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Go Kart Event on March 27 - Sign up!

Discussion in 'Chicago' started by tifosi12, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Ok gang, you have spoken and chosen Saturday, March 27th in our previous poll.

    Meanwhile I have received some more great information from the Buffalo Grove Indoor Karting track (http://www.chicagoindoorracing.com/) and so here is the deal:

    We need a minimum of 8 drivers. Price per person is $ 80.

    Here is what you get for that:
    1) A Pre-Race Driver’s Meeting featuring private detailed instruction on the track, the karts, and safety information.

    2) Three heat races, starting from the front section of the grid, one from the middle section, & one from the rear section. Points will be awarded based on finishing position in each heat.

    3) Top 10 Drivers will progress to the Final Championship Race, with grid order being determined by the points scored during the heats.

    4) A $ 15 food and drink coupon for the bar and a $ 5 coupon for the arcade games.

    5) Frank (red81308) will provide trophies for the top 3.

    Driver's Meeting is at 2pm, races will start at 3pm lasting about an hour, thereafter we will have a "podium ceremony" and time to eat and drink.

    So: Please tell me here as soon as possible, whether I can put your name down for it. Since I have to pay in advance for this event, I'd appreciate it, if you'd actually show up for it...

    So who's in?

    PS: I also have a PDF file, which I can send to folks who contact me via email.
     
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  3. spike308

    spike308 F1 Rookie
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    I'll be there, have sent some e-mails to friends and other car nuts... I'll let you know if any of them want to attend!
     
  4. RocketBoy

    RocketBoy Formula 3

    Feb 13, 2004
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    $25 for a yearly license, $15 for a monthly are regular rates for people off the street... does our $80 fee cover any of this, or is it simply for a one day private group? I might come back with some buddies later on, so to know if I had a license already might be a help to me.

    Thanks,

    RocketBoy
     
  5. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
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    Hi Andreas,

    You can count me in for the fun..... If it's nice weather that day, i'll drive the 328 TUBI there... :)

    Tod
     
  6. Bob308GTS

    Bob308GTS Formula 3

    Sep 26, 2001
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    I'm in ( special class for old farts ????? )
     
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  8. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Glad you asked: The event license is included in the 80 bucks. If you like to return to the place, you can tell them that while there and they upgrade your license for an additional $ 15 to the annual license.

    So those 80 bucks are really a great deal: 3 races for 25, plus event license for 10, food for 15 and games for 10 and (if you're good) a fourth race. So a potential $ 135 value for $ 80.
     
  9. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Current driver lineup:

    Mike Z
    Bob Campen
    Tod Whitmore
    Andreas Forrer
    Rocketboy

    Come on, three more!
     
  10. DN35

    DN35 Formula Junior
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    I'm in. If allowed I'd also like to bring my friend Phil, Viper Owner (boo).

    Let me know if that's OK.

    -DN
     
  11. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Absolutely ok, Vipers are cool.
    :)

    Mike Z
    Bob Campen
    Tod Whitmore
    Andreas Forrer
    Rocketboy
    DN35
    Phil

    One more...
     
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  13. chasking

    chasking Formula Junior

    Nov 27, 2003
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    I'm in. I can't wait for this, and I'm looking forward to meeting you guys.
     
  14. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Current drivers:

    Mike Z
    Bob Campen
    Tod Whitmore
    Andreas Forrer
    Rocketboy
    DN35
    Phil
    Chuck King

    Ok, so we got the minimum covered and I'll make the reservations tomorrow. Now we still have 12 open seats available for folks to join. So keep 'em coming folks!
     
  15. Dave Bendl

    Dave Bendl Formula Junior

    Dec 7, 2003
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    Andreas,
    Reserve a kart for me.
    Dave
     
  16. Darolls

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    Can't make it for the driving session, but I can be there for the imbibing and eating sessions! :(
     
  17. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Current drivers:

    Mike Z
    Bob Campen
    Tod Whitmore
    Andreas Forrer
    Rocketboy
    DN35
    Phil
    Chuck King
    Dave Bendl

    11 available seats left
     
  18. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Update:

    I have paid for the minimum, which is 8 drivers. So the event is secured. However we need to confirm the final number of drivers 24 hours ahead of time so they can organize the carts for the individual races etc.

    Also I need everybody's real name. If you don't want to post it here, please send me a PM or email.

    Finally, we need to wear overalls (no Nomex requirement) and helmets. They provide this, but if you want to bring your own, that's ok too. Needless to say what helmet I'll be wearing...
     
  19. DN35

    DN35 Formula Junior
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    Don Norton and Phil Spiewak. What's this overall thing? Like some Oshkosh B'Gosh or something? Does the "they provide this" apply to these overalls as well as helmets?
     
  20. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Probably bad wording on my part: What I meant was that we have to wear some jumpsuits (coverall) as it is custom in go kart places. They provide those and the helmets, so unless you want to, you have to bring nothing yourself.
     
  21. Dave Bendl

    Dave Bendl Formula Junior

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    Skip,
    Can you be the camera guy while we are driving ?
    I will be bringing both video & digital still.
    Dave
     
  22. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    Andreas, my wife leaves town that afternoon, so as soon as I find out her schedule that day I'll know if I'm in or out.
     
  23. Darolls

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    Yup!
     
  24. bill365

    bill365 F1 Rookie

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    IMMMMMMMMM INNNNNNNNN
     
  25. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Current driver lineup:

    Bob Campen
    Tod Whitmore
    Andreas Forrer
    Rocketboy
    Don Norton
    Phil Spiewak
    Chuck King
    Dave Bendl
    Bill Rosen

    Spike308 withdrew. Which is ok, as long as you tell me a week ahead of time.

    Camera: Skip
    Trophies: Frank
     
  26. chasking

    chasking Formula Junior

    Nov 27, 2003
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    It is with great sadness and frustration that I must pull out. An unavoidable family obligation has come up. I was really looking forward to meeting you guys in person---hopefully there will be a next time.

    By my count you still have at least eight drivers, right? I hope this will not mess up your arrangements.

    Chuck King
     
  27. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks for the heads-up, but we are getting in trouble now: Rocketboy isn't sure, whether he can make it at which point we're below the 8 limit.

    ANYBODY ELSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN???

    I guess the good news is, that everybody is currently qualified for the final race...

    Current driver lineup:

    Bob Campen
    Tod Whitmore
    Andreas Forrer
    Rocketboy
    Don Norton
    Phil Spiewak
    Dave Bendl
    Bill Rosen


    Camera: Skip
    Trophies: Frank
     
  28. Tod328gts

    Tod328gts Formula Junior

    Jul 23, 2003
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    Hey Andreas,

    Didn't Dave Sweet say he was coming??? Or did i mistake that ????
     

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