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MX5MazdaSpeed
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13/10/2020 12:51 pm  

The following was posted on the DelVal forum.  I thought it might be of interest to LVMOC.  I don't think it has already been posted.

"Many of us miss the Pocono Track Day event of years back. It was a terrific low key event and lots of fun. A shop I know is sponsoring a low key track day on Fri Nov 13 at NJMP. This will be a small group probably no more then ten cars on track at a time vs. the usual 25-35 cars."

"If your an experienced track guy you'll get lots of open track. If you're a novice and are curious this is a great opportunity to drive on a professional race track. Experienced instructors will be available to coach you. If you don't want to get on the track at what we call "At Speed" you can do parade laps in a lead follow at highway speeds and experience the fun of a professional race track."

"You don't need to do anything special to your car that you would not do before setting off on a long drive. But, you will need a roll bar-if you have a hard top you're not required to have a roll bar. If you are interested check out this webisite or call them:"

"Automotive Performance Solutions"

"609-303-0607"

"or you can email me:mwest300zx@yahoo.com or call me: 609-306-9128"

Here's a link to the post:  LINK  

 


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Flying Dutchman
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13/10/2020 9:12 pm  

Thanks for posting this, Neil.  A lot of LVMOC folks participated in the Pocono Track Days that DelVal used to host.  Maybe a few of us could make the drive to NJMP for that day.

The link in your original post had been removed, so I reconnected it to the DelVal Forum.

David

Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)


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Storm88000
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14/10/2020 2:38 am  

Regarding the roll bar, the NC & ND soft tops come with them from factory, over both seats.  Is that adequate or do they require some big cage type bar?

- Jordan
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MX5MazdaSpeed
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14/10/2020 3:55 pm  

@stormnd2club

I don't know.  A few roadsters now have roll bars behind each seat, the Boxster as well as the Miata.  Some convertibles have the pop-up roll bars behind the rear seats, the BMW, I believe.  I don't know how these types of roll bars are treated.  Do they actually provide roll-over protection or are they simply a styling feature?  Plus, different sanctioning bodies may treat them differently.  In all cases, I suggest contacting the sanctioning organization for clarification.  Give a call to the number in my original post.

Also, I didn't think about the long drive from the valley to NJMP when I posted that announcement.  i can understand some members having little interest in view of the drive.

 


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Triviawayne
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14/10/2020 4:16 pm  
Posted by: @mx5mazdaspeed

@stormnd2club

I don't know.  A few roadsters now have roll bars behind each seat, the Boxster as well as the Miata.  Some convertibles have the pop-up roll bars behind the rear seats, the BMW, I believe.  I don't know how these types of roll bars are treated.  Do they actually provide roll-over protection or are they simply a styling feature?  Plus, different sanctioning bodies may treat them differently.  In all cases, I suggest contacting the sanctioning organization for clarification.  Give a call to the number in my original post.

Also, I didn't think about the long drive from the valley to NJMP when I posted that announcement.  i can understand some members having little interest in view of the drive.

 

why would a pop-up roll bar be a styling feature...you can't see it until it pops up? 😛

for government regulations, they are working and legal roll bars...for the track, it's up to each track and what rules they live by.

I looked into some event a while ago at NJMP, and from what I remember, at that time, they did the broomstick test - if you're helmet was above the broomstick when placed on your windshield and back to your roll bar, you were not allowed to run.

Their rules could've changed since that time, or maybe it's somewhere else I am thinking of.

 


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Storm88000
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14/10/2020 4:50 pm  

Ahh the broomstick test. Heard about it but never actually saw it done, lol. I am pretty sure that the NC & NDs have real roll bars behind the seats, but they have a covering to make them look nice, like mine have a plastic black cover for the club, but my silver NC had silver colored ones. 

- Jordan
‘93 MX-5 B&T
‘20 MX-5 Club
‘20 Prius Prime Plug-In


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livetodrive
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14/10/2020 5:53 pm  

@stormnd2club

I had my covers off already. They are functional. Obviously,  there are legit aftermarket rollbars and roll cages that are superior. I did a track day event for Track Night in America up at Pocono Raceway. It was NOT the Triangle, but the inside autocross track.  2 1/2 miles of sharp turns. You can bring anything there as long as you have a helmet. They actually PREFER unmodified cars. The more modified, the dumber they drive. 

It was the most fun I ever had. $150 bucks. 5 heats of 20 minutes each. I used it to hone my power sliding skills. I slid around the whole track. I wish I had pictures of my tires. The shoulders were destroyed! Good times!!!!!


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Storm88000
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14/10/2020 5:55 pm  

I’ve done track night American at Pocono too, bunch of times, just not this year. And i agree it was a blast!!

My brother brought his ‘14 GTR and hit 130 something mph on the straight. I think I may have hit 112. Haha. It was a long straight away then cut inside for lots of crazy turns. Lots of fun I agree. 

- Jordan
‘93 MX-5 B&T
‘20 MX-5 Club
‘20 Prius Prime Plug-In


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