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Hazman
01-15-2007, 03:50 PM
Join the SCMC for some on track fun at Virgina International Receway (http://www.virclub.com/vir/). The event is a school with in car instruction where you can safely drive your car the way it was built to be driven. Here is a link to a track video of the South Course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rql603ydCCM). Here is a link to the track map and a turn by turn desciption of the track (http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Turn_by_turn_guide_to_the_Virginia_International_Raceway_track). Here is a MapQuest Link (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&address=4180+Pointer+Road&city=Alton&state=VA&zipcode=24520)for directions to the track.

The event is limited to the first 75 students/drivers.

Online registration (http://www.scmcstore.com/store/product.php?productid=53&cat=2&page=1&send_isJS=Y&send_browser=YNY|MSIE|7|Win32|Y|1600|1200|)is available here.

If you want to register by mail please download the registration form below. (See attached)

Please be sure to download the events packet below and read it before coming to the event. (See attached)

Lodging
The event hotel is the Sleep Inn & Suites (http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-US/html/HotelInfo?hotel=VA372) in Danville, VA. 434-793-6090 We have rooms reserved with special rates. You must tell them you are with the SVT Cobra Mustang Club.

There is also lodging available at VIR (http://www.virclub.com/vir/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=4&Itemid=45). Both the Lodge and the track suites are nice. The track suites are located on the North Course.

Additional Lodging and Restaurant Information for:

Danville, VA (http://www.virclub.com/guide/danville_area.htm)

South Boston, VA (http://www.virclub.com/guide/south_boston_area.htm)

Event Organizers/Registration:

Rick McNutt - Logistics - 1995 Sapphire Blue Mustang GT
Dave Stanfield - Registration - 1999 Rio Red Cobra Conv

Car Show Coordinators

Bill & Binky Dangerfield- Registration - 2007 White Shelby GT 500??
Rich Riley - Logistics - 1998 Chrome Yellow SVT Cobra Coupe

Tech Inspectors:

Burke Dawson (Lead Inspector) - 1997 Rio Red Cobra Coupe
Jeff Finkelstein - 1994 Black SVT Cobra Coupe

Instructors/Staff: (Group A)

Garry Talbert (Lead Instructor) - 1997 Rio Red Cobra Coupe
Ken Walder - 2000 Performance Red SVT Cobra R Coupe
Rex Lantz - 2004 Silver Corvette Coupe
Phil Saglimbene - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra Hatchback
Jerry Digges - 1990 Red Corvette Coupe
Sean Dennis - 1993 Black BMW 325i
Samuel Staggs - 1998 Laser Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Chris Retz - 2005 Yellow Corvette Coupe
Devin Cazin - 1995 Red BMW M3
Eric Hardcastle - 1995 Silver BMW M3
Rick McNutt - 1995 Sapphire Blue Mustang GT
David Phillips - 1994 Green Mazda Miata
Peter Calvert - 2005 Silver Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Rufus Ivie - 1990 Red Mustang 5.0 LX
Jeff Finkelstein - 1994 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
Richard Bagby - 1988 Maroon Mustang 5.0 LX
Scott Whitehead - 2006 Silver Mini Cooper
Michael Hauser - 2004 Yellow Porsche GT3
Terry Killian - 1994 Black Mustang GT (NASA AIX Car Non-Instructor)


Paid Participants:

Group B

Michael Harrison - 2005 Yellow Corvette Coupe
Bobby Byrd - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra Hatchback
Larry Bolton - 1997 Crystal White SVT Cobra Coupe
Tony Sorrentino - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Jim Boden - 1999 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Allen Mirse - 1996 Maroon Impala SS Sedan
Steve Childs - 1998 Bright Atlantic Blue SVT Cobra Convertible
Pat Madigan - 1999 Rio Red SVT Cobra Convertible
George Ciamillio - 2007 Yellow Lotus Elise S
Mike Smith - 2003 Silver SVT Cobra Convertible
Herb Smith - 1965 White Superformance 427 Mk III
John Pearson - 2006 White Mustang GT
Barry Scott - 1997 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Jayne McNutt - 2004 Corvette Z06
Fred Kelley - 1965 FFR Blue & Silver Cobra Convertible
Scott Leopold - 1996 Silver Porsche 911
Paul Mojica - 1999 Black Camaro SS
Phil Saglimbene Jr - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra Hatchback
Tom Griffin - 2003 Mineral Gray SVT Cobra Coupe
Mark Simons - 2005 Red Dodge Viper
Ken Neuhoff - 1990 Orange BMW 325i :thumbsup:

Group C

Debra Lantz - 2006 Silver Corvette Coupe
Brian Ledford - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Lisa Milstead - 1984 Black SVO Mustang Hatchback
Richard Kelley - 2003 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Lisa Kelley - 2004 Rio Red SVT Lightning
Rob Maurer - 2002 Electron Blue Corvette Z06
Jerry Duffey - 2003 Torch Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Troy Weber - 2000 Red/Silver Dodge Viper GTS
John Powers - 2003 Redfire SVT Cobra Coupe
Dan Barnhardt - 2002 Silver BMW M3
Shawn Stecker - 2002 Blue BMW M3
Jay McArdle - 2004 Titanium Superformance MkIII Cobra
Bill Reynolds - 2005 Blue Nissan 350Z
Jason Panciera - 1974 Red Porsche 914-6
Dennis Patton - 1965 Green Superformanec Cobra MkIII
Gary Fisher - 2004 Silver SVT Cobra Convertible
Colin Fabeny - 1995 Blue BMW M3
Vernon Banks - 2007 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe
Cline Hall - 2002 Blue Mini Cooper (NI)
Steve Rochefort - 1999 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
Jason Tower - 1997 Purple BMW M3 :thumbsup:

Group D

Karl Small - 2003 Torch Red Mustang Mach 1
Ross Small - 2003 Mineral Gray Mustang GT
Tim Durham - 2003 Silver 10th Anniversary SVT Cobra Coupe
Chris Anderson - 2004 Black Cadillac STS Coupe
Thomas Hart - 2001 Black Mustang GT
Dan Dyszelski - 2007 Black with Silver GT 500 Coupe
Dan Dyszelski - 2007 Black Z06 Corvette Coupe
Larry Ewers - 1995 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Robert Shepard - 2005 Black Mustang GT
Chris Mangino - 2007 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe
Ryan McMahan - 2003 Teal SVT Cobra Coupe
Barb McArdle - 2005 Silver Superformance Daytona Coupe
Walter Osborne - 2007 Blue 427 Roush Coupe
Thomas Bramblett - 1997 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Dave Olechovsky - 1997 White Mustang GT
Mike Monjot - 1996 Mystic SVT Cobra Coupe
Jay Finkelstein - 1994 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
Jimmy Lewis - 1988 Yellow Honda Prelude
Sam Drumheller - 1965 Blue FF Daytone Coupe
Terry Hardee - 2007 Black Porsche Cayman S :thumbsup:

Top 25 Mustang & All Ford Show

Jason Kirkman - 1997 White SVT Cobra Coupe

SCMC's Poll Results for "10 Laps at VIR (http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13605)" (Full Course..need 40 people to sign up)

Garry Talbert - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Jim Boden - 1999 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Jerry Duffey - 2003 Torch Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Mike Smith - 2003 Silver SVT Cobra Convertible
Vernon Banks - 2007 White Shelby GT 500
Tony Sorrentino - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Allen Mirse - 1996 Impala SS Maroon Sedan
Phil Saglimbene - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra Hatchback
Bobby Byrd - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra Hatchback
Woodard Jackson - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra "R" Hatchback
Peter Calvert - 2005 Silver Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Mike Monjot - 1996 Mystic SVT Cobra Coupe
John Pearson- '06 Mustang GT
Lisa Kelley - 2002 Red SVT LIghtning
Richard Kelley - 2003 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Ken Walder - 2000 Performance Red SVT Cobra R Coupe
Michael Hauser - 2004 Yellow Porsche GT3
Scott Leopold - 1996 Silver Porsche 911
Samuel Staggs - 1998 Laser Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Tom Griffin - 2003 Mineral Gray SVT Cobra Coupe :thumbsup:

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cobrabitn
02-19-2007, 10:49 PM
These are the track rules of which we will have to abide by. There are other rules but that is mostly for the club to make sure everyone abides by. These additional rules will be gone over with the participants during the Saturday morning event meeting.

We will have both on line payment and a hard copy registration form. Please be patient as we get the event registration forms made up, thanks.

cobrabitn
02-22-2007, 09:55 PM
List Updated! :thumbsup:

puzzle13
02-23-2007, 05:58 PM
Sent my registration and check today! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Larry95
02-23-2007, 07:40 PM
Mine went out yesterday. ;) Can't wait.

cobrabitn
02-23-2007, 10:21 PM
List Updated! :) This is going to be a big one! :thumbsup:

MidnightDave
02-24-2007, 11:58 AM
I see there's a Ford show, too. B/C I sold my Fox body and bought a MINI, don't want to crash the party...maybe I'll join the Miata guys, they're more my size these days! :baby:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y58/MidnightDave/114-1425_IMG.jpg

cobrabitn
02-24-2007, 06:55 PM
Dave,

The open track portion is open to any type vehicle not just Fords. The show is to get more members there that may not like open tracking but want to come out and have some fun, too.

You are going to CMP with us so you pay less than a member who isn't and you have priority status for this event. I wouldn't let the show stop you from going, especially since it just $275.00 for the weekend for CMP participants. Where else can you pay so little for VIR? Bring more minis with you and we'll try our best to keep you all in one group like CMP.


List Updated :thumbsup:

Cobra4me
02-24-2007, 11:51 PM
where can I get a regristration form I'm confused

cobrabitn
02-25-2007, 03:05 AM
You can get a copy in your club mail that was sent out the other day! You do read your club mail, don't you? :doubt:

JBoden
02-25-2007, 08:50 PM
The check's in the mail ! :D

Cobra4me
02-25-2007, 10:51 PM
You can get a copy in your club mail that was sent out the other day! You do read your club mail, don't you? :doubt:can someone in the club send me this email to Robk17th@charter.net

enabled
02-27-2007, 04:26 PM
Ok something sillly is going on here. Anyone have a direct link to the registration forms?

I cant find them. Im sure Im overlooking something simple here.

97ThunderBoltGT
03-01-2007, 10:07 AM
Hi:

I've been reading the posts on the SCMC website for a while and finally decided to register today when I saw the VIR event :thumbsup:

I have a couple of quick questions on the event: is there a way to register for just Saturday only? If so, how much would just one day cost? Second, is there a minimum age for drivers? I have a son who would be interested in attending as well... And, along with that, will there be instructors available?

Thank you very much! If the answers fall the way I hope they do, we'll join SCMC and sign up for VIR right after!

Warmest Regards,
Scott

cobrabitn
03-01-2007, 11:04 PM
Enabled,

Registration forms aren't officially out yet but should be shortly in a week or so.

Thunder,

If both you and your son are going you can sign up for one day each. Your son must be over 16 in order to run on the track. There will be instructors for this event just like our CMP event.

If you own an SVT Cobra or a Shelby GT500 then we welcome you to become an "official" SCMC member whether you chose to go or not go to our VIR event. :) We do not have forced membership, you can attend our events whether you are a member or not but membersip does have its benefits. :thumbsup:

97ThunderBoltGT
03-02-2007, 08:44 AM
Thunder,

If both you and your son are going you can sign up for one day each. Your son must be over 16 in order to run on the track. There will be instructors for this event just like our CMP event.

If you own an SVT Cobra or a Shelby GT500 then we welcome you to become an "official" SCMC member whether you chose to go or not go to our VIR event. :) We do not have forced membership, you can attend our events whether you are a member or not but membersip does have its benefits. :thumbsup:Hi:

Thanks for the reply! What would the Saturday-only portion cost per person for members? for non-members?

As for cars, I own a '97 GT with a Lightning engine in it :D and my son owns a '96 Cobra, so we'd definitely be interested in joining...

Thanks,
Scott

cobrabitn
03-02-2007, 10:23 PM
$155.00 per day per person with no discount for members or non members.

If you wait till June 14, 2007, it will be $180.00 per day.

List Updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-02-2007, 10:36 PM
$155.00 per day per person with no discount for members or non members.

If you wait till June 14, 2007, it will be $180.00 per day.

List Updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-02-2007, 10:56 PM
I'm working on a plan to run full course during part of our rental! :bounce: :thumbsup:

JBoden
03-04-2007, 07:36 PM
I'm working on a plan to run full course during part of our rental! :bounce: :thumbsup:

:D :D :D :D :D THAT WOULD BE COOL!!!

f8l-vnm
03-05-2007, 02:44 PM
I'm hoping to join you guys at VIR for this event.
Would it be possible to "tech" one car on Saturday and a different one Sunday?

cobrabitn
03-05-2007, 11:39 PM
Yes, we can do that.

f8l-vnm
03-06-2007, 02:11 PM
That would be great. I have to finish up a couple of things and I'll try to join up and get in before it gets full.

cobrabitn
03-08-2007, 02:42 AM
You can now sign up on line at:

https://secure.scmcstore.com/store/product.php?productid=53&cat=2 :thumbsup:

mojosvt
03-08-2007, 11:20 AM
Will we be able to pay for the full course on line?

Will running the full course pretty much be an extra 30 min of track time added on to the full weekend. Or will the people who don't run the full course miss out on 30 of track time? I am kind of up in the air, I really would like the experience of running the full course, but I will be new to VIR, and would need an instructor during that time period.

cobrabitn
03-09-2007, 02:41 AM
Will we be able to pay for the full course on line?

Yes, you will be able to pay for it on line.

Will running the full course pretty much be an extra 30 min of track time added on to the full weekend. Or will the people who don't run the full course miss out on 30 of track time? I am kind of up in the air, I really would like the experience of running the full course, but I will be new to VIR, and would need an instructor during that time period.


Yes, it will be an extra 30 minutes over your normal track time. You will not miss out on any track time as this is in addition to your daily track time. We will have instructors for you Newbies. This is my first time at VIR too, but I'm not going to let that stop me from running 3.2 miles for 10 laps! :bounce: :bounce: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-12-2007, 10:49 PM
On line store link!

https://secure.scmcstore.com/store/...ductid=53&cat=2

List Updated! :thumbsup:

BTTBSS
03-15-2007, 08:46 PM
Check is in the mail.. one Taxi for sure. I'd put another couple of coats of Zaino on it for the car show but it not a Ford, well the transmission sorta is....been hanging around you guys too long.;)

BTTBSS

cobrabitn
03-16-2007, 11:16 PM
BTTBSS,

Help me out here...is it Allen? Terry? ???? I can never remember all of your forum names but I know who you are if I see you. If I hear Terry Kehne, then I know everyone around him is rolling.. :rotf:

Add another SVT Cobra...

List updated!

cobrabitn
03-17-2007, 10:31 PM
I got your registration form today Allen!

List Updated! :bounce:

BTTBSS
03-18-2007, 12:49 AM
Tony;

I was going to respond but you figured it out. I got the wife to go for it by showing her pictures of the lodge and telling her it was a B & B in the mountains.
No honey that's not pit row its the short term parking lot....:thumbsup:

Allen aka Baad to the Bone SS

cobrabitn
03-22-2007, 10:20 PM
I got it right now Allen.

List updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-27-2007, 10:21 PM
Pat's bringing his Shelby Daytona Coupe kit car from Bawston... :thumbsup:

List Updated!

cobrabitn
04-05-2007, 01:28 AM
Add another Laser Red SVT Cobra Coupe to the list! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-05-2007, 11:48 PM
Looks like we're going to have different kinds of snakes there!

List Updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-08-2007, 01:13 AM
The events packet is now available so please, if you are already registered for the event, download your packet. It is in MS Word format so most everyone can download it. If you are having any kind of problems with the download, please post here and I'll mail you a hard copy. Thanks! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-08-2007, 02:29 PM
Add a White 2007 Shelby GT 500 and a Bright Atlantic Blue SVT Cobra to the list! :thumbsup:

psycho43142
04-21-2007, 10:23 PM
Paid online and since I'm going to bring the Cadillac does this allow me to be counted as a "taxi" also. :D


Chris

cobrabitn
04-21-2007, 11:41 PM
We'll put you in the "luxury" taxi class Chris! :rotf:

List Updated!

psycho43142
04-24-2007, 07:23 AM
Was the one link to pay for the full course? If so I can't get it to work.

Chris

cobrabitn
04-25-2007, 11:23 PM
The link for full course is not up because we don't have it 100% verified for Saturday evening. I'm trying to work on that because I don't think a lot of people would want to do it on Sunday evening since that is a "travel" day for many of us. I'll keep ya posted! :thumbsup:

BTTBSS
04-27-2007, 06:41 PM
Tony:


I'd vote for Saturday since by Sunday afternoon I'll be out of brakes and have
cord sticking out of whatever is left of my tires.:D

BTTBSS

cobrabitn
04-27-2007, 09:39 PM
I vote for Saturday, too but Kevin can't tell me anything definite till he gets the Cup Car event over this weekend...

I'll do my best to make it happen! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-30-2007, 08:19 PM
Add a Lightning and another Snake!

List Updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-04-2007, 12:12 AM
Add another Cobra coming out! :thumbsup:

List Updated!

cobrabitn
05-06-2007, 11:20 PM
Add another Shelby GT 500 and Z06 coming out to the event.

List Updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-15-2007, 01:13 AM
List Updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-18-2007, 12:03 AM
Another Snake in the pit... :)

cobrabitn
05-21-2007, 09:25 PM
Looks like MGW George is bringing out a twin turbo Porsche 977! :thumbsup:

JBoden
05-21-2007, 09:37 PM
Looks like MGW George is bringing out a twin turbo Porsche 977! :thumbsup:

Not fair - He need to cork one of the turbos :eek:

Hazman
05-21-2007, 10:51 PM
On this course he won't have time to get the turbos spun up! A good old V-8 torque motor is what is needed say maybe a 331 stroker in a '95 Mustang.:D ;)

JBoden
05-22-2007, 08:11 PM
On this course he won't have time to get the turbos spun up! A good old V-8 torque motor is what is needed say maybe a 331 stroker in a '95 Mustang.:D ;)

Gee - I wonder who has the stroker in a 95????? :eek: :rolleyes:

BTTBSS
05-23-2007, 12:17 AM
Rick;

Couldn't agree more, check it out. www.ellweinracingengines.com (http://www.ellweinracingengines.com) ERE#7

The taxi service will have a fuel tax surcharge this year ....:thumbsup:


BTTBSS

Teal Terminator
05-23-2007, 09:42 AM
Well I decided the new motor needed a good official breaking in so I signed up. :) Can't wait!!! I was signed up to do the full course back in Feb but then I had some motor trouble and had to back out.

cobrabitn
05-23-2007, 11:22 PM
We're glad you are coming out to our event. I'm sure you'll enjoy it a lot.

We also have two more people signed up besides you so this thing is starting to swing in the right direction. Is it time to go to VIR yet?? :bounce:

(A Columbia, SC, SCMC member and a Houston SCMC member. Looks like they are going to have a good caravan from TX after all. :thumbsup: )

johnbasf
05-24-2007, 05:47 PM
On this course he won't have time to get the turbos spun up! A good old V-8 torque motor is what is needed say maybe a 331 stroker in a '95 Mustang.:D ;)

LOL, I disagree.

How do you do Saturday only on-line? Thanks

cobrabitn
05-24-2007, 11:06 PM
Just sign up for two days and I'll adjust your payment for you John to $155.00.

Thanks!

johnbasf
05-24-2007, 11:11 PM
Just sign up for two days and I'll adjust your payment for you John to $155.00.

Thanks!

TY Tony

Hazman
05-25-2007, 09:27 AM
LOL, I disagree.
Come on now John, don't bust my bubble so quickly!!!!:(

MidnightDave
05-26-2007, 10:06 AM
Tony,

I've put posts on two NC MINI boards, and a NC enthusiast board to see if we can get a few of us out there, so you guys have something to swat at besides gnats and flies! ;)

You guys put on a great event and this is a great track, for me it's just a matter of convincing the wifey I should get off the porch and run with the big dogs--okay watch them go by...instead of spending time on our remodel.

I'm also rousting all my Ford buddies from Full Throttle Stangs and the like...

cobrabitn
05-26-2007, 01:45 PM
Thanks Dave! I really felt like I was in the middle of the "Italian Job" when you guys were out on the track. Makes me want to go out and get a Mini just to run with y'all! Daniel at work has a silver one and he hated he missed CMP but work is killer for him as he has to work every friggin night and that sucks!

I was hoping y'all would get enough cars just to have your own run group and everyone could watch y'all run track. All help is greatly appreciated and I'm glad y'all enjoyed our CMP event.

I hate doing events in the heat but I'd rather run open track in the heat then work in the yard... :rotf:

tomsgarage
05-28-2007, 10:49 PM
Still have room for one more?

cobrabitn
05-28-2007, 11:18 PM
Of course! Where have you been anyway? Missed you at CMP... :)

johnbasf
05-29-2007, 12:51 PM
Mine should be in the mail soon...

tomsgarage
05-31-2007, 10:10 AM
Lets see, where have I been, lets just say life got in the way for a little while! Was planning on being at CMP in March, but did not make it due to being in a car accident at the end of January! Fractured a couple of ribs, and they are finally healed up, I can say that the Ford Freestyle is a very safe car! I tried to avoid a Deer and wound up going off road and taking out a telephone pole. Should have hit the Deer! :mad:

Also my oldest son got married the 5th of May, youngest son in college, and daughter getting married in December! So the race budget has been dialed back a little bit! :(

I am working on being at VIR, after all Fathers Day is coming up and it would make a great Fathers Day Gift (hint to kids if they read this post) :bounce:

Hopefully I will have everything in place by the first of the week!

cobrabitn
05-31-2007, 10:47 PM
Sorry to hear about that Tom but glad you made it out okay! Maybe driving 100 plus mph on the track will be a remedy for your pain and withdrawals! :D

cobrabitn
06-02-2007, 04:02 PM
Add a Porsche GT3 and a Superformance Cobra to the list! :thumbsup:

johnbasf
06-02-2007, 04:34 PM
Mailed to you today...... :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-03-2007, 12:00 AM
Barb and Jay are coming to play! :rotf: Add two more Superformance Cobras to the list! :thumbsup:

Mailed to you today......

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-05-2007, 10:22 PM
Please note that there is a car show with this event and if you enter the show, you can do parade laps at lunch at no extra charge.

Also, they have a go kart track where you can run go karts for $30.00 a half hour or $50.00 for an hour. There is more to do here then at any other normal track you attend.

List updated! :thumbsup:

97Whitesnake
06-06-2007, 05:39 PM
just signed up... I'm hooked now after doing CMC!

cobrabitn,
I would like to do track time with my fatherinlaw like at CMP if thats fine?

cobrabitn
06-07-2007, 12:51 AM
No problem Thomas! Y'all can share sessions but I bet he'll want to get his own snake next time, huh?

List updated with another snake and another Porsche! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-07-2007, 10:27 PM
Looks like we're going to have several "Funky Chickens" at the event!

List Updated! :thumbsup:

TheSandman
06-09-2007, 08:27 AM
Tony, I posted info about VIR on Stangs unleased this morn.:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-09-2007, 10:05 AM
Thanks Vernon! :thumbsup:

Add another FFR Cobra to the list.... :)

98banana
06-09-2007, 05:12 PM
Hey Tony, since I can't PM you and can't send you an email through the forum, send me an email to tom@bananamotorsports.com so I can ask you a few questions about VIR...

Thanks

cobrabitn
06-10-2007, 12:33 AM
Tom,

I don't take forum PM because it would take too much of my time to open up numerous windows every time on got on the forums. Best way to reach me is though e-mail tony@svtcobraclub.com. :thumbsup:

P.S. My mrmach address will be going bye bye by the end of the year as I'll be on cable next week. :)

cobrabitn
06-10-2007, 05:22 PM
Add another Superformance Cobra to the list! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-11-2007, 09:47 PM
For those of you that wanted to know, there will be camping over the weekend. You will have to pay the track direct the sum of $50.00 if you are bringing in a camper or if you have a tent then it is $35.00. Again, you pay the track direct and not the club. As a courtesy, SCMC will be providing the overnight security for the weekend event.

About concessions...we will have to go to the North Paddock to get lunch but there a few vending machines at the south course tower for during the event drinks. Going to the North Course will allow you to have a wider variety of menu choices rather than just a couple. The track will shut down for 1 hour each day for lunch. Sunday's lunch time is a mandatory 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They also offer a $12.00 buffet in the North Course Tower if that interests you?

It will be hot, you will be hot, you will be sweaty and you will need plenty of fluids to keep you going. Bring plenty of drinks with you and food to keep your energy up. The club trailer is air conditioned, it will be on full force if you get over heated for you to take a break. We'll have some coolers of drinks ready for club workers but don't count on it all day long as it is difficult to determine how much is enough.

The event is filling up and try to remember the 14th is the last day for early registration, after that, the cost goes up $30.00 for the weekend and per day fees.

Remember that if you are in the car show, you can do parade laps during lunch as part of your entry fee.

List Updated!

:thumbsup:

BillHyco
06-13-2007, 11:02 AM
Add a lonely Nissan to the list. Cannot wait, however.

I am in run group "C". Does that mean I have an instructor or not? I know run group "D" has one till signed off.

Bill

cobrabitn
06-13-2007, 09:51 PM
Group D will have "mandatory" instructors all day Saturday and will continue to do so until they are signed off and approved by their instructor and then by our lead instructor, Garry Talbert.

Group C will have a "mandatory" instructor for no less than two run sessions on Saturday to get you better acquainted with the track. After that, it is between you and the instructor to determine if they should be with you longer. Most people in Group C have been to other OT events and have already been signed off but will still need some pointers to get around the track quicker.

Group B will not have any instructors assigned to them. If someone wants one in that group, they will have to request it and we'll do the best we can to get them one during the course of the weekend.

Group A - Instructor or highly skilled driver group

One of the reasons our events are popular is because of the amount of track time you receive during the course of the weekend. You will get 1.85 hours of track time on Saturday and 2.0 hours on Sunday. :thumbsup:

We do not care what type of vehicle you own, as long as it is safe then we welcome you to come out and enjoy our event. :) (We had a 350Z at our CMP event last year.)

cobrabitn
06-13-2007, 09:52 PM
Add another Cobra and another Mustang to the list!

We also have one show car entered! :bounce:

tomsgarage
06-13-2007, 09:54 PM
Count me in! :bounce:

And I just noticed, wish my car Happy 5th Birthday tomorrow :thumbsup:

BillHyco
06-14-2007, 09:10 AM
I was hoping to get some instruction time so that will be nice to have. I have ran north and south course a few times each along with full course. Definately need some pointers, never can learn enough. Looking forward to a GREAT weekend. I think we are even bringing the motorhome up so we can just stay there. See everyone soon!!

Bill


Group D will have "mandatory" instructors all day Saturday and will continue to do so until they are signed off and approved by their instructor and then by our lead instructor, Garry Talbert.

Group C will have a "mandatory" instructor for no less than two run sessions on Saturday to get you better acquainted with the track. After that, it is between you and the instructor to determine if they should be with you longer. Most people in Group C have been to other OT events and have already been signed off but will still need some pointers to get around the track quicker.

Group B will not have any instructors assigned to them. If someone wants one in that group, they will have to request it and we'll do the best we can to get them one during the course of the weekend.

Group A - Instructor or highly skilled driver group

One of the reasons our events are popular is because of the amount of track time you receive during the course of the weekend. You will get 1.85 hours of track time on Saturday and 2.0 hours on Sunday. :thumbsup:

We do not care what type of vehicle you own, as long as it is safe then we welcome you to come out and enjoy our event. :) (We had a 350Z at our CMP event last year.)

98banana
06-14-2007, 09:29 AM
Woohoo! Add a Honda Prelude being driven by a fine American Soldier! :thumbsup:

He's probably almost as talented a driver as his dad. :D

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

johnbasf
06-14-2007, 01:26 PM
Woohoo! Add a Honda Prelude being driven by a fine American Soldier! :thumbsup:

He's probably almost as talented a driver as his dad. :D

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nice!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-15-2007, 09:12 PM
List Updated! It'll be good to see Jimmy out there with Jay! :thumbsup:

98banana
06-16-2007, 08:28 AM
It's a great thing to see the second generation drivers out there. I'm looking forward to it. :thumbsup: And needless to say, Jimmy won't shut up about it. LOL!

johnbasf
06-16-2007, 01:55 PM
It's a great thing to see the second generation drivers out there. I'm looking forward to it. :thumbsup: And needless to say, Jimmy won't shut up about it. LOL!

:rotf:

cobrabitn
06-17-2007, 11:47 PM
Add another Superformance Cobra and another 99 SVT Cobra!

List Updated :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-18-2007, 09:35 PM
Here's what the shirts will look like... they will be colored Carolina Blue! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-19-2007, 11:05 PM
Car Show plaques!

Cobra4me
06-20-2007, 12:00 AM
dont look like I will able to do the track, but would be interested in the car show. Can I register day of show Tony??

cobrabitn
06-20-2007, 12:28 AM
Absolutely! and you can at least take your car out on the track for parade laps or catch a ride with someone! :thumbsup:

NJ2000R
06-20-2007, 12:50 AM
hey nice car! ;)

NJ2000R
06-20-2007, 12:51 AM
dont look like I will able to do the track, but would be interested in the car show. Can I register day of show Tony?? bring a helmet! :thumbsup:

tomsgarage
06-20-2007, 09:42 AM
Hey Tony, our youngest son is going to be coming along with me to VIR and wants to know if a SVT Focus can enter the car show?

puzzle13
06-20-2007, 01:16 PM
Can we download the information packet yet with all the forms and info? If so, where is the link!

johnbasf
06-20-2007, 01:40 PM
Can we download the information packet yet with all the forms and info? If so, where is the link!

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=6045

puzzle13
06-20-2007, 07:42 PM
Thanks John!

cobrabitn
06-20-2007, 10:06 PM
Tom, the show is for anything Ford! Tell him to bring his Focus out!

Mike, that link has been up there since we posted the thread. You must be more of a picture guy? :D

nckissfan
06-23-2007, 07:24 AM
I want to ride with somebody. Anyone? :cool: :cool:

NJ2000R
06-23-2007, 10:01 AM
sure, just bring a helmet! :thumbsup:

tomsgarage
06-24-2007, 07:09 PM
New Pads and rotors on, oil & filter/brake/transmission fluids changed! Track tires get mounted tomorrow, and everything is organized to go!

Is it Friday yet??? :bounce:

johnbasf
06-24-2007, 07:30 PM
New Pads and rotors on, oil & filter/brake/transmission fluids changed! Track tires get mounted tomorrow, and everything is organized to go!

Is it Friday yet??? :bounce:

I finished checking mine out yesterday. :thumbsup:

JBoden
06-24-2007, 07:35 PM
Ditto - Hawk, Motul, Brembo, etc,etc,etc

Can't wait to see everyone again. :bounce:

BillHyco
06-25-2007, 09:08 AM
sure, just bring a helmet! :thumbsup:
can we have passengers??????? Well, other then a instructor??

NJ2000R
06-25-2007, 09:32 AM
Only instructors can have passengers or be a passenger

sstecker
06-25-2007, 12:47 PM
do the gates open friday for campers?

BillHyco
06-25-2007, 01:02 PM
do the gates open friday for campers?
i called and they said come at any time. they have 24hr security at the front gate. I won't be getting there till about 8 or so friday night. its expensive tho.

sstecker
06-25-2007, 02:00 PM
i called and they said come at any time. they have 24hr security at the front gate. I won't be getting there till about 8 or so friday night. its expensive tho.
im not sure how many are camping but ill be out there. come by - look for a enclosed trailer thats bright red with windows.

BillHyco
06-25-2007, 03:14 PM
im not sure how many are camping but ill be out there. come by - look for a enclosed trailer thats bright red with windows.
nice, one day I can only hope to have a trailer and a nice pull vehicle. we will be in a big ass (borrowed), yet forsale motorhome. No trailer, but will be a blue 350Z (no haters) and a 99 wanna be 03 Black Cobra as well. Bringing a grill to cookout on????

Bill

cobrabitn
06-25-2007, 09:18 PM
Guys,

Please be sure to read the second post in this thread. It answered a lot of your questions concerning trailer drops.

Also, try to remember that this is the first time we are at VIR so please be patient with our organizers/staff and offer positive constructive ideas for us to have a better event next year. This will be a fun time for all involved! :bounce:

Thanks! :thumbsup:

mojosvt
06-25-2007, 10:24 PM
New Pads and rotors on, oil & filter/brake/transmission fluids changed! Track tires get mounted tomorrow, and everything is organized to go!

Is it Friday yet??? :bounce:
See as my car has been in the shop since last tues, I haven't done a fricken thing yet.:mad: Hopefully I should be getting her back tomorrow morning, and I will be able to get everything done. I feel like going to work....NOT AT ALL!!!!!

cobrabitn
06-25-2007, 10:30 PM
Git r done Mike!

Add another BMW M3 and a Porsche Cayman S to the event. :thumbsup:

mojosvt
06-26-2007, 09:00 AM
Trust me, I am going to get everything done, just not sure how much sleep I am going to get before friday. Between being so excited I can't calm down, and putting in long hours at work and on the car, can't wait until I am behind the wheel, and it was all worth it!

swhiteh3
06-26-2007, 03:31 PM
As a courtesy to the other people in the instructors group, I will not be flying around in my wife's stock Pepper-White MINI Cooper. It looks like I'll have my beast back together - #63 Black AI Fox Body.

Also, I can't believe that the SCMC T-shirt is going to have a car with a "SAAC-MCR" logo on it! :eek:

See you early on Saturday morning!

97whitevert
06-26-2007, 06:45 PM
The Sorrentino killer VO is all changed and ready to roll! Nothing else really done to it, except the dirt and brake dust was finally washed off!:eek:

We are ready!!:thumbsup::bounce::bounce:

Looking forward to seeing everyone that I havene't seen
in awhile!

cobrabitn
06-26-2007, 10:03 PM
Yeah but Scott...you noticed the SVT Cobra Club Car is in the front don't you? :D

NJ2000R
06-26-2007, 11:45 PM
well, I just came in from the garage....mechanically we are good to go, but the car hasnt seen water since gingerman in september, and that was rain! :eek: maybe I'll leave it dirty for good luck! :rolleyes:

97whitevert
06-27-2007, 03:02 PM
ken- please leave it dirty!!! we don't need no stinkin' rain!:eek: :D

97Whitesnake
06-28-2007, 07:34 AM
Anything going on Friday/Friday night before the event??

BillHyco
06-28-2007, 08:29 AM
Ran south course at VIR this past April... here is a little clip for the people that have never been there.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9czfyFUPIk

Bill

</EMBED>

cobrabitn
06-28-2007, 08:51 AM
Looks like you had a good time. Not too many turns and some nice straights to open her up on... :thumbsup:

Thomas, everyone will probably go out to eat together on Friday night. Thye do have go-karts at the track, maybe they'll still be doing that before dark, not sure??

NJ2000R
06-28-2007, 11:52 AM
I know it says we are meeting at the hotel friday from 4-7pm for sign-in and tech on the event sheets, but is there enough room for trucks and trailers at the hotel? I was planning to drop the trailer at VIR friday (if the gates are open and they are allowing that) because saturday morning will be a madhouse trying to get everyone through the gates, signed in, parked, unloaded, and ready for an early instructor meeting, etc....

97Whitesnake
06-28-2007, 12:27 PM
OK,
We'll plan on getting to the hotel in the afternoon and go from there. Tony, let me know if you need any help with anything.
Thomas

Sidenote... I discovered that one of my rearend bearings was REALLY bad and had it replaced. The bearing fell apart when taken off the carrier. Glad I didn't "discover" this on the track!

97whitevert
06-28-2007, 07:34 PM
Ken we wil be at the hotel early afternoon. after gettign car teched, we will takae it to the track if there is not much room to park. Hopefully there wil be enough room for some of us anyway.

97whitevert
06-28-2007, 07:37 PM
I AM ENCOURAGING EVERYONE THAT POSSIBLY CAN TO BRING YOUR CAR BY THE HOTEL FOR TECH INSPECTION BEFORE DROPPING OFF AT THE TRACK!!


It makes the morning go MUCH easier and faster and YOU WILL GET ON THE TRACK SOONER!!

aside from the fact that the peeps teching in the morning want to get out on the track too, and not miss their first session!! :thumbsup:

97whitevert
06-28-2007, 07:40 PM
OK,
We'll plan on getting to the hotel in the afternoon and go from there. Tony, let me know if you need any help with anything.
Thomas
...mr funky chicken- I am sure that I will be able to find you some job to doo!!:rotf:

NJ2000R
06-28-2007, 07:50 PM
Ken we wil be at the hotel early afternoon. after gettign car teched, we will takae it to the track if there is not much room to park. Hopefully there wil be enough room for some of us anyway. sounds good, I'll go to the hotel first, then to the track, time and facility permitting :thumbsup:

97whitevert
06-28-2007, 08:11 PM
sounds good, I'll go to the hotel first, then to the track, time and facility permitting :thumbsup:drive safely!

cobrabitn
06-28-2007, 09:43 PM
Ken,

You are an instructor, you don't have to have your car teched. It should have already been done. Everyone else has to get teched.

Thomas,

I will not be there till tomorrow night around 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. I have to work tomorrow and so I won't be able to cut out till after 7:00 p.m. It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours from Charlotte with a full load on the back of my truck. Glad you found your bearing problem before it ruined your weekend! :D

puzzle13
06-28-2007, 10:28 PM
Ken,

You are an instructor, you don't have to have your car teched. It should have already been done. Everyone else has to get teched.

Thomas,

I will not be there till tomorrow night around 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. I have to work tomorrow and so I won't be able to cut out till after 7:00 p.m. It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours from Charlotte with a full load on the back of my truck. Glad you found your bearing problem before it ruined your weekend! :DTony ... you are actually going to tow that red clunker behind the red clunker? Did you finally get the brakes fixed? Hope so, cause 155 at VIR with no brakes should be better than the kink at 135!

NJ2000R
06-28-2007, 10:49 PM
Ken,

You are an instructor, you don't have to have your car teched. It should have already been done. Everyone else has to get teched.

Its all done and ready to go....I'll see you guys down there! :bounce:

PS: Tony, dont forget to bring the X-pipe! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-28-2007, 11:38 PM
I got the factory "H-pipe" in the back of my truck as it was the first thing I loaded up today. It's not an X-pipe..but an H. It's in very good condition and the cats worked on it before I took it off so you should be able to do a direct bolt up/plug up. :thumbsup:

I'm ignoring you Mike...BTW, if you're going to be harassing me all weekend, I expect to get some of that steak/chicken you usually bring and cook for lunch! That stuff was really good at CMP. :D

johnbasf
06-28-2007, 11:59 PM
Tony ... you are actually going to tow that red clunker behind the red clunker? Did you finally get the brakes fixed? Hope so, cause 155 at VIR with no brakes should be better than the kink at 135!

175 :rotf:

puzzle13
06-29-2007, 12:07 AM
I got the factory "H-pipe" in the back of my truck as it was the first thing I loaded up today. It's not an X-pipe..but an H. It's in very good condition and the cats worked on it before I took it off so you should be able to do a direct bolt up/plug up. :thumbsup:

I'm ignoring you Mike...BTW, if you're going to be harassing me all weekend, I expect to get some of that steak/chicken you usually bring and cook for lunch! That stuff was really good at CMP. :DHamburgers/Cheeseburgers $2.50 each, Chicken Breast Sandwiches $3.00 each. Oops ... for you that doubles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

puzzle13
06-29-2007, 12:09 AM
175 :rotf:Damn you must be FAST! Just don't run over the slower ones!

NJ2000R
06-29-2007, 12:12 AM
I got the factory "H-pipe" in the back of my truck as it was the first thing I loaded up today. It's not an X-pipe..but an H. It's in very good condition and the cats worked on it before I took it off so you should be able to do a direct bolt up/plug up. :thumbsup: oops, I meant H pipe :D thanks! :thumbsup:

tomsgarage
06-29-2007, 11:10 AM
Heading out! Hope to see some of you all on the road! Everyone have a safe trip!

97Whitesnake
06-29-2007, 11:14 AM
Everyone drive safe! :thumbsup:

Teal Terminator
07-01-2007, 09:00 PM
I just wanted to say I had a GREAT time!!! This was my first outing with SCMC as well as my first full weekend track event and I had a blast. It was good to meet everybody and I hope to make it out to another track event or otherwise soon. I will be down at Mustang Week in just a few weeks for sure so if you see me around please come up and say "hi."

Thanks again,
Ryan

cobrabitn
07-01-2007, 10:33 PM
I really liked your car color and I wish they would have made them that color in 03/04. I'm glad you got your brakes fixed and you looked really good out there. Everyone looked good out there and this was the one time I got a lot of track seat time over the weekend. :thumbsup:

I'll post some photos as soon as I can! :D

johnbasf
07-01-2007, 11:01 PM
http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=191798#post191798 Go here..... :thumbsup:

RF Cobra
07-02-2007, 12:48 AM
Started a thread for pictures:


http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=191804#post191804

97Whitesnake
07-02-2007, 01:18 AM
All Ican say is WOW! Great event, great track/crew, great cars, and realy great people. South course ws blast if you ask me. I hop everyone makes it home safe. Thanks to all the SCMC members who put work into this event (I keep offering to help :( ... :D ).
Also want to thankall the instructors!! :thumbsup:

sstecker
07-02-2007, 11:19 AM
this was my first outing with the SVT club and it was great! was only there for saturday, running in group C in the blue dodge neon. instructor was good and my fellow drivers gave point bys without hesitation. definately looking forward to running with you guys again.

97whitevert
07-02-2007, 01:55 PM
this was my first outing with the SVT club and it was great! was only there for saturday, running in group C in the blue dodge neon. instructor was good and my fellow drivers gave point bys without hesitation. definately looking forward to running with you guys again.

and boy, is my left arm TIRED!!!
:eek: :rotf: :rotf:

clinehall
07-02-2007, 05:13 PM
I really had a great time running with you guys this weekend, until my belt broke on sunday morning! The class room instruction was GREAT! Many thanks. Cline Hall-Blue Mini

BillHyco
07-02-2007, 05:43 PM
and boy, is my left arm TIRED!!!
:eek: :rotf: :rotf:
thats weird b/c my right foot is TIRED!!!!!

haha, jk - jk ;)

cannot wait for another event!!!!

Bill - nissan 350z

sstecker
07-02-2007, 06:12 PM
and boy, is my left arm TIRED!!!
:eek: :rotf: :rotf::cool:

i have a bruise and blister on the outside of my left knee from trying to hold myself inplace.

cobrabitn
07-02-2007, 09:47 PM
Bill...you looked really good out there in the 350Z. The person with the Camaro must have had a 383 stroker because he was killing everyone he saw on the track.

I've decided that in order to make up for my driver shortcomings, I need "mo power" so I at least won't be killed on the straights. The best my 94 would do is 120 mph on the front straight and I never actually reached that, but I did reach 118 and I felt I could have gotten the other 2 mph if I had held it there a tad longer. On the back straight I could hit 85-90 mph before I was entering Oak Tree.

It was a lot of fun this weekend and my car did pretty good considering I haven't driven it a lot. Maybe I need to start working on a 392 stroker motor for when my 302 gives up the ghost? I also need more seat time and a better seat then my stock seat because I still slide around too much when I am on track. Any recommendations??

I am also still trying to recoup from the weekend's event. I could hardly go at work today and feel completely drained. 3.5 hours on the track this weekend has taken a toll on the old bod! :D

psycho43142
07-02-2007, 10:51 PM
Great time, great group of people, and great instructors and I felt the Cadi held it's own on track with all the little lite cars. The trip home went smoothly and can't wait to do something again with the group.

Chris

BillHyco
07-02-2007, 11:03 PM
Great time, great group of people, and great instructors and I felt the Cadi held it's own on track with all the little lite cars. The trip home went smoothly and can't wait to do something again with the group.

Chris

are you the guy we borrowed the bleeder kit from???

NJ2000R
07-03-2007, 12:40 AM
I'm back safe and sound, but very tired...ended up driving 10 hours straight thru (including a fuel and cracker barrel stop) and got home at 3am :eek:

as expected, I had a great time on and off the track! :thumbsup:

the south course was alot of fun, and anyone who thought it was going to be less than exciting was pleasantly surprised! :D the weather was great - even the rain late saturday was OK since it cooled off a bit afterwards ;)

I was hitting 140 or so on the front stretch pretty consistantly, and I knew that I was lifting and braking too soon at the 5 marker....not being able to see above the crest of the hill was a bit intimidating :rolleyes: and I know I can gain some more speed on the back stretch also, and did find alot of speed between 10 and oak tree by sunday afternoon....

it was nice to see everyone, and hope to see y'all again in september at gingerman! :bounce: :headbang: :cool:

BTTBSS
07-03-2007, 10:23 AM
We had a great time. Many thanks to Tony, and all the instructors for a smooth well run event and for allowing the taxi to run with the club. Thanks to Rick and Jane for the tip on route 29. My ABS decided to quit while braking for turn 1 and that slowed me down since the rear wheels like to lock up without it but I was still able to hit 120 with the new motor and that was coasting up the hill to # 1. ;)

TheSandman
07-03-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks to all who planed and ran the event.:thumbsup: I think it ran very smooth. My car ran great. I was hitting 100-110mph on back stretch before oak tree turn. I ran 140-145mph on front just about every time. 2-3 times I saw 150mph.:eek: By Sun I had cooked the brakes...bent front rotators and very little pads left:( . I had a great time and am looking forward to the next open track event:bounce: . I'm a open track junkie for sure.:headbang:

psycho43142
07-03-2007, 08:56 PM
are you the guy we borrowed the bleeder kit from???
Yep, that was me.

Chris

TheSandman
07-03-2007, 10:37 PM
Thanks to all who planed and ran the event.:thumbsup: I think it ran very smooth. My car ran great. I was hitting 100-110mph on back stretch before oak tree turn. I ran 140-145mph on front just about every time. 2-3 times I saw 150mph.:eek: By Sun I had cooked the brakes...bent front rotators and very little pads left:( . I had a great time and am looking forward to the next open track event:bounce: . I'm a open track junkie for sure.:headbang:Correction on the speed. I forgot I had new low profile tires. Just did a speed check against my gps. Seepodmeter is about 10mph off. Was running 90-100mph on back straight and about 130-135mph on front. 2-3 times saw 140. I feel the need for speed. I'm hooked.

mojosvt
07-03-2007, 10:51 PM
Great time, great group of people, and great instructors and I felt the Cadi held it's own on track with all the little lite cars. The trip home went smoothly and can't wait to do something again with the group.

Chris
The return trip was smooth. Thanks again to everybody. Hanging with the group of people just gets better everytime I see everybody. Had a fricken blast in the new mystic, car performed great, blew away my expectations. Now just need to continue improving the driver mod!:thumbsup:

BillHyco
07-05-2007, 08:46 AM
Yep, that was me.

Chris
thank you again!! what a weekend saver you were!!! however, we did all that brake work on my friends Cobra first run out Sunday he blew a vacuum hose off, long story short, he didn't make it back out that day. We bled my Nissan and wow what a difference it made on Sunday. I was a lot harder on my brakes then the day before and never did get any brake fade. Thanks again because otherwise I would have had a lot shorter weekend!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Bill

sstecker
07-06-2007, 04:02 PM
Correction on the speed. I forgot I had new low profile tires. Just did a speed check against my gps. Seepodmeter is about 10mph off. Was running 90-100mph on back straight and about 130-135mph on front. 2-3 times saw 140. I feel the need for speed. I'm hooked.
heh i checked my DL1 gps datalogs - i could not get the Neon past 98.x mph on the front straight and about 86-88mph on the back straight. :D however i did throw it through the turns.

Rex
07-06-2007, 05:44 PM
heh i checked my DL1 gps datalogs - i could not get the Neon past 98.x mph on the front straight and about 86-88mph on the back straight. :D however i did throw it through the turns.
That is just fine for the Neon.

Main issue is you drove the car home and had a smile on your face!

:thumbsup:

Rex
07-06-2007, 05:47 PM
Nice job Tony and crew. A very well run and safe event that stayed on time. I hope folks appreciate the effort that goes into making these things happen. We certainly do.

Rex & Debbie L

cobrabitn
07-06-2007, 10:17 PM
Thanks Rex! It means a lot when people show their gratitude to me personally and the rest of the organizers for any SCMC event.

I have to give a lot of credit to the following people though as they made me look good last weekend:

Burke Dawson - He implemented the organization for event packets and tees.

Dave Stanfield - Helped Burke with registration and event organization.

Rich Riley - Manned the club trailer and assisted with the car show. :rotf:

Bill & Binky Dangerfield - Manned the club trailer & assisted with the car show

Garry Talbert - Lead Instructor who is a very talented driver & a smart individual.

Allan Scott & Mike Boyle - Took photos of the event and posted them up.

Scott Whitehead - This guy is very talented and everyone that comes to our events brags on him a lot. I don't tell him though...just in case, you know? :) Numerous students have come up to me and told me they wish they could have him do classroom all of the time and that they enjoy listening and learning from him! He is a very sharp individual who gives without asking for anything in return and is extremely knowledgeable about our cars (He's an ex-Ford engineer.)

SCMC Event Instructors - These guys are very talented and brave I might add! They have nerves of steel and I respect the job they do because I'm not so sure I could do it.

VIR Staff - They made us look like professionals when they are the professionals. When you have a professional staff, everything seems to fall into place.

I did learn a lot from this event especially since this was our first time at this track. We had a couple of hiccups during the course of the weekend, but over all it do go rather smoothly. Here's what we will fix for next year's VIR event.

1. Instead of eating out on Saturday night, we'll all just have a meal on the premises in the banquet hall. :thumbsup:

2. We will try to organize our morning meeting a little better but keep it like we did to an hour. I thought the 7:30 start time was better then the 8:00 a.m.

Those were the only two constructive comments I had about the weekend and they are both an easy fix for us. We are definitely getting better at it. :thumbsup:

BillHyco
07-09-2007, 05:07 PM
anybody remember the name of the book that Scott mentioned in class. I had seen a advertisement prior to that weekend but still not sure where i saw it or the name of it. I remember it was some instructors that had wrote the book and cheapest place to find it was on amazon...doh what was the name!?!?!?!?!?

Bill

Larry95
07-09-2007, 05:46 PM
I think it was "going faster", but I'm not sure.

swhiteh3
07-10-2007, 11:54 AM
You are correct. The complete title is "Going Faster! - Mastering the Art of Race Driving". The best price I've found recently is Amazon.com. Here's a direct link to their page about this book (http://www.amazon.com/Going-Faster-Mastering-Race-Driving/dp/0837602262/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-6620024-3952860?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1184078908&sr=8-1). I've found that the easy layout and good readability of this book make it excellent for beginner and experienced drivers, and I've even found that it can be a very good read for expert drivers, because it's so good at clarifying concepts and putting into words what an experienced driver already intuitively knows. I'd recommend this book to just about anyone at any experiece level.

As I mentioned in the classroom, the DVD they sell (which I am assuming is the same as the old VHS version I have at home) is not bad, but I'd rather have the book. If money is not an issue, watching the DVD certainly is not a waste of time. While it benefits from the extra clarity that a video can bring, it cuts out a lot of content for the sake of time.

While I'm talking about books, I'll mention one other book (or in this case, series of books). Carroll Smith's 5-book "-to-win" series is among the best in the business. Anyone who is responsible for the maintanence and upkeep of their own track or race car should read all five of these books cover to cover. While parts of the series are very technical (live several sections on metalurgy) and other sections are not as relevant (like the one on finding major sponsorship in DRIVE-TO-WIN), the majority of this series is simply fantastic. I had the opportunity to work with Carroll several times over the years, and no race engineer anywhere carries more of my respect than he did. RIP Carroll.

Thank you very much for the kind words Tony, but unfortunately, now I need to go buy a bigger helmet! :D

bolt-on
07-12-2007, 02:50 PM
I've decided that in order to make up for my driver shortcomings, I need "mo power" so I at least won't be killed on the straights. The best my 94 would do is 120 mph on the front straight and I never actually reached that, but I did reach 118 and I felt I could have gotten the other 2 mph if I had held it there a tad longer. On the back straight I could hit 85-90 mph before I was entering Oak Tree.

It was a lot of fun this weekend and my car did pretty good considering I haven't driven it a lot. Maybe I need to start working on a 392 stroker motor for when my 302 gives up the ghost? I also need more seat time and a better seat then my stock seat because I still slide around too much when I am on track. Any recommendations?? cobrabitn 07-02-2007

All your Cobra needs is a coat of Crystal White paint :D . Dean Smeltzer (SCMC member and American Iron racer) rode with me at Road America a couple of years ago for some coaching around the track. I thought I was cutting some pretty quick laps until I looked at Dean and realized he was almost asleep. After completing the session he gave me some good pointers, but the best advice came after asking him what mods I should do next on the Cobra. His answer was none; just drive the car.

As for a new seat for your Cobra talk to Mark Wilson; 248-896-3046.
www.on-trackperformance.com
He gave me a club discount on my Recaro race seat.

NJ2000R
07-12-2007, 04:30 PM
All your Cobra needs is a coat of Crystal White paint :D . Dean Smeltzer (SCMC member and American Iron racer) road with me at Road America a couple of years ago for some coaching around the track. I thought I was cutting some pretty quick laps until I looked at Dean and realized he was almost asleep. After completing the session he gave me some good pointers, but the best advice came after asking him what mods I should do next on the Cobra. His answer was none; just drive the car.

As for a new seat for your Cobra talk to Mark Wilson; 248-896-3046.
www.on-trackperformance.com
He gave me a club discount on my Recaro race seat.

^^^^^ great advice! dean is one of those "naturals" when it comes to driving....a few years ago, he drove my 2000R at gingerman with me as passenger, and I saw alot of places that he braked deeper, got on the gas quicker, cornered faster, etc....and he wasnt even pushing the car! :eek: well not too much since the tires were very tired :D and completely corded after that session! :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: the same goes for thomas moran, who did the same for me at mid-america....riding along with a good driver helps incredibly....same with seat time....

I second mark wilson as an excellent source for seats and most any other part or mod.... :thumbsup:

johnbasf
07-12-2007, 11:16 PM
I agree with the above about the seat and where to buy it. Tony, a 4pt roll bar and belts are a must if you do the seat. You looked a lot better out there Tony. We give each other a lot of crap but you are definitly improving. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
07-13-2007, 08:41 AM
I already have the 4 point roll bar in the car. I just need a better fitting seat but I wanted a pair of the same kind so they still look decent to use out on the street once I get my tags for the car.