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2006 CART CT Road Course Schedule

Discussion in 'NorthEast' started by pissedoffsol, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    C.A.R.T. track Days 2006




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    Pocono Raceway
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    Lime Rock Park

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    May 12, 2006
    (North Course)
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    June 22, 2006

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    July 31, 2006
    (South Course)

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    September 1, 2006
    (North Course)


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    October 2, 2006
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    Pocono $175.00 - NEW LOW PRICE


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    Lime Rock $240.00 - NO PRICE INCREASE OVER 2005

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    These are cheaper than the SCDA events, and if you're a club member, i think you get a discount if you buy 2 at once....
     
  2. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    what do you have to have in order to go to these? same stuff as autox? also how many laps do you usually get?
     
  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    im definately in for some road courses.... fuck ill actually be fast enough to make a difference.
     
  4. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Do you need any type of licensing to be elidgeable to comete in this??
     
  5. pissedoffsol

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    This is NOT a competition. Please understand that.

    These are EDUCATIONAL track events. They aren't scored, and i doubt they will even be timed except for maybe the advanced classes.

    The point is to get out there and drive and learn what its like to drive on a track.

    You do NOT need a license other than your normal DD state license. No fire suits, no halon... because its NOT a race.
    a helmet, long sleeves and pants, and a good working car is pretty much all you need.

    laps, depends on the amount of people who show up... usually its 20 min of open track in the morning, and one in the afternoon or something like that. i don't know for sure, and i'm sure it varies by track/promoter/people involved.

    what you really need are good tires, good brakes, and a spare can of gas if the track doesn't have gas there-- cuz theres a good chance you'll use almost a full tank on the track.
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :werd: on the gas thing
    i run through an entire tank in 3, 30 minute sessions with SCDA (your results may vary)
    a gas can is a huge plus
    i dont know how it works with CART... but when ive been at the track with SCDA the gas pumps are usually open for a little while in the morning and a little while in the afternoon... if you miss those times you have to try to make it to one of the gas stations in the area... and its a really uncomfortable feeling driving out in the middle of no where with the fuel gauge sitting on empty, hoping that you get to the one gas station within 10 miles before your fumes run out
    so a 5 gal fuel can filled up in the AM makes for a nice buffer zone :)
     
  7. number9

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    Typically, the Pocono events are under sold, so it's virtually unlimited track time. You can probably easily get 100 track miles. I easily blast through a full tank of gas - so you definitely want to fill up before you arrive. At Pocono, there's hardly any wait to get on the track, so there's no running in assigned groups.

    Lime Rock sells out fairly quickly - so sign up as soon as you can if you want to go. They limit it to about 70 drivers. (By contrast, Pocono usually attracts about 40 or so. We really marketed the sh*t out of one of the Pocono events last year and got about 60 people.) Anyway, Lime Rock is run in groups. I think about 4 of them. Each group gets 20 minute runs (or maybe 30, I forget), and then the next group goes out. Then it recycles.

    At both LRP and Pocono, there are timed laps in the afternoon as part of the competition. We get two timed laps. So, there's a warm up lap, two flying start timed laps, and then a cool down lap. That takes an hour or so, with typically three cars (staggered) running at the same time. After the timed laps, there's usually some time left for more untimed lapping. At the end of the day, there's a trophy presentation.

    Some people (myself included) have Hot Lap timers, so we can get our times during practice as well. Highly recommended if you end up being a repeat customer. It's nice to see how your driving changes effect your times.

    The hotel at Pocono is cheap, with blocked out CART rooms at $55/night. Pocono is quite safe - at least the infield. nothing to hit if you go off course. Oh, btw, at Pocono we don't run the entire tri-oval. We get a corner (hence the North course and South course, etc.) So we're on the main track for the banked corner, and then you dive down into the infield "road course," before spilling out onto the main track again.

    In terms of track time, Pocono is the best bang for the buck. If it's your first track event, I would highly recommend doing Pocono first to get a feel for what it's like. Lime Rock can be extremely intimidating for a novice who's never done a track event - especially when you have some dude in a WRX STi or Vette riding your butt in the no-passing zones. Plus Lime Rock is NOT a safe track in terms of the things you can hit if you mess up. I've done Lime Rock three times, and each time there has been cars towed home - plus people can and have been killed at LR. I have yet to see an accident at Pocono that resulted in a dent.

    Same helmet rules apply. If you're a novice, by all means go to CART's website and look at the rules. Novices have to do certain things, like have a big letter N on the back of their car. I would also tell CART you're a novice when you register. Novices also have to get driven around a few laps (this means someone driving your car) at the beginning of the day. Not a big deal and a good way to learn the line.

    Lastly, and I don't mean any disrespect at all, but these are not drifting events. I promise you, if someone showed up thinkg otherwise, they would be asked to leave immediately - and not with their entry fee. And as B pointed out, they're not races either. There are restricted passing zones (on the straights; NOT on the corners). When someone does something stupid, or is driving way too recklessly, they get black flagged and talked to.
     
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    thanks for the write up chip :)
     
  9. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    yeah cleard it right up. thanks
     
  10. Cashizslick

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    Good info. I gotta try this.
     
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