Mid Ohio October 2-4 2015

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Mid Ohio October 2-4 2015

Postby t500hps » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:21 am

So currently 4 mid-atlantic guys are looking to come up for the races that weekend. Rumor is there will be a bunch of cars even though few are signed up. True?

Also, I hate going somewhere new without some "local knowledge".

All of us camp as a group in our trailers, in the paddock. Same at Mid-O? If so, where is "the group"? Is power readily available?

Most of us would run Friday practice since none of us have been there before. I heard the event often has 2 races Sat and a "fun run" Sunday (which we do at our end of year event too). True? If so, I might be loading up Sunday AM for the 10 hour trip home unless the Sun format is early or appealing.

What is this $49 banquet dinner Sat night? We have a banquet with finger foods for the awards but it's free. Do you guy normally go to this thing?

What else would a guy who's never been there before need to know after driving 10 hours to get there?

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Postby roadracerwhite » Thu Sep 10, 2015 5:28 am

Camping at Mid Ohio in October can be brisk, bring a heater and lots of blankets. It will probably rain and be cold. Bring enough clothes for a rainy 32 degree weekend. Hopefully we will have better weather than that, but you never know. Power is not readily available unless you bring your own.

We do all try to paddock together, in years past we have been on the pavement there. Whoever gets there first will try to grab space for all of us.

I am not signed up yet, but am planning on it here next week. Seems no one signs up until the last minute. I know there are at least 2 guys wrenching to try to make it.

I haven't heard what the Sunday event is going to be like, last year we had races on Sunday and some fun races as well.

Mid Ohio also has a no pets policy. just a fyi, I know some people have made assumptions and had to board there dog there.

more Mid Ohio rules here.
https://www.midohio.com/Fan-Guide/Rules ... y-Policies

I hope I didn't scare you off with the weather, but better to be prepared than get there and freeze your ass off.
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Postby t500hps » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:27 am

Cold isn't the worst.......2 years ago we ran VIR in Feb and rain turned to wet snow. Kinda weird seeing racecars on track while the grass is white from snow. I'd simply hate to make that long trip to race in COLD RAIN. Hopefully you're wrong this time :)

Saw the no pets thing, non-issue for any of us.

I carry a Honda gen but the other guys will want power. Are there "camping" spots that have power outside the paddock?.....Do you guys generally camp at the track or get rooms somewhere?

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Postby Den34 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:42 am

About half the guys stay at the track and the other half in a hotel. Most of the time it comes down to the forecast days before the event. Getting a hotel room at the last minute usually is not a issue.
I am not sure if they have hookups in the "camping area" but there is nothing in the paddock.
After our next event on Sept 19-20 we should have a good feel for how many cars will be at Mid Ohio. My guess is about 7 not including you MA guys planning on coming up.

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Postby roadracerwhite » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:07 am

t500hps wrote:Cold isn't the worst.......2 years ago we ran VIR in Feb and rain turned to wet snow. Kinda weird seeing racecars on track while the grass is white from snow. I'd simply hate to make that long trip to race in COLD RAIN. Hopefully you're wrong this time :)

Saw the no pets thing, non-issue for any of us.

I carry a Honda gen but the other guys will want power. Are there "camping" spots that have power outside the paddock?.....Do you guys generally camp at the track or get rooms somewhere?

Russ C.


Trust me, I hope I am wrong on the weather too. Last year was cold and on/off rain. Hopefully with any luck it will be better this year.

Usually with the banquet, one entry comes with the registration, and you have to buy for whoever is with you.
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Postby JJKJ » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:54 pm

roadracerwhite wrote:
Trust me, I hope I am wrong on the weather too. Last year was cold and on/off rain. Hopefully with any luck it will be better this year.

Usually with the banquet, one entry comes with the registration, and you have to buy for whoever is with you.


I think I read in the event details that the banquet is going to be offsite this year and is not included in the entry fee.
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Postby roadracerwhite » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:18 am

JJKJ wrote:
roadracerwhite wrote:
Trust me, I hope I am wrong on the weather too. Last year was cold and on/off rain. Hopefully with any luck it will be better this year.

Usually with the banquet, one entry comes with the registration, and you have to buy for whoever is with you.


I think I read in the event details that the banquet is going to be offsite this year and is not included in the entry fee.


Hmm, I was looking for that info and couldn't find it. I guess I will have to look again.

Who is in the lead for points for both regions? Has to be Dereck, Kent and Bob?
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Postby roadracerwhite » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:17 am

roadracerwhite wrote:
JJKJ wrote:
roadracerwhite wrote:
Trust me, I hope I am wrong on the weather too. Last year was cold and on/off rain. Hopefully with any luck it will be better this year.

Usually with the banquet, one entry comes with the registration, and you have to buy for whoever is with you.


I think I read in the event details that the banquet is going to be offsite this year and is not included in the entry fee.


Hmm, I was looking for that info and couldn't find it. I guess I will have to look again.

Who is in the lead for points for both regions? Has to be Dereck, Kent and Bob?


Found the info buried deep in the info about autobahn country club. Looks like it does not come with an entry this year.

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Postby roadracerwhite » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:59 am

Currently there are 8 registered. I know there will be at least one more going (Kent) and another trying to get cleared to go (Jim). Best of luck to you Jim, we hope to see you there.

Dave A and John K you know we all had fun at Autobahn. Let's do it again! Neal you should probably come too, it is the last race of the season for us.

Can't wait to see everyone and meet the Mid Atlantic guys. I will not be going to the banquet on Saturday night. So we can do whatever. Let's hope the weather is warm and clear!

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Postby JJKJ » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:36 am

Pretty certain at this point I'm going. Should finalize plans today. I'm doubtful on the banquet though.
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Postby t500hps » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:46 am

Glad to see a little activity on here since the car count seems low. I'll be hauling nearly 600 miles each way and plan on getting there Thursday evening (I think Marc is doing the same).

Kent O seems to think I'm so full of hot air that camping in the cold won't be a problem for me so I'm good there if anyone else is camping at the track (all us MA guy are planning on staying in trailers). We're not going to the banquet so if there are any plans outside of racing, please include us.....we can brag and lie about our driving skills with the best of y'all (you guys).

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Postby roadracerwhite » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:57 am

t500hps wrote:Glad to see a little activity on here since the car count seems low. I'll be hauling nearly 600 miles each way and plan on getting there Thursday evening (I think Marc is doing the same).

Kent O seems to think I'm so full of hot air that camping in the cold won't be a problem for me so I'm good there if anyone else is camping at the track (all us MA guy are planning on staying in trailers). We're not going to the banquet so if there are any plans outside of racing, please include us.....we can brag and lie about our driving skills with the best of y'all (you guys).



Good to hear, just make sure you bring plenty of clothes and blankets and hope you don't need them. Then you can make fun of us for getting a hotel when we didn't need to.

Glad to here your going John, hopefully we will be nose to tail the entire time again.

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Postby JJKJ » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:03 am

roadracerwhite wrote:Glad to here your going John, hopefully we will be nose to tail the entire time again.

Bryan


Hope so too Bryan, exciting races like that make it worth the trip!
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Postby DAlgozine » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:49 am

roadracerwhite wrote:Dave A and John K you know we all had fun at Autobahn. Let's do it again! Neal you should probably come too, it is the last race of the season for us.Bryan


I'm doubtful

I guess someone else will have to beat Off in a Corner
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Postby roadracerwhite » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:49 am

DAlgozine wrote:
roadracerwhite wrote:Dave A and John K you know we all had fun at Autobahn. Let's do it again! Neal you should probably come too, it is the last race of the season for us.Bryan


I'm doubtful

So your saying there is a chance...
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