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Old 08-29-2019, 05:57 AM   #11
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To say the least parking was a disaster this year. I spoke with a few people who’ve been coming for many years and said this is the worst they’ve seen. I would say the last trailer got parked around 2pm and some did a lap around the track and ended up going back to the original stacking spot. With the long time to park everyone got a time run cut from the schedule. What normally was 4 TT for the sportsman is now down to 2 this weekend as SC & SG get a shot in the morning and 1st round later in the afternoon in between stock class and TD & TS.
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Old 08-29-2019, 07:57 AM   #12
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How did the time run go? Anything else go on yesterday besides parking? Come on man report! lol Inquiring minds want to know what its like to be there....
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:35 AM   #13
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Besides parking and 1 time run, it’s been pretty mute. Just a lot of sitting around, seeing people from other divisions that you may talk to on Facebook or on here, eating, eating and eating and a few adult beverages at nights end. Kinda like a longer D1 event. The place is Huge and cars parked all over. It definitely has “magic” when you pull under the arch for the first time and I’d say if you have a car that can run any of the classes then enter but, bring patience, expect schedule changes and have fun.

My first run was a 9.84 with a .026 light. I was told to set up fast here because it’s hard to recover if you go slow. A big shout out to D1 Champ Tom Stalba before the first run he leaned in and said “live for the moment and have fun”...meant a lot coming from him.

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Yeah i have a lot of respect for Stalba, a great racer and great attitude.
Really should have went myself but i am enjoying the 2 weeks off, i do get burned out sometimes. This one has to be from your viewpoint. Thanks for the reports.
How about a video or two, i liked the one ken put up in the lanes, that would be cool for us .90 guys...
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Old 08-29-2019, 12:52 PM   #15
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I’ve been sending pics to Ken but, it’s been kinda tough posting it through my phone.
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Good to hear you had fun Rob, keep the updates coming.

I've gotten to know Stalba pretty well pitting next to him at the D1 events this year. He is one intense dude, but also very personable and willing to help.
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Well, tonight was R1 for the .90 classes after 1 time run this morning. A lot of upsets and a lot of red lights. I unfortunately fell victim to my 60 foot picking up almost 3 and lost a close 9.87 to 9.88 race. I did get some video of SC round 1 so I will pass it along when I get the chance
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I was told to set up fast here because it’s hard to recover if you go slow.
I don't want to derail the conversation here, but, what is this supposed to mean?

I've been around a while and understand the benefits of being fast rather than slow, but it seems like an oddly specific comment.
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Old 08-30-2019, 01:06 PM   #19
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A few people said that have been coming here for years that if your first time run is a 9.99 because of the barometer not being there (based on the East Coast numbers) that you can throw lots of numbers at it and it won’t make a difference and you’ll struggle the whole weekend. The weather was a lot cooler from what I was told and didn’t really struggle.
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Thanks for the reply!

I'm not sure I follow the part about timer adjustments not responding as usual, but I don't claim to know everything and any barometer reading over 29 is great where I'm usually racing.
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