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johnbasf
07-01-2007, 04:05 PM
Had a blast!!!!! Great seeing all the track junkies agian. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

puzzle13
07-01-2007, 10:12 PM
Once again the track weekend was a great time. The car got a bit overheated, but nothing broke ... except for the windshield from a thrown rock while being towed home! Other than that it was great to drive fast and learn again! Too bad Tony had to drive off the track instead of giving me a point by! And he actually tried to say he broke something. :bounce::rotf::rotf:

Blown96Snake
07-01-2007, 11:34 PM
Had a great time Saturday! Wish I could have been there today...I know the weather was wonderful! Had a great time instructing, can't wait to do it again!

Dave

97Whitesnake
07-02-2007, 01:20 AM
David,
Thanks for all the help man! Are you dry yet??

Blown96Snake
07-02-2007, 10:10 AM
David,
Thanks for all the help man! Are you dry yet??

HAHA, Mostly. Great job on Saturday Thomas. I thoroughly enjoyed riding with you. I forgot how fun it is hammering down the straightaways in Mustang! I mean't to get you the information on "heel-toe downshifting," I'll pm you for your email address.

How did Sunday go for you and Tim?

Like John said, it was great to see all you track junkies again :thumbsup:

Dave

BillHyco
07-02-2007, 10:16 AM
what a great group of guys/gals to be at the track with. Had a fabulous time and learned a TON!!!! Props to the organizers for not only putting on a seamless event, but also working in the missed run from Saturdays down pour. Unfortanately I skipped out on the last run, just had to much cleaning up to do, but hope it went uneventful. Had a lot of fun especially when the a couple A group cars come out and tracked me down and past me like i wasn't even moving. Damn they were fast!!

Thanks again, and I will be looking for more SCMC events like this.

Bill - nissan 350z

johnbasf
07-02-2007, 12:21 PM
I had an interesting weekend with my car. I found out that the automatic tranny is not made for open track use. From turn 3 to fishhook the car shifted way too much. I was going to manually shift but didn't want to tear up the wife's car. :D I really missed the brembos I had on my AI car. The auto couldn't keep up with real hard braking especially in turn 1.

The handling was fantastic. The car was leaps and bounds ahead of the sn95 I had. I told Dianne I need a 5 speed car so I could have a little more fun out there. This will not happen anytime soon. :rotf:

It was great being on track again. I was amazed how much the old track junkies had improved. Larry Bolton stands out!! He was doing really well out there.

Thanks to everyone who helped the club with this event. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: The more we do the better we get.

valightning
07-02-2007, 05:12 PM
Lisa and I had a great time although we didn't get much track time. I broke a header on the Cobra and she had a punctured slick on the Lightning. We hope to run with you guys & gals again in the very near future. Thanks again to Tony and all the great people behind this event.

Richard & Lisa Kelley
03 white Cobra ( 46 )
04 red Lightning

NJ2000R
07-03-2007, 12:46 AM
Had a blast!!!!! Great seeing all the track junkies agian. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: yes it was! :thumbsup: hard to believe it was 5 years since I last saw you! :eek:

NJ2000R
07-03-2007, 12:51 AM
PS: thanks to everyone that had a hand in making the event possible! :clapping:

JBoden
07-04-2007, 03:51 PM
Had a blast!!!!! Great seeing all the track junkies agian. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


:eek: Just gotta say - THANKS!!!!! to all those who worked so hard to make this event the success it was. Beautiful weather, fabulous facility :D

Great to see everyone again - it's been way too long.

bvfd10
07-05-2007, 07:00 AM
Hi All,

Just wanted to take a min. to tell you all how much I enjoyed my weekend at VIR.

As a complete newbie at this, (I have never been to a event or road track before) all of you went out of the way to make me feel welcome and a part of the family and I truly appreicate eveyones hospitality, help and understand (when I was holding you up on the track with my slow and old butt) :D last weekend. Learned a lot and had a great time.

My hats off to the organizers also, as well as a really great bunch of corner/pit workers at VIR ! (not to mention my Instructor !)

Between my lack of experience and the way my car is set up, "Blu" is way down on binders. She's sitting out in the garage, on jackstands, waiting on a Roush brake upgrade kit that FedEx is suppose to drop off today :thumbsup:. Hopefully see some of you again down the road at VIR

Mac Osborne, Blackstone Va. 427R Vista Blue Roush Mustang,

cobrabitn
07-05-2007, 08:00 PM
We're glad you came out Mac...maybe next time you can get some more Roush Mustangs to come out and join us! :thumbsup:

johnbasf
07-05-2007, 10:37 PM
That 427 looked sweet out there. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

valightning
07-05-2007, 11:36 PM
Mac, thanks again for airing-up the tire on the Lightning. You saved us a TON of grief. Look forward to seeing you and the 427 soon.


Lisa & Richard

97Whitesnake
07-06-2007, 03:40 AM
David,
Sunday went really well. I ended up replacing the brake pads sunday morning. I felt A LOT better in the car under braking on Sunday. I wasn't getting much useful feedback from the brake pedal on Sat. with all the vibrating. We had Peter Calvert as an instructer Sunday morning and he gave me some things to try that helped. Thanks Peter!

Thanks again,
Thomas

Blown96Snake
07-06-2007, 12:03 PM
David,
Sunday went really well. I ended up replacing the brake pads sunday morning. I felt A LOT better in the car under braking on Sunday. I wasn't getting much useful feedback from the brake pedal on Sat. with all the vibrating. We had Peter Calvert as an instructer Sunday morning and he gave me some things to try that helped. Thanks Peter!

Thanks again,
Thomas

I'm glad you had a good day on Sunday! Yeah, those brakes were acting up a little bit. See ya

Dave

BillHyco
07-06-2007, 12:29 PM
just a FYI, First weekend in August, Car Guys will be at VIR instructing at a very reasonable price. Not sure if anyone is interested but seems a lot of people had fun this past weekend and would enjoy another event here. http://www.carguys.com/ have all your info you will need. it cost a little bit more but they are a traveling instructional group. Once again, bring your own car, pass tech, and your set.

Bill

Eric1h
07-06-2007, 06:09 PM
Fun Weekend! great time instructing, tons of track time for the money, its a shame I broke the M on Saturday.


Eric

BTW, Tarheel sports car club/Triangle Z club will be at CMP in SC first weekend of august as well.

www.timetrials.net

BillHyco
07-06-2007, 06:53 PM
BTW, Tarheel sports car club/Triangle Z club will be at CMP in SC first weekend of august as well.

www.timetrials.net (http://www.timetrials.net)
Yeah I saw that too. just to late of notice for me. back to back just digs into the pocket book a little to much. well we will be back at VIR on the 21/22nd for a FULL COURSE members day so that didn't help either.

looking at Sept. 8-9 at the Rock however. SCCA PDX that weekend...good price too.

Bill