01-13-2007, 10:16 AM
View Full Version : A4Jared: Did your mom race a black E46 M3 this morning?
01-13-2007, 10:16 AM
Roger @ CA
01-13-2007, 10:38 AM
Take it to the track.
01-13-2007, 01:01 PM
and I'm there...plus its January
01-13-2007, 01:09 PM
Take your car in stock form, rent a helmet, track will be $325. Share a hotel with someone. It'd be a blast. You learn a ton and really learn about your car.
01-13-2007, 01:27 PM
dunno if I'm going to have the money since I have to get inspection II done next week ($1k)...
I'm definitely goign to the track...i want to goto the track...I will do it
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01-14-2007, 01:10 PM
01-15-2007, 05:39 PM
man, I'd hoped you would jump at the chance to hit the track. I understand the cost issues though. Nonetheless, you can always find excuses or you can find a way to get out there. You have a very fast car, you like driving it fast, you might as well learn to drive it well.
01-15-2007, 05:40 PM
01-15-2007, 07:07 PM
just need to find the money
does anyone know if rentals of helmets are through the track or club? It said the BMWCCA would not be providing helmets, but will the track still rent them?
01-15-2007, 07:11 PM
Seriously Josh, you can come up with $500 for a track weekend.
01-15-2007, 07:39 PM
not with this $1000 service which I have to do...
01-15-2007, 07:44 PM
After all, that's what we're here for, right?
01-15-2007, 07:48 PM
01-16-2007, 09:09 AM
01-16-2007, 09:34 AM
Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
01-16-2007, 09:42 AM
hopefully I made it
01-16-2007, 10:35 AM
How much is it?
01-16-2007, 11:30 AM
probably going to need pads and rotors AFTERwards so probably $700-800 there....plus helmet ($300) plus whatever else i need out there...so god damn expensive
01-16-2007, 11:38 AM
Rent one for $40.
Do I have to have a BMW CCA membership to run? Summit Point is close, and a one-day event would be fun.
01-16-2007, 11:56 AM
but its an open event...<a href="http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?id=135,0,0,1,0,0">here's</a> the link to the NCC BMWCCA event page...
rotors are getting pretty worn...track isn't going to help that! :)
I'll know for sure since they'll check depth on my service on Thursday
01-16-2007, 12:22 PM
01-16-2007, 01:01 PM
although I'd recommend starting on pads greater than 50% and getting some decent brake fluid.
Just go out and have fun. Be humble with your instructor though.
01-16-2007, 01:11 PM
01-16-2007, 01:41 PM
01-16-2007, 01:50 PM
Both are real simple to do. Do you need to come by a little before the track event to work on your car? I always get mine track ready a few days before (track pads, track wheels, fluid, clean the car out, etc.)
01-16-2007, 01:52 PM
although I always recommend a flush with good fluid before the event.
01-16-2007, 02:24 PM
I have one set of wheels
I have one set of brake pads
just going to roll to the track as is...lol its my daily driver
01-16-2007, 02:28 PM
You will be humbled. No matter how good of a driver you think you are (in any car), you will get so many valuable lessons that can't be taught elsewhere.
I read the rules, as long as your fluid is changed within the last calendar year, you are good to go.
Do you know anybody there personally? I understand that I'm priority 3 for getting admitted to the club. I also understand that they don't give full refunds. What I want to know, is if I send in a check, then they later decide not to admit me, I would expect to receive a full refund, not one minus an early withdrawal penalty. Do you know anything about that?
01-16-2007, 02:50 PM
I would e-mail them and find out...
and yeah I know a bunch of people going...well a good number I guess...you could probably ask how much response they've had and how many people they are expecting...I wish I could just send a paypal...screw writing checks!
01-16-2007, 03:19 PM
01-16-2007, 04:43 PM
01-16-2007, 05:55 PM
of course it was me, why do you think I'm posting? lol
01-17-2007, 07:51 AM
straight. It was an ideal place to get into it. Watch out for the chute - there's an off-camber right-hander that gets a little dicey at higher speeds. Definitely fun, though.
01-17-2007, 08:39 AM
and by barely I mean she was just messing with your head. If she were trying, you woulda be torn a new one
btw, what wheels were those?
01-17-2007, 12:20 PM
They are the ZCP (Performance package) wheels...powdercoated black...