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Track Day Cancelled

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by Brigitte, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Brigitte

    Brigitte Guest

    Jan 16, 2004
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    4/29/04 "Livin' on the Edge" Track Day is cancelled.

    Be on the look-out for a new date coming soon!

    This gives you time to get your cars prepared.

    Brigitte Sieracki, Event Coordinator

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    gitte@fxperformance.com

    My direct office number 310-892-3105 Mon-Sat 7-7 PST

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  2. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    I KNEW you would chicken out!

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  3. Brigitte

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    Jan 16, 2004
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    Amazingly enough I found myself all alone in wanting this track day...go figure?

    I would have taken my Volvo up and went laps. What in tar-nation happened to you all?

    ...looks like I'm surrounded by 'chicken outers'...hmmmmmm...no bragging rights here. bbboooooooookkk, bock bock bock ba goockkk!!!

    !We need a thread needed labeled "Excuses to Go to Track events".
    I double darth dare ya.
     
  4. George H.

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    Hey, you weren't ALL alone! I was in . . . but where's everybody else?
     
  5. Brigitte

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    Well I don't have a ferrari so I should maybe take a moment to think what I want to say here. Um...hmm hmmm...ummmm...oh, okay...Ferrari Ownerrrsss is different from Ferrari Driverrrsssss? ;) I'm a driveerrrr and when I buy my F car in 2006 I'll prove it.

    Next time I should invite Ferrari Driveerrrsssss ah-ha, lookie I'm catchin' on!!!

    Really, I do think you guys are great, but, we should really attend a track day together, who's with me? name the where and when.
     
  6. Brigitte

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    'Chicken Little' Hero, for not being afraid to put yourself on the track!
     
  7. Ron

    Ron Formula Junior

    Dec 23, 2002
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    LA
    Hi Brigitte,

    I took my car to the track (Willow Springs) the weekend of March 13-14. While I had a lot of fun and learned a lot more about driving fast, it convinced me that I would not do that again in my Ferrari for 3 reasons.

    1. There was way too much stuff (bits of tires, pebbles and whatever) flying around. I came away with many black marks all over the car from rubber flying around and came away with two huge rock chips in the A pillar on the passenger side. If either of those stones had been an inch to the right I'm sure my windshield would have shattered.

    2. I saw a new BMW 540 roll over several times between turns 8 and 9. The car was totalled. I saw several other cars spin out and go off the track including a newer Porsche 911, a Porsche Boxster, another BMW 5 series and a couple others. I don't want to take the chance of severely damaging this car.

    3. I didn't like the kind of wear and tear on the tires, brakes, engine and transmission that happens at the track.

    On the other hand, the experience convinced me that I want to do it again (just not in my Ferrari). I am going to sign up for some track driving classes. I am also exploring buying or building an actual race car to take to the track. This seems to me to be the way to go. I can have the thrill of the track, improve my driving skills and not worry about the damage that always takes place out there.

    Thanks for putting these on. I will join you when I have that race car to bring.

    Best regards,

    Ron
     

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