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AZ to get Ferrari National meet in November 2019

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  1. Whisky

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    As far as Sturgis goes, I see a ton of them trailer their Harleys there, or a couple of hours
    away from there, then unload and drive them in... I don't see many ride their Harleys all
    the way there from SoCal, AZ, Fla, Conn, etc. I'm in Omaha.
     
  2. Nospinzone

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    I have never been to Sturgis and have always wanted to go. A couple years ago I was going to do the trip from Mass., but my wife really objected. I know I won't be able to do it this summer because we have other trips planned, but I haven't given up on the thought of it.
     
  3. Rifledriver

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    Been to Sturgis but never during the wanna be biker rally. Pretty country for a ride if you don't have to share the roads with Scooter Scum.
     
  4. Nospinzone

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    Brian, I hadn't heard that term before. Who exactly are "Scooter Scum"?

    (Hoping I'm not included in the defintion :D)
     
  5. Rifledriver

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    Dirt bags on motorcycles.
     
  6. GNALUZU

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    If you guys are on the fence about the track day at Apex Motorsport club let me help with the decision. Do it! I drove the track on Wednesday and it is really fantastic. It is both fast and technical with a variety of early apex, late apex and long sweeping turns. The only downside is the location, but even so, it is totally worth it.
     
  7. Nospinzone

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    Whew! My wife thinks I'm a little sketchy at times, but definitely not a dirt bag. :D

    Last year at Watkins Glen they had a "Taste of the Track" where you could go on the track with an instructor for 30 minutes. I didn't see it on the schedule this year, but it would be nice if they did that again.
     
  8. arizonaitalian

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    Why is the location a downside?
     
  9. GNALUZU

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    The track is in Maricopa, south of Phoenix. It is about 25 minutes from Firebird Raceway (if you are familiar with that) or about 45-50 minutes from the host hotel.
     
  10. arizonaitalian

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    thanks. I saw where it was and 50 minutes to a great track seems like nothing (we are spoiled here in PHX to have tracks in the city...where I've lived previously, tracks were a many hour drive to get to). So I was thinking perhaps you meant something other than just distance. Can't wait to try out that track...
     
  11. Rifledriver

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    Thats not that big a deal. When the meet was in Toronto, Mosport was quite a haul and even Watkins Glen is not all that close to Corning.
     
  12. GNALUZU

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    Well, i just wasn't sure if the distance would matter since some don't like to put miles on their F car. Of course, I should have thought it through that those who take their car to the track probably don't share that concern. :)
     

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