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    Just picked up SRA0051

    I just purchased a Spec Race Atom and picked it up yesterday. I was able to take it for a short drive down a private road and WOW what a rush. I can't wait to get it on track and get familiar with it's handling characteristics. I will be using this forum a lot to gain valuable information on the setup and modifications for the car.

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    Nice to get that air under the eyelids eh?

    I'm thinking of buying a fancier/tighter full face helmet. At the track my contacts were drying up!

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    I watched that auction, very exciting!! Unfortunately, it was above my limit.

    Enjoy!!

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    I also watched that auction, you got a heck of a deal. Congrats.

    I purchased my Atom SRA0021 in February and this is my first track season in it. Very different than anything I have ever driven. I am lucky as I have a guy I run with who has SRA0052 and has helped me alot. My home track is Pittsburgh International Race Complex. You should consider a road trip to Pitt Race, perfect AA track with tight turns and steep elevation changes. If you do Chin Track Days in September, Jack Beachum is there and he took 2nd in One Lap in his Atom. Was really helpful for me as well. I have been wrestling with alot of things your probably going to have to deal with, feel free to reach out to me john@rattenni.com

    PS: one really cool thing about the SRA, is you don't have to do anything. I run with guys in GT3, Z06, GTR etc..................always having to f%$k with their cars to keep them on track. Broken rotars, fried brakes, overheating, tires blah blah blah. My car you just go, brakes are barely worked, tires will heat cycle out before they wear out. Honda motor just keeps screaming, check oil/torque lugs.............done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9and3 View Post

    PS: one really cool thing about the SRA, is you don't have to do anything. I run with guys in GT3, Z06, GTR etc..................always having to f%$k with their cars to keep them on track. Broken rotars, fried brakes, overheating, tires blah blah blah. My car you just go, brakes are barely worked, tires will heat cycle out before they wear out. Honda motor just keeps screaming, check oil/torque lugs.............done.
    ^Exactly! More importantly the Atom is much more fun than production cars, even exotics.

    However, you have to be a good driver. Even an idiot can drive the C7 Z06 fast.

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    I have been racing with NASA Northeast and NASA Mid-Atlantic for the past 9 years. They had a cross over event with NASA GL at Pitt but I was out of town. The only thing I heard from the guys that raced that weekend was "When are we going back." EVERYONE loved PITT. I ran with Chin down at Road Atlanta and love the way they run their events. I have looked into more local events but nothing matches my schedule. I will be running the Atom at Lime Rock at the end of August and am very excited to truly get the full experience on track. If I get the chance to come out to PITT for an event I will let you know.

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    Glad you guys enjoyed the auction. There were three specific times I told myself "This is my last bid." Glad I didn't stop when I told myself to. The seller is a great guy and he only lives about an hour and a half from me. He has a beautiful 90's NSX, a couple of Spec Miatas and a boosted FRS.

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