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Old 11-22-2011, 11:55 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's in September. Maybe you'll need a new set of tires before then.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Couple answers.

The campground is "first come, first there." Guess I'll be there. We should try to snag an area together.

Memberships can be purchased anytime beforehand. Once everything is set, after the New Year, I'll be sending in mine.

Still waiting for word about the WVO.
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Cool.

I'm (slowly) building a car to race there. I/GC class.

For land speed racing specific questions (like what it's like to ride on the salt), the forums at Landracing.com are excellent. Many of the event organizers post there regularly too.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Issue: Substitute for EVENT DIESEL FUEL

2.B FUELS:
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If the Contest Board establishes an EVENT diesel fuel, that fuel shall be used. USDA designated Food Grade Vegetable oil from a sealed container may be substituted for, or used in combination with EVENT diesel fuel.
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Just curious- what kind of tech inspection do they have and how much will it cost to run for a non-member? Cost of spectating? Thanks
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If the Contest Board establishes an EVENT diesel fuel, that fuel shall be used. USDA designated Food Grade Vegetable oil from a sealed container may be substituted for, or used in combination with EVENT diesel fuel.

That change applies to the SCTA-BNI Diesel classes.

Jethro is trying for the 130mph class which has it's own set of abbreviated rules. This class is intended to make it easy for people to get started in racing. However, it is a little ambiguous on what fuels are allowed:

"Only gasoline, diesel, electric, fuels may be used - NO nitrous, alcohol or nitro-fueled vehicles will be allowed."

I would guess veggie squeezing's would be fine, but I'd ask first.
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130mph club is currently $175. This includes a membership fee.

Spectator's guide. $15/day or $40/week for SpeedWeek. Not sure if WoS is cheaper.
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Spot on, darcane. I figured that would be the easiest and cheapest way to get a time slip in and to build for. With a top speed reading, magical math numbers can tell what the Cd of the car is. I'm not sure if I am going to have to Dyno the car for that or not. Would be good to get as much info as possible, I guess.

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Sven7- Just got word, to run you must be a member($40 as darcane said for the whole World of Speed(WOS)), kids under 12 are free, and a spectator/pit pass for additional adults are at "a reduced rate".

The Usfra home page is pretty good with info. I've asked a couple questions about the paperwork and the answers I've posted here. Quick and friendly responses all.

I am REALLY looking forward to making this trip. I'd like to visit with other ecomodders on the way, take some pics, tell some lies, collect others going to Bonneville(as in follow someone who has been there before at the end), basically, I'm looking to start planning the route. I could take the obvious route of Southwest from here to I-80 and head West, or see more of the country and wander around a bit. I'll probably be ready to hightail it straight home afterwards, but I think a good "Road Trip" is in order. Tentative departure is the Sunday before WOS(Sep. 2). This should allow ample travel time with a not-so-intense pace. As this is an MPG based trip, 55-60 mph travel speed( except down hill, of course) on the Highways?

Side note; my soon-to-be 17 year old Son has decided that he doesn't want to spend all his free time with his Dad( I'm so proud) so has opted out of the trip, leaving the passenger seat open. I'm taking applications for co-pilot/navigator/morale officer/... Female applicants, please PM me here, male applicants,... um... somewhere else... over there.

Also, should this be moved to "events and Meet-ups"?
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I'm about 15 minutes south of exit 96 of the 80/90 Indiana Toll Road. You're welcome to pitch a tent in the backyard. Maybe some of the guys from mid/lower Michigan could come down, too.

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