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I've posted the details for our Feb 2 & 3 High Performance Driving School at the Streets of Willow. As usual we'll offer classes in:

  • High Performance Street Driving
  • Novice Time Trials
  • Advanced Time Trials
  • Race School

I look forward to seeing a bunch of you folks out there!
 

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I just called the Antelope Valley Inn, who say they're already pretty much booked due to sports events, and have no record of an Alfa club event or rate for this weekend. In any case, they have no double-bed rooms left. They said "good luck" on finding a Lancaster room for this weekend, but I did get a room at the Devonshire in Rosamond.

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Rooms at the AVI

I did get a room at the AVI tonight Andrew is correct, no 2 bed rooms available. The socker families book them. But 20 single bed rooms are available.
Say you are with the Alfa Club, or Willow Springs. I think I got the reservation person to add Alfa Club to their system.
I got a pretty good racer rate.
The Devonsire is pretty nice and a lot closer to the track. I see there is a new drive thru coffe place next door where you can get a decent cup of coffee. And breakfast at the Skillet is the best.
See you all there.
 

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:DOK,

I'm coming out if there is room in novice TT (late sign up, my bad) Car is prepped with no supercharger ( time constraints) 6 point harnesses are in. REALLY looking forward to some Streets experience !!

FYI, rooms are very scarce now, almost nothing left. I booked @ the Devonshire in Rosamond (hope it's not too creepy :-() Sombody tell me it's real nice ?!?!

-L
 

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Lou,
Reliability, brakes and tires are the most important for School.
Extra power won't teach you how to brake, downshift and apex.
Read the above post about the Devonshire.

See you at School.
 

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Lou,
Reliability, brakes and tires are the most important for School.
Extra power won't teach you how to brake, downshift and apex.
Read the above post about the Devonshire.

See you at School.
Thanx, good to know the Devonshire is fine.

As far as my car, I agree, supercharger is just frosting/value added (fun on the big track !!). I have gone thru the car completley and it's track preped, Porterfield R4 pads, SS lines, refreshed hydraulics, ATE blue fluid...uprated coilovers, QA-1 adj damping shocks, lowered and raked....swaybar bushings...cooling system mods...Redline lubes...sump baffle upgrade...6 point harness..fire bottle..slickshift gate..pedal height/position alignment mods...tires...etc...etc. I do all my own mech work, and the drivetrain is all recentley serviced and/or upgraded and tuned. For a yester-tech Ferrari street car, it's a pretty quick & solid track machine. (It'll go faster than my cahone's will let me drive it..., hence...... more school!!!)

See ya there.

-Luigi
 

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Not to be a NEWBIE PIA (too late...:eek:) but,

Is there some skid pad work involved in the drive school ?

That would be cool, just for a seat of the pants reference point (have'nt spun on the track.......yet):D Plus, Autocross is in my future...

Sent my entrance form today, hope I get in, and thanx to the powers that be, if so !!!
 

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School is done in a rotation between 3 venues:
Classroom where you get to listen to us Instructors
Skid pad (dry) where we go through various exercises.
Track, about 1 mile, lots of turns, 2nd gear, 3rd gear. Upshift, downshift.

We rotate through them several times a day, on the hour.

Our Guest Instructor this time is Klaus Kindor.

Notes to help you enjoy the day:
- Go to arosc.org and look at the entry form
- Get your car teched before Feb 2. A list of shops is on the form
- We are at the Streets of Willow, not the big track.
- Come with your car prepared (you sound OK on this one) There is no time to work on your car, make adjustments, etc. The only break is at lunch.
- The Gate opens about 7 or 7:30am. Get there early. It is better to have you waiting around for AROSC to get organized than to have you drive in at 8:45 rushing around.
- Bring a lunch and something to keep you hydrated, and a folding chair to sit on. The snack bar is about 10 minutes away at the big track, but we don't give you any free time, except at lunch.
- Fill up your gas tank. You will miss a whole session driving to town to buy gas. or pay $6 for race gas at the big track.

See you at the track.
 

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We need a few more drivers

There are a few more openings than we like.
So, all of you talk up this School to your friends, relatives, whoever.

See you at the track.
 

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School is done in a rotation between 3 venues:
Classroom where you get to listen to us Instructors
Skid pad (dry) where we go through various exercises.
Track, about 1 mile, lots of turns, 2nd gear, 3rd gear. Upshift, downshift.

We rotate through them several times a day, on the hour.

Our Guest Instructor this time is Klaus Kindor.

Notes to help you enjoy the day:
- Go to arosc.org and look at the entry form
- Get your car teched before Feb 2. A list of shops is on the form
- We are at the Streets of Willow, not the big track.
- Come with your car prepared (you sound OK on this one) There is no time to work on your car, make adjustments, etc. The only break is at lunch.
- The Gate opens about 7 or 7:30am. Get there early. It is better to have you waiting around for AROSC to get organized than to have you drive in at 8:45 rushing around.
- Bring a lunch and something to keep you hydrated, and a folding chair to sit on. The snack bar is about 10 minutes away at the big track, but we don't give you any free time, except at lunch.
- Fill up your gas tank. You will miss a whole session driving to town to buy gas. or pay $6 for race gas at the big track.

See you at the track.
Excellent !!! This sounds like Excactly what I am looking for. I am very familiar with WSIR facilities, just never been on "streets", but thanks for the heads up on what to bring/timeline. Car is ready, I'm in touch with Chris Mayring in Long Beach for pre event tech.

-L
 

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The skid pad is a lot of fun!

Also, I have had a great experience getting a Motel 6 in Mojave. It's only about a 20 minute drive from the track and the rooms are around 36-40 bucks!
 

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I don't think so. I still haven't found a straight set of wheels...
 

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I am going to sign up for beginner TT. Didn't get it out in time so I will sign up at the track.
I finally got the roll bar in and am working on the harnesses and fire extinguisher.
I did have question about the spreader plates for the harness mounts. How large do they need to be? I was thinking 1/8" steel about two or three inches minimum around the bolt.

Patrick Russell
 

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Patrick,
Good to hear you are comming out. Call Steve H to let him know you are comming. That way he can put you in the correct group.
Calling ahead really helps things as then Steve can get a lot of the paperwork done properly. Registration at the track sucks for School since we don't bring a laptop and a printer like we do with Time Trials.
The 1/8" x 3" dia plates sound like what I got with my Deist belts. I use the stock lap belt mounting holes for my Alfetta, but have a drilled hole for the inboard belt on my Milano.

Grant, look harder for some wheels and get down here for School!!
See you there.
 

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There are a few more openings than we like.
So, all of you talk up this School to your friends, relatives, whoever.

See you at the track.
I put the word out on Ferrarichat So Cal forum in my recurring Willow Springs thread.

I called Steve today and found out he hasn't received my late entry yet :eek:
I'de suggest other late comers or on the fence guys call Steve ASAP.
 

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sign up early, sign up often

I talked to Steve tonight and it looks like those of us who are going to School will get MAXIMUM track time, due to a light turnout.
I think that the rain will be gone sometime next week and make the weekend of Feb 2-3 very nice.
So if you were thinking of coming out, do it. Call Steve H and let him know. He gets really worried when School doesn't fill up.
Hey, what a great gift for yourself, for your Mom or Dad, for a friend. Get your youngster out so that young driver can get started with some valuable experience. Sign up your girlfriend, or your boyfriend. Heck sign them both up! As long as the check clears we don't ask questions.
See you all at the track.
 

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Paul! Very funny!

I wish I could come out, with the extra driving time and all, but I don't have the finances.

Hope you guys have a good time, and someone, please buck the trend of not taking photos at these events!
 
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