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Old 11-07-2006, 04:10 PM   #31
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Running both is definitely doable. If you are preparing the cars on your own though, you will not get much sleep.

In 2004, I ran Touring Stock, 12th 19T Oval, and Expert 19T Oval. I was lucky enough to make the A in all 3 classes. Finished 3rd in Touring Stock, won 12th scale 19T oval, and finished 8th in Expert 19T Oval.

It just takes hard work. I was trashed when I got home though. That was an intense 4 days. My advice, don't go out drinking the day before racing starts.
Thanks for the feedback! Honestly I was thinking about entering 1/12 oval simpy as a "fun" class.

At vegas this year the days were VERY long with little to no sleep so I think I might be up to the challenge.

Hotel is booked! Lady on the phone knew it was snowbirds as soon as I mentioned the check-in date, very helpful people.
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I can't wait for my 3rd year...
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:37 PM   #33
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how about a pro micro class? 6 cell, 14turn motors. it wont be boring.
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it wont be so bad. with all the trinity,xray and associated teams coming. i know they could build some nice factory hotrods.
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Hey Mike, got any advice for somebody makin their first trip down to this event?
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Just take it all in. Don't stress about the racing or you won't have a good time. Bring a camera and drink lots of coffee!
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You will be A-OK showing up Wed night. We are going to have practice some Thursday too so you will get some track time. We will have the complete schedule up hopefully for next Monday's news. Thanks for coming!
The schedule is what I'm looking for.... When to check in and when to pratice....
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Just take it all in. Don't stress about the racing or you won't have a good time. Bring a camera and drink lots of coffee!
Would Muntain Dew or Vault do just as well? (Since I don't drink coffee)
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I think the little gift shop in the hotel sells 100 cases of Red Bull the week of our race!

Full schedule should be out next week. Tuesday - Wednesday full days of practice with heats starting Thursday.
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I think the little gift shop in the hotel sells 100 cases of Red Bull the week of our race!
YES!!! I'm a red bull junky!

Awesome news on the schedule, more practice and quals!
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I think the little gift shop in the hotel sells 100 cases of Red Bull the week of our race!

Full schedule should be out next week. Tuesday - Wednesday full days of practice with heats starting Thursday.

Haven't we always started on Friday with Heats?

I guess this means we get an extra qualifier this year!!! sweet, plus no more club races...

Sweet. Looking forward to it again this year.
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I think the little gift shop in the hotel sells 100 cases of Red Bull the week of our race!

Full schedule should be out next week. Tuesday - Wednesday full days of practice with heats starting Thursday.
Great, time to book the room....
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For those who are thinking of coming to this race...don't think, do it. You will have the best time. There is plenty of time to run 2 or 3 classes(you won't sleep though). I have come to every Snowbirds and it gets better every year. There is something about the atmosphere that makes it the best race. Based on Mike's "hint", having 4 qualifiers instead of 3 is a great move. Another thing I really like about the Birds is that Mike allows much more practice than the average race and it is not all controlled. In Vegas, I only got on the track 4 times in a 13 hour day! At the birds, you can run until you fall asleep. He also sets the schedule up so that there is time to go across the street and eat at Chilis. There are tons of restaurants and things to do around the hotel. Believe me, you will get a bang for your buck!

I will be in Cleveland so I will miss the warm up. That is a nice race too.
Thanks Mike for making the Snowbirds a reality
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He also sets the schedule up so that there is time to go across the street and eat at Chilis.
And time to go go-karting
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