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Old 08-10-2017, 11:36 AM   #1
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Any Track Rats Still Active?

Trying to see who's still out there tracking their mk6. I've had a pretty good season so far, been to autobahn, gingerman, blackhawk farms, and grattan. I'm going back to grattan in 3 weeks and then planning on hitting putnam park in indianapolis. Grattan has definitely been the most fun track I've been to yet, they have tons of blind off camber turns and elevation changes that bring a lot of excitement and challenges.

So far this is the third year for me tracking the gti and it's doing great. I've had my intercooler hose pop off twice on me this season but that's really the only problem. I am changing my intercooler and adding an oil cooler in a few weeks to help with the heat. Running RS3 tires, they look great after 5 track days. My brake pads will likely need to get changed before the next one though, Carbotech xp10 - they might have one more day in them but I don't want to risk it.

Anywho. Who else is out there? Tell me about your season!
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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I've been focused on paying off credit card debt this year, but I'm hoping to get to a HPDE this fall.
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Old 08-10-2017, 03:49 PM   #3
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People track their Golfs? I thought people only bought them to put bagz and Roti's on them to win car shows
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:20 PM   #4
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Prepping the car with more suspension/chassis bits, then I'll be back at Laguna Seca later this year. Glad to see that there are other people out here that (still) track their rides.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:33 PM   #5
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I plan on going to the SCCA track night at NJMP later this month.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:17 PM   #6
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I don't consider myself a Track Rat, but this little car has renewed an old interest, it's not really fast power wise but a very good tool to practice skills and surprise myself and others, on sh!t tires no less.
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I've done several days with our Golf 2.5, from Roebling Road Track near Savanah GA, other tracks at Calibogie ON, Shannonville ON, Toronto Motorsport Park ON. In the last weeks Lime Rock CT with the C360R Race Team, the Principal of the Team was my PCA Driver Coach for many years, so invited to attend their test and tune track days. The APR guy was there, they don't support the MK6 2.5 but provided alot of good engine tuning info none the less.

Heading back to my home on Hilton Head SC next weekend for a few weeks, so with new sh!t tires, Porterfield Brake Pads and Koni Sports Struts and Shocks installed, I'm hoping to do another day at Roebling Road and do Tail of the Dragon to sort out the rear suspension setup a bit with the new shocks. I find it's abit too tight right now for my liking, I actually loved the lively handling of the stock rear shocks better as I was able to balance on the power more like in my vintage Porsche. Prolly more a case of more balls than brains tho !


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People track their Golfs? I thought people only bought them to put bagz and Roti's on them to win car shows
I hope you're joking as I'm tired of GTI owner dumping on Golfs, only sh!t drivers need a suped up package to go fast and feel good about themselves.

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Old 08-13-2017, 10:42 AM   #7
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Haven't tracked since last November, but I do give it the beans at every ramp and back road I can. Car is K04 with almost 140k and my latest set of Yokohama tires have been great. I have VWR mounts and a sweet Wortec oil pan to install yet.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:53 AM   #8
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I second red stapler's post, focused on paying off cc debt then back to the track. I have been focusing on Buttonwillow though have done all so cal tracks since last August.
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