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NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« on: February 08, 2006, 04:21:55 AM »
Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that NASA is finally up and running in the Rocky Mountain area and they have some HPDEs scheduled for 2006.  I've signed on as an instructor and thought I would pass on the schedule for anyone interested.  I hope to see some of you at these events and let mek now if you have any questions.

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2006, 01:36:48 PM »
SOOOOO tempted...but soooo far away...stupid local track closings :x  :cry:
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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2006, 07:32:57 PM »
Cool! Thanks for the info...

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2006, 07:38:45 PM »
the june 10-11th driving school sounds intreguing. I know i am goign to sound like a 'tard' when i ask this, but what types of things do we learn and practice at the HPDE?

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2006, 08:29:29 PM »
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the june 10-11th driving school sounds intreguing. I know i am goign to sound like a 'tard' when i ask this, but what types of things do we learn and practice at the HPDE?


see here:
http://www.nasaproracing.com/hpde/index.html
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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2006, 03:48:00 AM »
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SOOOOO tempted...but soooo far away...stupid local track closings :x  :cry:


Pueblo isn't THAT far away.  No different the going skiing really.  Come on, you know you want to.  ;)
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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2006, 03:55:11 AM »
I do really want to, but the distance means it would be a couple day excursion...and I don't ski anymore for the same reason ;)  I may look at coming to the July 23rd event, nonetheless, because I REALLY want to do this at some point.  Especially since I won't be attending the SCCA Prosolo Tour at DIA.
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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006, 09:54:00 AM »
Pueblo is only 30 minutes south of World Arena, so stop being a sissy Ian...  8)

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2006, 09:55:01 AM »
LaJunta is not THAT much farther either... prolly an hour more depending on your route?

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2006, 01:59:09 PM »
Mapquest says....

Lakewood (6th and Union) to Pueblo Motorsports Park = 117.41 miles

Lakewood (same starting point) to La Junta = 184.89 miles (through Pueblo and out Route 50)

Now really, would it be that bad???  Are you driving your own car or towing a trailer?  It's about 2.25 hours to Pueblo and 3.5 to La Junta if you are towning.  You'd get to spend the whole day at the track, driving your car, learning cool stuff!!!!  Sound like fun to me!   :lol:

Also, Eric 18T, you asked about HPDE stuff.  There is a HPDE specific forum on the new NASA Rocky Mountain website.  Check it out and feel free to ask questions if you have them.

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2006, 02:03:30 PM »
"We got a looong way to go, and short time to get there...."  :lol:
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2006, 02:07:22 PM »
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"We got a looong way to go, and short time to get there...."  :lol:



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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2006, 02:16:30 PM »
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Also, Eric 18T, you asked about HPDE stuff.  There is a HPDE specific forum on the new NASA Rocky Mountain website.  Check it out and feel free to ask questions if you have them.

Rick


Thanks Rick. I really think i could benefit from this school. For some reason i find my A4 harder to drive than my last Jetta, or our Golf and i am not sure why. I can't seem to get the braking, shifting and turn in worked out smoothly. On our golf i can drive that car smoothly when pushing it hard, but not the A4.  I have a feeling that going to the HPDE would help me out with that.

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2006, 02:18:41 PM »
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I have a feeling that going to the HPDE would help me out with that.


Definitely and it's a whole lot safer (and smarter ;) ) to do it on the track then on the street.

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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2006, 03:05:44 PM »
I'd be towing (with the new truck, yah!), and I thought it was further than that.  So to do a 1 day event (with transponder rental) is a $145...do you have to be a member to participate.  Also, the classing looks different than other NASA classing that I've seen.  I came across one site that did classing and came up with TTB for my car.  Am I mixing sanctioning bodies?  Is instruction provided for course workers the morning of the event, or would I need to attend a special class the day prior?
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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2006, 02:40:17 AM »
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I'd be towing (with the new truck, yah!), and I thought it was further than that.  So to do a 1 day event (with transponder rental) is a $145...do you have to be a member to participate.  Also, the classing looks different than other NASA classing that I've seen.  I came across one site that did classing and came up with TTB for my car.  Am I mixing sanctioning bodies?  Is instruction provided for course workers the morning of the event, or would I need to attend a special class the day prior?


First, the info I have on pricing can be found here, Pueblo HPDE Pricing, and you can sign up here, Pueblo Signup.

Second, I am not fully up to speed on the car classifications yet.  I would hop on the NASA Time Trial forum and post about the specific classification there.

Finally, I have no idea what the process is for course workers.  Again, I would ask on the NASA Question forum.
Wow, I'm not much help am I?!?!  :roll:
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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2006, 03:29:32 AM »
Ah, no worries ;)  I was just being lazy.  I did pull the pricing info from their site, but I'll hunt around for the rest.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2006, 03:18:06 PM »
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Wow, I'm not much help am I?!?!


Rick, you're doing fine!!  You can't be expected to know all the details - that's my job!!!   But you're right, many of these questions and plenty more have been answered over in the NRM forums.  If they haven't, I'm usually pretty good about answering them within 8 hours.

I'll answer the course worker question here. If anybody wants to help work the corners we will be doing training somewhere in the metro area in the next couple of weeks (pizza/beer provided). We trade corner work for track time, so if there are people on a budget, this is a great way to get on track for free. Please PM or email me if you are interested.

Dave Balingit
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Re: NASA Rocky Mountain HPDE Schedule
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2006, 02:50:08 PM »
2/23 Update for March 11/12 @ Pueblo:

only 7 spots left in HPDE1
only 4 spot left in HPDE2

Plenty of room in HPDE3/4