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Chris Taylor
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I imagine MSR-H is getting hammered by this storm. Anybody have any status (or will be able to get us some) on our tracks near the gulf coast?

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Not to mention DLBRACING.com is not working. Does Donovan Brown still own the site? Houston based right?

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Acknowledging there's much suffering and destruction going on out there, looks like the immediate impact is going to be the cost of getting to the track, no matter where you run. Gas is pushing $5.00+/ gallon in Va, probably similar elsewhere on the East Coast.

We have the SARRC Championships coming up next weekend- hoping that gas will at least be available to get there.

Steve

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In answer to Randy's questions - yes, Donovan still owns DLBRacing.com. Yes, he is based in Houston.

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Originally posted by aged racer:
Acknowledging there's much suffering and destruction going on out there, looks like the immediate impact is going to be the cost of getting to the track, no matter where you run. Gas is pushing $5.00+/ gallon in Va, probably similar elsewhere on the East Coast.

We have the SARRC Championships coming up next weekend- hoping that gas will at least be available to get there.

Steve

Price for oil is reduced by 30% from a couple of months ago, but the price for a gallon of fuel is up by 40%. Can you say price gouging?

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Oil is down due to decreased demand. Gas is up due to refining capacity being substantially decreased. That and retailers are trying to recover some margin. The downstream retail space has really been getting killed the last year.

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You just had 23% of our refining capacity shut down in a matter of a few hours and there is no telling when it will crank back up. Lose 23% of any supply and prices will go up.

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For the record, I started this thread with the intention of finding out how our tracks down here fared, not to start a oil/gas discussion. [duck]

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Ike visited Ohio Sunday afternoon. No rain, just 75 mph winds. An estimated 300,000 homes in central Ohio without power - including mine.

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Reports are that the control building at MSRH lost the roof, no report on equipment losses. Several garages were damaged including the Longhorn Raceworks shops (garage doors failed).

My garage did well.

I am not aware of any significant flooding, although it was on the edge of the storm surge warning zone. The storm juked a bit east, probably sparing MSRH the worst.

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This is late, but...No major damage at MSR-H except for the one roof and several garage doors. We did lose some DirectTV dishes, but on the whole not much to even notice. Like everyone else in the area they lost power and were not turned on until very late in this process because they were doing residential areas first. Power was back on last Sunday or Monday (I forget, but was there and put all the breakers back in the on position). Two air conditioners shorted out everything else came back up. Almost no rain in this area. The ground is showing summer cracks.

Most of Houston got power back Sunday or Monday but some places are still dark.

I finally got the CSR running Monday so am packing for the runoffs. Did the rear body in aluminum tape to cover up all the burnt fiberglass from the last "race". Should be fun going to Topeka in a car I've never gotten more than a lap and a half in without it blowing up, catching on fire or quitting.

James R.

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Thanks for the update James, somehow I think that the Lemons race will cause more damage than Ike did.

Good luck with your CSR at the run-offs.

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Topeka was a long expensive week and a half and didn't even get to grid. Tom, Dan, Louie R. and everyone else tried all they could but the short prep time was the final killer.

24hrs of LeMons was a huge fun event and the entrants cleaned up better than any group I've ever worked with there. Lots of kitty litter to pick up, but that was it. I'll probably sponsor at least one if not two next year. [Wink]

James

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I'm thrilled to hear that we are going to do another lemons race. I had a blast and we've raised over $2k for Heifer International. So, getting the MoozMooz Mooata crushed had a silver lining.

If anyone wants to donate...
http://www.tinyurl.com/bumsteers

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