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  • SpeedVentures at Horse Thief Mile

    Has anyone had track experience with SpeedVentures (good or bad)?

    They are doing a track weekend at the new Horse Thief Mile track at Willow Springs the first weekend of November. The track layout looks interesting with huge elevation changes. I was under the impression it was just a motorcycle track, but I guess not. Here is a link for details:

    https://speedventures.com/11-4-2006_event.asp

    Stan

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    One of my colleagues went for the speedventure track days a few times and was quite happy. Seems to be a reasonable outfit.

    I heard the Horsethief Mile is very tight and has a few places to go off the cliff and do major damage to you car (or yourself) but that is just hearsay.

    Gert

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    • #3
      Here is an aerial view of the various tracks at Willow Springs. Horsethief mile is the E shaped track above the Streets. Can't judge elevation, but you can see the track when it was being built in the hills behind our cars on our title page photo. Might be fun to go just to watch!



      Stan

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      • #4
        Maybe of limited help but here is a 3D projection (elevation exaggerated times 2)
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        • #5
          The rumor is that this track is rarely used by cars because the very steep sections eat brakes at a prodigious rate. Also the downhill segments produce insane speeds/dangerous situations that open up liability issues. Brake failure or fade could be really nasty.

          Bikes seem to use the course sporadically.

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          • #6
            Well, I'll skip this one, but I may go out and be a spectator. I trust myself not to overdrive the car, but I would hate to be taken out by a Corvette that overcooked a corner. My daughter has her learner's permit and needs the time behind the wheel, so a trip to Rosamond would be a good half day drive for her. May not be any less risky though than driving on the track!

            Stan

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