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Ethomas

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Hello everyone,
My name is Eric Thomas I have been racing SM with Calclub for a few years now, but have little seat time due to funds and major life changes. My wife and I share 1 car, I run SM she runs STL. So we do the fire drill at tech to swap car for kid so the other can race lol. I just took my new 99 that i built by myself in my garage over the last year to the wsir majors this past weekend. Unfortunately we both ran qualifying but then the motor seized on the formation lap. It was a 170k street motor that i had hoped would last a little while longer. The upside is I ran 1.5seconds faster than I had ever run there before. Which I was impressed with since I felt very hesitant because it was the first time out of the garage. I will definitely have questions and will try to put them in the right forums. Thank you all for the info I have already found searching this forum!
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Johnny D

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Welcome Eric

 

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Danny Steyn

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Welcome to the madness Eric. You will find the lurkers in here very helpful so dont hesitate to ask if you need help


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Steve Scheifler

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Welcome to the madness Eric. You will find the lurkers in here very helpful so dont hesitate to ask if you need help


Yep, for sure it’s the lurkers who are the most helpful, but we could use a few more of them. ;)
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Ron Alan

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I can hook you up with a very good SM driver in Vegas if you want some coaching! PM is best!

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Danica Davison

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Pro Tip #1: Don't listen to anything that Jim Drago guy says.  Yes, he may be a 2x National Champ ... and Yes, this may be his website ... but that doesn't mean you should listen to him :) . He is "old" and out of touch.  He wears white New Balance Dad shoes (NOT EVEN THE NIKE ONES), and guys like that just can't be trusted. 

 

Pro Tip #2: Take everything I say 100% seriously. There is truth behind every joke (Yes, I make some good ones. People say I am funny. Mostly me. But I am a people too.).

 

Pro Tip #3: Pick on Danny Steyn. He secretly likes it.  It fuels him like Diet Dew.  John Carter and I are the only reason he started winning races again because he wanted to shut us up so bad. We basically were giving back to the elderly, and I love giving back to the community, just warms my heart.


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Johnny D

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2011 NASA Western Endurance Racing Championship E3 Champ
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EThomas, welcome.

You will find what you need here.

also your instincts are right, anyone with the name "Danica" giving advise, should be taken cautiously. :)


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Tom Hampton

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Especially advice labeled "pro tip".
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William Keeling

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everyone here is full of it :)


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Danica Davison

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EThomas, welcome.
You will find what you need here.
also your instincts are right, anyone with the name "Danica" giving advise, should be taken cautiously. :)

 

Potatoes gonna potate!


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Series Champ - Won a points based series in a Spec Miata Chatterbox - Blah blah blah... Blah blah blah Instigator - Made a topic or post that inspired other We have a Winnah! - Won their 1st race... Congratulations! Bona fide - A bonafide Spec Miata driver

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Ethomas

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Thank you all for the warm welcome. I have definetely noticed the common characters. I'll try and remember to bring my wit.

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I'll try and remember to bring my wit.


You would be the first person to do so.
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