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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #135 on: Dec 25, 2019, 06:33:06 am »
I'd love to try Buttonwillow! Never been but heard it's a fantastic track.

I'll post once I know the dates of our next track excursion to see who's down!

Buttonwillow is a fun and fast track. In my sig pic, that's where I'm racing the Miata!

Dooo let me know when you're going out next, I'd love to tag along!
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #136 on: Dec 25, 2019, 06:45:55 am »
I'd love to try Buttonwillow! Never been but heard it's a fantastic track.

You know they say, it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow! I feel it's 90% the driver especially when you're starting out. There were cars that had gobs more power than the Celica that would pass me in the straights but I would be on their ass by the next 2 corners. With a more capable driver they would have dusted me around the whole track!

I'll post once I know the dates of our next track excursion to see who's down!

Oh yea for sure. I'm a pretty crappy driver so I didn't care what I brought, I just wanted to learn. But the skill gap was pretty big when I had my buddy drive my 60hp Insight :heh:

Buttonwillow is pretty dang fun, but I still really like the tiny track called Horse Thief at Willow Springs. Seems like no one knows about the track.
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #137 on: Dec 25, 2019, 10:14:41 pm »
Buttonwillow is a fun and fast track. In my sig pic, that's where I'm racing the Miata!

Dooo let me know when you're going out next, I'd love to tag along!

Will do! I think it may be Laguna Seca next?  :spiteful:

Oh yea for sure. I'm a pretty crappy driver so I didn't care what I brought, I just wanted to learn. But the skill gap was pretty big when I had my buddy drive my 60hp Insight :heh:

Buttonwillow is pretty dang fun, but I still really like the tiny track called Horse Thief at Willow Springs. Seems like no one knows about the track.

Ooo yeah never heard of it, but after looking it up seems like a nice little circuit! Do you know which organization runs events there?

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #138 on: Dec 26, 2019, 06:38:28 am »
Will do! I think it may be Laguna Seca next?  :spiteful:

Ooo yeah never heard of it, but after looking it up seems like a nice little circuit! Do you know which organization runs events there?

Oooh I've only driven parade laps around MRLS during the Miata festivals. :heh:

The last time I went was with a private group, but I'm sure SpeedSF, OnGrid and HDPE make it out there!
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #139 on: Dec 26, 2019, 06:43:58 pm »
Ooo yeah never heard of it, but after looking it up seems like a nice little circuit! Do you know which organization runs events there?

Not off hand, my friend that introduced me to the event passed away a while back so I kind of fell out of the group since he was the one I was mostly friends with.
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #140 on: Dec 26, 2019, 07:54:19 pm »
Not off hand, my friend that introduced me to the event passed away a while back so I kind of fell out of the group since he was the one I was mostly friends with.

Gotcha. Unfortunately it's a 6 hour drive from me, so probably unlikely I'll be able to make it ou there anytime soon. But hopefully someday!

Oooh I've only driven parade laps around MRLS during the Miata festivals. :heh:

The last time I went was with a private group, but I'm sure SpeedSF, OnGrid and HDPE make it out there!

I've only run with NASA and SpeedSF up until now, but yes it would be great to get 2 or more Celicas out there!!

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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #141 on: Dec 26, 2019, 08:00:34 pm »
yea, that's pretty far, lol. Willow Springs is a little over two hours for me. I just don't keep up with the events like I should. Hard to find time to tinker and drive. One of my buddies wants to do a track car with me so I may wrench and he can drive.
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Re: Patrick's 1982 GT-Sport Mod/Build Thread
« Reply #142 on: Mar 27, 2020, 03:13:10 am »
Heyy patwhac where do you stay at that you go to willow? I used to live in rosamond/ lancaster area and would go to drag nights there and other events and its a nice circuit. I got my celica right before i came to norcal so i didnt get to take it there but would have loves to run it there and apple valleys grainge circuit

 

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