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      01-21-2006, 06:14 PM   #1
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AutoXing wit a lease

Are you allowed to autox with your car if you're leasing it? I want to do it this weekend but I don't want to void my warranty or anything. They wouldn't ever find out anyways right? I'm not looking to go insane or anything, I just want to putt around on the track for fun.
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go for it girl! I don't see how they would find out if you don't go all-out crazy on the track... have fun
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      01-21-2006, 06:43 PM   #3
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i don't think it's in your lease agreement, smoke'm all and take pics and video!
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is there a track around the bay??
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is there a track around the bay??
Infineon up north between Novato and Vallejo, and theres Laguna down by monterey
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Infineon up north between Novato and Vallejo, and theres Laguna down by monterey

You can just take your car there, pay a fee, and drive it around?? Are there requirements such as helmets and such??
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You can just take your car there, pay a fee, and drive it around?? Are there requirements such as helmets and such??
i'd check the respective websites for regulations, but you can take your car there for a fee yes.

Infineon Raceway
www.infineonraceway.com

Laguna Seca Raceway
www.laguna-seca.com

i've been on Laguna for the Skip Barber racing school, that was heeeellllof fun, ofcourse we had these mini formula racecars. 0-60 in 4.4 seconds! swweeeeeet
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What track are you going too Nikki? I having been thinking of doing this for a while. Then again, I autox every morning on the sawgrass... :rocks:
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I don't think AutoX would be a problem, TRACKING it however...
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Cool, thanks everyone. I was thinking of going up to Moroso, I don't have a helmet yet though.
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i'd check the respective websites for regulations, but you can take your car there for a fee yes.

Infineon Raceway
www.infineonraceway.com

Laguna Seca Raceway
www.laguna-seca.com

i've been on Laguna for the Skip Barber racing school, that was heeeellllof fun, ofcourse we had these mini formula racecars. 0-60 in 4.4 seconds! swweeeeeet
u forgot thunderhill like another hr from sac.
i think theres also a track in tracy too.
yes, u will need a helmet. a track day usually cost 150+ depending on day and event (well thats how much it cost for motorcycles, it might cost for cars)
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autox should be fine for lease - they won't know regardless. Just realize that your insurance coverage might not be valid during it since it's a timed event. Most people are fine with that since it's very safe and lots of room for error.
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autox should be fine for lease - they won't know regardless. Just realize that your insurance coverage might not be valid during it since it's a timed event. Most people are fine with that since it's very safe and lots of room for error.
insurance will cover it if its for educational/ school
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I just wanted to bump this and ask if anyone knows any local autoX meets where you don't need to join a club.
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join BMWCCA, i beleive they are haivng a track meet/day at homestead miami speedway in a little, but through BMWCCA you will find alot of the AutoX's in SoFla, maybe not all but a good amount!
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sorry nikki did read your last post but your going to have to join a club, if not then just wait till one comes around but it will be more expensive to non-members
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Just join the CCA already.
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You can do any SCCA auto-X without being a member, but be prepared for a slightly higher entry fee.

They also typically have loaner helmets, and will let you ride with some more experienced individuals to get the hang of it. Of course, the loaners aren't always the nicest helmets...
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do they have loaner children helmets? i believe i am a children's large.
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Just buy one - you can get a 2000 for <$100. btw- did my first auto-x this past weekend (in my leased e90). great time.
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