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Poll - Would you be interested in a private weekday drag race event at Santa Pod

Yes - I'm definately interested 

64%

 64% 

(16)

No - I am not interested 

36%

 36% 

(9)

Total Votes: 25

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Sinatra21

Club Member

Fri 24 Nov 17 16:48

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


I would like to do this, see if the 3.15 diff makes a difference or not. There is also shakespear raceway that's central.

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stevel98

Club Member

Fri 24 Nov 17 17:07

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


How about York? That's more central.. Very Happy


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roscobbc

Committee Member

Fri 24 Nov 17 17:31

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


I believe Shaky will be on its last year in 2018. We chose Bedford for the Nationals as this in fact is central located when related to the spread of members throughout the UK which (as with most clubs) has most members further South. Santa Pod is only a few miles away from Bedford. Reality is that no matter where we hold an event it won't be convenient for someone Yes


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roppa440

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Mon 27 Nov 17 13:53

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


If you do want to run as a "class" at the Mopar Nats at the end of July I can ask their Committee if you want?

I will be running there that weekend anyway most likely. Keen to try out the new surface as it should be faster.

Would need at least a half dozen entrants in the class though.

Another way is to just stick together in the fire-up lanes. The marshals at the front will pair you up no problem when asked.

For fun you shouldn't run a "knock-out" competition. Just compare best timing tickets from the weekend to get a winning order. Or even better judge it on average reaction times. Fastest average reaction wins. That way it does not matter how powerful your car is.



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roscobbc

Committee Member

Mon 27 Nov 17 19:09

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


Great offer - I'm waiting to have further discussions - could be an interesting (or additional) option if 'talks don't work out in our favour - thanks for the offer Thumbs up


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roppa440

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Tue 28 Nov 17 09:44

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


I will test the waters.

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1971Corvette

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Wed 06 Dec 17 23:35


I agree that the Mopars could be good and also I wouldn't rule out the RWYB events. I usually manage to get 7 runs a day in, you just need to pay 10 admission (per car) be signed in pay 25 and be in the pairing lanes by 9 am ready to go! Everyone gets a timing slip and you are racing against your own times so we could bring these together on a makeshift leader board, plus we could give an ET (elapsed time) target so it doesn't matter who is fastest as the person who gets closest to their ET without going quicker (breaking out) wins!

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sublimemike

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Wed 06 Dec 17 23:44

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


Read the Vette news. Yes - could be good to uncork my headers. Can't commit 100% but yes, less cars means more runs on a midweek day....weather dependent as ever with drag racing.

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sublimemike

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Wed 06 Dec 17 23:58

Re: Drag Race your Corvette


Just read Dave's (Roppa) post. The Mopars are at the weekend but since they have let the Promods into this event the run what you brung time has really been squeezed up. We've had a good weather record until recently there until 3 years ago - when friday and sunday were a washout. Last year lots were put off and it was quiet with lots of track time. This year mixed with water coming through the track on sunday after rain saturday night and i don't think they got it open until lunch time. You can be in the fire up lane for a long time and us RWYB guys are always bumped back.....

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roscobbc

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Thu 07 Dec 17 00:18


I see we have had 11 votes in the poll so far - 8 for - 3 not interested. I hope we get a few more than just 11 members respond out of 950 odd on the books - barely 1% of us!


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