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  • Andrew 2:25pm on Friday, April 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , driving, performance, race   

    Gulf Coast Autocross and Performance Driving 

    If anyone is interested and care to join, I am heading out the following Saturday, May 4th to begin autocross/performance driving training. The GCAC offers a monthly novice class training at a very reasonable price as well as autocross racing. My goal is to learn the limits of the car and improve my overall driving abilities.

    Here is the link to their website (doesn’t work very well): http://www.gulfcoastautocrossers.com/

    I have been in email contact with the operator and pretty excited about making this next leap. They have helmets and most of the things there on a loaner or purchase basis. You will need sunscreen as this is an open field, no shade. Not sure how long we will be outside, but expect several hours. I don’t plan to compete, just to learn more about performance driving and how my car behaves and how to recover when pushed to the limits of traction.

    Its a 130 miles trip one way so I will be leaving around 6AM to make it before 9AM. Waiting now for its online registration to open up to simplify the process. Novice class starts 9:30AM sharp.

    Contact me in interested in attending so I know to look out for you.

    Andrew

    PS: Doug, I believe you have been there, if so, please chime in and give us some feedback

     
    • Robert Burr 2:35pm on Friday, April 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Sounds great. Some of our members have done it in the past and loved it. Take some photos and post a review on your return

      • DJ 6:40pm on Friday, April 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        One of the best things you can do with your car. So much fun! Bring water and sunscreen. I am planning on going. I have been to almost every one this year. I use to go every month years ago, prior to doing track days.

    • Steve and Tracy Dillon 9:22pm on Friday, April 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I should be there also, probably in the white 2016. Its a great experience.

    • Andrew 11:09pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      I had a great time today at the event. Lots to learn and practice. Plan on going again on June 1st; its sure is worth the time and trouble to get there. For about $40 in fees, food and drink (all provided at the place) plus one tankful of gas, I was able to spend quality time with an instructor and gained valuable experience, one of which is I need to practice and practice. Not easy trying to understand “cone” language.

      I especially want to thank Steve for taking time to show me around and taking a couple of test runs with him in his car.

  • Mark Gilbert 2:13pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , race, Road And Track, track days   

    The Miata Is the Perfect New Track Car For Novices 

    Track day novice from Road and Track Magazine takes the new RF to Lime Rock for a day of racing.

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a19732471/nd-miata-rf-club-track-test/

     
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