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Postby Bigdog » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:31 am

twistedwankel wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:47 pm
Bigdog wrote:bringing a NEWBIE as a co-driver. He is the priest at my church.
Ouch. So how is that a day off for him now? ONE chance to say: "Oh shit." Gone. We are so picky with our clergymen;) Father bless the fleet while you are here. :lol:
You are correct!! Saturday and Monday are his "official" days off. However, like a lawyer who sees an ambulance, he would not miss a chance to give a blessing. ;)
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:13 pm

Car will be out of commission for at least a month. Easy points for M0 :lol: . I'll catch back up :headbang:
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Postby Evil MS3 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:14 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:Car will be out of commission for at least a month. Easy points for M0 . I'll catch back up :headbang:
Uh oh, what happened?

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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:45 pm

Evil MS3 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:14 pm
CaptainSquirts wrote:Car will be out of commission for at least a month. Easy points for M0 . I'll catch back up :headbang:
Uh oh, what happened?

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Something in the transmission chipped off. Was driving in stop and go traffic and heard a metal clank. Pulled plug and there was a chunk of metal and small fragments on the magnet plug. So shipping the transmission out to do a rebuild. Also sending transfercase/rear diff off as well since it's the best time to do it since car is out of commision.
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Postby Loren » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:03 pm

Only about 10 entries left in the Late Session.

And I've already gotten one email today, "Oh, I didn't know the Early Session would sell out so soon." I do love optimistic people. But, here's where you should be pessimistic. The event is going to sell out. Whichever session YOU wanted in is going to sell out first! And it's going to do it within the first 3 days of registration! (don't think it can't happen... it can, and it does)

If you're not subscribed to Event Reminders, you should be. That's ground zero for event registration. They're the first people to get notified when even registration opens. Then, usually a couple days later, this forum. And then eventually, if I feel like we need the exposure, it goes to Facebook.
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Postby markzeronine » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:19 pm

Lol geez, never seen an event sell out so fast. Like you said, luckily rain season is over. I'll use the advantage of extra grip in the afternoon if nobody wants to give up their spot to be faster :d
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Postby Evil MS3 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:20 pm

Can't believe I missed the event reminder notification deal. I usually just wait for you to announce at the event that registration is open for the next event. :)

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Postby Loren » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:22 pm

Our record is about 24 hours. It was probably back when we were doing 60 or 75-car events. (before we started doing split events) But, the event sold out in less than 24 hours. That's when we started the Event Reminders email list.
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Postby markzeronine » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:38 pm

Lesson learned, I'm signed up now
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Postby Loren » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:33 am

Here's the course map you've been waiting for.

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Postby Native » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:15 pm

I just moved myself to the afternoon. If someone wants a morning spot, well, hopefully you've subscribed to this thread. Go, GO, GO!



I moved cuz my VW-codriver won't be there, which means I've got no ride. I'll still be there all day. If anyone is interested in a codrive for instruction or tire money or for the joy of direct competition, I'm game.
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Postby Loren » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:35 pm

There are three, that's right, THREE slots left in the Late Session.
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Postby ctsteege » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:22 am

It's looking like I may be opening up a morning spot later this afternoon. My car will not be ready.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:24 am

Do you need another ride?

I just installed a minty fresh racing beat front sway bar and it's ready for testing.
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Postby ctsteege » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:32 am

You might be the nicest guy around. Especially after I put it in the dirt last month!! :lol:
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Postby Evil MS3 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:34 am

Well, I mean, try NOT to do that again haha But you're welcome to run my car again, as long as you're running M3. Hahaha
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Postby jaball77 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:51 am

I remember this course. It's why my right front tire has a big old flat spot on it haha. Lets see how I do after 3 months off... Should be fun!

Looking at the entry list...man, did everyone move classes or what? I'm so old and confused. :wise:

Getting my tires flipped in the morning then heading to the event for the late session. Probably lunch at Daylight Donuts if anyone's around.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:13 am

jaball77 wrote: Looking at the entry list...man, did everyone move classes or what? I'm so old and confused.
Pretty much
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Postby Native » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:33 pm

Native wrote:...my VW-codriver won't be there, which means I've got no ride. I'll still be there all day. If anyone is interested in a codrive for instruction or tire money or for the joy of direct competition, I'm game.
bump. I don't mind just hanging out, but it is more fun driving...my trailer-towing truck is against the rules...
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Postby jaball77 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:26 pm

Native wrote:
Native wrote:...my VW-codriver won't be there, which means I've got no ride. I'll still be there all day. If anyone is interested in a codrive for instruction or tire money or for the joy of direct competition, I'm game.
bump. I don't mind just hanging out, but it is more fun driving...my trailer-towing truck is against the rules...
You're welcome to co-drive with me in S4! I'm running the afternoon session.

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