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Car54
01-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Registration opened tonight.

Who's in?

1996 328ti
01-20-2009, 09:01 PM
Registered.

TMB_540i
01-20-2009, 11:45 PM
Registered and instructing.

Scany
01-21-2009, 10:24 AM
Registered.

woodym3
01-28-2009, 09:56 PM
The following message was received from the Tarheel chapter. It only takes a phone call to the National Office (and $15.30) to have another chapter added to your membership:

Tarheel Members, the upcoming Tarheel HPDS at VIR can accommodate ten [10] more C students. If you didn't apply and think it is too late to do so now, good news....there is room for you. If you know other C level students spread the word that they need not hold back. We have Instructor coverage and track space for the next 10 C students to register. Full schools keep your costs down for the next event.

Bruce N
01-29-2009, 08:31 AM
In!

woodym3
01-29-2009, 10:14 AM
Good Bruce. Who else from RRT is going?

Munchenman2
01-29-2009, 08:25 PM
Folks,

When is this and how can I find out more about it?

Thanks.
Alan :tongue:

Car54
01-29-2009, 08:59 PM
http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.advert/uidEvent/D671B196-F63A-5153-9550BA087881A15A

woodym3
01-29-2009, 09:56 PM
Folks,

When is this and how can I find out more about it?

Thanks.
Alan :tongue:

They call it their Spring School, but it's really in . . . .

http://www.tarheelbmwcca.org/springschool.htm

Bruce N
01-30-2009, 08:49 AM
Good Bruce. Who else from RRT is going?

I'm pretty sure James and Adam are going. Barry will be out of town that weekend.

Scany
01-30-2009, 09:36 AM
Today: "Congratulations, you are confirmed." wohoo! :)

woodym3
02-18-2009, 12:41 PM
From JoElla John of the Tarheel Chapter:

Students and Instructors:

Thank you for your support in staffing and filling the upcoming VIR driver school.

Registration had been suspended, but we have a strong turn out of Instructors and can accommodate a few more students; therefore I have reopened Motorsportreg.com and listed the spots available there. Several of you have written to inquire about available spots and this is your response. We are still using our guideline of about 32 students per run group on the full course with a couple more in the A group due to more liberal passing zones and higher level of skill of the drivers. I hope several more of you-all can join us. We must cut off registration on Feb. 23.

We are including $8.00 lunch tickets for all participants. Light breakfast will be available, at your own expense, for those who do not get the free breakfast at the motel. Time is tight so you may find that eating after the first run group has gridded is best.

Student's meeting is above the Pagoda; Instructors meet in the classroom.

Gasoline at the track will be priced not more than a penny more than name brand gas in town. I still advise coming with a full tank to avoid lines at the pumps. They are operated by credit card and open at all times. Air is available at the TECH shed. We allow time for your instructor to observe you doing your pre-grid tech, so there are no lines of cars being teched. Your TECH inspection from your mechanic is essential.

Assignments have been made, but will not be announced prior to the school. That way if we have to make last minute changes to accommodate staffing it will not create a problem. All of our instructors are top drawer, so anyone you get will be of great help.

Mike Hinkley will serve as our Chief Instructor for this school.

Please register on Friday evening 6PM - 10PM at the Sleep Inn Motel. All information is included in your student packet to be downloaded by you from www.tarheelbmwcca.org found by clicking on the Driver School date. Other general information is found by clicking on Driving School in the left banner on the home page.

We look forward to a great school. Especially with you there.

1996 328ti
02-20-2009, 07:17 PM
Car all teched. Finally found a track/mod friendly shop down here.
It's a Porsche shop with one guy who works on BMWs.

Scany
02-20-2009, 10:58 PM
Picking the car up at Funktion tomorrow also, all teched. But of course there is a little drama: before I dropped it off I found one of the seat sliders loose. Luckily Soloracer has been very helpful this time and are sending me two new ones. They said they had found faults with the older sliders. So a two sliders later (on Tuesday) I'm all ready :)

Car54
02-22-2009, 08:45 PM
Awesome...still want to leave around 10 Scany? Are you going to swing by to pick up my junks?

Scany
02-23-2009, 10:22 AM
Awesome...still want to leave around 10 Scany? Are you going to swing by to pick up my junks?


I need to get out of the embassy and the city earlier I think, so that I don't block traffic into the garage and get into to much rushtraffic around here. but we can stop and have breakfast somewhere before we stop by you. I'm hoping to get out of here before 8. So I guess we'll end up at your place around 9-9:30. Is that cool?

You need room for more than your tires? Just so i can plan my packing. You know me, I bring all I can find :tongue: except that little thing I really need.

Car54
02-23-2009, 09:19 PM
Wow, that is early...I really should get state inspection Friday morning so I was hoping to go at 7:30 and be back by 8:30. Sounds like you're leaving right at rush hour....it should work either way.

I'll need to bring some tools, track box, wheels/tires.....we can throw Odie in your truck too!

1996 328ti
02-23-2009, 09:35 PM
You leave too much later and you will be in bumper to bumper traffic past Fredricksburg.

Scany
02-23-2009, 11:32 PM
Wow, that is early...I really should get state inspection Friday morning so I was hoping to go at 7:30 and be back by 8:30. Sounds like you're leaving right at rush hour....it should work either way.

I'll need to bring some tools, track box, wheels/tires.....we can throw Odie in your truck too!

It's either that or after 9:30. Traffic around here isn't bad before 8, but after that Mass. Ave. gets sort of annoying. I have no idea of traffic on I-395 South or I-95 South around these times.

That would be a freakin' kennel back there :biggrin:

Scany
02-24-2009, 10:36 PM
got the new seat sliders from Corbeau today and installed them. Funny they were allowed to produce the old ones. Came apart almost just looking at it. Maybe that's why I didn't have to say much before they sent me new ones.

Almost there now. Small tweaks on the camera mount and a new chain tensioner seal and I'm ready to go :)

1996 328ti
03-01-2009, 11:36 AM
So what was Sunday like?
I saw 33 degrees with snow and I headed home at 7:00 AM.
Hit some heavy rain and some minor hydroplaning on the way home.

Scany
03-01-2009, 08:32 PM
I got two runs in. The first was just as it started raining, but it was good. Relatively to the rest :) The Instructors that ran first almost got a dry run I think. After my second they pulled the plug so we could get home before the storm.

6-7 hours driving in sleet and snow, and a Cadillac CTS spinning into the ditch later we're home again :)

Good weekend. I learned a lot in the rain and got pretty close to the edge of traction out of turn 6a at one point. Unfortunately the Supra didn't get away with it..

1996 328ti
03-01-2009, 08:36 PM
It's snowing by me.
I saw one fender bender and a few cars spun on on ramps.

Bruce N
03-02-2009, 02:30 PM
I beat the storm. I left around 10:30 and drove through about two hours of rain then it was dry the rest of the way home.

Even though it rained the entire time the huge amount of wet track time was awesome! I learned a great amount of valuable info.

1996 328ti
03-02-2009, 02:37 PM
The new surface made it interesting too.

Scany
03-02-2009, 03:06 PM
The new surface made it interesting too.

Very true.

Car54
03-02-2009, 03:29 PM
Most of us who showed up Friday evening never got a chance to see the sealer in the dry to know where exactly it is and isn't. I'm still not sure if it's in T6-6a and T2 and T10.