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SCDA HPDE Schedule

Looks like the HPDE schedules are out early this year.

Anyway, this is the one from SCDA for those in the NorthEast.

[SIZE=5]4/12 MON Lime Rock Park
4/19 MON New Hampshire
4/26 MON Watkins Glen
4/27 TUE Watkins Glen
5/17 MON Monticello – Full track.
6/14 MON Lime Rock Park
6/21 MON New Jersey - Lightning
6/22 TUE New Jersey - Thunderbolt
7/5 MON Lime Rock Park – Unmuffled!
7/12 MON Watkins Glen
7/13 TUE Watkins Glen
7/26 MON Monticello – Full track.
8/23 MON New Hampshire
8/31 TUE Lime Rock Park (9am to 1pm)
9/13 MON New Jersey - Thunderbolt
9/14 TUE New Jersey – Lightning
9/27 MON New Hampshire
9/29 WED Lime Rock Park
10/4 MON Monticello – Full track.
10/14 THU Lime Rock Park
10/30 SAT Lime Rock Park (1pm to 5pm)
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I also checked COMSCC and some bmwcca chapters (CVR, GVC, Patroon) and they also have their schedules for next year. I am trying to decide which HPDEs to go to.

Lets see if we can get a few more Minis out for some fun.
 
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:57 PM
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Good to see track dates for 2010 in black and white already! Wouldn't it be great if we could get a bunch of MINI's together for one or more of those dates? I'll likely do most of the Lime Rock dates, and will get to the Glen at least once. Monticello is also on my list as the newest track in our area.

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www.scda1.com
www.pdadrivingschool.com
www.trackmasters.com
www.trackdaze.com
 
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Veggiget,

I am trying to get a bunch of Minis together for May 17 at Monticello, NY. This is with the mpg group in Albany, NY but all are welcome. I hope we can get 10 Minis so we can all get a little discount.

Can you make it?

Perhaps we can get s-driver, Suss, Halifax, Scooter and MA as well.
 
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Slinger - I just saw a show on Speed Channel yesterday that was held at Monticello and was daydreaming about running the MINI on that awsome looking track! Keep us posted with more details as you get them, I might make the trip up there in May.
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:29 AM
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Slinger - I just saw a show on Speed Channel yesterday that was held at Monticello and was daydreaming about running the MINI on that awsome looking track! Keep us posted with more details as you get them, I might make the trip up there in May.
Monticello is a fantastic course. SCDA utilizes the full 3.5 mile course which has a monster straight. Veggivet and I have only run it a couple of times but we still like it a lot.

We would really like to have you come up for the event. It would be fun to run with a bunch of Minis together.

A number of us (Minis) may be going down to VIR in June for an event there as well.
 
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:45 AM
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Count me in for this one. I love this track because it has so many different types of challenges to it, and it is smooth as glass. It would be great if you could join us, Paleo.
 
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Happy Holidays, guys. This is the first time I've logged on in over a month! Very busy. Thanks for posting the schedules. I still haven't forgotten about getting you the video from Lime Rock. Coming soon(er or later). Promise.
 
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No problem, GKP. You'll have more time after the holidays, I'm sure. Hope to see you at some of the events. Don't forget, the above schedule is only for SCDA. There are other clubs that run the same tracks in the Northeast. Just check out the links in post #2.
 
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I want to go but with the hoped for VIR trip in early June and G52 right after that, I may have to defer a Monticello date to later in the year...

May 17th is with which group?? SCDA or MPG??
 
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The May 17th date is being run by SCDA. MPG is just an informal group of MINIacs based in the Albany area that has a few autocrossers and a couple of trackheads in it. Most members have never tracked their MINI and probably never will, but we're trying to infect them with the track virus this year as best we can. Monticello would be the perfect warm-up for VIR, S-Driver, and you'd still have over two weeks to recoup. I'm sure you and your MINI will love this track. I'll probably do at least one more Monticello date later in the year too, maybe with PDA.
 
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Originally Posted by veggivet View Post
Monticello would be the perfect warm-up for VIR, S-Driver, and you'd still have over two weeks to recoup. I'm sure you and your MINI will love this track. I'll probably do at least one more Monticello date later in the year too, maybe with PDA.
Haha....you are trying aren't you Mike!

I have done the South course tho..
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:18 AM
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I didn't know you'd already done Monticello, or half of it anyway. Does the South course have the hairpin, or is that part of the North section?
 
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S-Driver,

Veggivet is quite persuasive. I found myself doing 3 more days at LRP this year than planned . Not that I complained.
 
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GKP, are you thinking about coming to Monticello with us?

Thanks in advance for the video. We can have that overlaid with s-drivers gps track times.

And Merry Christmas to you.
 
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http://www.emraracing.org/photo_gall...sp?video_tag=4
http://www.emraracing.org/photo_gall...lery_frame.htm (use the drop down selector)

Some pics and a video from EMRA's event there last June..I made some appearences...

Hairpin is in the North course -- right before the "members" pit in, correct?
 
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Nice vid, but I think I would've chosen different background music. I don't want to hear "Dead or Alive" associated with track events. You are right; hairpin is on the North course, before pit-in. The long straights and the little corkscrew are on this section as well. The track really flows well when you do the entire circuit, but I can see how just the South course can be very challenging in and of itself.
 
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Anyone going to the mpg meeting at Albany Pump station Tuesday at 7:15 PM this coming Tuesday January 5? We would like to discuss the May 17 Monticello date and see if we can try to get 10 Minis for this event.

VV, I have to return some things to you.
 
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Doesn't look like I can make this meeting, but put me down for the May 17th date @ Monticello with 75% certainty.
 
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[quote=slinger688;2940873]GKP, are you thinking about coming to Monticello with us?

I'll have to take a look at the schedule, but it sounds like a good possibility.
 
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VV, see you the next time around at the MPG meeting. I think I am heading down to CT on Wednesday. You want to grab dinner?

GKP, would really be nice to have you there again.

Ian has mentioned a 10% dicount for 10 Minis so there is a little economic incentive.
 
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Slinger....if your still interested in that VIR event I contacted the event manager and registration will be opening up this weekend. I'll be signing up.
 
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Slinger....if your still interested in that VIR event I contacted the event manager and registration will be opening up this weekend. I'll be signing up.
I am quite interested. I will be trying to make some arrangements.

Are there any other Minis going besides us? Suss? VV?
 
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s-driver, I forgot to ask, what group are you signing up to run in?
 
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VIR looks like a great track but it's just too far for me at this point. You guys should have a blast. Thanks for the dinner invite, Slinger; I'll be in Albany for dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant called Van's on Central Ave. with some friends. You are more than welcome to join us. 6:30 ish. Good bunch of folks, even though they're of the veggie persuasion.
 
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s-driver, I forgot to ask, what group are you signing up to run in?
Well....I'm guessing the advanced run group or at least to be checked out soon as possible. When the event goes live I'll see what there is.

I pm'd Suss to remind him but haven't heard back yet...So right now it's you and I in MINI's..
 

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