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Old 1/30/19, 02:27 PM
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Hey all, so it's super cold out there right now (in Michigan) and just about freezing in Germany, so what better time to think of warmer days and start planning 2019 track days?

I have the following plans, still kinda loose but to be solidified in the next month or so:

1) Season Opener: L'Anneau du Rhin early May. Shortish track in France, about a 100 miles from where I live in Germany. From what I hear a fun technical track with lots of runoff room, so a good place to learn the car at the limits.
2) At least one day at Hockenheimring. It's about 60 miles away from me. No dates yet.
3) An excursions to Nurbergring Nordschleife. About a 3h drive from my house. I have a gift certificate for a Catherham 7 experience (and free entry onto the ring with my own car),
4) Another day at the Ring. I want to do an instructed track day to learn the line.

What are you guys planning for 2019?

Stay safe and have fun! Wish you all a firm brake pedal, good grip and keeping it shiny side up!


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Old 1/30/19, 06:32 PM
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I am just starting to make plans. So far I am shooting for
Corvette Museum Motorsports Park March 30-31
Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Roval - Mustang Owners Museum event April 17-18
Carolina Motorsports Park May 4-5

I have not looked out past May yet.
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Old 1/31/19, 11:30 AM
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Nice! I heard good things about the Corvette track, and I will it there one day in my own Corvette Sounds awesome, and it's only the first half of the season!
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Yeah is seems a little strange to take the mustang to the Corvette Museum track, but it is a much better track car than my old C3. Good luck in Germany. I can't wait to see some video.
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Thanks for starting this thread. I don't have any specific plans yet, but my basic plan is to finally fix my ball joints and bushings and get back on the track this year! Hopefully several TNIA (Track Night In America) events plus a full track day or two or three.

I'm jelly of all the fun that 5. is having in Europe! :-)

EDIT: I have no idea why the system made a link out of "ball joints" ; I did not do that on purpose . . . I guess they have to pay the bills somehow

SECOND EDIT: nevermind, now the link on "ball joints" is gone

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Old 2/3/19, 12:11 PM
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Hey Fellasí

i hope to have some fun later this year. So far itís just been squeezing in some hilly road driving while my family is struggling to adjust. We need a few more not so fun months here for everyone to acclimate. Then I hope european fun can be had.

Glad and to see you guys getting on track and getting the Mustangs track ready.

Ill post some some videos soon. Right now still waiting for the delayed air freight to arrive.
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I am slowly starting to get my car ready. I started installing the Maximum Motorsports roll bar I bought myself for Christmas today. I am tired of sliding around in the factory seat and seal belt. Next comes 6 point harnesses. I don't plan much else for upgrades this year just normal brake and fluid maintenance.
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I need to mount my 4-point harness as well.

The start of 2019 season is shaping up. I registered for my first event, which due to timing conflicts will be April 12th at Circuit de Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. It's ~180 miles from where I live in Germany, and it's a fast and complex F1 circuit with lots of elevation change. Should be fun. I just ordered some tow hooks (most tracks here require them) and I need to get race pads (will go with PFC 08 and SRF fluid). I will be wearing stock Michelin Pilot Super Sports until they wear out. It was pricey, 700 Euro for the day. But it's open track format and you can go for as many laps as you can handle. Wish me shiny side up and firm brake pedal.

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As usual I try to make my efforts switching brake pads worth while. I just signed up for a second track day, 3 days after my first one. This time at Hockenheimring Grrand Prix circuit. This one is super close. It's 40 miles away from my house. So April 12, and then April 15th. Making a long weekend out of it. I'm starting to think after this it's Nurbergring the rest of the season. I don't have lap time goals at Spa or Hockenheimring... ok, kinda on Hock GP. 1:59. But probably not this year. But for real only at the Green Hell. And it will be time to start practicing June-ish..
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Track Night in America schedule is up, and sign-up is open:

https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/events
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