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attended a "performance driving" school 6 28.57%
attended a "racing" school 4 19.05%
own(ed) a dedicated race vehicle 5 23.81%
done a sanctioned autocross/parking lot event 10 47.62%
done a sanctioned race on a closed road course 5 23.81%
done a sanctioned drag race 8 38.10%
done a sanctioned rally 3 14.29%
play lots of racing video games 13 61.90%
done some "fun" closed course track days 5 23.81%
done some "fun" closed course drag racing 9 42.86%
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:12 AM   #21
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I will relate this in short installments. Don't want to be a thread-jacker.
No worries. It's what the thread's about. I made the poll because I thought it would be a good conversation starter.
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Old 01-13-2007, 01:37 PM   #22
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Since your poll criteria doesn't fit me very well.....


I will relate this in short installments. Don't want to be a thread-jacker.
OK Metro? By the way, I did fill in the poll.

Performance driving and racing schools.

I would like to clarify my entries in the above poll. In the first 2 entries related to attending 'performance driving school' and attending 'racing school', I attended these events as organizer and instructor.

I rented race tracks many times for these events. Tuning and driving techniques were always the focus. Basicly these events were for the benefit of my engine customers and me. Invariably, in the process, I learned as I taught. I attribute to these sessions a very valuable part of our racing success.

Some years ago, I was approached by the University of Colorado with the offer to instruct full-credit automotive performance classes. I was honored to be asked but my engine business and my own race cars precluded any consideration by me.

I have received numerous inquiries as to my interest to instruct performance auto classes in specialty automotive colleges. There again, a person can only do so much. As it was, in the early days of my engine business, 16-20 hour work days were common. I could never done that in a job that didn't hold the special interest of racing performance. I look back and wonder how I did it.

No brag, just fact. CO ZX2
wow ans now you've turned your eyes towards fuel economy! from e-t's and mph to mpg.
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wow ans now you've turned your eyes towards fuel economy! from e-t's and mph to mpg.
I'm a converted gas-pedal addict as well, and I will admit that the streak comes back -- rarely. People that I haven't seen in a long time can't believe the change. But you wouldn't believe the number of converts here. Mike: your experience is a definite advantage in understanding what's going-on under the hood, and should definitely help others as well -- and quite the list it is (and a lot of fun too).

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Old 01-14-2007, 12:39 PM   #24
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I have my moments too when i wanna burry the gas pedal to keep someone from merging in front of me but then i see the sg-2 in front of me and that keep my right foot off the floor!

btw: i didn't answer cause i didn't fit any of them. I have done some drag racing but just test and tune and the friday night grudge races.
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