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Mike Engelke
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Due to an issue of car groupings a request was made and approved to move the groups to better accomodate multi-group cars which had been in the schedule as back to back. I am sorry for the inconvience to some.

Mike Engelke
Chief Steward


> Original
>
> Group 1: FE, FF
> Group 2: GT1-3, ST, T1, STO
> Group 3: FV, F5
> Group 4: SRF
> Group 5: FA, FB, FC, FM
> Group 6: CSR, DSR, S2
> Group 7: T2, T3, SSB, SSC, SM, AS
> Group 8: EP, FP, HP, GTL, STU
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> New
>
> Group 1: FE, FF
> Group 2: GT1-3, ST, T1, STO
> Group 3: FA, FB, FC, FM
> Group 4: FV, F5
> Group 5: T2, T3, SSB, SSC, SM, AS
> Group 6: SRF
> Group 7: CSR, DSR, S2
> Group 8: EP, FP, HP, GTL, STU

TJAndriesen
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You don't run IT classes here?

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TJ Andriesen
Barrington, IL
#43 SM/ITA (SCCA & MC)

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IT isn't a national class.

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David Dewhurst
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& before Spec Miata was a natinal class they were invited to the Cat National & 60 to 70 Spec Miata would show up. [thumbsup]

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Have Fun [Wink]

David Dewhurst
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Milwaukee Region
Spec Miata #14

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quote:
before Spec Miata was a natinal class they were invited to the Cat National & 60 to 70 Spec Miata would show up
Slightly misleading. You're referring to the Milwaukee Cup, which was a special event.

It's possible if the region revived the Milwaukee Cup for IT as a restricted regional and promoted it as a big deal you might get a large field. Don't know.

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quote:
Originally posted by d mathias:
quote:
before Spec Miata was a natinal class they were invited to the Cat National & 60 to 70 Spec Miata would show up
Slightly misleading.
Him, no way [Wink] [Big Grin]

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Jim Drago
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EAST STREET RACING

Matthew Van Vurst
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My money is on Chip to win the Cat National! two pole's two wins [twocents]

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I GOT $500.00 SAYS HE DOESNT [yep]

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Jim Drago
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2006-2007 Mid-West Division
07,09 June Sprints Champion

EAST STREET RACING

Matthew Van Vurst
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We shall see [rolling on floor laughin] not a bettin man my self plus wouldn't wanna take your money [rockband]

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Do you smell something delicious cooking in the oven? SHAKE AND BAKE!

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Money is on TC

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keeping the faith for the 1.6

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kneedragger302
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Gotta give a huge hand to Drago and Manning for getting there cars back together and running strong...really shows the energy put in to this stuff.

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Nic Piekarski
Sheboygan Falls WI
Newbie to SCCA/MC and SM

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Thanks Nic
More luck than skill, we just set toe and crossed our fingers. Cra was great in all rights and a little bit of a handful in six, other than that, it was great.
Jim

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Jim Drago
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David Dewhurst
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quote:
Originally posted by Drago:
quote:
Originally posted by d mathias:
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before Spec Miata was a natinal class they were invited to the Cat National & 60 to 70 Spec Miata would show up
Slightly misleading.
Him, no way [Wink] [Big Grin]
Him no mislead, Spec Miata for both years was a regional class & the region hung the Milwaukee Cup name on the Spec Miata class race to promote the Spec Miata class to increase attendance at the event. [yep]

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Have Fun [Wink]

David Dewhurst
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Results???

What was the end decision on the Saturday meelee?

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Mike Backus
90 SM white #94

David Dewhurst
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Sat.

Voytek

Sadlin

Gerber

Sager

Biez

Sun.

Drago

Voytek

Manning

Biez

Sadlin

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Have Fun [Wink]

David Dewhurst
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Milwaukee Region
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quote:
Originally posted by David Dewhurst:
quote:
Originally posted by Drago:
quote:
Originally posted by d mathias:
quote:
before Spec Miata was a natinal class they were invited to the Cat National & 60 to 70 Spec Miata would show up
Slightly misleading.
Him, no way [Wink] [Big Grin]
Him no mislead, Spec Miata for both years was a regional class & the region hung the Milwaukee Cup name on the Spec Miata class race to promote the Spec Miata class to increase attendance at the event. [yep]
Not quite that simple. George Kofman marketed and campaigned for entries for *entire months* prior to the event both years, and countless hours were spent on lining up sponsors, getting a dedicated run group, and establishing a tire rule.

There was also a lot of effort put into inviting drivers from long distance, with an agreement that the CHI and MILW drivers would return the favor by attending a Mid Ohio event later in the season. (Of course, in accordance with classic Area 4 vs. Area 5 squabble-ry, there were conflicting versions of who supported who more [Wink] )

In 2002-2004 it was common for the SM drivers from the hosting region to make personal emails and phone calls to drivers in other regions, in hopes of getting 30 cars and their own run group. With this active promotion, we would get 30 cars at a track like IRP or Nelson Ledges - whereas without the promoting, the norm would have been 10-12 cars.

I will agree that making SM a National class (and the rise of NASA and the premature introduction of the 1999 and the economic slump and some terrible scheduling by the tracks and Divisions) contributed to lower car counts in subsequent years - but I also think we could take a page from the past and increase car counts with a little campaigning and coordination with the hosting Regions. (The Cincy IT Spec Fest is a great example of how to do it right!).

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