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ThunderDrift January 17th [message #58038] Sun, 03 January 2010 13:21 Go to next message
ConePirate is currently offline  ConePirate   
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http://thunderdrift.com/images/jandrift.jpg

That's right, norcal is stepping it up this year. No more monthly skidpads, in 2010 we're looking at a schedule that you may have already noticed is chock full of FULLTRACK DRIFTS.

here are the details on event #1 for 2010:


FULLTRACK DRIFT/GRIP - $160 Pre-Registered, $200 Non-prereg. if you don't know how pre-reg works, look it up on thunderdrift.com

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL END PROMPTLY AT MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY 1/14

Gates open at 7:00AM, drivers meeting will be at 8:30AM SHARP and the first group will hit the track at 9:00AM. Schedules have been too lax in the past, and one of the things we're doing in 2010 is tightening the reigns on scheduling. BE THERE OR DON'T DRIVE. PERIOD.

groups = A Grip, B Beginner Drift, C Expert Drift

each group is scheduled to have at least 5 25min sessions

Remember folks, the more you go off, the more time we spend towing you and cleaning the track. This eats directly into your track-time, as well all the other drivers'. Repeat offenders will not be overlooked!

any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Info@thunderdrift.com ~ 530.559.2554


http://thunderdrift.com/images/skidpadbanner.jpg

SKIDPAD! - Yes, we're running a simultaneous skidpad event on January 17th! This event is going to be run separately from the fulltrack event, so fulltrack-participant use of the skidpad will be limited.

This will be an open-practice style event, so expect a cone course setup on TD's regular drift-pad, and our "informal-style" instruction. (Basically, there'll be a few experienced people around to get pointers/ridealongs from, but it won't be a structured instructional day)

SKIDPAD = $80 pre-registered, $100 non-prereg.

To register, go to thunderdrift.com and click "register." Fill out the form completely, and select your paypal option from the menu below.

questions? info@thunderdrift.com ~ 530.559.2554

see you at the track!


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Re: ThunderDrift January 17th [message #58730 is a reply to message #58038] Wed, 20 January 2010 15:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The weather ended up being GREAT! Sorry if the forecast scared some of you, but remember... there's a thing we call the "Thunderhill Triangle" that makes the weather at the track WAY different from the forecast. Sometimes we luck out.

Thanks to everyone who came though, a great time was had by all, and this was by FAR the best behaved group we've ever had. Track didn't get thrashed, and everyone showed up for the drivers meeting! Remember that for the future folks, the drivers meeting times are mandatory, and if you don't show up you will not be driving.

thanks again! -G

Here's some pics I took throughout the day. There'll be more up soon on Thunderdrift.com!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2704/4291415718_afd4bc1c3c.jpg

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http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4290675561_b3b1cea000.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4291414976_52d4d89da8.jpg


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Re: ThunderDrift January 17th [message #58731 is a reply to message #58730] Wed, 20 January 2010 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Kelly is currently offline  John Kelly   United States
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Having been involved in sports car activity for quite some time, I enjoyed the pix posted on Thunderdrift. But my question is "What's the point?"
--John Kelly
Re: ThunderDrift January 17th [message #58736 is a reply to message #58038] Wed, 20 January 2010 20:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi John!

to put it simply "the point" is that, while drifting requires very serious car control skills, it is purely for enjoyment and is definitely not nearly as serious as racing. I personally enjoy racing more than drifting, but I can tell you from experiencing a little of both that drifting is SERIOUSLY fun, and seriously increases your skills as a driver (yes, even if all you want to do is race!)

-Geoff Pitts


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Re: ThunderDrift January 17th [message #58739 is a reply to message #58038] Wed, 20 January 2010 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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+1 what Geoff said. It's a lot of fun! Very Happy

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Re: ThunderDrift January 17th [message #58777 is a reply to message #58038] Fri, 22 January 2010 20:39 Go to previous message
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=( i was in a rush to get my car ready for this event but the weather scared me off since im going to be doing the grip session. I will be there on the 6th of feb though! cant wait...

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