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Old 03-31-2006, 09:17 PM   #196
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Sorry to hear about any death. I didn't realize that these chemicals could be so dangerous. No more going to McDonalds and having the big mac with paragon fingers...
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Our track is quite new to our area, as is on-road racing. People that visit the track for the first time often say that it smells so minty fresh, or that it smells like christmas. When I point out to them that the smell is the traction compound I always ask them if they think that it stinks. None yet have said that it was a bad thing. I know that there are people out there that can't stand the smell of Wintergreen oil, and for that reason we shouldn't probably use it in a large meeting hall. All I can say is that I am glad that the traction compound of choice is Ground Effects at our home track...
Yea it smells good for about 5 mins... try living in it for 12 hours a day for a 3 day event... with a couple hundred guys using it
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I know where you guys are comin from for we are running a big offroad race at our track here in UT and we have an overwellming smell of Trinity Zip Free for that is the traction compound of choice for dirt. I was under the impression that stuff was safer then Paragon but is says on the bottle been know to cause cancer in CA. So I guess if we are not using it in CA then we are safe?
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Let it to you to blow that all out of proportion!!
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Let it to you to blow that all out of proportion!!
Sorry man, but while on the subject of blow and proportion ...oh never mind
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Sorry man, but while on the subject of blow and proportion ...oh never mind
Don't push it there Bud!!
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Old 04-01-2006, 07:19 AM   #202
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We have meetings scheduled in Vegas in April and we will get some pictures to post on the website.

The release of the entry form is 1 month away!



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Thanks- Fred, Jon and Chris.
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Alright, I am officially done with dirt for the year and I am now ready for some onroad!!!
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We have meetings scheduled in Vegas in April and we will get some pictures to post on the website.

The release of the entry form is 1 month away!



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Boomer....I just made my room reservation and it said that the reservation is subject to availability???? So does that mean if the hotel books more rooms then they have allowed for the IIC will the IIC people get bumped out b/c of the discounted rate or is this something that I shouldn’t even worry about? There wasn’t anything on the hotels website that explained that.
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Is there going to be online registration???
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No there will be no online registration. The entry form will be out on May 1st. Mail it in with your payment.

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can you imagine the consistent traction we would have

i got two nose bleeds at the carpet nats (my guess was the jack) and McMoney got one too. we confirmed with eachother that we both never get nose bleeds...
I would like to see a ban on all forms of traction compound. There is no good reason in my opinion for our hobby to be using such toxic chemicals and exposing ourselves to potential long-term health effects. The skin on my hands is so destroyed from this stuff that it is no stronger than tissue paper and ultra sensitive and always painful. This I know is directly caused by the compounds we use. I have also developed allergies to over 70 different foods, as well as environmental elements over the past 2 years. Although difficult to prove, this is very likely a result of these chemicals we use. I have asked one manufacture to tell me what is in it so that I can discuss this with my doctors but they refuse to tell me so their competitors can copy their "secret sauce". I now wear gloves when handling the compounds but this only reduces and does not eliminate the exposure. In Cleveland I also got nosebleeds, was spitting up blood and could not sleep more than an hour a night due to very laboured breathing and wheezing.

I really love this hobby and don't want to give it up, but after the end of this summer I may be forced to if we continue to use these compounds. I almost quit after Cleveland, but I really wanted to race the reedy race and worlds this summer. After that I will have to re-evaluate.

Sorry for being long winded and talking about this in Scotty's thread but I would love to see support for my call to ban all traction compounds. There is just too much evidence that this stuff will cause serious health issues to many people.

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Kevin I will get an answer about it asap. We have a meeting with the hotel next week. I sure it is standard wording to cover themselves. But I will get a definate answer.
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Kevin/Boomer: The "subject to availability" clause is actually pretty standard among most large resort/hotels, especially in Las Vegas where every hotel on the strip is overbooked every night of the week. Generally, if you check in on time and confirm your reservation beforehand, you will be okay. If you show up at 2AM and there are conventions in town, you might be in trouble.
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