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Rare Snake last won the day on August 23 2018

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  1. Awesome, thanks for the info. Is the entrance onto the ice still that boat launch on the northeast corner of the island, east of the windmill? I haven't been to the Portage races for over 20 years, but I'm looking forward to helping out this weekend. Dason
  2. How did I never notice that title for your build before?? 11.5 @ 127 mph is the time to beat at the strip on street tires, after driving there with the AC blasting... just to set the bar, you know. I'll work on getting you a proper TA lap time this summer. I'll have to pay more attention to this build now, you've got my attention. Looks like you're doing a killer job so far! Dason
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    This is kind of how I feel too. I'm not going to spend much time crying about it, but I feel like my car really screws me for getting some competitive track time. I've only been doing TA for 2 seasons, and I still have yet to get a day it's not raining, but I was kind of hoping to get more competitive in 2019. It's 100% street car, but now I have to race against full blown built race cars on paper, which will guarantee me a spot right at the bottom of the pile. Maybe I'm taking it wrong. All I want to do is have some timed fun on the track in my summer toy. At least I'll have Gary's Camaro and Martin's Porsche to keep me company in the same boat.
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    Oops. I missed that line in there about tires. Thanks!
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    Thanks for all the hard work, it looks good. I never really understood the PAX thing anyway. The only concern I have is the tire width. I'm not sure which class I would end up in, as the car is bone stock, but will my tire size be an issue on the Viper? (295 front, 355 rear) Dason
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    Thanks from a volunteer.

    Hey all, Last weekend was a blast volunteering for the Vintage Weekend. I just want to say: it's pretty cool to be thanked so much, just for helping out a bit. Almost every post I see, between the forums and Facebook, has a thank you in it for all the volunteers. But I want to say thank you too: To all the big dogs running the show, and to all the seasoned volunteers who are always super helpful in teaching me what to do out there. It's pretty awesome to learn from these folks, they make it look so easy. I've only done it a few times so far, so I don't quite know everyone yet, but I'm comfortable out there, and I'm happy to be a part of the craziness. Dason.
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    Sunday Time Attack

    Tried to register for Time Attack this Sunday, but it's sold out?? There are 7 cars entered! And it doesn't look like there was an option for only Sunday entry anyway, unless I'm wrong. It looks like you have to pay for Saturday and then extra for Sunday? That sucks, I was getting excited. If anyone knows about this, or I'm reading it wrong, please let me know. I was looking forward to getting some TA laps in. Dason
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    Drift Day

    Hi Kristina, welcome! Dason
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    Volunteers Needed for 2018 HPDE

    I am very interested in volunteering for this next year. I was wondering what it would take for me to become an instructor, I had a great time with Pete last year, even though I was a bit protective at first. So I'll check out the links! Dason
  10. I've passed this info along to my car club guys, some of them were pretty interested after a couple of us went last year. Dason
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    2017 Time Attack Championship Points

    Does it take a few races before you get assigned a class? I was confused on the class stuff before I entered the last (my first) event so I contacted the place and they added my car and gave me a class. Not sure how that transfers into these sheets, or what difference it even makes.
  12. Hi all, I just want to say thanks for the great weekend. I think I'm almost caught up on my sleep now and starting to feel human again. Big thanks especially to Pete L for teaching me the ropes, and I feel way smoother and more confident because of what I learned from him. I admit I started off with sharp teeth and trust issues, as I am not used to handing my keys to a stranger, but by the end of the weekend we were laughing and having a good time. He was great with my car, and it wasn't long before we both gained the trust we needed to get on with the weekend comfortably. I thought the track was great, and once the weather cooperated it only got better on Sunday. I think I sucked pretty bad at the figure 8 stuff, but I felt good in everything else. I especially enjoyed learning the alternate lines which will help with passing (or being passed) in a race situation. The only criticism I have is with a couple of small things. The meeting room at the track was hurting. Lots of broken chairs, and even most of the decent ones were covered with cobwebs and birdsh*t. Some of the scheduled timelines were a bit wonky, my best example being noon on Sunday. They told us the test was at 12:00, and those of us who were there early were told to go get lunch if we didn't want to miss it. So while waiting for food, the test started and the early folks actually missed it. Luckily, they ran it again and gave us back the chance to write it which was appreciated. The only other concern I saw, was with the instructor in Group B who thought he should get some track time in his cool little race car while they were out there. As fun as it looked, that was a dumb time to do it, and I know of at least 1 student he rattled pretty badly when he passed in a corner, which was of course prohibited this weekend. Looked like a big case of "Do as I say, not as I do" and the apology the driver got was laughable. Other than a couple of little hiccups, this was an awesome event, and I am very glad I signed up. I look forward to getting more involved as a volunteer, and getting out on the track again. Thanks to everyone involved to make this event happen! See you soon, Dason (Silver Viper)
  13. Good job on the display you guys! That booth had a lot of traffic and attention all weekend. And being right across from you guys, I still have your video pretty much memorized, especially the part with the Ferrari hammering around that corner lol! Also, congrats on the awards you won! Dason
  14. Hey guys! On Sunday I finally had the chance to come out and see how autocross works. Even though the weather was a tad chilly, a few friends and I stuck around for most of the afternoon. Some of us were even lucky enough to ride along with Corey and Devin...thanks again!! It was quite awesome, and it was impressive to see what you guys can do with your cars! I look forward to going again, and maybe I'll even try it out in my car. I always like to challenge my driving skills (and learn new ones) and this looks like a great group to learn from. Thanks again, and I hope to see you guys out there again some time! Dason Wowk