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How many of on here are track junkies and/or instructors for HPDE's and other such events? What's your track toy (if you have a separate one)?

I myself am junkie and instructor and use this as my tool of choice in the past. However, she's being decomissioned over the winter and parted out. Time to build a real race car for next spring/summer.

 

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I don't track my cars, but do enjoy getting out there on the bike. I've been to NJMP, VIR, and Summit.

I bet the FiST would be a lot of fun on the track!
 

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Just autocrossing mostly. Having a Miata without a roll bar limited my track time to one event. I will likely hit up a couple of track days with the ST.
 

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I live 20 minutes from Summit Point and have surprisingly done more time at VIR. Love those tracks.
 

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So is this forum going to add any racing / autocross /trackday dedicated sections?
 
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I know they are there...just need to be turned on :) Believe me i want one as well.
 

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I instruct at BMW CCA HPDEs in either my Club Sport or MS3. My next car will likely be a Z4 M Coupe.
 

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I used to instruct for both the LA and San Diego BMWCCA many years ago, when I had the (then) brand new Z3 Coupe 2.8L. I trained both Karl Assieley and Mike Simanyi when they were first starting out in their //M Coupes as rookies. Before Karl moved back home to Lebanon, SCCA Sports Car magazine had him listed as one of their top picks for Solo II national champ in his class. Mike Simanyi has been national champ a number of times.

I had also been an instructor with the Audi Quattro Clubs, Subaru, and SCCA.

Going way back to the 1st gen Mazda RX7 days, I used to be both friend, and competition for Peter "PD" Cunningham, way before his Realtime Racing team days, and before his days with the PTG BMW racing team. Depending on who you ask, one of us was the better driver, LOL. But if you looked up the results, say the annual NW Indiana Region's Portage Grand Prix (Autox on the city streets, even having a 3 day festival, a queen, parades, etc) which was held for many years before SCCA had to ban street events, I won nearly every year we entered ;)

That same RX7 was also a legend at Blackhawk Farms during time trials. Having headers and a 7" Supertrapp which I would gut to an open megaphone (before the days of db limits), a modified 4bbl carb, and a redline of 9000 rpm, people could hear me anywhere on the track, LOL. At Road America, it would belch out flames when coming down to the famous Turn 5.

But now that I got older, I suck. Argh!
 
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