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Old 06-19-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default 2011 1/8 On-Road IFMAR World Championships, Miami

After traveling all over the world to cover off-road and on-road IFMAR World Championships, there's one coming up almost in my backyard. Homestead Miami Speedway has been selected to host the 2011 1/8 On-Road Worlds, a short 45 minute drive from my home.

From the website: "Homestead RC Raceway is the location for the 2011 IFMAR 1/8 I.C. On-Road World Championship. Homestead RC Raceway is located in Homestead, Florida on the grounds of the world famous Homestead Miami Speedway. This area provides easy connections for travelers flying or driving with Miami only being 30 minutes to the North. Homestead RC Raceway will have major renovations taking place to insure that all of the facility will meet the racers demands. The race track will be extended to provide a longer racing line with a new driverís stand that is higher, longer and able to accommodate up to 15 drivers."

I went to the track today with Art Carbonell to check out what's going on, and take a few photos. I might be able to do this every month or so. Gee, if things work out the way I hope they will, I'll be able to cover this year's 1/8 Worlds in Thailand, and next year's 1/8 Worlds right close to home!

Here's a few photos from today...

The rest of the images can be found at http://www.sgrid.com/cgi-bin/backtal...l=new&noskip=1

(Starting Grid is now open for anyone to read things for free, so you don't need an account to access that page.)
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:54 AM   #2
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Default 2010???

Uuumm....... isn't it for 2011??
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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Yep - I did it correctly on SGrid, then my fingers got ahead of my mind when entering it here. I guess I shouldn't be posting stuff at 2am.

How do I correct it? Is there a tool here to re-title an item once you've already entered it? Or, do I need to write someone (and if so, who??) to fix it?
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:35 AM   #4
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I see I also forgot to post the website for the Homestead track:

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Old 06-20-2010, 09:56 AM   #5
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Do we know when the dates for the worlds will be yet?
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Do we know when the dates for the worlds will be yet?
Sometime in April from what I hear.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:19 AM   #7
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Mike, to get the year changed on the title of this thread you will need to contact one of the 4 moderators for Nitro On-Road. They can be found at the bottom of the page when you click on Nitro On-Road. Then you can send them a PM explaining what needs to be done.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:02 PM   #8
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Doug, I sent a message to each of the people listed, but nothing has been changed. I'm not sure what else to do.
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I will try to help this get done for you guys.

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Mike, keep some beds free for us ?

We are not sure if there is a budget by then....
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I wasn't able to get the title of this thread changed, so it forever will say 2010,
not 2011, until I can find someone who knows how to do this.

I went back to the track yesterday - photos can be found at this link:

A group of us went back to the track today (Saturday). Art Carbonell
and a few other racers were going to test the new track layout that was
prepared using a few boards and white chalk marks to mark the layout.

The track is really starting to take shape. The asphalt is perfectly
flat, and Art and the other guys feel it will work out very well.
Meanwhile, Johnny Wong had completed the upper part of the driver's
stand, and was working today at welding the steel supports for the hot
pits in place.

After a short testing session, the racers and Doug McNeely went around
the track making some adjustments to the layout.

The asphalt, all 30,000 square feet of it, is in great shape. The track
design, at least as of today, will have a 275-foot straight, and a
950-foot driving line.

The more I walked around the track, the more work I saw that will need
to be done. The guys putting this place together have a pretty good
start! They're hoping to have boards put in place by August.

Check the photos of the driver's stand - the wire mesh in front of the
driver's feet is designed to give the racers a good view of their car as
it is being worked on in the hot pits! A nice innovative idea...

Here's one of the photos:

For more photos, (http://sgrid)
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Latest news:

The dates for next years 1/8th IC Track WC at Homestead Club (Miami) are April 7-17 2011.

Pre-Worlds: 9-12th of December 2010
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location looks great!! i can just imagine wut the trophy girls will look like down there
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KooL I need to find out where to get a car from.

I would start there
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