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      06-06-2019, 02:14 PM   #133
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full day or half day?
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and - dumb q maybe, but do you have to be an owner to do it? wondering if my buddy can buy a ticket and go with...
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and - dumb q maybe, but do you have to be an owner to do it? wondering if my buddy can buy a ticket and go with...
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and - dumb q maybe, but do you have to be an owner to do it? wondering if my buddy can buy a ticket and go with...
I bet they prefer non-owners to do it.

Because if a owner goes, likely they want to just play with M cars for the day, so they get $500 from you.

But if a non-owner goes they get the $500 of them and potentially $60-80k lol
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Yeah don't think I'll be partaking again this year with the raised prices. Oh well, I can do HPDE's for $200 all day long around here.
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Yeah don't think I'll be partaking again this year with the raised prices. Oh well, I can do HPDE's for $200 all day long around here.
Except you abuse your toy for $200. For $500 you abuse theirs.
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I bet they prefer non-owners to do it.

Because if a owner goes, likely they want to just play with M cars for the day, so they get $500 from you.

But if a non-owner goes they get the $500 of them and potentially $60-80k lol
hah - i'd think so, just wasn't sure.
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Except you abuse your toy for $200. For $500 you abuse theirs.
And I had plenty of fun abusing their cars last year at an awesome track most will never get to drive, but not worth the drive or flight to go drive their cars for 4 hours(def not paying the $1k for a full day, $750 was enough). Doesn't sound like there is a skidpad this year as well.
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autobahn on 9/14, booked. bringing a crew.
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And I had plenty of fun abusing their cars last year at an awesome track most will never get to drive, but not worth the drive or flight to go drive their cars for 4 hours(def not paying the $1k for a full day, $750 was enough). Doesn't sound like there is a skidpad this year as well.
i'm lucky enough to be an hour drive from one of the tracks. should be fun.
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And I had plenty of fun abusing their cars last year at an awesome track most will never get to drive, but not worth the drive or flight to go drive their cars for 4 hours(def not paying the $1k for a full day, $750 was enough). Doesn't sound like there is a skidpad this year as well.
It is, near the bottom of this page: https://mtrackdays.bmwusa.com/activities
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It is, near the bottom of this page: https://mtrackdays.bmwusa.com/activities
Ahh that's cool it's in the M5 this year. Oh well, it's all good since I've driven all the cars already besides the 8 series. Only BMW event I'd pay for now would be M-Schools.
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Really want to do this as the Thermal track is only 2 hours away from me. Has anyone driven the Thermal track? Is it any good?
I did the 2 day Advanced M school there earlier this year. Yes, it is a good track. Some might say a great track. It's all rather new, very well maintained, and BMW's facility there is top-notch. Lots of fun. If you're that close, you really should take advantage of it.
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1k is crazy for the activities involved.

I went both times at $250 but they're asking for too much now.

Especially since during the laps you get stuck behind shitty drivers who go like half throttle the entire time and there's nothing you can do about it (can't pass).
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1k is crazy for the activities involved.

I went both times at $250 but they're asking for too much now.

Especially since during the laps you get stuck behind shitty drivers who go like half throttle the entire time and there's nothing you can do about it (can't pass).
I did the event when it was free at Lime Rock and $250 at Monticello. I was ok with paying the $250 because I had such a good time and got a chance to drive on a great track. The pricing now is a little too steep considering that I have already done the event at the same venue. I think if you never did one of these events it might still be worth it but now you have other more viable options. Hopefully, there will be a drop in participation and they will lower the price
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I did the event when it was free at Lime Rock and $250 at Monticello. I was ok with paying the $250 because I had such a good time and got a chance to drive on a great track. The pricing now is a little too steep considering that I have already done the event at the same venue. I think if you never did one of these events it might still be worth it but now you have other more viable options. Hopefully, there will be a drop in participation and they will lower the price
Plenty of half days left at COTA. Last year they were fully booked in 15 minutes from what I recall. BMW marketing def fucked up raising the price.
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Plenty of half days left at COTA. Last year they were fully booked in 15 minutes from what I recall. BMW marketing def fucked up raising the price.
Yeah, I'm surprised by the number of spots still available at Autobahn. Hopefully a not-full session will translate into more track time!
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It is, near the bottom of this page: https://mtrackdays.bmwusa.com/activities
but only for the full day package.
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but only for the full day package.
It was only for full day last year as far as I know.
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1k is crazy for the activities involved.

I went both times at $250 but they're asking for too much now.

Especially since during the laps you get stuck behind shitty drivers who go like half throttle the entire time and there's nothing you can do about it (can't pass).
Sure do. The guy who was my passenger wanted me to pull over on track at Lime Rock so he could get out. Lmao I didnít. He got out at driver change during the lead follow and at least I got a second run, but was stuck behind slow pokes.
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Plenty of half days left at COTA. Last year they were fully booked in 15 minutes from what I recall. BMW marketing def fucked up raising the price.
Definitely has me second thinking it. Only reason still considering it is being able to get some laps in a M5 comp.

Tip for anyone new going this year - try to go first on the full laps. If you can get your passenger car sick then you might just get to drive their laps too. Just saying, seen it happen...
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Definitely has me second thinking it. Only reason still considering it is being able to get some laps in a M5 comp.

Tip for anyone new going this year - try to go first on the full laps. If you can get your passenger car sick then you might just get to drive their laps too. Just saying, seen it happen...
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