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Hello All!

Can I get a show of hands? Who's in?

Awesome Joe Racing will be there, but only one car this time. Our #066 Exige S is in need of some repairs and won't make the event, but the #067 Elise is ready to go!

Hope to see you there!



 

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Mike, I will be there and from the participant list on Motorsports Reg another 5 cars. I know that Sports and Specialist has others that registered with them by check or cc......so I don't know the final count.

What happened to the Exige?
 

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Mike, I will be there and from the participant list on Motorsports Reg another 5 cars. I know that Sports and Specialist has others that registered with them by check or cc......so I don't know the final count.

What happened to the Exige?
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Something about lack of continued funding from Lotus for the series? I'm still going, it's always a great track day with other Lotus cars.
 

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Something about lack of continued funding from Lotus for the series? I'm still going, it's always a great track day with other Lotus cars.
I was waiting for something like this to happen. Really a shame...there are plenty of Loti in the NE that are track ready. Take a look at the PCA club event the next day on Thunderbolt...190 cars registered...3-4 loti signed up already (mostly cup cars). It is not that Lotus owners don't want to track their cars...

Anyone get any color on whether there will even be a 2013 series?
 

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I was waiting for something like this to happen. Really a shame...there are plenty of Loti in the NE that are track ready. Take a look at the PCA club event the next day on Thunderbolt...190 cars registered...3-4 loti signed up already (mostly cup cars). It is not that Lotus owners don't want to track their cars...

Anyone get any color on whether there will even be a 2013 series?
No, but my gut is telling me it's over. We really like these Time Attacks, too! They are a great way to end the day.

So what we are going to pursue is finding out where our cars would be classed in the NASA Time Attack series. Scott, I think you have done these. What is it like? Competitive? Fun? Worth looking into?
 

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A shame about the abandonment but not surprising. Lotus seems to want to sell new cars then lock the door as soon as they roll them out. At least there is good support from Sports and Specialists who keep running these 2 days. I'll be there. My Elise loves Thunderbolt.
BTW Since there's a crowd in this room who would know..... Would I expect to drop my cold tire pressures a lb or 2 from where I set in in the warm weather? Can't quite figure out if the tires are going to heat up more, less or the same as in the summer.
 

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No, but my gut is telling me it's over. We really like these Time Attacks, too! They are a great way to end the day.

So what we are going to pursue is finding out where our cars would be classed in the NASA Time Attack series. Scott, I think you have done these. What is it like? Competitive? Fun? Worth looking into?
Just throwing this out there, but I have been to a few NARRA events this year & like the event, they have a great time trial/time attack group that we can participate in! They had a great schedule this year & could be something to think about for next season.

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Just throwing this out there, but I have been to a few NARRA events this year & like the event, they have a great time trial/time attack group that we can participate in! They had a great schedule this year & could be something to think about for next season.

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Bingo. Thanks for the link!

Have you done the Time Attacks? Are the Exige and Elise competitive?

Any feedback would be awesome.
 

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So what we are going to pursue is finding out where our cars would be classed in the NASA Time Attack series. Scott, I think you have done these. What is it like? Competitive? Fun? Worth looking into?
NASA has a very good and very competitive time trial series. I participated with the Lotus in the Mid-Atlantic, South East and Florida regions in the TTA and then TTS classes. This past year I ran in the TTR class in Florida with my Penske NASCAR. 170mph on the back straight of Sebring = :D Feel free to ask me at NJMP where you think your ride may fit in with them.

I'm considering NARRA and also Global Time Attack for next year in my Lotus. It is likely that I would have done a couple rounds with those organizations this past year had I not planned on doing at least 3 Lotus Cup events. :wallbang: Any of these groups would be fun if we coordinated schedules and ran them together.
 

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Just throwing this out there, but I have been to a few NARRA events this year & like the event, they have a great time trial/time attack group that we can participate in! They had a great schedule this year & could be something to think about for next season.
NARRA is actually at the Glen this coming weekend and registration is still open. (We would all probably run in the TT-3 class.) I considered doing a doubleheader with the Lotus Cup but had other commitments this weekend.
 

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Bingo. Thanks for the link!

Have you done the Time Attacks? Are the Exige and Elise competitive?

Any feedback would be awesome.
Yes I raced at two events this season the first was at road Atlanta then VIR in both I raced the tt3 class & I thought it was a competitive class for me considering my Elise is close to stock! I think the NARRA tt3 & tt2 class would be great for our cars from stock to mildly modded! I'm going to race Thursday with Everyone at njmp then head up to the glen for the weekend to wrap up my season with some good practice & experience from the four tracks I race for the year.
 

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NASA has a very good and very competitive time trial series. I participated with the Lotus in the Mid-Atlantic, South East and Florida regions in the TTA and then TTS classes. This past year I ran in the TTR class in Florida with my Penske NASCAR. 170mph on the back straight of Sebring = :D Feel free to ask me at NJMP where you think your ride may fit in with them.

I'm considering NARRA and also Global Time Attack for next year in my Lotus. It is likely that I would have done a couple rounds with those organizations this past year had I not planned on doing at least 3 Lotus Cup events. :wallbang: Any of these groups would be fun if we coordinated schedules and ran them together.
What's cool about NARRA, global time attack & real time attack runs part of there series though the NARRA schedule, in which you can compete in both the NARRA series & GTA & or RTA during the same event. Just something to think about, so if you don't place with one series you have a chance of placing with another at the same event.
 

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I really am not surprised that Lotus Cup is dropping the East Series. I did not have a good feeling from the start. We had momentum at the first event, but it was not capitalized on. Most of the moneys, I am sure, went to the West Series.

We need to put our heads together and find an organization that will cater to us with a separate run group before the start of race season next year. I know of one and all of you that were at the first event know him.

I am hoping I will be at NJMP this Thursday, but my car is still not together and I will be running primer on drivers side, so I will be easy to spot. Plus it looks mean as hell.-eek-
 

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Great video Mike, sorry about your engine. I was shooting mostly video that day but here are a few photo's. Mike won the Sports & Specialist 2012 Cup for best sportsman and great attitude! Well deserved! Tom Vash and I were the last two years winners.
 

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