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Offline DallasV

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #75 on: August 08, 2019, 10:42:35 AM »

Smith's grocery store doesn't accept Visa credit cards any more.
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That's a "go figger" - usually it's the AMEX that gets refused - higher merchant fees.


Smiths/Kroger are in a fight with Visa over fees. If your visa card is also a debit card you can still use it with a pin at Smiths
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #76 on: August 08, 2019, 10:59:37 AM »
Pit cruising takes too frickin' long when I have to get out of the truck and greet folks so much.  Ain't it wonderful?  Here's a bunch of "who's here" pics.  It's still early - and the weather is cool and breezy west-to-east and cloudy.











Marcia Buck Baker's hot rod -- it's first visit to the salt.



































Keith Turk is here, Marlo Treit is here, Melanie and George said hello, and so it goes.  When will you get here?
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #77 on: August 08, 2019, 11:26:15 AM »
Jon, I wish I was (were?) there right now! Unfortunately that will happen next month at WoS.
 Thank you for these photos!

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #78 on: August 08, 2019, 11:54:21 AM »
We're having intermittent light sprinkles and 10-15 mph winds from the mountains to the freeway. :-(
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #79 on: August 08, 2019, 12:11:12 PM »
Does anybody know what hours the car show is on at the Nugget on Fri and Sat?  Soooo excited for Speed Week!  Hey Slim, I have a racing book for you! 

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #80 on: August 08, 2019, 12:38:17 PM »
I'll bet Marcia never took the coupe out in winter because there was too much salt on the roads in Maine.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #81 on: August 08, 2019, 12:48:26 PM »
The little streamliner is a slick deal...
Thanks for the images!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #82 on: August 08, 2019, 01:13:04 PM »
thanx for the pics jon

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #83 on: August 08, 2019, 04:15:48 PM »
It's 3.15 and there's not much happening.  Inspection is busy but lines are short.  The 639 Ducati I'll be riding is in insp. right now, and the weather is - unh, kinda bland.  The rain stopped and the clouds gave way to sun for a while but now we're back to heavy clouds and NE winds about 5-10MPH.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #84 on: August 08, 2019, 04:32:19 PM »
Thanks for the updates Jon
Salt flat camera shows the line of vehicles entering the salt ,clouds on the mountains and no puddles , hope the weather holds out for everyone .

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #85 on: August 08, 2019, 05:22:31 PM »
It's 4.20 local time.  Light but steady rain but we press on with setup.  I'm waiting to see a race car go past me with the wipers going.  WHOA!  Big lightning flash.

Yep, the weather has gone sour for today.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #86 on: August 08, 2019, 06:52:46 PM »
And now I'm in town.  It was raining lightly but steadily for most of the past half hour/hour, and windy?  Ron Christensen and I were at the radio trailer, trying to hold the door closed in the wind, when a gust blew the trailer hitch off the hunk of wood it was on.  Yee-HaH!

As I left I shot 20 sec of video of the main road through the pits and posted it on my Facebook page.  I won't put the video here, but it shows that the pits are not very hospitable right now.

The rain has now stopped and it's sunny at the Quality Inn.  WTF?  I won't post much more tonight, and tomorrow willhave the fun of seeing if I can make the audio get into the laptop. 
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #87 on: August 08, 2019, 07:32:25 PM »
How about a link to that video, Jon?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #88 on: August 08, 2019, 09:14:58 PM »
Latest SCTA update.

Tom G.

SW 2019 Update #7 (8/8/19):
Inspection opened this morning and approximately 70 vehicles were inspected. The Blue Line was put down, comms put up, wire layed for clocks and the Timing Tower is up & running.And then we got hit by a brief squall with wind, rain & hail and there is a small amount of standing water. As of now, the Driver?s Meeting will still be Saturday at 9:00 a.m. We may post pone the start of racing a day or two, but better weather is expected from now on. At this time, we expect to still go racing.Gates open tomorrow @ 7:00 a.m. and Inspection & Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.

JUST A REMINDER, THE NEW SPEED LIMIT FOR THE ACCESS ROAD IS 45 MPH.

See ya on the salt!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2019
« Reply #89 on: August 08, 2019, 09:31:52 PM »
New member here.
Hope this is in the right place.
I'm going out to spectate and camp. Can we have a fire pit at our camp at the bend?
I'm probably only going to be there Saturday and Sunday.  Maybe be back again later in the week