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What a great day to run the R! It really got to show what a Volvo can do, especially the R cars.<p>The event was put on by Fox Valley Motorcars, a Lambo and Lotus dealership. It is my first track event, so I opted for an instructor the first session out. I took it a bit easy to learn the course, which was still damp, and rather slick from a rain the night before.<p>Mead, the instructor, was floored by the power the car had, as well as how well it handled, and how easy it was to correct when the R took a drift around one of the wetter corners. <p>The R sounds absolutely wonderful running a cut-out on a track. When it's singing at high revs, its music to the ears!<p>I did meet a V70R owner who was there with his Lotus (are you on here?) as well as quite a few other nice people. Even the owner/manager of the dealership came up to check out the R after hearing it roar by on during one of the sessions. Chris, the event organizer, caught me as I was about to leave and said the R had drawn a lot of attention, mentioning that others had commented on the good driving and pure performance of the car.<p>Thanks to all those that contributed to helping me prep for this track day and giving me all those bits of advice! I'm definitely addicted now!<p>Sorry, no pictures of the R. Didn't have a good camera man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> FVMC should have some pics on the site in the next couple days, so I'll check and see if they got any of me.
 

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Re: Autobahn Country Club today (Rues R)

Glad to see you reppin the R on track so well. Of course it is 90% driver and 10% car, but most owners of exotic cars don't realize that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Autobahn Country Club today (Warpedcow)

Very true about the driver. I have a really good understanding of apexes and cornering etc, but this track was almost ALL late apexes, including turn 6, where you damn near run strait off the track before you turn. <p>Definitely will look into tracks in Colorado, because this is too much fun to NOT do again.
 

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Re: Autobahn Country Club today (Rues R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rues R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Definitely will look into tracks in Colorado, because this is too much fun to NOT do again.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Track = crack. <p>LOL.
 

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Re: Autobahn Country Club today (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Track = crack. <p>LOL. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes Sir!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bingo1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What are the costs involved in a track day such as this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well I had my brake fluid flushed and replaced, put new pads in the car, just for reassurance, and the actual track fee was $200. You'll need a helmet too, but sometimes they rent them out as well. It's worth it. Believe me.<p>Anyone know of any good tracks in the Denver area? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bingo1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What are the costs involved in a track day such as this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Depends how much actual track time you get, typically this varies from 2 to 8 hours throughout the day. You'll probably burn between 1 and 3 tanks of gas. Depending on how hard you drive and the layout of the track, you may go through an entire set of brake pads, especially if you're still running OEMs. A race pad will last far far longer - I TORTURE my Ferodo DS2500 pads and they hardly seem to wear at all. You'll put a heck of a lot of wear on your tires as well. Also figure in fuel to/from the track and a hotel stay the night before if it is far enough away. Some events rent or provide helmets, if not, that's at least $400 for a good one. Event fees per day are usually $150-300, venues vary greatly.<p>Total, figure $500-$1000 for a full day at the track, not including the helmet.
 
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