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      05-17-2020, 08:20 PM   #529
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That's pretty crazy, granted you do get to punish someones elses car lol but not a whole lot of seat time for the $$$.

There are some seriously awesome autox venues out your way! Check your local SCCA regions websites to see if they are hosting any AutoX schools? You can get a ton of seat time at those for stupid cheap. Some regions will also do fun runs after events so you can get a little more seat time at a for real event. Also SCCA has a program called The Starting Line and they might be hosting events out your way too once things open back up.
I mean, just for seat time, I’ll do an open test day at Sonoma. 8a to 4p (one hour lunch break) track is hot and you get as much seat time as you can stomach.

But I don’t have the skills yet to drift that . A 100mph entry speed manji through t10 is my favorite day dream.

(no offense to anyone who loves that sport) but autox is not my cup of tea. 6x50s of driving around cones in exchange for the whole day standing in the sun plus shagging cones is a super raw deal IMHO. I have tried over a dozen at big parking lots like San Diego Qualcomm stadium, thermal, go kart tracks and I just never got into it.

I guess it’s time to find a deserted parking lot on a rainy day and get after drifting that way
I generally agree on auto-x. It just seems like a lot of waiting around for very little action. However, there is a local org here called Puretrack that I find a lot of fun though. I might have posted about it already. They mainly use road curbing instead of just cones, and there is no track duty for drivers. $100 gets you 8 runs which takes an hr to do. Timing is in real time so you can be competitive. There are no seasonal standings or championships so no pressure to show up to all the events. They do it once a month. For me, it's perfect for getting a quick fix and shake the car down for an hour.
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I mean, just for seat time, Iíll do an open test day at Sonoma. 8a to 4p (one hour lunch break) track is hot and you get as much seat time as you can stomach.

But I donít have the skills yet to drift that . A 100mph entry speed manji through t10 is my favorite day dream.

(no offense to anyone who loves that sport) but autox is not my cup of tea. 6x50s of driving around cones in exchange for the whole day standing in the sun plus shagging cones is a super raw deal IMHO. I have tried over a dozen at big parking lots like San Diego Qualcomm stadium, thermal, go kart tracks and I just never got into it.

I guess itís time to find a deserted parking lot on a rainy day and get after drifting that way
but i think the problem in the bay area is that is tough to find. some options:
-the donut/lookout spot on hwy 9, south of 35 (a bit tight for my taste)
-the sea bowl parking lot in pacifica? too close to residential, etce
-shoreline amphitheater parking lot?--gravelly, and they started closing the gates/patrolling more often...
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They do it once a month. For me, it's perfect for getting a quick fix and shake the car down for an hour.
Itís tempting to take a quick trip to the canyons in Mexico with friends early morning for that 1 hour fix for free, then get some takeout and eat while socially distanced, versus going to a structured event.

Btw super random note. I learned today that NASA norcal has clay launchers at Thill. So next track event there Iíll take my M2 (the 12ga kind, not the bmw kind) and do both hobbies in 1 weekend
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They do it once a month. For me, it's perfect for getting a quick fix and shake the car down for an hour.
It’s tempting to take a quick trip to the canyons in Mexico with friends early morning for that 1 hour fix for free, then get some takeout and eat while socially distanced, versus going to a structured event.

Btw super random note. I learned today that NASA norcal has clay launchers at Thill. So next track event there I’ll take my M2 (the 12ga kind, not the bmw kind) and do both hobbies in 1 weekend
Early morning canyon runs are definitely fun! Wife worries less when I tell her I'm basically going to be driving around in circles in a parking lot though!
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Early morning canyon runs are definitely fun! Wife worries less when I tell her I'm basically going to be driving around in circles in a parking lot though!
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