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SUMMIT POINT KART

If I get enough interest I'll call ahead and talk to the facility about discounts (doubt that they will do it since it is so new).

I plan to be there, my wifey, and a few Mazda buds.

It is a MARRS weekend (SCCA Race Weekend) so there will be plenty to do besides the karts.

Let me know, I will take a count by Wed and call to let them know we are coming and how many. :coolnana:

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Sounds like he is going to set up a bunch of miniGPs, we can call ours the LotusGP or something... but we'll have more info towards the end of the week. They are open from something like 10 - 8!
 

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If you are interested send me your e-mails so I can send notes to all the people I know are interested:

Details:

Arrive and Drive:
Registration is $35 and includes a session
1 session is $25
There are deals for bulk purchases

Mini Grand Prix
Consists of 3 sessions
Registration is $35 and includes a session and a T-Shirt
Additional sessions (2 more needed for the GP) are $25 each
So a MiniGP will cost you $85

Track sessions will be in the 12 - 18 min length

There are prizes for the winners of the GP (SPK memberships, SPK t-shirts, SPK hats, SPK jackets) and the winners are invited for a finally race at the end of the day (prizes for this too, but it will cost one more credit to compete and only if you are invited)

I want to do a Grand Prix and if you have NOT registered yet for SPK, I will send you a registration card and collect the cash (it will end up being slightly cheaper if I get 6 people at once, and more cheaper if I get 12 people at once).

The name of my Grand Prix will be "Negative Camber". I have not created it yet.

E-mail me with interest, I'd like to lock this up by tomorrow (for a head count) so I can start working on money and registration cards.

I know a bunch of you are racing that weekend, I need your schedules so we can make the -camber grand prix at a time that will work for you.

I am so psyched!!!

Dave
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Dave
Joe
Phil Ruhl
Shelley
Chris D

MAYBE:
Bill (Snuggles from Lotustalk)
Bill (another Lotustalk guy)
Carlos
Julie
Bernie
Heather
Ralph
Dad (Phil)
 

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So far the plan is 11:00 Sunday. I am waiting for confirmation from Summit Point on that time/day.

The grand prix will be titled "Negative Camber". If you areinterested in playing with us ninjas, that is the race series you are looking for.

Summit Point is taking a little time to get me the registration forms, so show up no later than 10AM to get the registration process started.

I

Can't

WAIT!!!!

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11am Sunday - I'm in!!! yipppeee!!
 

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Dave
Joe
Bernie
Phil
Shelley
Chris D
Snuggles
Snuggles's pit crew buddie
Bill (another Lotustalk guy)
Bobbbb
Rocky
Dave
Tiffany
Tiffany and Dave's lady friend
Tiffany and Dave's lady friend's guy friend
And Yans Scott (the guy that owns the track)
And at least 6 strangers that we recruited into our GP

What a time!!!:coolnana::nanner::clap::bow:

I am still high from all of the excitement. There are indoor facilities locally, and I am not putting them down, they are an absolute blast, and a different experience from this facility, but there is something about driving outside under the sun, and in the sprinkles, and in the overcast... Something about driving on actual tarmac instead of polished cement... It was to put it simply "Awesome'!

We set it up so that we would all have One session to warm up, One session to qualify and One Session for a race. Each race was JUST long enough. I never felt like "wow that was short". Nope, I felt fulfilled with the length of each session. And the course was FAST and it was STICKY! The times were all in the :31 - :45 range. Some of our novice drivers started in the :45, but by the end of the day dropped to the :34 range. It was like a spec Miata race, there was someone to race with all over the entire field!

Typically we had between 8 & 10 cars out there at once and the mix was perfect, Once we had 15 cars out at once and it was fun, but slightly chaotic and VERY busy. I don't think the corner guys could keep up with the course carnage (cone and barrier placement/clean-up) because there were sections that were... messy... for a lack of a better term. But that was actually kinda fun too!

We had a "finally" which was sort of "invite only" and consisted of the fastest 9 drivers of the day (it was an additional cost, but "discounted"). It was a TIGHT group. The first 5 drivers got in the :31 range and were separated by 4/10 max. The next 2 were in the :32 range, a :33 and a :34. We even did a warm up lap and a standing start race. It was AWESOME! The "strangers" were gridded behind me, and unfortunately they liked to bump. In the start in turn 1 I was bumped and spun :mad: which seriously pissed me off... so I cought up to them bastards and passed my way back to where I started!!! I got the 6th fastest time but based on my 20 laps, I received the 3rd fastest average time of :36.245, the next closest was :36.409... I RIPPED my way back to that group!!!:nanner2:

Seriously, If you are in the DC area, go to Summit Point Kart! SPK is absolutely one of the best experiences I have had in a while. It was racing, period.

I will be planning another soon. If I have enough interest, we will rent the place and set up a bracket race and go all day (which is pretty much what we did anyway).

Next one I plan will have to be after July since I am booked with vacations and track events for the rest of the month.

SHEW!

They are open 7 days a week for arrive and drive. I am not sure what they do if the Shennendoah is booked, but I am sure they will set you up somewhere.

I saw them snapping photos. Maybe they will surprise us with some track day images? Who knows!

Check it out, SUMMIT POINT KART

ENJOY!

Dave
 

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It was indeed a blast! My best time of the day was 33.002. I have some pics I'll post when I have a chance. Thanks for organizing Dave C and I'm looking forward to the next time!

Dave W
 
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