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pt-brz
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Newbie

Post by pt-brz » Thu May 15, 2014 10:29 pm

Hi Guys!
Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Phillip, 29 years old and drive a stock Subaru BRZ. I don't have any background/experience in any form of auto racing but I do know that I love to drive! I want to experience my car beyond street limits so I figured it would be best and safe to experience it while auto-crossing (maybe track down the road?). I would love to see how well (or bad) I control my car through the cones! I plan on joining the practice event if I get through the waiting list on June 7th and also again on June 8th at El Toro in Irvine with the novice group.

I did just recently submit an application to join SCCA Cal Club #19 so hopefully my membership gets processed quickly. I look forward to this experience and also look forward to meeting you guys!

-Phillip Tran

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Re: Newbie

Post by Byron Goodman » Fri May 16, 2014 11:40 am

Welcome!

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Adam Tarnoff
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Re: Newbie

Post by Adam Tarnoff » Fri May 16, 2014 1:39 pm

pt-brz wrote:Hi Guys!
Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Phillip, 29 years old and drive a stock Subaru BRZ. I don't have any background/experience in any form of auto racing but I do know that I love to drive! I want to experience my car beyond street limits so I figured it would be best and safe to experience it while auto-crossing (maybe track down the road?). I would love to see how well (or bad) I control my car through the cones! I plan on joining the practice event if I get through the waiting list on June 7th and also again on June 8th at El Toro in Irvine with the novice group.

I did just recently submit an application to join SCCA Cal Club #19 so hopefully my membership gets processed quickly. I look forward to this experience and also look forward to meeting you guys!

-Phillip Tran
You're gonna have fun; the FRS/BRZ twins look like some of the most fun cars out there.

Welcome to the club!
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George Schilling
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Re: Newbie

Post by George Schilling » Fri May 16, 2014 10:27 pm

Welcome to the club Phillip.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but someone has got to tell. We love Newbies. So here are two hints to help you get started on the right foot. Before using the number you chose, be sure to check with our points card chairman to make sure it's available. Then go back to my account and change your handle to your name. We want to know who you are so when we meet you at the track, we can put a face on your comments.....like a pre-introduction. :P

And here's some good news, If you, or anyone else, gets an entry in right away, you'd stand a very good chance of getting into the next practice session at one of the most sought after venues in California.....or the entire west for that matter. This is a rare opportunity. If you haven't registered, here's a link. :thumbup:
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pt-brz
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Re: Newbie

Post by pt-brz » Fri May 16, 2014 11:22 pm

George Schilling wrote:Welcome to the club Phillip.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but someone has got to tell. We love Newbies. So here are two hints to help you get started on the right foot. Before using the number you chose, be sure to check with our points card chairman to make sure it's available. Then go back to my account and change your handle to your name. We want to know who you are so when we meet you at the track, we can put a face on your comments.....like a pre-introduction. :P

And here's some good news, If you, or anyone else, gets an entry in right away, you'd stand a very good chance of getting into the next practice session at one of the most sought after venues in California.....or the entire west for that matter. This is a rare opportunity. If you haven't registered, here's a link. :thumbup:
Hi George,
Thanks for the tips! Yes I have already registered to the practice session so I think I'm good to go there. About my handle, I tried changing it in my control panel but it doesn't seem to give me the option. I have emailed the administrator so hopefully they can help me out. About the points card...I have sent in my payment already but when I registered I did not choose a club. Does anyone know who the points card chairman is and the contact info so I can make sure the number I chose is available?

Apologies for my ignorance!

Thanks
Phillip Tran

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George Schilling
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Re: Newbie

Post by George Schilling » Sat May 17, 2014 6:19 am

The permanent number Guru is Kurt Rahn.

No need to apologize Phillip. We all started as newbies just like you. :P
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