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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2013, 08:27:18 PM »

Hey save me an event T-shirt (or four) okay?  I was REALLY hoping to do a major wardrobe adjustment at WOS (different color hat... first time my car on an event poster/T-shirt, etc.), but.......
Oh well let's hope there is still a Shoe Tout.  The pics on the USFRA home page don't look too encouraging though.  But I got fingers, toes and eyes crossed... hoping.

Freud, would it be too much to ask for you to head on out to the salt and wander up and down the course for a few days talking to yourself?  Might help speed the drying process along some ya' know.  I'll even promise to buy your beer if you promise to return it only to the Porta Potties.
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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2013, 10:00:50 PM »

Bloody English weather!!
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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2013, 10:15:35 PM »

honda_jim......I probably walk too slow.

I'd be there if I had any influence.

This time Target 550 is hurting also.

We need to get that piece out on her own.

The loss of events is critical to us.

So long in the headlines and now it sits and waits like everyone else.

It's tough to keep ones chin up.

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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2013, 11:10:41 PM »

I was in Colorado when I get the call. Had to drop off a machine and then the plan was to head to Wendover. Cut out that part of my trip and headed to So. Cal. to drop off a car. Then back home to TN.

I was looking forward to being on the Salt, but I'll have to wait until next year now.
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« Reply #34 on: September 06, 2013, 12:16:53 AM »

Freud, do you think it can be at world finals? 
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« Reply #35 on: September 06, 2013, 12:33:48 AM »

Bloody English weather!!

Actually, if we were in Great Britain this week, we'd be more concerned about the tides -

http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/Pendine_Sands.html

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« Reply #36 on: September 06, 2013, 09:22:08 AM »

Arrived back home yesterday afternoon. It was a bitter disappointment for us to make the call to cancel the
race.  Sunday the 1st the salt was drying well and I had planned on starting to drag early Monday morning.
The plan was to drag new lanes adjacent to track 1 but on the pit side. The salt there was void of the ruts
that were in the current track.  A storm came through Sunday night and flooded the lake bed. By Tuesday it was drying nicely but then another storm hit midday. Then to top things off another one came through Tuesday night about 9:30 pm.  It was just too much water and we did not feel we would have sufficent time
to provide a safe and fast track.
We will be looking at the expenses already incurred and let those pre entered know how much we can  refund or the option of rolling over the amount toward next years entry.
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« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2013, 10:57:50 AM »

I'll have to attend the board meeting before I can comment on World Finals.

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« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2013, 03:32:16 PM »

Spectators won't appreciate the decision to cancel but anyone who wants to drive on a safe track will be pleased.  The final decision on a go-no go is the quality of the course.  The decision to cancel is like telling racers there won't be a Christmas this year.  It takes serious evaluation and I commend Jim and Monte for the guts to call it off.  This is a slap in the face because Utah has had the hottest summer on record and one of the driest so a rain out was one of the last things we thought would happen.  Now we get to worry about snowpack and water next summer.
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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2013, 03:40:02 PM »

Wes the integrity of USFRA does not waver.

Racers should respect your decisions because their safety is the basis of your decisions.

No one wants to cancel the event.  Weather has dealt USFRA costly situations more than once

and you always come back swinging.

Thanks for being there.

After missing Speed Week the Target 550 team was ready to do our initial runs at your meet.

No hesitation.

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« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2013, 04:01:10 PM »

Arrived back home yesterday afternoon. It was a bitter disappointment for us to make the call to cancel the
race.  Sunday the 1st the salt was drying well and I had planned on starting to drag early Monday morning.
The plan was to drag new lanes adjacent to track 1 but on the pit side. The salt there was void of the ruts
that were in the current track.  A storm came through Sunday night and flooded the lake bed. By Tuesday it was drying nicely but then another storm hit midday. Then to top things off another one came through Tuesday night about 9:30 pm.  It was just too much water and we did not feel we would have sufficent time
to provide a safe and fast track.
We will be looking at the expenses already incurred and let those pre entered know how much we can  refund or the option of rolling over the amount toward next years entry.
Monte.

We all know it was a tough choice. I respect you for your thoughts on safety AND quality of racing.
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« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2013, 09:37:49 AM »

Wow, that sucks. Obviously the right call...I just feel bad for the folks who've been waiting and preparing and driving...  sad
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