone else was at lunch time.
Just remember to not drive like you are autocrossing. Smoothness is the name of the game while on track.
Here are a couple of videos that show a decent line.
East Course
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF0FMnrKans
West Course
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STOpeGbxMjk
Full Course
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWBJCsZcrXc

See you there.
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