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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2013, 01:54:18 PM »


BTW if you haven't done a track event with PCA before, they may ask you to start out in the
Green run group even if you have some track experience.  If that happens, no big deal - you'll
do some sessions in Green and when your instructor feels you're okay to move up to Blue he can
sign you off to do so.
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2013, 06:14:44 PM »

Bud, Justin
Hey I was checking out the Paddock rooms.

130.00 a night. do you guys want to go in on a room?
comes out to 44 dollars a night and we are right there!

http://virresort.com/lodging/pit-lane-rooms/

let me know

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2013, 07:06:12 PM »

I stayed in a Pit Row room last Sept.  Cool view early AM...  track zamboni hard at work.
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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2013, 07:12:50 AM »

I stayed in a Pit Row room last Sept.  Cool view early AM...  track zamboni hard at work.


Yea that's awesome!
This is a 50th bday present from my boy (well I helped pay for it)! Just want a fun weekend and the less I have to travel the better!

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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2013, 11:11:35 AM »

Bud, Justin
Hey I was checking out the Paddock rooms.

130.00 a night. do you guys want to go in on a room?
comes out to 44 dollars a night and we are right there!

http://virresort.com/lodging/pit-lane-rooms/

let me know

Gunny



Sure, I'll share with you.
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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2013, 03:24:04 PM »

I'm gonna sleep in the car and maybe put the money for a room towards some HPDE insurance.
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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2013, 04:47:17 PM »

I'm gonna sleep in the car and maybe put the money for a room towards some HPDE insurance.

Screw that! How you going to wash your _ss for two days! A'hhhh thats Nasty..... I bet Marc will bring a rv or something! I'll bring wet wipes just in case.
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2013, 05:28:18 PM »

VIR has nice showers in the paddock.
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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2013, 05:39:17 PM »

How about food, drink and all the other good stuff at the track?
Are there restaurants and stuff  open at the track? or is it better to get a room in town? Cause you have to go to town anyways to eat?

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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2013, 08:00:44 PM »

The grill in North paddock is open for breakfast and lunch, typical
track fare.  Dinner at the Tavern is a nice sit-down or more informal
in the pub.  Also, at FSR DEs we usually have a cookout for dinner
one night during the weekend. 

I try to stop off at a grocery store before I get to the track, and pick
up stuff.  If you are staying in a real room there will be a fridge, and
maybe a microwave as well.  (They will provide you with "breakfast"
in the room each day, but it's just a couple of packaged muffins and
some fruit juice.)  So if you bring drinks and sandwich fixings you're set.

The Sleep Inn in Danville is literally next door to a Food Lion.  Since a
lot of people stay there, chances are you can ask someone to pick up
something for you on their way in the next day. 

Plus, you'll find groups of cars/trailers/RVs in the paddock that have set
up a tent with tables & chairs and munchies; make some friends by
bringing a bag or box of cookies or other snacks to share.  In fact if
there are enough of us, we can all park around Marc's RV and set up
our own.

Every time I go, I worry that I haven't brought enough to eat or drink,
and will wish I'd stayed in town.  And every time, I find I have plenty
and either throw stuff away or bring it home with me.   Wink
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« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2013, 08:26:27 PM »

Millie's in Milton has really good pizza.  One pie can last the whole weekend.  I'm planning on bringing a cooler with some random food and water.  If I get fancy, maybe I'll bring the foreman grill and we could make burgers/hot dogs.
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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2013, 01:42:04 PM »

Ok Bud
room has been reserved.

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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2013, 07:28:05 PM »

Gunny,
Thanks for getting the room.
You don't snore do you?

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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2013, 08:33:45 PM »


Informal cookout has been unofficially confirmed for Friday night (May 17).
Grills will be fired up as soon as the track goes cold.
So that's one dinner you won't have to worry about.   Smiley

IIRC food donations are welcome, as are (typ.) $5 cash donations toward food costs.
(If you have neither to offer, you're still welcome.)
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« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2013, 10:08:36 AM »

Yay, I've been confirmed.  Looks like we all have except for Gunny.  I bet they're wondering why you signed up for Blue group w/o any previous experience.  You may want to reach out to them if you haven't been in contact already.  Dropping to Green isn't a bad idea, give you some time to get used to the flagging and passing rules.  There is a lot more going on out there than trying to drive the line quickly.  Also, in Green group you should be able to pass more people!
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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2013, 11:03:17 AM »


Any word from Marc?
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« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2013, 05:57:36 AM »

I sent them a e-mail.
Hopefully this will get squared away.

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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2013, 04:51:24 AM »

I have been confirmed!
I cant believe how fast / how many drivers are filling up the spots!

They must have a giant classroom.

Gunny
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« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2013, 03:41:43 PM »

Soooo Beth, what do we do now? Wait for the 2013 package to come out?
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« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2013, 02:40:38 AM »

Hi

This will be my second DE.  Thanks to Beth I picked up a Contour camera and looking forward to some video.  They have a fantastic photo group that take great pictures.  For the video I thought it would be a great to have a different views of the car.  I could mount my camera facing the rear and take pictures of cars following thru the curves as there no passing and someone could do the same for me.  I will be in the green group and willing to mount my camera on the other cars.Thought?

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« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2013, 05:22:27 AM »

FYI, my Dad got in as well!  Looking at the different cars signed up in Blue group, mine sticks out like a sore thumb Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: February 23, 2013, 06:33:09 AM »

Hi

This will be my second DE.  Thanks to Beth I picked up a Contour camera and looking forward to some video.  They have a fantastic photo group that take great pictures.  For the video I thought it would be a great to have a different views of the car.  I could mount my camera facing the rear and take pictures of cars following thru the curves as there no passing and someone could do the same for me.  I will be in the green group and willing to mount my camera on the other cars.Thought?

Arun

Arun
I'm in the green group also. Thanks to Beth I also have a Contour Camera (I bet she has stock in the company!) anyhow great idea with the camera.

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« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2013, 07:40:46 AM »


I enjoy scanning the attendee list to see what sort of interesting cars will be there.

So far I see a Nissan GT-R, a Panoz racer, a Maserati, and an R8.
(There's also a Cayenne Turbo signed up for the DE intro session.... that may be a first.  Smiley )

Huh.  And some dude in a 93 Honda Prelude.  What's with that.
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« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2013, 09:38:46 AM »

FYI, my Dad got in as well!  Looking at the different cars signed up in Blue group, mine sticks out like a sore thumb Smiley

Work on moving up to Red.  There's a 92 Civic waiting for you there.
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« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2013, 03:51:25 PM »

Beth
I might be blind but i can't find where you get the information and where to sign up for that short training we discussed.
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