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I went to Laguna Seca with Northern California Racing Club last Thursday (February 12). Great event very well organized and met a lot of great people. There were only a couple of Ferraris there including myself there was a race car driver in his 360Challenge that I had the pleasure of following for a brief moment. I say pleasure because right at turn 6 he was blowing by, under breaking downshifted and the throttle blip happened with such a beautiful sound that I almost forgot what I was doing and put big stupid grin on face.

I am signing up with these guys again. There are a few Ferrari owners in the club including the co-founder. They are dedicating the Thunderhill track day on May 28, 2004 as "Bring Out Your Ferrari" day. So, if you are interested go to their website and sign up. I particularly find their website http://www.ncracing.org helpful with lots of information about the track event, track information, rules, regulations and how to prepare. This was my third track event and first with NCRC, I learned so much about what I should focus and myself.

Here's a picture of me taking instructions while coming down the famous corkscrew, Turn 8A. See how the car's suspension is compressed, I learned this is when you go full throttle to exit the turn and amazingly enough if the line is correct the 360 behaves beautifully while in 3rd gear. Really a fun day!

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i just love that turn, must be really amazing to drive thru it
can't wait to be at laguna seca this summer :D
 

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Wow, Very cool!!! That must have been an absolute blast!

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i just love that turn, must be really amazing to drive thru it
can't wait to be at laguna seca this summer :D
Are you going to be photographing the FCA event? If so do ya need an assistant? :p
 

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The corkscrew is one of the most taunting turns through Laguna Seca. Everything happens so fast and there is a huge drop where you really don't see where you are going, you just have to trust your instincts. As you are dropping you are also flooring the throttle to exit and set up for the next turn. It is like a roller coaster, much too much thrill. I'll be there this summer for the meet and Concouso Italiano, it will be a lot of fun. You will see my car on the coral parking with other 360s.

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Well, I'll definitely look for you at Concorso! Maybe I'll be luck enough to run into you in person.

But anyways, still trying to find myself a way to get to/into the FCA meet at Laguna.
 

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Very nice shot. While I've never driven the turn in real life, it is one bitch of a turn on Gran Turismo. Looks like you were taking it like a pro!
 

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Wow, Very cool!!! That must have been an absolute blast!

Dj Dirk said:
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i just love that turn, must be really amazing to drive thru it
can't wait to be at laguna seca this summer :D
Are you going to be photographing the FCA event? If so do ya need an assistant? :p
doing a FULL coverage of the ENTIRE Monterey week :green:
 
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