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Title: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: TomC on July 14, 2010, 02:18:12 PM
As a first timer what time do you all recommend arriving by on Friday??  I know in need the tech inspection and rookie orientation but what else goes on that day?
TomC
Krypton Racing
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: TomC on July 14, 2010, 03:06:21 PM
..... also what time do you recommend arriving?
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: MiltonP on July 14, 2010, 07:20:21 PM
I got in mid-afternoon last year and went through tech pretty quickly.  I am 99% sure the rookie orientation will be held saturday am or both days for late arrivals.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 944EVer on July 29, 2010, 07:06:43 AM
How late will they be doing inspections on Friday? Do they do any inspections Saturday?

Thanks

Dave Cover
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: DahMurf on July 29, 2010, 07:21:03 AM
Just guessing here from past experience & how the ECTA does things...
Usually by 5-6pm on Friday most tech volunteers call it a day. Friday's tend to be a long day & the volunteers wear out after a while!
Tech can be done any time but remember that a lot of the volunteer techs also race so if you can get in before racing starts you'll have more available techs. If you get in after racing starts you may need to wait a little longer for a tech (or 3 if necessary) to be located. Fear not, you'll get teched and be able to run if you pass you just need a little more patience after the racing starts! :) Unless they have a good pool of techs not multitasking, but i wouldn't count on that!!

Get there as early on Friday as you can to set up & go through tech especially if its your first time. This way if you need to tweak anything to pass tech you'll have more time to work on it & reinspect and a bigger pool of less busy racers to advise & help out!

Good morning from beautiful Presque Isle Maine!

Debbie
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Frank06 on July 29, 2010, 07:42:04 AM
Hey Deb,

I know a guy driving up from CT Friday and he's not sure what time he'll get in on Friday.  Would you mind trying to find out if he could tech Saturday a.m. if he comes in too late Saturday?

thx
Frank
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: DahMurf on July 29, 2010, 08:17:42 AM
I'm positive he can tech any time during the weekend. As stated above, a lot of the techs are also racers so you might need to wait a little longer to get teched once the racing starts but he will be able to tech. Tech usually opens pretty early on sat mornings at the ECTA so I would expect the same here as well. In the 7-8am range?

I'm not sure if I saw a schedule posted but if he gets in late Friday he should get to the track as early as possible Sat for tech, drivers meeting & orientation if necessary.

Don't worry, if you get to the track before the end of the meet you'll get teched!!
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: BUSA BOY on July 29, 2010, 02:57:04 PM
i have a 04 busa the rules state you need a gas petcock can that be right i spoke to someone from maxton mile they said no?
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 55chevr on July 29, 2010, 08:53:38 PM
Ask for me - Joe Daly - if you need tech inspection and there is no tech line. I will see that you get inspected.

Joe
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Glen on July 29, 2010, 09:08:36 PM
Deb
Is anyone doing live updates this week end. Have a great meet.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: DahMurf on July 30, 2010, 07:38:02 AM
i have a 04 busa the rules state you need a gas petcock can that be right i spoke to someone from maxton mile they said no?

You need a way to shut off your gas but it doesn't have to be a petcock. If you're still running the stock setup on the busa then the shut off button (on the right control) in conjunction with a tethered kill switch will pass tech.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: DahMurf on July 30, 2010, 07:45:11 AM
Deb
Is anyone doing live updates this week end. Have a great meet.
 :cheers:

I'll update when I can but not necessarily on here. Our whole gang has been & will be doing facebook updates via cell phone and I will try to keep my twitter updated as well with any text updates I make. My twitter is http://twitter.com/DahMurf You don't have to join twitter to see the updates.

Best I can do as I'm going to try to make a few passes this weekend. Maybe some of our facebook friends can cross post on here.
Debbie
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: wolcottjl on July 30, 2010, 10:44:29 AM
Deb,
If you post on Facebook I will copy over to here.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: wolcottjl on July 30, 2010, 12:47:26 PM
Running a test -
Some pictures from Todd and Debbie's facebook posts.  Let me know if you can't see them.  I might have to copy them from a different location.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs217.snc4/39175_1488909897103_1064622109_3217387_2676239_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs212.snc4/38933_1488904456967_1064622109_3217383_1927765_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 4-barrel Mike on July 30, 2010, 12:54:46 PM
Look good on the west coast!   :cheers:

Mike
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: wolcottjl on July 30, 2010, 12:59:38 PM
I just wanted to make sure that they could be seen since they are linked to Facebook and not a typical photo site.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Peter Jack on July 30, 2010, 02:22:09 PM
Came thru great Joel. Thanks, we look forward to your posts. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :-D

Pete
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: BudJ63 on July 30, 2010, 02:34:05 PM
Pictures look great in the Sunshine State!
Hope everyone has a fun, fast and SAFE weekend.

Bud Johnson
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 55chevr on July 30, 2010, 07:55:00 PM
Hayabusa ... polished swingarm, frame, wheels ... beautiful bike
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 55chevr on July 30, 2010, 07:59:34 PM
Keith Turk's Camaro is here ...
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 55chevr on July 30, 2010, 08:00:31 PM
Nice belly tank ...
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: racer x on July 30, 2010, 08:35:32 PM
Thank you for the photos . I guess I am "Sick of home", not "home sick" looking at them. Next year for sure 

Good luck SO-Al
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Aroostook on July 30, 2010, 09:31:17 PM
 http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1437371668221  (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1437371668221)
A montage of Friday's activities.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: wolcottjl on July 31, 2010, 10:18:52 AM
Couple more from Todd Dross.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs243.snc4/39488_1489596914278_1064622109_3219438_1078838_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs115.ash2/39092_1489616674772_1064622109_3219485_3294167_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs109.ash2/38800_1489771718648_1064622109_3219880_2751162_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: fredvance on July 31, 2010, 10:26:07 AM
Karl just had to paint his Busa green. :roll:

  Fred
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Seldom Seen Slim on July 31, 2010, 11:36:28 AM
Not just any green, either.  That color looks one heck of a lot like the factory green of my '00 ZX12R.  At first look on this photo I thought it WAS a 12R -- then I looked more closely, saw the tail section, and that's when I realized it was a 'Busa.  Looks fine. . .
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: don on July 31, 2010, 11:41:19 AM
From Debs Twitter page

Todd ran a 176 on the sidecar. Fastest speed on it to date. Dean getting ready to run H2.

Dean runs a 241 I think they said on the unfaired H2 shakeout pass! YEAH BABY

Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: joea on July 31, 2010, 11:44:34 AM
i heard bill went 273 and took out head gasket, spare motor in nj....

if true, .kudos...but im really bummed bill didnt go much faster...

Joe :)
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: fredvance on July 31, 2010, 12:37:28 PM
Me too!! :cry:
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: wolcottjl on July 31, 2010, 01:53:22 PM
From Deb's twitter - Dean runs a 242.Todd runs 175.4. Josh on deck for naked turbo run on gas bike. Joe in the wings for shakedown motor pass.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: joea on July 31, 2010, 02:17:30 PM
 hopefully the rumor of bill hurting,
headgasket is just that...?........as before if the 273 is real...KUDOS..!!!...

just looking for updates from anyone covering event...:)

go guys and gals...go...

Joe :)
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 55chevr on July 31, 2010, 07:51:28 PM
Bill will probably post later but I think he hurt more then a head gasket .... the engine lost power right before the timimg traps and he coasted through at 273. He said he was surprized with the recorded speed but it was going faster before the engine went away.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 55chevr on July 31, 2010, 08:14:52 PM
Spoke to Charles a few minutes ago. He went 162 with the Studebaker but left some out there ...
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Glen on August 01, 2010, 11:01:50 AM
Spoke to Charles a few minutes ago. He went 162 with the Studebaker but left some out there ...

Has Charles made any more runs, hope he didn't hurt it.
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: wolcottjl on August 01, 2010, 12:24:24 PM
From Deb's twitter.  Dean 267.006 faired!!!!!! Joe 196.202 n20 200 next baby!!!!
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: dw230 on August 01, 2010, 12:40:57 PM
". . . but it was going faster before the engine went away."

It always happens that way.

DW
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: joea on August 01, 2010, 03:36:03 PM
WAY TO GO EVERYONE.....!!!

especially DEAN...!!!!!

WOW...

Joe :)
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Glen on August 01, 2010, 04:11:07 PM
Joe, congrats 200.6 mph and a hat. Hard work pays off. Been pulling for you all week end. :-D
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: Glen on August 01, 2010, 04:14:22 PM
Cajun Kid, hope you got the results you wanted for the first time out. Car looked pretty at the staring line. Wish I could have been there. :-D
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: joea on August 01, 2010, 04:23:55 PM
wow Joe....!!!!! 

what class for Joe, and for Dean..?..

with Mr. Guthrie there....look out.....Dean is likely
to make more passes...:):).....

Joe :)
Title: Re: Friday July 30 schedule
Post by: 55chevr on August 01, 2010, 04:33:30 PM
Charles was making another run when we were packing up.