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Ferrari Challenge at Circuit of the America's March 2019

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Which day would you prefer to leave?

  1. Friday Mid Day 11-1p ish

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  2. Saturday EARLY like 7am-ish

    3 vote(s)
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  1. SAFE4NOW

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    #1 SAFE4NOW, Feb 7, 2019
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    Who: Ferrari Chat Members ( FCA Members Too! )
    What: Group Event for Ferrari Challenge at COTA
    When: Saturday March 9th 2019
    Where: Circuit of the America's ( Duh )

    Etc: Would anyone be interested in a group event to either head down together for a little drive to COTA Saturday morning? Then depending on what the level of interest is, head to VIP for food and drinks, walk the paddock, and get a few laps between sessions?

    I am thinking maybe take the "back way" to COTA https://goo.gl/maps/eiUo4T8pdX42
    ( don't worry, it will not take as long as the map says it will )

    Ticket options maybe ... $150.00 for Paddock access , some laps, Ferrari corral or a higher $$ option for VIP access, Paddock access, laps, parking corral ,etc...

    To be discussed ..


    #### INFORMATION ADDED IN Post # 7 below ####


    Steve
     
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  2. ross

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    hi steve.
    i could be interested in this, but coming from houston...
     
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  3. Fort Worth 360

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  4. VAF84

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    Potential interest here, just depends on work. please keep me in the loop.

    I'll be coming from Houston, so maybe I'll pick up the car on my next visit home to Austin so I can drive it back to the event with a group leaving the Houston area. I've got a buddy with a 458 in Houston, I'll mention it to him too.
     
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  5. SAFE4NOW

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    Excellent, I nominate you to be the drive leader from Houston area ( LoL )


    More info to follow !!


    S
     
  6. bupilot

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    Interested, maybe joining the pack in Evant. Would be coming from outside of Waco.
     
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  7. SAFE4NOW

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    #7 SAFE4NOW, Feb 8, 2019
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    Ferrari North America just put this out there -

    Passione Ferrari

    Experience Ferrari Challenge from an all new perspective with Passione Ferrari. Begin your weekend with a rally from your local Ferrari dealer, joining other Ferrari enthusiasts on an exciting route or meet directly at the circuit at your leisure. Upon arrival, you will be directed to the private Passione Ferrari section of the Ferrari Corral conveniently located in the Ferrari Challenge Paddock. From here you will be guided to the exclusive VIP Passione Ferrari hospitality suite where you will experience exciting views of the pit lane and front straight while enjoying a premium dining experience.

    Throughout the weekend you will have the opportunity to register for a number of unique experiences*:

    - Guided grid walks just before the green flag
    - Exclusive talks from Ferrari Challenge drivers and crew
    - Photo safaris which will provide photography enthusiasts with up close access on the track usually reserved for media (Subject to availability)
    - Parade lap of the circuit (reserved for Passione Ferrari rally participants)
    - Lap the circuit with your Ferrari in a structured lead/follow environment**

    In addition, you will receive an invitation to the exclusive Ferrari Challenge reception where you will be able to mingle with the drivers and other Ferraristi.

    Space is limited so please sign up today: https://fnaevents.ferrari.com/event/COTAChallenge2019#info

    Pricing for this exclusive experience is $600 per person.

    ‘* Experiences are subject to change and availability is limited to a first come, first serve basis. Registration for events will take place within the Passione Ferrari hospitality upon arrival.

    ‘** Owner lapping is reserved for Ferraris F430 and newer. All vehicles must be inspected by an authorized Ferrari dealer prior to participation.


    Passione Ferrari Rally

    Experience the excitement of a Ferrari Challenge weekend with the Ferrari Club of America! Begin your weekend with a rally from your local Ferrari dealer, joining other Ferrari Club members on an exciting route to the circuit. Upon arrival, you will be directed to the Ferrari Corral conveniently located in the Ferrari Challenge Paddock. From here you will be free to experience the world of Ferrari Challenge up close with full access to the paddock area and also be invited to participate in the official Passione Ferrari parade lap around the track. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday in the official Ferrari Challenge catering area where you will be treated to an array of authentic Italian cuisine and coffee.

    Space is limited so please sign up today: (Link coming soon)

    Pricing for this exclusive experience is $100 per person.
     
  8. SAFE4NOW

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    I added a poll to help with planning what day to leave - you may vote on one day or both if it doesn't matter to you!

    The drive would be leaving from Boardwalk Ferrari Plano Texas , though ANY FCA Member or Ferrari Chat member may join up along the way.
    AND/OR
    Meet the group in Austin

    Whatever works best for you!

    S
     
  9. SAFE4NOW

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  10. timwu12

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    Why is lapping only allowed for 430 and newer cars?


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  11. SAFE4NOW

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    I will ask / confirm ASAP!

    I am happy to have ANY Ferrari be a part of the drive and other festivities !

    S
     
  12. cycloneGTS

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    I was wondering the same thing. I swear my car doesn't have any leaks ;)
     
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  13. future328driver

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    Steve, is this gong to be just a 1day event, or for both Saturday and Sunday. And what's the deal with the "430 and newer" limitation on lapping?
     
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  14. SAFE4NOW

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    Weekend event ( Saturday and Sunday )

    F430 is for lead and follow lapping session , the parade lap appears to be open to all Ferrari's

    I have asked for clarification and will reply ASAP.

    Please do not let that be the determining factor for coming down with everyone! The Drive down will be more exciting I'm sure!

    The Saturday night event will be a lot of fun as well as the un-official dinner Friday night.

    More details to follow...

    S
     
  15. SAFE4NOW

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    #15 SAFE4NOW, Feb 9, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019 at 7:54 AM
    If we drive down Friday , we will get there in time to check in to our hotels. Then I would assume / suggest we take a short drive down to Lockhart Tx for BBQ Friday night. Then make it to the track Saturday morning, get into the Ferrari corral , participate in the Parade laps, and enjoy the full day!

    When you go to: https://fnaevents.ferrari.com/event/COTAChallenge2019#info you have the option of purchasing Friday , Saturday, or Sunday only passes.
    My suggestion is to buy the Race Days Pass ( Saturday & Sunday ) unless you are going to drive back Saturday evening... then just get the Saturday pass.
    There is a Saturday night Ferrari Challenge reception to be considered , that is included when you purchase any of the VIP passes listed above. **

    I have been asked to confirm if the $100.00 pass gets you into the VIP Area for meals or if it is a stand alone area for $100.00 pass holders for meals.

    ** NOT included with the $100.00 pass


    FWIW , already up to 7 Ferrari's for Friday drive down from Dallas!

    Jim, Rob, Greg think the 3x8's can make it to Austin?????

    S
     
  16. SAFE4NOW

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    Leaks only make it more interesting for those behind you!!!!


    FWIW, it MAY be a liability thing... what IF a Dino is allowed on track and accidentally drops oil on track, then the challenge races are delayed , and the added expense for clean up that COTA charges... MAYBE that has something to do with it... Dunno..

    S
     
  17. Rob Lay

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    hmm, that is the start of Mia's Spring Break, we're still trying to figure out what we're doing that week. I would 100% be in if this was for a pro race weekend.
     
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  18. SAFE4NOW

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    I have been told as of this morning , that they adjusted to include 360's as well !

    S
     
  19. SAFE4NOW

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    So, now that they are allowing 360's that means you have signed up, yes???? !!!!

    S
     
  20. Rob Lay

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    the 328 ran quick at Homestead, faster than some of those quarter million dollar Ferraris, but I did boil the brakes about had a parking lot incident when pedal went to the floor. :D
     
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  21. SAFE4NOW

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    Pre-Lim schedule for Challenge Weekend!
     

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  22. Chewys5

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    I am 90% in!! Anything Steve does is amazing !!
     
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  25. SAFE4NOW

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    Still un-official, though I can confirm that I will be leading a drive starting at Boardwalk Ferrari on Friday.

    Official list and Details to follow

    And you are more than welcome to tag along, I will share the route , if you want to jump on when we come though Ft Worth!

    S
     
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