Lotus/MINI Colorado Track Day June 27 2010

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  1. old81

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    It is time again.

    D(ick) Shearer has asked me to be the proxy for MINI5280 participation in the June 27 Lotus lapping day.

    This will be held at HPR Byers, Colorado.

    If you interested, I have the registration packets in email format, so contact me at don.suiter (@) gmail (dot) com.

    A full day of lapping with Lotus, this event has limited spots so send in the information early.

    Cost: $125

    You will need a tech. inspection at the track, before going on track.

    Make out the inspection form before you come to the track.

    Organizer is John Arnold of the Lotus Club.

    Here is a cut/paste of the schedule.

    approval upon inspection of the participating vehicle at the track. The entry deadline is June 15th. 2010. Entry must be made through Official Registration Form.

    TIME

    Schedule


    7:00


    Track Opens

    7:30 – 8:30

    Tech Inspection

    8:30 – 9:00

    Track Walk (Van) - Brand new track - Recommended for all and mandatory for novice drivers.
    MANDATORY drivers meeting

    9:00 – 9:30

    Track familiarization school laps


    9:30 – 10:00

    Slow Laps

    Chalkboard session for novices

    10:00 – 10:20

    Novice drivers only session with instructors
    10:20–11:00

    Slow Laps
    11:00-11:30

    Fast Laps
    11:30 –11:45


    Ladies Only (if requested)
    11:45 – 12:30

    Lunch:

    12:30 – 1:00


    Slow Laps/ Worker Rides


    1:00 – 3:30
    Alternating fast/slow laps.


    4:00 -- Track closes




    The schedule may change as conditions warrant or as participants request. For first time drivers, there will be driving instructors available for track familiarization and driving instruction.

    I really enjoyed the after-lunch sessions when the MINIs ran with the Lotus Elise's and Exige's.

    A few weeks ago, I stopped by Ferrari Denver and it was mentioned that Bill S. plans on bringing a few Ferrari's out. I suspect the Lamborghini folks will be out too.

    I plan on being at track early then leave early after lunch or I may hang until 4:30 of so.

    Don
     
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    Oh man, so hard to resist.
     
  3. old81

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    Don't resist come out and play

    Chuck,

    It would be good to see you and the Cabrio having some laps at HPR.

    Cost is good, day is good. If nothing else, you can come out and take a few laps with me.

    I have two helmets. :cornut:

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    I'll be there Don, just trying so hard not to get the bug. :aureola:
     
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    Nice deal, a recent Porsche Club event here at the local track was $300
     
  7. old81

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    Still room for more entries in this event and they are taking late registrations. :cornut:

    Anyone going to drive out from the east or south?

    I know a 1 day lapping day and a 2 day drive might be a bit foolish. :crazy:

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    Bump for effect/affect, I really don't know which is correct anymore. :confused:

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    We have a number of MINIs coming out for the lapping day, looks like 4 asked to be in the novice group and the rest of us will be up with the fast folks.

    I did ask not to put the MINIs in with the bump and grind Miatas....:devil:

    Come out if you have time, bring a chair and something cool to drink. Looking at mid 80s and high clouds.

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    Good times, pictures later. Lots of folks on track in their MINIs.

    We had a good spectator turnout too from the MINI5280 club.

    :D
     
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    Thanks for putting this all together Don. Had a great time.
     
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    Yes, me too. Even with an almost flat, so I packed it up.

    Only had to put two of my Challenge wheels/tires on the front. It sure looks funky with 2 silver 17s in front and 2 black 16s in back.

    I will get the others on this afternoon, then find out what killed my right front. :mad2:

    Here is a link to some pictures of the day, not all by me since I was out lapping, loaned out my camera. :ihih:

    PICS.

    Don
     
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    Anyone have any in car vids to post?

    Did the Evora run?

    I've been thinking very hard about one of those, the Elise/Exige don't suit me due to the nature of the car, but the Evora could do the job just fine!
     
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    The dealer had their Evora on track, beautiful Lotus. They were giving fast and extreme demo laps to anyone/everyone.

    On of the organizers had his Evora on track, I think his son was driving it when he was not driving the Mallock Sports racer.

    He was learning the track in the Evora, tough life. :cool:

    I know my video died, so nothing from me, one of the guys was shooting video with his pocket cam HD, so perhaps he got some clips.

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