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  • non-S2K: auto-x event with MAZDA (June 21-22)

    Thought you guys might be interested. Mazda event co-hosted by the Windy City Miata Club (WCMC).

    Interesting way to further develop skills and do some competitive driving in SOMEONE ELSE's car !!

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    WCMC and Mazda REV IT UP!

    Mazda is bringing a truly unique driving experience to Balmoral Park in Crete, IL.
    Event address is 26435 S. Dixie Hwy. in CRETE, IL.

    Mazda Rev It Up is a new event that showcases the driving dynamics found in Mazda vehicles.

    At Mazda Rev It Up, paying attendees on Saturday and Sunday (June 21-22) can learn driving fundamentals from professionals, improve their driving skills through clinics, and test their new found learning behind the wheel of an all-new MAZDA6 sports sedan during timed hot laps! The top driver from Chicagoland will have an opportunity to compete against the top drivers from 14 other cities to win a new Mazda 6. And there will be much, much more. Attendance is limited and Saturday and Sunday are expected to be completely sold out.

    For complete Mazda Rev It Up information and directions to the event, log onto www.MazdaRevItUp.com.

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    see also :
    http://www.wcmcforum.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=735#735

  • #2
    I'll be up at the June Sprints with hecash, but I know several people going to this.
    Deleted signature for the safety of my cars.....

    Please note that my posts are not personal attacks - they are my observations/opinions - your opinions may vary.

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    • #3
      I am doing the NY one August 2.
      Bieg
      9000 RPM

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      • #4
        I just did this on June 1st. It was really fun. I just wish they would have let us use those rx8's they had sitting out front.

        Pat on back-I ran the best time of our group.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RatedS2k
          Pat on back-I ran the best time of our group.
          Props to you, RatedS2K.
          Are they sending you to Laguna Seca for the big show ??

          They'll give us closer looks at the RX8 on Friday, but the event car is the new "6".
          Am hoping they do a similar series with the 8 next year

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          • #6
            The 6 is also what we used. Not bad for a FD auto but they do lower them with eibach and put on a bosel exhaust.

            This is the guy who won our city.
            STEVE BROLLIAR 722.00 PRO ranked 1st

            Me

            RICHARD SORRENTINO 537.00 NOVICE ranked 149

            Not to bad considering there were 1425 entries.

            By my group I meant the other 5 s2000 owners I went with.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RatedS2k
              This is the guy who won our city.
              STEVE BROLLIAR 722.00 PRO ranked 1st

              Me -- RICHARD SORRENTINO 537.00 NOVICE ranked 149

              Not to bad considering there were 1425 entries.
              Not bad at all... "best in class" always counts.
              1425 entries over 2 days?? WOW.

              In the above, are you saying that a "PRO" auto-xer was allowed to compete ??

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              • #8
                When you sign up you are asked a few questions about your driving skills. The pro class means that you have had training and have run mutiple autox and courses before. I put that I had never done an autox but I drive very hard which is true. Classes were as follows
                Pro--very experienced
                Club--local autox and some training
                Novice--no training or track time but drives hard
                Fun--see above but drives like grandma

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                • #9
                  signup ratings ?

                  Originally posted by RatedS2k
                  Classes were as follows
                  Pro--very experienced
                  Club--local autox and some training
                  Novice--no training or track time but drives hard
                  Fun--see above but drives like grandma
                  How did folks sign up ?? Any clever sandbaggers ??
                  Is the "top dog" just FTD overall, and does it really matter which class one runs in ??

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                  • #10
                    You can be a sandbagger. But I would like to think most people are honest. Top dog is overall. They have a leader board for each class. If I was in the fun class I would have made the leader board but that would have knocked off someone else that deserved to be there.

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                    • #11
                      I was there for the VIP day Friday, and will be manning the WC Miata Club booth tomorrow.

                      It was a LOT of fun... got to drive several Mazdas (RX8 not included, unfortunately ), and try the auto-x cars. Wasn't too bad for a first-timer with FWD -- was about 5-6 secs off the "pro" benchmark... local 'shoes' were 2-3 secs off the pace.

                      Some pix from Friday at http://public.fotki.com/nsx1164/cars...it-up_chicago/

                      Some discussion/pix also on the WCMC Forums -- http://www.wcmcforum.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=210

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