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TALLADEGA GRAND PRIX RACEWAY - Sat Sept 4

Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by Mike C, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Mike C

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    Current plan is to allocate 15 of the 20 spots for Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis, and the other 5 spots for other sports cars. We may adjust that as the event gets nearer if we still have room.

    We usually end up with a waiting list, so I suggest you reserve your spot EARLY! $179 for FCA members, $199 for non-FCA members.

    See also the other thread on this page at
    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21292
     
  2. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Wow, that's a great deal. Is this an open run event & how many hours of track time to you get?
     
  3. Mike C

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    If you and your car can stand it, you can be on the track for 5-6 hours!!! With no more than 20 cars, we'll get to drive ALL DAY without worrying about "run groups", putting 5 or 6 cars on the track at a time. Other than first thing in the morning, that usually results in waiting no more than 3-5 minutes before getting on the track when you're ready to go out!
     
  4. Zupra

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    If I had a Ferrari I would go :( And i'm only 12.
     
  5. STEEDA30

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    Mike,

    A friend of mine would like a spot if possible. He recently got his '98 Supra back and is interested in seeing how it runs on a road course with the new suspension goodies / cage. Last time was awesome! :)

    - Rick
     
  6. Mike C

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    He can request one of the non-Ferrari spots from Tommy.

    A note to all: Last time at TGPR we were a bit "flexible" on the helmets, as several folks (especially the non-Ferrari people) brought M-rated (motorcycle) or plain DOT-rated helmets instead of the proper SA-Rated helmets. If you're not sure, look inside under the headliner. You can see what the sticker is supposed to look like at www.smf.org/cert.html. This time if a helmet doesn't have the original SA-95 or SA-2000 sticker inside, you'll NOT be allowed on the track with it. You can get an SA-rated helmet for as little as $150 if you need one. See the notes at
    www.TradeTutor.com/tgpr/ for details.
     
  7. STEEDA30

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    Good post about the helmets, we will be properly equipped this time for sure.

    I'll contact Tommy and see what he says about the possiblity of getting one of the non-Ferrari slots.
     
  8. Mike C

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    One has already gone to a Viper...
     
  9. Tspringer

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    I want in!

    Ill sign up.... so hold me a spot if possible!


    Terry
     
  10. Mike C

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    Contact Tommy Cosgrove through the email/phone link info on the calendar at
    www.fca-se.org to make a reservation. Which car were you
    planning to bring?
     
  11. Tspringer

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    I sent Tommy an email. Ill bring the Daytona if Bo Pirkle has it done. However, Ill also bring the 911S and would probably drive it on track the most as its much better suited.

    Terry
     
  12. Tspringer

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    IS this event a GO ? Were planning a vacation and Ill plan around this if its actually happening, but need to know of if possible.

    Terry
     
  13. Mike C

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    Yes, the event is a GO. Tommy is already filling spots.
     
  14. GREENHOUSE

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    HOW MANY SLOTS ARE LEFT AND WHO IS COMMING. MY NON F CAR IS RUNNING BUT THE TR BROKE A BELT. IM BEGING TO THINK THE TR DOES NOT WANT TO GO TO THE TRACK.
     
  15. Mike C

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    Mike, there's room for the Lambo, call or email Tommy to reserve your spot.
     
  16. Siegel Racing

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    Mike, do you know how many spots are left now? I assume any appropriately fast car is acceptable?

    Thanks again,
    SS
     
  17. Mike C

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    I believe there are just 2 or 3 spots left out of the 20 (I'll call Tommy Cosgrove today at his office and confirm that). This late in the registration, yes, any sports car is welcome. They can contact me (contact info at www.fca-se.com) if they don't get an immediate response from Tommy and I'll get them in .
     
  18. Mike C

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    We will be having a short OPEN SESSION at noontime... your guests and visitors will be able to drive their OWN cars on the track if they wish for a $20 donation to FCA.

    Details are at www.fca-se.com/tgpr
     
  19. javid

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    I am interested in driving and have sent Tommy an email.
     
  20. Mike C

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    If you don't get a response from him by tommorrow (Wednesday) then give me a call
    (my contact info is at www.fca-se.com)
     
  21. javid

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  22. javid

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    Tommy got back with me, I'm all signed up. :)
    I'll see you guys Saturday. I'll be in a White Subaru STi.

    Javid
     
  23. Mike C

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    Great! Have you been to that track before?

    I'm sure Tommy told you to download a Tech Inspection sheet from www.fca-se.com/tgpr and have it completed and bring it with you...
     
  24. javid

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    Yes I was at Little Tally once with Siegel Racing for his HPDE School. I like the track alot, even though its pretty hard on the brakes. I've also driven Road Atl through Panoz School. Tommy got me the tech form and the liability form. Above I noted that an M-rated helmet won't do, which is fine. Are long sleaves required? Any other requirements I should be aware of?

    Javid
     
  25. Mike C

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    Long sleeves are preferred, but not required. Cotton on cotton blend pants and leather shoes (tennis shoes are acceptable). There's more info at
    www.fca-se.com/tgpr

    See you there!

    Mike
     

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