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Old 09-05-2011, 12:11 PM
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IL October SCCA Track Day @ Blackhawk

Hey Rotorheads,

For those of you that came out on August 3rd thank you! We had 4 or 5 rotaries at Blackhawk, which is a great course for the RX-8 (I especially love the back half of the course!).

On Sunday October 9th we will be having our last event of the season. A mini-track day nestled in the middle of an actual SCCA race day. Not only to you get into see the races, but you'll actually get to be ON the track as well with your RX-8. As always, we will have quality instructors (many of them racers there for the weekend). And this is all for $50!! Add $15 for SCCA weekend membership for non-members. That's about the cheapest you find to get on a track, so no more excuses about costs holding you back! Get that 8 on the track where it belongs!!

Here is the registration link:
http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...14E8058D8E0209

See you there!
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:38 PM
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Wow that is sooo cheap!! Hey what do I need to prepare for the race?? I always wanted to race at the Blackhawk but I never have... I got the hawk hps pads and lowered just a lilbit. I am really interested..
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Track Prep

Track time will be limited (I think two 15 minute sessions), and is not a race but there will be racing that day to observe. You will be on the track with other cars, but not competing. Follow the link for a great writeup on prepping your car. If your car is running well, and you have good brakes (with a recent brake fluid flush in the last 6 months is ideal) and adequate tire tread then you should be in good shape.

http://www.scca-chicago.org/pdx/todo_list.html

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Thank you sooooo much for the info!! This helps me alot. yeah Im in the process of looking for the helmet right now.. Its a hard decisions.. I do have questions though, what dot approved brake fluid do you use? I haven't flush the brake fluid yet ever since I got the car..!!! also what psi do you keep your tires when you are on the race course?
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IL More Track Prep Stuff//SCCA Blackhawk Oct 2011

I got an SA 2010 rated open faced helmet for a good price at http://www.soloperformance.com/. You only need M rated for our events (SCCA), but I would get an SA rated since many other track clubs require that. We also will have loaner helmets available, FYI.

I use Super Blue brake fluid: http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/acces...tail.jsp?ID=21. You'd have to check the RX8 manual or the forums for the DOT number, I dont' recall. Having the brake lines free of air bubbles is more important than the specific fluid for these short sessions (assuming it's approved fluid for the RX-8).

I run my Dunlop Star Specs at about 40-45 PSI, they are 245/40/18s. If it's your first time on track then the stock setting (32PSI) should be fine, or maybe a bit higher like 35 PSI.

Hope that helps. Are you registered yet!!??
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Yeah!!!! You are awesome!! Thanks for all these info once again! I'm going to register as soon as I find out I could get everything ready! Just in case how much would it be to rent the helmets?? and what time are you going to be out there??

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I got an SA 2010 rated open faced helmet for a good price at http://www.soloperformance.com/. You only need M rated for our events (SCCA), but I would get an SA rated since many other track clubs require that. We also will have loaner helmets available, FYI.

I use Super Blue brake fluid: http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/acces...tail.jsp?ID=21. You'd have to check the RX8 manual or the forums for the DOT number, I dont' recall. Having the brake lines free of air bubbles is more important than the specific fluid for these short sessions (assuming it's approved fluid for the RX-8).

I run my Dunlop Star Specs at about 40-45 PSI, they are 245/40/18s. If it's your first time on track then the stock setting (32PSI) should be fine, or maybe a bit higher like 35 PSI.

Hope that helps. Are you registered yet!!??
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Loaner helmets are FREE!! Although my vote is to change that so we can affort to buy NEW helmets down the road....
I think we want to start registration at 8:30 or something like that. Blackhawk is funny cuz all the buildings are INSIDE the track, and there will be races going in the AM, so you have to wait for a break to get "inside". We should have a schedule on the website (www.scca-chicago.org). A detailed schedule will be emailed to all registered.
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Im getting my tires install this Friday and got the brake fluid that you recommended me... all I need is a helmet..!!! my buddy is working on it right now but if he cant find one I'll prob get the one that you also recommended me too! Yikes lots of money at same time...but its one of my dream to run my car out at Blackhawk farms..! I can't wait!!!!!!
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There will be loaner helmets available FYI. Don't forget late fee kicks in after Oct 2nd so register soon!
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Everything is all good to go!! Thank you soooooo much for your help Todd!! I'll see you out there
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I will have to see what the schedule looks like. My Grandfather still races at Blakhawk a few times a year he has a white and blue RX-7. I will have to see if he would like to go and i will drive my Rx-8 up as well. It sounds like it would be a fun Rotary day

Wait this says 2011 i am a year late lol :P Well.............
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Hey Vorsanss. This thread is from 2011 but there is an event coming up on 0ctober 14th Sunday. You should come and check it out! its a great place and so much fun out there!! this event is very cheap too. only 65 bucks..!!!

here is the site:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/index....A#.UGPe3FHAHU0
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Yep talked to my grandpa about it. he and i are planning on going. I am going to bring my 8 but he cant decide which car to bring (Shelby CSX, RX7, or his vet). LOL
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Obviously he should bring his RX7.
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That's awesome vorsanss!! And I agree with zzoomx2 def rx 7!! Lol
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All signed up and ready to go. my grandpa is going to come with me but he is not going to participate. so no RX-7 i will take a few pics and post them up here of hes Rx-7's.

See you there!!

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Here is some pictures of the RX-7 race car's and the Vent. I didn't get a picture of the Shelby CSX because its in the shop at the moment. The head gasket blew or he would be tracking with us on Sunday.

See you there!!

PS: we need more RX-8's we only have 3 so far!!!
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I'm the one with dark purple rx-8. Im gonna be with my buddy that drives black s2k so you know. See you soon!!!

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All signed up and ready to go. my grandpa is going to come with me but he is not going to participate. so no RX-7 i will take a few pics and post them up here of hes Rx-7's.

See you there!!
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Sounds good see you there!!!
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It's the time of the year again!! If anyone would like to test your 8 and your driving skill for incredibly low price, please come and check it out!!

SCCA - Chicago Region - PDX announces Chicago Region SCCA PDX 2013 #6 Saturday, October 12, 2013 info at Blackhawk Farms Raceway, South Beloit, IL 61080 (0186) - MotorsportReg.com
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I think I have the record for number of times going off track at turn 1 during a practice session for a SCCA Regional race at that track. It was wet and my rear brakes would lock up on the RX7. The chief steward wasn't happy and we had a talk at the end of the session. the qualifying and race sessions were dry and event free.
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I love blackhawk farms! I only had one wet track day and I get to learn different lines depends on the weather. When I was out there on august, I went out of the track on turn 3.. I tried to keep up with zzoomx2 while my tires weren't hot enough. This track teaches me something new every time and I still have same smile as when I went there on very first time.
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Blackhawk is fun. I got craploads of camber so that's prob why you couldn't keep up. Getting Progress swaybars put in next week. Then I get my rideheight and shock settings tweaked. Can't make it to Blackhawk tomorrow though.
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