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    Taking my STI to the track

    The Porsche Club of America (PCA) is renting out High Plains raceway the weekend of Oct 15/16, and I decided to take the STI instead of my Porsche. I had the tech inspection done today and with 9500 miles on the car, the front brake pads are already badly worn.

    I know I drive my cars pretty hard, but the pads had just enough left on them that the inspection place barely passed me.

    Right behind me in line was a 2008 GT2 that the guy tracks a lot, and next in line was a GT3.

    The really funny part? The guy with the GT2 was probably 55 or so, and guess what else he drives? A tuned 2004 STi with a 20g, 850 injectors, Walbro fuel pump, and custom tune. He said he only has a CBE on it, which I thought was pretty strange. The guy with the GT3 is currently looking to buy an STI. There were about 15 guys just hanging around the shop talking cars, and there were a few more of them that owned STIs too. They were mostly around 45-55 years old and had them tuned to varying degrees.

    I've also been searching for months for my extra key/keyless entry fob. They were looking under the hood and guess what? The extra keys were stuck between the intake pipe and a plastic trim piece on the front grill. Who knows how long they were there for? I'm amazed they never fell out on the road somewhere!

    My STI will be at stage 1 by then so I can really have some fun with it!!! I was thinking of bringing my Porsche too. Anybody want to come along? I'm allowed to bring a guest, but it'll cost you $125. For that price you get to drive on the track for 2-3 sessions during the day. They divide up the cars/drivers by experience into 5 groups.
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    Sound like a lot of fun. It's also nice to see diversity in the WRX/STI owners. Rotate the Subaru powertrain 180 degrees and you end up with a Porsche powertrain lol (well not totally, but you understand what I'm talking about).
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    Stock pads? I went though over 1/2 my stock sti pads in one track day; maybe that's why they said you had just enough to pass their tech?

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    Have fun, Scott!

    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones
    Anybody want to come along? I'm allowed to bring a guest, but it'll cost you $125. For that price you get to drive on the track for 2-3 sessions during the day. They divide up the cars/drivers by experience into 5 groups.
    If I was in CO, I'd totally take you up on that. $125 for a track day is a steal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    The really funny part? The guy with the GT2 was probably 55 or so, and guess what else he drives? A tuned 2004 STi . . . The guy with the GT3 is currently looking to buy an STI.
    Doesn't surprise me at all. A 911 and an STi both scratch the same itch in their own way. I think they complement one another quite well.
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