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Thread: Working My Way Towards Spec E30

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    Hi all! Earlier this summer I did my first track day in my 350z at Carolina Motorsports Park. I was instantly hooked and knew I had to find a way to get out there wheel to wheel with other racers. I had always toyed with the idea of spec miata, spec 944, and spec e30, but after spending the weekend with some e30 guys and watching the racing I knew that's the direction I was going to go. I wanted to move quickly on the car so I could work my way towards my competition license in the e30 as I learned the car. I cleaned up my Z really nice and put it on the market. I got a call the same day and it was sold the same week! I talked to some e30 guys and found a guy that was selling his race ready e30 to make room for his e46 build. Now I officially own a race car!

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    So now I've done some HPDE events as I work my way towards my competition license. I'm expecting to do my competition license check ride in March. I'm so freaking excited to be starting the journey. I'll do periodic updates and let you know how it goes!

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    wow Kris, cool stuff!

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing this and please share more of your adventures.
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    That's awesome Chris!

    I bought my Bimmer in hopes of getting into SpecE46, but alas, there is no real spec presence in the Rocky Mountain region...


    If you get out to any MidWest tracks next year let me know when, and I"ll try to haul the Z out there and meet up for some track time shenanigans!
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    I have put this really cool story on front page of the website
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    I've just finished up another weekend. This was my first time to Roebling Road, just outside of Savannah, GA. Unlike the other tracks I've visited so far, I had zero laps in a simulator before getting out onto the track. I watched some youtube videos leading up to the weekend but was mostly going in blind. It took a few sessions to start getting comfortable and really getting to know the line. By the end of the weekend I was really enjoying the track! Very long and flowing corners all the way through. As always I learned a ton during the weekend. I got some damp laps in as well as a morning with 30 mile an hour winds! It was a good learning experience to try to learn a track over a weekend without having prior experience in a simulator. After this weekend I can definitely attest to the power of sim racing to learn a track!

    I have a couple more open passing days to run before I'm ready for competition school later this year. Hoping to be wheel to wheel racing by the fall!



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