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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:01 am 
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Hi All, I'm planning my third DE, but it will be my first at CMP, on April 30. Have done two at RA and had a blast.

I'm looking for any advice for CMP. How is the paddock? Which hotel is best, and how far is it from the track.

Will bring my DD 2004 Infiniti G35, with relatively new rotors, HP+ pads and fresh ATE 200. These held up well at RA. Is CMP tough on brakes? I'll need to drive it home to Atlanta.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:59 am 
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MikeAtl wrote:
Hi All, I'm planning my third DE, but it will be my first at CMP, on April 30. Have done two at RA and had a blast.

I'm looking for any advice for CMP. How is the paddock? Which hotel is best, and how far is it from the track.

Will bring my DD 2004 Infiniti G35, with relatively new rotors, HP+ pads and fresh ATE 200. These held up well at RA. Is CMP tough on brakes? I'll need to drive it home to Atlanta.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Mike

Paddock is all grass. If possible, rent a garage as they are worth it. For hotel, I would stay at the Executive Inn in Kershaw as it is about 4 miles from the track. It is not the most luxurious but is convenient. Ask for the NASA rate.

CMP is very sandy and is tougher on brakes and tires than Road Atlanta. I can't tell you how tough because both times I have been there I have had motor problems (including the first lap last time :evil: ). It is a fun track though and you will enjoy it.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:01 am 
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def bring extra brakes for CMP, even if its street stuff so you can drive the car home on that.

There are a few little bit nicer hotels in Camden that alot of people use as well, longer drive to the track though. To me it was worth it to not stay in the Executioner, but YMMV.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:21 am 
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CMP eats brakes :cry:

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CMP -- three 90* turns connected by a three drag races and two drift contests. :lol:


CMP is hard on brakes and can be hard on tires. Make sure you bring an extra set of pads just in case you need them to get home. Keep an eagle eye on the wear of the shoulders of your tires and rotate them from left to right after your sessions on Saturday to even out the wear on Sunday.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:00 am 
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Thanks all.

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Come by and visit, I will be there in my 350Z racer and with a another 350z race...we will be in the Garage area

Do your have Brembo brakes?

Note: I will have some spare Brembo pads/rotors/fluid and stuff if you have an emergency.

I just purchased a new set of pads and rotors as backups for this event... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:49 pm 
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Thanks laze1, I'll definitely stop by if I make it. No it is a non-Brembo 6mt sedan. I'll have spare pads and fluid with me as well, maybe a set of rotors too.


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This will be my third weekend at CMP (first one with NASA though). It is a harder track than RA in my opinion to keep your speed up through the turns- very satisfying when you start to nail it. It is pretty flat but the good news is if you go off track it doesn't mean kissing a wall or armco in most areas. It is harder on brakes and tires. I have not had the brake and tire eating experience yet, probably since I am not fast enough for that yet, but it has shaved off a noticable bit of life from them.

I have stayed in the Executive Inn right down the road and it is hit or miss from what I hear- convenient and reasonable but a borderline roach motel. There is also very little as far as places to eat or things to do right in Kershaw. Others are about 20-25 minute drive but nicer and have better restaurants around. I plan to stay at one right off the highway since I need good Internet during this trip. See you there!

Super 8 - 1201 HWY 9 by-pass, Lancaster, SC 803-283-1200
Knights Inn - 322 East DeKalb Street, Camden, SC 803-432-2453
Executive Inn - 301 S. Hampton St, Kershaw, SC 803-475-7575
Quality Inn - 850 Hwy 1 South, Lugoff ,SC 803-438-9441
Days Inn - 529 Highway 601 S, Lugoff, SC 803-438-6990
JAMESON INN, 114 Commerce Blvd (off Hwy 9 by pass), Lancaster, SC 803/283-1188

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my favorite = Colony Inn - 803.432.5508

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