BURKE ENTRY 2015

Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby drummingpariah » Thu May 28, 2015 4:03 pm

I know that at some events, we've done a rookie run early in the morning. I don't know who will be running it though, or how excited they'll be to start that to make it back down for driver's meeting by 7:30(ish).
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Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby sdwarf36 » Thu May 28, 2015 6:16 pm

I'll be doing rookies. Preferably by 6:30 pm Fri-sometimes theres more than one group. If needed I'll do a run Sat morning. Also depends on if there is total newbies-or people that have run hills before.
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Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby drummingpariah » Thu May 28, 2015 6:42 pm

I can say that I found it to be relatively easy to drive by sight (at least in my low-powered Miata); There aren't too many surprise corners on Burke. Of all the hills, I'd say Burke and Okemo are the ones that require a rookie the least.
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Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby DaveEstey » Fri May 29, 2015 10:09 am

I'll do my best to be there for 6:30.
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Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby RacingFrog » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:49 pm

drummingpariah wrote:I can say that I found it to be relatively easy to drive by sight (at least in my low-powered Miata); There aren't too many surprise corners on Burke. Of all the hills, I'd say Burke and Okemo are the ones that require a rookie the least.


While I agree with you for Okemo I completely disagree with you for Burke. Burke has a lot of blind corners and treacherous crests, rookie orientation very recommended.
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Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby drummingpariah » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:53 pm

RacingFrog wrote:
drummingpariah wrote:I can say that I found it to be relatively easy to drive by sight (at least in my low-powered Miata); There aren't too many surprise corners on Burke. Of all the hills, I'd say Burke and Okemo are the ones that require a rookie the least.


While I agree with you for Okemo I completely disagree with you for Burke. Burke has a lot of blind corners and treacherous crests, rookie orientation very recommended.
Or run in group 2 and hop with someone in group 1 for the fam run.


It's entirely possible that I just wasn't going fast enough for them to be noteworthy factors.
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Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby 3rdgendennis » Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:03 pm

drummingpariah wrote:
RacingFrog wrote:
drummingpariah wrote:I can say that I found it to be relatively easy to drive by sight (at least in my low-powered Miata); There aren't too many surprise corners on Burke. Of all the hills, I'd say Burke and Okemo are the ones that require a rookie the least.


While I agree with you for Okemo I completely disagree with you for Burke. Burke has a lot of blind corners and treacherous crests, rookie orientation very recommended.
Or run in group 2 and hop with someone in group 1 for the fam run.


It's entirely possible that I just wasn't going fast enough for them to be noteworthy factors.


Most likely this. I dropped 10 seconds last year from my previous attempt at burke, and some corners certainly came up more quickly than I remembered. But being so steep, it is easy to slow down a bit quicker at Burke, especially with a light car, so it is a bit more forgiving when you forget where you are on the hill. It is definitely easier to learn than Ascutney (though I went up and down Burke more times before I could race than I probably ever will so I may have a skewed perspective).
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Re: BURKE ENTRY 2015

Postby sdwarf36 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:46 pm

drummingpariah wrote:I can say that I found it to be relatively easy to drive by sight (at least in my low-powered Miata); There aren't too many surprise corners on Burke. Of all the hills, I'd say Burke and Okemo are the ones that require a rookie the least.


Lime Rock only has 6 turns-and all have a clean line of sight. And they don't let you out there without some instruction-fast or slow car.
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