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<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=61081" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=61081</A><p>or<p><A HREF="http://www.gainesvilleraceway.com/apcm/templates/news.asp?articleid=11424&zoneid=65" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gainesvilleraceway....id=65</A><p>$50 for a whole day of racing if anyone is interested. I plan on being there in the moring bright and early. PM me if interested.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (Rangeball)

I'll probably be there for the afternoon session, unless I can get up early on Sat. - I can't decide whether to bring the R or the MINI Cooper - but either way it should be fun. My R is in the shop today for some crunching into 2nd gear, so we'll see how that goes. Thanks for the post - <p>
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (Grendel)

Not my idea of a fun day.<br>Adjust your TURBO car for drag racing in the middle of the Florida summer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (JRL)

It's not drag racing - they have a road course for this event. At 1.6 miles it's definitely not Sebring, but its a cheap track day nonetheless, and longer than an autocross track. Here's the road course description.<p><A HREF="http://www.gainesvilleraceway.com/apcm/templates/trackinfo.asp?articleid=1912&zoneid=69" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gainesvilleraceway....id=69</A>
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not my idea of a fun day.<br>Adjust your TURBO car for drag racing in the middle of the Florida summer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is a road track, not drag racing. BUT it is at the same location as the drag strip. They have a HUGE parking lot, the track will be 1.5 miles and will be switched after lunch. So it will actually be two tracks!<p>-----------<p>Thanks Grendel <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (Rangeball)

See you Sat. man - I'll either be in a black V70R or a dark silver MINI 'vert, which might be an interesting lap time comparison to the R on that small track. Unless I can convince the wife to come up as well, then I'll bring both cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (Grendel)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Grendel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">See you Sat. man - I'll either be in a black V70R or a dark silver MINI 'vert, which might be an interesting lap time comparison to the R on that small track. Unless I can convince the wife to come up as well, then I'll bring both cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds good. I should be hanging around a black 2004 GTO and a 2003 M3. Plus you shouldn't miss my car, it will have it's nice new shiny(well not quite so shiny) black wheels. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Hope to see both <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rangeball at 9:13 AM 7-14-2006</i>
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (Rangeball)

Bump for any of you that are into driving your cars like they were designed for!!!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Gainesville Raceway road course test and tune - July 15th (Doc GTO)

Well a good time was had by all. It was hot and man do I mean hot. I will post some pictures up later. <p>Thanks to Stephen (Grendel) and Rick (rqc) for coming out and having fun and thanks to Dave (Doc GTO) for the info on the event. We should plan on going to Roebling or Sebring in the near future to have some real <B>high speed</B> fun.<p>-Will<p>
 

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I had a great time as well. I didn't have to bring my R after all, as Will let me take his around the track for some laps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It was very cool to experience his R on a course (albeit a small one) as I got a real feel for the difference between my stock R, and his with springs, sway, 18" pegs. His car is quite direct, which is how I wish my car would behave - and his upgraded engine mount (forgot which one) was tigther than mine, giving a more direct feel to the driveline without sending undue vibration through the car. It was very well set up. <p>My MINI (which I swapped with Will while I drove his R) went quite well around the short road course - a bit better fit for that track, as it was so tight. There was a Lotus Elise that seemed to turn some of the best times. <p>I didn't get a single pic - I got some in car video from my MINI that I'll post when I get it uploaded. <p>Will, Rick and Dave - it was very cool to meet you guys and I'm sure I'll be seeing you guys at more track events - and I'm all for some bigger tracks too, so the R's can stretch their legs a bit. I can get my V to around 130 on the Ulmann Straight at Sebring, and I'm sure the modded cars could even do better than that - And I'd really like to see Doc's GTO out there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Grendel at 6:35 PM 7-17-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Grendel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd really like to see Doc's GTO out there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>His car is scary fast. If we go to Roebling you will have to catch a ride with him as he has been driving that track for 10+ years. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yea that Mini was a hoot to drive on that shorter track. I am glad you enjoyed my R. Think you are going to go talk to Eli?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rangeball</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>His car is scary fast. If we go to Roebling you will have to catch a ride with him as he has been driving that track for 10+ years. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yea that Mini was a hoot to drive on that shorter track. I am glad you enjoyed my R. Think you are going to go talk to Eli?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd love a ride in the GTO - especially with someone who knows the track. <p>Your R's balance is what I was most impressed with - The turn into the straight in G'ville showed me how neutral your car is. That is exactly what I'd like to do with mine - I'll have to think about starting to mod mine - I love getting loaners from my dealer, but I'd probably trade that for the feel of those springs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Here times on a lot of various track...<p><A HREF="http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2551891" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2551891</A>
 

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Thanks for the link Jim - <p>Was your time of 235.5 at the Glen in the R or your VW? I'd love to get up to that track. <p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Grendel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the link Jim - <p>Was your time of 235.5 at the Glen in the R or your VW? I'd love to get up to that track. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>A really fast time at the Glen in an R is about 2:30, one on R compound and some mods. The 2:35 I have listed is in my VW. The car should so <2:28 but I had about 2 hours of time total in it when I did the 2:35. I have an actual race there this weekend, so will see how I do.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Grendel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I'd love a ride in the GTO - especially with someone who knows the track. <p>Your R's balance is what I was most impressed with - The turn into the straight in G'ville showed me how neutral your car is. That is exactly what I'd like to do with mine - I'll have to think about starting to mod mine - I love getting loaners from my dealer, but I'd probably trade that for the feel of those springs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks Steve. Well you know my opinion, go for it!<p>Here are the pictures.<p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/CopyofIMG_0394.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/CopyofIMG_0406.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Some things never change! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> The guy in the M3 in the back is my buddy and the M3 in my time slip (see sig).<p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/CopyofIMG_0397.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Me driving Steve's Mini <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/CopyofIMG_0419.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Fuzzy but you get the point. (GTO)<p><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/IMG_0411.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>This is my first video, sorry for the quality but I like the sound of it. This is Doc GTO's monster coming off the start.<p><A HREF="http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/?action=view¤t=MVI_0388.flv" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/th_MVI_0388.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> There are a lot more pictures but these are the ones my girlfriend took. If there are some better ones I will post those. Rick I realized I didn't get any of yours, sorry. Guess that means you have to come to the next event. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by Rangeball at 6:41 PM 7-17-2006</i><p><br><i>Modified by Rangeball at 6:42 PM 7-17-2006</i><p>Ok here is a video of me running the short track. This was a relatively slow lap as my brake pads were / are in need of being replaced.<p><A HREF="http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/?action=view&current=MVI_0403.flv" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a81/t34will/th_MVI_0403.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Rangeball at 10:18 PM 7-18-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Doc GTO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, I was moving so fast that the camera could not focus!!!! The car sounds good in the video. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yea, I loved the sound. I played it over and over. I especially like Alice's commentary. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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