More track days at PIR

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by ndnguyen, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. ndnguyen

    ndnguyen Karting

    Jul 27, 2005
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  3. donv

    donv Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jan 5, 2002
    Portland, Oregon
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    Do you have to be a member of those clubs to participate?

    Or, do they have reciprocal privileges with FCA?

  4. $$$=SPEED

    $$$=SPEED F1 Veteran

    Aug 18, 2004
    Portland, Or. USA
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    Depends who's asking
    I heard you can join them but must ask. Remeber though, you have a target on your back as everyone wants to pass a Ferrari. Not sure if I want all those guys out there gunning for me. They might do something stupid. I heard their are up to 30 cars on the track at once too.

    I will go to Pro Drive days first and have Tony C as an instructor rather than other car club days for now

  5. stugots

    stugots Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
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    I have been out with the BMW guys a few times. A good bunch of guys that respect each other-

    I think I paid a non-member fee and if memeory serves it wasn't bad.

    A couple of my buddys were in novice and were very happy with the instructors that rode with them. Usually are 30+ cars in the novice class.

    Intermediate runs about 25-30 cars and advanced about 25ish-

    Since I spent about 2 days cleaning grass and dirt from the Z06 I drove last track day so I will not disclose the group that I was running with...

    If you want more seat time I think it is a good opportunity.
  6. Scotty

    Scotty F1 Veteran
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    Scotty Ferrari
    Almost every club DE day (in Portland) just requires that you are a member of a national car club. All of them accept BMW CCA or BMW ACA members, and I would imagine they would accept (and be delighted to have) a Ferrari driven by an FCA or FOC member in attendance.

    I attended the PCA event today (in my M3), but have been driving my 360 in assorted events this year. In general, everyone is respectful of everyone else. I have never felt like I was wearing any kind of a bullseye when driving my 360.
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  8. ndnguyen

    ndnguyen Karting

    Jul 27, 2005
    As others have said you don't have to be a member of a club to drive on track days of that club. You might have to pay a surcharge (about $30) to some clubs. I've driven with all the clubs and there's definitely no "target in the back" syndrome, at least as far as I could tell. Although my first few times driving a Ferrari (only), I did feel self-concious and tried to drive faster than my capability. A few loops or lawnowing trips cured that quickly. Most/all everyone definitely behave seriously, it's their necks and cars on the line too. One fun thing about driving with various clubs is a wider variety of cars you get to "experience" with.

    If you are a beginner or have driven only 2-3 times at PIR, I highly recommend the below two clubs. They are racing clubs and their schools include a 2-3 hours ground school the night before. The track portion is highly controlled and taught by accomplished racing drivers.

    9/23, 10/13:

    - Nguyen

    ps: Scotty, which run group was you in today? I was in a blue/yellow sport racer.
  9. Scotty

    Scotty F1 Veteran
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    Scotty Ferrari
    Nice--it was great watching you lap around. I ran in intermediate yesterday (it was the first day with my M3)--blue sedan. I had brake issues--so that kept my speed a bit more conservative.
  10. NataSS Inc

    NataSS Inc Rookie

    Jul 5, 2005
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    Boyce Goff
    I am hoping to finish my car up this winter as time allows. it would be nice to go to the track and run with you guys if you dont mind a non F car in the crowd.

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