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LuxInterior
LuxInterior Reader
1/31/16 2:49 p.m.

Two part question:

1: What are your 'bucket list' road courses? Why?

2: What track have you most enjoyed driving? Why?

GO!


Bucket List Track: Laguna Seca:

Why: fast, technical, elevation changes. It's reputation as an important track

Favorite Track: Sonoma

Why: Technical, elevation changes, blind corners, Location. Exciting: only time time I drove it was with ~170 other cars on track with Lemons 2 years ago.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler UltraDork
1/31/16 3:38 p.m.

Laguna Seca, for the same reasons you gave.
Road America, long, beautiful scenery, history.
Mid-Ohio, first race I saw in person was there, home of the Runoffs for years, Indycars race there.
Lime Rock, one of the great old American road courses.
Watkins Glen, can't beat the history, from F1 to NASCAR.

oldtin
oldtin UberDork
1/31/16 4:12 p.m.

Nurburgring - because Nurburgring
Spa - Eau Rouge
Silverstone - for the history
La Sarthe
and I'll echo Watkins Glen and Laguna Seca
also add Road Atlanta
I've driven Road America many times...

KyAllroad
KyAllroad SuperDork
1/31/16 4:35 p.m.

My favorites from Real Racing 3 are LeMans, Mt Panorama, and Spa.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe UltraDork
1/31/16 5:28 p.m.

Bucket list as in I have not done it. This is the white whale for me.

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
1/31/16 5:32 p.m.

Palmer Spa Bathurst TWS

Favorites driven Road America The Glen Limerock Road Atlanta

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
1/31/16 5:36 p.m.

Laguna Seca, Sonoma, VIR, Mid-Ohio

I really liked Road America and want to to back to Watkins Glen.

Too bad I'll never see Riverside....

Klayfish
Klayfish UltraDork
1/31/16 5:54 p.m.

Sticking to tracks here in the US

Bucket list: Sonoma (I plan to run there this year), Watkins Glen, VIR, Road America. Lots of reasons why, most already outlined.

Favorites I've run: Summit Point - fun old track, the carousel is awesome. New Hamphsire Motorspeedway, fun elevation changes. Road Atlanta - fast, fast, fast. Well, I guess it would be if I had been in a fast car...

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/31/16 6:20 p.m.

I have a lot of tracks I'd love to try. But I could die happy if I got to run a full day at Sears Point. It's just got such an amazing rhythm and flow to it. Plus all those elevation changes.

Karacticus
Karacticus HalfDork
1/31/16 6:27 p.m.

Bucket list would be Laguna Seca.

Favorite is Grattan, because of just how silly tight and technical it is. Probably Mid-Ohio after that, and while Road America isn't really technical (long, fast drives between corners), there's just something really special about working your way from the carousel, on through the kink, Canada Corner, and then up the hill.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
1/31/16 7:04 p.m.

Current or can we name tracks that are gone?

former520
former520 Reader
1/31/16 7:21 p.m.

WRC Monte Carlo. Towns, mountains, bays, sunshine, snow all in the same day and often on the same tires.

Scottah
Scottah Dork
1/31/16 7:22 p.m.

Pffft. My bucket list involves actually going to a road course.

imgon
imgon Reader
1/31/16 7:49 p.m.

Laguna Seca is on my bucket list, first for the track history and second it is on the opposite coast. Hope to go to VIR as well, little more likely i will make it there before Laguna. Favorite is The Glen, it has a great rythmn, elevation changes and in a cool area to visit.

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr SuperDork
1/31/16 8:05 p.m.

Bucket list: mid Ohio, Laguna, road america.... All being driven this year.

Already did: limerock, vir, Watkins glen, barber....etc.

Favorite is high plains raceway. Fast corners technical corners crazy elevation change!

vwcorvette
vwcorvette Dork
1/31/16 9:20 p.m.

Bucket: Laguna Seca, because Corkscrew.

Fave: Mont Tremblant, because bridge turn.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA Dork
1/31/16 9:48 p.m.

Bucket: Laguna, Bathurst, the Ring Favs so far: Lime Rock for short track, Sebring and Road Atlanta for big

seyhan3535
seyhan3535 New Reader
1/31/16 9:52 p.m.
Scottah wrote: Pffft. My bucket list involves actually going to a road course.

THIS guy. Is right on the money D:

Although I have family up in germany, when I go to visit next time a 4 hour road trip to the RING is on my bucket list. I don't CARE if I have to steal a car to get it done.

LuxInterior
LuxInterior Reader
2/1/16 12:13 a.m.
dean1484 wrote: Current or can we name tracks that are gone?

I suppose you can name whatever you want, but bucket lists that require time travel seem like setting yourself up for fail.

LuxInterior
LuxInterior Reader
2/1/16 12:19 a.m.
wvumtnbkr wrote: Favorite is high plains raceway. Fast corners technical corners crazy elevation change!

High Plains is my home track! It is pretty awesome. If you love HPR, you have to drive Sonoma. It's HPR sprinkled with magic dust. Bigger elevation changes, turn at crest of a hill, so car gets light, even blinder corners. Oh and sheep. Hundreds of sheep. Don't ask.

captdownshift
captdownshift UltraDork
2/1/16 6:29 a.m.

I think more people need to check out Palmer as well. I know it's new, but man they nailed it. It's a beautiful flowing ribbon of pavement though a mountainous hillside with exceptional flow.

92dxman
92dxman SuperDork
2/1/16 3:26 p.m.

Nurburgring for me..

LuxInterior
LuxInterior HalfDork
2/1/16 5:41 p.m.
captdownshift wrote: I think more people need to check out Palmer as well. I know it's new, but man they nailed it. It's a beautiful flowing ribbon of pavement though a mountainous hillside with exceptional flow.

Based on nothing more than watching videos, I like the track design. But, not so much the general lack of run-off. I know, pretty standard for east coast tracks. Colorado has spoiled me.

wbjones
wbjones MegaDork
2/1/16 5:55 p.m.

for me, my bucket list would pretty much only include tracks I could actually get to ... i.e. in this country ( I'm not likely to fly anywhere in the future ) and most of them are east coast tracks

Watkins Glen, COTA, Indy Roval, Daytona Roval, Sonoma, Laguna Seca, (those are my west coast tracks ... not familiar enough with any more to be jonesing about them), Road America, RRR/Barber (more local and I haven't run them yet)

that's it for now ... I'm sure I'll add more later as they come to mind

already another comes to mind (thanks tomtomgt356)... Atlanta MotorSports Park

tomtomgt356
tomtomgt356 New Reader
2/1/16 5:55 p.m.

Bucket: Laguna Seca, but I'm on the wrong coast.

Favorite: Tie between Atlanta Motorsports Park and Barber.

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