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Old 03-19-2015, 05:29 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Don't sweat it UltArc, I'm going to wait til next year so your secrets are safe for a bit.

Since my Insight would already qualify as modded, I might as well wait until I have it fully tricked out (full belly pan, three-button shifter, etc . . .) before I enter.


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Old 03-19-2015, 07:43 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:45 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Meetup the afternoon or evening before GGP

It would be great to get together with other EM drivers. A thought:

I will be at the Marriott [EDIT]: It is actually a Fairfield Inn & Suites. It's part of the Marriott chain [/EDIT] in Horseheads, NY - about 20 minutes drive from Watkins Glen - on Thursday before the GGP. I'll be meeting my brother/navigator Steve there. If any other EM drivers are getting into town the day before, we could meet up.

I plan to get there in the afternoon on Thursday. We could meet anywhere convenient, but the area where we're staying is pretty good. It's located right off a major shopping center cluster so there's plenty of parking area nearby. There are a couple restaurants within walking distance and a WalMart.

Here's the address:
1600 County Route 64
Horseheads, NY

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Old 03-22-2015, 04:33 PM   #35 (permalink)
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It would be great to get together with other EM drivers. A thought:

I will be at the Marriott in Horseheads, NY - about 20 minutes drive from Watkins Glen - on Thursday before the GGP. I'll be meeting my brother/navigator Steve there. If any other EM drivers are getting into town the day before, we could meet up.

I hope to get there in the afternoon on Thursday. We could meet anywhere convenient, but the area where we're staying is pretty good. It's located right off a major shopping center cluster so there's plenty of parking area nearby. There are a couple restaurants within walking distance and a WalMart.
Tempting, but I'm about 80 miles away. But I'll think about it. I haven't been to Horseheads Pick-a-Part in a while.
I will be at the GGP as a spectator.
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The quest will not be swift.
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It all happens on April 17th, 2015 at the 11th Annual Green Grand Prix / Watkins Glen International Raceway...

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Old 03-28-2015, 11:44 PM   #37 (permalink)
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If the weather is agreeable i'll make the drive out to spectate. I can't believe it's already been a year since the last time!
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:39 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I plan on entering Ron Burgundy next year, once I have fully eco-modded it out. I just couldn't get around in time to enter this year, it's been a busy one so far!

After checking out the layout & elevation of the track (courtesy of Gasoline Fumes) it seems like my G1 Insight would do pretty well. Looks like I'd punch it around the first curves and climb the hill, followed by a continuous drop in elevation around the rest of the track. After the initial start, I'd have momentum built up to climb the hill. I'm gonna say my car would be off for over half of the course and still average the 35 - 45 mph without going over sixty.

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The minimum speed limit is 35mph.
The maximum speed limit is 60 mph.
Target average speed is 45mph.
There will be a 1mpg deduction for every mph under the minimum speed limit. This deduction will be assessed by overall average speed for the entire event, not individual laps.
It doesn't really specify in the rules, but I assume that although they don't allow you to draft another vehicle you could still pass? I could use some pointers from anybody who has been there in their Insight, considering the fact that I've never driven it in any kind of hilly terrain before.

I Googled it, and it's a 1,200 mile drive for me to get there. Does anybody else drive that far to compete?
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:37 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I'll be driving 270 miles to get there. Staying in a hotel Thursday night. I think you should check out the map that I posted on last year's event thread. It has the detail on the driving techniques that I found to work best for my car.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:23 PM   #40 (permalink)
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