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Old 10-12-2005, 12:47 PM   #11
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Look no further than SVTOA. You can't beat the price and the amount of seat time in your own car. The Michigan chapter alone has put on 4 events this year at Waterford Hills, Gingerman, Putnam Park and Autobahn.
The Michigan chapter was very light on classroom instruction at Putnam Park where I instructed but at all of the National SVTOA events you get excellent classroom instruction catered to the novice driver. Roughly 50% of our attendees are first or second time students so the intimidation factor of being a rookie is minimized.
The next event is a co-sponsored event at Mid Ohio October 21st - 23rd with the Ohio SAAC Club.

The information to register follows.

Join us for the NW SAAC / SVTOA event at the spectacular Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH, Fri - Sunday, Oct 21 - 23. This is a joint event between the NW Ohio SAAC club and the Pittsburgh SVTOA Chapter. As such, we WILL be running a scaled-down version of our SVTOA On Track Performance Driving Clinic within the overall structure of the NW Ohio SAAC club.

On Sat & Sun ONLY, we will have classroom sessions and be bringing a crew of our highly-enthusiastic and dedicated SVTOA in-car instructors. Mid-Ohio is a technically demanding and rewarding course to drive. The classroom sessions and in-car instructors are HIGHLY recommended for the Beginner and Novice participants and will cost you nothing extra!

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* This event is limited to 80 vehicles per day and is open to ALL MAKES AND MODELS.

Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. To register, contact:

Rod Harrold
Phone/Fax: 330/497-9683
Ohio SAAC Region Inc.
6985 Leigh Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720

If you WANT AN INSTRUCTOR and want to participate in the classroom sessions, you MUST write-in "Instructor requested" on your registration form.

Cost is $185.00 / per day.

Please don't hesitate to contact Rod or me if you have any questions about the event.

See you on track... at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course!

Jeff Lacina
Lead Instructor
SVTOA On Track Performance Driving Clinics
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:52 PM   #12
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i would also recommend nasa which may run in your area..i will seems that in your area there are a lot of fairly inexpensive track days w/o instruction also, so after some "tutored" weekends, you can work on what you learned from the instruction. try .and nasa was just at grattan last weekend

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Old 10-12-2005, 01:36 PM   #13
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Ya know, I was thinking about driving down south this winter to attend 1 or 2 of these to stay fresh in the off season...

And of course have a ton of fun!
Don't waste another minute waiting on parts, or anything else. Just get out there and start racing! You will suck at first, and you will be slower than many other cars, but the only thing you will regret is not starting earlier...
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its a haul but the season at vir starts mid february....mid month its thscc track weekend, the next nasa with races and hpde' part is that this is done on the prettiest track in the east..vir full configuration...3.27 miles, really 21 turns, not the 17 they say and 130 feet elevation change....the corkscrew is on a par with laguna sega's...
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