Go Back   Salish Sea MINI Motoring Club > Salish Sea MINI > SSMINI Happenings > Track Talk

Track Talk The place to discuss spirited driving on and off the track including autocross, driving schools and high performance driving events, techniques, and related questions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-15-2011, 11:37 AM
Kristin's Avatar
Kristin Kristin is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roy, Washington
Posts: 1,164
Garage
The Ridge Motorsports Park

If you haven't heard about this and you have any interest in watching or participating in any racetrack activities, you need to check it out. I've been watching the project evolve on-line for about 6 months and it's looking better and better. Rich and I were out there yesterday and they appear to be very close to paving the drag strip. If I've done it right, I've included a link to my pictures as well as one to The Ridge Motorsports Park homepage. For those of us in the south sound, it's only 10 minutes past Little Creek Casino.

http://www.ridgemotorsportspark.com/

https://picasaweb.google.com/Kristin...JA&feat=email#

Since Rich and I soon won't have to fight over who gets to drive the car, we're really looking forward to getting out there in the spring. Hopefully some of you will be able to join us.
__________________
Kristin

2012 Boss 302
2012 Shelby GT500
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2011, 07:11 PM
bentrydr bentrydr is offline
SSMINI Founder
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Lacey, WA
Posts: 966
I too have been watching this motor sports arena grow. I have been out there several times and they are moving right along. The good part is that they have the community support and lots of car clubs are biting at the bit for it to open so they can use it. It would be a wonderful place to have an event such as Shasta MINIs held at Thunderhill this past Feb. We do not have many track rats in SSMINI but I would like to know how those we have feel about this opportunity and any ideas they might have. I am not that interested in tracking myself but I love to watch MINIs, old and new on the track having fun.
__________________
Happy Motoring!
2012 Countryman S
2013 Roadster S (Faux JCW)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-15-2011, 07:17 PM
phydeaux's Avatar
phydeaux phydeaux is offline
SSMINI Member | Treasurer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Maple Valley, WA
Posts: 1,301
Garage
Hmmm, very interesting. I'm not much of a track rat, but it is kinda fun to get out there and go.
__________________


2005 DS/B MCS Phydeaux <--> WA Plate - "2AAREQD" (gone)
2012 RG/B MCs Countryman All4 <--> WA Plate - "RLRCSTR" (gone)
2015 DB/B F56s <--> WA Plate "RLRCSTR"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Kristin's Avatar
Kristin Kristin is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roy, Washington
Posts: 1,164
Garage
The instruction you'll get in even one high performance driving class will improve your skills as a driver even if you only do it once. Lots of opportunities to participate as turn workers, etc if you like to come and watch. This looks to be a first class operation and I'm glad it's coming together.
__________________
Kristin

2012 Boss 302
2012 Shelby GT500
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-16-2011, 05:06 AM
SMOG's Avatar
SMOG SMOG is offline
SSMINI Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Port Orchard
Posts: 620
Garage
I too have been watching this develop and I think it is great!

Bremerton tried to build a track and political infighting and the NIMBY folks killed it. Now that Shelton is really doing it Bremertom want to build a track again. I will go to Shelton...
__________________
I wish MINI had a dealership as close to us as the Mazada, VW, Subaru and Honda provide.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-16-2011, 05:51 AM
DneprDave's Avatar
DneprDave DneprDave is offline
SSMINI Member | Vice President
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 155
Garage
Wasn't the Bremerton track going to be a NASCAR track and not a road race course?

I think people were more concerned with increased traffic, on race days, with an unimproved Highway 3 than they were about the track itself.

Dave
__________________
2010 MINI Cooper Clubman S, Chili Red/black, Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-16-2011, 06:20 AM
SMOG's Avatar
SMOG SMOG is offline
SSMINI Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Port Orchard
Posts: 620
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by DneprDave View Post
Wasn't the Bremerton track going to be a NASCAR track and not a road race course?

I think people were more concerned with increased traffic, on race days, with an unimproved Highway 3 than they were about the track itself.

Dave
Dave:

The Bremerton had the emphasis on NASCAR initially with a drag strip as a bonus. As that was meeting resistance they added a road course option and it still went into the tank. Their entire plan was not well researched by the Port of Bremerton and the track committee.

There was traffic concern but the highway needs rebuilding anyway because of the Port of Bremerton's expansion plans. The Port is talking about getting Boeing to put a facility in that same area and then the road would really have to be fixed!

If they had realized that the road course was more of an all weather race course and they could race motorcycles on the same track I think it might have passed.

Stephen
__________________
I wish MINI had a dealership as close to us as the Mazada, VW, Subaru and Honda provide.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-16-2011, 06:29 AM
hip check's Avatar
hip check hip check is offline
SSMINI Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Covington
Posts: 393
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristin View Post
Since Rich and I soon won't have to fight over who gets to drive the car......
Oh Kristin, what does this comment mean?
__________________
Mitch & Teri
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-16-2011, 07:23 AM
Kristin's Avatar
Kristin Kristin is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roy, Washington
Posts: 1,164
Garage
The MINI will soon be joined by the Boss 302 we ordered last December. Now we'll just have to flip for who drives which car.
__________________
Kristin

2012 Boss 302
2012 Shelby GT500
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-16-2011, 11:49 AM
MINI-Rolls's Avatar
MINI-Rolls MINI-Rolls is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olympia
Posts: 126
Garage
I will have the issue of deciding which one I will use......I would really like it if they did a membership thing.
__________________


Dave
GOMINIGO - www.gominigo.com
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-16-2011, 12:21 PM
Kristin's Avatar
Kristin Kristin is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roy, Washington
Posts: 1,164
Garage
If the track turns out to be "as advertised", we're going to need a bigger trailer.
__________________
Kristin

2012 Boss 302
2012 Shelby GT500
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-16-2011, 01:27 PM
MINI-Rolls's Avatar
MINI-Rolls MINI-Rolls is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olympia
Posts: 126
Garage
Bigger trailer means a new truck also, not sure on that one.
__________________


Dave
GOMINIGO - www.gominigo.com
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Kristin's Avatar
Kristin Kristin is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roy, Washington
Posts: 1,164
Garage
The Dually can pull a gooseneck with 3 cars in it. I already checked with Rich.
__________________
Kristin

2012 Boss 302
2012 Shelby GT500
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-16-2011, 01:36 PM
MINI-Rolls's Avatar
MINI-Rolls MINI-Rolls is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Olympia
Posts: 126
Garage
How about 4 car trailer dual height
__________________


Dave
GOMINIGO - www.gominigo.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-16-2011, 01:46 PM
Kristin's Avatar
Kristin Kristin is offline
SSMINI Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roy, Washington
Posts: 1,164
Garage
You know how Rich loves truck and trailer stuff - I'm sure we can accommodate that.
__________________
Kristin

2012 Boss 302
2012 Shelby GT500
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ridge Motorsports Track Chili-S SSMINI Happenings 9 04-02-2012 09:03 AM
Bacon Run and Ridge Motorsports Park Tour Kristin Feedback 19 11-16-2011 10:57 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
Salish Sea MINI Motoring Club 2010 - 2016