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      05-05-2008, 09:50 AM   #45
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      05-05-2008, 04:23 PM   #48
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thats the weekend of the BBQ anyways

the audi one in August maybe just as good
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Menh~ this paid event is fully booked I found out. for those going heres more info I found while doing searches in google

416 horsepower. 8-speeds. Zero-to-60 in under five seconds. We offer you the ultimate full-throttle experience: a comprehensive, half-day session focused on advanced competitive driving skills behind the wheel of the incredible Lexus IS F.

At Lexus Performance Driving Academy’s ULTIMATE Friday session, you join a select group of drivers for an afternoon of seriously stimulating track-time.

ULTIMATE sessions include:
• Premium gift bag
• Exclusive award ceremony
Chalk Talk
Learn grip dynamics, contact patch, line theory, the 100% rule -- and more.
Relay Rally Race
Compete in an exhilarating exercise where teams have one goal: to clock the best team time around the track.
Timed Autocross
Shave time off every lap with personalized coaching and technique instruction from pro race drivers.
Lead/Follow
Feel the power of the custom Brembo brakes, throttle blips on the downshift, and the face flattening acceleration of the 5.0-liter V8 in an on-track lead-follow exercise.
And for the truly fearless, each ULTIMATE session offers you the chance to accompany professional race drivers as they take the Lexus IS F to the limit in a series of blazing fast hot laps.
$295 fee for the Ultimate Friday Session

an the Free Event seem like a very limited time with the ISF

At Lexus Performance Driving Academy’s Saturday/Sunday session, you’ll join a group of like-minded enthusiasts for a fast-paced, two-hour session that combines personalized, professional instruction with an unforgettable, on-track driving experience.

Your session begins with hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of high performance vehicle handling, before you go on to drive a Lexus IS 250, IS 350,
GS 460, and GS 450h through a succession of pulse-pounding laps. Later you’ll have the opportunity to experience the sheer power and superb handling capabilities of the amazing Lexus IS F. And finally, you’ll experience a thrilling hot lap in the IS F and will discover its capabilities with a pro driver behind the wheel.
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^^ Yea, with the free event, you're most likely sitting in the passenger seat of the IS-F while a professional driver takes you for a spin around the track.

Shell out the extra $$, and you can drive it....
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^^ Yea, with the free event, you're most likely sitting in the passenger seat of the IS-F while a professional driver takes you for a spin around the track.

Shell out the extra $$, and you can drive it....
Early reports from the CA folks who have gone to this event, uncovered actual seat time in the IS-F after the auto-x events. Its more of a follow-the-leader-for-one-lap kinda thing but its still IS-F seat time.

Of course you can't beat the actual full scale real deal but whadya expect for free?
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^^ what? you're not going? how come? dang mang...

curious as well if we're permitted to transfer spots
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^^ what? you're not going? how come? dang mang...

curious as well if we're permitted to transfer spots
yeah just change the details, accessible by last name and confirmation code.
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BK - will you still make it as my guest or should I ask tman?
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BK - will you still make it as my guest or should I ask tman?
tman's going out of town that weekend...
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BK - will you still make it as my guest or should I ask tman?
Looks like I can't make it, either. It turns out I have family commitments that weekend.
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I have 1 more open guest spot to anyone interested.
what time is your slot?
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I might be interested in being the new guest joiner. Please let me know if this is the case. I know its last minute. Is your slot on Saturday or Sunday?

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BIG THANKS to KL2DC for getting my friend Tuan and I a spot for this event. I personally had a blast. Not much actual IS-F seat time but the time that I did spend was a lot of fun. The car handles really really well - very predictable handling. I had one of the pro-drivers take us around the track for two hot-laps and it was unbelievable he was drifting the car with the greatest of ease. Anyways - Thanks again Donny for the opportunity!
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