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post #1 of 33 Old 7th July 2015, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Sam and I just finished our first day of Bondurant Racing School in Chandler, Arizona. Absolutely the most fun one can have with one's clothes on! The first day consisted of heel toe exercises, braking and avoidance exercises, then enough hots laps around an oval to have the proper line etched permanently into memory. All in a recent vintage Corvette. Man, those things rotate!! Power oversteer is no problem! In any event, three more days to go in the hot Arizona sun! With any luck, we will wind up with our provisional SCCA racing licenses!

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Sam talked me into renting an F10 M5 for the trip (though I was able to negotiate the rate down to 20% of sticker).
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And here is the fleet of corvettes! I feel so...RAO-like!

The morning as a little wet, which assisted my power over steering quite a bit! Came close to going agricultural a couple of times, but never quite got there.

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Oh so jealous! A friend of mine did the Bondurant school in preparation of not pranging his new Nissan GTR. Spoke very highly of it.

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Definitely a bit envious

So who's taking the pics?
His personal valet, of course.

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Very cool Peter! Welcome to Arizona where it never rains lol. I did the Bmw 2 day M school last fall and that was a lot of fun. I really warmed up to the F10 M5 when it was on the track. I was amazed by its abilities to tolerate long sessions on the track without overheating and without brake fade (carbon ceramic brakes). I bet the corvettes are a lot of fun. Enjoy and have a safe time, I am looking forward to more pictures and personal accounts.

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Peter, looks like a great time, this is definitely up there on the bucket list. Shame you couldn't have taken the beater rental car on track, then you could have really opened it up. You DID opt for the extra insurance, right?!

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Have a great time!

Make sure to have them cover how to put an automatic transmission into "D" so that you can use your skills on the new BMWs that are coming.

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Have a great time!

Make sure to have them cover how to put an automatic transmission into "D" so that you can use your skills on the new BMWs that are coming.
And hit the "ON" button on the radio so you can hear the exhaust
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