July 4th weekend double trackday and BBQ

I’m hosting a double track day and BBQ party on July 4th weekend.

Sunday July 3rd

It all starts with a casual trackday at Pineview Run. I will update this page when I get the discount code, but you should be on track for $149! This is not an easy track to get onto, as you need a member to sponsor you for the day. I’m your sponsor for July 3rd.

If you’re traveling from out of town, Pineview has two houses for rent, one that sleeps six and the other sleeps ten! You can also camp at the track for a nominal fee. Contact Pineview for more info.

  • Pineview does things differently, and takes safety very seriously. Everyone will need a Raceiver or similar one-way radio. You can use this with earbuds or plug it in the Aux jack in your car’s stereo system. These are available for rent.
  • If you’ve never been to Pineview, you’ll need to do the online Track Safety class and fill out all of the forms on this page. Please do this ahead of time, as doing this on site will seriously decrease the amount of track time. I highly suggest reading my track guide so you can get up to speed quickly and find gas stations with 93. You can read this with Kindle Unlimited for free, and there’s a digital-only copy on Amazon as well.
  • For people who have been to Pineview before, you must fill out the annual waiver, Covid policy, and tech sheet. All of this is on the same page.
  • If you want to go into the passing groups, you will probably need to do a checkout ride. Yep, even if you have a racing license.

Monday July 4th

I’m co-hosting a big BBQ party up the street from me in Ithaca for a new brewery, Drowned Sailor. There will be lots of free food and beer, and large yard for large yard games.

The theme is mondo yard games and so we’ll be playing croquet with bowling balls and sledgehammers, frisbee with garbage can lids, cornhole with pillows, and darts with spears! There will also be a Viking triathlon: swimming, running, and bicycling with beer in between. I don’t believe there will be any hand to hand combat, so no trips to Valhalla I’m afraid.

Tuesday July 5th

Track day at NYST. I’ve posted about this before, $195 for a ton of track time, food included.

Travel and camping

If you’re coming in from out of town and need a place to stay, I’m in Ithaca NY about 50 miles south of Pineview, and 100 miles from NYST. Not exactly close to either, but if you need a free place to crash, I have 6 spare beds in the house, 3 beds in my RV, and a large yard for camping.

We will be camping out at NYST on Monday night, so don’t get too sloshed at the BBQ or you’ll have to meet us in the morning.

If you need more info or want to chat about this, call or text: 415-two.six.nine-3246 – Mario

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