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Old 04-23-2008, 11:05 AM   #76
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Question for the travelers;

What Hotel are most of you staying at this weekend? Are you staying at the Nats Host Hotel (Holiday Inn)? Did you mention the ROAR Block Discount?

I doubt they will give that rate before the actual event, but you never know.
if you shop different web sites, you can get a better rate then the roar rate.
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The tire, insert, and wheel have been chosen. I am waiting for the final confirmation that all terms will be met. This should be finalized some time tomorrow. This will be the first time that this combination of tire, insert, and wheel has been available. Keeping tire costs down was a big factor in the selection. I expect to be able to sell them for at least $6 per set less than they will be found any where post nationals.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:54 PM   #79
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After much effort, consideration, and negotiating, the tire for this race has been selected. The following factors weighed heavily in the decision making proccess.

Price to the consumer.
Quantity availability.
Quality (tire & wheel).
Tire Life (not a one run wonder).
Performance (consistent from set to set & lap to lap)

In the last month we have logged over 65 man hours testing 19 different combinations of wheels tires and inserts from 5 different manufactures. Nearly every combination we have ran during these tests has proven to be of good quality. As with all things there are strengths and weaknesses in every tire available.

THE RUBBER TIRE FOR THE 08 ROAR ASPHALT NATIONALS IS THE,
MUCH MORE SWEEP 36 / MED INSERT. (premounted)

At this facility, with the track prepped in the manner as it will be for the Nats, this tire has proven to provide multiple runs without serious wear related issues. This combination has proven to be quite consistent from set to set. The wheel has proven to very durable, as only one tester encountered a broken wheel. This combination was not the fastest of those tested. (.12 -.2 seconds off) However, everyone will be on the same product. This combination will prove to be an economical choice. This tire, like so many others on the market is not currently available in most shops at this moment. However, Much More has guaranteed the quantity needed for the event will be available well in advance.

The "Nats Price" will be $25 per set. These may be purchased in advance (over the phone, by credit card) or at the event. Persons who want to reserve their sets in advance can do so by calling 870-933-0479. Each registered driver may reserve a maximum of five sets (per class) prior to June 17th 2008. You must be registered for the event to get the "Nats Pricing".

For those who plan to run 1/12th scale. I am expecting shipments from both Parma and Jaco. Both are sending there best picks for this surface and I will be offering these tires at some very good prices. No need to pre-order, but no need to bring them because I will have plenty.

Thanks for being patient while awaiting this announcement. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to host this event, and I can hardly wait to see it all go down.
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do you have the part number and where i can find some for immediate purchase?

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So this is the tire?

http://www.sweepracing.com/

Will you have the traction compound also by Sweep?
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #82
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do you have the part number and where i can find some for immediate purchase?
My guess is that there is no part number quite yet. These (the pre-mounts) have not been put into production.

I know, people will want to get them imediately to get some time on them. But look at it this way; With this tire nobody will have a huge advantage over the next guy just because their sponsor gave them a crap load of tires and sent them to a track to run for two weeks or whatever. These will be new to everyone and if anyone does get a chance to run some of them, well I dont think it will be a issue. This should level the game a bit.
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So this is the tire?

http://www.sweepracing.com/

Will you have the traction compound also by Sweep?
I think that one uses the pink insert.
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found it, part number SWP-36R, I can find several sites with it listed, but all say on order. expected in early may.
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found it, part number SWP-36R, I can find several sites with it listed, but all say on order. expected in early may.
Make sure you get the right insert.
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doesn't give a option,

hope it doesn't turn out that the spec tire is only going to be available at the race.

its a mental thing
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doesn't give a option,

hope it doesn't turn out that the spec tire is only going to be available at the race.

its a mental thing
Mental thing?
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:31 PM   #88
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Mental thing?
Im fairly certain that they will be available at Tower (cant beleive I just typed that ) sometime soon. But I also know that I will get them before they do.

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If timing is an issue, can't you just have them send you 4 or 5 hundred sets unmounted and you can mount them up? I figure you and 88driver could knock those out in no time flat as long as you keep him in sodas and Hershey bars!
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If timing is an issue, can't you just have them send you 4 or 5 hundred sets unmounted and you can mount them up? I figure you and 88driver could knock those out in no time flat as long as you keep him in sodas and Hershey bars!
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