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  1. piratepress

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  2. JSinNOLA

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    Should be around for some of the fun. Might do weekend hospitality after getting more info.
     
  3. Matt LaMotte

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    I plan on riding over or maybe coming in town the night before.Long time no see Jon...hope all is well.
     
  4. Matt LaMotte

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    Does anyone know the schedule for those days? Probably going to only have one day and would like to see as much as possible.
     
  5. ferraribrit

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    I don't know the schedule, planning on going at least for Saturday.

    Best, Paul
     
  6. nathandarby67

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    Sounds interesting...there are already about 7 things going on that day is like to do and now I see this! Decisions decisions...
     
  7. Matt LaMotte

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    Anybody know what time it starts Saturday? I will be in town
     
  8. JSinNOLA

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    No clue what the actual schedule will be.

    I've called and emailed Ferrari NA multiple times and have been told that the person who is in charge of releasing the schedule simply hasn't gotten around to it yet. Really annoying because I'd like to go to some of it but have a busy weekend of obligations. If I can get any info I'll post it up here.
     
  9. piratepress

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    This is the only schedule they've published and it is very vague:

    Friday, October 02
    07:30 am - 5:00pm

    Saturday, October 03
    07:00 am - 5:00pm

    Sunday, October 04
    07:00 am - 5:00pm
     
  10. Matt LaMotte

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    Thanks guys....I had seen that schedule but I agree it is pretty vague. I didn't want to show up super early and end up waiting around till noon for things to get going especially after a long night out. If you hear anything let me know. Thanks
     
  11. ms tifosi

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  12. JSinNOLA

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    Thanks, I just got the same thing this morning.

    Also looks like the cocktail reception on Saturday evening is all the way out at Oak Alley.

    If it were in New Orleans I'd be able to make it but I've got an obligation at 8PM that I can't get out of :(
     
  13. SAFE4NOW

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    Coming down with a small group for Sunday only!

    Should be alot of fun!

    Fxxk FTW !

    S
     
  14. JSinNOLA

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    For some reason the only tickets I can find online are the $250/day hospitality. Even the NOLA Motor website redirects you to these tickets.

    Would be a bit strange not to have General Admission but I can't seem to find them.
     
  15. piratepress

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    I emailed the track and was told that General Admission is free.
     
  16. SAFE4NOW

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    This ^^^^

    S
     
  17. Matt LaMotte

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    Thanks for the schedule. I'll be there early Saturday till the end of the event.
     
  18. piratepress

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    I will be there all day Saturday. For those interested, I noticed that both hotels in Avondale still have rooms available.
     
  19. BigTex

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    Any pictures??

    How did it go?
     
  20. ms tifosi

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    To me it was a great weekend. It was windy all 3 days and the only day the sun was out was on Friday but that did not dampen the spirits. Challenge races were good with no major issues on Saturday and only a couple off's for the Sunday race. The XX show was a sight to see. The way those cars get around the track and the sound is truly amazing. The 2003 Formula 1 car is hard to put into words what it sounded like! On Saturday afternoon Marc Gene took the car out to try to set a new lap record. Needless to say he shattered it! They were running the Indy car set up which meant no high speed esses just a long back stretch. When he came out of what i believe is turn 6 he never lifted until getting to the end of the backstretch! His lap time was 1.15.9 which broke the old record by I believe 2.5 seconds. On Sunday they had the newly launched 488 Spider on display for all to see. Great weekend.
     
  21. piratepress

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  22. cnpapa24

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    Does that GTO reside in Louisiana?
     
  23. piratepress

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    No, it was on loan from Ferrari of Houston.
     
  24. Kent A

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    This was an Awesome event!
    This was the first time the FXXK was in the U.S. and there were 4 of them! WOW!
    F1 car was impressive to say the least.

    But i was surprised at the lack of spectators. I don't think it was advertised very well. Maybe they didn't want a lot of spectators. I don't know.
     

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