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Old 01-15-2020, 11:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Once you get south of the lake plain there are some twisty, hilly roads. The original Watkins Glen race was on public roads.

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I'm seriously considering coming to this. Can anyone give me a rundown on all of the events and what to expect? I find the website to be a little light on information for something I may put money down for.
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The main events are the rally on the track, 10am-12pm, and autocross in the paddock in the afternoon. Box lunches are provided in the media center, and they have talks going on there in the morning for anyone not on track. Dinner and awards after the autocross at the Glen Center, which is pretty nice meal. If I remember right we get out of there around 7pm, and I think I arrived last year a little after 8.
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Welp, took off work for the event, and sent out an email 3 days ago inquiring before putting in my registration. Robert Gillespie just got back to me to tell me that registration filled up today and to try again next year.
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Welp, took off work for the event, and sent out an email 3 days ago inquiring before putting in my registration. Robert Gillespie just got back to me to tell me that registration filled up today and to try again next year.
It's still a fun event even if you're not competing. Unless it's snowing!
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I'm sure, but it's a 7 hour drive and one of very few PTO days I get each year. I don't think I can justify it.
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That's disappointing; your car would be a blast to autocross and I'm genuinely curious what fuel economy it would return in the rally (brucepick's stock Insight got 61 mpg in the sleet last year, if I remember correctly, and 80+ mpg the year before).
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That's disappointing; your car would be a blast to autocross and I'm genuinely curious what fuel economy it would return in the rally (brucepick's stock Insight got 61 mpg in the sleet last year, if I remember correctly, and 80+ mpg the year before).
I find that if I take it easy (35-40mph) and start with a fully warm car, I can creep up to 60-65mpg without any driving tricks, with winter tires @ 45psi and outside temperature 15-30F.

I managed a 65mpg tank doing partial P&G through the mountains in late spring without the use of 6th gear, and a target speed (if I recall) of around 60mph.

It's during cold starts that this engine is a real pig. Man does it suck some gas while it's warming up.

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