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Thread: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

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    Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Anyone confirmed going to Brainerd for the MAP Proving Grounds First event, next weekend, June 15 - 18th, for part/all?
    http://brainerdraceway.com/map-proving-grounds/

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    I see that there is little/no rooms left at hotels, at least one other person looking for info on open rooms - anyone know of any?

    I am thinking of going to the autocross, as i won't be setup for the other events this year in time.
    Anyone just going for the day? I was thinking of taking my truck camper, but u-haul wants $54.95 + tax + insurance etc. per day (Might as well drive and get a room for the few dollars more perhaps, but sounds like its too late for that) for an auto-transport trailer, and there is an advisory on using it with my MX5. Anyone know of anyone else how loans/rents car trailers?
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Rooms are very hard to come by, i missed one this morning by about 30 seconds. I'm trying not to camp there, calling it a zoo is a bit of an understatement. It's a good event though

    i will be at test n tune on the 24th, I'm sure there are a handfull of people on here going.
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    I'm skipping MAP so I can hit TnT up with the main head.

    Unless someone wants to put the stock head on, pull it next week, move the springs and retainers over, and put it on for me?

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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Ok I am a newbie here, so by TNT you mean the Test N Tune running June 24, 25, 2017 in Terrace Bay
    Is there a good link for details on the specific test n tune event for someone who has never attended this event?
    So far these two links are what I could find:
    http://www.superiorclassics.ca/?pgid=3
    https://www.facebook.com/Superior-Cl...9619288388157/

    http://tbmotoring.com/threads/1463-W...ight=test+tune
    http://tbmotoring.com/threads/1367-T...ight=test+tune
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    All the info is on the superior classics website you have linked. Its's a good time, people on here will tell you the track is no good and so on... its not brainerd, but in a stock horsepower Miata you will be fine, and get to make a ton of passes.
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Bang for buck wise, especially from a newbie's perspective that may choke at the line, Test n Tune is great. You can literally keep lining up and making passes, practising your launch and dialing in your car. Versus Dragfest, where you get 3 runs in a day - if you're lucky. Much bigger event though and a lot more cars to watch at Dragfest. Test n Tune is less pressure and more low key.

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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Bang for the buck is not test n tune. It's proving grounds. You get out of the country, to a better track with more race options and better people.
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    I agree with Cale!! , hes right terrace bay is a better deal!! It's 2.5 hours away and 125.00 . And it's local . other tracks are always going to be there. Local events need support or they will disappear.

    And anyone that complains about the track ,setup your shit for less than perfect prep.
    Use all them fancy knob on your triple adjustable shocks

    Or show up and help prep the track. Maybe talk to the crew about prep further down if it's an issue.


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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Myself, and at least 10 others will be going to MAP and camping.

    I have been camping there for the last 4 years. Bring ear plugs and deal with the noise. Beers help you sleep to.

    10 of us are heading out there Thursday and staying Thursday night to Sunday morning.

    (Camping on the Thursday is actually really nice, since the grounds are basically empty.)

    CAN'T WAIT !!!

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    There should be at least 15-20 others coming from T-Bay as well.

    Not sure who else is racing besides Lindsey and Kara...
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    MAP people:



    Terrace Bay people:


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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    I've been to both. MAP was awesome as I've never been to a track like that before (not saying Terrace Bay isn't nice it's like comparing apples to oranges). Lots of people there that I've met that was super nice and gave me great tips on how to drive (I got my best time there). Plus there are just so many other things to watch like drift comp, road track, autox, burnout comp, etc. And having that press box gives you the best seat in the house to watch people get track pumped lol.
    Terrace is also good for what it is, a track that's close to home. I agree with Brian that if we don't support the local areas they will dissappear and that will be a loss for the local scene. I got my first taste of drag racing at Terrace and pumped Marc for the first time there. If someone new to this wants to get their feet wet, head to test and tune. Get as many passes as you want and learn learn learn.
    I won't make it to MAP this year unfortunately. But the plan is for next year to go for the entire weekend (Theresa wants to do autox there and I'll do drag racing).

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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Lol ok tell James, Neema, Lindsey, myself etc to twist knobs and shit to set our cars up for a skating rink. Local is good but if you want a real experience brainerd is the best bet as it's an nhra sanctioned track with more than just drag racing. Test n tune is like a no prep event where as PG is glued so we'll u can jump out of your own shoes the track is so sticky.
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    PG isn't glued. Bracket days are glued.

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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    I watched them spray and run the tire machine down numerous times.
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    Re: Summer 2017 Events (Not on Autocross Dates) - first up Brainerd MAP

    Sure, so I have. But watch the prep the track does when they care about the racers!

    I've got two 3 "bracket" car days now, and it's been the best prep I have ever seen. Broke an axle mid-track at the Rock - my first ever!

    Ask the staff what they think of the MAP crowd on a non-MAP day. It's not positive, and the effort they put in reflects that imo.

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