HPDE Plans for 2019 (Track/Club/Group/Dates)

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    #1 Gray Ghost GT, Jan 1, 2019
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    Hello everyone. I'm Mike, and I am new to this forum having spent most of my time on the S197forum with my '09 Mustang GT. Big fan of the new GT350/350Rs. I ran with MVP at Road Atlanta in late November and enjoyed learning more about the new S550 Mustangs from their drivers. I'm looking forward to meeting you all at future HPDE events. Here are my plans, what are yours?:

    NCM Motorsports Park / MVP Track Time / HPDE 3/4 / 13 & 14 April

    Barber Motorsports Park / Just Track It / HPDE 3/4 / 01 & 02 June

    Road Atlanta / Just Track It / HPDE 3/4 / 20 & 21 July

    Road Atlanta / Chin Motorsports / HPDE 3/4 / 26 & 27 October

    Did I meet any of you at the November Road Atlanta HPDE event with MVP in the Advanced/Solo Group?



    Consider me the "slow guy" in my full weight 10 year old 3V fixed rear axle 5 speed "Flying Brick" LOL you should all be faster than by 3+ seconds:

    Road Atlanta (1st time): 1:45.5
    Summit Point Main: 1:24.7
    VIR Full Course: 2:11.0
    VIR Grand Course: 3:06.0

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    I won a free day with MVP last year, so i have to use that this year. But I probably won't do NCM since that's 2 weeks before I'm running a marathon. I'll probably only run 1 event this year since I'm looking to buy a house and that'll eat a lot of savings.
     
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    Hey, nice driving.
    Nothing locked in just yet but am looking at 4-6 days in the spring(march to may) timeframe at Barbers and RA, 1 day at NCM around July, and then 4-6 days in the fall( September-Dec) timeframe at Barbers and RA.
     
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    Im hoping to do my First Track day with CHIN at NCM end of April.
     
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    I’ll be going to NCM for the first time on 13 & 14 April with MVP Track Time. I drafted a “HPDE Guide for Beginners” several years ago that I’ll post this week. I think you’ll find it helpful.
     
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    I was in the Advanced Group at Atlanta, I remember your car, but I am not sure if we met or not. I will also be at NCM with MVP in April. All the track boys from the St. Louis area are having our annual dinner this Friday and I will have a better idea of my schedule for next year after that.

    Dave

     
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    Once my other car's warranty expires in 3 years, I'll be retiring (selling) the Mustang GT, and making the other car my primary track car.... '13 Corvette Grand Sport so I can play with the GT350s. Corvette C6 GS.jpg
     
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    So far I'm planning:

    -Road America with the Northwoods Shelby Club April 27 and 28

    -Brainerd International Raceway June 3rd

    Looking forward to Road America - I've never driven there before.

    I'm hoping to find some dates for SCCA track night at Dakota County Technical College to run the Porsche. DCTC is super close to my house and I really want to give the 944 a try on a small track.

    I don't have any lap times for you. I'm not to that level of experience where I think it makes sense for me to be pushing for time. I'm just trying to have a good time and be safe on track. :)
     
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    I'd like to do atlanta but i think id just be in everyone's way.
     
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    That's why there are different run groups from novice to intermediate to advanced. Go out and have fun!
     
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    #11 Gray Ghost GT, Jan 12, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    Recommend checking our HPDEJunkie: https://hpdejunkie.com/locations/road-atlanta/

    Sign up for Beginner/Novice if you're new to HPDE. You won't be in anyone's way. You'll learn a lot and have awesome fun!

    I was in the Advanced/Solo Group with MVP in an old S197 5 speed 3V Mustang at Road Atlanta.... no problems there.
     
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