TrackDaze Shenandoah October

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TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by hufflepuff » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:47 am

I'm signed up for both days (black integra #512) along with my dad (dark green eXpresso neon #531). At the last event, Dave Valeri and I mixed it up with the Golden boys (Mike and Jim). Eric W was there with his miata and ACooperR was there with his Mini S.

Anyone else thinking or planning on attending?
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ericw » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:26 am

Sounds pretty good to me.
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:40 pm

I still have to register but I plan on being there. My last few events have been on main looking forward to Shenandoah!
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by jadams1217 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:44 am

I'll be there in Blue group both days.

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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by hufflepuff » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:09 pm

jadams1217 wrote:I'll be there in Blue group both days.
Have your been solo'd? I'd love to feel an frs out on the track. I'm also willing to give ride alongs to interested cdc members.
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:55 pm

I am also down to give rides to anyone, entertained some first timers on main last weekend and they enjoyed it :D
Also realized this will be my first time at this track since i got the aftermarket suspension 8-)
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by jadams1217 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:53 pm

hufflepuff wrote:
jadams1217 wrote:I'll be there in Blue group both days.
Have your been solo'd? I'd love to feel an frs out on the track. I'm also willing to give ride alongs to interested cdc members.
Yes, I'll be running solo all weekend and can give rides if anyone is interested. It will be my first time on Shenandoah though.

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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by hufflepuff » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:11 am

jadams1217 wrote:
hufflepuff wrote:
jadams1217 wrote:I'll be there in Blue group both days.
Have your been solo'd? I'd love to feel an frs out on the track. I'm also willing to give ride alongs to interested cdc members.
Yes, I'll be running solo all weekend and can give rides if anyone is interested. It will be my first time on Shenandoah though.
In that case you are in for a treat! see you there.
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:49 pm

Just registered and paid, didn't want to miss out on the early bird discount
Also my go-pro arrived today :mrgreen: now just waiting on the mount from our local camerace :P tracking says merrifield so should be here tomorrow!
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Last time there was june with a best of 1:46.1 should be able to drop a bit with the new running gear given the before and after improvements on main, tho a decent chunk of that is not over-braking for 3 like i used to

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M3 is a buddy's data i loaded for comparison purposes

testing out adjustments to the rear sway bar (stiffer) this weekend at main to counter some understeer in the 6-8 complex...
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by hufflepuff » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:19 am

Our lap times are pretty close. It's a shame we aren't running the same group. My times were around 1'45" and when I didn't hit traffic my times were within a second of each other. I have done some minor weight reduction since then so we'll see what it drops to!
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:25 pm

Well the last event I did with trackdaze they bumped me to black so that might happen again, maybe I can line up behind you, try to keep up and learn something!

I was going to save up this winter to get aftermarket seats for the mini which should drop quite a few pounds, I was thinking about a harness/roll-bar at the same time but I don’t think my tires will fit in the backseat if I get that too so might stick with the oem belts for a bit longer :-/
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by jadams1217 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:51 am

Quick question for you guys. I got my annual inspection sticker at the last TrackDaze event. Does this mean I can fill out the tech inspection form myself or do I still have to take it to some sort of shop to get inspected? I know I can skip the even tech line, but it seemed like I still needed to get the inspection form filled out for the event.

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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by hufflepuff » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:02 am

jadams1217 wrote:Quick question for you guys. I got my annual inspection sticker at the last TrackDaze event. Does this mean I can fill out the tech inspection form myself or do I still have to take it to some sort of shop to get inspected? I know I can skip the even tech line, but it seemed like I still needed to get the inspection form filled out for the event.
Yes bring your completed form and let registration know you have annual tech.
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:51 am

Discovered a pretty horrific oil leak yesterday while swapping tires and brake pads..... this is going to be close :(
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by hufflepuff » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:45 am

ACoopeR wrote:Discovered a pretty horrific oil leak yesterday while swapping tires and brake pads..... this is going to be close :(
Owch... Good luck and hope to see you there.
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:26 pm

Phew, fixed, packed, and ready to go, see you guys tomorrow!
I am bringing a roll of shop towels and a few litres of oil just in case.... figure if I am prepared I won't need anything...
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:16 pm

Remember that time the wheel spokes failed and the barrel went its own way... wtf that isn't supposed to happen, at least it is a legit excuse for going off

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and the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIHZA_bBu1c

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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by hufflepuff » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:02 am

That is incredibly frusterating! Enkei wheels? It's good the failure didn't happen until the later part of the karrusel, because if you went off earlier you might have hit the outside wall. I'm really sorry to see it happen.
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ACoopeR » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:08 am

yeah it could have been much worse. the car was even potentially drive-able once i swapped the wheel but it was also leaking fuel so left it there while i try to figure out towing :-/

it was indeed the enkei pf-01s, i have only had them for a year so i doubt they fatigued out; i will definitely be reaching out to them...
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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by jadams1217 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:45 am

That sucks but at least your car came out relatively undamaged body wise, which cant be said for the 3 or 4 other black flag incidents. One Mustang in Blue (I think) group literally went less than 100 yards out of the pits and ended up in the wall, ending his weekend. Another Mustang then ate it coming out of the carousel in the Yellow group. I actually have video from in my car of the aftermath: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... r0E#t=1513
You may recognize Eric Higgings Miata in front of me.

I think there was also a Miata that also nailed the wall coming out of the Trigger, but I didn't see that one.

Other than those unfortunate incidents, I had a lot of fun at this track. It felt like this track was designed for light weight/low power cars and even though this was my first time at Shenandoah and first time being bumped up into the Yellow group, I don't think I ever had to give a point by (other than during the check ride where I was instructed to just for practice).

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Re: TrackDaze Shenandoah October

Post by ericw » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:04 pm

Crazy.

This miata was in our group and may be the one you're talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQY8Z0ImSwo
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