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Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on June 19, 2003, 03:14:39 PM
Alright, we've been talking about going to SCR a lot, but haven't done anything to get there.  I'm really getting the itch to drive, especially since being out there a couple weeks ago and not driving myself.  If we can get a group of five of us out there, the price drops from $60 to $48 each for half a day of track use.  Anyway, here's the schedule for SCR over the next few weeks.  The track should be open for us except for the following dates.  Let me know who'd be in and when is best for you.

July 5th & 6th SCCA Club
July 12th & 13th Porsche Club of America
July 19th & 20th RMVR
July 26th & 27th MRA
August 2nd & 3rd SCCA Club
August 9th & 10th Multi-Car Club
August 16th & 17th Porsche Club of America
August 23rd & 24th SCCA Club
August 30th & 31st Mini Truck

By the way, I spoke with Bob (Track Manager) and he said that stuff about SCR being closed after this year is a load of crap.  Straight from the horses mouth, he said there will be no changes at the end of this year.

http://www.2ndcreekraceway.com/index.html
Title: Track Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 19, 2003, 03:40:09 PM
Woo hoo!

Looks pretty normal, all Sats and Suns covered but those Fridays are always open.

You know July 4th is a Friday, and is a Holiday.  I know I don't have to work.  I also know a lot of people will be going camping, out of town, partying etc, but it could be a possibility.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on June 19, 2003, 03:48:22 PM
I'd definitely be in for 7/4, although I'm a little worried about it being busy.  I think we could counter that by getting out there by 8:00 or so and drive until noonish.[/i]
Title: Track Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 19, 2003, 03:50:07 PM
Pretty much what I was thinking, that way I can go off to some afternoon BBQs and stuff like that.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on June 19, 2003, 03:52:22 PM
If we get significant interest in this date, I'll give Bob and call and ask him what his thoughts are about how early we can access the track and how much interest he's had in the track for that day.
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on June 19, 2003, 04:01:51 PM
Going to check with wife regarding July 4. Sounds like fun! I'm sure my bro will be down with it too.
Title: Track Day
Post by: UberGrrl on June 19, 2003, 08:15:42 PM
D'oh, I'm out, going backpacking for 4 days over that weekend.
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 19, 2003, 10:30:45 PM
I will be out all week on vacation, but I am definitely interested in going once this summer, especially while it is still so cool...
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on June 20, 2003, 10:56:36 AM
I'm in for a July 4 morning session! That would be ideal. My brother is checking into his plans - he is a maybe.
Title: Track Day
Post by: jayryan on June 20, 2003, 11:43:16 AM
I'll check with my wife about the morning, I know we have family coming in for the holiday week
Don't worry Dub, there's always the Regional GTG
Title: Track Day
Post by: Chas on June 23, 2003, 02:38:56 PM
Hmmmm... the morning of the 4th would be interesting. I'll have to check and see what my (my wife's plans are  :roll: ) that day.  :lol: But it would be fun to get out there and run around a little.

Remember, helmets are required and it's a good idea to have one of your own that fits you perfectly. Sharing helmets is such a pain and sliding on someone else's sweaty head gear is nasty to say the least.  :(

Cheap helmets are available from most motorcycle stores.
Title: Track Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 23, 2003, 03:22:03 PM
I gotta helmet so I am all set in that arena.  :)
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on June 25, 2003, 01:46:38 PM
Are people firm on this event?

1. Pat
2. Jay
3. Andrew
4. JR
5. Chas

That makes 5 for the discounted price. Still waiting to hear from my brother. Any more interest in this? Are there any Audiworld folks coming? Just wondering how soon I need to get a helmet from Jon.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on June 25, 2003, 02:03:21 PM
Oh, I'm firm alright.  In more ways than one.
Anyone wanna loan me a helmet?
I'll call Bob this afternoon at SCR to ensure the track is available.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on June 25, 2003, 02:14:41 PM
Well, I just spoke with Bob.  The SCCA is moving in that weekend.  He expects around 140 cars there for the weekend, many of whom he thinks will be there Friday the 4th.  Sounds like that's bad timing to me.
Rick Snyder has reserved the track for a few Wednesday nights over the next couple months.  We could try to do that if you want.
Also, Bob said Thursday the 3rd would likely be dead.  I know the 4th was a popular option since we all have off work, but what are your thoughts about other days?
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on June 25, 2003, 02:47:18 PM
From Coloraudi.com:

Summer Track Days
Thanks to Rick Synder, there is one Wednesday night a month for us Audi guys to get together at Second Creek Raceway. These are open sessions, for cars only, from 5pm to dusk. The track will be shared with whoever shows up, but it's always fairly quiet.
All of these sessions are $60/car, but if we can get 5 cars, then it's $240 for the group or $48/car. Here are the dates:
June 18th
July 16th
August 13th
September 17th
October 1st
Saturday (May 24th) is a open test and tune day for cars only, and Monday (May 26th) is open test and tune for whoever shows up.
Title: Track Day
Post by: velo on June 25, 2003, 04:27:02 PM
One of those Wednesday nights sounds like a good plan.  July 16 maybe?  My work is usually flexible though, so July 3rd or any other day would work too.  Just need to borrow or buy a helmet and I am there!
Title: Track Day
Post by: Chas on June 25, 2003, 05:37:22 PM
July 16th might be better for me, now that I think about it. I am spending a week (July 7th thru the 14th) in California to work on a 2 hour show to aire on Animal Planet. SO after a weeks worth of trekking all over Cali. I'm going to need a bit of un-winding. And what better way to do than on a Race track?!  :lol:
Title: Track Day
Post by: jayryan on June 25, 2003, 05:51:16 PM
The 16th would most likely work better for me...I don't have a helmet...nor my wife...I'll just have to check on the job situation though...the 4th is definately out right now... :cry:
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on June 26, 2003, 01:10:31 PM
I'm open to any of the remaining Audi dates. What time do you think they start in the afternoon?
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on June 26, 2003, 01:11:45 PM
Quote from: "shummer"
I'm open to any of the remaining Audi dates. What time do you think they start in the afternoon?


5 till dusk.  $60.  ($48 per if a group of 5+)
Title: Track Day
Post by: kt037 on July 01, 2003, 03:26:19 AM
hey i would be doe for an AUdi date in aug, but do i have to drive my audi????  i want to do some laps in my "other" car...
Title: Track Day
Post by: nuts4ninjas on July 01, 2003, 11:28:54 AM
DCI is also having there's on Aug 8th. Prices should be around the same. We're meeting at Brad's house prior then driving over but I'm sure if you meet at the track we'll all meet up. thats at 11am
Title: Track Day
Post by: kt037 on July 01, 2003, 06:18:49 PM
would anyone mind if i drove a car that was not VAG?
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 02, 2003, 10:33:43 AM
Quote from: "nuts4ninjas"
DCI is also having there's on Aug 8th. Prices should be around the same.


Is RMCB5 invited to join DCI in this event?
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 02, 2003, 11:44:00 AM
I think I'll be able to go.
Title: Track Day
Post by: nuts4ninjas on July 02, 2003, 03:51:18 PM
Yes You guys are invited to this. It's the first day of our Global GTG which is Friday August 8th. Our time is from 11am to 3pm. So show up to Second Creek accordingly. Since so many people are coming to this we're pretty much going to wait for everyone that wants to run get there, then add up the total and go divide up the cost. Plus we all know there's a million diff packages they do so we'll see what gives us the biggest bang for the buck. We were qouted $48 per group of five but that was with I think 28 people running. We have close to 35 without you guys so the price should go down.

Just meet there about 10:30, you won't be able to miss us, we have close to 35 DCI member racing from all over the world. Should be tons of fun. You all have Wendys number you can call her if you have any problems, she be there. Or you can call my house at 303.394.4503.

This event is not open to everyone. Its pretty much you, 719 & of course us. If you have a couple friends that would like to come feel free to bring them.
Title: Track Day
Post by: nuts4ninjas on July 02, 2003, 03:53:49 PM
From talking at Dave & Busters I already have down: Pat, Boris & Win. Email at dubblist@hotmail.com if you'd like to come so I can put you on the "Expected to come" list.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 02, 2003, 03:57:00 PM
Quote from: "nuts4ninjas"
From talking at Dave & Busters I already have down: Pat, Boris & Win. Email at dubblist@hotmail.com if you'd like to come so I can put you on the "Expected to come" list.


Man, after learning it's from 11-3, on a weekday I'm not sure I'm gonna come.  If it were the whole day I might be willing to take off.  Or even all morning or all afternoon (half day of work).  But to take off all day for the four hottest hours of the day on the track doesn't sound like it's gonna be worth it for me.  Sorry, but I'm out.  Have fun anyway.
Title: Track Day
Post by: nuts4ninjas on July 02, 2003, 04:06:19 PM
I know I didnt set the times, but I'll if I can get it changed
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 11, 2003, 12:55:29 PM
Anybody else from here going to SCR Wednesday afternoon, July 16? I know Pat and myself are definites, Jon is a maybe.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 11, 2003, 01:01:39 PM
Jon is now in for sure.
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 11, 2003, 01:21:58 PM
I'm preparing myself to be schooled by you, the S4, the Vette, and Porsche.  :mrgreen:
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 11, 2003, 01:52:12 PM
Whatever dude.  Last year you were faster than I was!  Wednesday is my chance for revenge....
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 11, 2003, 02:28:54 PM
Got a friend joining us sporting a BMW M Roadster. First time for him! What'll be even funner is when he shows his wife (friend of my wife from college) how far he can push his car now.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 11, 2003, 02:31:56 PM
SWEET!  Dude, I love Ms.  Can't wait to see how he does as a track virgin against the rest of us.  I want a ride in that mo' fo'!
It looks like this will turn out to be a great time!
Title: Track Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 11, 2003, 02:33:59 PM
I hate you guys.  :lol:
Title: Track Day
Post by: jayryan on July 11, 2003, 03:23:08 PM
I'd like to show up maybe becuase I have nothing better to do with my time...but I can't drive = no dinero
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 11, 2003, 03:24:22 PM
No sweat.  I have a couple friend showing up that won't be doing any driving.  Last time I was there I didn't drive either.  You can still go for rides and clean my car for me afterwards.   :P
Title: Track Day
Post by: jayryan on July 11, 2003, 03:27:14 PM
Riiiiight...I haven't even cleaned my car in the last week or so...I've some serious brake dust build up
Besides, it takes me at least two hours to clean a car...you want to be without your wheels for that long? :twisted:
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 11, 2003, 03:40:29 PM
Quote from: "TLJR20v"
Riiiiight...I haven't even cleaned my car in the last week or so...I've some serious brake dust build up
Besides, it takes me at least two hours to clean a car...you want to be without your wheels for that long? :twisted:


As long as I don't have to give you the key I'm fine with it.  Sucka. :wink:
Title: Track Day
Post by: jayryan on July 11, 2003, 04:09:09 PM
Uh-huh, you ain't getting nothing cleaned now  :lol:
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 15, 2003, 09:43:00 AM
Pat no get no love!

Hehe, I'm going to be there too!  Yay!

Ima have to school all you suckas...you gots to be runnin cold upsidedown your head...sheeet (golly).
Title: Track Day
Post by: WendyDarling on July 15, 2003, 10:29:37 AM
Scott & I will be there too :)
Title: Track Day
Post by: velo on July 15, 2003, 12:51:49 PM
FUDGE!

I have a d@mn HOA meeting at my building that night or I would totally be there.  Oh well, probably for the best.  I don't want to break anything on my car before I take it on a road trip to San Diego next week. :P

Hope you guys have fun and take lots of pics.
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 15, 2003, 01:01:24 PM
I should be there around 4pm. Can we start driving early or do we officially start at 5pm?

P.S. - I've got a surprise for Pat. Hint: I picked some up at Duggans Petroleum. "I'm all up in yo head!!!"
Title: Track Day
Post by: 03Indigo on July 15, 2003, 01:09:02 PM
What Pat said...I will be there as an observer...my boat won't like the track so much...but I am bringing some chairs, and a deck umbrella for a little shade.


This should be a good time...and JR...there will be plenty of ride alongs...and anyone is welcome to borrow my helmet...when I am not using it that is.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 15, 2003, 01:12:08 PM
Quote from: "shummer"
I should be there around 4pm. Can we start driving early or do we officially start at 5pm?

P.S. - I've got a surprise for Pat. Hint: I picked some up at Duggans Petroleum. "I'm all up in yo head!!!"


I made a trip to Duggan's this morning myself. :P   Got a couple gallons of 100 octane.  I mixed it with about 10 gallons of 91, so I should be around 93ish.  Can't really tell a difference yet.  Don't really expect much.  $3.75/gal.
How much did ya get, Shum?
I should be there around 3:30 or 3:45.  I'm hoping they'll let us on early, but I think it'll be a gametime decision made by Bob.  Supposed to be upper 90s tomorrow. :roll:
Title: Track Day
Post by: jayryan on July 15, 2003, 01:18:10 PM
I won't be there. I got family coming in otherwise I'd be all down with that action... :P
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 15, 2003, 01:20:56 PM
Quote from: "TLJR20v"
I won't be there. I got family coming in otherwise I'd be all down with that action... :P


Damn.  Damn Damn.
Oh well, have fun with the fam.
Godspeed.
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 15, 2003, 01:23:36 PM
8.5 gal of 105 mixed w/ 2 gal of 91 = 10.5 gal of 102.  :twisted: First real test of the 100 octane program. Cost me $4.60/gal.  :cry:
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 15, 2003, 01:25:05 PM
Quote from: "shummer"
8.5 gal of 105 mixed w/ 2 gal of 91 = 10.5 gal of 102.  :twisted: First real test of the 100 octane program. Cost me $4.60/gal.  :cry:


Oh man, that's right!  I forgot about the APR secret weapon.  Dude, you're gonna be mad phast.  There's no way I'm keeping up with you this time. :x
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 15, 2003, 03:02:01 PM
Dang Andrew!  You will be ruling the track.  That is, unless this guy I know brings his M5...doubtful though...We'll just let you start first...hehe

This is going to be fun!  Does anyone have a video camera they can bring that we can use to film and put movies up on the website?
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 15, 2003, 03:06:55 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
This is going to be fun!  Does anyone have a video camera they can bring that we can use to film and put movies up on the website?


A couple people are bringing their digital camcorders and Shum is bringing Chas' in-car camera mount.  That should work on any of our cars.
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 16, 2003, 06:57:49 AM
Right on!  That's sweet.  So who is ready to be monkey-stomped?
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 16, 2003, 07:04:25 AM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Right on!  That's sweet.  So who is ready to be monkey-stomped?


Did someone say "monkey-stomped"?

Oooh!  Oooh!   ME ME ME ME ME!

I don't know how the hell I'm gonna get anything done at work today.  I'm about to start shaking I'm so excited.     :twisted:  :mrgreen:

Let me be the first to start the trash talking. Winston, I'm gonna BEAT YOUR ASS!
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 16, 2003, 07:07:55 AM
You are so played out that your stop watch is even slower than mine!  Bring it Chim Chim... :twisted:
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 16, 2003, 07:10:09 AM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
You are so played out that your stop watch is even slower than mine!  Bring it Chim Chim... :twisted:


Chim Chim?  WTF is Chim Chim.
Damn, I am "slow" aren't I?
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 16, 2003, 07:12:17 AM
Chim Chim was Speed Racer's little brother's monkey...You are going down my brother...might as well lay down and just enjoy the view...LOL!
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 16, 2003, 07:18:12 AM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Chim Chim was Speed Racer's little brother's monkey...You are going down my brother...might as well lay down and just enjoy the view...LOL!


The view of a black magic B5 in my rear view?
Title: Track Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 16, 2003, 07:34:23 AM
Fishbone has a song called:

"Chim Chim's  Badass Revenge"

It's about Chim Chim the monkey getting back at the man.
Title: Track Day
Post by: 03Indigo on July 16, 2003, 07:44:32 AM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
I'm about to start shaking I'm so excited.     :twisted:  :mrgreen:


Does that mean another headliner mod :lol:
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 16, 2003, 07:47:31 AM
LOL!    :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
You may be on to something there J!
You gonna be there by 3:45?
I've got tons of water, some grapes, a couple bananas, an apple and box of cheese Ritz cracker sammitches in which people may partake.
Also, a big jug of lemonade.
I have sunscreen for those people that tend to look like  :oops: after standing in the sun a while.
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 16, 2003, 08:04:08 AM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Chim Chim was Speed Racer's little brother's monkey...You are going down my brother...might as well lay down and just enjoy the view...LOL!


The view of a black magic B5 in my rear view?


Yes, that's right, the rear of the Black Magic B5 in your view.
Title: Track Day
Post by: 03Indigo on July 16, 2003, 08:11:43 AM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"

You gonna be there by 3:45?


gonna try...doing another slate project today...but things are looking good.  It is off Tower Road...right?
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 16, 2003, 08:34:32 AM
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Quote from: "Denver Pat"

You gonna be there by 3:45?


gonna try...doing another slate project today...but things are looking good.  It is off Tower Road...right?


Yep.  Pena to Tower (north).  Left at the power lines (96th?) I think.  There's a stoplight where you turn left off Tower.
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 16, 2003, 09:47:49 AM
FYI-

http://forums.audiworld.com/rockymtn/msgs/5786.phtml
Title: Track Day
Post by: DenverPat on July 16, 2003, 10:14:12 AM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
Quote from: "03Indigo"
Quote from: "Denver Pat"

You gonna be there by 3:45?


gonna try...doing another slate project today...but things are looking good.  It is off Tower Road...right?


Yep.  Pena to Tower (north).  Left at the power lines (96th?) I think.  There's a stoplight where you turn left off Tower.


Make that a left on 88th, not 96th.
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 16, 2003, 10:24:58 AM
After seeing who's all coming from Audiworld, I definitely will NOT be ruling the track, just Winston and Pat. :lol: Although, I'm feeling a bit of surging lately. Might be a vacuum leak somewhere. It'll definitely be a learning experience all over again with the bigger wheels and stickier tires.
Title: Track Day
Post by: nuts4ninjas on July 16, 2003, 02:42:23 PM
The weather looks iffy
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 17, 2003, 06:55:28 AM
Hehe, well Andrew was right, he didn't rule the track, but he did rule Pat and I.  That 100 Octane fuel and chip must have made a big difference, because Shum was moving!  Pat beat me too, and we have some great pictures and video of the flames shooting out of his wheels while braking!
Title: Track Day
Post by: nuts4ninjas on July 17, 2003, 07:42:51 AM
Yea I watched that video over & over last night of Pats wheel on fire...lol
Title: Track Day
Post by: 03Indigo on July 17, 2003, 08:27:32 AM
Scott...see if you can get some stills from the video for better shots of the sparks...mine were pretty much too blurry...but I will post them when I get home from work tonight.
Title: Track Day
Post by: Chas on July 17, 2003, 11:51:02 AM
You boys are just dangerous!  :roll:  8O  

OK, so where are the pictures??? Get them up or something, soon!
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 17, 2003, 11:52:15 AM
Chas, we definitely missed you out there man!  It was a blast!
Title: Track Day
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 21, 2003, 08:49:37 PM
I posted a couple videos, still have more to finish. Click on the Downloads link to the left.  FYI, the Downloads section is for registered members only so if you post a URL on other sites it wont work unless they register. I do not neccessarily want people just registering to see the videos.

If you need to share the video with someone who is not a registered member please PM me or e-mail me and I can send you the URL that can be used.  This is of course if you don't figure it out on your own :).

Like I mentioned before, more to come, I just can't spend all my free time on it because it is time consuming. If you have any trouble viewing the movies remember they are in either Windows Media (wmv) or Real Media (rm or ram).
Title: Track Day
Post by: shummer on July 21, 2003, 10:53:42 PM
"You're the man now dog."

- Sean Connery "Finding Forrester"
Title: Track Day
Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 22, 2003, 07:43:04 AM
Thanks Jay, I ca't wait to check em out!