And some pictures:
And the info at SCCA's website:
So, same sort of deal:
- Get together early (8am) at the site
- Brian talks, we prep cars, tech inspection
- Lots of driving, laughing and smiles!
- More driving!
What is different this year:
- We will be at FedEx Field (Ripkin is 'unavailable' due to city government issues apparently)
- It will be large enough to run two figure 8's (shortening the 'boring' part of the day), and possibly a 'drag strip' for practicing shifts, and possibly a skid pad
- Level 2/3, this means it would be good if you have some experience with AutoX (or a previous course)
So, the details:
- Friday, May 30th 2008, 8am to ~ 3pm
- Fedex Field
- 12 students
- We'll bring lunch in (we'll figure this out as we get closer)
- Money to Jason by March 28th (Cash, check, paypal (if you pay the fee))
Like past years, your spot isn't 'confirmed' until I get the cash, the class isn't confirmed until I get everyone's cash and get Brian paid (and he gets the site reserved with Fedex). Once you are confirmed you are responsible for finding a replacement for your spot if you can't make it. I know this is hard, in 2006 I had to cancel at the last minute and couldn't find a replacement, but the price per person is set based on filling the class.
If this class fills up and we have 'wait list' folks, I may organize a second class later on in the year. So if for some reason the timing doesn't work for you (Colin, Zak, etc) there may be a second chance.
So, shout out if you are interested, get me the bucks, and off we go!
1.) Jason - Forester XT - Novice - Paid
2.) Alan - WRX Wag - ?Moderate? - Paid
3.) Julian - STi - Engine blowing Expert - Paid
4.) Ben - STi - Novice - Paid
5.) Adam - WRX Wag - ?Novice? - Paid
6.) Jamie - Forester XT - ?Novice? - Paid
7.) Chuck III - STi - Moderate - Paid
8.) Gabe - WRX - ?Moderate? - Paid
9.) Andy - Civic - ?Expert? - Paid
10.) Chuck II - 2006 WRX - ?Novice? - Paid
11.) Colin - FXT - ?Novice? - Paid
12.) Laura - TBD - ?Novice? - Paid
Email from Brian on stuff for the class:
Brian wrote:We will be having a discussion and Q&A prior to driving. We'll then
run two drills in the morning with a full course in the afternoon.
The instructors for this school are Mike Stanley and Brian Garfield.
-GET PLENTY OF SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE.
-If you have regular street tires, make sure you air them up to at
least 5 psi above recommended pressures. There will not be a
compressor present, so please be self sufficient with air. (Note from Ben: I will have a compressor at the event, so if anyone needs to top off, see me.)
-Bring your helmet if you've got one, but we do have loaners. Helmets
must be SNELL approved, not simply DOT.
****The event is rain or shine, so be prepared for inclement weather,
PLEASE DRESS appropriately, you will be standing outside in whatever
weather we have.***
-If it's going to be hot, please bring plenty of water. (Note from Jason: I'll have two cases of water for 14 people, if you need more than a couple 3-4 bottles I'd consider gatorade) Remember that
you'll be standing on hot asphalt the whole day, so you can add about
10 degrees to the forecast... (Note from Jason: don't forget sunscreen!!)
-Bring good walking shoes and get plenty of rest, there will be a lot
-Bring a chair to rest in.
******Arrive by 7:30am sharp.*******
The program will be over at 3pm.
Directions and a Parking Map for FedEx Field are here:
**We will be driving on the H Lot.**