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Old 01-01-2009, 09:36 PM   #166
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Then i should talk to my race director and get him to start up a novice class just for me.

Sounds like you are in the same boat as me.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:44 AM   #167
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Any new info ?
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:47 AM   #168
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I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas....I can't wait!!!!
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:10 AM   #169
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New info....hmmmm let's see....

Well, all the stuff that we have been holding back on will slowly come out in the coming couple of weeks or so, but let's reiterate some of the things that are already out there.

For those who did not go last year, the track will be open for practice for a full 24 hours before the heats begin (7 am Friday 6 Feb to 7 am Saturday 7 Feb) Breaks will only take place to ensure the track is well watered in preparation for the heats. Once the heats start, the track will go untouched, unless emergency track repair is needed (unlikely.) The reason for this stance is that maintenance between heats may give an unfair advantage (or possibly disadvantage) to the heat(s) that immediately follow the track maintenance. Experienced racers have seen this time and again in larger events, and it is frustrating. If the track becomes tough to drive during the heats, then so be it.

Maintenance, on the other hand, MAY be performed between mains. Since in the mains, participants are only racing against others in their own race, as opposed to racing all other participants in the racer's class, manipulating the track surface does not give an advantage to anyone over another. We will, on the other hand, make sure that the track is ready to be raced upon before the following heat begins. (Note: There was an incident in '08 where the B main in Pro Buggy started too soon after the track was watered and the cars became pretty muddy......not good. It was a communication error between the race announcer and the maintenace crew. Since all of the B main drivers had to deal with the same conditions, there should not have been a complaint with regard to competition, but I could definitely understand anyone being upset with running in muddy conditions. I did give a public apology to all in the race immediately after the race, but the damage was done.)

Again, for those who did not go last year..... There is plenty of pit space indoor. Many tables were not even used last year. The heats will go for 24 hours and you will do three heats which means that the time between heats will be around 7 or 8 hours. Be warned...... schedule your sleeping, eating, and prep work carefully. Many people last year were victims of their own enthusiasm and did not get enough sleep. By the time the mains came around some people were really dragging ass. Some people even missed their mains because they were so sleepy or so miserable. Do not make the same mistake.

Keep track of the race while away from the track with a GRMS radio if you are in a trailer at the track, or if you planning to stay at a hotel bring a laptop and keep track of the race by live video and audio feed via live broadcast on ustream.com

More to come.....
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:25 AM   #170
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People who live outside of Georgia listen up:

Practice for this race will go for 24 hours starting 7 am on Friday 6
Feb to 7 am Saturday 7 Feb. This means that if you were to get off of
work at 5 pm on Friday and drive for, let's say, 7 hours and arrived
at midnight, then set up for one hour, you would still have six hours
left to practice! The same is true for racers coming from out of
town. Atlanta Hartsfield/Jackson International airport is only 10
minutes from the track. As long as you can get some practice time in,
you are good to go.

Do not miss this race guys. We have some stuff that you have never
seen at a racing event before (that I know of.)
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:31 AM   #171
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Will qualifying of each class be at the same time ie: all Pro Truggy then all of another class or will it be mixed every way ? If all of one class qualifies at the time then you can get some sleep while 3 other classes run ( helpful if your team runs in same class)
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This race would be a great excuse to come down to Atlanta to visit family. I saw no e-1/8 class, but can we race with the nitros?
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:08 AM   #173
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No electric 1/8 this year. We cannot run electric with the nitros for many reasons such as flame outs, speed, runtime, pit stops ect. put the nitro back into it and burn some fuel with us
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No electric 1/8 this year. We cannot run electric with the nitros for many reasons such as flame outs, speed, runtime, pit stops ect. put the nitro back into it and burn some fuel with us


Flame Out = Battery plug coming undone after casing big jump
Speed = Same as nitro
Runtime = 20 minutes
Pit Stop = Bring the car in and count to five

LOL. It is all good. Looks like a fun race. Hopefully you will get enough interest for an electric class next year. I would definitely attend. My family isn't too far from where the race is held.
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LOL, I hear ya, Although the electrics are faster. I want to build one up bad.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:01 PM   #176
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Brenden - all classes will be run in their order. Example: All Pro Buggy, Then all (whatever class) etc. by the way.. this is NOT the order that we will be running. It is just and example.
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Then i should talk to my race director and get him to start up a novice class just for me.
I've decided to run pro though because maybe that will get me to learn faster lap times.
That a boy! you cant fly with the eagles if you walk with the turkeys

expert class for me would just be to brutal. I dont even need to race to come in last, same result as if I raced expert...I still have too much to learn..good luck at the PNB..I hope to make it next year
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Dear Psycho Brethren,

It is very closet to the time when Dave and I need to start letting
out some of the info for the PNB II which is rapidly approaching.

Although I cannot let the whole cat out of the bag at this point
because of a few very small issues that must be dealt with, I can tell
you that there will be a Guiness World Record attempt on Friday, Feb 6
outside of the building. Details coming soon.

Sorry to tease you like that, but I need to get a definite "ok" to let
the info out. The guys have worked too hard for me to turn around and
mess it up.

Talk to you soon.

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most insomniacs in one place?
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:20 PM   #180
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wish i could come have to work 2yrs in a row but i will be there next year
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