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Drive@UCR was founded in 2009 and is a UCR Sanctioned, student organization dedicated to spreading the rich automotive culture of Southern California through meets, get-togethers, shows, and seminars. We are comprised of a variety of different members from different backgrounds and drive different cars. From imports to domestics, lowriders to off-roaders, racers to those that just like to drive around. Drive@UCR aims to bring together those with a common interest in Automobiles and provide an atmosphere to promote discussion and a good time for newcomers, casual enthusiasts and die-hard gearheads.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

UC Showdown!

So recently I was notified that Spencer from UC: Irvine has spoken to Speedventures regarding a track day. Sounds good right?

The event will take place at November 5th, 2011 at Willow Springs is located in Rosamond which is about 80 miles from UCR. It takes about 1.5 hours to get there.

So far it's $130+ Free timer rental (which is a $20 value)

There is a $10 gate fee for everyone including drivers. There are NO ride alongs unless you are an instructor.

The entry price could drop once more people are committed to this event.
$130 is on the lower end (price wise) for a track day. The cheapest I've seen was $99 + Timer rental ($20) and up.

The course will be in a CW (clock wise fashion). One lap averages a beginner around 1:30-1:35 and each session is about 20 mins and there are 5 sessions in a day.

This track a two main high speed sections, which in my car, 2007 Honda Civic Si reaches about 100 mph. The corners are mainly lower speed and it similar to a quick canyon run. The two straights are located on the right side of the "bowl" and at the front straight at the bottom of the map.

Speedventure usually has 5 different groups for whichever level you're comfortable driving in. There's a beginner group which is for anyone who has never done any type of "fast" driving (Autocross, Adams Track, canyons, etc.)

The group above that is the low-intermediate group, which I recommend to most people that are comfortable driving on the track. The higher levels are for those that want to drive at a faster pace and are comfortable with others.

The basic mods I would do the any car for this event would be high performance brake fluid (ATE Super Blue ~$12 a bottle or Motul RBF 600 ~$16 a bottle, which you need 3) and a set of entry level brake pads.

I will continue to add to this post in the future so check back for any updates.

Driver List:
1. Jason L.
2. Barry L.
3. Marcus W.
4. Hohyung L.

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