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Datsuns Triumph at Mid Ohio in 2012


TomoHawk

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I was checking the MidOhio racing schedule to see the dates for the vintage weekend, and I read that one of the races for that weekend was called the 2Bad Challenge. Apparently, last year the Datsuns beat the BMWs and Alfas. :) I was not able to find any details and was wondering if anyone knows what happened there. This year, the BMWs and alfas want to take the 2Bad award back:

The 2BAD Challenge (BMW, Alfa, Datsun) returns for a second year as the Bimmer and Alfa Romeo drivers seek revenge for their 2012 defeat.

It looks like you would want to get tickets for this year's event, if you like the SVRA stuff. :)

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Higuys,

I made it down in (2009?) for the Datsun event you guys worked out. The infield parking was cool, the burgers were good, and having the whole place "to yourself" on Friday was even cooler :)

I don't suppose there is a place locally, or just in Mansfield, where we could get a bunch of people together and book some rooms? It sure beats driving 90 minutes every day both ways.

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I didn't think you could get up to 100 on the way up to the keyhole :) That's pretty good for the sedans- the bigger cars like Camaros don't seem to be going that fast on the long straight. the best I ever did in my Z was about 65 on the long straight, but that was on a parade lap, so you were kinda limited for room, and it was in an unrestored car.

Thanks for the videos Bill.:)

fred- Yeah, the chicane puts a little damper on outright speed, but also gives you stuff to do besides stare straight ahead.

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I believe many of the teams will go to Columbus, with the higher-budget teams/drivers staying at high-end hotels downtown. Mostly because there just aren't enough hotels near the track. Nice videos BlackGoldMan. Very cool. The fastest I could ever do was about 110 MPH down the back straight a Mid-Ohio School Acura TSX.

Photos from last year:

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Does anyone have the final results from the 2012 event?

BTW- The 2BAD Challenge is for BMW, Alfa, and Datsun only, so that ought to be MUCH better to watch than all the usual Camaros, Mustangs, and Corvettes.

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  • 3 months later...

I was looking at the schedule, and I noticed an entry called Bmw/Alfa/Datsun race, which is why it's called the BAD Challenge. Neat, huh?

I'm going down Friday morning and be there about 8am. I'll see whoever is there.

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Eric Pickering 510
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This past Friday evening I stayed in a tent at Mid Ohio , a bit of a beer party till the sheriff drive through at 1030 then all was quiet
as they park at the gate all night.
All I was missing was a cup of coffee, but at 6am in the woods at turn 10 a mini pulled up and made me a cup with French press. Edited by black gold man
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Joined the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Cub in 1963. The track came later, but it was the first road course I ever drove on. Had a 1959 Corvette then - aka "the plastic pig". Great group of people... Monthly meetings at the German Club of Mansfield's Beer Hall.

Carl B.

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The name does sound familar - Robby I think.. The Club had a fairly large and very active membership. Around 1967 I joined the "Classic Thunderbird Club" in Columbus, Ohio. Another great group of people, but far more reserved. LOL

My Ashland High School 50th Class Reunion is this Fall - if I make it back there - it would be the first time since the late 60's.

How time flies..

Carl B.

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It would really be something if we could get "everybody" to MidOhio this year. Actually, 2010 was the year when they had Datsun as the featured marque, but having the BAD challenge is kinda special too. Maybe John Morton will be there; I didn't have a good autograph book in 2010.

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