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bpanther
11-20-2008, 09:10 AM
Not final by any means. The events in bold are fairly firm.


March 28 Pikes Peak International Comp School & Instructor School

April 18-19 High Plains Raceway - Season Opener

May 16-17 Pueblo Motorsports Park Nostalgia Days

June 13-14 Hallett Raceway Texas/Colorado Showdown

July 11-12 Pueblo Motorsports Park Beach Party

August 8-9 Motorsports Park Hastings Kool-Aid Days

September 5-7 Pikes Peak International Back to the Peak

September 10-13 Miller Motorsports Park NASA Nationals
Time Trials & NASA Racing Invitation Only

October 31-1 High Plains Raceway - "Name Me Please"

TBD - Genoa Motorsports

bpanther
11-23-2008, 08:54 AM
And.... I have requested April 18th/19th and Oct 31/1st at High Plains.

RagingAardvark
11-23-2008, 12:48 PM
And.... I have requested April 18th/19th and Oct 31/1st at High Plains.

Dave,
if we can get even half of the tentative dates that's a hell of a season!! :D

chris_venturini
11-23-2008, 01:22 PM
oh wow, its going to be AWESOME in 2009

bpanther
11-23-2008, 04:55 PM
Now, remember this is still tentative. Also, the schedule is a bt overreaching right now. 10 or 11weekends total would do a lot of damage on pocket books.

I also can't see doing 3 weekends in April....

docwyte
11-23-2008, 08:22 PM
What's the dealio with Miller in April? Outer loop, full track, or???

bpanther
11-24-2008, 09:15 AM
If we do Miller, it'll be east track one day and west track the next. This is the best compromise to get a shot at driving the whole track w/o renting the whole track.

chris_venturini
11-24-2008, 09:20 AM
Yeah, If we have a choice, I'd prefer HPR in October. Either way, Im looking forward to another season of excitement and butt whoopin!

bpanther
11-24-2008, 09:23 AM
Just out of curiosity, if we had a choice of April for HPR or October, which would you prefer?

April: Chance of snow. Early shot at track. Possibly "unfinished" facilities.

October: Chance of snow. Last to try track. More refined.

Weston
11-24-2008, 10:11 AM
April would be good if it replaces the PPIR event, but otherwise I'd prefer October. I think one event per month is a good formula, for both money and for having cars ready to race again. April isn't as much of a money issue since it's the first month, but with back-to-back race weekends, car problems at HPR would mean that we could easily miss out on both HPR and the following PPIR event.

BADVENM
11-24-2008, 11:19 AM
One event per month is also much easier on those of us who work rotating shifts (from a scheduling standpoint)...not to mention the 3+ hour drive out to the event, only to come back home then turn right around a few days later to drive another 3+ hours to go to another event.

As Weston said, potential car issues at the first event may prevent attending the next weekends event.

dmdirks
11-24-2008, 12:22 PM
What Weston said...

CMC#35
11-24-2008, 05:34 PM
I like PPIR as the first event of the season, since it's a track we know. Also, later-April is better than earlier-April (HPR.)

My two cents.

Thanks for asking.

-chris

docwyte
11-24-2008, 08:10 PM
I'm with Weston. While I'm happy that PPIR is open and gives us another venue, I'd prefer to go to HPR instead.

zvtran
11-25-2008, 10:17 AM
April would be good if it replaces the PPIR event, but otherwise I'd prefer October. I think one event per month is a good formula, for both money and for having cars ready to race again. April isn't as much of a money issue since it's the first month, but with back-to-back race weekends, car problems at HPR would mean that we could easily miss out on both HPR and the following PPIR event.

Weston's position will work best for me also. Looking forward to an exciting 2009!:D

bpanther
11-25-2008, 10:25 AM
Weston will be responsible for the schedule starting in 2010.

RagingAardvark
11-25-2008, 02:57 PM
from our standpoint, I really like 1 event a month. I also really like the idea of a month between the 1st and 2nd events to help us fix whatever shakes out at the opening weekend. since we'll be doing drastic work to the 'chicken this winter, PPIR would be my first pic (as Chris says, it's a known quantity).

I'd be happy with either though :)

Weston
11-25-2008, 06:01 PM
Weston will be responsible for the schedule starting in 2010.

We might end up with a schedule full of tracks that favor 944's... Anyone up for 8 trips to Hastings in 2010? :D

RagingAardvark
11-25-2008, 06:17 PM
We might end up with a schedule full of tracks that favor 944's... Anyone up for 8 trips to Hastings in 2010? :D

have you raced Hallett yet? The 944s will be loving it, chock block full of cool turns!! Plus, it's not FLAT!!!! ;)

Weston
11-25-2008, 07:59 PM
have you raced Hallett yet? The 944s will be loving it, chock block full of cool turns!! Plus, it's not FLAT!!!! ;)

Not yet, but I'm really looking forward to it!

DGrande
11-25-2008, 08:42 PM
How about 2 events at HPR and only one at PPIR? PPIR is okay but the parking is tight (especially for the guys with the RV/trailer combos) and the track is really short. Also, why not make the season opener a points event? While I love Miller thats a long way to go for practice. I wouldn't mind driving that far twice this season but would prefer that it counted.

CMC#35
11-25-2008, 09:47 PM
I can't believe we have some folks going gaga over a track that has yet to be run, by anyone.

Like everyone else, I'm excited by the idea of another track on the front range (HPR) but let's go slow. Dave has put together a very workable (tentative) schedule, utilizing tracks we know.

As for the parking being tight at PPIR, that's sort of true. But that parking comes with electrical hookups, which is a HUGE plus.

-chris

Snymo
11-25-2008, 10:50 PM
As for the parking being tight at PPIR, that's sort of true. But that parking comes with electrical hookups, which is a HUGE plus.

....and bathrooms, showers, garages, a starter stand, timing/scoring building, classroom and a paved paddock. ;)

docwyte
11-26-2008, 07:55 AM
I think based on what I've seen of HPR, it's a far more interesting road course than PPIR is. Granted the facilities at PPIR are worlds better than what's at HPR or will be at HPR for a little while...

95sprtcpedrvr
11-30-2008, 02:44 PM
I also want the Weston schedule for HPR in Oct. This will give me a chance to drive it in '09. :D

95sprtcpedrvr
12-04-2008, 12:39 PM
Will there be a stipulation for Hastings this year???
Question concerns about the ability to make it less stressful for our Race director and Revkah? ;)

joestang
12-04-2008, 02:00 PM
Will there be a stipulation for Hastings this year???
Question concerns about the ability to make it less stressful for our Race director and Revkah? ;)

All I know is if there's an event at Hastings, I'll be there!!! :D

Special Ed GT
12-05-2008, 09:39 PM
All I know is if there's an event at Hastings, I'll be there!!! :D

Caravan! I wonder if I can beat 27 mpg next time? :)

Weston
12-05-2008, 11:01 PM
Caravan! I wonder if I can beat 27 mpg next time? :)

Drafting behind Chuck's giant trailer works well. :cool: I got 35-36 MPG in my 944 going to Hastings in 2007. I would complain that it's a long drive in a gutted race car with no stereo or A/C, but the trip out there was actually pretty nice compared to the horrors of trying to drive Chris' car home. :eek:

95sprtcpedrvr
12-08-2008, 04:37 PM
I got you guys beat!!! I averaged 43 mpg to and from Hastings.
Everyone should own a NEON!!! :D ;)