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Old 04-03-2017, 03:16 PM   #1
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SCCA Track Night in America

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Have you guys done one of these? Should I bring the Miata to one?
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:37 PM   #2
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I don't really get the point of track days, but if that's your thing. Why not. I (A)sume the SCCA knows how to put on a decent event.

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Do you want to do a track day? Do you have evenings free?
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:45 PM   #3
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I got the track day thing out of my system a long time ago so I can't comment other than to say I've heard good things about TNiA.

As to whether you should bring the Miata to one, if you're looking to do a track day (night) and are okay with the risks involved then yes, go for it!
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Old 04-03-2017, 04:22 PM   #4
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I think it is a great program and have heard that they are a blast. I have not done a track event since college, but I might do one of these next Fall if they come back to NJMP. You would probably be okay in the Miata, but some tracks have specific rules on convertibles being eligible.

I liked track days until I had a really crappy instructor who made my day miserable. One of my best friends lost an engine on a freak "money-shift" situation which has made me weary to go back to the track.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:00 PM   #5
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I ask because I am wondering how much I will like it having done Lemons. Speaking of which, as soon as I am done with my basement, I may convince people at work to field a team.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:19 PM   #6
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I don't really get the point of track days, but if that's your thing. ...


Edit: I guess maybe for a miata
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:36 PM   #7
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Edit: I guess maybe for a miata
Juice just doesn't seem worth the squeeze. Just too much risk for no upside Miata or not.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:53 PM   #8
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Same here. Too much risk for not actually racing
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:23 AM   #9
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A friend from many years ago has been doing track days at (mostly) Summit and VIR for the past couple years in an NB. He had a rear hub failure last summer at VIR that looked kinda scary. About 1:05 in:



I don't need that kind of excitement in a car that's not prepped to protect me if that happens at a really bad time.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:43 AM   #10
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