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« Reply #45 on: February 09, 2017, 09:12:22 AM »

There must have been an internal decision at Wilmington that caused them not to let us come back.  If they turned SCTA away, it makes it sound like a no racing decision.  I'm not sure what FAA regs had to do unless they slipped by initially by using the remote location we used.

I'm pretty sure Blytheville in Arkansas still has active flights there, so it must be something else.  As for insurance costs being too high, they need to let us know and let the market decide.  If they tell us it will be $750 per entry that may be too much, but at least give us a chance to decide.

  Well, maybe we need to ask what the insurance and cost to put on the event adds up to for a weekend.....Must be a few insurance guys involved in LSR, they should have a clue....
 As always, we all want to race but very few what to run the event...
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« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2017, 06:34:11 PM »

very few are allowed to run the event....
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« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2017, 09:57:49 PM »

Does Wilmington have 2 runways? That is how they got around closing McMinnville Or. for 1/2 mile drags in 2015 was the other runway was left open for the airplanes.
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« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2017, 08:18:06 AM »

Does Wilmington have 2 runways? That is how they got around closing McMinnville Or. for 1/2 mile drags in 2015 was the other runway was left open for the airplanes.
Wilmington has 2 runways, one of which (the one we used) is CLOSED to air traffic (all during the  ECTA time there and still was as of a month or so ago, last time I looked at the airport info). That is the reason we could use it. Not returning was a number of factors, including insurance, per the post on the ECTA website.  Generally, the FAA is not going to allow non air use of a public use airport that is active. Some exceptions may have occurred but regs generally prohibit that.
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« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2017, 12:12:26 PM »

Have there been discussions with these guys??
http://www.internationalmileracingassociation.com/

Using Kennedy Space Center with "Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds"
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« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2017, 12:50:13 PM »

Have there been discussions with these guys??
http://www.internationalmileracingassociation.com/

Using Kennedy Space Center with "Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds"


This is very interesting, especially with the longer courses being available.  It is roughly a 1000 mile drive for me, so a whole lot closer than Loring for me.
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« Reply #51 on: March 07, 2017, 11:06:07 AM »

I talked to Johnny Bohmer over a year ago about potential testing at the Proving Grounds. They do not sanction or hold events, only private testing. He is only leasing the use of the property. When asked about costs for testing a motorcycle(s) costs for a day were over $15K. They are also very concerned about high speed stability on motorcycles regarding the corduroyed surface. They have never tested motorcycles there.
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« Reply #52 on: March 07, 2017, 03:51:04 PM »

Ok. But the "international mile racing association" appeared to be having time trials there. Wonder about the arrangements.
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« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2017, 08:29:13 AM »

Ok. But the "international mile racing association" appeared to be having time trials there. Wonder about the arrangements.

  Looking on the Internet and the IMRA book of faces website, all I see is big buck late model super cars Huh
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« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2017, 05:39:48 PM »

Cecil field in Jacksonville, Fl. was a Naval Air Station and  has a 12,500 ft asphalt/concrete runway and two 8,000 ft runways. It is now Cecil Commerce Center and they are looking for tenants to use the facility. It is still an active airport so that might be a problem but it might be worth looking into.
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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2017, 04:56:31 PM »

Contact info for "johnny bohmer proving grounds" is on his Facebook site with same name. Give him a call, maybe something has changed. Whether it is in Jacksonville or the Proving Grounds it sure would be nice to have a course in the South again!
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« Reply #56 on: May 27, 2017, 07:12:13 AM »

 Posted on the ECTA face Book site.....Sounds like the end ...

         
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May 2017 update on the 2017 race season - We had high hopes for a new venue in Ohio. After meeting with the team from that site and driving the potential race areas, we determined that it would not work for us. We had also decided against the possible second option further south that would have required significant work to the area around the course and a high number of volunteers to run the event. At this point, we will not be able to provide any racing to our members for the 2017 race season.

We are also going to stop taking memberships for 2017. Please bear with us as we reorganize and continue to try to find a way for the organization to continue and to bring you racing going forward.
         
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« Reply #57 on: May 27, 2017, 09:36:17 AM »

...sounds like they were not able to establish a doable venue for this season...
and working diligently on bringing future racing....
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« Reply #58 on: June 03, 2017, 01:41:02 PM »

I saw Keith Turk at the Arkansas Mile event yesterday.  This is a perfect venue and is ready to race, all it needs is ECTA and a bunch of drivers and riders.
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« Reply #59 on: June 03, 2017, 06:11:41 PM »

I am in if it is ECTA sanctioned
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