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Old 04-19-2006, 11:31 AM   #1
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Is NITRO Onroad/ Touring car racing dead in Michigan?

I have not heard of any place racing this season..Thought I'd just check.

Any information is greatly appreciated.

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A lot of people, I think, from your area are coming down to Toledo to race. It is an awsome track and it's relatively simple to get to. If you are interested in coming down check out the Great Lakes Challenge forum, it has links to the website.
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Thanks for the information. I've heard a lot about this track.
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There's only going to be a Midwest Series in Detroit in September.

Most people from the Detroit Area prefer to race in Toledo. As far as getting something going in Detroit on a more regular basis, that all depends on how much we can get people to actually participate in planning. We've held club meetings and posted announcements for the Club meetings during the offseason but no one seemed to come out. If we had more interest for it, and participation in planning, we'd certainly be able to get something going in Detroit area. It just doesn't seem to cut it for me when only 2 people show up to club meetings these days.
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ade - Just ran on the track yesterday morning for a couple hours, running GREAT!!! The traction was a little loose at first, but it started to get better as the morning progressed and more cars were running. It seemed to be great in my eyes (I'm a noobie), and with the high traction, I didn't break anything, yet! As far as the looks of the track, it is awsome, we painted everything last week, so it practically looks brand new.

Have a good one, and good luck getting guys together in Detroit.
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Web site for Toledo On Road track. www.oneeighthracers.com

50 to 60 minute drive from Livonia - Plymouth to Toledo track on the East side of Toledo.

We will be racing Fuel on road 4 of the next 6 Sundays.
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Thanks for the information. I dont mind the travel but was lookin for something a little closer to home. We have some good indoor racing here (CEFX, Dirtburners (offroad) and few other club tracks).

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ade - Just ran on the track yesterday morning for a couple hours, running GREAT!!! The traction was a little loose at first, but it started to get better as the morning progressed and more cars were running. It seemed to be great in my eyes (I'm a noobie), and with the high traction, I didn't break anything, yet! As far as the looks of the track, it is awsome, we painted everything last week, so it practically looks brand new.

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Tom,

With a 2yr old daughter - I just couldnt make the meetings and sometimes I didnt get a notice (wrong email addy). Where will the MWS be held? I would like to come out and support that.

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Most people from the Detroit Area prefer to race in Toledo. As far as getting something going in Detroit on a more regular basis, that all depends on how much we can get people to actually participate in planning. We've held club meetings and posted announcements for the Club meetings during the offseason but no one seemed to come out. If we had more interest for it, and participation in planning, we'd certainly be able to get something going in Detroit area. It just doesn't seem to cut it for me when only 2 people show up to club meetings these days.
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Thanks for the website Thammer!

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Web site for Toledo On Road track. www.oneeighthracers.com

50 to 60 minute drive from Livonia - Plymouth to Toledo track on the East side of Toledo.

We will be racing Fuel on road 4 of the next 6 Sundays.
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With a 2yr old daughter - I just couldnt make the meetings and sometimes I didnt get a notice (wrong email addy). Where will the MWS be held? I would like to come out and support that.
Hey its not just your fault. I'm not trying to put blame on anyone or anything. Its really just a general lack of interest in it. Believe me, if we would have the amount of support that the Toledo club has, people like you wouldn't have to worry about coming to club meetings when they have to take care of things at home. The way it works down there is that someway somewhere or another everyone puts in their contribution in their own way, including myself. Perhaps someday the DRCCC might share the same amount of support, at least we can hold on to the hope of it. I'd really like to see a stronger DRCCC as well as a Toledo club, Both would benefit from it.

As far as myself goes, Kevan Bowers, the new VP will be handling the Midwest Series this year. I'll be out of the country starting tommorrow for the next 6 months. The Midwest Series race should be at the Emagine theater again in canton in September.
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