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Who's Going to the US GP at Laguna?

I think I'm booking my tickets soon?

Oh yea, get to see the Doctor in Action, I can't wait!

I guess they set the date for sometime in July of 05.

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As it stands right now I am going. Just worrying about timing because the F1 race at Indy is around that time too.

I am pretty sure Jughead (Kevin) is going.

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short of military duty, I'll probably be there. Watch it, CCS will seriously screw up and put a race that weekend.

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I''ll ditch any CCS race to go see a MOTO GP race

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I'm there. I've bought the 3 day package and have reserved a room for a Thursday arrival and Monday departure.
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I'm there. I've bought the 3 day package and have reserved a room for a Thursday arrival and Monday departure.

How much were tickets to the event?

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Im got a hotel and tickets booked already
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Im got a hotel and tickets booked already

TICKET PRICES???????

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BWA where are you. This was posted before.

....here's actual link.

http://www.laguna-seca.com/Tickets/i...kets&EventID=6

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BWA where are you. This was posted before.

....here's actual link.

http://www.laguna-seca.com/Tickets/i...kets&EventID=6

Not bad, just like a normal superbike race price

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How much were tickets to the event?
I paid $310 for 2 tickets with general admission, grandstand seating, paddock passes and parking for 3 days. The big difference between this event and WSBK is that there are no pit passes available.
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I'm in for the 3 day +paddock pass.

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I paid $310 for 2 tickets with general admission, grandstand seating, paddock passes and parking for 3 days. The big difference between this event and WSBK is that there are no pit passes available.
Paddock passes are available...isn't that the same as pit passes? They are the last items listed on the page, but it says that there's a limited amount.
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Paddock passes are available...isn't that the same as pit passes? They are the last items listed on the page, but it says that there's a limited amount.
The Pit passes that were available for the WSBK event are not available for the MotoGP and they differ from the paddock pass. The Pit passes allowed you to stand between the track and the WSBK garages during the practice and qualifing sessions and directly behind the AMA pits during the practices and qualifing. It seems that The MotoGP organization won't allow you do get that close.

The paddock area is where the team trucks are located and where the bikes are worked on between sessions. For the AMA teams, you could see a lot in the paddock area; however, you couldn't see much of anything for the WSBK teams because, they were in the garage area which had limited viewing from the Paddock side of the garage.

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Who's going

Me. I can't wait.
finally there will be multiple people from the board to hook up with and party.
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Its something like $35 a day for gate fees, and another $25 per person for a 3 day paddock pass. Cost me $225 for me and the wife.
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$90 for 3 day Gen admission + $25 padock + 5 ticket fee.
$120
$75 for 2-day gen admission Sat-Sun

Makes AMA @Road America look like a CCS weekend.

The expensive part will be the Hotel, Airfare, Rental car. Also beer
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I'm there.

If you're looking for cheaper hotels, try to steer clear of Monterey or Salinas, way too pricey during a race weekend - and traffic blows. Keep in mind the track is actually east of Salinas, not in Monterey. Traffic headed back to Monterey really sits leaving the lots each day - traffic headed east, flows well.

Go east from the track toward Gilroy, CA. You will be 15 miles from the track and hotels should run in the $80~$100 range.

I have stayed in the Hilton Garden Inn (?) in Gilroy for a few WSBK weekends and it has everything you'll need for under $100/night (pool/restaurant/fitness center/etc.) and its pretty new. You still only have to drive 25 miles or so to get to downtown Monterey for the Saturday night craziness.

I highly recommend the Saturday night craziness.
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I will be there for sure. Already have my hotel room and tickets purchased.
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Does somebody that doesn't have reservations yet want to share a room? This is even semi-affordable for a broke college student...

hmm, maybe I should camp to save some money.

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I am there and I am taking the MOTORHOME so we all have a place to hang out and drink later!!!!! I will see you all there. Good times for sure.
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I am there and I am taking the MOTORHOME so we all have a place to hang out and drink later!!!!! I will see you all there. Good times for sure.
Mike, you're going to drive to Fucking California? Oh, you're already half way there living way the hell out in Iowa anyway.

Sounds like a potential road trip.

I have a few plane tickets saved up from all my frequent flyer miles to.

Dude, it will cost you like 2 grand in gas money to drive that big ass motorhome to California

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don't think I haven't thought that over already. The price of gas is not going to be as bad as a 600.00 plane ticket. 70.00 per night hotel stay, and cost of getting back and forward from track to bar (I mean store) I am taking a few get around veichles and such. It will be about the same driving. Not like I am going to have a problem with work at that time.
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$90 for 3 day Gen admission + $25 padock + 5 ticket fee.
$120
$75 for 2-day gen admission Sat-Sun

Makes AMA @Road America look like a CCS weekend.

The expensive part will be the Hotel, Airfare, Rental car. Also beer
Yeah, but CCS races are actually affordable (well, not for me, but for most people) This is too rich for my budget... You guys have fun!
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This is quite affordable. I've gotta start planning this.

Are we doing a group trip?

If anyone is up for a group trip, let's start planning. I can get a couple rooms at a big discount, plus rental cars.

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This is quite affordable. I've gotta start planning this.

Are we doing a group trip?

If anyone is up for a group trip, let's start planning. I can get a couple rooms at a big discount, plus rental cars.

Can we neutral drop the rental cars and trash the hotel?

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Can we neutral drop the rental cars and trash the hotel?
Hell yeah, we'll just get the "extra insurance for $10" on the rental car.

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Hell yeah, we'll just get the "extra insurance for $10" on the rental car.

LOL, reminiscent of Seinfeld

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LOL, reminiscent of Seinfeld

At the hotel, 1 tuck... and 1 no-tuck.

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Yeah, but CCS races are actually affordable
Two words for ya.........tire budget.
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