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Offline White Monster

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Inaugural LTA Meet - July 31 to August 2, 2009
« on: March 19, 2009, 07:47:41 AM »
I've been accumulating information regarding the first Loring Timing Association meet at Loring Air Force Base near Limestone, Maine from lots of postings on various websites and received permission from Bob Wanner to post all the little tidbits together in one cohesive section, to assist all interested parties. 
Hope this helps.

The track is one and a half miles, starting line to traps.

ECTA rules will apply (Any vehicle ECTA or SCTA legal is also LTA legal).

No membership Fee.

July 31, 2009 Technical Inspection & setup

Racing August 1-2, 2009.

Pre registration starts soon.

V.P Fuel will be our on site event gas vendor

The 200MPH Club award will be something original and appropriate.

The accelerating surface is over 90% asphalt, which begins with 1000 feet of concrete ,followed by almost 7000 ft of Asphalt, then 3000 ft Asphalt, 1000 ft of same concrete as start, then 1000ft of emergency grade (abraded) asphalt, then sandy soil.

Every vehicle will be considered according to the safety equipment installed, speed potential, and the drivers' experience. Since it will be the first event at this venue for everyone, safety considerations will be paramount.  Racers will increment by 25 mph faster per run. The only considerations will be to current SCTA/ECTA Competition licenses, but the rookie run policy will still apply.

Between now and race day, there will be Coefficient of Friction ( COF) tests on our track surfaces to determine as well as possible the best tires to mount on competing vehicles. As it is mostly asphalt and some concrete, typical high performance street tires will be fine for most under 150 mph vehicles. For the more serious racers, we'll post whatever we find to enhance their decision on rubber choices. This is a total necessity, not just a tuning option. Anything gained in acceleration also applies to deceleration and steering and handling.  This will occur when the snow melts, probably sometime in May.

Bob Wanner, Loring Timing Association
Be safe, go fast, have FUN !

Offline Bob Wanner

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Re: Inaugural LTA Meet - July 31 to August 2, 2009
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 03:44:30 PM »
 Mostly for the benefit of those of you that aren't aware yet, this is the address   (below) for the Loring Timing Association and 
information for our event to be held in August this year.We recommend  reading  all
the info available, and we hope it answers enough  questions.  Pre
Registrations can be submitted now, or if you are  unfamiliar with Land Speed Racing
, you can first order a Rulebook which has  most of what info  you need to
prepare to attend and run your vehicle.
We will soon also add a Aerial based map picture of the site to familiarize
everybody with the facility.
We will also add a News icon for regular updates on available 
accommodations and dining facilities in the area.
Directions are also forthcoming .
In the meantime, have patience if we've forgotten anything or confused an 
issue, we will straighten it all out very shortly.
We thank all of you that kept the faith waiting and watching our  progress.
We again  openly thank our Mentors at The ECTA for their ongoing  help ,
this probably could not have been done without them. And if it's a  failure,
blame them. LOL.
Bob W, LTA,  Co Conspirator at Large