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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:19 AM

With the first Retro South race on June 30 rapidly approaching please post here and let us know if you're coming! Roger and I can't wait to get some Retro cars back on the track, and I know many others are excited, too. We will be running GTC-FK, F1, and Can-Am, in that order.

Here's some information regarding the first race:

Date: June 30, 2012
Race #1 is at:

Central TN Raceway
208 Old Nashville Hwy
Lavergne, TN 37086
(615) 556-9167

The track can be seen HERE.

Raceway owner Rick Crutchfield will be open from 2 PM until 10 PM on Friday. He will open at 8 AM on Saturday for racing. There are nice hotels in the area if you are planning on coming early, and plenty of places to eat in the area.

If anyone has any other questions please feel free to ask them here. We hope to see all of you there for a fun day of racing!




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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:09 AM

Hi Pablo,

The race calender says June 30. I don't think the date has been changed.

V/R,

Don

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

Thanks, Don.

Wish I could make that one. Sounds like a great event. :)

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:53 AM

Yes, still June 30. Should be a pretty good turn-out. I know Rick is working on a hotel deal, but with it being in the middle of tourist season, they are not wanting to deal. Take notice, you should book now, it may be hard to get a room at the last minute.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:54 AM

The original post has been edited to show June 30 as the race date.

Thank you, Pablo and Don.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

Will be there...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 02:55 PM

Bill,

Glad to hear you are going to be able to come to race!

Rick Crutchfield


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

Jay and I are going to try to make it as well.

If I make it, it means I will have been out of town five weekends out of six...

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

I will be there. Yee-haw.
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

Tommy, Greg, and Jay, glad to hear you guys are planning on racing with us! See ya soon!

Rick Crutchfield


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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

Jay and I are going to try to make it as well.

If I make it, it means I will have been out of town five weekends out of six...


... and on the seventh weekend he rested.

V/R,
Don

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 06:17 AM

No, on the seventh day he proofread Slotblog! :laugh2: And this is what he looked like... :crazy: .

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

:) Russell Dobbs and I have already made plans, and if possible, may bring another person with us. Look forward to racing with you there!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

Rick, any update on a hotel deal?

Bill, are coming by yourself or is Bobby Robinson or Steve McBride coming with you?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

My wife and I plan on making it. I can help marshal or something and my wife can do whatever wives do at slot car races!

V/R,

Don

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

Don,

Great to hear you and your wife are coming to the race. Can't wait to see you.

Rick.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

Same here, Rick!

V/R,

Don

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:26 AM

Don, I'm glad you and your wife are planning on making the trip!

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:09 PM

Thanks, Ralph!

V/R,

Don

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:58 AM

It looks like me and Guillermo are going to make it and possibly Rick Stephens, Do you have any recomendations for a close by motel?
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:52 AM

Rick,

For us that have not been to Central TN raceway, what is the braid depth on your track?
Keith Brown

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:42 PM

Keith,

Glad to hear you and the guys are going to make it to the Retro South race. Looking forward to meeting you guys. I missed racing last week at the Parma FCR regionals. Had some issues come up at the last minute.

As for the depth of the braid on The Black Snake, I will have to measure it tonight and post when I get to the home place. For the life of me, I can't remember what it is! (Shame to get old).

Thanks and I will see you soon!

Rick.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:20 PM

Braid depth at Central is between .010" & .015"

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

If I can get out of Oklahoma in time I will be there.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:24 AM

We hope you make it out of there, Bobby! It sounds like were going to have a fantastic turnout, should be around 20 maybe more.

If anyone plans on staying Friday or Saturday night here is a list of hotels in the area, you can book direct or take your chances with Priceline:

I-24 East Exit 64 Lavergne / Waldren Rd.

Comfort Inn (866) 307-2224
107 Enterprise Blvd
Lavergne, TN 37086

Super 8 (615) 793-9999
110 Enterprise Blvd.
Lavergne, TN 37086

Ramada Inn (615) 793-9100
109 Enterprise Blvd.
Lavergne TN 37086

I-24 West Exit 66 Sam Ridley / Smyrna

Hampton Inn (800) 997-5148
2573 Highland Blvd.
Smyrna TN

Holiday Inn Express (877) 859-5095
2565 Highland Blvd.
Smyrna TN

Hilton Garden Inn (866) 430-2692
2631 Highland Blvd.
Smyrna TN

Sleep Inn (615) 220-2260
2689 Highland Blvd.
Smyrna TN

Fairfield Inn (615) 223-8877
810 Expo Dr.
Smyrna TN





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