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Hints and Tips for all things Track Day and 1/4 mile.
 #3845064  by SoCo
 Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:07 pm
I know they aren't for everyone but looking through some of the threads below it seems that there are at least a few others who enjoy taking their cars out on track?

Looking at it I guess a lot of people are using the Facebook page now instead of this but I never seem to hear or see anything on their that is even the slightest track day related.?

Has there ever been a track day organised through the forum for the dedicated few? 8-)
 #3845118  by SoCo
 Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:33 pm
Might be something worth organising for next year then if people are interested, find out how many people would be up for it.
 #3845136  by AdamB92
 Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:20 pm
I'll be up for that, done a couple of days in my EP3 and certainly will be doing plenty next year.
 #3845191  by yella
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:39 am
i do quite a few, plan to do as many tracks as possible next year in the new car, idea is not to spend any money on other than service parts and just spend it on trackdays, also doing a few more European tracks ( mainly tourist sessions) but doing red bull ring, Hockenheim, Monza and Paul Ricard to tick them off the list.
 #3845197  by abctr
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:47 pm
Yes count me in. I am at Oulton Park on Friday. I am planning on doing a number of them next year. Rockingham is a very well organised trackday.
 #3845205  by AdamB92
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:16 pm
I'm up for wherever, I tend to book into a hotel for the night anyway, saves driving hours at stupid O'clock in the morning.
 #3845207  by shaRRpy
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:48 pm
AdamB92 wrote:I'm up for wherever, I tend to book into a hotel for the night anyway, saves driving hours at stupid O'clock in the morning.


Same here pal,I used to travel up early doors and then have to swap wheels over so much easier to book hotel and swap wheels there night before.and you can have a few beers. :)
 #3845212  by SoCo
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:30 pm
I'm in the fortunate position of being only 15mins from Brands so that works for me, wouldn't mind a trip up to Oulton Park though as I need to tick that one off the list in the EP3.
 #3845218  by Lewisgame
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:20 pm
I'd be up for brands. I've yet to drive that track... And it's probably the closest one to me. Need to make sure it's an open pit lane
 #3845219  by yella
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:29 pm
brands is a little boring if i'm honest, down a few there but much better tracks in the UK. Bedford is cracking for first timers or just for a laugh as its big flat and nothing to hit. Silverstone Full Gp is also a lot of fun. This time of year most are ridiculously cheap. IE today you could have done Oulton park with garage included for £100, madness.

Also worth noting which organisers are good and which ones are a bit meh. Circuit days are probably one of the best in UK, always well organised. Trackdays.de are great too for any overseas ones you see..
 #3845223  by SoCo
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:47 pm
The full Bedford GT circuit is great fun and it's almost ideal for those who are new to track days or prefer the extra run off on the corners. Downside is it does have stricter 102dB static noise limits for a lot of events which may put some people off..
 #3845225  by AdamB92
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 4:59 pm
shaRRpy wrote:
AdamB92 wrote:I'm up for wherever, I tend to book into a hotel for the night anyway, saves driving hours at stupid O'clock in the morning.


Same here pal,I used to travel up early doors and then have to swap wheels over so much easier to book hotel and swap wheels there night before.and you can have a few beers. :)


That's it mate, would be cool if a few of us booked in at the same hotel, introductions, beers and chat. What's not to like :lol:

Maybe we could get a list going of people who are interested and their track experience, like some have already mentioned, the likes of Bedford have loads of run off for those new to trackdays and worried about having a bit of an off.

I'll start...

1. AdamB92 - Intermediate Experience - Any UK track
 #3845228  by SoCo
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:17 pm
I like the hotel/beer idea, It's always good to put names to faces:

1. AdamB92 - Intermediate Experience - Any UK track
2. SoCo - Intermediate Experience - Any UK Track
 #3845230  by Lewisgame
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:29 pm
yella wrote:brands is a little boring if i'm honest, down a few there but much better tracks in the UK.

Part of the reason why I haven't done it yet. I think a full day open pit lane you'd get bored fairly quickly. More of an evening track to blast around for only a few hours. The full track would be better but it's a lot more money.
I liked Snetterton 300. Fairly flat with a mixture of long straights and an infield.
Javelin have a weekend at Spa in April. That'll be a box to tick.
 #3845281  by billster
 Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:48 pm
I'd be up for this. I've done Brands and Goodwood before, and I'm doing Goodwood again on 5th December with HOT. I'm happy with anywhere as long as it's not too strict on noise.

1. AdamB92 - Intermediate Experience - Any UK track

2. SoCo - Intermediate Experience - Any UK Track

3. billster - intermediate experience - any UK track that's not too far ooop North...