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Offline lprmesia

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« on: June 22, 2017, 04:48:37 PM »
Anyone else locally plan on going? Anyone wanna do the group paddock thing?

Registration opens Monday.

https://www.scca.com/articles/2006848-registration-instructions-for-17-tire-rack-solo-nationals
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 09:02:18 AM »
I would love to go to Nats this year. But if car isn't sorted by then, there's not much point.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 09:24:21 AM »
At least you're getting the bugs worked out now while there's time.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
Pending Bristol Results... Maybe...
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 03:57:09 PM »
I'm kind of hoping to maybe find a co-driver and split driving duties to and from.  I'm still a little bit on the fence about it.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 07:36:45 PM »
Also pending Bristol results, but pretty certain I want to go check it out.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 12:31:36 AM »
Howdy,

For you on the fence folks that have never gone.

Just go.

Seriously.

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Re: Nationals
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 12:29:12 PM »
Worth it even if you're not really class competitive?

My Google-fu skills seem to be lacking in finding the specific information and location for on-site camping...or is it just on your concrete paddock space?
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2017, 04:12:38 PM »
Busted corvette engine means I won't be there.

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Re: Nationals
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2017, 01:26:37 AM »
Howdy,

Worth it even if you're not really class competitive?

My Google-fu skills seem to be lacking in finding the specific information and location for on-site camping...or is it just on your concrete paddock space?

There are maybe 100 (out of 1200) people out there with a legit shot at a class win.  Figure half the folks have a legit shot at a trophy.  Depending on what you mean by "class competitive", minimum half the folks there just aren't.

What they are there for is one hell of a week of autox vacation.  You see the best of the best in autox.  And that's in _all_ classes.  Ever see an AM car?  How about a full grid of them?  Like CAM?  There will be a bunch.  Etc.

Plus there's fun autox stuff to do pretty much every night.  There's the low key region tents that activity centers around, plus various real events.

Basically, consider it a week of autocrosser vacation.  And frankly, you'll likely have a better time if you go out intending to drive your best but not worried about how you place.

And yeah, camping is in your grid spot.  "Camping" mostly means "in an RV", though I'm sure there are some that are in actual tents.

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Re: Nationals
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2017, 07:05:37 AM »
There are 4 things wrong with going to nationals - Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.

If it wasn't for that 16 hour drive, ONE WAY, I would go every year.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2017, 09:12:16 AM »
There are 4 things wrong with going to nationals - Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa.

If it wasn't for that 16 hour drive, ONE WAY, I would go every year.

Making excuses like a true autocrosser. ;)
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2017, 10:33:36 AM »
Ohio is a tough sell, though...
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2017, 11:32:44 AM »
Hey now... Ohio has Toledo which has the best Mexican food this side of the Mississippi.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2017, 10:30:52 PM »
Hey now... Ohio has Toledo which has the best Mexican food this side of the Mississippi.

And the best tuner... Aaron @ Pure Tuning.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2017, 10:10:01 AM »
Hey now... Ohio has Toledo which has the best Mexican food this side of the Mississippi.

And the best tuner... Aaron @ Pure Tuning.

It's amazing to me to see that place where it is today. It's literally less than a mile from where I grew up. I remember when it opened I didn't think much of it - places come and go and there weren't many (or any) "tuning" shops. Being so close to Detroit and being flat, muscle was still the big thing and even if you were JDM, you were just doing backyard engine swaps (like my 1994 KLZE Probe) and buying "chips" for cars. So it was seen as like another rims/tint/car stereo kind of place by a lot of people in the community and was barely a blip on anyone's radar. After living out here for 11 years now to see how nationally recognized that place has become is phenomenal.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2017, 08:30:31 PM »
So where are we at with locals + almost locals?

Dan Sabol (FS)
Bob Smith (GS)
Sam Strano (SSR)
Alex Piehl (STX)
Kyle Herbst (STX)
Greg Vincent (EM)
Alex Artayet (DS)
Chris Kavka (DS)

Anyone else?
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2017, 08:56:21 PM »
Myself and more than likely Alex A will be there in my WRX in DS.
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2017, 09:47:15 PM »
So where are we at with locals + almost locals?

Dan Sabol (FS)
Bob Smith (GS)
Sam Strano (SSR)
Alex Piehl (STX)
Kyle Herbst (STX)
Greg Vincent (EM)

Anyone else?

Maybe Bill Staley? ;)
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Re: Nationals
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2017, 11:56:12 PM »
I'll be arriving Sunday, leaving Saturday.  I think the Vincents said they would be kind enough to transport my wheels and tires down there, but if that falls through, anyone arriving before Tuesday that has room for my giant F Street wheels, I might be begging for a favor.
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