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#1 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:10 PM

Sorry for the short notice but several of use are going to go to Dromo1 Here to do a little racing. Some of you may know that I used to race and teach for a few racing schools like Skip Barber Racing School, and I need to do a little pre-season warmup before I head to Sebring.

So who's in? it's $25 a race which is about 12 mins of racing, trust me two or three of those sessions and you will be exhausted. Races are split into heats (approximately 20 laps), starting with qualifying, then THE RACE, with up to nine drivers racing together, so you can expect to experience the intensity of serious racing. The karts are maintained equally, allowing the driver with most ability to win. Speeds in excess of 40 MPH can be reached and each driver receives a printout of their racing statistics.

We are going at 11am.

So, Who's in?
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:29 AM

Did I miss it? Jon Myers and I went to Dromo1 a year or two ago and had a blast. If you haven't gone yet please post when you're going.
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#3 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:28 PM

Did I miss it? Jon Myers and I went to Dromo1 a year or two ago and had a blast. If you haven't gone yet please post when you're going.


Yup you missed it. Three of the Guys that I coach went and we had a blast. After we ran a few times at Dromo we ran over to K1 in Irving and tried them. K1 is an asphalt indoor track so it's not a semi-slick track like Dromo.

Bottom line is that I kicked their butts in all 8 races. :)
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#4 Afton Grant

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:58 PM

Something like this might be fun to organize for CineGear this year. Yes?
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#5 RonBaldwin

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:20 PM

here's a plan for Cine Gear:
group 1 -- race with Eric

group 2 -- goes to Jumbo's Clown Room and tosses bologna slices at toothless strippers covered in mayonnaise.

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#6 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:27 PM

here's a plan for Cine Gear:
group 1 -- race with Eric

group 2 -- goes to Jumbo's Clown Room and tosses bologna slices at toothless strippers covered in mayonnaise.

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I know what I'm gonna do, and it doesn't involve Mayonnaise
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#7 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:44 PM

Doing a cinegear race might be tough. Dromo1 is probally 55 miles from Cinegear and K1 is 65miles away. It's hard enough just trying to get people to go 5 miles for dinner and drinks.

Then there is the problem with it being a weekend. We would have to do a private event and rent the place for a specific time.

If enough people want to do it I'll set it up, but we'd have to set up some sort of prepay reservation system since I would have to prepay to set up the private event
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:58 PM

Of course I am with Ron for Jumbos Clown Room.

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#9 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:48 PM

As it is I just looked at my Calendar and I am out of town during cinegear.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:00 PM

Hey guys,

if you'll go to Dromo1, please make shure to take some photos for their website. I like to see how much fun you had :P

Greetings from Switzerland.
Lukas--not able to go to CA this year--Franz :(
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#11 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:22 AM

here's a plan for Cine Gear:
goes to Jumbo's Clown Room and tosses bologna slices at toothless strippers covered in mayonnaise.

ron

So you're not changing your plans at all for Cinegear? Isn't 51 weeks a year enough?
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