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Thread: I made a very expensive mistake on the track last weekend :(

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    Lepton
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    I made a very expensive mistake on the track last weekend :(

    I drove 10 laps in a real NASCAR at Bondurant. Instant clutchless upshifting with the tight ratio gearbox was heavenly. I now desperately want a set of dog gears for the Atom: Dog Gear Set Only $4k + labor...

    Seriously though, an awesome experience and totally worth it. Honestly my Atom is probably about the same speed in acceleration (~350hp/1350lbs vs claimed 750hp/3400lbs), and it has a LOT more brake than the NASCAR, even though it was on "$45k of brakes" from AP and/or Brembo. The NASCAR was burly as hell and totally rewarded cowboy driving styles - super fun, super neutral, and super safe feeling.

    The instructor was a riot, reminded me of Tin Cup. Mr Swagger - "I only have one speed, [dramatic pause] and that's qualifying speed." Dude could wheel the hell out of the car. It was really interesting the way he used curbs to rotate the car.

    https://www.bondurant.com/courses/snt-experience

    If you're even in Phoenix, I'd say it's worth the $750 to give it a wag.

    Cheers,
    Jason
    2011 Ariel Atom Not Supercharged
    2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged

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    Neutrino MadMaxAtom's Avatar
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    I can't even imagine 200mph for 500 miles..with 43 other drivers going for the win.Love em or hate em,Nascar is a unique racing experience. What,no pictures?
    The power of an Atom is a terrible thing to waste! Atom owner/operator since 2007. The more you chase perfection,the faster it becomes. John Force for President! (I asked him once in person...he laughed)

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