Landracing Forum

Loring Timing Association (Maine) => Loring (AFB) land speed venue => Topic started by: marksoto on July 16, 2012, 02:43:38 PM

Title: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: marksoto on July 16, 2012, 02:43:38 PM
Tim and I would like to thank all volunteers .….we could not do this without your help.  Thank you very much for making this July’s Maine Event another success!!!!   :cheers:

Mark Sotomayor
LTA, President
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: half-fast on July 16, 2012, 08:59:05 PM
I feel compelled to jump in here. A special shout out to the Fairway Motorsports gang, Paul at the start, and Marvin who kept the prestaging under control. With out Tom and Joe running staging, and Paul's expertise on the starting line, and all of the other contributions made by the same, the venue would not be what it was. Truth be told at the time, wished that Friday was more on the stick and beat the rain by more runs, but by 1p on Sunday all was good as there was no wait and free track. Paul next time we will continue the tradition, Joe and Tom, thanks once again, and the A7 was a hoot! Lastly, but not the least for the time slip vols thanks for keeping the classes right and all your time!:cheers:
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: blackslax on July 17, 2012, 08:02:22 AM
Here to Start.

First and most importantly - The Daly Boys.  We could not run the event without them. (mainly because they bring the radio) :-D in addition to everything else.

Second - all of our volunteers:
              Start - Paul - who has started every car we have ever run at the Maine Event for 4 years and gets the number right after 9 hours in the sun.
                        Marvin - who organized pre-stage and did a great job.  So yo uall know, Marvin is actually one of our sponsors, but we worked the snot out if him anyway.

              Timing - Frank John and George Hartford who picked up on timing so well that I actually left them to run thing for the first time ever.  i believe the entire weekend
                           had one bad time from a hornet tripping an eye and one missed time.
                           Chuck Lyons, Todd Richards, and Judy Hartford for assisting with the run logs.

               Tech - Joe, Steve, and Frank as our tech directors have organized their teams so well that I don't even know who they are.  Thanks to all of you.  Tech ran the
                         smoothest ever. (if you don't believe me, go to Eva Hakkenson's webite  www.evahakansson.se (http://www.evahakansson.se))

              Track - Scott, Todd, Doug and Teresa for taking the short course away from race control and doing a great job of it on their own.  they really sped things up.

              Stewards - Jack Wagman at long shutdown all weekend in the sun and "the mid course couple" whos name escapes me because I kept calling them "the mid
                               course couple."
              Timing Slips - The crew that kept it all orderly with hundreds of slips and records to certify. (sorry about the names)

              Rescue - the Limestone Fire Department for keeping us all safe and running short shutdown to free up a body.

This is the crew that has brought the Maine Event to what is likely an LSR all time low run to complaint ratio.
      
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: Thomas_Cronan on July 17, 2012, 09:26:20 AM
the DAS team would like to thank all the lta staff for a great meet! we look forward to next month and going faster!
Thomas
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: blackslax on July 18, 2012, 07:14:40 AM
Here to Start.

First and most importantly - The Daly Boys.  We could not run the event without them. (mainly because they bring the radio) :-D in addition to everything else.

Second - all of our volunteers:
              Start - Paul - who has started every car we have ever run at the Maine Event for 4 years and gets the number right after 9 hours in the sun.
                        Marvin - who organized pre-stage and did a great job.  So yo uall know, Marvin is actually one of our sponsors, but we worked the snot out if him anyway.

              Timing - Frank John and George Hartford who picked up on timing so well that I actually left them to run thing for the first time ever.  i believe the entire weekend
                           had one bad time from a hornet tripping an eye and one missed time.
                           Chuck Lyons, Todd Richards, and Judy Hartford for assisting with the run logs.

               Tech - Joe, Steve, and Frank as our tech directors have organized their teams so well that I don't even know who they are.  Thanks to all of you.  Tech ran the
                         smoothest ever. (if you don't believe me, go to Eva Hakkenson's webite  www.evahakansson.se (http://www.evahakansson.se))

              Track - Scott, Todd, Doug and Teresa for taking the short course away from race control and doing a great job of it on their own.  they really sped things up.

              Stewards - Jack Wagman at long shutdown all weekend in the sun and "the mid course couple" whos name escapes me because I kept calling them "the mid
                               course couple."
              Timing Slips - The crew that kept it all orderly with hundreds of slips and records to certify. (sorry about the names)

              Rescue - the Limestone Fire Department for keeping us all safe and running short shutdown to free up a body.

This is the crew that has brought the Maine Event to what is likely an LSR all time low run to complaint ratio.
      

The bike tech crew consisted of:

Frank John, Greg Neal, Brenda Sue Carver, Jennifer Robertson, Lloyd Frink, Fred Vance, Tom Bouchard, Phil Campbell.
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: roadracer on July 19, 2012, 06:03:23 AM
We at TLN Motorsports want to thank the LTA and all the volunteers that made the event possible.  It was something else.  You all outlasted the competitors and made our success possible.  15 LTA records, 208 in the 1.5 mile, 203 on the mile for the ZX-10R.  That's faster than it has ever been.  Again thank you all for making it happen.
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: blackslax on July 19, 2012, 10:22:17 AM
No Greg,
Thank you guys and hope to see you in September.
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: 55chevr on July 19, 2012, 05:50:41 PM
Might be time for valve springs and rings ... think you about wore out 2 motors.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: roadracer on July 20, 2012, 05:33:01 AM
Joe, I definately wore one of them out when it went boom.  Fingers crossed on finishing the year with the other.  It came off the dyno Wednesday as we needed to tune on it with the Brock's exhaust we added at Maine.  207 hp.  The previous exhaust on the bike only made 203.2 on it's best pull.  I was amazed. 

Joe, thank you and the crew for everything.  The starting line procedure was sweet.  The ability to get out of the sun, to walk away from the vehicle because you knew your line wasn't going to move for a while is simply huge to us racers.  It allowed me to do gearing changes in line and not have to move every few minutes.  All I can say is Great Job!!!

Wish you all the best on the salt and looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Tim, no comittment yet.  One really hurt bike has put a big dent in the cash flow.  I'd love to be there in September though.  Nice job by all who worked so hard.
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: jperewitz on July 25, 2012, 01:44:55 PM
Thank you to everyone that worked at the race!!! Myself and my team always have a GREAT time (even though we had fuel issues!) and we look forward to the next... unfortunately it probably won't be till July 2013 because we are heading to the salt!! Thanks again guys from my whole Team J'Witz crew!!!
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: dw230 on July 25, 2012, 01:52:35 PM
That Fred guy who is a biker sure gets around.

DW
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: Jessechop on July 25, 2012, 04:17:12 PM
Thank you to everyone that worked at the race!!! Myself and my team always have a GREAT time (even though we had fuel issues!) and we look forward to the next... unfortunately it probably won't be till July 2013 because we are heading to the salt!! Thanks again guys from my whole Team J'Witz crew!!!

This makes me sad  :-( You guys will be missed for sure
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: fredvance on August 01, 2012, 01:01:29 PM
We have traveled a bit this year. The Loring trip, with wife and puppies, was only 6000 miles!! :-D WOS is next. :cheers:
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: Koncretekid on August 01, 2012, 06:12:45 PM
Thanks to everyone for a great weekend of racing.  I thoroughly enjoyed helping out with tech and I will be back for next years Maine Event, unfortunately not for the September event as I will be trying to repeat my speed at BUB.  Hopefully without the broken parts.
Tom
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: 55chevr on August 01, 2012, 08:30:52 PM
Tom,
It was great to have you as part of the best Motorcycle tech inspection ever.  We had all experienced serious racers working the tech line with years of experience.   Every competitor appreciated the level of inspection and attention to safety detail.  Great job.


Joe
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: roadracer on August 02, 2012, 05:30:33 AM
We so much want to return to Loring in September with the ZX-10.  Sad truth is it will be very unlikely.  Lots of expense with the repair of the ZX-6's engine.  We have found at least 4 more HP on the ZX-10 and would love to try it out in the cool air.  Those darn finances seem to get in the way sometimes.  Best of luck to everyone going.
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: 55chevr on August 02, 2012, 08:30:47 PM
Greg--- did you find a cylinder head for the RR?


Joe
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: roadracer on August 03, 2012, 05:17:21 AM
Joe I hope so.  We have one coming from Cali.  The guy was a very knowledgable about all Kawasakis, so we hope it is the correct head.  It should be here middle of next week.  We are still looking though as it may be time to have a spare complete head built up and ready.  I've been told the Japan warehouse has those heads and am also following up on that.  I'm going to really miss being at Loring over Labor Day weekend.  I will be hard to live with over that time.
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: 55chevr on August 03, 2012, 07:20:28 PM
Racing 2 bikes with the number  of passes you make is like 2 seasons for anyone else ... missing one meet wont hurt that bad.

Joe
Title: Re: 2012 Maine Event
Post by: roadracer on August 06, 2012, 05:21:14 AM
Joe I know you are correct, but thinking about cool air and a smaller field has me itching to be there with the ZX-10.  I know we can go faster.  Maybe 210+.  We found 4+ hp on the dyno once we got home from the Maine event.  I had 26 passes in the Maine Event.  Only one bike on Sunday and at least 10 of those passes came on Sunday.  Too many unknowns with the ZX-6 to make that trip though.  All of my resources and finances are aimed at getting that bike ready before the bike shootout in Ohio.  Oh I'll live, but no guarantee about being pleasent over that time.