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Only Jorge, Art and myself have committed to attending this event. Is any one else coming? Or will the three of us wear out a set of tires with all the track (parking lot) time we're going to get?

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I'm coming if Uwe can get my new Tilton clutch done in time.

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Only Jorge, Art and myself have committed to attending this event. Is any one else coming? Or will the three of us wear out a set of tires with all the track (parking lot) time we're going to get?
No Intro Class, and I'm still pondering turning my baby into a TT car, so I'll be spectating only.

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I'm leaving the Miata home and taking the GTV out of retirement.

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race gas

Anybody knows if race gas is available around the track?
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Anybody knows if race gas is available around the track?
They sell Sunoco (unless they changed brands since my last trip to the Speedway) in the infield of the oval, but I'm not sure we'll have access, as there is another group running an event in there.

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Well, looks like we got some wrong parts for my car and the right ones won't come in tome so I am out.

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The weekend Forcast

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Question Is it a GO????????????

Bruce, some one needs to ask, so I will. Are there enough participants registered, so the event won't get canceled at the last minute? I'd hate to load the trailer up, only to find out that it's going to be canceled. I'm sure our northern friends would like to know before they hit the road tomorrow afternoon.

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Bruce, some one needs to ask, so I will. Are there enough participants registered, so the event won't get canceled at the last minute? I'd hate to load the trailer up, only to find out that it's going to be canceled. I'm sure our northern friends would like to know before they hit the road tomorrow afternoon.
There aren't many people signed up but there are enough to put us in the position of losing more if we cancel the event than we will by running it. At present we're expecting only two run groups so you'll probably get all the run time you can stand! I'll be leaving in a few hours to meet with Dennis Fibrow and Terry Major to set the cones. See you there.

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We'll let everyone know this at the track but it won't hurt to make note of it here as well, the track is not providing trash pickup. Consequently, everyone have to carryout all their own trash. If the track has to cleanup after us, they'll hit us with a big bill which we really, really don't want to deal with.

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Talking An Event Report

The bad side of this event was that there were only 17 or 18 cars registered, and of course the heat. The good side was that there were only two run groups, both having four 20 minute run sessions before lunch and four 20 minute sessions after lunch on Saturday. The course was a mile long with four section where I was able to get to third gear, so there was some speed involved. However, these sections also lead to the need for some aggressive braking heading into three chicanes and two 180 degree hairpins. The big thing I learned was that my car doesn't like to turn easily (needs a little more negative camber), and I was sliding quit a bit (ran 200 threadware street tires vs. Hoosiers or Kuhmo's).

I didn't run on Sunday, my back was soar, I don't know if was because of the car or the to soft a mattress at the motel, and the fact that I was exhausted after Saturday.

My Super ran great all day Saturday, except for the water temp gauge not working in the second session. the wire had come off of the sending unit. There where only two major problems that I was aware of, a Lotus 7 just about knock off his right rear fender when he contacted a large cone, and Jim Caver blew a head gasket in the first session on Sunday in his GTV.

I didn't get any pictures, mostly because there wasn't any free time, but mainly because I forgot my camera. So maybe someone else can post some pictures.

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Sounds like a blast was had. I meant to go out and spectate (and cage a ride...) but a sick wife combined with my 4th-grader needing some schoolwork assistance meant that i had to give it a miss...

Looking forward to the next Fontana TT! I'll dip my toe back in the TT waters via the Intro Class.

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Looking forward to the next Fontana TT!
The people have spoken. The number of entries at Fontana was far, far too small to cover expenses so I doubt we'll attempt another event there.

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