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I am interested a couple of the NASA events at Road Atlanta to help me prepare for possibly running the 2010 ARRC. However I noticed the track direction is CCW. Is this accurate? I have never seen anyone run the track backwards. If true, it obviously will not help me for the ARRC especially since I have never driven there.

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Clockwise. I don't know if I've ever seen anything at Road Atlanta go CCW.

Come out in March...sign up for the PDX on Sunday and drive your street car around the track. All you need is a helmet and I believe it's around $100.

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Bob, thanks.

I reviewed the NASA schedule again and the March event is clockwise, and the June and August events are listed as counter-clockwise.

I have a local race in March so I won't make that. Besides my street car is a F150. If I drive 7 hours to Atlanta it will be to run the SM.

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I'm 99.9999% sure that counter-clockwise designation is just a data entry error. The track is just not set up for CCW. I've run a lot of events there and there's never CCW (except for the drifters in 10a, 10b, back to 10a).

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Or folks turning around after spinning.

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Originally posted by Steve D.:
I'm 99.9999% sure that counter-clockwise designation is just a data entry error. The track is just not set up for CCW. I've run a lot of events there and there's never CCW (except for the drifters in 10a, 10b, back to 10a).

That's what I figured. It seems nerve wracking enough to come down the hill and through T12 onto the straight. I can't imagine coming down the hill and through turn one - I think the wall may be a little closer here?

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lee let me know when you are going i will go with.i have 100's of laps at road atlanta on 2 wheels and look forward to returning

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I do not think a miata could make it up that hill CCW [Smile]

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Chris, I am shooting for the mid-June event. Depending on how that goes, I may try for the ARRC.

Willie, I thought the same thing. [rolling on floor laughin]

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We did parts of laps CCW at Road Atlanta for fun when I worked at the Panoz Racing School and it was SKETCHY!!! Turn 1, 5 and 7 were totally insane. I wouldn't race RA CCW [Smile]

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Hey Eric, we need to get the Forza game to allow us to run the course backwards. [Smile]

FWIW, I contacted Jim Pantas about the issue and it was indeed in error and has been corrected on the registration screens.

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