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93Hatch
09-06-2007, 10:02 PM
I put in a day off (since I always work on Sunday's) for November so I can make it out to MSR with you guys.

I know you all have said this is a big event, but I had a couple of questions.

1. Will I be able to get track time (being that I'm a newb to road racing, but not to auto-x)
2. Is there a local place here in H-Town to pick up a new brain bucket?
3. How much will it cost to participate?
4. What attire is required to go out and do some laps?

I appreciate all your help everyone! I hope to meet many of you at the meet in November!

-M

Firme
09-06-2007, 11:03 PM
I put in a day off (since I always work on Sunday's) for November so I can make it out to MSR with you guys.

I know you all have said this is a big event, but I had a couple of questions.

1. Will I be able to get track time (being that I'm a newb to road racing, but not to auto-x)
2. Is there a local place here in H-Town to pick up a new brain bucket?
3. How much will it cost to participate?
4. What attire is required to go out and do some laps?

I appreciate all your help everyone! I hope to meet many of you at the meet in November!

-M

Mark,

This will differ from Auto-x quite a bit, and I hope you will enjoy it...

1. yes, as opposed to getting in line and just getting runs in, these event are run on schedules ~8a.m.-5p.m. each day with alternating 20 minute track sessions for each run group(usually 5 groups). You are placed in run groups according to open tracking experience level. Beginners are actually required to attend classroom sessions in additional to their track time. Being a Newb can be a good thing, since these events are set up to bring Newbs into the hobby and allow veterans to hone their skills. No one out there will know it all, I can guarantee you that. The lower run group will have intructors assigned to ride with you.

2. Yes, a few including Pro-Am on Richmond. SA is preferred for the Nomex.

3. $285 for the weekend. But considering how much track time you get, it works out to be a better value than most auto-x events.

4. At the least a long sleeve shirt, pants (no shorts), unrestrictive shoes(no flip-flops). Cotton material is ideal. The ulitimate for the vetrans of course is Nomex attire.

This is of course a quick over-view. The event packet covers these items in detail. :thumbsup:

Larry95
09-07-2007, 07:47 AM
Hey David did you see this? We've hooked another one :D and he hasn't even been on the track yet.:flash:

SuperG
09-07-2007, 08:14 AM
Ha Larry!!

Yeah Mark...I autocrossed for about a year, then after my first track event, which was MSR-Cresson...I dropped autocross like a bad habit! Not that AX sucks, but drving for 20 minutes at a time sure beat 45-60 seconds at a time!
Also, Wal-Mart has been selling helmets for a while now, although I am not sure what ratings...

You are gonna have a blast!!

Firme
09-07-2007, 08:24 AM
Also, Wal-Mart has been selling helmets for a while now, although I am not sure what ratings...

You are gonna have a blast!!


:eek: I would say it is safe to say to NOT buy racing Safety equipment from Wal-Mart. :rotf:

03 cobra toy
09-07-2007, 08:52 AM
Hey David did you see this? We've hooked another one :D and he hasn't even been on the track yet.:flash:


I didn't do it this time :p

03 cobra toy
09-07-2007, 08:56 AM
I put in a day off (since I always work on Sunday's) for November so I can make it out to MSR with you guys.

I know you all have said this is a big event, but I had a couple of questions.

1. Will I be able to get track time (being that I'm a newb to road racing, but not to auto-x)
2. Is there a local place here in H-Town to pick up a new brain bucket?
3. How much will it cost to participate?
4. What attire is required to go out and do some laps?

I appreciate all your help everyone! I hope to meet many of you at the meet in November!

-M

Video @ MSR

http://www.svtmustangcobraclub.com/media/videos/msr/DavidINcar_MSR-04-2006.wmv

Now he is HOOKED... :rotf:

97CasperCobra
09-07-2007, 09:25 AM
I didn't do it this time :p

I think I can take the credit for this time...I've known Mark for YEARS!!! Glad to see he can finally kick the A-X habit and come play with the big boys!!! :cool:

Admiral
09-07-2007, 11:22 AM
Get the good helmet. Do it first, because once you get addicted to this track crack habit you'll never be able to scrape that kind of money together at one time again for something that doesn't make the car go faster or stop quicker lol. :rotf:

Welcome aboard!!! :bounce:

93Hatch
09-07-2007, 01:41 PM
I think I can take the credit for this time...I've known Mark for YEARS!!! Glad to see he can finally kick the A-X habit and come play with the big boys!!! :cool:


I used to auto-x with the A&M club, but I kinda fell out of the group a while back. So, since this was local and a road race session (which I always wanted to do), I really want to go. :D

You better be going so I can stomp you around the track! :p hahahah

93Hatch
09-07-2007, 01:52 PM
Video @ MSR

http://www.svtmustangcobraclub.com/media/videos/msr/DavidINcar_MSR-04-2006.wmv

Now he is HOOKED... :rotf:
:burnout: :drool:


November cannot come fast enough! :D

What did you use to mount the camera in the car?

SuperG
09-07-2007, 03:19 PM
:eek: I would say it is safe to say to NOT buy racing Safety equipment from Wal-Mart. :rotf:
Wal-mart rocks...it's where I get all my underwear...no wait...that's K-Mart!

03 cobra toy
09-07-2007, 03:22 PM
:burnout: :drool:


November cannot come fast enough! :D

What did you use to mount the camera in the car?

I used this one and mounted it to my harness bar...
http://www.ioportracing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CM&Category_Code=CM

Here are some more

http://solotime.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=62

http://www.stickypod.com/race_camera_mount.html

Levi
09-07-2007, 04:13 PM
I didn't do it this time :p

You’re the original Track is Crack Pusher Man and you got all of use running the streets Pimping the goods and Hooking up all the new Track Junkies.

93Hatch
09-07-2007, 05:04 PM
I used this one and mounted it to my harness bar...
http://www.ioportracing.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CM&Category_Code=CM

Here are some more

http://solotime.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=62

http://www.stickypod.com/race_camera_mount.html



Thanks for the links! I really like the headrest mount...it would work best considering I'm still using 3-pt harness...since I'm not spending big $$$ until I'm sure I love it.

Carl G
09-07-2007, 09:41 PM
Get the good helmet. Do it first, because once you get addicted to this track crack habit you'll never be able to scrape that kind of money together at one time again for something that doesn't make the car go faster or stop quicker lol. :rotf:

Welcome aboard!!! :bounce:
Man that is words of wisdom to track by. Once your hooked start counting the mods. Get the helmet first. :thumbsup:

93Hatch
09-07-2007, 11:32 PM
Oh, before I forget, where to drop the cash for the event? Do I go straight to MSR or do I go through the club?

Firme
09-08-2007, 12:48 AM
Oh, before I forget, where to drop the cash for the event? Do I go straight to MSR or do I go through the club?


The Club. Check back on the site on Sunday night and there will be a link posted that you can use to sign up online on a secure site with a credit card.

93Hatch
09-08-2007, 10:55 AM
The Club. Check back on the site on Sunday night and there will be a link posted that you can use to sign up online on a secure site with a credit card.
Sounds great! Thanks!

UFO
09-08-2007, 05:43 PM
2. Yes, a few including Pro-Am on Richmond. SA is preferred for the Nomex.I bought mine from Pro-Am. They have a bunch in stock so you can try different styles/sizes to see which fits you best.