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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

Here is all the information for what is sure to be the largest premier retro event the South has ever seen, The Southern Showdown!

 

The Viper Pit
1396 Dillon Road
Thomasville, GA 31757
(229) 226-4447

 

Schedule:

 

Thursday - June 26 - Raceway will be open all day for practice.

Friday - June 27 - Raceway will be open at 8 AM. Tech opens for GTC on the Engleman at 10 AM, immediately followed by Stock Car on the King.

Saturday - June 28 - Raceway will open at 8 am. Tech opens for Can-Am on the Engleman at 10 AM, immediately followed by Formula One on the Engleman.

 

Box plaques and wall plaques will be handed out for all classes for participants and winners. Full IRRA™ rules apply. Remember since this is a IRRA™ Premier event, F1 cars will require a .812" minimum rear tire.

 

The raceway is located at a residential location. It is very well-lighted, and lots of pit space. The food is always great, and lodging is only five minutes away from the track. Both tracks are in great shape and super smooth!

 

All of the "Southern heavy hitters" were in attendance last year, including but not limited to: Danny Zona, Mike "Biscuit" Bressett, James Merriman, Tony P., Brandon Cates, Chris Barnes, Terry Tawney, Ralph Thorne and, Jay Guard. This year should be just as good if not better! There is lots of early interest from some of the top Northern racers also!

 

Hotel Information:

 

The Baymont Inn (formerly the Jameson Inn), it is very clean and safe. If you mention the Viper Pit when you book your room you should receive a discounted rate at $55 per night plus tax. Their number is (229) 227-9500.

 

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Tracks:
155' Tunkel blue King
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165' Tunkel Engelman
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#2 Bud Greene

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:04 PM

Will be there
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

Hope to see you there along with John, Pablo and the 2014 JRL USRA National Champion Greg Gilbert.



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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:15 PM

These tracks look very, very familiar, they were up here in Nanuet, NY. The untitled raceway closed and they had to be returned to Tunkle. The Kingleman was awesome. We had a Retro race scheduled there but a major snow storm caused us to reschedule and the owner wouldn't let us race on a Sunday.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

It's very cool a premier event is being held in the dirty south. I've been to many race events in all forms of racing and will say the competition level at this upcoming race will be top notch. Racers who want a good challenge and like having a lot of fun should show up.
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

Way to go Ralph, thanks for putting this together!

Danny's right, if it's anything like the last combo race at The Viper Pit it will be an awesome race. I hope that some of the guys from "way up North" will make it to this one, I know I'll be there for sure!

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 11:42 PM

Count Logan, Gil , and I in for this race. Been waiting on it all year for it.

We will have room for two more from Tennessee if anyone's wants to ride.
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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:31 AM

Big congrats, Ralph, on getting this together.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Which coupe body has the most downforce or handles the best

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

One more question are we going to have pro and amateur classes or are we going to run them all together this is for coupes only

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

The two that are the most popular are the Parma Lola GT and then some like the OS Chevron B16R.  The Parma is very easy to mount.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:47 PM

Coupes will be raced together. You may choose to run any IRRA approved motor. Qualifying times will split the field into the mains.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:08 PM

Best wishes to the organizers and participants.


That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.
 

 


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 02:21 PM

thanks ralph for getting this race together, and also a thanks for not splitting the coupe race up i wasnt happy with the thought of not being allowed to race in the group i feel i belong in. how can you forget greg gilbert from the heavy hitter list? he saw the list got pissed and SMOKED THEM in jrl lol. jk i know greg wasnt able to make it last yr hopefully this year he can make the race. also speaking of heavy hitters what about wayne thomas u know waynes bringin the pain!!! hahaha. hopefully all the northern racers will circle this one on their calender. the last couple years its been a great race, awesome competition, amazing atmosphere as well. ill be there!


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 03:10 AM

Ralph,

I'll add this to the Premier Event list when I get back to GA on Sunday.

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:49 PM

yes i will be there, look out



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:52 PM

what are the rules for gtc



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:35 AM

what are the rules for gtc

 

You can find them here


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

what is the race format for this race? qualify into a main, race, and combine laps? or is it how they did the r4 everyone races then the top 16 make it into semis then top 8 into a main? 


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:21 PM

I like the top 16 deal.
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Posted 20 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

Stock Car and GT Coupe will qualify, mains will be seeded and the lap totals will be combined for overall results. Can Am and F1 will qualify then mains of 6 will be seeded and 2 move ups will be awarded to the top 2 finishers.



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

can i run a pd motor



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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:12 PM

You can run a PD motor in everything except the Stock Car class.

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:37 PM

can i run the ps 4002 motor in nascar class?what are the best can-am body to run,and f 1 body,nascar to



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Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:02 AM

Wayne,
 
All the IRRA™ rules can be found HERE.
 
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