: S2KCA or Track Masters?



rgd
12-19-05, 08:12 PM
Having no experience with either of these clubs, would you recomend joining either one to go to track events? If yes why, if no, is there a better option?

Want to go to Laguna Seca beg of Feb. What to do???

Thanks,
Bob

calicadi
12-19-05, 10:28 PM
Have you heard of these guys
http://www.ncracing.org/index.html ?

Maybe PM or seach mutlu, I know he's a local who's been to some track days.

I have a goal to get to a least one track day this year. Keep us posted on what you find and you may have company. (Wouldn't that be scary to be in a Miata and find a couple a' V's wheel-to-wheel in your mirror and comin up fast!) I'll do like-wise.

Dreamin
12-20-05, 05:11 PM
Definitely Track-Masters! Great club, lots of track time. No crazy drivers.

I'm signed up for:
SCCA: Thunderhill on Jan 21 (for some suspension testing)
Track-masters: Laguna Seca on Feb 2.
Green-Flag: LS on Mar 25 or 26 (haven't decided which day)

Speed-ventures is good, but expensive... very high end cars:
http://www.speedventures.com/

NC-Racing is also very good, but they are getting a little too popular and crowded.

If you dont have a lot of track experience, the SCCA school at Thunderhill is very good:
http://www.thunderhill.com/html/driving_school.html

calicadi
12-20-05, 11:15 PM
Good idea... school first - track later. I haven't been on a track since 9/03 at Boundurant in a v-6 CTS.

If Thunderhill fills, any knowledge of the HPDE that NASA puts on? They have one goin' on first weekend in Feb at Infineon.

50 4Ever
12-21-05, 01:11 PM
Good idea... school first - track later. I haven't been on a track since 9/03 at Boundurant in a v-6 CTS.

If Thunderhill fills, any knowledge of the HPDE that NASA puts on? They have one goin' on first weekend in Feb at Infineon.

The couple of times I have been to Infineon with TrackMasters it has been in conjunction with a NASA weekend. I have no personal knowledge of the HPDE with NASA. One thing I will say about Infineon though is it is a very unforgiving track, if something goes wrong and you leave the track chances are you will hit a wall. In August there was an Acura NSX that passed me coming out of turn #7 and took an early apex on #8, lost it and hit the wall twice. The car was a total loss.

I have been to TH several times and taken the SCCA HPDE, it was OK, I had to buy a motorcycle intercom so the instructor and I could communicate.

Oh, one other thing about TrackMasters, you have to have numbers on your car. The first time I went to one of their events I had to paint numbers on the glass. :ill: I ordered a set on static cling decals from Palmer Signs at http://www.palmersigns.com/decals3.htm

Keep the shiny side up :thumbsup:

Dreamin
12-21-05, 03:19 PM
I wont do NASA event in No. Calif anymore... too many wanna-be racers in disposable cars (i.e. 1979 RX7's)... and too many other better racing orgs.

And as posted, Sears Point (Infineon) is very unforgiving... i normally stick to Thunderhill, Laguna Seca... the Socal tracks are good too.

calicadi
12-21-05, 10:49 PM
Thanks for the tip guys.