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1 hour ago, turbogrill said:

 

So you think the cost of the race is an issue for COTA? You think more people would go if  it was $1500 instead of $2000?

 

Either I typed that wrong or you read it wrong.  COTA is stupid expensive for the club to rent is what I meant.  I think we would probably need over 100 cars to come close to making it work, but that's just a guess since I don't know what the overall expenses are for us, just an idea of what the track costs to rent.  I do know they are more per day than a lot of the places we rent cost for the weekend.

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1 hour ago, Burningham said:

 

Either I typed that wrong or you read it wrong.  COTA is stupid expensive for the club to rent is what I meant.  I think we would probably need over 100 cars to come close to making it work, but that's just a guess since I don't know what the overall expenses are for us, just an idea of what the track costs to rent.  I do know they are more per day than a lot of the places we rent cost for the weekend.

 

Got it!

 

I think they are like $70k a day, just a number being thrown around when the other organizations rent. 

 

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2 hours ago, turbogrill said:

 

Got it!

 

I think they are like $70k a day, just a number being thrown around when the other organizations rent. 

 

 

That's crazy isn't it?  I don't know how a group like Edge Addicts or Chin can make it work.  But they do, so they have something figured out.

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2 hours ago, Burningham said:

 

That's crazy isn't it?  I don't know how a group like Edge Addicts or Chin can make it work.  But they do, so they have something figured out.

Not really crazy.  Instructional days are a cheaper rate than competition events.  

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I would like to take my v8 to COTA one day...  raced it the first year with a sporty RX7 and enjoyed it, just felt like it was a better track for more power!

 

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12 minutes ago, Justin9 said:

I would like to take my v8 to COTA one day...  raced it the first year with a sporty RX7 and enjoyed it, just felt like it was a better track for more power!

 

 

You would enjoy the hell out of it with the power.  Since you have driven it you know it's a neat track in the way parts are power and parts are tight handling.  I did a DE there once and had to work my ass off because they assigned me two students in different groups, left little time to drive my car but it was still a blast.  We have entered every race Chump/Champ has been there, and will again if we ever get back there.

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1 hour ago, Justin9 said:

I would like to take my v8 to COTA one day...  raced it the first year with a sporty RX7 and enjoyed it, just felt like it was a better track for more power!

 

It's a surprisingly more technical track than it seems. The back straight is nice, but leads to one of the slowest sectors on the track. 

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On 1/19/2021 at 12:33 PM, Alchemy Autosport said:

Utah Motorsports Campus 

 

And seemingly soon to be any track West of the Rockies :( 

Lucky pups and the 24 minutes of Citrus have a stronghold out west and citrus in the NE. Not sure why, there seems to be plenty of folks out there willing to race. 

 

AAA Speedway will be going to the wayside for events like ours with their restructuring 

 

I would love to run at Homestead, when I was stationed there I went to my first Chumpcar event and immediately started planning to build a car for this series. That was the last event there LOL. 

 

 

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On 1/13/2021 at 12:20 PM, Burningham said:

 

Either I typed that wrong or you read it wrong.  COTA is stupid expensive for the club to rent is what I meant.  I think we would probably need over 100 cars to come close to making it work, but that's just a guess since I don't know what the overall expenses are for us, just an idea of what the track costs to rent.  I do know they are more per day than a lot of the places we rent cost for the weekend.

Break even on COTA is 80 cars.  This year we took a bath there.  We lost money on Indy too.  Like Bill said, we can and likely will go back to both, but not regularly.  Those need to be sellouts to be feasible.

 

Others on the list of tracks we used to go to:

Hastings

High Plains

Chuckwalla

Miller (Utah) 

Iowa

 

Of all tracks we went to but no longer do, I'd like to see again:

 

1) Summit Point Shanandoah (issue wasn't safety, it was the lack of a decent pit road).  we could do Main but it wouldn't be as much fun

2) High Plains-attendance issues but the best track no one knows about

3) Limerock-no Sundays, limited capacity

 

There is hope though-see Autbahn and Hallett.  I'm sure we will try High Plains at some point post COVID.  

 

Tracks we don't go to anymore that I hope to never see again:

NJMP (both circuits suck)

Sonoma-easily my least favorite track.  F that place.

Iowa-blah.  round and round or an inferior infield.  

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