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1996 328ti
11-22-2006, 11:14 PM
Mazda Drivers have posted their VIR dates.
VIR Grand Course, June 16-17, 2007
VIR Full Course, September 1-2, 2007

http://www.mazdadrivers.com
You do not need to be in the mazda club to register.

Real M3
11-24-2006, 09:03 AM
It's interesting to see that they have dropped their early spring session at VIR.

jkuper
11-24-2006, 10:55 AM
Mazda Drivers have posted their VIR dates.
VIR Grand Course, June 16-17, 2007
VIR Full Course, September 1-2, 2007

http://www.mazdadrivers.com
You do not need to be in the mazda club to register.

Hmm, do I want to do the Grand East again?

woodym3
11-24-2006, 11:54 AM
Hmm, do I want to do the Grand East again?
Come on Jason! It's my favorite track. Where else can you get 30-some turns in just over 4 miles? I'm very disappointed the Tarheel chapter has chosen not to use the Grand East next year. I've heard all the arguments - additional expense, too few laps per session, too many turns for a novice to learn, some sections too slow for the racer-types, etc. Compared to the 3.27-mile full course, the Grand East gives up a few seconds of the back straight for 10 additional turns (more than the entire Summit Point main track).

SharkD
11-24-2006, 12:22 PM
It's interesting to see that they have dropped their early spring session at VIR.

I wonder if there's more competition for 2007 weekend dates than usual.

1996 328ti
11-24-2006, 01:39 PM
It's interesting to see that they have dropped their early spring session at VIR.Could also be a tentative schedule.

jkuper
11-24-2006, 01:41 PM
Come on Jason! It's my favorite track. Where else can you get 30-some turns in just over 4 miles? I'm very disappointed the Tarheel chapter has chosen not to use the Grand East next year. I've heard all the arguments - additional expense, too few laps per session, too many turns for a novice to learn, some sections too slow for the racer-types, etc. Compared to the 3.27-mile full course, the Grand East gives up a few seconds of the back straight for 10 additional turns (more than the entire Summit Point main track).

Well, assuming there's a BMW/Audi/MB joint event before, I'll prolly stay for the weekend ;)

1996 328ti
11-24-2006, 01:51 PM
Well, assuming there's a BMW/Audi/MB joint event before, I'll prolly stay for the weekend ;)Raf said there would be a Thursday-Friday school. I believe Audi might be taking the lead on this one. I'm in. Just have to find a quiet room at the lodge. :biggrin:

FT
11-28-2006, 12:57 AM
I am going to attend this one again, it was very well organized this year and enjoyed it :)

Real M3
11-28-2006, 08:06 AM
Come on Jason! It's my favorite track. Where else can you get 30-some turns in just over 4 miles? I'm very disappointed the Tarheel chapter has chosen not to use the Grand East next year. I've heard all the arguments - additional expense, too few laps per session, too many turns for a novice to learn, some sections too slow for the racer-types, etc. Compared to the 3.27-mile full course, the Grand East gives up a few seconds of the back straight for 10 additional turns (more than the entire Summit Point main track).

Woody hits it on the head, for my car the additional turns are a wonderful playground! So Woody, will the "Fugly" Coupe be your stead at the school this year?

joenationwide
11-28-2006, 10:45 PM
Come on Jason! It's my favorite track. Where else can you get 30-some turns in just over 4 miles? I'm very disappointed the Tarheel chapter has chosen not to use the Grand East next year. I've heard all the arguments - additional expense, too few laps per session, too many turns for a novice to learn, some sections too slow for the racer-types, etc. Compared to the 3.27-mile full course, the Grand East gives up a few seconds of the back straight for 10 additional turns (more than the entire Summit Point main track).

ooh. im sold on the grand east course. i finally did VIR full, and that was awesome. but i'd like to see more turns. i want to prepare for nurburgring. i hope i didn't miss my chance to run grand east.

Dirichlet
11-29-2006, 11:10 AM
I'm def going to do this one - and if there's a two day before it, I'll do that too...
haha - I love getting pumped for a weekend that's almost a year away :D

Gray Ghost
12-30-2006, 10:29 AM
Hi everone. I'm a new member on your forum. I plan to attend all the Mazda Driver events in 2007 - they do an excellent job! I hope to participate in your Summit Point event in March.

I usually participate in the HPDE events with NASA and may have seen a few of you guys on the track, e.g., VIR, Summit Point and BeaveRun. The last couple of events have been in a aqua '93 Celica GT. Mike

1996 328ti
12-30-2006, 04:14 PM
I'm def going to do this one - and if there's a two day before it, I'll do that too...
haha - I love getting pumped for a weekend that's almost a year away :DIt's a sickness. :biggrin:


I hope to participate in your Summit Point event in March.Our events have been filling up early.
Priority goes to NCC members first.
You can use the this convenient link (https://www.bmwcca.org/members/AM/Template.cfm?Section=On_Line_Join&Template=/bmwcca/custompages/join/joinsection.cfm&ref_id=146825) to join.

SharkD
01-03-2007, 06:40 PM
It's interesting to see that they have dropped their early spring session at VIR.

Apparently VIR raised their early season rates by a significant percentage. (IIRC, I read it on NASAforums.)