2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, V-day III Monday June 29th in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; the third V-Day track extravaganza will be held Monday June 29th AT Summit Point raceway (Summit Point WV) on the ...
the third V-Day track extravaganza will be held Monday June 29th AT Summit Point raceway (Summit Point WV) on the "main" circuit. in our 2 prior V-Day's we have packed the track with 40+ CTS and STS V's. I hope to reach 60 this time. $250.00 gets you 5 20 minute track sessions, classroom time to hone your skills, and a catered lunch. we have helmet rentals available and discounted hotel rooms for the out of towners. I am currently working on some involvment from GM/Cadillac. folks that were at V-Day 1 & 2 will remember that Cadillac was kind enough to bring the 2009 CTS-V out for some hot laps (before the car was in showrooms). Should be a few more things to announce over the coming months but dont delay sign up early!! give me a call and I will get the registration to you. any questions feel free to call or email.
V-Day I had the wet track in the morning, which pissed me off. V-Day III will be much better (knocking on my wood).
Originally Posted by thebigjimsho
Except for 2, that was a great way to learn the V, or re-learn...
On V-Day I, I was totally new to this. The rain actually helped in a way by forcing us to be slow at first, especially important as we noobs learned the various track rules and signals and actually how to drive. As the day and the track dried up, we ramped up the speed with each session.
I don't need to preach to the experienced guys; you're the choir. But, if you other guys have never done this before and have always wondered what it's all about, I HIGHLY recommend it. I was way cautious out there (my rear tires were worse than I thought), but learning the techniques of slow in, fast out, being shown on paper what the term apex was all about, and having an instructor ride along providing his/her insight made this much more than just trying to drive fast in a controlled environment.
All I can say is DON'T end up next July muttering, "I wish I had gone." Do it!
If you plan on doing track days on a regular basis, I'd suggest getting an "SA" rated helmet (SA2005 will be good until 2015ish) as more and more organizations are requiring the SA rated helmets for liability purposes. Visit www.TeamSimpson.com.
Hey 814V and bigREDfreshness, if I end up going i could meet up with you guys on I-40 in Little Rock. I'd be coming from Dallas and just when i thought i had a far drive, it looks like yours is almost twice mine! Little Rock looks close to your halfway point.
I had a quick question. I am about to purchase a helmet and wonder what helmet type will be needed for Summit Point V Day III. I am sure a SA2005 will work, but i am looking at getting a Snell M-2005 helmet due to price and from what i read M-2005 typically provide a wider range of view than SA2005. What do you guys think?
here is how it has been explained to me...the SA provides protection from multiple impacts as where the M is one smack and its done. WE are STRONGLY reccomending folks coming to VDay3 to have an SA2000 or better. I will have a limited # of rentals at $40.00 ea (need to sign up for one on the registration form) or have access to a number of entry level helmets (if you plan on making this a hobby!!) for around $210.00