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Old 09-30-2011, 04:54 PM
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So how much is the by in on this track day?
Scroll up to Post #10.
I spelled it out pretty good, I think.

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:18 PM
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Here's the cool thing about HPR, there are a bunch of different ways to enjoy it.

During the summer season (ends Oct 31), you can choose a full day of driving (8 am to 5 pm, lunch at 12 to 1), or a half day of driving (8am to 12, or 1pm to 5pm).

If you pay the day of the event, its $160 for full day, or $100 for a half day.
If you pay in advance, its $150 or $90.

But, if you know you're going to do it multiple times, or if there's going to be you and several other people joining, you can buy lapping day cars, which reduces the price a bit.

I just bought a 3 pack for Half Day, which brings the individual price down to $81 a ticket. Plus, I can hand over my ticket to whomever I want, like my gf is using one tomorrow.

If a couple of people wanted to join in, we could pool cash, and buy one of these packs of lapping day tickets. a 6 pack of half days costs $475, which brings it to just over $71 a piece. Get a 12 pack, and its $75 a piece to cover the $900.

Something to consider.

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Yes sir, you did! I was viewing on the mobile version so it was a little skewed. Very cool though, id be into it if we could get some package thing going down. Sounds like some fun stuff for sure!!!
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How is everyone feeling about a date?

Cutter, how much oil do you usually go through and how much fuel?

Need to bring any other fluids besides premix?
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:27 PM
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Alrighty, lets see if I can't get this right from my experience a couple weeks back:

I brought a 5 gallon gas can filled with me to the track of Shell Super.
I used that at the end of the day to pour into the tank, and get me back home.
I had about 1/8 of a tank in there when I dumped in the gas, so it turned off the low fuel light.

I used pretty much a full tank of gas getting there and back for a half day at the track.

I filled the car with gas up the street from my house when I filled the gas can, and since its ~70 miles from my place to the track, I burned about 3 to 4 gallons getting there (YMMV, no kidding).

When I got to the track, I topped off the engine with oil, and when I got back home at the end of the day, I had used about a quart, I do believe. YMMV on this one, too. If your oil injection system isn't working 100%, you will use less, obviously.

Since the track is in the middle of nowhere, you either pay their high prices for race fuel to top up your car, you bring a gas can with fuel with you, or you drive the 17 miles back to I-70 where there's 2 gas stations and pay their prices, which are about the norm for a station off of I-70 in the middle of nowhere. Your choices.

I would highly recommend washing your wheels before going to the track, and taking a look at your brake pads, and make sure they are in decent shape. You really don't want to have your brakes fade or fail on you when coming off the long straight.

As for a date, someone else needs to choose.

Who can come on a Friday?
Who can come on a Saturday?

Say something.

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I may be able to to make one of those days if a couple people decide to commit to a 3 pack of tickets to save me a few bucks :D It will also depend on other circumstances as well. Does it cost to bring passengers along in your car, or is it a car price?
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:22 PM
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This would be somthing that I would really want to do but unfortunately I have to break my engine in before I start racing the car :P Friday I get my car back along with a new engine. Maybe next month I will be able to make it, But not this

Btw are any of you in SCCA? They do alot of cone racing all year long. Its alot of volunteer work but worth the fun
Heres the link http://www.coloradoscca.org/
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by slvrmzdrx8 View Post
I may be able to to make one of those days if a couple people decide to commit to a 3 pack of tickets to save me a few bucks :D It will also depend on other circumstances as well. Does it cost to bring passengers along in your car, or is it a car price?
Price is per driver.
You could bring 5 cars with you, and if you're the only one driving, its just the 1 ticket for you to drive them all.

As for passengers, you can have 1 passenger in the car with you, as long as they have a helmet on. No extra charge.

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by slvrmzdrx8 View Post
I may be able to to make one of those days if a couple people decide to commit to a 3 pack of tickets to save me a few bucks :D It will also depend on other circumstances as well. Does it cost to bring passengers along in your car, or is it a car price?
PM me and we can work something out for track fees. I was looking at going with a 3 full day pack and can split with you one day. I was under the impression we were doing a full day so please advise if Im incorrect. My helmet hasnt come yet, so that would be the only issue with Saturday for me.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:56 AM
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PM me and we can work something out for track fees. I was looking at going with a 3 full day pack and can split with you one day. I was under the impression we were doing a full day so please advise if Im incorrect. My helmet hasnt come yet, so that would be the only issue with Saturday for me.
I have a pair of old helmets (one is 9 years old, the other is 8 years old).

If that's the only thing holding you up, you can borrow one.
One is a Black Shoei RF1000, Large, and well worn. I just retired it from my motorcycle riding yesterday, as I just got a new helmet.

My other helmet is a 10 year old Yellow HJC. Its either a large or an extra large.
I can't even tell you the last time I wore it, as its been a long, long time.
It has many miles on it, too.

If you want to wait until next Friday instead, let me know.

And yeah, I was aiming for half day for a Friday track run.
For the Saturday instead, I might come in at noon for the start of the afternoon session.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:51 PM
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Id be cool with a half day.
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Ok, lets do Saturday. I will get another 3 half day pass and work out the details at the track unless BC thinks Im missing something.

BC, could I use both helmets? I may bring the kid along.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:35 AM
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Looks like it might be raining on Saturday.

How old is your kid?

I wouldn't want to put a little kid in a helmet that's way too big for them.

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Originally Posted by Bladecutter View Post
Looks like it might be raining on Saturday.

How old is your kid?

I wouldn't want to put a little kid in a helmet that's way too big for them.

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He's 14, big head. Just about 7" in diameter. Im just over so large from what I know these should work.

We MIGHT escape the rain in the afternoon. Cold enough not to need race fuel too. Though I know you dont run it I got used to it in my EVO so it may help here too when warm enough. Then again I dont know as much about rotaries yet as many here do.

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Old 10-06-2011, 03:19 PM
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Cool, I'll bring the helmets then.

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Cool, I'll bring the helmets then.

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Cool man, thanks.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:01 PM
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Man, both of the threads going (why do we have 2 threads going?) have died in the the last week.
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We said track and scared off everyone maybe.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:15 PM
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We said track and scared off everyone maybe.
There's truth in that.

Another car forum was having their annual get together in the Colorado area this summer. I suggested doing a day at the track. Got shot down. Buncha pansies.

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Well, Im still planning on being at HPR the afternoon of Friday the 21st. So if nothing else we can get a couple of us there.

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Sounds like a plan.
Did your helmet arrive?

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Sounds like a plan.
Did your helmet arrive?

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Yeap, Zamp cheapo. Good fit and SA2010.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:06 PM
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Cool. The weather looks more promising this week than it did the other.
Was Silver planning on making it, or is he still suffering from schoolbook overload?

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Cool. The weather looks more promising this week than it did the other.
Was Silver planning on making it, or is he still suffering from schoolbook overload?

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I saw that.

I texted earlier today but havent heard back yet.
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Since Iluvrevs and I are the only ones in this whole state who like driving RX-8's on a track, we met up at HPR on Friday, and had a grand old time tearing up the track, and pushing ourselves faster and faster around the many corners.



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Its going to be a while before the track is up and running again, since they are closing it come Monday for a bit of repaving work in the couple of spots that need it.



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Was a perfect day.
Temp right around 70 degrees.
Practically no wind.
Good variety of cars out on the track, including some eye candy, and many engines that made your ears very, very happy.

Hopefully next time we do this, there will be more of you to join in.

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Old 10-23-2011, 04:07 PM
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sounds like lots of fun!!! wish i could have made it. getting some all seasons this next week so, then ill have some tires to burn up. lets watch the weather maybe we can get in another track day in after they are done paving.
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