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Gents, Anyone here interested in tracking their cars? Cayuga has open lap days (evenings are particularly good, less busy, cheaper, unlimited lapping and no car restrictions) that's about an hour's

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Gents,

Anyone here interested in tracking their cars?

Cayuga has open lap days (evenings are particularly good, less busy, cheaper, unlimited lapping and no car restrictions) that's about an hour's drive west of the GTA. It looks like like have a few lapping days setup for the upcoming weekends.



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Gents,

Anyone here interested in tracking their cars?

Cayuga has open lap days (evenings are particularly good, less busy, cheaper, unlimited lapping and no car restrictions) that's about an hour's drive west of the GTA. It looks like like have a few lapping days setup for the upcoming weekends.
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I don't much care for Cayuga open lapping, though. It's just my preference, but I've seen a few things and heard of lots of concerns from others (who still go there, so what do I know if they are legit or not).

Grand Bend has 5 open lapping Wednesday evenings left this year - August 28 and Sept 4, 11, 18 and 25. Then Sunday Oct 13. Wednesdays are 5PM 'till dusk for $70.80 in advance and Saturday 9am - 5pm for $141.60.

Grand Bend Raceway | Grand Bend Motorplex

I promote Grand Bend (although I understand that it's a long drive from the GTA) because it is a fun track with very little to hit if you go off, it has typically small run groups (mostly around 20-25 cars split over 2 or 3 run groups (seldom more, often fewer cars), GREAT marshals who actually watch the track and care (and don't put up with crap on their track), and even EMS. Oh, and it is a really supportive, fun, close knit community of guys (and the occasional gal) who are regulars. Generous with their help and knowledge if you ask, or they'll leave you alone if you'd rather.

They do require a helmet, but have some available for rent if you aren't sure you want to make the investment for your own just yet (and if you don't mind using a helmet that somebody else has worn).

If you show up, say hi to the guy in the 4C coupe. That's probably me! ;-)

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For anyone who is thinking about trying the track for the first time, Grand Bend has laid it out in simple terms in a small 2-page blurb about what happens, HERE

It's an amazing experience, to drive your car to the max without worrying about pedestrians or traffic, on a track with plenty of challenges designed into its layout. More mentally taxing than you might believe, and very satisfying. Also, quite safe thanks to the simple rules related to passing and flagging. Probably safer than you are on the street, for the most part.
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Sounds fun. Wish I had a beater car, would then designate the Z as my track car. Have to upgrade brakes rotors, pads and get some tougher fluids in. Maybe next year though!
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