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« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2017, 11:52:43 PM »

Okay... I'm listening... huh
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« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2017, 07:08:59 AM »

From my very limited understanding; the U.S. Mile folks (Texas, Colorado, Arkansas Miles) have an exclusive contract with the Gosnell Regional Airport Authority.  However, I believe it could be worked out.

I raced there this past weekend and the track is only second to Loring.  Extremely smooth and all kinds of additional room for pits, return, etc....  far, far improvement from Maxton.
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« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2017, 08:50:48 PM »

I would like to see some pictures from Arkansas.
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« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2017, 03:59:54 PM »

 Not really East Coast wonder what rules are being used for inspections. Lots to ask but seems interesting.
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« Reply #64 on: June 15, 2017, 04:40:28 PM »

I was at The Arkansas Mile event in support of my friend's 36HP VW Challenge car.  The facility itself (runway, return road, etc) at Arkansas International Airport is in great shape.


There were plenty of cars and bikes well over 200 mph (top speed of the event was something like 237 mph), and no issues with the shutdown or turn-out areas.

The event was well organized.

The town of Blytheville is not as commercially developed as a place like Wilmington, OH.  It may have been more economically active when the air base was open, but the air base closed in the '90's.

It seems like the Arkansas International Airport would easily accommodate the needs of ECTA events.

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« Reply #65 on: June 15, 2017, 04:42:29 PM »

For anyone interested, here's an album of pics from the recent Arkansas event...

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm2aZ2pT

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« Reply #66 on: June 15, 2017, 05:39:37 PM »

Then there are these guys. Unfortunately not a lot of private 9-10000 ft runways out there. Ocala getting close at 7550.
https://wannagofast.com/events/
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« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2017, 05:42:05 PM »

At least we wouldn't have to pull the race car threw the WV mountains-----twice rolleyes
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« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2017, 11:54:40 PM »

Could more than one mile be run at Blytheville?
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« Reply #69 on: June 21, 2017, 08:27:30 AM »

I'm only 100 miles from the Blytheville SAC Base. They use to land B52's there. Plus your only 80 miles north of Memphis TN. Lot's of hotels and places to eat. Don't believe you would have enough shutdown for anything more than a mile run.
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« Reply #70 on: June 21, 2017, 11:16:54 AM »

I'm only 100 miles from the Blytheville SAC Base. They use to land B52's there. Plus your only 80 miles north of Memphis TN. Lot's of hotels and places to eat. Don't believe you would have enough shutdown for anything more than a mile run.
runway is 11600ft. Mile and a half would leave about 3600 stopping distance. Wilmington by comparison was 9000' leaving about the same stopping distance. Might be tight for the faster cars. Loring on the other hand is 12100' only 500' longer. Mile and a half might work.
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« Reply #71 on: June 22, 2017, 10:05:53 AM »

Blytheville would easily accommodate a 1.5 mile course.  At Loring on my first wide open pass at about 185 I got on the brakes when I was done and then realized I had to give it some gas to get to the turnaround.  With "only" 3600' to slow down that is still 7/10s of a mile.   
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« Reply #72 on: June 22, 2017, 11:45:01 AM »

Blytheville would easily accommodate a 1.5 mile course.  At Loring on my first wide open pass at about 185 I got on the brakes when I was done and then realized I had to give it some gas to get to the turnaround.  With "only" 3600' to slow down that is still 7/10s of a mile.   
I suspect you are correct but pretty sure a 250mph car takes longer to stop than a fast bike.  grin
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« Reply #73 on: June 22, 2017, 12:36:59 PM »

I hope the ECTA is able to find a new place to run. Was getting ready to try my hand at building a car for this style of racing.
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« Reply #74 on: June 22, 2017, 07:19:14 PM »

If it is a 11.000 foot runway, why is there only 1/2 mile shutdown? 11,000 feet is over two miles. That would be lots of shutdown for fast cars.......just saying.
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