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klodkrawler05
klodkrawler05 Reader
11/14/17 2:28 p.m.

Too soon to start planning?

 

 

If you still need a ride for the event a multi time OLOA winner is for sale:

 

 

Woohoo! They're coming to Hallett! Putting in for PTO right now.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
11/14/17 3:00 p.m.

^Thinking the same thing! 

Looks like I'll be playing hookie that day as well.

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/14/17 3:28 p.m.

I love me some High Plains but if memory serves me, Hallet to High Plains to Cresson is going to be a long couple of days. I've driven four of the six tracks and could get in NOLA pretty easily. 

Coincidence that I ordered a seat bracket for the OLOA car today? Mabye...........

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
11/14/17 3:42 p.m.

Yeah, that's going to be brutal. 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
11/14/17 3:50 p.m.

If I were wanting to spectate at NOLA on 5/10 what time should I plan on arriving?

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
11/14/17 3:57 p.m.
Pete Gossett said:

If I were wanting to spectate at NOLA on 5/10 what time should I plan on arriving?

8am. The fast cars are leaving the venue by 1:00

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/14/17 4:49 p.m.

Fast cars will be something like 8:30 and 12:30. The best way to see the day is to get there super early, 7:00ish, walk the track with us (we need help) watch all the morning cars, eat lunch (yay track food!) and then watch the fast cars run again before leaving by 2:00. In my opinion anyway. 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
11/14/17 4:50 p.m.
Pete Gossett said:

If I were wanting to spectate at NOLA on 5/10 what time should I plan on arriving?

May 4th, South Bend, IN at 8am
wink

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
11/14/17 4:53 p.m.

some extra detail I squeezed out of Brocker on Faceballs, is the Autocross will be at NCM (I'd guess during lunch) and the drags are at Gateway Park

looking at a bit of youtube video... I'm going to have to work hard to not get confused between Gateway and MIS

klodkrawler05
klodkrawler05 Reader
11/14/17 5:34 p.m.

Another previous lap dog suggested that MIS may be running the oval?

That's a scary thought, I've run the roval before and even that is a 4th gear WOT around the banking, I imagine running just the oval we'll be deep into 5th gear drag limited through turns. I'm not sure my car can successfully run 3 (2 mile long) laps essentially at WOT the entire time.

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
11/14/17 5:36 p.m.

well, the first time I looked around for video all I found was Indy race coverage, and SCCA running autoX in the parking lot.  Since then I've found some SCCA Majors racing that includes the infield.  Although, the approach into it is visually very similar to Gateway.

Bobcougarzillameister
Bobcougarzillameister MegaDork
11/14/17 5:43 p.m.
sleepyhead said:
Pete Gossett said:

If I were wanting to spectate at NOLA on 5/10 what time should I plan on arriving?

May 4th, South Bend, IN at 8am
wink

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
11/14/17 6:09 p.m.

 

Rack to MIS: 2 hr 15 min   129 miles

MIS to Gateway: 7 hr 10 min   464 miles

Gateway to Hallett: 6 hr 20 min   436 miles

Hallett to High Plains: 8 hr 35 min   609 miles

High Plains to Motosport: 11 hr 35 min   726 miles

Motosport to NOLA: 8 hr 25 min   562 miles

NOLA to NCM: 8 hr 55 min   615 miles

NCM to Rack: 5 hr 48 min   373 miles

z31maniac said:

^Thinking the same thing! 

Looks like I'll be playing hookie that day as well.

I'll p.m. you when it gets closer to the date, we got to meet up!

Spoolpigeon
Spoolpigeon PowerDork
11/14/17 6:47 p.m.

I’ll be at NCM to watch for sure. I enjoyed it last time they stopped there. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/14/17 6:55 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

Now add 2224 miles for the to/from for me and another 300 to that for my co-driver. Gonna be a busy week. 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
11/14/17 7:07 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

Fast cars will be something like 8:30 and 12:30. The best way to see the day is to get there super early, 7:00ish, walk the track with us (we need help) watch all the morning cars, eat lunch (yay track food!) and then watch the fast cars run again before leaving by 2:00. In my opinion anyway. 

Cool, I'll put in for that day off. I know the short loop of the track, but never done the full circuit.

Bobcougarzillameister
Bobcougarzillameister MegaDork
11/14/17 7:14 p.m.
John Welsh said:

 

Rack to MIS: 2 hr 15 min   129 miles

MIS to Gateway: 7 hr 10 min   464 miles

Gateway to Hallett: 6 hr 20 min   436 miles

Hallett to High Plains: 8 hr 35 min   609 miles

High Plains to Motosport: 11 hr 35 min   726 miles

Motosport to NOLA: 8 hr 25 min   562 miles

NOLA to NCM: 8 hr 55 min   615 miles

NCM to Rack: 5 hr 48 min   373 miles

That looks awesome. I’ve driven most of the that route minus the Nola side. 

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
11/14/17 7:17 p.m.

3,785 + 129 (I missed Rack to MIS on map) = 3,914 + 2,224 = 6,138 miles

 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
11/14/17 7:37 p.m.
John Welsh said:

 

Rack to MIS: 2 hr 15 min   129 miles

MIS to Gateway: 7 hr 10 min   464 miles

Gateway to Hallett: 6 hr 20 min   436 miles

Hallett to High Plains: 8 hr 35 min   609 miles

High Plains to Motosport: 11 hr 35 min   726 miles

Motosport to NOLA: 8 hr 25 min   562 miles

NOLA to NCM: 8 hr 55 min   615 miles

NCM to Rack: 5 hr 48 min   373 miles

The Gateway to Hallet trip one will probably be a later night than first glance, since we'll be doing the drags there.  Unfortunately I didn't note down what time we left Memphis last year.  Apparently it was around the scheduled 4pm "end of competition" time.  Although, we might pick up an hour?

Wait, what time zone is High Plains in vs. Cresson?

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/14/17 7:50 p.m.

High Plains is mountain and Cresson is central.

sleepyhead
sleepyhead HalfDork
11/14/17 9:30 p.m.

so, that leg is 11.5 hours and we lose an hour.  that's going to be a taxing one... three up is looking more and more like a good idea... and quest is looking more like genius

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/15/17 5:52 a.m.

I'm buying a new exhaust for the Civic. It's not my car, but I need sleep.

klodkrawler05
klodkrawler05 Reader
11/15/17 6:52 a.m.

We never went more than 5mph over the speed limit last year during transit. I'd be really tempted to break that rule for High Plains to Cresson.

 

We were  one of the first cars up for the bracket drags and lost to the miata that went on to win, that gave us a mighty head start on the transit. We had talked about practicing some drag racing this spring to try to pick up "easy" points as a lot of pointy end folks don't seem to take the drags seriously.

 

But now in leu of the fact that the drags are before back to back 9 and 12 hour transits we might opt to knock ourselves out in round 1 and get on the road earlier

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