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      04-10-2014, 08:19 AM   #991
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since i dont have my 335i anymore, i'm thinking of doing a track day this year with my AMG.
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      04-10-2014, 07:55 PM   #992
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since i dont have my 335i anymore, i'm thinking of doing a track day this year with my AMG.
Funny as this sounds, if it's not a Black Series, you'll more than likely go into limp-home mode on the track.

A friend of mine has a C63AMG and he did a track event about two months ago (Phoenix, AZ) and he made it about five laps and went into limp home mode. He said that if it's not a Black Series, they don't put all the additional coolers needed for the engine and transmission so it runs hot and doesn't like it very much.
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When I saw the message about the amg I remember hearing if it's not a black series it can't turn.
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I know i'm not a professional driver like you guys, so i may not push the car as hard as you do. I've seen a couple C55 AMGs do pretty well on tracks so for me it would just be to go stretch her legs a little bit.

This guy seems to do pretty well with his OEM C55..


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I know i'm not a professional driver like you guys, so i may not push the car as hard as you do. I've seen a couple C55 AMGs do pretty well on tracks so for me it would just be to go stretch her legs a little bit.
Slops we are all for having fun at the track. Nopro here, but go oy your ride.
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I know i'm not a professional driver like you guys, so i may not push the car as hard as you do. I've seen a couple C55 AMGs do pretty well on tracks so for me it would just be to go stretch her legs a little bit.

This guy seems to do pretty well with his OEM C55..

Ah, C55 AMG may be different than the newer C63.

Will be fun no matter what you're driving.

FYI all: We'll be in the 335 at the NJMP 12 Hour. Steve has been slammed at work so no time to spend developing the Z4 at this time.
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A lot of technical difficulties in terms of lap timer & video but one of the few sessions I managed to squeeze out

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A lot of technical difficulties in terms of lap timer & video but one of the few sessions I managed to squeeze out

Using your iPhone for this?
Anyway to get a device to hook up for more hertz per second to get a more accurate reading?
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Using your iPhone for this?
Anyway to get a device to hook up for more hertz per second to get a more accurate reading?
I am using an external GPS which updates at 5 hertz
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Here's a look for the next 6 weeks:

4/25 4/27 Summit - Shenandoah / Jefferson RTR PCA
4/25 4/27 VIR - Full CCA Tarheel
4/28 4/29 NJMP Light / Thunder PCA NNJR
4/28 4/29 Watkins Glen NASA NE
5/1 5/1 Lime Rock Park SCDA
5/2 5/4 VIR - Full NASA MA
5/2 5/4 Watkins Glen CCA GVC
5/7 5/8 Watkins Glen PCA Hudson Champlain
5/9 5/9 Lime Rock Park Loose Nut Motorsports
5/9 5/11 Watkins Glen PCA Allegheny
5/10 5/10 Lime Rock Park CCA Patroon
5/10 5/11 NHMS PCA NER
5/16 5/18 NJMP - Thunder NASA NE
5/17 5/18 Summit - Shenandoah Trackdaze
5/20 5/20 NHMS Northeast Track Days
5/26 5/26 NJMP - Light TT4C
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5/29 5/29 Lime Rock Park SCDA
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Where is more information on how to sign up to these track days?

I go to NJMP all the time on my bike, recently got the 335i and would like to take it to the track since I loveeeeeeeee track days on the bike.

What do I do? Where do I sign? haha
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Ohh TPM does it at NJMP that's awesome! They do motorcycle track days too
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Where is more information on how to sign up to these track days?

I go to NJMP all the time on my bike, recently got the 335i and would like to take it to the track since I loveeeeeeeee track days on the bike.

What do I do? Where do I sign? haha
I had written this for somebody else...

HPDE events are typically split between different run (skill) groups with the beginner groups requiring an instructor in the car. In between sessions you typically receive classroom training, which will go over the basic physics/dynamics of the car, learning the school line (fastest/safest way around the track), and general driving etiquette (rules on passing, what different flags mean, etc.).

There are some car clubs that offer DE, few that come to mind are BMW CCA and PCA (Porsche Club of America). Although you may not be a member, often times you can register as a non-member and pay slightly more. NASA is a motorsport club that's not specific to any car make. It's open to everyone and you have to pay annual membership.

Other clubs include: Chin Motorsports, SCCA, Trackdaze, and Hooked on Driving. In order to actually register for an event, look up the local website to see how they handle registration. Some do it directly on their website, others will direct you to www.motorsportreg.com, where you will have to create a new profile and add the club to your account. On the MSR website, you will filter for Driver Schools by zip code.

Tracks closest to us are Thompson Speedway and Lime Rock Park (CT), Watkins Glen (NY), NJMP (NJ), Poconos (PA), and Summit Point (WV). Typically these events are for the entire weekend so you'll have to book a motel in advance. Check the respective club website or forum to see what members' suggestions are. Sometimes clubs will even have special discount codes for that weekend/event.

Lastly in terms of what's needed... really nothing besides a good HUMBLE attitude and a full faced helmet (open face is permitted at some tracks but not all so better off going full). Motorcycle helmets are fine as well, as long as the SNELL rating is 2010 (2005 will most likely be phased out this year). Barring extreme hot weather, most events will require you to wear long sleeved shirts.

In terms of your car, as long as it's in good running shape with no leaks you are good to go. It doesn't need any modifications; the car in STOCK form will be more than adequate for your SKILL initially. At the very least, I would do a full brake flush with high temp fluids and ensure there's plenty of meat on pads, rotors and tires. Prior to any event, the club will email you a tech inspection form to be completed either by yourself (assuming you are qualified) or a local independent shop. Things they will check for are rotors, pads, tires, bushings, etc. One side note, if your car is heavily tinted in rears, you may need pre-approval as some clubs view it as a safety concern.
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do you guys want to go Karting at NJMP this weekend? This is the info from the AMG forum - i'm thinking of going

<<<<ALL MAKES AND MODELS WELCOME>>>>
Feel free to share and invite your friends!

On Saturday May 3rd we will be having our most inclusive event to date! We will be having a Rally From NY to South NJ. To enjoy a a day of Karting at one of the best outdoor gas powered Karting courses in the NorthEast! They are 9HP and will reach speeds or over 55 MPH. After the day of Karting we will go to a location to have an included BBQ.

We will be meeting at Cunningham Park at 9:30 AM and will depart by 10:15AM. the address is 196-00 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, New York 11365

NJ Meeting point will be on the Molly Pitcher Service area which is on the southbound New Jersey Turnpike between exits 8a and 8 at mile marker 71.7. Meeting time will be 11AM at the service center. Departing by 1130AM.

It usually takes me 2 1/2 hours to get to the destination in Millville, NJ.

What is included (per Person):
2 Sessions at NJMP's F1 Karting Experience
Lunch (after Karting) and a Light Breakfast (at NY meeting point)
This will be a Fully routed Rally

If enough people sign up we should be able to provide T-Shirts as well.

Price per person: $100 (Fully Refundable if Event is cancelled)

If anyone just wants to tag along and not join us for the Karting it will be $45 per person which will include Rally, Lunch and a Light Breakfast.

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Anybody going to Summit Main with BMW on 5/30? I just registered.
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I screwed myself over waiting to register, looks like I am waitlisted for all remaining may/june events at the Glen with every club I look into
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I've postponed going to any events until I can get recall work performed on my car. There's nothing wrong with it right now, but the N55 VANOS issues can cause piston to valve contact = instant total engine failure with no warning/symptoms. The letters are supposed to go out this month.
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I've postponed going to any events until I can get recall work performed on my car. There's nothing wrong with it right now, but the N55 VANOS issues can cause piston to valve contact = instant total engine failure with no warning/symptoms. The letters are supposed to go out this month.
For some reason I thought you had a n54...
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