View Full Version : Phil Wicks May 17th, VIR South Course
February 23rd, 2010, 08:45 AM
Phil and the gang will be back on May 17th - there are still some slots available. This is a good intro to track / performance driving for folks who have never done this before. It's also fun to drive with a bunch of MINIs. Not as "hardcore" as some of the other events. But the Intermediate and Expert groups get fairly sporting. :yes4:
Tell them you want the $275 "early bird" rate.
I'll be there. Who else is going?
February 23rd, 2010, 11:33 AM
Got his e mail but can't make it this year..
As Paul mentioned it is a great first event, or 2nd 3rd etc. Some people have done dozens of his events..
All MINIs too..
February 24th, 2010, 06:41 AM
They are not as organized as many others, but they are still my favorites, especially when there is a big MINI turnout.
February 25th, 2010, 03:24 PM
I spent all my wife points to go to MOTD that month. :blink:
March 13th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Got a helmet for my birthday. I talked to Phil on Friday and signed up.
March 14th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Wish I could make it this year. You guys have fun, and I expect lots of photos!
April 5th, 2010, 06:47 PM
Just got off the phone with Phil and I am all signed up! Can't wait to come out and play some!
April 6th, 2010, 07:50 AM
Your going to have a blast!!
May 5th, 2010, 12:14 PM
I'll be there as well. I'm a new member to the club so I hope to meet some other club members there. This will be my 2nd Phil Wicks event and the 1st one was great.
May 10th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Time to get the smushed bugs off the windshield.- wife said 'GO!
Planning to be there.
May 12th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Well, got the car back today with some small upgrades and tire rotation. Starting to get excited!!!
May 13th, 2010, 07:57 AM
Gotta refill my methanol jug today or tomorrow... put track pads on... bleed... get all the junk outta the car... load up...
May 13th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Fortunate change of plans. Looks like I'll be out there on the 17th with you guys and gals! Looking forward to it!
May 13th, 2010, 04:48 PM
May 14th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Hey Paul, are you bringing your video camera to mount in your car?
May 15th, 2010, 08:11 AM
Signed up this morning, look forward to seeing everyone there!!!!
May 16th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Looks like we'll be running in the rain. Oh well, done it before! At least I won't be in danger of melting my tires like two years ago!
May 18th, 2010, 09:40 AM
I had a great day - up until the time Jeff kissed the armco. Before that, though, it was awesome, rain and all. Lots of people spinning all over the place (including me - twice) but that made it a great clinic on MINI car handling in extreme conditions.
May 19th, 2010, 05:00 PM
The "Phil Wicks Experience" sessions I ran in all day reinforced a feeling I had had for a while: I REALLY love track time in the rain! Paul, you and Mark were having some fantastic sessions out there, I'm just sorry I didn't get more of a chance to chat with you guys because of the session schedules. It was a real bummer about Jeff's spin, but I'm very glad he was unhurt. Paul, did you shoot any in car video that day? If so, it would be cool to see!
May 19th, 2010, 07:35 PM
It was totally awesome. I had the most fun and it put interest back in driving again for me, since my old autocross days which I loathe. I'm a cone hater. My instructor had me take the DSC off on my 1st session and guess what happened? He, Ray, was really cool person, "Let's see what you can do and then..." . He was finding things about my shifting and stuff I never would see...
Well I did get a little better bit by bit, but need to do a dry session some time soon. I spent a good amount of time directing cars around me; and not getting to focus on my line, my learning, in some session, but that was learning too.
I will do this again, P.W. and crew were just so friendly and not pretentious.
4,5,6, were just a hoot every time. :sarcastic:
May 20th, 2010, 01:24 AM
I don't know who this was, but they got my windshield dirty.
I'll have more videos later.
May 20th, 2010, 02:25 AM
May 20th, 2010, 08:39 AM
Nice drivin', James. Love how your car sounds.
May 20th, 2010, 09:25 AM
Yep even after coming down with the CRUDE Sunday and feeling like crap Monday we had a blast!!! Running in the rain is challenging to say the least but a great learning tool, my instructor really helped me to put another piece in the puzzle! Got my first on track spin in too, a slow roundy round in 5 that came outta nowhere... Was pretty pleased with the Autocross where we finished second amongst the Mini's and third overall (Vette won), big improvement from the last one!!!! It was great to see so many Tarheeler's having a great time at the track!!
May 20th, 2010, 09:41 AM
Slide in 5 = nice recovery. :ms_thumbsup:
May 22nd, 2010, 09:25 PM
Nice drivin', James. Love how your car sounds.
It's mostly microphone and microphone placement.
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