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Shop Teacher
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Hey guys from the north, I received a free entry for the Rose Cup race this year. Im seriously thinking about making the trip to the great raining north and run with you guys. My question is any tips on racing the Rose Cup.

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Al Angulo
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Watch out for the thorns on the stems.

B Wilson Verified Driver Series Champ
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Al,

That is awesome! First thing to know about Rose Cup is that it will be the 50th running of one of the most well attended races West of the Mississippi.

Many of us grew up in Oregon watching the Rose Cup races, which eventually turned into the CART weekend, so it has always been a very important weekend for me.

PIR is a tricky track, as it looks easy, especially to folks used to Sears, Laguna, and THill, but it is really harder than it looks. Just ask some of the newer folks around here. The best way to get up to speed will be to attend the practice day the day before. If you have AIM, I would be happy to give you some example data.

So just let me know when you are planning to arive. We will save you and your team/family paddock space next to us, and we'll cook lunch (either Sat or Sun, haven't decided yet) for you and everyone with you. All provided by Sean at miatacage.com.

And anyone else coming from down South, please let me know so we can plan for enough food!

-Bruce

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Bruce Wilson
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2010 Monte Shelton Driver of the Year
2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill E3 and Under 2 liter Overall Champion
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quote:
Originally posted by wheel:
Watch out for the thorns on the stems.

Funny, I don't think I've ever seen a Rose at the Rose Cup race, except for maybe engraved on the trophy [Smile]

-bw

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Bruce Wilson
2010 Oregon Region Champ
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2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill E3 and Under 2 liter Overall Champion
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Does PIR have gas pumps or otherwise provide fuel? I seem to recall no pumps there when I was there.

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Kim

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"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting 'Holy sh*t...what a ride!'" - Unknown

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There is Sunoco 100 provided by a vendor. BTW, we have the same Sunoco giveaway as SFR. But since it isn't out of a pump, it is a little more expensive than what you guys are used to.

There are fuel stations within blocks of PIR, but you need to think ahead a little, as we will be on the inside paddock and you need to get across the track and back during the scheduled crossings (between sessions).

-bw

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Bruce Wilson
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Ken SM-94 Verified Driver
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Hey Kim, there's a vendor that sells Sunoco at all our events.

PIR is a city park so I doubt we'll ever see true fuel pumps.

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Ah...that's right...does he come on test days? I seem to recall not when I was there so had to head to the local station for gas...

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Kim

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Yup gotta byob during test day.

-b

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Bruce Wilson
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If you want to come to the PNW, the Rose Cup is definately a great race. The track itself is really convinient. It's right off the highway. There are hotels and mediocre resuraunts across the street. (Being right by the border and right off the highway, valuables are safer in the paddock than the hotel parking lot overnight though.)

I might wake up tomorrow with a horse head in my bed for mentioning this but the summers are really nice and it doesn't rain much. The track surface is new asphault. The SM group is beyond friendly. Even the officials are friendly. (Bruce gets testy though when he's flipping burgers and everyone is too busy shooting the shit, telling war stories and not eating them so grab a burger. :duck)

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Keith Novak
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