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Old 07-02-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Might be going road racing...anything I should know?

My friend invited me to a track day at Grattan here in Michigan, and I'm seriously considering it. I've always thought it would be a lot of fun...I enjoy AutoX, too, but my dumb ass sometimes gets confused with cones. I always thought it'd be more enjoyable if I could see a definite path instead of trying to analyze a sea of cones.

Anyway, I have an '04 SVT EAP. Wondering if there's anything special I should do for the event, like take seats out or cover up the headlights with tape, etc. Never been to a track day before, so I'm not sure what to do. What about tire pressure?

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Here is what you need to know...I need to be invited...lol I don't think many of us have participated in an actual race. I only speak for myself, though...
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You have AX experience. So, you are well on your way!

For additional tips, check out:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154628

It is a lengthy article(s), but I think it will answer most of your questions, including the ones above.

Let us know if we can be of more assistance!
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Here is what you need to know...I need to be invited...lol I don't think many of us have participated in an actual race. I only speak for myself, though...
Come on out! I think it's the 26th and 27th of July. I'll post here once I know more.
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damn thats awesome!

i wish i could go to some awesome tracks like that...

yes cover your headlights and fogs with blue tape...you dont want em ruined...
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the main thing is make sure your car complies with the required tech inspection and u have the needed safety gear.

second, make sure your brake pads are good, and you want to do a full brake fluid flush, with a high boiling point fluid (i use the Ford dot 3 (550ºF iirc))

third, change your oil

fourth, enjoy! i did my first track day last month and loved it. I have another in 2 weeks. I'm very excited
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