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Old 5 Mar 2014, 02:51   #1
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Old 5 Mar 2014, 03:18   #2
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I'll be there!

It's a shame that my first Sebring will also be the first one with no P1 cars - The sound of Rebellion's P1 is really what hooked me on this sport when I saw them at Austin last year - But there's so much else to look forward to, and I'll leave the bickering to the USCC thread

Any tips you guys have for a first timer would be appreciated. We don't have tickets yet, and since there's no discount at this point for pre-ordering, we're planning on deciding between pit boxes and general admin when we get there (Just in case there's a freak monsoon, like what happened to us at COTA last year...vid related: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLqnAAbNexg)

So! Is camping with other racing fans the only way to go? Sounds like a blast to me, but my old man isn't exactly convinced of it yet. To anyone who's been in the pit boxes before - are they nice?

Also, how is parking? Is getting in and out of the track at the end of the day a nightmare?
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If anyone needs tickets I've got two extra 4 day passes to sell at face value ($90), would save you $30 if you bought both.

I did have pit box tickets one year. Wouldn't do it again. The shade is nice, but watching the front straight is a bit boring, they just go by in a straight line, not a lot of action. I'd rather be at the hairpin, or turn 3-4-5 complex.
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Will be camping at our regular spot inside the hairpin. In the middle of the grassy area there, halfway between the road and the restrooms. Look for an ALMS flag and a Michelin flag. Stop by and have a beer.
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If anyone needs tickets I've got two extra 4 day passes to sell at face value ($90), would save you $30 if you bought both.

I did have pit box tickets one year. Wouldn't do it again. The shade is nice, but watching the front straight is a bit boring, they just go by in a straight line, not a lot of action. I'd rather be at the hairpin, or turn 3-4-5 complex.
Sure. Only reason I'd even consider the pit box is if we showed up and the weather was absolutely horrid. Braking zones and corners are what makes racing interesting, after all. I wouldn't be about to drive 18 hours out of my way to just watch the cars in a straight line


I'll take you up on that beer and bring a few of my own, man. Looking forward to hanging out with other racing fans, especially former ALMS ones!
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Sure. Only reason I'd even consider the pit box is if we showed up and the weather was absolutely horrid. Braking zones and corners are what makes racing interesting, after all. I wouldn't be about to drive 18 hours out of my way to just watch the cars in a straight line


I'll take you up on that beer and bring a few of my own, man. Looking forward to hanging out with other racing fans, especially former ALMS ones!
Awesome! If you're unsure about camping, just do it! We have so, so, so much (some might say too much) fun! You're welcome to make your camp next to ours. We'll be getting there Wednesday evening. When do you plan to arrive?

The good thing about our camping spot is that we are in Green Park and a one minute walk to the hairpin. Yet we are far away enough from the bands and craziness by the flag pole that it gets relatively quiet once it's time to go to bed.
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I shouldn't have checked this thread, I can't make it to the track and reading this just makes me jealous of y'all!
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So! Is camping with other racing fans the only way to go? Sounds like a blast to me, but my old man isn't exactly convinced of it yet. To anyone who's been in the pit boxes before - are they nice?

Also, how is parking? Is getting in and out of the track at the end of the day a nightmare?
How old is your old man? I think camping is the only way to go, but Green Park is a little nutty.

From the time I arrive to Sunday morning, I am not fit to drive, so I can't tell you how easy to get in and out it is.
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Awesome! If you're unsure about camping, just do it! We have so, so, so much (some might say too much) fun! You're welcome to make your camp next to ours. We'll be getting there 11Wednesday evening. When do you plan to arrive?

The good thing about our camping spot is that we are in Green Park and a one minute walk to the hairpin. Yet we are far away enough from the bands and craziness by the flag pole that it gets relatively quiet once it's time to go to bed.
Sounds like the place to be....between the party atmosphere and the over hour cue wed have to apparently fight to just leave the track, im pretty well settled on camping then.

Unfortunately i have midterms the week of the race, so it looks like super early friday might be the best arrival i can manage..would love to be there earlier, but i will be at the whim of my professors. So. No hard feelings if you cant save me a spot that long next week cant come soon enough! Im super pumped.

The old man is in his 50s. I doubt hell be pulling weekend long benders like me and you, J, but he loves racing and a good time too. I bet between a fairly quiet spot at night and an air mattress hed have no complaints.

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Sounds like the place to be....between the party atmosphere and the over hour cue wed have to apparently fight to just leave the track, im pretty well settled on camping then.

Unfortunately i have midterms the week of the race, so it looks like super early friday might be the best arrival i can manage..would love to be there earlier, but i will be at the whim of my professors. So. No hard feelings if you cant save me a spot that long next week cant come soon enough! Im super pumped.

The old man is in his 50s. I doubt hell be pulling weekend long benders like me and you, J, but he loves racing and a good time too. I bet between a fairly quiet spot at night and an air mattress hed have no complaints.
I'm sure we could still squeeze you in somewhere. Stop by and we'll try to make something happen. Or you are of course welcome to do your own thing.
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What's everyone else's rule of thumb on how much beer to bring? We usually get 12-18 beers per person, per day. Then by about Friday night we realize that wasn't enough, head into town and get more. Last year we did this, bought what was surely more than humanly possible to drink in 36 hours and then still ended up running out! Not sure how that happened...
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I'm sure we could still squeeze you in somewhere. Stop by and we'll try to make something happen. Or you are of course welcome to do your own thing.
Awesome. Even if we end up camping in the car, well be by to hangout with you all.

If anyone has any midwestern beer requests, let me know! Sharing is caring, after all.
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