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    Atom Newbie

    I just bought the Atom 3 previously owned by Fox Motorsports. I am pumped about getting it on my local track, Texas World Speedway, ASAP. I will be taking it to Barber when I can get my skills developed. I have a go kart racing background, as a kid, and then on to cars and finally, motorcycles. This has been a dream acquisition for me for the past 5 years, so now, I can finally feel what driving this car is all about!AXE

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    welcome, congrats on the purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axecent View Post
    I just bought the Atom 3 previously owned by Fox Motorsports. I am pumped about getting it on my local track, Texas World Speedway, ASAP. I will be taking it to Barber when I can get my skills developed. I have a go kart racing background, as a kid, and then on to cars and finally, motorcycles. This has been a dream acquisition for me for the past 5 years, so now, I can finally feel what driving this car is all about!AXE
    Dude- I'm bringing mine to Barber next weekend... And my first track event w my Atom. You should join! There is still space left!

    Congrats on the purchase!

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    Welcome and glad to see some more track people.

    TWS is a pretty decent track, I grew up there when it was being built and finally got to go back and run on it. It's starting to show it's age and is rough in some spots.

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    We require a full after track report.
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    I have probably a thousand laps on TWS from years of motorcycle racing and track days. Drove my wife's M3 for a NARRA licensing event/Viper day about 2 years ago and learned that car's lines out there(different from my motorcycle lines). I have no experience in Porsche/rear engined autos, and am 3 weeks away from Ariel delivery, so I need to start where I know the track (CCW) and concentrate on learning this car's characteristics. Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll keep posting up the Atom events as they occur!AXE

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    Some Pics from seller


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    Ohhh.. OK. You bought the one that I referred to as the "Almost all carbon fiber" mobile.

    Congrats!

    Atom hint #1 - Cold tires suck worse than what you're probably used to. Warm them up first!

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    CONGRATULATIONS. Barber is a great track and the Atom would be a hoot there. Usually I run the radical there. Very technical track.car looks great!ben

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    Congrats on your acquisition! Lots of CF, got to like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckertb View Post
    CONGRATULATIONS. Barber is a great track and the Atom would be a hoot there. Usually I run the radical there. Very technical track.car looks great!ben
    I've done two track weekends at Barber on a Street bike - 675cc Triumph Street Triple R. Did OK getting my chops back from major injuries sustained 2 years earlier, so taking it easy.....turned some 1:59 lap times. Good enough to not get run over by the fast guys. The Atom should be made for Barber.

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