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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-15-2007, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Grattan in April

Anyone from CLSB planning on hitting Grattan in the end of April?

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Well if your gonna be there im defiantly signing up!

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At the moment, Ron and I are doing every NESBA Mid-West date and almost every NESBA Mid-Central date. The only exceptions to that are the 2 weekends where both of them have events at the same time, and the other exception is Gingerman. (not sure if we are doing Gingerman)

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Good to know! Shame I couldn't afford all those events.

Have a full trailer for all those mid-west events?

Would be awesome to hit some of those mid-central places with you two as well. Gonna have to plan it around work/school though, so not sure where I can/can't go yet!

As of now its just RA/BHF/Grattan on the schedule.

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Good tracks to start with. I'll have to check the spreadsheet, but I think we have room for some of them.

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I'll give you a call sometime and just stop by early one day before I grab the bike for RAtlanta, and I'll try and figure out a schedule to maybe hit some of those Mid-central events if you have room, or something to that effect.

The closer one's like BHF don't bother me, I can use the van and head over there and just pit by you guys! Putnam is the only one that I wouldn't want to drive to.

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Why not Gingerman???
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I will be at Grattan.....


I also plan on hitting Heartland in July and I maybe MAM in August depending on how much my bonus is this year
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As of now its just RA/BHF/Grattan on the schedule.
Add Putnam if you can.

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I'm trying really hard to go to Grattan on the 14th/15th
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Add Putnam if you can.
Im planning on doing ALL the midwest events, but at this time those are the only ones I can afford while considering tires, etc.

I want to throw in a track or two in mid-central for kicks. Will decide on those later

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Dan,

At the moment, Ron and I are doing every NESBA Mid-West date and almost every NESBA Mid-Central date. The only exceptions to that are the 2 weekends where both of them have events at the same time, and the other exception is Gingerman. (not sure if we are doing Gingerman)
This is also my plan.

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Gratten will be my first nesba day wish me luck

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Plan on lots of money for the Grattan Bar, then.

We'll be there Saturday night for sure!

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What bar would that be??

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Plan on lots of money for the Grattan Bar, then.

We'll be there Saturday night for sure!
Ummm... see above.

"Grattan Bar"

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Please note the PROXIMITY of Grattan Bar to the Grattan Raceway.... the track is the curvy pavey part to the north, the bar is the RED star.


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Been there with the Grasshopper, man I was drunk. Chugging beers and throwing the bottles across the hotel room. My buddy from work came with and he sleeps with his eyes open, man that was f*cking creepy.
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Sunday is "Counter Clockwise" while Saturday is not. Why did they chose to run the track that way ?
I'm new to the track and I think it is not that great to re learn in the reverse direction the next day.
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Sunday is "Counter Clockwise" while Saturday is not. Why did they chose to run the track that way ?
I'm new to the track and I think it is not that great to re learn in the reverse direction the next day.

So you come back for more year after year. It is a sales promotion, after a couple years, you'll love the idea.
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Just got back from the hospital.. broke a rib, so i dunno how this will play into starting my track season at Graaten
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I hadn't noticed the Clockwise vs. Counter info, thanks.

We ran Clockwise last time we went there with NESBA. Based on Turn 1 both directions, I think I would prefer colckwise, but it will be great to work out both right and left turns equally.

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great overhead shot of the track is that ...........

from google earth??

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I probably go again, just to get shit-faced with a bunch of squids. Drink with everyone this time not just in my hotel room with Grasshopper and a few others. I'll be making room apperances this time.
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Damn.....

I may just have to show all you guys how to hold your liquor, mexican style.









I kid, I kid.... i would be shitfaced in 4 or 5 beers (no joke on that one). That is why I dont drink very often.
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from google earth??
Yep, from Google.

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