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 Post subject: May 14th at the FIRM!!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 
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This will sort of be like an autocross on the full road course but without any stinking cones. One car goes off at a time for a timed run on the full course. Also, there will be rallycross and 1/8th mile grudge matches. Whatever that is. It's a cheap and easy way to get a taste of road course speed.

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https://www.facebook.com/events/971307926278613/

Register here
http://www.gorally.com/track-attack/

Who will I see there?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 
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Hopefully me!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 
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Damn, I won't be in town for this :(

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 
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Added the link to the FIRMs webpage on the original post. There is a clicky there to register.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 
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Looks fun, what are the roll bar rules? Also how many runs?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 
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Roll bars are required. Pretty much anything that isn't a style bar will do. I suspect that you can get at least 8 runs in. Maybe more than 20 if the line dies down and you're still in it. I plan on getting about 20 rallycross runs and hopefully at least 5 or 6 on the road course. If you're at stock ride height, why not give the dirt a go? I'll probably even let people drive my car. The supercharger is out so there's almost no chance of hurting it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 
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Goumba wrote:
Roll bars are required. Pretty much anything that isn't a style bar will do. I suspect that you can get at least 8 runs in. Maybe more than 20 if the line dies down and you're still in it. I plan on getting about 20 rallycross runs and hopefully at least 5 or 6 on the road course. If you're at stock ride height, why not give the dirt a go? I'll probably even let people drive my car. The supercharger is out so there's almost no chance of hurting it.


Anything but a style bars? OK, let me get some PVC pipe, black paint, and a few Hard Dog stickers!

Sounds like a great event.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 
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Bryn from the FIRM was my instructor for a PDX in Sebring back in 2014... I've been itching to visit that place ever since he told me it existed.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to attend this, Miata or not.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 
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I'm an instrutor at the FIRM now. I could learn you a thing or two.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 
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Carracer wrote:

Anything but a style bars? OK, let me get some PVC pipe, black paint, and a few Hard Dog stickers!

Sounds like a great event.

I was planning on making my own Goumba Fab roll bar. Maybe you could "prototype" it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 
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Goumba wrote:
I'm an instrutor at the FIRM now. I could learn you a thing or two.


That... is awesome. I had no idea!


Alrighty, I'm signed up. It didn't ask for vehicle details, so I still have time to figure out which car I want to break run.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 
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I'm a maybe on this.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 
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So kiddos! Who is seriously trying to go to this? I just registered. There might be a chance that I can give you professional instruction for free. I don't care if you've been on a track before and think you're the greatest driver ever. I can make you faster around the FIRM. For those of you at stock ride height the will be a great experience to test your skills in the dirt on a course MUCH more fun than a SCCA rallycross course. You can probably get an hour of combined seat time in if you play your cards right.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 
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This has to happen now? After I just put down a couple grand on new paint there is rallycross? I most defiantly would have "ate a bag of Oreo's before going to the dentist" if this was a few weeks back.

As much as I would like to do the road course, this is not the right time, but in the near future, I am all over this like... a bag of Cheetos!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 
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I am 100% down for this and am completely stoked to try it. I've been registered and just need to figure out which vehicle I wanna bash up and which motel to book a room at. I'm down to split one if anyone else has a similar idea.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 
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I'll be spending the night before at the track. Employee benefits. Starke and Waldo are the two nearest places to stay. Use whatever car you want to drive more. I'd choose the Miata if it's at stock ride height just because it's pretty much the best car in the world to thrash around.

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