NHMS April 7 & 8 Cancelled.

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NHMS April 7 & 8 Cancelled.

Post by chaos4NH » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:17 pm

Official. I am working on a replacement event, at NHMS - a week end.
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Post by chaos4NH » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:03 pm

I will share the track evaluation that led to the cancellation:

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I just returned from the track...... I was able to make it around the oval in a AWD vehicle for the first time since November However except for the double width pass that the snowblower has made the snow is still really deep. The front straight looks as though it might make it before too many more days however between turns 2 and 3 the snow is about 2 feet deep and the bottom 4 or 5 inches is ice. He has gotten up over the hill with 1 pass so far. That will most likely melt off fairly well with the March sun except for turn 9 thru 10 and turn 6 that will be slow. The snow in NASCAR 2 to the exit of NASCAR 1 is almost 4 feet deep up near the wall that will end up being shoveled by hand in much of that area pit lane is 2 plus feet deep he has made a couple of passes there but it will be slow going. Snowbanks in the garage areas and infield are still well over 8 to 10 feet tall and they all have to be moved with the front end loader but the main focus is the track itself. I have looked at the 10 day forecast and it looks as though we will continue with a very slow melt as most of the days will be low to mid 40's. Given that, I feel that in all fairness we have no real choice but to cancel the 7th and 8th. You need time to notify your people. We will post it on the nhms web site today.

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Post by Mick » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:35 pm

Bummer. Thanks for the update Sam.

For all those who were planning on attending NHMS. Now you have no excuse. Don't waste those vacation days. Join us at the Glen in April.

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Post by 0100 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:22 am

Oh that sucks. Damn snow. This winter has been the worst.

How is watkins glen? Are they still covered in snow?

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Post by breakaway500 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:33 am

DAMN! Loos like I can take my time painting the rollbar and mounting the harnesses...

I wasn't going to ask the question,but since it has been raised...is WG just as snowed in?
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Post by DanDarcy » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:49 pm

This year is turning out just like last year :( But at least NHMS is offering us a new date. :lol:
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Post by Mario Fallas » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:31 pm

i guess this solves my problem :( the race car is ready and all though i'm able to load & unload it from the car trailer, i can't get the tow vehicle in front of the trailer to hook up because of 3 feet of hard pack snow/ice all around it, i was working a deal with the neighbor up the block to bring his backhoe....for a small fortune! :shock:
well... :idea: .. there's always WG to look forward to
i'm having an adrenaline withdrawal attack :shock:
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Post by breakaway500 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:24 pm

"i'm having an adrenaline withdrawal attack "

Me too. It's depressing.... maybe I'll go take a few laps out in the field with a beater and piss off the neighbors.

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Post by DanDarcy » Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:53 pm

Hey, you can fill your appitite April 14 th at Lime Rock with the Audi Club (neqclub.org) . Its a one day event for $295- !
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Post by Mario Fallas » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:16 pm

thanks Dan, but i think i'll wait for the fall on LRP, after they repave given the 1/2 day crap, i did find SCDA has a track day on that same date @ NHIS but i'm concerned that the snow might not melt by then & i don't want to get my hopes up :cry:
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Post by breakaway500 » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:29 pm

NEQ does not allow V710's for people not signed off to solo.

Strange restriction in my eyes.

I could use my Ghetto 18's and Azenis. 8)
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Post by BrakeL8r » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:27 pm

breakaway500 wrote:NEQ does not allow V710's for people not signed off to solo.

Strange restriction in my eyes.
I can see where they're coming from. Street tires give more feedback (they "howl" when pushed too hard), and they are more forgiving (i.e., less surprise -- R-compound tires stick right up to the giving point and then let go).
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Post by breakaway500 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:39 pm

Hmm.I find I have much better feel for my V710's than my Azenis on the exact same car, same track,same day.

Yes,the Azenis do make noise,but their break point gives the same amount of warning as the V710s do.No less,no more.
If anything,I can usually save the car on the V710's but not the Azenis.(or any other street tire I have tried)

The V710's do instill a great deal more confidence at the same speed over the Azenis.
Possibly this is why they do not want non solo drivers using "race" rubber.
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Post by chaos4NH » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:34 pm

What are the NEQ requirements to qualify to solo? Is our COM Time Trialing license sufficient?
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Post by breakaway500 » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:24 pm

There should be some sort of reciprocative agreement in allowing solo licensed members of one club to solo at another clubs events.

Boy, does that sound political... :help:
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