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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it! in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; http://youtube.com/watch?v=320nf1LjZYQ Its a little over 2 months away. There is always time for a little visualization. This looks to be ...
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    Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=320nf1LjZYQ

    Its a little over 2 months away. There is always time for a little visualization. This looks to be a long and exciting track. With its elevation and a banked turn, it is sure to be challenging!
    It looks pretty tight/narrow though. We may want to split each group into two groups at the start. Being that a lot of us will be similarly powered, it may avoid the dreaded traffic jam. There are always some that take a while to point by. Just a thought.
    Another thought, what will the banked turn do for the G-meter?

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    Re: Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    Bump me up!

    Lets fill this thing!!!

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    Re: Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Love View Post
    Looks like Shenandoah Circuit, not Summit Point. I realize they're at the same place, but the main track is called Summit Point, the newest one is not.

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Love View Post
    This looks to be a long and exciting track. With its elevation and a banked turn, it is sure to be challenging!
    Exciting and challenging? Yes. Long? Not really - it's about 2.1mi, as I recall. There's lots of action in that 2.1mi, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Love View Post
    Another thought, what will the banked turn do for the G-meter?
    Not much. The suspension is heavily compressed through the turn, but that doesn't change the fact that you're trying to hold your line and not slide up and out of the banking. I would imagine cornering g's will be a bit less than on a "normal" corner.
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    Re: Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    the little track, which is the one you showed (youtube) is booooring after 3 laps. the big track is the one you can open it up at. If your running close to dusk or dawn be careful for deer..... trust me!

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    Re: Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    The Shenandoah circuit (what our event will be on) is 2.2 miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keys8541 View Post
    the little track, which is the one you showed (youtube) is booooring after 3 laps. the big track is the one you can open it up at. If your running close to dusk or dawn be careful for deer..... trust me!
    Yeah, we all wanted the big track but Shenandoah it is. Mabey next time Luke and Feff can hook it up. It will be fun for me. I can't see myself driving perfect lines in 3 laps. It will take me 3 to get to know it. Hitting a deer would be classic. However, a face full of deer is another story.

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    Re: Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay Cadillac Parts View Post
    The Shenandoah circuit (what our event will be on) is 2.2 miles
    Summit main is 2 miles so technically we are on the bigger track
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    Re: Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    Guys, there are three tracks at Summit Point. Summit Point, Jefferson Circuit (very short and basically a squiggly oval - boring) and Shenandoah (the newest track at Summit). If you've never been on Shenandoah, it's a challenging track, FAR from boring. They are doing upgrades to improve the banking of some of the turns. It's a blast, though, I would have picked Summit Main for the V event because it has a much, much longer straight. Shenandoah really plays well to very small/great handling cars, like the Elise/Exige. I have run my NSX w/ the Ferrari guys on Shenandoah and the Elises were nipping all through the twisties (which was most of the track).

    That said, Shenandoah is great fun, it's very technical, requires good concentration and will greatly improve your driving and car control skills if you're a track newbie.

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    Re: Summit Point Driving Practice....don't miss it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keys8541 View Post
    the little track, which is the one you showed (youtube) is booooring after 3 laps. the big track is the one you can open it up at.
    I think you're thinking of the Jefferson Circuit. I've never heard anyone refer to the Shenandoah Circuit as "boring", and it's not particularly "little" either. But I guess if your main concern about a road course is whether you can open it up or not, then a track with lots of challenging corners may be "boring".

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay Cadillac Parts View Post
    The Shenandoah circuit (what our event will be on) is 2.2 miles
    That's the max length. Are you guys going to be running the "pit straight"? Or will you be cutting through the bypass at turn 18 (which I think is what most clubs do these days)? If you use the turn 18 bypass I'd guess it's pretty close to 2mi, although I can't say I ever looked at my odometer to clock it!

    I never really thought about it until now, but with the two tracks (SP and SC) being essentially the same length, I was about 20sec per lap slower on SC than on SP. That really highlights the different characters of the two tracks.
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