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Heart of Dixie Retro Race #4, May 11 - Talladega, AL


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#1 Edwardo

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

Heart of Dixie Raceway

Three classes: Stock Car, Formula 1 and Can-Am.

All classes to be run on the 145' Hasse Paperclip.

Doors open at 8:00 AM

Tech opens for the Stock Car class at 10:00AM

One hour lunch break following the conclusion of the Stock Car race.

30 minutes of practice after the lunch break, then tech opens for F1.

30 minutes of practice following the conclusion of the F1 race, then tech opens for Can-Am.

IRRA™ rules.

$10 entry fee for each class entered plus a $5 pit pass fee for the day.

No qualifying. Races will be run in a Round Robin format if we have between 9 and 11 entries in a given class. If we have more than 11 entries, then racers will be randomly seeded into mains with the combined lap totals determining the overall finishing positions.

Box plaques will be awarded to the podium winners, as well as the winner of concours for each class.

See you there!






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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

Yeah! Here we go again. Can't wait.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

Great I had 2 more racers contact me today about coming in may,and bringing about 3 more with him.total 5..this race will probably be bigger than the last..retro is really catching on!! These guys are totally new to retro..mike and I will be there also...wop -eeee. 20+ racers...

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

retro is really catching on!!

 

LOL, where have you been for the last 6 years?



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:11 PM

 
LOL, where have you been for the last 6 years?

. Oh you know..just sayin us 7 racers were runnin flexie, that's dead, or fcrs,Fcrs are dead, so now retro is it ,If you want to race..I'll race bricks if that's what everyone else does and is most popular...but likes been talked about before not gonna build different cars for so many different classes at different tracks..the retro series is popular because of it's national rules, Seems some track owners don't want to do retro for different reasons for fear of looseing there racers, well guess what your looseing them anyway. The turn over rate, decent track attendance only last a couple years in an average location. After that if not doing something different, they're bored! Wake-um up .retro is the hot series..and series races bring in the money..or just run your races with 5 people as the bored people drop to maybe 4 then 3 then go on out of business..wondering where the people are..Shut up Ralph ,ha ha.no don't..just agree with me..
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:02 PM

Yeah, what he says...
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:12 PM

20 racers! Good Lord, three mains! i'M GETTING A MOTEL ROOM NEXT TIME. Maybe Friday night and SAturday night.

 

Wow!  

 

It is fun though.


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:16 PM

Sounds good Greg I already have May 10 off maybe we can go early friday need laps



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:07 AM

I have it marked on the calendar, and I was one that talked to JC and as of now I have myself, John Forrester and Charley Cornel with two more maybe. I just gave away my FCR cars to a friend who just got back into racing cause I have no interest in racing at a track close by. But after talking to JC I am excited about this race. Took all other cars out of box and all retro now. Only thing worth racing now. Only two tracks worth racing at close to me...Snellville ga. 1 1/2 hrs away and hopefully Talladaga google shows 1 hr 47 minute away(at speed limit. LOL) bet I can knock 20 or so off that! Going to build two new can am and hopefully a NASCAR. Kind of looking forward to race here and with some new folks.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

Russell ,I guarantee you guys will really like this race. It's a great bunch of guys who, like myself put fun above winning..can't wait..we'll be there fri. Nite..

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

Just a reminder for everyone that we'll be utilizing the .790 rear tire/.040 rear clearance rule for the F1 class.

Looking forward to another fun event!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

Had a blast last time at Talladega and am looking forward to the race this Saturday.

 

See Y'all there!


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 09:24 PM

I got beat bloody last time but I'm comming back for more. :wacko2:


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:26 AM

Yeap stockcar owner said. " win or just bring back his controller"
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:48 AM

Are they opening on Friday if so what time

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

What time would you like, Bud?

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

I need to get with Greg and John so I can find what time we are leaving

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:03 PM

Mike Arnold and I plan on being there around 5 pm.or so ..last time Eugene just left the key with me.anytime would be great! Thanks..
It's looking to be a great turnout...even better than last time!!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

I got beat bloody last time but I'm comming back for more. :wacko2:

that was the most fun I ever had getting beat..

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:45 PM

Greg is sick so he might not come but me and John plan on getting there around 6p.m
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Pablo where are you?

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

The track will open at 5pm Friday evening for anyone wanting to get in some practice laps.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

I'm building vintage cars and hiding out, JC


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

Good luck to everyone and have fun! Wish I could be there.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:16 PM

Thanks to all the racers who came out and supported this race. We had racers from 3 States represented for a total of 37 entries for the 3 classes run.

Thanks once again to Shirley Harrington for doing such a great job as race director.

Below are some pictures as well as the race results.

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Race director, Shirley Harrington.
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John Clow
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Red Valantine
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Mike Arnold
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John C Martin
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Bud Greene
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Steve Pitts
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Tommy Flythe
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Steve McBride
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Steve Harrington
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Howard Harris
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Jay Guard
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Stan Hutson
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Steve Saunders
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Interested spectator and future retro racer, Buddy Mitchell.
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Track owner, Eugene Freeman.





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