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The worst part of my job.... Hotels.
 

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What weren't they happy about?

Anybody run a sub 12 second 1/4 on your day?
I was one of the underwhelmed guests at Embassy. Rooms were nowhere close to a top tier hotel and what I have experienced in prior stays at Embassy. At $150 a night you should not have to bounce from room to room due to lack of maintenance. The list goes on, but that's the readers digest version. The track event however, was top notch! Just landed in Detroit so will add more detail later. To answer your question about sub 12 sec 1/4 mile...not in my group. Mid 12's is what I saw.
 

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I was one of the underwhelmed guests at Embassy. Rooms were nowhere close to a top tier hotel and what I have experienced in prior stays at Embassy. At $150 a night you should not have to bounce from room to room due to lack of maintenance. The list goes on, but that's the readers digest version. The track event however, was top notch! Just landed in Detroit so will add more detail later. To answer your question about sub 12 sec 1/4 mile...not in my group. Mid 12's is what I saw.
Ditto on the mid 12’s in my group. I don’t have my slips in front of me (11 of them!). Think I hit 12.3 something once. It really hooked up in 3rd gear and hit mid 120’s every time.
 

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So glad you had good weather and a great time, Don.

Did you get the RaceKeeper option and if so, time for a new avatar? :-)
I did, and I’ll have to look at the thumb drives when I get home.
 

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Same helmet just a different color to distinguish the instructors.

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Zamp confirmed that the black RL-70E is special made for FPRS. To get one, the order would have to coincide with a larger production run--i.e., pure luck.

Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to take and post the picture.
 

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Everyone knows I only wear a white hat in my neck of the woods.
What about when you venture out of town, to a place like (shreik) Texas?
 

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What about when you venture out of town, to a place like (shreik) Texas?
No one that I know of down here would care, Tom, we just like hats. :-) Problem is, it's too hot for at least half the year to wear one.
Tom: The hat goes where I go, it’s been all over. The Vegas strip was probably the most fun. The hat has stories.

KB: I definitely fit in, in Texas. But I must have a head of steal, because I can wear it no matter the ambient temp.
 

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No one that I know of down here would care, Tom, we just like hats. :-) Problem is, it's too hot for at least half the year to wear one.
Tom: The hat goes where I go, it’s been all over. The Vegas strip was probably the most fun. The hat has stories.

KB: I definitely fit in, in Texas. But I must have a head of steal, because I can wear it no matter the ambient temp.
I wouldn't want to offend you.... I have a (sort of) funny story about my brother in law that attended pilot training at Vance AFB OK 10 years before me. When you are sitting down, let me know.
 

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I wouldn't want to offend you.... I have a (sort of) funny story about my brother in law that attended pilot training at Vance AFB OK 10 years before me. When you are sitting down, let me know.
I sit at the ready.
 

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Quick follow up on the GT500 Track Attack event.

As I said, it was an outstanding experience. The flow of the program along with being fully saturated in driving exercises exceeded my expectations.

The instructors were all great folks and highly experienced. The facility was incredible. To have access to a world class track and drag strip at one location is a major benefit.

My objective of learning the capabilities and nuances of the GT500 was successfully accomplished. Truly an amazing car on all fronts.

We pushed the cars hard, literally hot lapping run after run and they performed consistently well. Mid 12 sec 1/4 mile ETs are reflective of the usage along with mid 80 temps, but the fun factor guage was pegged the entire day!

Overall rating, 10 out of 10. FP...great job and thank you!

If you own this car, I highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity.

I also learned that the 22 GT500s at that stable are exclusive to the owners program. Meaning, you can't buy your way into a GT500 track experience...you have to buy another car to do so.

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anyone else on here signed up for 10/14-15?
 

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