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#1 Pappy

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:00 AM

Get ready, get set, warm up!

It's that time of year again, the OVRR/R4 warm up race coming up January 30 at Tom Thumb Hobbies in Columbus, OH.

It will be a four class event starting with F1, Can-Am, GT Coupe, and JK Spec in that order. Note that the JK Spec and GT Coupe classes have been switched in the rotation so our out of town racers who want to race GT Coupe in the R4 will be able to get an earlier start home.

First, second, and third place plaques will be awarded for F1, Can-Am, and GT Coupe. A first place plaque and prizes donated by JK Products will be awarded for the JK Spec class.

Concours prizes donated by Outisight Bodies will also be awarded for F1, Can-Am, and GT Coupe.

The raceway will open at 8 AM, tech begins at 9:30 AM and racing will start at 10:30 AM. With the large turn-out expected we will be moving the program along as swiftly as possible so please try to have your cars legal for tech the first time through.

Entry fees will be $15 for your first race (includes a $5 pit pass) and $10 for each additional race that you enter.

Food and drinks will also be available.

So come on out and join the fun, get your cars set-up for the R4 and de-throne King Hershman. :laugh2:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:49 PM

Any hotel suggestions .
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:57 PM

Any hotel suggestions .


Dale,
Try this link. It is last years list but nothing much has changed. There will be a new list posted soon with 2 new hotels on it. Hope to see you at the race. Any other question just call or email me..

R4 Warm-up Hotel List

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#4 Larry Mattingly

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:35 PM

Dale

Avoid the Econo Lodge...lol

A lot of racers stay at the Red Roof.

High rollers like Noose and Jersey John opt for the Hampton... :laugh2:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

Hampton Inn. If you reserve by Jan 31 they give a 20% discount.. includes free breakfast

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:46 PM

Dale

Avoid the Econo Lodge...lol

A lot of racers stay at the Red Roof.

High rollers like Noose and Jersey John opt for the Hampton... :laugh2:

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For the first R4 my wife sugested the Hampton, I foolishly said "No the Econo Lodge is close and it will be fine since I'm traveling alone" Unless it has been impoved since 2008 you couldn't pay me to stay there? The engine braking from the trucks stop around 3:30 AM, but starts right up around 7:00 AM. Then there was the missing tile, don't want to know what the stain in the carpet was........... :huh:

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:09 PM

Rob..I did the Econo Lodge the first year. Last year it was the Hampton and it was great.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:26 PM

THe Red Roof has Speedvision......... none of the others do.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:45 PM

The Red Roof was good to us also last year.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:51 PM

THe Red Roof has Speedvision......... none of the others do.



Actually the Econo has Speedvision too, along with monstrous water pressure...lol

We realize that Rande doesn't travel well without Speedvision... ;)

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:00 PM

We realize that Rande doesn't travel well without Speedvision... ;)

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Like taking candy away from a baby....... it only took us about a hour or so to stop and ask every hotel if they had it or not.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 08:25 PM

Must be the auctions ey? He wants to bid online for the Ultimate ride!

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:03 AM

They have been doing alot of work on the Econolodge all summer. Looks better from the outside. Still, the only claim I feel safe making is that it is the closest.

HOWEVER just today I was able to lock in a special rate at the Hawthorne Suites Hotel. It is definitely first class with kitchen, separate bedrooms (1 King or 2 Queens), free hot breakfast, pool, hot tub etc. R4 rate will be $85 per day double occupancy. Normal is $115 I think. The Hawthorne is on the other side I70...about 3 minutes from the Red Roof. PLEASE don't call them yet. It will not be active until sometime next week.

I am still trying to work with the other hotels in the area. Some of them must not need anymore biz as they aren't very open to special rates for events.

In the next few days I will be asking those of you who plan on attending the R4/3 your thoughts on a deal I have been working on. I have found and negotiated a do-able rate for a meeting / party room that we can go to after racing on Saturday night (from around 8:00pm to midnight) with food, soda, and "adult beverages" available for a reasonable $$. We will pick up the tab for the building - you would be responsible for the rest. Cindy and I thought it might be nice to go somewhere away from the shop and kick back, BS a little, bench race a lot, re-live old and new events, and generally do what can't be done during the race day schedule.

Think about it. Would you be interested in doing something like this? Any ideas on how to improve on the idea? I said the rate was do-able but that dosen't mean it's cheap. I don't want to drop a bunch of cash on an idea that few of you would participate in.

Give it some thought.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:55 AM

Amigos,

January 30, pencil me in so far it's a down weekend for me! Would like travel down to the Ohio Mecca of Retro Racing. Rub fenders with the best of the best! Have been learning the ropes of the King up here at RT 93 and Bill Fulmer and the gang! Have Slot Box will travel!
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 09:50 AM

In the next few days I will be asking those of you who plan on attending the R4/3 your thoughts on a deal I have been working on. I have found and negotiated a do-able rate for a meeting / party room that we can go to after racing on Saturday night (from around 8:00pm to midnight) with food, soda, and "adult beverages" available for a reasonable $. We will pick up the tab for the building - you would be responsible for the rest. Cindy and I thought it might be nice to go somewhere away from the shop and kick back, BS a little, bench race a lot, re-live old and new events, and generally do what can't be done during the race day schedule.

Think about it. Would you be interested in doing something like this? Any ideas on how to improve on the idea? I said the rate was do-able but that dosen't mean it's cheap. I don't want to drop a bunch of cash on an idea that few of you would participate in.

Give it some thought.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:28 PM

Ohio Valley Gang and Tom Thumb Raceway,

It's been almost or over 20 years since I raced at Tom Thumb's. I will see you Friday afternoon for a practice session and Saturday for the race. I have a room at the Holiday Inn Express.

See you all this weekend,
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 10:39 PM

Glad to hear it Dan, I should be there Friday evening before they close.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:31 PM

Team BOZO hopes to be there before tech closes :D !

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 11:29 PM

Don't worry Mike, we'll squeeze you in, we want your money. :laugh2: ;)

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:06 AM

Pap you coming up friday?
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:41 AM

Yes, I should be there some time around 7pm.

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