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    GB, is this your first SCCA TT National Tour event?

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    Yeah. My Region did one last year at Daytona, but they pretty much just ran it like a regular track day, but with transponders. So I'm considering this as my first TT. My son is running as well. He'll be in T5, I'm in M4. It will be his first time at Sebring... I've run it before, but never in this car.

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    Yeah, TT NT didn't go to Daytona last year so yours was a regional event (like you said). That's great, one of the big goals of the program is to get the regions to do their own TTs so that seems to be working. The National Tour events have a really great atmosphere, hope you have a good time.

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    I wish i lived closer to a racetrack. There is one about two hours south, two+hours west and two+ hours north. I know in US terms two hours is nothing, but it's a long way to go home if something breaks on the car. Plus expensive.

    Only done about four motorsporty things in my cars, two grasskhanas and two drag race events, all 10+ years ago. As it is, neither of my Skylines have left storage in over half a year for one of them and nearly a year for the other.

    I was going to do a local hillclimb event a few years back, but then they suddenly closed it off to everyone who doesn't have a rollcage due to new safety regs.

    So i just stick to Gran Turismo these days, it's a lot cheaper - but not as fun.

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    It would have depended on what the hillclimb was classed as. I ran 2 rallysprints in my road going Escort as it was a "bent sprint", which is the same as what they run/ran speed events at Ruapuna as.
    The 2nd one I did with the Escort, I won my class, 1601cc-2000cc, on used 15in rally tyres borrowed from my brother, oh and borrowed his redrilled axles too for the rear 🤣

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    It was basically the below event, on the same road. After me and a mate watched it in 2017 when this vid was made, we wanted to enter it the next year. He was going to enter his RT/10 (or R32 GT-R - can't remember when he sold it for the Viper) and i was going to enter with my GTS Skyline. But closer to the next event we learned that rollcages were now required, which meant the entry list got a lot smaller and i've never been back to watch it since, because of the lack of variety/quantity of cars. :/


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    I was fortunate enough to contribute to winning the first-ever SCCA Enduro race in E3 class this weekend. It was my first time being on track at Nelson Ledges and my first time back in a car since August. Was fun to knock the rust off. I had our fastest lap and our lowest average lap time, which is fortunate because I'm not much of a mechanic so it's the least I can do to be fast in the car.





    We had mechanical issues the second day (each day is a self-contained 8hr race) and did not finish the last hour. The wheel studs on the left front kept backing out and we couldn't get them seated. We were far enough ahead to retain second place in that race, though.
    I went to SCCA road racing driver school last August. I was supposed to race three events before being signed off on my Full Competition License. But given my performance at this event (clean racing, no incidents, high level of awareness, and class win) they waivered the rest of my experience requirement and granted my Full Competition License. So it was a very productive weekend for me on a personal level.

    Enduro is SCCAs attempt to enter the LeMons/ChampCar space. Unfortunately, the track was only available during the ChampCar Watkins Glen weekend and it made for a small field for us. It was still a great deal of fun and I hope it grows. This year, there are three more (VIR, Buttonwillow, and Houston).

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    Good stuff, Nate!

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    Awesome all around! Winning the first one has got to feel pretty good.

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