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Racetrack Stuff

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Re: Racetrack Stuff

Post by DTMiller » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:10 pm

Yeah, Sean is not saving it for the next guy, for sure.

My car is currently running amazing (knocks on wood).

If I could freeze it in its current operating condition and be able to have it always like it is I would be thrilled. Alas... I'm sure I'll find something to fix when I put it up tomorrow to get it ready for Friday.
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Post by Cuda911 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:33 pm

Fun incident today.... I had a new student. Driving a Cayenne! As he hit the brakes at the end of a long straight, I suddenly heard a loud noise.... his driver's side headlight assembly went flying out of the car and went bouncing down the track!
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Post by DTMiller » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:21 am

That's a new one. That'll only be $2789.99 plus labor.
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Post by DTMiller » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 am

So, here's a fun one that had nothing to do with the actual driving. There's a guy at one of the groups I instruct with who sucks. I mean, not as a driver specifically, but as an instructor. He very well may mold people into racecar drivers extraordinaire but he sucks. Every student I have ever had who had him previously points him out and makes a snide comment about him. Usually that he yelled at them.

I've been "promoted" to senior instructor with the group and I am friendly with the guy who is in charge but I'm not exactly his right hand man. But I do think he values my opinion. What's my play? Bear in mind that despite my general awesomeness I've only been instructing for about 20 months and there a guys in this game that have more days on track than I have laps, so on some level I need to know my place.
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Re: Racetrack Stuff

Post by gnat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 am

Note to self: Regularly check headlight locking mechanisms...

Hopefully it was an older Cayenne with halogen headlights. Otherwise DT is right. Ouch!

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Post by gnat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:30 am

DTMiller wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 am
But I do think he values my opinion. What's my play?
Encourage those students to note their concerns/issues to the head of the group.

Unless you witness him doing something that endangers someone or violates track/group policies, I'd otherwise stay out of it.

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Post by Cuda911 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:57 am

DTMiller wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 am
So, here's a fun one that had nothing to do with the actual driving. There's a guy at one of the groups I instruct with who sucks. I mean, not as a driver specifically, but as an instructor. He very well may mold people into racecar drivers extraordinaire but he sucks. Every student I have ever had who had him previously points him out and makes a snide comment about him. Usually that he yelled at them.

I've been "promoted" to senior instructor with the group and I am friendly with the guy who is in charge but I'm not exactly his right hand man. But I do think he values my opinion. What's my play? Bear in mind that despite my general awesomeness I've only been instructing for about 20 months and there a guys in this game that have more days on track than I have laps, so on some level I need to know my place.
All of our students fill out an instructor evaluation form at every event. Maybe implement it there?
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Re: Racetrack Stuff

Post by Cuda911 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:00 am

gnat wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 am
Note to self: Regularly check headlight locking mechanisms...

Hopefully it was an older Cayenne with halogen headlights. Otherwise DT is right. Ouch!
He had that light replaced at the dealership. I took a look at his car. They neglected to turn the hex screw that raises the wire clip to lock it in. I hope they will own up to it.
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Re: Racetrack Stuff

Post by gnat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:08 am

Cuda911 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:00 am
gnat wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:26 am
Note to self: Regularly check headlight locking mechanisms...

Hopefully it was an older Cayenne with halogen headlights. Otherwise DT is right. Ouch!
He had that light replaced at the dealership. I took a look at his car. They neglected to turn the hex screw that raises the wire clip to lock it in. I hope they will own up to it.
Ugh. I won't hold my breath that they will, especially if he mentions "while I was braking hard at the track"...

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Re: Racetrack Stuff

Post by 808Bill » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:09 am

gnat wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:08 am
Cuda911 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:00 am


He had that light replaced at the dealership. I took a look at his car. They neglected to turn the hex screw that raises the wire clip to lock it in. I hope they will own up to it.
Ugh. I won't hold my breath that they will, especially if he mentions "while I was braking hard at the track"...
The word "track" needs not to be mentioned!

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