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Old 03-07-2018, 04:29 PM   #41
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My old Max Wedge car would've overheated by the time it got to the lanes from the road course.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #42
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Looking at the google earth view I would be surprised if they could fill the spectator parking lot with fan cars. Why couldn't they cone off part of it to get the classes out of the road course area?
Looks like the guys out there will need twice as much fuel for this event.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:54 PM   #43
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Gonna have to start tuning the race cars for fuel mileage as well!
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:58 PM   #44
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You don’t get pavement and Gainesville your a sportsman racer. Grass dirt gravel
If it rains mud and puddles no extra charge oh and Fire Ants also

Or they could send the Sportsman cars to Orlando--"REMEMBER 2003"?
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:36 PM   #45
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Or they could send the Sportsman cars to Orlando--"REMEMBER 2003"?
I thought that was Bradenton ? That's the NMCA race there now !
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:34 PM   #46
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Sorry I haven’t posted all day but we have been very busy! We got pulled in and parked on the road course in a pretty good spot. Unloaded and got slides out and chairs out, then tried to go eat lunch at Randy’s Rib Shack in Waldo, but they were closed! So we had some good barbecue at Sonny’s! We got back to the pits and found out that we could move back up just inside where you come in the back gate. So we loaded everything back up and moved. They realized they had allowed for too many spaces for next week and allowed us to move up and stay thru next week. There is still lots of parking on the pavement in the Pro pits, but you have to move out Sunday night and get back in line to repark.

After we got all set back up it was time for a cocktail and then dinner at Cedar River Seafood! So now we are back home and ready for bed!

Test and tune is tomorrow so I will try to get some pictures then.

Oh if you are coming, you better bring your long underwear and gloves! It is going down to 36 degrees tonight!

More later!
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:48 PM   #47
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This is from Google Earth. Every inch is 500ft. I got around 14,500ft round trip, so roughly 2.75 miles.
Is it as a far from the road course as it looks on this map ? If so its gonna be a long trip to the staging lanes overheating and running out of fuel on the way come to mind !
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Old 03-07-2018, 10:26 PM   #48
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Isn't this one of the tracks NHRA owns?

Seems like they could make a whole lot more pit space by simply clearing trees. Oh I forgot, that would cost some money....
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Good morning, we are on our way and should be in by lunch. Actually we started last night and drove part the way before stopping for a rest, I have my 3 year old Piper with me so I thought it might work better that way instead of driving straight through.
No need to be in a big rush it doesn't sound like any good parking is left but I didn't make the trip for that anyway. It is what it is, maybe one day I will try to run Comp so I can get better parking! With the cool temperatures that are forecasted overheating cars shouldn't be an issue anyway.
Right now we are stopped for breakfast at a Cracker Barrel so we'll check back later. Looking forward to seeing everyone, its been a long winter reading all these doomsday post on here so I hope everyone will be respectful and not try to turn this Live from into one.
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We are here parked, teched and have already done some catching up with a few people. There was quite a few cars testing but I didn't hang around long. Now its time for a nap!
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