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Old 09-09-2013, 11:18 PM   #31
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Off topic but how was the school, wanted to go but wasn't in the cards this year, defiantly interested for next summer
Mixed feelings. They do more than I've ever seen to make drivers happy... but that's like anarchy - sometimes people don't know what's best for them. They put the checkered out at the third last station to save the next group like 3 min of track time. Skidpad is very lame and only for novices. Not teaching people how to lose control under control but just some lame drills. Not a big deal for me but Felicia gets a lot out of the Trillium skidpad, so she was disappointed.

But the cowboy attitude also I feel at least contributed to the number of incidents. No way it was coincidence. There was pretty much a major crash in what felt like every session, every other for sure. My first session got stopped twice. The second crash was a lap later... we sat there waiting for cleanup, got out, one lap, black flag - wreck.

The track is terrific though but as lame as this may sound, the best part is the area. It's just gorgeous there, the park hike is amazing, the food is insane and enough wineries to get you fully shitfaced on tastings alone. I'd go back in a heartbeat, and it's one of the few tracks you can confidently take your family, they'll love it.

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:46 PM   #32
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The track is terrific though but as lame as this may sound, the best part is the area. It's just gorgeous there, the park hike is amazing, the food is insane and enough wineries to get you fully shitfaced on tastings alone. I'd go back in a heartbeat, and it's one of the few tracks you can confidently take your family, they'll love it.

Funny, I've been to WGI so many times, heck I was there just this past weekend! And not once have I had the chance to enjoy the scenery ! Awesome pic D!
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #33
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Funny, I've been to WGI so many times, heck I was there just this past weekend! And not once have I had the chance to enjoy the scenery ! Awesome pic D!
Really? Dude you're missing out. Take an extra day or two next time. Hell the park entrance is next to the road that goes up to the track and there's a winery pretty much everywhere.









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Old 09-17-2013, 11:09 AM   #34
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To the OP, do NOT buy a Dakota with the 3.9 V6 as a tow vehicle. My dad has a '99, and the engine is depressingly inadequate even when the truck is unloaded. We used it to tow a 2500lb U-haul car trailer with my 2500lb Celica on it, and it requires lots of planning to get up hills, when you hit the brakes too hard, the front end will lift up, and the transmission never seems to figure itself out.

The truck has had pretty good reliability. It mostly sits now, so the rust is growing, and the brake lines have rotted out twice in the last 4 years. A Dakota with the 318 would probably be pretty good.

@BigD: I fully agree. The first time I went to WGI, I stumbled across that park, and the scenery along that walk blew me away. Following the picturesque walkway and bridges, the sights keep getting better and better around every corner. I'm heading out there 9/28-9/29 for the NASA race, and I'm pumped.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #35
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anyone wanna buy my towing vehicle?

selling it for $2000.00.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #36
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There is a V10 Excursion Limited for $1500 on Kijiji! Now you got a tow monster!
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #37
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selling it for $2000.00.
maybe... poke at me next spring if you still have it, I may be interested if I don't find anything cheap locally...
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My cousin has an 03 Dakota 4door v8, he does irrigation/ sprinklers and such... Has an open trailer with heavy equipment on it, weights more then a car... He's been towing with it for 2 years, loading gravel and such daily... Only problem it gave him was the power steering blew.

I recommend it because I used it to tow my e30 and had no issues at all... And because they go for 800-1200$
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