Track Report

Track Report

Various and Sundry Items

Esteemed Drivers, As we start off the 2019 calendar year, there are a few “business” items to pass your way.  Let’s get right to them. DE and Club Race Registration Dates:  Perhaps it would be nice if we gave you some kind of notice of when registration for our 2019 track events[…]

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December, 2018 Track Report

Jack Stands Esteemed Drivers, Your track chair was MIA from the November issue of the Nugget because he was, well, over there…    …doing that water polo stuff again. Polo relinquished its grip on him November 15 with the conclusion of the NCS championship games. Your track chair won’t bore you with any[…]

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October 2018 Track Report

Thank You, Drivers! Thank You, Track Team! Dear Reader, I will assume that each of us, from time to time, have difficulty in pulling up an off-the-beaten-path theme for a writing assignments, especially when that writing assignment was due four days ago.  This morning is one of those times.  I[…]

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August 2018 Track Report

Summertime! Laguna.  Laguuuunahhh. Your incredible track team (see the April blog for who makes up your track team) just completed two exciting events in July at “Laguna.”  Pronounce it with me in your best Juan Cabrillo accent – “Lahguuunah Ssseca.” Be sure and purse your lips during “guuu” and get a[…]

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July 2018 Track Report

Summertime! In the twenty two thousand one hundred and fifty five days between the first race at Laguna Seca Raceway and GGR’s next driver education event at the famed track, the population of Monterey County has grown by a factor of two and a half.  In that same period of[…]

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June 2018 Track Report

It’s Not the Cars, It’s the People We recently wrapped up another fun weekend at my favorite track, Buttonwillow Raceway.  Over 80 DE drivers (including 20 students) and 30 racers joined us for unbelievably not hot (mid-80’s) weather at a fun and challenging track.  (Your track chair particularly enjoys turn[…]

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Track Report: How Many Hands Do You Have?

First off – a reminder:  Buttonwillow DE and Club Race coming up May 19-20!  Register for the DE here, and if you’re a racer, register for the Club Race here:  http://register.pca.org. Now, grab a cup of coffee or tea.  This is going to be a long one… I don’t know[…]

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April 2018 Track News

Stewards of Enthusiasm At the Saturday morning instructors’ meeting at Thunderhill this past March 24 (that secret society assembly preceding the drivers’ meeting), there was an observable upbeat atmosphere.  Your co-Chief Driving Instructors Scott Kalkin and Brad Williams, with the over thirty instructors gathered, were going over last minute assignment[…]

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March 2017 Track Report

Hey, Coach! Your GGR track team just completed hosting its 2018 PCA National Instructor Training the weekend of February 10-11. Eighteen enthusiastic candidates were mentored by twenty-four seasoned and even more enthusiastic instructor mentors to not merely grow GGR’s instructor corps by training the many excellent candidates, but to also[…]

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