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Hi everyone,

I'm attempting to organize a group for one of the following two schools
offered by Skip Barber.

1. Intro To Racing ($525)
This school is 3 hours (1.5 hrs in the classroom and 1.5 hrs on the
track) and conducted in open wheel race cars. You get 3 10 lap sessions
in a lead/follow format. Meaning it is not wheel to wheel.
Essentially, the instructor goes first followed by the next car, then
the next, with 10 second intervals separating the cars. You will be
able to reach speeds up to 110/115 mph.

2. Driving School ($635)
This school is 8 hours long (2 hrs in the classroom and 5 hrs in the
cars and 1 hr for lunch). Some of the skills you will learn are
threshold braking, skid/slide recovery, emergency lane changes, and
accident avoidance to name a few. Ultimately leading up to auto
crossing. During the "learning" phase, you will be driving Neon ACR's
and Dakota's. For the auto crossing, you will be driving the Neon ACR's
and the Vipers. However the time you will be spending in the Vipers is
limited (30 min max). /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif The majority of the time you will driving the
Neons. Speeds of up to 70 mph may be achieved in the Vipers on the
autocross. The Neon, obviously considerably less. As many of you
already know, or found out the hard way, the Viper has 450 hp and is one
hell of a fun car to drive. The Neon ACR's have a horsepower rating of
130. They are race equipped, meaning a bit lighter than their street
worthy counterparts and a bit faster. Either way, it'll be fun to beat
the piss out of those little cars.

Additional facts:

If we get a group of 5 or more together (we must purchase the tickets
together) we'll receive a 5% discount.

Both schools are held at Lime Rock Connecticut. Roughly 4 hours from
NYC.

The Intro to Racing school is booked until Oct. Dates available for this
school are Oct. 31, Nov. 5, and Nov. 6, 2001.

The dates for the Driving School are wide open.

To find out more information, check out Skip Barber's web site-
www.SkipBarber.com

You may contact me via e-mail or by phone:
Home 516-823-0466
Cell 516-316-4946
Office 212-898-2916

See you at the Racetrack!

James (Finn)
 

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I would suggest the 1 day DRIVING school at a bare minimum. I would go so far as to suggest the 3 day RACING school, but for the average Joe it's a little pricy. But I'll tell ya what, you really get your money's worth. The happy medium would be the 2 day DRIVING school, where you'll learn a ton about car control for street driving and auto crossing.

As for seat time in the Viper, I really wouldn't worry about what you drive, since the purpose is car control. You don't need big tires and HP to learn how to control a car.

Any of the schools are held at tracks all over the country. Personally, I would pick a place like Sebring, Laguna, or Road America to take the school. Legendary tracks and beautiful scenery make the experience that much better (Lime Rock is a little small, but very beautiful).
 

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I've been thinking about something like this for a while.

What about Justin Bell Driving Experience? They use Z06's! For more info: 1-877-468-3666 or www.justinbellgt.com.

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Hello.

I completed the 3 day school back in Feb. at Laguna Seca. It was the BOMB! You will meet some wonderful people and learn a great deal about performance driving. If any of you have the time to do it, I would strongly suggest it. I'm planing on going back this Fall and participating in two more lapping sessions and one race weekend to complete my National license for SCCA. I truly think that dollar for dollar they are the best when it comes to learning and track time. Personal note.

David O'Hara is the individual I consulted with and he can be contacted at:
1(800)221-1131, ext. 113. He is someone to talk to if you have not established a consultant at current.

Out of curiosity, where are you looking at having this?

Sincerely,
Justin C.
 

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Justin,

I'm looking to have this at Lime Rock Connecticut, date to be determined.


On 2001-06-18 00:22, forza57 spewed forth this drivel:
Hello.

I completed the 3 day school back in Feb. at Laguna Seca. It was the BOMB! You will meet some wonderful people and learn a great deal about performance driving. If any of you have the time to do it, I would strongly suggest it. I'm planing on going back this Fall and participating in two more lapping sessions and one race weekend to complete my National license for SCCA. I truly think that dollar for dollar they are the best when it comes to learning and track time. Personal note.

David O'Hara is the individual I consulted with and he can be contacted at:
1(800)221-1131, ext. 113. He is someone to talk to if you have not established a consultant at current.

Out of curiosity, where are you looking at having this?

Sincerely,
Justin C.


 

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Finn.

Cool deal. It is a bit far for me to participate, how ever, as I previously mentioned, all of you who go will have a blast.
 

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CARGUYs is having a session at Summit Point VA june 29th/30th july 1st. I dont remember the prices but i think its around 400-500. and I think you can get a deal for just friday. Bring your own car and helmet. everything elese included instuctors lunch class room instruction. Just make sure your car is prep if you are planning on driving it hard. Summit is hard on brakes. I think its www.carguys.com
 
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