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Bumper Cars at TMP

Hardwrkr13

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It's TMP. That's how they roll.
Yup, I won't go near that place.

I've done open lapping for cars at Shanny a couple times. Once in my CX-7 (brakes did not enjoy that) and a hopped up new Camaro. Obviously a huge range of speeds but they spaced everyone out well enough that it wasn't an issue.
 

RobVN

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I don't know who organizes the car track days at TMP. Obviously they are not laying out the ground rules very well in the drivers meeting if there was one. I've done quite a few track days at TMP and when Guys with bikes do them it has always been good. Chris does a very good riders meeting. When TMP does the day its not quite the same. Kinda like comparing how Pro 6 does a track day at CTMP and Riders Choice. The organizer can make the difference. But if you have riders who don't pay attention or decide the rules don't apply to them then bad things can happen no matter who is the organizer. And I have been there to see it. Not a good thing at all.
 

Brian P

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That would require someone in a supervisory capacity to be actually watching what's going on, and be capable of doing something about it.
 

TheMenacE

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I don't know who organizes the car track days at TMP. Obviously they are not laying out the ground rules very well in the drivers meeting if there was one. I've done quite a few track days at TMP and when Guys with bikes do them it has always been good. Chris does a very good riders meeting. When TMP does the day its not quite the same. Kinda like comparing how Pro 6 does a track day at CTMP and Riders Choice. The organizer can make the difference. But if you have riders who don't pay attention or decide the rules don't apply to them then bad things can happen no matter who is the organizer. And I have been there to see it. Not a good thing at all.
How do they compare? Pro 6 vs riders choice track days?
 

Katatonic

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How do they compare? Pro 6 vs riders choice track days?
I’ve done multiple Pro 6 days. They were all run very well, rules were enforced, riders and staff were respectful. They have all been very well put together days.
I’ve done 1 Riders Choice day and it was a **** show. Dangerous riding in all 3 groups, people bumping into each other, running people off the track and nobody was black flagged or held responsible for their actions.
A second riders meeting was held at lunch and everyone was yelled at. Fingers were pointed, threats were made, and still nobody was held accountable or kicked out.
 

Brian P

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I had a bad experience with Pro 6 last summer. Evidently small bikes get bumped down to intermediate no matter what. I understand their thinking, although I think it's flawed. The same issue, speed differential on straightaways, still exists in intermediate, except with less-experienced riders. Simple things could have been done to address this (e.g. send the small bikes out first and give them a few seconds head start), but weren't, and I won't be back.
 

Gary

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I wonder how that corvette owner is going to get that pile of dust home back to his house to say it burned on his driveway and scam the insurance company.
That'll buff right out.
I read somewhere he ran meth too close to the brakes. Brakes heated up, meth box lit up, the rest is history.
 
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Gary

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I shoulda done that with the washer tank!
I never turned the wipers on once in that car all the time I owned it.
There's exactly no room anywhere else under the hood.
 

FullMotoJacket

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We use to buy $50 cars in the 70s and keep them at my buddy's sand pit for ripping around and other such nonsense. Just remembered the time the fuel pump went on one, and the owner rigged up a gravity fed system with a windshield washer tank + hose and the passenger holding it above carb level. Fun times.
 

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