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Offline QikNip

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Blytheville April dates moved
« on: November 18, 2017, 10:32:00 AM »
Just in case anyone missed it, the April 20-22 ECTA Blytheville event has moved to April 12-15. Just rebooked my hotel rooms...
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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 03:30:02 PM »
Thanks Rick!
Racing is Friday the 13th  :-o :? to Sunday the 15th.
But 12th is a set-up day if you are a helper!  :cheers:
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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 01:42:10 PM »
Get your taxes in early, or work on them while you're in line. :-D
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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 04:11:59 PM »
I believe you have until April 17th to file your taxes this year due to the 15th falling on a weekend.

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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 03:11:38 PM »
As for the local hotels, I would recommend the Hampton Inn first, the Holiday Inn second and the Comfort Inn third.  Quality falls off real quick after that.  You do want to lock up everything and prepare for the worst, the area around the hotels is pretty seedy.  This is the first Hampton where I have ever seen a security guard patrolling the parking lot.

By all means avoid the Drury Inn in Hayti, I nearly had a divorce on my hands after booking that two years ago.  I was happy to break my bike the first day and go home, anything would have been better than taking my wife back there.

Dining choices are weak in Blytheville, my breakfast at the Hampton is still my best meal there so far.  I know we don't go for the food, but it is never a good idea to torture your pit crew.  The local food in Wilmington, Loring, and Wendover are much better.
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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 03:09:45 PM »
As for the local hotels, I would recommend the Hampton Inn first, the Holiday Inn second and the Comfort Inn third.  Quality falls off real quick after that.  You do want to lock up everything and prepare for the worst, the area around the hotels is pretty seedy.  This is the first Hampton where I have ever seen a security guard patrolling the parking lot.

By all means avoid the Drury Inn in Hayti, I nearly had a divorce on my hands after booking that two years ago.  I was happy to break my bike the first day and go home, anything would have been better than taking my wife back there.

Dining choices are weak in Blytheville, my breakfast at the Hampton is still my best meal there so far.  I know we don't go for the food, but it is never a good idea to torture your pit crew.  The local food in Wilmington, Loring, and Wendover are much better.



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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 03:34:13 PM »
It is not a tourist mecca, that is for sure.  The runway however is only just a little shorter than Loring's and is much longer than Wilmington or Maxton, so it should be even safer than before.   There is plenty of pit space. The city really saw their fortunes drop when the air force pulled out of the base.  The economic impact can be devastating to small communities when you pull that many jobs and dollars out of the area.
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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 11:18:42 PM »
I can't wait!  I've autocrossed on the apron of this track and the concrete is in great shape.  My car is in pieces, so I registered my shop truck/tow truck.  Its a new track-every pass is a new record!  I'm sure there's a good Mexican restaurant somewhere close by-we'll be fine.  Hope to see Woody there.  Tailgate up?  Tailgate down? Tailgate off?

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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 11:24:37 PM »
Tailgate up?  Tailgate down? Tailgate off?

I'd bet you'll get more than three passes.  As Mike LeFevers (dynoroom) says, "Without Data You're Just Another Guy With An Opinion!"

Wish I could be there!

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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2018, 05:04:37 PM »
I can't wait!  I've autocrossed on the apron of this track and the concrete is in great shape.  My car is in pieces, so I registered my shop truck/tow truck.  Its a new track-every pass is a new record!  I'm sure there's a good Mexican restaurant somewhere close by-we'll be fine.  Hope to see Woody there.  Tailgate up?  Tailgate down? Tailgate off?
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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2018, 07:57:44 PM »
That is good information if you have a double cab with what looks like a 6' bed.

I would like to see the results from a single cab 8' bed.

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Re: Blytheville April dates moved
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 08:38:57 PM »
Put a bed cover on it....  :cheers:
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