Trackdaze Shenandoah

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Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ericw » Tue May 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Going to be at Shenandoah with Trackdaze next weekend but only on Saturday (Harry Grove on Sunday).

Anybody that shows up is welcome to a point-by and the ever-present bucket of pretzels...
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by jrgoldbach » Wed May 08, 2013 12:10 am

sorry, i don't think i can go to this one either... B-day party to go to on Saturday.

I still don't have Sarah hooked on the track days either. once i do, i am sure it will be game on for a few more of these.

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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by hufflepuff » Wed May 08, 2013 12:20 pm

I had a blast doing two days at VIR last weekend with TrackDaze and I will be at Shenandoah on both days in two weekends.  I'll be running either black or yellow group (depending on sizes) and I'll be camping.  I have the beater-looking black 2g Integra.  It may not be the best at autocross, but it hauls everything that is needed for a weekend of camping AND racing!
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ericw » Wed May 08, 2013 12:53 pm

hufflepuff wrote:I will be at Shenandoah
Cool, I'll stop by. I'm in green group... The miata can fit some tools, wood blocks/ramps, and lunch but is then completely full. I want to do one of the NASA VIR events and camp. Maybe I'll look into getting/building a trailer like Jared.
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by hufflepuff » Wed May 08, 2013 1:53 pm

ericw wrote:
hufflepuff wrote:I will be at Shenandoah
Cool, I'll stop by. I'm in green group... The miata can fit some tools, wood blocks/ramps, and lunch but is then completely full. I want to do one of the NASA VIR events and camp. Maybe I'll look into getting/building a trailer like Jared.
I'll be looking for you.

VIR is AWESOME. But they charged me $35 to camp and the camp sites are pitiful. Summit has free camping and nice amenities.

I see many miatas with small "utility trailers" at track days. They could definitely give you the ability to set up a good camp site for a weekend at the track!
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by jrgoldbach » Wed May 08, 2013 8:46 pm

the event is full now! pretty popular indeed.

I would let you borrow my trailer for the track event if i didn't have to pack it for Sunday autox...

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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by hufflepuff » Thu May 09, 2013 1:48 pm

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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by jrgoldbach » Thu May 09, 2013 7:25 pm

that one looks like a winner! make sure he has a title for it.

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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ACoopeR » Thu May 09, 2013 11:46 pm

i will be there, remembering the track after almost 9 months should be fun lol but from what i remember it is a blast!
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by hufflepuff » Fri May 10, 2013 5:20 am

ACoopeR wrote:i will be there, remembering the track after almost 9 months should be fun lol but from what i remember it is a blast!
If you're anything like me (and many others I'm sure), remembering a track is like remembering how to ride a bike. ;)

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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ACoopeR » Fri May 10, 2013 7:52 am

Appreciate the vote of confidence, I signed up for an instructor just in case i get lost hahaha :lol: i hope/plan to be back up to speed by the second session 8-)
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ericw » Mon May 20, 2013 5:26 pm

I recorded about half of my last session before the battery died.... http://youtu.be/UohlY33Mvuc Looks like I need to get my camera mounted higher as well. :oops:
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by hufflepuff » Mon May 20, 2013 6:04 pm

ericw wrote:I recorded about half of my last session before the battery died.... http://youtu.be/UohlY33Mvuc Looks like I need to get my camera mounted higher as well. :oops:
Looking great once you had some open track to yourself! It was good seeing you out there; hope to see you at more.
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ACoopeR » Wed May 22, 2013 11:38 am

Awesome, I wish I had a camera setup...what kind is yours?

They didn't have any extra instructors but once I was on track it came back to me quickly just like you said :D

Sunday was a mixed bag for me, the weather was actually surprising good again with a couple small sprinkles but mostly dry which let me reduce my laptimes to sub 1:47. The lap after setting my fastest time I clipped the curbing much harder than usual coming onto the bridge straight while doing a slightly hairy pass which bent one of my wheels and borked my alignment :( I dropped it off at RRT and they noted that one of the shocks was also pretty jacked up. So I took the opportunity to order some coilovers which should result in a less comical amount of body roll compared to stock springs and most importantly finally being able to run real camber setting and not wear out my tires prematurely 8-)
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ericw » Wed May 22, 2013 11:43 am

woah dude. That kind of sucks... but kind of doesn't? :?

I have one of the old gopros.. "Hero HD Naked." It works fine and it does 720p/60fps... I got it for $80 on ebay and compiled this camera mount, which was on my harness bar:
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by ACoopeR » Wed May 22, 2013 12:15 pm

yeah i had a sad because of $$$ but also happy because of new parts especially getting to toss out 8 year old stock springs and shocks

and that is a great resolution to dollar ratio!!! looks just like the $1000 dollar cameras and i found something new to go CL prowling for....
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Re: Trackdaze Shenandoah

Post by hufflepuff » Wed May 22, 2013 2:04 pm

Dude... 01:47 is awfully close to my lap times. It should be great with some coilovers!
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