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      08-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #947
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Hey guys I was wodnering for the ones that have been to Watkins Glen, where have you stayed any recomendations? Need to book soon. Tx
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Hey guys I was wodnering for the ones that have been to Watkins Glen, where have you stayed any recomendations? Need to book soon. Tx
The Watkins Glen Harbour Hotel, hands down is the best place to stay. The hotel is clean, bar is good and the restaurant is excellent.
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The Watkins Glen Harbour Hotel, hands down is the best place to stay. The hotel is clean, bar is good and the restaurant is excellent.
Thanks for the info. I'll look into it, cheers!
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Car is finally running. Was at ICar with Viperclub this eve. Was pretty fun. I'm heading back on Tuesday to burn up my last few coupons I bought back in May.
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Car is finally running. Was at ICar with Viperclub this eve. Was pretty fun. I'm heading back on Tuesday to burn up my last few coupons I bought back in May.
GREAT to hear my fellow lapper
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GREAT to hear my fellow lapper
It feels good to be back in the driver seat. Driving in the complete darkness was interesting. A few folks veered off into never never land. You know that puzzled look you get on your face when you ask .... "Now where the heck is he going? The apex is over there". I saw a lot of that. I started to get fuel starvation at 1/2 a tank with those long fast right handers and called it quits early.
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It feels good to be back in the driver seat. Driving in the complete darkness was interesting. A few folks veered off into never never land. You know that puzzled look you get on your face when you ask .... "Now where the heck is he going? The apex is over there". I saw a lot of that. I started to get fuel starvation at 1/2 a those long fast right handers and called it quits early.
Totalled my car 5 years ago at Icar on night lapping with BMW club . I will never do night driving at Icar
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Totalled my car 5 years ago at Icar on night lapping with BMW club . I will never do night driving at Icar
ICAR is an awful track. Garbage.
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Totalled my car 5 years ago at Icar on night lapping with BMW club . I will never do night driving at Icar
I hope you were all alright. I was at an ICar event about that time when someone spun out just after the turn before one of the straights. An Altima or Maxima. The car was in bad shape.

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The track is fine. You bad driva.

I always do 2 (or more) slower laps to pick out flagger stations, grip zones, extra run off areas, rumblers, sewer grates and other hazards and then specifically stress out those hazards for one full session.

You bad driva.
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I hope you were all alright. I was at an ICar event about that time when someone spun out just after the turn before one of the straights. An Altima or Maxima. The car was in bad shape.


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The track is fine. You bad driva.

I always do 2 (or more) slower laps to pick out flagger stations, grip zones, extra run off areas, rumblers, sewer grates and other hazards and then specifically stress out those hazards for one full session.

You bad driva.
me no bad driva. whoever paved that place is bad pava those rain drains have NO place there - or if they do, pave them level. their runoff is zero because if you hit a rain drain in a runoff, you be DONE.
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agree on bumpy, badly paved, unsettling, uneasy, uncomfortable, too small
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me no bad driva. whoever paved that place is bad pava those rain drains have NO place there - or if they do, pave them level. their runoff is zero because if you hit a rain drain in a runoff, you be DONE.
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agree on bumpy, badly paved, unsettling, uneasy, uncomfortable, too small
I agree on the track having some superficial hazards and a couple of bumps. But every track has a hazard or two. You just learn to deal with it and adapt if you want to get better at this craft.

The only thing I have to say about ICar is that the close quarter cement barriers are the only real hazards. So you adjust for that too.

My ICar story is Sanair. Sanair is a pretty beat up track and I actually bent up a rim on one occasion and crashed another time. I hated the place. I vowed that I would never go back. But it bugged me all winter that I was letting a race track win out over what should be simple driving skills. When this season started, I was back out there to figure out how to conquer my gremlins. It didnt take long. I even won a gentleman's race in the rain starting in last position.

Unless you feel the track is truly unsafe, you need to get back out to ICar. It is close to Montreal, affordable, and has some good challenging spots that will force you to adapt (or not) and hopefully help you hone them skills.

Ok. Off my soap box.
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I was at ICAR this June doing a charity event for Trioomph. It was my first time there since 2009. When I first went there in 2009, I did not like it at all. The track was way too tight, visibility was poor and the pavement destroyed tires. This time around, I found the track layout much better, they opened it up a lot. However it is still a tire killer...

Not my favourite track...

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I was at ICAR this June doing a charity event for Trioomph. It was my first time there since 2009. When I first went there in 2009, I did not like it ar all. The track was way too tight, visibility was poor and the pavement destroyed tires. This time around, I found the track layout much better, they opened it up a lot. However it is still tire killer...

Not my favourite track...
Yup, the layout is vastly improved. I'm still babying my engine and short shifting, so at the speeds I'm going I have only found 3 niggling things with the track I'll need to work at. I'll be back to Icar on the 17th for Tuesday lapping to see about improving.
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Is anyone going to Tremblant this Sat/Sun with NEQ? Jerry/Nick?
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We are not registered for that.

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I thought it was the w/e of the 28th - 29th... according to my original post. Has it changed?
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I thought it was the w/e of the 28th - 29th... according to my original post. Has it changed?
As Tony is saying, NEQ is on Sep 28-29 though...
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I thought it was the w/e of the 28th - 29th... according to my original post. Has it changed?
Yup my bad. 28/29. Trying to buy my way in to as many events before the season ends.
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