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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:15 pm
Come on out the the West coast in February and you can get your permit in 3 days at Thunderhill in our SCCA school. Last year they even had a reasonably priced rental setup in a Spec Miata or SRF (should certainly be less than $4k) or there's a list of other rental options available.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:26 pm
breton wrote:Come on out the the West coast in February and you can get your permit in 3 days at Thunderhill in our SCCA school. Last year they even had a reasonably priced rental setup in a Spec Miata or SRF (should certainly be less than $4k) or there's a list of other rental options available.

http://www.sfrscca.org/content/view/4403/90/


under $3k for rental, ground school and 3 day school....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:27 pm
and not a damn Miata! ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:01 am
breton wrote:Come on out the the West coast in February and you can get your permit in 3 days at Thunderhill in our SCCA school. Last year they even had a reasonably priced rental setup in a Spec Miata or SRF (should certainly be less than $4k) or there's a list of other rental options available.

http://www.sfrscca.org/content/view/4403/90/


San Francisco! I can already imagine how that conversation will go with my wife: "Honey, I'm going to San Francisco to get my race license." "Great, I can't wait. Since you'll be at the track all day, that will give me plenty of time to shop!" Any savings instantly go up in smoke! :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:54 am
This is Thunderhill, it's the casinos you have to watch out for...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:57 am
Spousal risk factors:
Laguna: Shopping
Infineon: Wine
Thunderhill: Gambling

The racing is worth it, tho.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:03 pm
True, if you wife does some shopping, you might not save much, if any money. But just think how many kitchen passes you will earn for future race weekends. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:00 pm
Luckily, most of ours hang at the track.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:41 pm
You might look into Skip Barber or a school similar. I also read that some regions are conducting a drivers school in conjunction with the test day of a race weekend, specifically targeted to people with PDX, Solo, karting etc. background. I don't have any details, but someone else on here may know more.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:00 pm
john_greene wrote:You might look into Skip Barber or a school similar. I also read that some regions are conducting a drivers school in conjunction with the test day of a race weekend, specifically targeted to people with PDX, Solo, karting etc. background. I don't have any details, but someone else on here may know more.

That's a really good idea, I think they are talking about doing something like it out here.

One cool thing we have available is a private clinic pre or post SCCA school http://www.artofroadracing.com/AoRR/Home.html put on a month before. Several drivers are going back this year.
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