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Title: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: USFRAMONTE on February 24, 2018, 04:04:10 PM
The USFRA will be hosting a Test N Tune, July 6th, 7th and 8th, 2018. There had been discussions about prepping a short course and offering short course records as part of the Test N Tune. We submitted the idea to the SCTA board asking for representatives to attend and certify the records. They discussed it, and decided that it should remain a Test N Tune meet. Therefore, there will be no record attempts available at the July meet. Record attempts and certifications will be available at the World of Speed in September.
For the Test N Tune, we will start runs at noon on Friday the 6th and continue through Sunday the 8th.  If you are a new driver, you will be able to license up to a C classification. Entry forms will be up on our website soon, www.saltflats.com.
We need to have a minimum of 50 entries by May 31st. Please be sure to get your entries in so we can move forward with plans for this event. 


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: SPARKY on March 23, 2018, 12:00:38 PM
We are in  :-D


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: nrhs sales on April 03, 2018, 10:12:15 AM
did the price go way up for test and tune this year?  i thought it was around $300 last year and this year it is $470.


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: SPARKY on April 03, 2018, 04:46:05 PM
sounds like it!!


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: deep in debt motorsports on May 02, 2018, 02:05:34 PM
Who's going?Need 40 more entries i guess?


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: USFRAMONTE on May 15, 2018, 10:23:04 PM
We are still open for entries at our July Test-N-Tune. We need at least 50 entries to make this event happen. There are still several slots available.
The schedule will be as follows: July 5th: Setup and start vehicle inspections in the afternoon.  July 6th: Inspections will continue as needed. Drivers meeting about noon, start running vehicles at 1:00 pm.  July 7th: normal race day.  July 8th: racing will end around 2:00 pm, cleanup and head for home.
There will be licensing to AA available, providing the vehicle and driver pass appropriate tech inspections.
This will be a minimal frills event, no food vendors, no fuel, no AM radio station. Each crew vehicle will need a CB radio as that is how announcements/communications will be handled.
Check our web site, www.saltflats.com for more detailed information.
The salt conditions at this time look to be much smoother than the last few years.
Hope to see you there.


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: SPARKY on June 01, 2018, 07:08:52 AM
When will we know for sure about July's T&T  :?


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: handyguy on June 01, 2018, 07:37:47 AM
I sent money , so it should happen ..   Hope to inspect  your car SPARKY !!   Looking to spend some time at Great Basin  National Park on the way back ..    :cheers: :cheers: A great drive out in the  desert and cool camping high up ..  STEVE


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on June 01, 2018, 08:24:41 AM
Visit the Lehman Caves!


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: kiwi belly tank on June 01, 2018, 09:35:01 AM
We've had a lot of rain come through here in the last week or so, how's the salt looking?
  Sid.


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: RichFox on June 01, 2018, 11:33:30 AM
http://meso1.chpc.utah.edu/station_cameras/bflat_cam/bflat_cam_current.jpg                                                                                                                                       I would have posted the actual picture, but posting on this site can be very frustrating


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: Texican on June 01, 2018, 01:29:36 PM
Looks like several inches of standing water.



Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: USFRAMONTE on June 02, 2018, 02:12:59 PM
Dennis Sullivan and Larry Volk were in Wendover this last Monday. They reported that the flats are indeed under water currently.

Ellen Wilkinson is in the process of tabulating the entries for the Test N Tune. Her personal schedule has been very busy lately and it will take
some more time for her to get the information put together.  This coming Wednesday, June 6th is our monthly USFRA club meeting. She has
told us she will have the results ready for the meeting.  We will then make our decision whether the Test N Tune will be a go, or not.  We will put
the word out as soon as we know.  Thanks for your patience in this regard. 


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: jacksoni on June 02, 2018, 02:47:04 PM
The camera today shows "dry" though beginning of the week was a lake as Monte said.

http://meso1.chpc.utah.edu/station_cameras/bflat_cam/bflat_cam_current.jpg


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: SPARKY on June 02, 2018, 05:35:00 PM
Thanks Monte


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: USFRAMONTE on June 07, 2018, 08:39:49 AM
After much discussion last night, it boiled down to the fact that we just did not have enough entries to make the Test N Tune a viable meet. So we are sorry to report that there will be no Test N Tune this year.
The volunteers had already agreed to work with no per diem and no lunch provided. We talked about not providing motel rooms in an effort to cut the expenses but still could not make the numbers work.
Those who entered and paid their fees will be fully refunded. We will try again next year. See you in September.


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: deep in debt motorsports on June 07, 2018, 09:13:43 AM
Thanks for the effort!!!


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: ggl205 on June 07, 2018, 09:22:56 AM
Monty, what was the salt prognosis? Interested to know if the surface looks better or worse than last year.

John


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: USFRAMONTE on June 07, 2018, 09:34:51 AM
Monty, what was the salt prognosis? Interested to know if the surface looks better or worse than last year.

John

John,  I have not been out to the salt yet this year. When Dennis and Larry were out in April, they reported the salt was smooth and hard all the way to the seven mile. Dennis was able to drive his truck at 90 mph the entire way and reported no pot holes or ruts.  At the seven they tested the surface by trying to stick a screwdriver through the salt. The had to use a good deal of force to get it to poke through but when it did, they found the salt layer to be only about 1/4" thick.  The two of them were back out there on Memorial Day, it had rained to the point that the salt was under water. They will be going back out again next week to scout course locations and start the dragging process. Will know more then and be able to give you a better more up-to-date report next week.


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: SPARKY on June 07, 2018, 10:13:06 AM
Thanks To ALL USFRA members---you did your part--- but we racers all have to respond and be willing to support with $$$$ be  willing to attend.  Thanks again to USFRA


Title: Re: Test N Tune 2018
Post by: ggl205 on June 07, 2018, 12:11:17 PM
Monty:

I would like to ad my words to Sparky's. You folks do a welcome and remarkable job. Wish I could be out there this year but will be back next.

John