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acmikee
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at the end of the day I was driver around the new track at thunderhill. they will finish paving it this week. it is very technical with a lot of elevation changes. it wont be fast. it 36'wide. power will be going in in a week or two and a building is being built for control and timing/scoring.
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How long is the new section again? I remember watching a video of a golf cart going through the new track before it was paved...didn't look very technical in that video. But if you say it is, I definitely believe you, Mike!

Do you know when it will be open?

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it will open at the end of june. it will be 2 miles long. the first event will be HOD then motorcycles. norcal Shelby club will be using the full cource august 2-3.
the new track will be slick until it gets a little rubber on it.
NASA will be their august 30-31 so it should have some good rubber down on it.

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Looking forward to this [burnout]

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Shelby Club is doing Mini-Nats at Sonoma August 2-3, per their website.

I was disappointed that the new course was not completed in time for the May Shelby event, as I was told that the track would be ready in time. Typical construction project.

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just went this past friday.. the apex and banks are not yet painted... but alot of elevation changes and super technical like the op said.. at first new track had me rattled...but by the end of the day i was doing good.. the new track is paved on hard dirt and since so much elevation changes i can see people eating shit..i spun and took out a cone..luckly no damage.
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Looking forward to going out there to check it out. Although I still need a lot of practice on the original track. So I'll be skipping the new track for a while.

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I have Few friends that did the new track and they didn't really like it . They told me it really disrupts the rithym from fast to slow . I hope I get to try it out this year
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quote:
Originally posted by 331SVO:
I have Few friends that did the new track and they didn't really like it . They told me it really disrupts the rithym from fast to slow . I hope I get to try it out this year

agreed. the two tracks dont mesh well at all. its like they didnt make it as an addition to the old track but just a whole new track.
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