Saturday, January 9, 2010

American Irony Details

They Finally updated the race information for the April Race at Gingerman


Friday, 16 April 2010

7am: Gates Open

TBA: GingerMan Organized Track Testing (details below)

noon-5pm: Mandatory Friday Tech Inspection (Every car and at least one driver per team MUST be present for Tech Inspection on Friday--no Saturday Tech will be offered!)

Saturday, 17 April 2010

7am: Gates Open

9:30am: Drivers' Meeting (Mandatory)

10:30am-8:00pm: Race Session I

Sunday, 18 April 2010

10am- 12pm: GingerMan Quiet time

11:am People's Curse

11:30am Drivers' Meeting

12pm-5:30pm: Race Session II

6pm: Awards Ceremony

8pm: Gates Close

Pre-Race Track Testing - TBA


Lights: Headlights, taillights, and sidemarkers removed or fully taped.

Side and Rear Glass: No restrictions.

Noise Limit: 92dB @ 50 feet.


Overnight Camping: Yeah, you can do it. They charge $5 per person per night on-site.

Vehicle Restrictions: None.

Pit Assignments: Pick a spot and plunk down, already.

Barbecues Allowed: Yes.

Campfires: In designated areas only

Running Water: Yes.

Bathrooms: Two permanent restroom buildings.

Showers: There are six individual stand-up showers & two multiple / open shower rooms (in both varieties).

Electrical Hookups: 35 Electrical hookups (8 are located just outside the primary paddock) Details on pricing and reservations TBA. Check back.

Pit Hours: Just be polite to the neighbors.

Fuel Sold On-Site: Yes: 93 Octane at $4/gallon, 100 and 110 for high rollers too.

Dead Cars: Bring them home.

Friday, January 8, 2010

An Edsel, A Jaguar V12 Engine and a Roll Cage

Yesterday Bob and I drove down to Blue Island meet the team that is putting a Jaguar V12 in an Edsel, and to talk to one of the guys about what it would cost to have him build our Cage.
We spent about 3 hours talking about all sorts of racing, and looking at the very long V12 engine.
We did also get a estimate on a Roll Cage.