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Old 10-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Laguna Seca this weekend Oct 20-21

Just wondering if any other GenCoupe owners are making it to Laguna this weekend for an NCRC track weekend? Would love to see other GenCoupe owners out enjoying their car.

WillRacer1JZ and solidfish are you going?

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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Just saw this post. I'm slated for Laguna Seca on 12/10. Did you make it out last weekend?
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Just saw this post. I'm slated for Laguna Seca on 12/10. Did you make it out last weekend?
Yes I made it out for Saturday... It was a great day. The fog broke in the morning and our first session was clear, but then the fog rolled back in and got pretty heavy. The 3rd session required some windshield wipers but the track never got greasy. Then it cleared up again with blue skies for the 4th and 5th session.

A lot of fast cars and drivers in the open group but all super clean passing with zero incidents. We only had one delay the first session due to an off but the rest of the day had zero delays for the open group. I should be able to get a few videos up in the next 2 weeks... this week is a little hectic.

I am signed up for 11/14 for now but I am sure I will also do 12/10. Hopefully we can meet up then.
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Definitely - let me know if you do 12/10 and lets plan to meet!
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I just got word from Dave this morning that 12/10 has been cancelled. I've requested 12/23. Let me know if you can do 12/23!
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Laguna Seca on 11/14?
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Laguna Seca on 11/14?
Yes 11/14 with NCRC. Three run groups and spots still open in all three groups but appear to be filling fast.
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Yes I made it out for Saturday... It was a great day. The fog broke in the morning and our first session was clear, but then the fog rolled back in and got pretty heavy. The 3rd session required some windshield wipers but the track never got greasy. Then it cleared up again with blue skies for the 4th and 5th session.

A lot of fast cars and drivers in the open group but all super clean passing with zero incidents. We only had one delay the first session due to an off but the rest of the day had zero delays for the open group. I should be able to get a few videos up in the next 2 weeks... this week is a little hectic.

I am signed up for 11/14 for now but I am sure I will also do 12/10. Hopefully we can meet up then.
BTW I forgot to mention that they were really aggressive with the sound monitoring this day. I got black flagged my first session at 94.5 db with stock exhaust. It was the AEM CAI that got me... I was okay the rest of the day as I just eased out a little bit coming up to 6. Haven't had time to mess with the videos yet. Hopefully this weekend.
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I just got word from Dave this morning that 12/10 has been cancelled. I've requested 12/23. Let me know if you can do 12/23!
If I am not up in Tahoe snowboarding over Christmas I will be there. I wish they were doing 12/31 and 1/1 again. The past two years this has been great as we lucked out with some great weather.
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If I am not up in Tahoe snowboarding over Christmas I will be there. I wish they were doing 12/31 and 1/1 again. The past two years this has been great as we lucked out with some great weather.
Two quick picks from my rear camera coming into Turn 11... this session was really fogged in...



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Do you have a link to the track days?
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Do you have a link to the track days?
Track and Racing Events - Northern California Racing Club/American Racing Club
If the link gets deleted just search NCRC. Let me know if you sign up.
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That looks real foggy. Hope its clear and dry in december...
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Anyone going with NCRC to Laguna Seca on 12/23? PM me if you are!
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MAX are you going to Laguna this weekend?
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MAX are you going to Laguna this weekend?
Sorry, I haven't been on the board for a few weeks now. I didn't get a chance to make this event due to work travels. Did you go?
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It was a very wet and slow day at Laguna Seca last week. Was my first time tracking in the rain. Tried to run without traction control on the first session and couldnt stay in control. After ending up off the track, drove the rest of the day with traction control on. Felt that the Genesis's traction control was very intrusive though as its difficult to regain control after it initiates.





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Video of a couple of wet laps:

http://youtu.be/S71cKBpbMXk

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Taking the corkscrew in the rain, I can only imagine! Everybody needs at least one wet track day, it awakens your traction/grip sensing ... congrats on getting yours.

Good laps there in the rain, handling the corrections ... good to experience, and hey you passed some cars to boot. On the last part of the video, what did the Instructor say? That spin sure happened quick ... a bit too much throttle too soon perhaps?
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It was a very wet and slow day at Laguna Seca last week. Was my first time tracking in the rain. Tried to run without traction control on the first session and couldnt stay in control. After ending up off the track, drove the rest of the day with traction control on. Felt that the Genesis's traction control was very intrusive though as its difficult to regain control after it initiates.
>> very intrusive though as its difficult to regain control after it initiates.

I hear you. I have done a couple of wet days at Laguna and Thunderhill and without a doubt the GC's traction control is a bitch to smoothly get back on the power after it engages. I drove my friends Z06 in the rain at Thunderhill and the TC was so much better.

I am sure you still had fun
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