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SCCA VANTAGE While this instance did make me
back my pace down for a couple
Member benefits POINT of laps, I learned from the incident
and was right back at it before the
end of the day.
The number and variety of special JEFF DAHNERT I’m sure the staff at Skip Barber
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able to experience a small glimpse of
Discounts what a racer experiences. I’m still
include $75 EVERYTHING WE DO IN LIFE has a balance of risks grinning about it a week later.
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As you may know, I do not come from a racing background. But I received word of Alan Burgess’
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through the kink and I was able to get there by the third day. However, that our sport has to offer. While
Receive a 10-percent discount during one of the laps, my concentration faltered, just for a second, and I we can never make racing, or any