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Offline marksoto

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2012 Maine Event
« 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:

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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #1 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:

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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #2 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)

              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.
      
« Last Edit: July 17, 2012, 08:20:31 AM by blackslax »
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #4 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)

              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.
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 10:22:17 AM »
No Greg,
Thank you guys and hope to see you in September.
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 05:50:41 PM »
Might be time for valve springs and rings ... think you about wore out 2 motors.

Joe

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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #9 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!!!
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2012, 01:52:35 PM »
That Fred guy who is a biker sure gets around.

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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #11 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

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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #12 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:
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: 2012 Maine Event
« Reply #14 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