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Old 09-11-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default "Live From" Maple Grove - The Dodge Nationals

Hey all, I am not at the track yet as its only a few hour ride for me. They told us to stay away until Wednesday morning. I did find out that the pits are soft, but they are going to give it a shot. The run schedule has been released. People are still dropping out and it may give us room enough to park the rigs where they wont get stuck.

I will keep everyone updated if any new info becomes available. The weather has been horrible in the northeast. It has being raining 4 days straight with more predicted. The weekend looks good, but getting through the next few days will be a tough one.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:04 AM   #2
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I'm sure by now everyone knows the story but... Sitting outside the track in stacking waiting for parking to begin at noon rather than what they originally said would be 9. However, I'm not sure waiting until noon is going to improve weather- and pit-wise except that more people are dropping out as we sit and wait.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:03 AM   #3
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I just pulled in to the stacking area.... well the top end of the track. There are about 60 rigs in the normal stacking area on the grass, but it was to soft to to park anyone else. This is the second time I believe they parked rigs on the track. They told us noon parking, but they have already started bringing rigs in. The pits do not look bad, but you know how that goes, I am sure there are soft spots. There is no standing water, so lets hope we all get park without getting stuck.

I will be back later with an update, the entry list for SS, Stk, SC, and SG is now down to 183 from the 235 plus that were entered.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:05 PM   #4
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We are down to 168 for SS, Stk, SC and SG. Pretty much everyone is parked that will be racing this week. It just stop raining, we had a rain shower for about 20 minutes.

The first two photos are what I thought might be a rig getting stuck. He rolled in the spot with no issues, the ground is soft but it seems to support the heavy rigs in that area. I found a few car out before the showers hit.
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Old 09-12-2018, 06:48 PM   #5
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NHRA has emailed us that tomorrows schedule has been revised. Start time is now 11am.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:02 PM   #6
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Earthquake hits Reading area wednesday morning!... did you feel it?


https://www.wtae.com/article/earthqu...hnton/23107195
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:54 PM   #7
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Seismology? Yes, indeed!

This one always rattles the ground when leaving.




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Old 09-13-2018, 08:58 AM   #8
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Good morning all, its a little misty out with some fog. Track drying is under way and we are supposed to start at 11 with Stock. As you can see from the photo, with have the fog on the hills, a trade make of Maple Grove when the weather gets like this. The weather for today is no rain and the sun may come out in the late afternoon, well see.

Be back later....
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:12 AM   #9
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It can be a frustrating experience racing at the Grove.
Patience and good luck!
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:36 AM   #10
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They just called Stock to the lanes, we should start at 12. Its very humid, weather numbers.....

Temp 76
Humid 73%
Bar 29.65
water grain 99
wind slight tail.
DA 2340
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