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Offline blackslax

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2020 Maine Event Registration Update
« on: June 03, 2020, 08:53:14 PM »
Hello Racers!

All of us at the LTA hope this email finds you and yours healthy and happy.  I think that a number of you are sharing in the collective happiness that Bonneville 2020 is now a go!  That was great news for all of us in the land speed community.

Here?s the deal for July: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

1)   We are planning to race. We have not wavered from that position and have worked hard with the state to get this thing pulled off, so thanks to all of the parties concerned.
2)   I apologize for not meeting our June 1st, but we were able to push off vendors a couple of weeks which bought us some time.
3)   I have to admit that we are disappointed with the registrations. When we did the survey, we had enough responses of people saying that they would race AND they would register to open registration.
4)   That said, only 20% of the respondents that committed to racing actually did so.
5)   Without enough registrations we will be unable to meet our contractual obligations to have an event this year.
6)   So, I will leave this with you all.  We need registrations completed this week, and please understand, if we pull the plug, we will push your entry to September or refund it.

So, Let?s get registered!

Now, I am sure a lot are asking about Covid.  Here?s the deal.
1)   We are outdoors, we meet the same criteria as a campground, we meet the same criteria as a drive in movie so no 10 or 50 person limits.
2)   We will not have spectators because that would cause limits.

Out of state Quarantine
1)   As of this writing, the state asks for a 14 day quarantine of out of state people entering the state. (Some items have been accelerated, but no guarantee.)
2)   The rules for this are pretty thin -
A)   You may be outside
B)   You can stay in a Hotel
C)   You can bring a camper
D)   You are asked to wear a mask around others
E)   You are asked to not go shopping in stores and not to frequent restaurants.
We have reviewed our procedures to keep everyone safe and all concerned find them acceptable.

Accommodations and food:
1)   Hotels are now taking reservations
2)   The bunker Inn is located on the base. It was opened a couple of years ago. They are happy to house our racers. 207.325.6072
3)   Many restaurants have take out and the Caribou inn will deliver to your room.  We will get a list together and post it at Registration.
4)   We are working on a vendor for lunches as well.

In conclusion:
We truly hope that we are able to pull this off.  At this point, it is in your collective court. Please get registered by the end of the weekend because we truly look forwards to the ?START YOUR ENGINES? email on Sunday.  We do apologize that there will be no black tie gala this year, but hey, at least we get to race.

Take care, be well, and lets race!

Joe, Tim and the gang.
Tim Kelly
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Offline greencar

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Re: 2020 Maine Event Registration Update
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 06:04:11 PM »
Need to get the PayPal accounts working today and tomorrow
This is a great event, lets not loose it

Offline Jack Gifford

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Re: 2020 Maine Event Registration Update
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 12:32:12 AM »
I have already sent in my registration. Should I expect to receive an acknowledgement or a receipt- by email or postal mail?
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Offline ronnieroadster

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Re: 2020 Maine Event Registration Update
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 03:03:30 PM »
I have already sent in my registration. Should I expect to receive an acknowledgement or a receipt- by email or postal mail?



  Jack if you registered on line thats all you need to do theres only the email you receive back indicating the payment made. At the registration trailer Tim will know you paid for the event. See you in July
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Offline Jack Gifford

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Re: 2020 Maine Event Registration Update
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 12:33:50 AM »
Thanks.
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Offline Jack Gifford

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Re: 2020 Maine Event Registration Update
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 12:33:06 AM »
Got an email from LTA- July 2020 event is cancelled. I'll let Tim or Joe give the long story.
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Offline Frank06

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Re: 2020 Maine Event Registration Update
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2020, 05:46:20 AM »
Hello Racers,

 

Have some good news.  For those of you that were not certain if you could be ready for July, you have time.

 

Due to the uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions and the insufficient number of confirmed entries for July, we are disappointed to say that the MAINE EVENT IS CANCELLED.  We fully understand the health worries, parts delayed due to shut downs, the Canadian border shut down, etc., but the numbers are just not there and to be frank, the numerous, ?definite maybes? made in good faith just cannot bridge the gap.

 

So what does this mean?

We will likely have the biggest harvest event ever!
The Harvest Event will be extended to the same length as the Maine event, so Wednesday ? Sunday, given sufficient entries.
We will roll all entries from the summer to the fall automatically so if you are coming, we do not need to hear from you.
If you would like a refund or roll to next year, PLEASE RESPOND to this email.
Please give a couple of weeks to get the responses and then I will do all the refunds at once.
 

As many of you know, last year was a very tough year for the LTA and this year is even worse. While we have appreciate the suggestions we have received, please understand that we run this event for land speed racers, period. We have had many suggestions ranging from mud runs, concerts, carnival rides, race your neighbor, beer tents, etc. and as I tell people, the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. The main thing here is getting together with the LTA family, and we intend on keeping it that way.

 

We certainly hope that the added entries from restrictions coming off and more time to prepare will keep the fall and the event viable.

 

We look forward to seeing all of soon.

 

Tim, Joe and the LTA gang.
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