2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

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2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Lauren Kane Porta » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:08 am

Save the date for the 2017 Novice School and Practice to be held November 25-26 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

Saturday, Nov. 25 - school
Sunday, Nov. 26 - practice

More information and registration details will be coming soon!

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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Kurt Rahn » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:49 pm

If you need instructors for the school, I'm available and planning to come.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:35 pm

Thanks Kurt. We'll be happy to have you. We were planning on reaching out to instructors at the next event (Sept), but if we have some of our instructors interested, please feel free to post here or reach out to me (or Jon Hartendorp or Leonard Cachola).
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby David Watson » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:18 am

I am looking to attend, is there anyone in SGV that would be willing to "tech" my car so I can prepare it for the school? I will come to you on your schedule of course! :D
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Rick Brown » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:12 pm

David Watson wrote:I am looking to attend, is there anyone in SGV that would be willing to "tech" my car so I can prepare it for the school? I will come to you on your schedule of course! :D

In general, pre-teching isn't necessary. All depends on the car, a newer car with little or no modifications it's very simple, an older car or heavily modified car is looked at more carefully. Tech is all about safety: Wheels on securely, no play in wheel bearings, adequate tread on tires, no loose items in car or trunk, no fluid leaks in engine compartment, positive throttle return, good brake feel, no looseness in steering. Tech is not about classing or class legality, although the Tech people can often help with that. Tell us what you have and what has been to it, we can be more helpful.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:36 pm

David Watson wrote:I am looking to attend, is there anyone in SGV that would be willing to "tech" my car so I can prepare it for the school? I will come to you on your schedule of course! :D


To perhaps assist you with what we're specifically looking for:

https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/036/760/2017-07-12-sections-1-12.pdf?1499879807

Jump down to section 3.3.3 (B) ..... there's a checklist there of most everything we're specifically looking for. Of course we're also exercising some common sense beyond the checklist, but that should give you an idea of what kind of shape we expect your vehicle to be in.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby David Watson » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:11 pm

Great, thanks!
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby bcohen5055 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:38 pm

Will the open practice on Sunday be a traditional AutoX course or something designed to expose and develop specific skills?

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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Anthony Porta » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:10 pm

bcohen5055 wrote:Will the open practice on Sunday be a traditional AutoX course or something designed to expose and develop specific skills?


Every autocross course is something that exposes and develops specific skills :D

The Sunday event will be the same course run Saturday but in reverse and an opportunity to practice the new skills learned on Saturday. There will be a variety of elements slaloms, slow corners, faster corners, a 180 deg turn around, and a Chicago box.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Kurt Rahn » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:39 pm

I'm about to sign Maddie up for the school. I haven't heard back from anyone about me instructing. Are you guys all set for instructors? I really want someone else to instruct Maddie (she doesn't listen to me :lol: )
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Anthony Porta » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:52 am

Kurt Rahn wrote:I'm about to sign Maddie up for the school. I haven't heard back from anyone about me instructing. Are you guys all set for instructors? I really want someone else to instruct Maddie (she doesn't listen to me :lol: )


Sign up Kurt! I think we have one instructor spot left. and two students spots!
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:09 am

Hey Kurt,

Sorry...my "We'd be happy to have you" post was intended to be a formal invitation to instruct for us. I see you and Maddie are signed up now, so thanks for volunteering and we're looking forward to seeing you out there!
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby David Watson » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:44 am

Doh! I waited too long, school is sold out, will you have another next year?
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:13 am

David Watson wrote:Doh! I waited too long, school is sold out, will you have another next year?


Hi David,

I see you're on the waitlist right now. But to directly answer your question, we typically have a school every year.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Ed T » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:52 pm

Is the sunday practice transferable? I might not be able to make Sunday practice but I might have a replacement so at least my spot doesn't go to waste.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Anthony Porta » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:06 pm

Ed T wrote:Is the sunday practice transferable? I might not be able to make Sunday practice but I might have a replacement so at least my spot doesn't go to waste.


It is not transferable, sorry.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Kai Hur » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:08 pm

I will need to cancel sandy’s entry. Family plans took a detour

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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Randy Gonzalez » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:16 pm

Kai Hur wrote:I will need to cancel sandy’s entry. Family plans took a detour


Kai, per our conversation, we've cancelled Sandy and your registrations.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby Ed T » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:16 pm

Anthony Porta wrote:
Ed T wrote:Is the sunday practice transferable? I might not be able to make Sunday practice but I might have a replacement so at least my spot doesn't go to waste.


It is not transferable, sorry.


But I've already sold the Sunday option in return for bitcoins.
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Re: 2017 Novice School and Practice - November 25-26

Postby David Watson » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 am

Ok, I will be able to attend some practices beginning next year and beg and bribe some experienced folk to ride along! I am in the middle of some small repairs, suspension stuff, to my Camaro so I don't expect to have any specific problems with tech.


Thanks!
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