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Old 12-18-2009, 04:23 PM   #21
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Looks like I will join the Summit Point crowd. I started going to Summit Point in 1991 with my dad to watch vintage racing. In 1997, as soon as I was old enough to get my divers license I did my first performance drivers school on the Jefferson Circuit with my BMW 2002tii which is long gone now. I’m most familiar with the Main track and have driven it many times with my dads late E30 M3 (great car!!!) and the most recent summit point experience was the Shenandoah circuit with the SVTF for an hour long unrestricted “parade” lap…..Very neat and technical track. Made me realize I need to upgrade my pads.

And the last track experience I had (not really an official track but close enough) was at the BMW performance center in South Carolina for the “M School”. All I can say is WOW unbelievable experience. Everything was top notch. Everything from the cars and instructors to the accommodations. Very impressed!

I’m planning on doing more driving events this upcoming year and would like to venture to more tracks. I’m going to make it a point to get to VIR since I have never been there. From what I hear and from what I just read in this thread its and awesome track. Looking forward to it!!
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:35 PM   #25
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Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT: This is a very fast track with not a single "conventional" corner...except maybe West Bend. All the others are either multi-apex (Big Bend), "throw-aways" (Left Hander), massively uphill (yup, The Uphill lol) or massively, gut-wrenchingly downhill (ummm, The Downhill...see a pattern here? ;) ). The new down-to-the-roadbed repaving job is glass smooth. The old surface with its concrete patches was teeth-rattling in a street car! This track should not be missed...a classic challenge. LRP is my "home" track and always going to be a favorite. Close to a dozen time trials and track days, and definitely more to come.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway: With the inside-the-oval chicanes it's a low speed lap with some definite challenges, but not a "scary" track. "The Bowl" is fun...downhill entry, uphill exit. This is not a horsepower track, especially when the oval turns 1 & 2 are not used. I told people I saw higher speeds on the interstate driving TO the track than I did see while driving ON the track lol. Love that New Hampshire "autobahn"...One SCDA track day, but I will probably skip it from now on.

Monticello Motor Club, full course: A huge, approximately 4 mile lap with elevation changes, corner combinations, all sorts of challenges for a thinking driver. There's little "conventional" about the layout here, as with Lime Rock. Many corners need to be "sacrificed" with an eye on nailing a perfect exit a corner or two ahead. Very little runoff room folks! Be very careful as there are few tire walls, and miles and miles of Armco, much of it quite close to the track. This is already a favorite in the making. One SCDA track day last year...more to come for sure.

Gingerman Raceway, Michigan: A former orchard or farm I believe...NOTHING to hit, period, done lol OK almost nothing if you consider the little bit of guardrail near Start/Finish. Much of the rest is just a wide track with acres of runoff, reasonably fast too. Too bad I likely will never be out that way again with a track car, but it was a fun and safe course. Two days spent in a Porsche Club of America "track day".

Streets of Willow, CA: This is sort of an oversized autocross course, with significant elevation changes thrown in. Not a major power track, as most straights are short...but tough to get right as the corners come up quick. Turn 1 is a bit of a nailbiter off camber uphill with the pavement dropping away just as you get into the braking zone for 2. Luckily the desert soil stops you damn quick should you go off course. The "big track" next door, Willow Springs, is on my agenda next time I visit the west coast. Two days spent in a driving school there.
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Road America
St. Louis Raceway Park
Gingerman
Grattan
Putnam Park
Indianapolis Raceway Park
Blackhawk Farms

I'm trying to just list the long tracks that we raced (125 ICC Shifterkart)

Nothing beats Road America, just ask the pro drivers.
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Nothing beats Road America, just ask the pro drivers.
I had an optomolgist who raced bikes professionally several decades ago, and he said--hands down--Road America is the best track in the States.

I've got dozens of track days at Road Atlanta...fun place. I was able to do a PCA school at Barber a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I only saw it mentioned once in this thread.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #28
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WOW!! Great replies already!!
I'm really jealous of shlbygt! 25 tracks!!!
WeeAsp and I have raced some of the same asphalt; 6 tracks in common!

So here's my list:
New Hampshire Motor Speedway (north chican south oval and north chican south chicane)
Lime Rock Park
Watkins Glen (short and long)
Road Atlanta
Virginia International Raceway
Mid Ohio
Nelson Ledges
Roebling Road
New Jersey Motor Sports Park, Lightning

I'll give my review and rankings later. Too damn much typing and not enough time.
Weren't you @ NHMS this past weekend?

I think my friend Dave was talking with you when I was on track. NHMS is a tough course to learn in 2 days..... I just had a miserable time dealing with turn 3! I would love to just spend a track day up there just driving the course with no traffic etc. I could not find a rythm there like I seem to have at Lime Rock on a good day. But heading into turn 1 @ 100MPH without using the brakes was lots of fun!

Check out my post in this forum to see how Dave handled my car in his race on Saturday. He claimed 3rd place in ITE!
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I've been to Miller Motorsports Park here in UT (MMP) I was hoping to run autoX on it but ended up out of town. the other was in a parking lot. I'm lacking :(
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Pocono- All three tracks.

South- a blast. Basically Nascar 1 (about 110 in the SVTF) and a bigh multi-apex infield portion.
East- Technical. T1's entry is rough and it makes it interesting. I caught a 'vette here.
North- Takes Nascar 3 backwards. High speed off of 3 and you dive into the infield very hot. Its a blast.

Goin to Monticello in September.
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