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I'm very late in getting this out, but I'm looking forward to seeing a good SM field this weekend at the Thunderhill clockwise event! I absolutely *love* the track in this direction.

We've got about 20 cars and some new names on the entry list. I believe we've got three Teen Challenge drivers, including one from the East coast.

There's also a 3 hour enduro Saturday evening - it's not too late to pair up and sign up!

Who's in??

Cheers,

Dean

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See you there!

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I'm in.

Saturday qualifying with the Mustangs and Porsches will be interesting. I wonder if the T5 standard and bypass options will both be available during that session? [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by ToddW:
I wonder if the T5 standard and bypass options will both be available during that session? [Eek!]

LOL! In this direction, the merge will be even hairier...

Good news - we've got 24 cars entered:

Barry Hartzel
Ryan Ellis
Dennis Clark
Doug Clark
Dean Hadley
Don Bailey
Randy Evans
Andrew Forrest
David Vodden
Brady Flaherty
Todd Wilson
Daniel Gehringer
Team Silverfern
Helmuth Jones
Bill Brown MD
Bruce Pendleton
Jeremy Pike
AJ Patrick
Team Momentary Laps Racing
Team j&fracing
Sean Allen
Andrew Novich
Keith Shamblin
Nick Buchanan

I'm not sure what happened, but there are only 8 Spec E30's entered. Normally, the class counts are about equal between SM and SE30.

See you all this weekend.

Cheers,

Dean

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Dean,

Are we going over the top, or doing the jump? Anyone up for a standing start? [Smile]

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Doing the jump, AFAIK.

If you agree to pay for a diff rebuild on our car, I'll recommend a standing start. [Wink]

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How hard is the jump on the car? Doesn't seem so good...

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You don't need to drive the "jump line". In fact, that's not the fastest line. It does make for a wonderful photo-op, though. [Smile]

What can be hard on the car in this direction is the entry to T11 through the esses. Some drivers essentially straight line this, and it's bumpy and high speed. Again, I don't think this is necessarily the fastest line given how much it upsets the car on entry to what is essentially the longest "straight" on the track.

Cheers,

Dean

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Dean - Plus one on the car count...Tyler will be there. See you guys tomorrow.

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How much does it cost to run the enduro? How many are entered? Can someone fill the tank for us during the pit stop?

Sounds like fun and no one is renting the #17 car on Sunday so what the heck!

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The before-the-deadline price was $450 for up to 2 drivers. There are 20 cars in the enduro, but 8 of them are E2 miatas, so it should be a good dogfight!

I'm sure you could find a driver willing to abstain from the beer at the BBQ long enough to refuel you at 5:30... [Smile]

Do it!!!

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The NASA Registration site says they are running it CW w/o the bypass.

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I don't think that's right, Tom. I do see where it says that down below, but there's this specific note at the top:

IMPORTANT NOTE- All groups, including the enduro will run CLOCKWISE. All groups will use the bypass, except for the Molecule Formula Mazda Challenge series.

Let me confirm with Jerry.

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Dean

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I missed that...Tyler will be bummed, he wants to run that hill.

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Confirmed with Jerry, who also fixed the website. We are running the bypass not up and over the crow's nest.

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Wow. Track Masters doesn't have such good organization. Both Nick and I used online registration to come to find out the night before that it never went through, and the event is full. Time to wing it I guess... Anyone have video?

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Great weekend, folks. Congrats to the SM race winners, Randy Evans and Todd Wilson. Todd, you were about due to win!!! I heard the finish on Sunday was very exciting with Randy, Todd and Jeremy Pike all in the mix right up until the end, along with a couple Spec E30's they caught at Turns 3 and 2 who made things interesting...

With 25 cars and some very close racing, I'd say the group did very well from a cooperative coexistance standpoint. I know there was at least a little car to car contact - we had to send one guy home on Saturday after he had contact with two separate racers. But overall, I'd say GOOD JOB racing close without big bodywork bills. There are some very high speed passing zones in this direction, and I personally had only good experiences on track racing close with Tyler, Kiwi, Doug, Bruce and Barry.

Thanks again for supporting the NASA Spec Miata series.

Cheers,

Dean

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In car from the Sunday race. Unfortunately, I'm too far back to have recorded the race up front. Still, it's pretty action packed!

http://www.molaps.com/videos/20090531_thill_backwards.wmv

Enjoy,

Dean

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