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Old 26 Aug 2016, 17:52 (Ref:3667722)   #31
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Don't forget Lime Rock in July.
Never been there or to that race, unfortunately. I roasted myself at the ones mentioned.

In that damn Yankee Matt's defense, this weekend in Danville will be quite "warm" indeed.

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Old 26 Aug 2016, 18:36 (Ref:3667727)   #32
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So last year at COTA was one of the worst experiences of my life.

First off, it is hot as balls in Texas in September (gee, maybe that's why attendance is so low). Second, I started feeling sick on Friday morning. By Sunday morning I was full blown sick and was just hoping beyond hope that I could make it through the day without getting everyone else sick. Half hour into the race I literally felt like I was either going to pass out from heat exhaustion, or just die from some other cause. So I headed to the medical tent. They popped a thermometer in my mouth and it came back with a reading of 105 degrees!!! Sadly had to leave the track at that point and go back to my hotel and get in bed. I was gutted to be leaving the track after having looked forward to it for months.

Went to the doctor when I got back on Monday. She said that the nurse at the track was negligent for not forcing me into an ambulance to take me to the nearest hospital. I'm a dumb guy and didn't know that you can apparently get brain damage from a temperature that high. Turned out I had a severe case of pneumonia.

So... Don't ever want to have to go through that ever again!
And... I think I can safely say that I have already been the hottest I will ever be at a race track!
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Old 26 Aug 2016, 19:25 (Ref:3667736)   #34
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So last year at COTA was one of the worst experiences of my life.

First off, it is hot as balls in Texas in September (gee, maybe that's why attendance is so low). Second, I started feeling sick on Friday morning. By Sunday morning I was full blown sick and was just hoping beyond hope that I could make it through the day without getting everyone else sick. Half hour into the race I literally felt like I was either going to pass out from heat exhaustion, or just die from some other cause. So I headed to the medical tent. They popped a thermometer in my mouth and it came back with a reading of 105 degrees!!! Sadly had to leave the track at that point and go back to my hotel and get in bed. I was gutted to be leaving the track after having looked forward to it for months.

Went to the doctor when I got back on Monday. She said that the nurse at the track was negligent for not forcing me into an ambulance to take me to the nearest hospital. I'm a dumb guy and didn't know that you can apparently get brain damage from a temperature that high. Turned out I had a severe case of pneumonia.

So... Don't ever want to have to go through that ever again!
And... I think I can safely say that I have already been the hottest I will ever be at a race track!
Lol...

Your temp has to be much higher than that for quite a bit of time to cause problems. Fevers are beneficial within reason. Yeah, they suck, but...they are there for a reason. Pneumonia, on the other hand, can't be fixed without a bit of help.
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So last year at COTA was one of the worst experiences of my life.

First off, it is hot as balls in Texas in September (gee, maybe that's why attendance is so low). Second, I started feeling sick on Friday morning. By Sunday morning I was full blown sick and was just hoping beyond hope that I could make it through the day without getting everyone else sick. Half hour into the race I literally felt like I was either going to pass out from heat exhaustion, or just die from some other cause. So I headed to the medical tent. They popped a thermometer in my mouth and it came back with a reading of 105 degrees!!! Sadly had to leave the track at that point and go back to my hotel and get in bed. I was gutted to be leaving the track after having looked forward to it for months.

Went to the doctor when I got back on Monday. She said that the nurse at the track was negligent for not forcing me into an ambulance to take me to the nearest hospital. I'm a dumb guy and didn't know that you can apparently get brain damage from a temperature that high. Turned out I had a severe case of pneumonia.

So... Don't ever want to have to go through that ever again!
And... I think I can safely say that I have already been the hottest I will ever be at a race track!
This just might beat me being stuck in the slop of 2009 PLM with a 48 hr stomach virus and no way to get out. Nothing much better than sleeping in a tent, on a slope, during a flood, living on cornchips and beer, hitting the port-a-lit 5 or 7 times a night in a little more than flip flops with a canceled race approaching and then happening.

The best part (or worst) was on the way home, the wife calls and says, "Just to let you know, we're out of toilet paper."



I'm am sure everyone will have a grand time at VIR.
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Old 26 Aug 2016, 20:43 (Ref:3667741)   #36
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This just might beat me being stuck in the slop of 2009 PLM with a 48 hr stomach virus and no way to get out. Nothing much better than sleeping in a tent, on a slope, during a flood, living on cornchips and beer, hitting the port-a-lit 5 or 7 times a night in a little more than flip flops with a canceled race approaching and then happening.

The best part (or worst) was on the way home, the wife calls and says, "Just to let you know, we're out of toilet paper."



I'm am sure everyone will have a grand time at VIR.
No, I think your worst time at a race track trumps mine! At least the race I was at finished (even if I wasn't there to watch it). And at least I wasn't having to use a porta-potty.
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Old 26 Aug 2016, 23:03 (Ref:3667753)   #37
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Hi guys. I haven't posted in awhile; but I lurk occasionally (like for 24 hours in June).

I'm making my first trip to VIR tomorrow with my oldest friend/racebud. We've had it on the list for a long time but something always came up (except one of those round tuits.) Looking forward to a race with no Portable Cautions!

Mention of road music reminded me that Road Atlanta has the twin aggravations of Drift and EDM this weekend. Since I live about 3 miles from Road Atlanta and will drive past tomorrow AM, I have already picked out a raucous late punk track to play obnoxiously LOUD/windows down.

Barber got decent turnouts in late July. I went to 'Dega a few times 70's - 80's and being younger, dumber, and thinner (sweat better); I preferred late July as the infield wasn't so packed. In the days of "official" attendance figures, they would sell 30,000 fewer tickets than for late April.

I have never been east of the second I-85 exit in NC. Does anyone have route advice? Bing maps doesn't know I-485 is complete north of Charlotte. Is that a better choice than straight through on I-85?

Is concession food at VIR decent? Is there a paddock area cafe with a TV that could have on the Belgian GP Sunday AM?

For your amusement, the historic Glenn Bunch AAGT HEMI Challenger at VIR 2007. At 1:18, note the 40-170 mph out of Oak Tree shifting at 6000...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj1RB6_497c
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Hi guys. I haven't posted in awhile; but I lurk occasionally (like for 24 hours in June).

I'm making my first trip to VIR tomorrow with my oldest friend/racebud. We've had it on the list for a long time but something always came up (except one of those round tuits.) Looking forward to a race with no Portable Cautions!

Mention of road music reminded me that Road Atlanta has the twin aggravations of Drift and EDM this weekend. Since I live about 3 miles from Road Atlanta and will drive past tomorrow AM, I have already picked out a raucous late punk track to play obnoxiously LOUD/windows down.

Barber got decent turnouts in late July. I went to 'Dega a few times 70's - 80's and being younger, dumber, and thinner (sweat better); I preferred late July as the infield wasn't so packed. In the days of "official" attendance figures, they would sell 30,000 fewer tickets than for late April.

I have never been east of the second I-85 exit in NC. Does anyone have route advice? Bing maps doesn't know I-485 is complete north of Charlotte. Is that a better choice than straight through on I-85?

Is concession food at VIR decent? Is there a paddock area cafe with a TV that could have on the Belgian GP Sunday AM?

For your amusement, the historic Glenn Bunch AAGT HEMI Challenger at VIR 2007. At 1:18, note the 40-170 mph out of Oak Tree shifting at 6000...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj1RB6_497c
Awesome video and have fun.

For the route, I'd go I-85 to US 29 in Greensboro NC towards Danville and then 58 towards VIR.

I've taken that route going to Charlottesville several times. Greensboro to Danville is a pretty drive.
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Awesome video and have fun.

For the route, I'd go I-85 to US 29 in Greensboro NC towards Danville and then 58 towards VIR.

I've taken that route going to Charlottesville several times. Greensboro to Danville is a pretty drive.
You get out of here with your country music lyrics.

As for concessions at the track...there's a very generic hamburger/hot dog/chicken sandwich place. Much like the paddock grill at road Atlanta. I don't remember good trucks or other places similar to vendor village during petit.
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You get out of here with your country music lyrics.

As for concessions at the track...there's a very generic hamburger/hot dog/chicken sandwich place. Much like the paddock grill at road Atlanta. I don't remember good trucks or other places similar to vendor village during petit.
I think of all the tracks IMSA runs at, V.I.R is the most rural and isolated relatively to how close it is to cities or tourist attraction type towns. It is not a track that you just happen to go by on the way from one city to another during the course of your travels.
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We have had three practice sessions now and we have had almost no discussion of the on-track action. This Thread is awesome!

I've been impressed by how fast the GTD cars are compared to the GT LM. In practice 3 the leaders in both classes were only separated by 2.2 seconds
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You should go!

And yes, should see you at PLM. Sean and I are doing the end of season trifecta, VIR, COTA, PLM.
I'll see you at PLM. I'm hoping it doesn't rain this year. My shoes never recovered from the mud and wet. They sat on the back porch until spring and then I threw them away.
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We have had three practice sessions now and we have had almost no discussion of the on-track action. This Thread is awesome!

I've been impressed by how fast the GTD cars are compared to the GT LM. In practice 3 the leaders in both classes were only separated by 2.2 seconds

The GT3's are indeed way faster than the GTD cars from last year. 6 seconds a lap faster I think? So yeah the folks in GTLM won't be lapping GT3 as much this time. So less traffic to worry about in the first stint of the race. Might get challenging in the 2nd and 3rd fuel stints. It would be nice of the GTLM pole can get down into the 1:40 min range. I do like seeing the GT cars fast. Link to 2013 ALMS race for qualifying for comparison: http://www.racingsportscars.com/resu...013-10-05.html

The field is tight though I hope to see someone other than Corvette or Ford win this time out.

Do you think we can get a full course yellow free race or are the Porsche guys going to bump somebody off the road and cause one to come out?

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I've been impressed by how fast the GTD cars are compared to the GT LM. In practice 3 the leaders in both classes were only separated by 2.2 seconds
yeah the Lambos are fast as balls. Two Hurucans top the maximum speed chart for 3rd practice, and the 27 has been at the top for all three sessions.
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