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Old 08-31-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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had a blast...

As some know, I was trying to organize an autocross before deploying to Iraq. I had been having a friend help, so when I left he picked the ball up and ran.
This weekend was sizzling summer nights, NE south dakotas largest car show which took place saturday. The autocross was held from 3-10pm friday.
We planned for 70 expecting about 30 to show up, but you never know. And we evidently didn't
We ended up taping a bunch of the spectator area off for competitors. we had over 130 cars show up and register .

There were some seriously drool worthy cars that showed up to do a few runs. Take for instance Jim who showed up with his 66 ford GT40. granted he didn't flog it, but he did play hard with it. Then there was the boxster, which after awhile one of our finest had enough and asked for a ride... he seriously got one. Lotus elise, lincolns (seriously can haul and handle we found out), a mystichrome cobra, etc.
We started with a mandatory walk through and a meeting after. You first lap was untimed and a max of 15mph (we had alot of young drivers there that needed this).
Not having timing equipment we placed the start and stop adjacent so it was easier with a stopwatch. Due to a few things we ended up using a stop box.
We will most likely be holding more of these now and will have a larger area. After talking to people and even the cops everyone thought it was an outstanding idea (no one got a ticket afterward either).
Being I helped with the track I only got three timed runs in and still took second in the 2000 up mod, first was taken by an srt4 who never got out of the damn line. But I did end up blowing the seal on my pwr steering pump which was also why I only did 3 runs... no oil on track you know.

The car show on saturday was the largest ever with over 350 cars plus a bunch of bikes, tractors, and a couple of semi's.
Oh, and Jim once again stunned me at the show. Brought an 06 ford GT40 with a rare baby blue with orange racing stripe numbered 9 (rare factory paint option) and a 1962 ferrari testorossa with documented racing history. He also has others which I will see soon if I can get the time.

was one long weekend....

http://www.sizzlinsummernights.com/ (the truck they gave away was at the autocross for show, but the radio station dared the ada to take it on the autocross track... it got flogged...lol)


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