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dbonner
12-04-2007, 12:42 PM
Upcoming Events-VIR 2008

March 1 & 2
July 5 & 6
September 13 & 14Unclear which VIR circuits will be available each weekend, but usually the March school is the Full Circuit, July is North Circuit, and September is also the Full Circuit. :cool: Anyone getting itchy?

Bonbahn

Car54
12-04-2007, 12:53 PM
:scratch::scratch::scratch::scratch:

1996 328ti
12-04-2007, 03:43 PM
March is usually the Full Course, isn't it?

Be sure your dual chapter dues are paid up. ;)

lax01
12-04-2007, 05:20 PM
March is usually the Full Course, isn't it?

Be sure your dual chapter dues are paid up. ;)

you need to pay dues in the other chapter to do the track event???

1996 328ti
12-04-2007, 05:24 PM
you need to pay dues in the other chapter to do the track event???You need to be a Tarheel member for early registration. It's 15.30/year.

woodym3
12-04-2007, 05:58 PM
you need to pay dues in the other chapter to do the track event???
Tarheel gives priority to their chapter members and the events fill up almost immediately. The fee for a dual membership is certainly worth it to improve your chances of getting in the Tarheel schools.

Car54
12-04-2007, 06:04 PM
And TH CCA having weekend events is a + as well. All above days are Sat-Sun.

Car54
01-09-2008, 09:13 PM
Can you sign up online for TH chapter? VIR's reg. is getting close

1996 328ti
01-09-2008, 10:11 PM
Can you sign up online for TH chapter? VIR's reg. is getting close
No. You must call the National office. 864.250.0022.

Scany
01-11-2008, 08:52 PM
I guess this flew over my head at first. I've been thinking of the Trackdaze event all along untill Craig mentioned this.. Four days at the track with the unproven high milage 318iS won't go well I think. What about starting the season slowly.. :)

1996 328ti
01-16-2008, 02:34 PM
Registration has been moved to Sunday 7:00PM.

Car54
01-17-2008, 11:23 AM
I guess this flew over my head at first. I've been thinking of the Trackdaze event all along untill Craig mentioned this.. Four days at the track with the unproven high milage 318iS won't go well I think. What about starting the season slowly.. :)

Maybe you try to find an event at the Jefferson at Summit Point if you're concerned with reliability. There are a few one day events for around $150 that happen there. Just a thought.

Scany
01-17-2008, 10:46 PM
Maybe you try to find an event at the Jefferson at Summit Point if you're concerned with reliability. There are a few one day events for around $150 that happen there. Just a thought.


Definitely a good thought. We'll be sure to run as many events as possible. It's just four days would be too much. Seems like the car will be ready. Some things you just can't prepare yourself for anyhow. Some obstacles makes it interesting :biggrin: especially when you have great helpful people around you in the paddock (..I've experienced).

1996 328ti
01-20-2008, 06:52 PM
Anyone know what's up with this?
Registration Suspended

Registration for this event has been suspended. The official close date is February 3 and registration may re-open before that date.

Car54
01-20-2008, 07:14 PM
I don't know but it's frustrating.

dbonner
01-20-2008, 07:19 PM
Anyone know what's up with this?

Same here, Steven. :confused: Looks like it's a common problem for many of us, fortunately or unfortunately. I just pinged Sandy Ford to inform her of the difficulty.

BonBahn

1996 328ti
01-20-2008, 07:20 PM
How did I know you guys would be here? :)

I saw Paul Dunlevy this afternoon and he didn't mention anything.

1996 328ti
01-20-2008, 07:21 PM
Same here, Steven. :confused: Looks like it's a common problem for many of us, fortunately or unfortunately. I just pinged Sandy Ford to inform her of the difficulty.

BonBahnI figure Sandy must have about 150 emails by now.

1996 328ti
01-20-2008, 07:42 PM
Registration is open. :)

Car54
01-20-2008, 07:42 PM
It's up...I just registered

dbonner
01-20-2008, 07:50 PM
It's up...I just registered

Yeah. My registration when through too. Just a delayed start. Who wants to watch the Giants/Packers game anyhow? :wink:

BonBahn

1996 328ti
01-20-2008, 08:07 PM
I did have to enter a lot of my information again though.
I have no clue how many schools I've done.
More than I care to add up.

dbonner
01-20-2008, 08:27 PM
I was surprised by that as well. After you've done a track more than 3 or 4 times over more than 2 years, it is really hard to keep an accurate tally. Or is it a problem with our memory banks? :rolleyes:


I did have to enter a lot of my information again though.
I have no clue how many schools I've done.
More than I care to add up.

1996 328ti
01-20-2008, 08:33 PM
I was surprised by that as well. After you've done a track more than 3 or 4 times over more than 2 years, it is really hard to keep an accurate tally. Or is it a problem with our memory banks? :rolleyes:
I don't want to add up the money. :mad:

profbooty
01-23-2008, 11:10 AM
I was surprised by that as well. After you've done a track more than 3 or 4 times over more than 2 years, it is really hard to keep an accurate tally. Or is it a problem with our memory banks? :rolleyes:

Just follow what NASA does and keep a logbook, plus they are great to have if you do schools from a number of different groups, have a written record of how you did in the past, what you thought you did well on, and what you think you need to work on.

woodym3
01-23-2008, 05:00 PM
I've had several students at BMWCCA or SCCA PDX events ask me to make entries in their NASA logbooks. Great idea.

fitzhugh
02-09-2008, 03:16 PM
This is my first time registering with Tarheel via Motorsportreg - and I found it as frustrating as all of you. But now they've charged my credit card - and the Tarheel site says confirmations are sent "in the next few days" following registration - but I've heard nothing about getting in or getting rejected.

Whose done this before and can explain what to expect? Do any of you have your confirmations yet?
THANKS

1996 328ti
02-09-2008, 03:52 PM
This is my first time registering with Tarheel via Motorsportreg - and I found it as frustrating as all of you. But now they've charged my credit card - and the Tarheel site says confirmations are sent "in the next few days" following registration - but I've heard nothing about getting in or getting rejected.

Whose done this before and can explain what to expect? Do any of you have your confirmations yet?
THANKS
The registration process is not that bad.
They still need to work out a few kinks.
You wouldn't be on the confirmed list unless you are in.
http://www.motorsportreg.com/pap/registration/attendees.cfm?uidEvent=F4929045-CE95-D350-08B5F4A2DF3BB75A

From what I read on Tarheel's website, Sandy travels for work.
Download what you need and see you there.

fitzhugh
02-09-2008, 06:17 PM
ALRIGHT, I'm in!

Thanks Steven. I didn't realize you could find a list of confirmed registrants at Motorsportreg.com. I was kinda thinking they'd notify people via email. Live and learn.

In case anyone else is similarly challenged with navigating their site...

Click on REGISTER for the event, then click on SEE REQUIREMENTS. That will get you to a Dashboard from where you can "See Who Else Is Attending". This is the list of confirmed people. It's a "Pull" system as opposed to "Push". I.e. you have to go and look (and know where to look) to see if you got in. There are no notifications.

I rather like the NCC system ;)

1996 328ti
02-09-2008, 06:50 PM
I rather like the NCC system ;)At least the NCC system doesn't require you to be at the computer at a specific time.
And this being the 3rd year doing the pre-reg system, not one person had a problem registering. Remembering to mail the form in is another story.

woodym3
02-19-2008, 02:29 PM
Wow! It looks like 136 students and 79 instructors are currenly on board.

Car54
02-19-2008, 03:14 PM
That's awesome, last I heard they were short instructors...

1996 328ti
02-19-2008, 04:02 PM
That's awesome, last I heard they were short instructors...Most of their instructors are average height.

woodym3
02-19-2008, 10:45 PM
Most of their instructors are average height.
But Neil Simon is instructing for them now.

mcoupemindy
02-20-2008, 05:44 AM
But Neil Simon is instructing for them now.

He's short and skinny for weight reduction :wink:

1996 328ti
02-20-2008, 07:54 PM
You see the latest weather?
It went from rain, to nice to this (http://www.accuweather.com/forecast3.asp?partner=forecastfox&traveler=1&zipChg=1&zipcode=24540&metric=0).
Cloudy; periods of snow and rain in the morning followed by a couple of showers in the afternoon
And to think I sold my snows. :(

Car54
02-20-2008, 08:19 PM
It's crazy to think I just checked that and was coming here to post it. Today was 62 there while it snowed in N VA. Things will come around as long as everyone buys rain gear/cold gear to prepare....we can trick it!

Car54
02-21-2008, 01:26 PM
Things are coming around...
http://www.accuweather.com/forecast-weekends.asp?partner=forecastfox&traveler=1&zipcode=24540&metric=0

1996 328ti
02-21-2008, 01:44 PM
WHEW. I was just thinking about this too.

woodym3
02-21-2008, 05:18 PM
It's WAY too early to start checking the weather. Don't look until next Thursday morning. You may be pleasantly surprised. Then again, . . . .

Car54
03-04-2008, 04:08 PM
WHEW. I was just thinking about this too.

Nice meeting you Steven at the event. Hope your strut mount situation yields you a new mod!

Here's the camber kit and perches I was telling you about...

http://www.vorshlag.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_4_37&products_id=28

Their quote: Designed for maximum suspension bump travel. More than an inch more strut travel than some of our competitors! Equates to it will lower your car an inch so you can run taller springs and still sit at the same height.

1996 328ti
03-04-2008, 05:08 PM
Nice meeting you Steven at the event. Hope your strut mount situation yields you a new mod!

Here's the camber kit and perches I was telling you about...

http://www.vorshlag.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_4_37&products_id=28

Their quote: Designed for maximum suspension bump travel. More than an inch more strut travel than some of our competitors! Equates to it will lower your car an inch so you can run taller springs and still sit at the same height.There is no way my car can be any lower.

Good meeting you. Always good to put a face to a username.