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Meech
12-07-2012, 03:30 PM
This is an invitation for the Modern Mopar Track Day 2013 HPDE Event hosted by Hooked on Driving, that will take place at the Thunderbolt Track at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Friday, April 12, 2013. Thunderbolt is a technical track, you can review it on YouTube. This event was conducted last year with great success by our own Will King, (NYC_SRT8) as the Modern Mopar Track Day 2012 event. That event took place on 03-30-12. Please check the "At the Track" section on this forum for last year's event, we had a great turn out and time.

Unlike last year, this event will be handled here first as a "feeler". Once you sign up on this list you will be given an access code for this private Hooked on Driving Mopar Event Registration will take place on the Hooked on Driving Website: High Performance Driving Schools, Lessons, Driving Experience, HPDE, Professional Driving School (http://www.hookedondriving.com/), beginning in January. You will not be able to access this event until then, as it is a private event.

Via your email, please supply me the following demographic information:

1. Your full name
2. Email address
3. Cell number
4. Forum screen name
5. Vehicle you'll be using at the event
6. Emergency contact information/person/spouse
7. Level of track experience


If you want to have a lot of fun and hone your driving skills in your Mopar LX/LY Platform car then please reply via PM to be put on the preliminary list. At this event, you will get five (5) thirty (30 min) minute sessions following an all hands meeting on safety, flag designations and rules of the road. During the course of the day post run reviews will follow the on track sessions. A relaxing, sit down lunch will be provided to all at mid-day. Once you secure your spot, you will be given contact information for the New Jersey Motorsports Park Facility so that you can secure a room/suite for the night before.

An optimum turnout for this event will be 70 or more cars to keep the entry cost around $300.00. I have been advised that with about 25 people per group, we will run as: Beginner(A*); Intermediate(B*); Advanced(C*), see requirements below:

Run Groups: Each run group will contain up to 25 cars. Groups A and B will have “Download” meetings after each morning session, with some later in the day optional. Group C will generally have at least one download meeting. All drivers are required to use a full face helmet (NJMP rules) that are Snell certified for 2005 or 2010. M helmets are OK, however SA is required for any driver wearing a fire suit and running a car with a race modified interior.

Group A: The beginner group, is the starting point for new drivers in which the Group Leader discusses the fundamentals of driving on track to include; flags – their meaning and recognition, track protocol – how to handle an unexpected circumstance, the “rules of the road,” and the fundamental skills of driving a car at a higher level than many have ever done. We ask that, regardless of level of experience – if you haven’t been on the specific track that is the site of your event – you start in Group A until you are familiar with the track, we are familiar with you, and we can promote you to more advanced groups during the day as appropriate. Group A drivers will be provided an HOD coach to ride “shotgun” with them and guide them through the day.

Group B: The intermediate group, can be quite diverse and includes some very capable drivers who choose to keep the pace down a bit, as well as drivers on the way up in skill who are ready to add to their technical knowledge of how to drive quickly and safely. A more analytical approach to each turn is discussed, with introduction of techniques such as heel/toe shifting, understanding understeer and oversteer, discussion of car preparation and handling characteristics, and troubleshooting problem turns as the pace picks up. All B Group drivers will have a Coach for the first run of the day.

Group C: The advanced group, has many track days under their belt, and may also be a past competitive driver who wants to just stay in the hobby. Drivers in Group C are always reminded that just because the pace has accelerated, HOD is not about racing – its about how well we drive, and having a good time. Group C tends to be mostly track day regulars who get to know one another on and off the track, and learn what to expect from each driver’s skill, speed, and to trust one another to keep the track fun for all. Advanced driving techniques such at trail braking, double apexes, varying a driving line based on the car’s characteristics are all a part of the Group C skill set.

Group D: Reserved for Coaches.


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All attendees, once you complete registration, (See this link: http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar ); please do not PM me; kindly send an email with the above demographic information to [email protected]

Meech
12-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Some additional links for your perusal:

Where can I drive my car on a race track - First Timers (http://www.hookedondriving.com/first-timers)

Modern Mopar Track Day NJMP Thunderbolt 3-30-2012 Instructor Group - 3rd session.wmv - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vyGkuCbsEQ) Modern Mopar Instructor Group 3rd Session NJMP (Thunderbolt)

Pocono (double infield) w/ NASA 9-3-2011 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bkDlh0gGmQ&feature=plcp) Will King at Pocono tearing it up~!

Thunderbolt agricultural 3-30-12.mpg - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhsFqGLB6Y0&feature=plcp) Fox body Mustang with Tracqmate

NJMP 019 Black Flag ZL1 off Corvette off - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crPYOzzVbhM) Me with instructor so you can know what to expect, on NJMP (Lightning) Hooked on Driving

NJMP Thunderbolt 3-30-12, Session 4, Group 4 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVBtzgwcXc0&feature=plcp) Camera Car, Rob Wretched Motorsports

MVI 1614 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlNCGgELf04&feature=plcp) Me doing 130 on straight at Thunderbolt, thanks to JamesG video taping

http://vimeo.com/47249608 Me thanking my instructor "Hooked on Driving" for a great experience!

Meech
12-07-2012, 06:59 PM
1. Meech (Group B) 300CSRT8
2. Mopar549 (Group A)
3. Norther Rider (Group C) 300CSRT8
4. Will King (Group C) Tentative
5. Gin (Group B)
6. Fred Dorski (Group A) Challenger R/T
7. TTMR (Group C) Tentative
8. H2Racing (Group A) Tentative
9. William Mullane (Group B) Challenger SRT8 657 SC
10. Pete Danielson (Group C) C6 Z06
11. Mitt V1P3R (Group A)
12. CT-MSRT (Group C) 944/LS1
13. Brett (Group C) 944/LS1
14. Carl (Group C) C6 Z06
15. Dave (Group C) Lotus
16. MJR5150 (Group A) MSRT8
17. James G. (Group B) SRT8 SuperBee
18. Malek S. (Group A) BMW 530 Twin Turbo
19. Rohan McG. (Group B)

FlyByU
12-07-2012, 08:54 PM
I love that you guys are keeping this alive, I had a blast the two times I put this together at NJMP. Good luck.

TNCHARGER
12-07-2012, 08:58 PM
I would do this but April 12 is not a good day (stress wise) for a tax preparer....

Meech
12-08-2012, 07:18 AM
I love that you guys are keeping this alive, I had a blast the two times I put this together at NJMP. Good luck.

Thanks Dan!! I remember being a spectator at the one that was a rain event


I would do this but April 12 is not a good day (stress wise) for a tax preparer....

I wish it were different as well, would have been good to meet you. I will ask HOD and see if that is Written in Stone

Meech

check6x
12-08-2012, 12:20 PM
it is a tad far for me. It is also close to Big Bend Open Road Race. I would love to do it.

Meech
12-08-2012, 12:39 PM
it is a tad far for me. It is also close to Big Bend Open Road Race. I would love to do it.Yeah Ray, I figured you would have chimed in sooner or later! I gotta get out there and do the Silver State one day!! --Meech

Meech
12-09-2012, 01:55 PM
I would do this but April 12 is not a good day (stress wise) for a tax preparer....

Update, I checked with the Lead Instructor who contacted me from HOD, (he himself is an accountant) and he stated that the reasons they chose April 12, 2013 is for weather concerns and that the last year's event date (3-30-12); conflicts with this year with 3-30-13 being "Good Friday" Still would be great if you can make it brother. Nevertheless, I hope we don't get too many "April Showers" but if we do, we'll run hard in the rain just like we did a few years ago!! God Bless Lord Vredestein!

--Meech

MattRobertson
12-10-2012, 01:20 PM
Its actually possible (but very unlikely) that the planets could align and I could drive out there. I have a business trip to CT that right now is slated for 'spring'. If I can turn it into a vacation/biz trip I will. But it'll likely be awhile before I find out exact dates.

It'd be my first track day in like 3 yrs so I'd lock myself down into the beginner group with an instructor. Do it up right.

Subscribed :-)

Meech
12-10-2012, 01:23 PM
Its actually possible (but very unlikely) that the planets could align and I could drive out there. I have a business trip to CT that right now is slated for 'spring'. If I can turn it into a vacation/biz trip I will. But it'll likely be awhile before I find out exact dates.

It'd be my first track day in like 3 yrs so I'd lock myself down into the beginner group with an instructor. Do it up right.

Subscribed :-)

Would be great to see you out here Matt!! Now where's my manual on aligning planets???
--Meech

Meech
12-11-2012, 08:36 PM
Bump for more interest

Meech
12-14-2012, 07:19 PM
Friday night bump for interest

FlyByU
12-14-2012, 08:10 PM
If Matt showed up Id find a way to be there :)

Meech
12-15-2012, 04:14 AM
If Matt showed up Id find a way to be there :)

Dan, You should show up anyway!!

GIN
12-15-2012, 01:23 PM
I'm totally down!!! Went last year and had a great time. Interested in seeing what the car can do with the blower now :)

Northern Rider
12-15-2012, 04:16 PM
Our season here in the "frozen North" doesn't roll until the merry month of May.

Thunderbolt sounds like the perfect place to blow the cobwebs out the exhaust pipes.

I'm marking it down on my calendar . PM sent. :)

Meech
12-15-2012, 06:52 PM
I'm totally down!!! Went last year and had a great time. Interested in seeing what the car can do with the blower now :)

Gin
Thanks! Please forward all information requested via PM or to my email. Welcome aboard tentatively!

Meech

Meech
12-15-2012, 06:53 PM
Our season here in the "frozen North" doesn't roll until the merry month of May.

Thunderbolt sounds like the perfect place to blow the cobwebs out the exhaust pipes.

I'm marking it down on my calendar . PM sent. :)

Welcome aboard Patrick! We roll rain or shine ;)

Meech

Northern Rider
12-15-2012, 07:10 PM
Welcome aboard Patrick! We roll rain or shine ;)

Meech

I LOVE runnin' in the rain . . . :banana:

Meech
12-15-2012, 09:33 PM
I LOVE runnin' in the rain . . . :banana:

LOL, That's exactly why I said it!!!!

Meech
12-16-2012, 04:02 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-3_zpsbf3c0ce3.jpg

Meech
12-17-2012, 11:28 AM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/ThunderboltMap.jpg

Meech
12-17-2012, 08:21 PM
If you're on Facebook, please like and share the entity hosting the 2013 Modern Mopar Track Day:

Hooked On Driving Northeast Region | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hooked-On-Driving-Northeast-Region/122188127813169)

FlyByU
12-17-2012, 08:32 PM
Dan, You should show up anyway!!

My car doesnt corner so well now :)

Meech
12-18-2012, 01:46 AM
My car doesnt corner so well now :)

You could ride shot gun with me or will ;)

Meech
12-21-2012, 01:15 PM
The world was supposed to end at 6:11:00 this morning, well, guess what? It didn't!!!!! So, guess what? This game is still on, sign up-end of days BUMP

TTMR
12-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Keeping an eye on this, time off and finances...

TTMR
12-21-2012, 01:36 PM
That is of course assuming the Tupperware is still welcome!

Ron380
12-21-2012, 02:10 PM
^ If it's going to rain again, take the Magnum! ;)

TTMR
12-21-2012, 02:13 PM
Redline actually has good tires on it this time...

Meech
12-22-2012, 12:13 AM
I'm totally down!!! Went last year and had a great time. Interested in seeing what the car can do with the blower now :)

Listed you as "Tentative" sent you a PM


Keeping an eye on this, time off and finances...

Listed you as "Tentative" sent you a PM


That is of course assuming the Tupperware is still welcome!

Not sure what that means, but I'm sure you can set up your Tupperware in the infield some where ;)

TNCHARGER
12-22-2012, 12:40 AM
Update, I checked with the Lead Instructor who contacted me from HOD, (he himself is an accountant) and he stated that the reasons they chose April 12, 2013 is for weather concerns and that the last year's event date (3-30-12); conflicts with this year with 3-30-13 being "Good Friday" Still would be great if you can make it brother. Nevertheless, I hope we don't get too many "April Showers" but if we do, we'll run hard in the rain just like we did a few years ago!! God Bless Lord Vredestein!

--Meech

Maybe next time or another event...April 12 for my profession is like having a 20 mile wide rock headed toward earth that will impact in 3 days...

TTMR
12-22-2012, 01:36 AM
This bit of Tupperware did just fine outside the infield last time thank-you-very-much!http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/24716_424860993711_828613_n.jpg

Meech
12-22-2012, 10:33 AM
Maybe next time or another event...April 12 for my profession is like having a 20 mile wide rock headed toward earth that will impact in 3 days...


LOL, I will keep you posted on that! Isn't the Gulf of Mexico where the last 20 mile wide rock landed???? Screw the Mayans, they were wrong, work hard play hard I always say!!!!!!!!!!!!! Find time to invest in yourself!! ;)



This bit of Tupperware did just fine outside the infield last time thank-you-very-much!http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/24716_424860993711_828613_n.jpg

Ah ha!! At least you didn't go off course, I remember that day, I didn't run, and you did very well!

Meech

Meech
12-23-2012, 09:48 AM
Morning bump

Meech
12-28-2012, 11:40 PM
Friday Night BUMP

Meech
01-09-2013, 08:56 PM
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HemiJunky
01-10-2013, 07:08 PM
I'm in! Blower on this year so I can stay on the ass of that grey Mustang this year! The year it rained I was surprised we ran but I still had a blast. Rain or shine I will be there!

Northern Rider
01-10-2013, 09:08 PM
Bumpity Bump - April's coming soon . . . :banana:




http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/data/500/OPH1440-X3.jpg (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5737&ppuser=538)

Meech
01-10-2013, 09:41 PM
I'm in! Blower on this year so I can stay on the ass of that grey Mustang this year! The year it rained I was surprised we ran but I still had a blast. Rain or shine I will be there!

Glad you signed on!


Bumpity Bump - April's coming soon . . . :banana:




http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/data/500/OPH1440-X3.jpg (http://www.300cforums.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=5737&ppuser=538)

Cannot wait to see you run that beast too! - Meech

Meech
01-10-2013, 09:42 PM
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MADDOG`
01-10-2013, 10:00 PM
Looks like an awesome event, brother!

Meech
01-10-2013, 10:09 PM
Looks like an awesome event, brother!

Glad to hear you chime in Michael!

Meech
01-11-2013, 06:12 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-6b_zps0d34be26.png

Northern Rider
01-11-2013, 07:38 PM
This is the perfect event for novices who want to experience 'track driving'.

You'll be with a bunch of MOPAR guys and you also have qualified instructors who will ride along with you and guide you.

Your car, in street trim and with decent tires is all you need to have a fun day that you'll remember for a long time.

And - it will improve your reaction to dangerous hazards in your daily driving!

Imagine a nice winding road, with no oncoming traffic and no LEO's, - where you can learn the joys and potential of your amazing LX platform and suspension, under safe, controlled circumstances . . .

That's exactly what Meech is organising for YOU!

xevilpetex
01-11-2013, 08:29 PM
I may have to try to attend this so I can end my year and a half trackday hiatus.

Though it will be in something other then an LX :wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/xevilpetex/Vetteass1_zpsa0495904.jpg

Though I'm sure ill be slow as sh*t because a manual on track is gonna be a whole new ball game for me.




Also if anyone running sticky tires and srt8 brembos wants to purchase a set of lightly used Carbotech XP10 track pads for this event let me know, because they're just paperweights to me right now.

Meech
01-12-2013, 12:37 AM
This is the perfect event for novices who want to experience 'track driving'.

You'll be with a bunch of MOPAR guys and you also have qualified instructors who will ride along with you and guide you.

Your car, in street trim and with decent tires is all you need to have a fun day that you'll remember for a long time.

And - it will improve your reaction to dangerous hazards in your daily driving!

Imagine a nice winding road, with no oncoming traffic and no LEO's, - where you can learn the joys and potential of your amazing LX platform and suspension, under safe, controlled circumstances . . .

That's exactly what Meech is organising for YOU!


I could not have said it better! Awesome of you to chime in, it will be a blast for sure!


I may have to try to attend this so I can end my year and a half trackday hiatus.

Though it will be in something other then an LX :wink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/xevilpetex/Vetteass1_zpsa0495904.jpg

Though I'm sure ill be slow as sh*t because a manual on track is gonna be a whole new ball game for me.




Also if anyone running sticky tires and srt8 brembos wants to purchase a set of lightly used Carbotech XP10 track pads for this event let me know, because they're just paperweights to me right now.

Pete, glad to see you got your dream ride! Looks really nice! I hope you can join us! Should I add you to the list???

Meech

xevilpetex
01-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Pete, glad to see you got your dream ride! Looks really nice! I hope you can join us! Should I add you to the list???

Meech

Yeah, why not :racing:

Meech
01-12-2013, 09:37 PM
Yeah, why not :racing:

You are added!

MADDOG`
01-13-2013, 12:26 AM
Glad to hear you chime in Michael!

Good to see you posting as well, Meech!

Meech
01-13-2013, 01:04 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-6c_zps4317e029.png

Sunday Morning Bump

V1P3R
01-13-2013, 03:18 PM
This looks like just what i need to start off my track experience!
PM sent with the details, Meech.

Meech
01-13-2013, 03:40 PM
This looks like just what i need to start off my track experience!
PM sent with the details, Meech.

You're in Mitt, welcome aboard!

Meech
01-14-2013, 05:48 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-6z_zps43b70528.png

Meech
01-15-2013, 11:51 AM
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CT-MSRT
01-16-2013, 11:28 AM
so I'll send official word with details, but you can put us down for 4 slots for me and the local boys.

me - 944/LS1
Brett - 944/LS1
Carl - C6 Z06
Dave - Lotus

Meech
01-16-2013, 04:49 PM
so I'll send official word with details, but you can put us down for 4 slots for me and the local boys.

me - 944/LS1
Brett - 944/LS1
Carl - C6 Z06
Dave - Lotus

About time the Connecticut Yanks chimed in! Thanks Mike!

CT-MSRT
01-16-2013, 04:59 PM
About time the Connecticut Yanks chimed in! Thanks Mike!

workin on a couple more at the moment so we'll see. No lx's, but 2 more Porsche's possibly. Hopefully we can finish the second 944 conversion in the next 2 months so we can run both of them at the same time. The black one from last year is going to be a dog in comparison to the latest one.

hemiphil
01-16-2013, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the invite Meech, but unfortunately I wont be able to attend. The 3 MSHS events I plan on attending this year are going to burn up all my entitled holiday leave for 2013. All the best with the event...hope it's a great day for you! :)

Meech
01-16-2013, 06:10 PM
Thanks for the invite Meech, but unfortunately I wont be able to attend. The 3 MSHS events I plan on attending this year are going to burn up all my entitled holiday leave for 2013. All the best with the event...hope it's a great day for you! :)

That's ok Phil, we know you're working on keeping your car fast and in a straight line ;) Best of luck to you in those three events, we'll be routing for you!

Meech

Meech
01-16-2013, 06:19 PM
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Northern Rider
01-16-2013, 07:06 PM
LOL! - I started my racing career in a Fiat, long, long time ago!!! I had a Fiat 124 and we called ourselves the Fiat Auto Racing Team. Now, I'm just an old fart . . .





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Meech
01-16-2013, 10:58 PM
LOL! - I started my racing career in a Fiat, long, long time ago!!! I had a Fiat 124 and we called ourselves the Fiat Auto Racing Team. Now, I'm just an old fart . . .

I'm an old fart as well brother! I'll be 58 by the time this thing takes place!

Meech
01-17-2013, 12:33 PM
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Meech
01-18-2013, 01:29 AM
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Meech
01-18-2013, 07:05 PM
Yes Junior, we run em' in the rain! Will King, Dan Van Horn, Mike Romanczyk, Eric Taylor, James G. & Joel Van Diver at the HPDE event in 2010:
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/WillKing_0038.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/DanFly_by_U_0197.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/CT_Magnum_0187.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/EricTaylor_0078.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/SuperBee_0152.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/Joel_0084.jpg

JamesG
01-19-2013, 04:05 AM
Meech!
Sorry, I have been caught up with the aftermath of Sandy, starting to get back into the swing of things and remembered that I better check to see if anything was going on for this year... I think the date works for me, I will send my information.

Meech
01-19-2013, 08:49 AM
Meech!
Sorry, I have been caught up with the aftermath of Sandy, starting to get back into the swing of things and remembered that I better check to see if anything was going on for this year... I think the date works for me, I will send my information.

Nothing to be sorry about James, Homestead and Family first. Hope all is well with you and damages were at a minimum. Welcome aboard!

Meech

Meech
01-19-2013, 08:50 AM
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xevilpetex
01-19-2013, 10:23 PM
[SIZE=5]Joel Van Diver
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/Joel_0084.jpg

I felt so bad for Joel. Driving all the way up to NJ from Georgia to do that track day and it rains buckets all day.

Meech
01-20-2013, 01:44 AM
I was a spectator that day Pete, Here's you and GooeyTek;(John):

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/EvilPete_0011.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/NJMP_3-2010/Gooey_0164.jpg

Meech
01-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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Meech
01-21-2013, 01:20 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-6e_zps5f6dda6d.png

Meech
01-22-2013, 05:16 PM
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Meech
01-23-2013, 06:05 PM
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Meech
01-24-2013, 08:17 AM
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Meech
01-25-2013, 10:31 PM
BUMP
Check first page, Registration is now officially open! Registration is open!!! $295.00 Five (5) 30 minute sessions! Follow this link!

http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar

xevilpetex
01-25-2013, 11:36 PM
Signed up :thumbs_u:

FlyByU
01-26-2013, 12:21 AM
Very cool

Meech
01-26-2013, 04:57 AM
Signed up :thumbs_u:
Thanks Pete, help me keep track and shoot me an email with all of your contact and demographics to the email listed below, even though you pm'd it, Im trying to make a data base of road racers for future events:

All attendees, once you complete registration, (See this link: http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar ); please do not PM me; kindly send an email with the above demographic information to [email protected]

Thanks, Meech

Meech
01-26-2013, 08:51 AM
Very cool

Are you thinking about coming????? I hope so!

Meech

Meech
01-27-2013, 09:47 AM
Sunday morning BUMP
Check first page, Registration is now officially open! Registration is open!!! $295.00 Five (5) 30 minute sessions! Follow this link!

http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar

Meech
01-28-2013, 09:36 AM
Monday morning BUMP
Check first page, Registration is now officially open! Registration is open!!! $295.00 Five (5) 30 minute sessions! Follow this link!

http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar

Meech
01-28-2013, 04:39 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-5w_zps18db9644.png

V1P3R
02-01-2013, 07:57 AM
Woohoo! Signed up and counting days!

Meech
02-01-2013, 08:27 AM
Woohoo! Signed up and counting days!

Awesome! you will not be disappointed!

Meech
02-02-2013, 11:19 AM
Limited Spots Available, those that have not paid, please do so to reserve your spot!!

Meech
02-03-2013, 09:16 AM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-8a_zps0abbe660.pngLimited Spots Available, those that have not paid, please do so to reserve your spot!!

Meech
02-08-2013, 05:14 AM
Limited Spots Available, those that have not paid, please do so to reserve your spot!!

Meech
02-16-2013, 08:39 AM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-8a_zps7367f549.pnghttp://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar (http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar)

Meech
02-23-2013, 08:32 AM
For anyone that signed up we are in the commitment stage now, I'm lighting a fire under your asses to get your registration in! It's a good time so let's get the $$$ in

Meech
02-26-2013, 06:17 AM
Ok it's official, It's now being dubbed "Detroit vs Tokyo Day" because there were not enough guys who paid. I hope all who signed up can get their money in since they opened it up to the Nissan Group.

Meech

Meech
02-28-2013, 09:31 AM
Bump Any more interest??

geotaa
03-01-2013, 10:54 AM
Just signed up

Meech
03-15-2013, 12:11 PM
BUMP, last few weeks for sign up! Lets get it going, It's MOPAR VS JDM (NISSAN) so far we only have 8 paid, 15 are paid for Nissan!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets make a better showing!!!!!!!!!!! Are you Faster than a Red Neck?

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-6G_zpse5664e53.png

xevilpetex
03-18-2013, 05:49 PM
Lets get it going, It's MOPAR VS JDM (NISSAN)

which team are you counting me on :wink:

pdainstructor
03-22-2013, 08:46 AM
Last year there were nearly 60 Mopars represented at the 2012 Modern Mopar Track Day! Whatup? Tons of track time, great coaches to get you fast faster and lunch in the Officers Club at the track. Bring the enrollment up to 24+ and we'll have MM T shirts and 10% off towards our next track day with HOD, too!
I have been to the track this past Monday and the surface is clean and grippy.

Meech
03-22-2013, 11:48 PM
BUMP

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/LXF-6f_zps87c77ef3.png

Meech
03-24-2013, 08:45 AM
http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar (http://www.hookedondriving.com/2013modernmopar)

Sunday Bump

Meech
03-28-2013, 08:51 AM
Thursday bump

Meech
03-29-2013, 08:25 AM
Bump for those interested in a track day! Apply your skills with the guidance of an experience instructor! On the fence? Season starts in a few weeks, Join Us!

Meech
03-31-2013, 05:43 PM
Bump

JamesG
04-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Hey Meech

Sorry, I am out this year.. first one I will miss. Still rebuilding after Sandy, can't afford to spend on a track day at this point.

Have fun, and maybe I will catch up with you at another track day this year.

James

Meech
04-03-2013, 04:06 PM
Hey Meech

Sorry, I am out this year.. first one I will miss. Still rebuilding after Sandy, can't afford to spend on a track day at this point.

Have fun, and maybe I will catch up with you at another track day this year.

James

Ok James, I bought extra gas cans for you buddy!! Thought for sure I would have been there...hope all is well, there will be other times.

Meech

geotaa
04-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Guys, I'm out too. Let me know where and when the next one is.

Meech
04-04-2013, 08:57 PM
Guys, I'm out too. Let me know where and when the next one is.

Next Year --all of you gonna let me take on the JDM alone?

Meech
04-08-2013, 05:34 PM
BUMP for some late comers!

Northern Rider
04-09-2013, 12:12 PM
Meech, up until last night we were still hoping to make the trip down to NJMP to hook up and run with you guys. We still had a couple of car issues to sort out and had to get that done today, so we could leave early tomorrow am. It's not gonna happen. Hopefully, we'll get down there for a future HPDE.

CTRaider
04-09-2013, 06:10 PM
So sorry that I wont be able to make it, Meech. Recent knee surgery. Thanks so much for keeping this event alive! If you know anyone that needs a set of Conti slicks on Cobra rims that fit our LX, let me know. Hope to see y'all at the next track day!

Meech
04-09-2013, 08:59 PM
Meech, up until last night we were still hoping to make the trip down to NJMP to hook up and run with you guys. We still had a couple of car issues to sort out and had to get that done today, so we could leave early tomorrow am. It's not gonna happen. Hopefully, we'll get down there for a future HPDE.
Patrick sorry you're having problems, we are trying to do it again in October, we will hopefully meet then.

Meech


So sorry that I wont be able to make it, Meech. Recent knee surgery. Thanks so much for keeping this event alive! If you know anyone that needs a set of Conti slicks on Cobra rims that fit our LX, let me know. Hope to see y'all at the next track day!

Good luck with the recovery and don't forget to do all the rehab that follows. PM me your phone number, is this a set of 4 on 18's? Thanks for the props bro, get well soon

Meech

xevilpetex
04-11-2013, 07:47 PM
Not looking forward to tomorrows forcast.

Guess this will be 0 for 2 at LX trackdays at Thunderbolt when it comes to rain for me

Meech
04-12-2013, 06:30 AM
Not looking forward to tomorrows forcast.

Guess this will be 0 for 2 at LX trackdays at Thunderbolt when it comes to rain for me
You'll be fine, I've seen you drive in the rain. Fast on the straights slow in the corners! I will be running the Vredesteins! http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/IMG-20130411-01240_zps316422c7.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/IMG-20130411-01240_zps316422c7.jpg.html)

CT-MSRT
04-12-2013, 09:21 AM
good luck today guys. Vreds were the champ in the rain last year.

Meech
04-13-2013, 07:08 PM
good luck today guys. Vreds were the champ in the rain last year.

This picture says it all...

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0070a_zpsd327378e.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0070a_zpsd327378e.jpg.html)


Rain coming off the top of the tire here....

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0066a_zpsf1c39c86.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0066a_zpsf1c39c86.jpg.html)

Stopped after the second session for me. I didn't get out on the second session because of a red flag Crashed STI from my group both left corners done from hitting the wall; Later in next session, a Mustang hit the wall.

Coming on the the straight my rear tires broke loose (searching for grip) to gain speed but instead I am giving the pass to the Subaru STI which later crashed; I drove my car home, his was not drivable.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0043b_zps224ad99a.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0043b_zps224ad99a.jpg.html)

Meech
04-13-2013, 07:12 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0122b_zps0deb91f5.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0122b_zps0deb91f5.jpg.html)

Meech
04-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Special thanks to all the guys who did come out. Anthony Barbera, Kowalski (Mopar 549) and a couple of guys from Challenger Forum, Ben who came from upstate NY with an all Black RT Charger and a guy with a Red Charger that I could not locate in the field! Thanks guys.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0110_zpsca1fb8f5.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0110_zpsca1fb8f5.jpg.html)

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0083_zps60e192c6.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0083_zps60e192c6.jpg.html)


http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0102_zps986e52d4.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0102_zps986e52d4.jpg.html)

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0094-1_zpsf8b14ad5.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0094-1_zpsf8b14ad5.jpg.html)

Meech
04-13-2013, 07:32 PM
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0070c_zps40eaf6ae.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0070c_zps40eaf6ae.jpg.html)

We will be running another event with Hooked on Driving in August or October. See you all then, Meech!

V1P3R
04-14-2013, 10:37 AM
Special thanks to all the guys who did come out. Anthony Barbera, Kowalski (Mopar 549) and a couple of guys from Challenger Forum, Ben who came from upstate NY with an all Black RT Charger and a guy with a Red Charger that I could not locate in the field! Thanks guys.


Hey Meech. That red charger was me. I could not locate you either though i did see your car.

It was a nice event, though the rain did not let it run its course. Just when i was starting to get a hang of the track and the car, the track got closed.

Meech
04-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Hey Meech. That red charger was me. I could not locate you either though i did see your car.

It was a nice event, though the rain did not let it run its course. Just when i was starting to get a hang of the track and the car, the track got closed.

Were you in the A Group or B Group? I think you were in the B Group, otherwise I would have taken pics of your car. Please send your contact information to [email protected] Id like to keep you in the database! Thanks for chiming in.

Meech

V1P3R
04-14-2013, 12:10 PM
Were you in the A Group or B Group? I think you were in the B Group, otherwise I would have taken pics of your car. Please send your contact information to [email protected] Id like to keep you in the database! Thanks for chiming in.

Meech

Mail sent, Meech. Hope to meet up with you and rest of the folks next time.

Meech
04-14-2013, 12:37 PM
Mail sent, Meech. Hope to meet up with you and rest of the folks next time.

I wanted to get a group picture like the mustangs did, but the rain wore my ass down! Up at 330am like a little kid just kept looking at the straight -a- way all morning!!
Thanks buddy
Meech

Northern Rider
04-14-2013, 01:18 PM
Sorry you got rained on so bad!!! It must of got ugly - for the track to shut down.

We got that same storm here as snow, ice pellets and freezing rain . . . :tinfoilhat:

I really want to run there with some MOPARS in October, Meech.

Meech
04-14-2013, 02:23 PM
Sorry you got rained on so bad!!! It must of got ugly - for the track to shut down.

We got that same storm here as snow, ice pellets and freezing rain . . . :tinfoilhat:

I really want to run there with some MOPARS in October, Meech.

It was rough Patrick, I gave the pass to the Subaru STI and he later crashed into the wall, double impact, both left corners, here I am giving him the pass:

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0043b_zps224ad99a.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0043b_zps224ad99a.jpg.html)

Meech
04-14-2013, 02:25 PM
I literally hydroplaned entering Turn 1 at the end of the straight. Last year I was doing 130 before braking, this year 70 mph look at the water under my Vredesteins!

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0046b_zps4c20f995.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0046b_zps4c20f995.jpg.html)

V1P3R
04-14-2013, 02:30 PM
The track's Subaru that went on track to check for track conditions nearly stalled due to standing water at turn 1!!
During the last lap of 3rd session for A group, I could hardly see anything outside. My coach took his hand out of the window to acknowledge the checkered flag and got stung by the rain and wind!

RT8UALL
04-14-2013, 03:20 PM
It was rough Patrick, I gave the pass to the Subaru STI and he later crashed into the wall, double impact, both left corners, here I am giving him the pass:

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0043b_zps224ad99a.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0043b_zps224ad99a.jpg.html)
Are you sure you weren't flipping him off? Jeez dude it still looks you had a hoot!

xevilpetex
04-14-2013, 03:22 PM
Meech any pics of my car or was it pure mopar?

I'll see about uploading some video later tonight. I've got some video from the third session (the only relatively dry one for C/X) where I definitely had my hands full.

I can say that i barely cracked triple digits all day and had at least moment under braking into 1 where my car was intent on entering the turn ass first but I managed to get it back under control.

You know what they say though "a bad day at the track is something something... " :doh:

Meech
04-14-2013, 04:52 PM
Meech any pics of my car or was it pure mopar?

I'll see about uploading some video later tonight. I've got some video from the third session (the only relatively dry one for C/X) where I definitely had my hands full.

I can say that i barely cracked triple digits all day and had at least moment under braking into 1 where my car was intent on entering the turn ass first but I managed to get it back under control.

You know what they say though "a bad day at the track is something something... " :doh:

No man, I consider you a good friend, hell, my pit guy is a Corvette guy, that's why I introduced you to him, he's built a championship vette and won championships at EMRA. By the time I was able to catch up to you, I saw you by the fuel pumps made a 15 mph dash for you (in the pits) but you and the Trakwagon were already over the bridge!! There will be other times brother.

Meech

Meech
04-14-2013, 04:56 PM
Are you sure you weren't flipping him off? Jeez dude it still looks you had a hoot!

Jerry,
I would never flip anyone off, those are fighting tactics. Plus he was older than me!! I had to show respect and let him go for it. This guy had a full racing suit, so I figured he had experience, more than me anyway. Next time I'm getting your ass out there!

Meechhttp://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp346/Meech355/DSC_0012_zpsde33bba4.jpg (http://s426.photobucket.com/user/Meech355/media/DSC_0012_zpsde33bba4.jpg.html)

Ron380
04-14-2013, 05:09 PM
"Older and wiser" is not necessarily either, unfortunately... Last year at Mid Ohio there was an Instructor in a fully-prepped S2000, first lap of the day on cold tires on a damp track he spun it out of the chicane into the Turn 3 wall. Less than 5 minutes and his day was done. :(

Sorry to hear about the Subie and the Mustang, I don't like to see anyone wrinkle a car when they're having so much fun with it!

Are you going to install floor drains in your car for next year? :mrgreen:

<ducks>

V1P3R
04-14-2013, 05:22 PM
Meech any pics of my car or was it pure mopar?


I took a few pics post lunch, and they are all non mopars! What were you driving?

xevilpetex
04-14-2013, 05:39 PM
The dark grey c6 corvette w/black wheels #43 on the doors, plate is trakwagn and was driving in the C/X group

normally looks like this
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/xevilpetex/Corvette1_zps1eee0c5f.jpg

xevilpetex
04-14-2013, 08:20 PM
ipzf0065Z3w

Vid from the driest session of the day, very slick still. Didn't want to push all that hard but as you can see the car was still a bit of a handful even when I was holding back.

V1P3R
04-14-2013, 09:25 PM
Was this you? I dont see #43 on the door though.

http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/t639/amitoj77/IMG_8878_zps84c321bd.jpg (http://s1317.photobucket.com/user/amitoj77/media/IMG_8878_zps84c321bd.jpg.html)

Meech
04-15-2013, 04:42 AM
ipzf0065Z3w

Vid from the driest session of the day, very slick still. Didn't want to push all that hard but as you can see the car was still a bit of a handful even when I was holding back.

Thanks for posting Pete! I could see where things were dicey for you too.

Meech

Meech
04-15-2013, 04:45 AM
Was this you? I dont see #43 on the door though.



Mitt, That's not Pete's Vette, Black wheels and differences on the fender louvers, Pete's has dual fender louvers, but thanks for posting a great picture!

Meech

xevilpetex
04-15-2013, 10:32 AM
Yeah that was one of the instructors in his z06, very close but not mine.

Thanks though

RT8UALL
04-15-2013, 02:10 PM
Jerry,
I would never flip anyone off, those are fighting tactics. Plus he was older than me!! I had to show respect and let him go for it. This guy had a full racing suit, so I figured he had experience, more than me anyway. Next time I'm getting your ass out there!

Meech

Whoa there, you would never Flip anybody off, I know that. :rock:

xevilpetex
04-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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Here's the first session of the day.

highlights at 2:30, 8:55, 14:25, 15:05, 15:20, 20:55

CTRaider
04-18-2013, 08:51 AM
Great driving Pete. That six speed sure spices it up a bit in the rain.

xevilpetex
04-19-2013, 11:38 AM
Eh, the transmission had very little to do with how loose the car would get. Its another thing to pay attention to but you're not shifting mid corner and thats where the car was a handful (mostly).