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Dan Wink
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New to CA

Post by Dan Wink » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:17 pm

Hello everyone!

My name is Dan and I am in process of accepting a relocation package from my employer that will move me to the Bakersfield area. It appears that you are the local SCCA group for the area?

I have done some Solo 1 and Solo 2 in the past and would love to get involved. How long is your season, and how many events do you run each year?

Thanks for any input!!

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Re: New to CA

Post by Leonard Cachola » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:21 pm

Hi Dan,

Welcome to the region! We run all 12 months of the year and do about 12-16 events a year.

You can view the current calendar here:

http://solo2.com/calendar.asp
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Re: New to CA

Post by Jeff Shyu » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:23 pm

pretty rough hitting the events from bakersfield though. nothing's really "local" to you.

the upside is that buttonwillow is very close by.. :)

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Re: New to CA

Post by Aaron Goldsmith » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:25 pm

Good News: Autocross Season is year round in California.

Bad News: None of our events happen within a 100 miles of you.

Good News: Bakersfield is really close to Buttonwillow.

Bad News: We haven't done a buttonwillow solo event for a few years.

Good News: There are a ton of other awesome motorsports events at Button.

Bad News: It's probably 9 billion degrees up in bakersfield this time of year.

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Re: New to CA

Post by Chuck Fowler » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:30 pm

Aaron Goldsmith wrote:Good News: Autocross Season is year round in California.

Bad News: None of our events happen within a 100 miles of you.

Good News: Bakersfield is really close to Buttonwillow.

Bad News: We haven't done a buttonwillow solo event for a few years.

Good News: There are a ton of other awesome motorsports events at Button.

Bad News: It's probably 9 billion degrees up in bakersfield this time of year.
Good News: it's a dry heat :thumbup:

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Re: New to CA

Post by Christine Grice » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:32 pm

Good News: You could also check out the Fresno area of the San Francisco Region: http://www.sfrscca.org/solo2/Fresno/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: New to CA

Post by Jeff Shyu » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:34 pm

due to global warming, it's probably more like 10 billion degrees.

with the dry heat though, it probably feels like 9.5 billion!

mazda is running their mazfest 2008 there this upcoming weekend. so tempted to go rent one of their miatas for the day.

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Re: New to CA

Post by Jeff Shyu » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:41 pm

Fresno's track clicky seems kinda squirly (assuming i zoomed into the right area).

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Re: New to CA

Post by Christine Grice » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:48 pm

You zoomed into the wrong place, they got moved from their original lot. :cry:

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Re: New to CA

Post by Aaron Goldsmith » Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:55 pm

Christine Berry wrote:You zoomed into the wrong place, they got moved from their original lot. :cry:

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Yeah, if you really wanna learn about Castle airport you can read this thread:
http://www.baautox.com/forum/index.php? ... t=0&rid=84" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Best part is all the airlines have now started to pull out of the regional airports because of fuel prices, so it was probably all for nothing on their part.

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Re: New to CA

Post by Dan Wink » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:03 pm

Well, coming from Maine, year round events are a dream and 100 mile drives are not that big of a deal.

I really have been spending more energy on track events for the last several years, so it will be ok!

It was 109 in Bakersfield today... hot here is 90 but it is a "wet heat" so it feels worse.

My turbo Miata has never had overheating problems, but I suspect that is about to change... :D


What weekend is the Mazfest? I will be in town the 19th, maybe I can check it out!

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Re: New to CA

Post by Jeff Shyu » Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:18 pm

Dan Wink wrote:What weekend is the Mazfest? I will be in town the 19th, maybe I can check it out!
unfortunately, you'll miss it by one week.. it's this upcoming weekend (11-13).

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