SMokeys stadium

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Re: SMokeys stadium

Post by Dentspeed » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:58 pm

John Brown wrote:I could only watch about half that vid. Id not ever attempt to run this bunch of guys up there on a course like that... Can you imagine going thru those curbs at our speed?? :shock:

Im amazed no one hit any.... :|
I couldn't watch either. My God, that's crazy. I guess if you drive like an old lady, then there's nothing to worry about. :lol:
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Re: SMokeys stadium

Post by 01badz28 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:07 pm

Forget I ever mentioned it its more fun to make fun of noobs than see if there is some way to use this lot.
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Re: SMokeys stadium

Post by John Brown » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:47 pm

oh no... not makin fun at all. But did I not read Tony's post that said there were follks there that could run with the Pro Class? if thats so,then Id hate to be in the car,or own the car. I know the vid was from a rookie.. but would you drive your car at your level thru that curbing like they did?

(or...did you already?? ) :lol: I dont think that lot will be useable to us..it barely was in its former state and condition.. I think. YMMV
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Re: SMokeys stadium

Post by MARKP » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:12 pm

01badz28 wrote:
MARKP wrote:Unless my recollection of the transition between the islands is off, there is too big a bump to go through there at speed. It would be like trying to get through any of the other islands at Pellissippi.
The way they had the site arranged, you only transitioned that bump going from grid to start, ie. walking speed. The rest of the course was at the top of the lot.
No, I wasn't talking about the pavement transition from crap to good. I was talking about the hump that runs between the islands, like where we run between them at Pellissippi. It's been a while since I paid any attention to that lot but that's what I recall. I could be wrong.

Edit: After looking at some of the videos, it looks like the transition between the islands might be smooth enough at the end of the lot closest to McD's. I'll try to take a look at it the next time I am out that way.

Does anyone know what they want to rent the lot? It might be a moot point if they want a bunch of money unless we go up on the entry fees.
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Re: SMokeys stadium

Post by 01badz28 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:21 pm

John Brown wrote:oh no... not makin fun at all. But did I not read Tony's post that said there were follks there that could run with the Pro Class? if thats so,then Id hate to be in the car,or own the car. I know the vid was from a rookie.. but would you drive your car at your level thru that curbing like they did?

(or...did you already?? ) :lol: I dont think that lot will be useable to us..it barely was in its former state and condition.. I think. YMMV
Hey man, the only time I've ever hit a curb at an autocross was an ETR event. Some Miata driver set up the finish. :lol:
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Re: SMokeys stadium

Post by John Brown » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:55 pm

trU daTT !

but a MiNi driver approved that message!! :lol:
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Re: SMokeys stadium

Post by 01badz28 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:14 pm

:lol2: :mrgreen: Yeah, you all need to drive bigger cars with shitty brakes. :mrgreen:
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