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#1 Wizard16

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:33 AM

Bernie, Noose,

 

Have you set the practice/race schedule yet? I want to start booking the other activities. Not knowing what impact cruise ships might have on availability, even in the off season, I want to be pro-active.

 

Thanks for all you're doing.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:01 AM

Diana,

 

Keep in mind "Island Time." Reggie will open approximately at noon every day. This will be a very relaxed schedule. We don't have a huge number of entries so I would suspect we will start tech, qualifying, and racing late afternoon, early evening. There will be plenty of time for testing that way. It is cooler in the late afternoon/early evening so that generally works best. This way you can sleep in if you choose or take in some activities. Sunday is RetroPro and I suspect not everyone will race that class so we should be done early. There will probably be a BBQ on Saturday night as well. Depending on when people come in I would schedule activities for the days before and after the event, especially if they are all day affairs.

 

The beach right outside the raceway is very nice and there are plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance. Two casinos very close by as well as much shopping you could possibly want!

 

I will contact Reggie and Noose to nail down a somewhat "official" schedule. :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 11:41 AM

Sounds good, Bernie. I'll do a little testing but I'm going for the ambiance and the activities to tell you the truth. The slot car racing is an excuse LOL.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 03:39 PM

Just my $.02 but I would like to see the Retro Pro class run as early as possible on Sunday.  That way we can pack up our slot car stuff and get on with our "other" vacation as soon as possible.


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:07 PM

We can certainly look at that Jay. Nothing is set in stone. We can see what everyone wants to do on Friday & Saturday and take it from there. Everything is possible in St Maarten :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 04:53 PM

That works for me too

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 05:24 PM

I'm open to most any schedule. Planning to go to church on Sunday....... :)


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 11:33 AM

There is one right across the street Mike :D


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 06:30 PM

Bernie what is the braid depth there? :)


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Posted 09 June 2016 - 06:52 PM

10 to 15 tho per Reggie

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 12:43 PM

Good Luck Retro East Racers this week at St. Maarten Caribbean Retro Championship. Soak in the Sun & Fun!

 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 11:57 AM

All set and packed up for this! CYA all Thursday!


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 03:26 PM

Have fun everyone!   :sun_bespectacled:  :beach:  :drinks:


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:00 PM

Well the time has come! The event officially starts this Friday. I will be posting as much as I can on Facebook just because it is much easier from the phone. Greg Wells will be pulling those  posts and from FB and posting here. We have lots of great prizes, the weather is great, and there is lots of cold beer on ice at the raceway! Thanks again to all that helped make this event possible and all the great sponsors! :good: :sun_bespectacled: I'm off to St Maarten Wednesday morning!


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:32 PM

Good racing and have a great time to all who are attending. 


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

Enjoy the island mon!! Have fun--looking forward to the race reports and activity reports!!! Who gets drunk where??  :)


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:01 AM

Eye candy... For those of us who can't make it...

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:19 AM

Uh oh. Trip starting poorly. Initial flight canceled. Routing us now through Miami. Six-hour layover. Getting into St Maarten 9:30 PM. Miss all Wed. That's what I get for flying American.


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:00 AM

Reggie`s track location is probably the most beautiful of any in the world. Have a great time everyone!

 

PS: Not sure if Noose will be able to find Blue Moon at St Maarten!


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 09:03 AM

Hopefully participants will be posting regularly to keep us state side of what is going on at the race.



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 11:26 AM

No Blue Moon but Kettle 1 is abundant!


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 11:55 AM

K1.

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 01:07 PM

That's what I like - a "Quality" drunk!! :)


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:39 PM

Race plaques.

 

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:45 AM

Good luck to everyone. Have a fun time.

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