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Author Topic: SpeedWeek 2014 - the event per se  (Read 82233 times)
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« Reply #360 on: August 21, 2014, 11:04:29 PM »

Thanks for the link Jack. I don't understand why USFRA won't update their website with conditions. Only 2 weeks to go.

OR - it's still two weeks out.

If it's really crucial, give 'em a call - 801-485-2662

Like SCTA, it's a volunteer organization.  Most of the members don't live any closer than SLC.

They were out last weekend, and I was told 2 and 3 were in decent shape, the pits were trashed, and the 1 was unusable.

I was also told they're going to work to see that the event happens.

And if it rains on the Friday before like it did on August 8th, well, that's the way the cookie crumbles.

The best bet is to control what you can.  Get the vehicle ready, double check everything, and if it's a go, be ready to go.

I know it's a tough pill if you're trying to make plans.  I had Speedweek on the books for a year, bought the rooms in February, drove 1600 miles to an event that got rained out, made arrangements to leave the car, the trailer and the race car in Utah, and caught a flight home.

I'll be back on the 5th.  If it rains, well, I had to pick up the car anyway.

Ya payz yo monee and ya takez yo chancez . . . 

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« Reply #361 on: August 22, 2014, 01:35:25 AM »

Guys, I get it and agree with your basic premise about Bonneville’s unpredictable weather. I have left the Nugget in what appeared a monsoon and arrived a few minutes later at the track sunny, dry, and hot. Summer T-storms there are micro-climates and highly localized. At the same time, on a hot day I have seen the evaporation rate exceed 4” in 8 hours. Having current conditions and a long range forecast gives me confidence in making or canceling reservations. If I had waited for the SCTA’s official SW announcement it would have cost me Hundred$$$ in cancellation fees. Rooms and cars add up . . . planes not so much.

The current weather should blow through by Saturday. After that, the long range forecast shows no precipitation for the next 10 days. If it is in the 90’s during that time conditions will be perfect. The forecast temps are cooler though which makes me a little more cautious. 
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« Reply #362 on: August 22, 2014, 06:53:05 AM »

I still think your confused , based upon your misguided analysis of SCTA's decision making at SW....

The veterans who we're there werent suckers....

forecast means nothing compared to boots on the ground
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« Reply #363 on: August 22, 2014, 07:31:17 AM »

I still think your confused , based upon your misguided analysis of SCTA's decision making at SW....

The veterans who we're there werent suckers....

forecast means nothing compared to boots on the ground


My point is that it's too early to post a sentry at Land's End with a hot spot and a lap top.

One has to proceed under the assumption that the event will take place.

Misguided?  We race metal vehicles on the most caustic surface on the planet.

The whole premise is misguided!   grin

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« Reply #364 on: August 22, 2014, 07:32:08 AM »

Chris and others:

I'll mention again that USFRA commonly has the pits pretty near the start line (vs. down track as does SCTA).  Therefore the fact that the pits are not useable (assume that it's the SCTA pits) - it probably won't be an issue for World of Speed.  I hope. rolleyes
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« Reply #365 on: August 22, 2014, 07:56:24 AM »

Milwaukee ...my response was aimed at the post directly above mine "salt fever "

it's just that ...salt fever , not the person ...Smiley...causes some hysteria that we fa feel good about our endeavors or not based on forecasts , reports etal

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1403756719838042

https://m.facebook.com/bonnevillespeedtrials?slog=316&seq=1955428627&rk=0&fbtype=65

Now leave me alone , I have some radar loops to perpetually stream and surfing for reports to keep up on....(fully knowing that it does not F'ing matter)
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« Reply #366 on: August 22, 2014, 08:08:11 AM »

 cheers

Joea, hope you can make it out - worst case scenario, we'll tip beers in the parking lot of the Rainbow!

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« Reply #367 on: August 22, 2014, 09:23:07 AM »

We all would love to know what is going to happen in the future... that is what some are asking...
Last year we were notified the WoS was cancelled several days before the event, we were only 200 miles from home, we turned around and went home to cry in our beers. 
The USFRA WILL GET the WORD OUT...
I will be on the road Tuesday before the event, I left our car is in Denver, 500 fewer miles to tow.
I think this horse has expired

I will lock it within 24 hours....  angry
SpeedWeek is over, it got cancelled due to weather, the SCTA did all they could to make it happen, they have decided to try for a longer World Finals, there is a WoS thread out there if you have to keep wondering what the weather is going to do... Lets move on
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« Reply #368 on: August 22, 2014, 09:38:40 AM »

You're right -- it's time for this one to end and have us move to the WoS topic that's going.  A couple of days ago I said I'd shut it off - and I didn't follow through.  I gave a day's notice then, too.  So, sir - I'll let you do the honors this time.  See you at WoS (or the WoS topic).
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« Reply #369 on: August 22, 2014, 01:48:02 PM »

Agreed


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« Reply #370 on: August 22, 2014, 02:15:17 PM »

 grin cheers

Received my refund (less the course prep fee) today, great job SCTA   cheers
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