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      10-13-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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first time going to track in buttonwillow

sorry for stupid questions, this is my first time to the track. What i have to prepare? i bought the helmet already and bought the tape for protecting the front of my car
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check torque and tire pressure between sessions (borrow torque wrench). Bring plenty of (non-alcoholic) drinks, you'll get dehydrated fast.

You don't need much for your first event, just go out there and have fun. Over time you'll develop a (very very) long checklist of items to bring with you, most of which won't matter on a first event. Or bribe someone to give you one. Good luck and enjoy.
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Are you the other 335 thats signed up to run on the 23/24th with Speedventures?
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Are you the other 335 thats signed up to run on the 23/24th with Speedventures?
that must be me... are u going too ? im only gonna be there on sat this time
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that must be me... are u going too ? im only gonna be there on sat this time
Aww, im signed up for Sunday only since Saturday is so packed. Let me know how it goes. Just changed all my spark plugs, oil, and insalled the 335IS air ducts marcel posted up. Not to mention high of only 77 on the 24th so it should be a good day!
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OMG I wanna track too but I have no idea where to register nor even start doing my research
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OMG I wanna track too but I have no idea where to register nor even start doing my research
The even we're talking about (or atleast zsapphire and i) is this http://www.speedventures.com/events/...il.aspx?id=293.

Come out!
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The even we're talking about (or atleast zsapphire and i) is this http://www.speedventures.com/events/...il.aspx?id=293.

Come out!
yea sign up! I wanted to goto sunday cuz sat is so crowded but ive heard that 70-80 isnt that bad. Friends going on sat so . But yea, PM if u wanna go, im caravaning down with a few ppl fri night and we have a motel room.
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that's good weather, lucky you. There's a tropical storm coming up the East Coast, heavy rain all day tomorrow, there goes day 1 of my last event of the season, let's see if Friday gets better.
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is there any safety requirement on my car? just like roll cage or 5 points seatbelt?
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that's good weather, lucky you. There's a tropical storm coming up the East Coast, heavy rain all day tomorrow, there goes day 1 of my last event of the season, let's see if Friday gets better.
Yea, the weathers finally cooling down and its only going to get cooler. I'm hoping i can finally get some full sessions without limping. But look on the bright side, east coast has all the better tracks
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Which day are u guys going? This looks so tempting :P
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is there any safety requirement on my car? just like roll cage or 5 points seatbelt?
noo.... there maybe certain rules depending on the group u run with if u have a convertible
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noo.... there maybe certain rules depending on the group u run with if u have a convertible
btw once i pay the entrance fee, how many laps i am allowed to go? or they just let u to run freely?
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btw once i pay the entrance fee, how many laps i am allowed to go? or they just let u to run freely?
its like disneyland. u can go in and out as many times as u want afterwards.
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its like disneyland. u can go in and out as many times as u want afterwards.
sorry for many questions.... my friend told me that windows were not allowed to close. so it must be very hot right? can i close all my windows?
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Buttonwillow this time of the year is no hotter than Los Angeles. Highs will likely be in the mid to high 80s, tops.

The "window" issue is not about the weather, it's about communications with other drivers. You will have to sit through driver's orientation, but intra-car signals are given out through the window, typically to indicate which direction you would like the over-taking car(s) to pass.

If this is your very first time on track, I would recommend that you insist an instructor ride with you the entire day.
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sorry for many questions.... my friend told me that windows were not allowed to close. so it must be very hot right? can i close all my windows?
u keep your windows down when on the track and you also want to turn ur heater to max and fan on full blast. Its warm but its not that bad... you can roll the windows up after youre off the track.
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uyou also want to turn ur heater to max and fan on full blast. Its warm but its not that bad... y
It's his first event, he really doesn't have to do that...He may need to concentrate on other things rather than having to deal with hot air blasting through the cabin. Like giving point-bys
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Shit, 4 hours drive back must be tough if i go on Sunday..
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Which day are u guys going? This looks so tempting :P
Im going on Sunday, zsapphire is going on Saturday. I believe white and blue group are both full on Saturday so if you have no/very little track experience, you will have to sign up for Sunday.
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Shit, 4 hours drive back must be tough if i go on Sunday..
The drive home is the worst (and mine is only 2 hours). You'll be pretty mentally and physically exhausted after a whole days worth of driving. Bring a friend that can drive you back.
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