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Event Coverage Drag Week 2020

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    Hot Rod just announced the tracks and dates for Drag Week for 2020.

    Sept. 13, 2020: U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Martin MI (Tech and Registration day)
    Sept. 14, 2020: U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Martin MI (Race Day 1)
    Sept. 15, 2020: Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk OH (Race Day 2)
    Sept. 16, 2020: Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis, IN (Race Day 3)
    Sept. 17, 2020: Byron Dragway, Byron, IL (Race Day 4)
    Sept. 18, 2020: U.S. 131 Motorsports Park, Martin MI (Race Day 5, Finals Day)

    https://www.hotrod.com/articles/hot-rod-drag-week-2020-tracks/

    Who's in?

    (yes, I need to get Almost Funny back together!)
     
  2. I cant believe they skipped the grove. either way im in.
     
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  3. Baumi
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    I´ll be watching from here! Cool you´ll put Almost Funny back in business, Jim!
     
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  4. Mr48chev
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    Wish I could afford to just tag along and take photos. Not in the budget this time though.
     
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  5. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
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    Well seeing it is that close my buddy Gary will most likely run his 66 Lemans in it again. Maybe I can make time to cruise with him . He loves this event. But going out to the east coast did not interest him one bit. Larry
     
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  6. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    I should get my Chevelle done.
     
  7. ...Oh Boy, back in our neck of the woods!,...thanks for the info Jim.
     
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  8. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
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    from Neosho, MO

    I am currently building an off topic project that I would like to enter.

    John
     
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  9. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
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    from Central IL

    I’ve been wanting to do this, I might try it this year. At the very least I’ll go to IRP and Byron to spectate
     
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  10. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
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    from Neosho, MO

    I did a quick search for the entry dates but nothing came up. I know it sells out in a matter of minuets. When do they usually take the entries?

    John
     
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  11. squirrel
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    February is when registration should happen.

    Sent from my Trimline
     
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  12. pitman
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    Thanks Jim.
    ^^^ Do love the scene where Burt Monroe 'shows up' at Bonneville, unregistered!
    ;) "World's Fastest Indian" 2006 release.
     
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  13. barbara
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    from wisconsin

    My dad & I are in.
     
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  14. I don't know why they picked byron. It's been up for sale. The state made a offer that was turned down. The state wants to return the track to a forest. The track borders one now and they want to expand it. It's a gamble on the track being around next year. I would think the grove would have been the safer bet.
     
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  15. H380
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    Maybe it was chosen to give publicity to the situation?
     
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  16. My son and I are in, we built a car for 2019 but he changed jobs and we had to postpone. All we need now is to win the registration game. ;)


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  17. VANDENPLAS
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    I’ll be following your shenanigans from here !

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  18. Hemi Joel
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    from Minnesota

    I am 100% committed to being there. I already have all my rooms booked. My Hemicoupe will be set on kill.
     
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  19. mcmopar
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    Im in booking rooms today. My Daughter is getting married in Lacrosse WI on the 19th of September, which is 10 hours away, from the finish. Not sure how I will do it but I know I can.
    Tony
     
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  20. Your close to were the ferry crosses the lake. Look into that to save time not having to go south through chicago then back north. There are two ferry's. One goes to milwaukee the other manitawalk. The milwaukee boat is faster but puts you farther south. It won t be cheap with a trailer.
     
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  21. RR
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    I will have to wait till registration time to make a decision. Job is looking a little iffy. But then again, so is my health. We will see. The only thing for sure is my truck will be ready to go again (it pretty much is now).
     
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  22. go-man-go.........
     
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  23. WZ JUNK
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    from Neosho, MO

    I am on the waiting list. Whatever that means. Hopefully I will get more information. It closed out in a little over 4 minuets to fill the 400 car field. My old, slow, fat, fingers did not get the job done.
     
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  24. I'm in. We are at the drag expo in chicago right now. My sons college room mate helps crew the car. He is a fast on the key board. He took care of business from home in Michigan. It sold out in under 4 minutes.
     
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  25. Looks like the hamb team took some hits. Regular competitors squirrel; mcmopar; tricky steve; barbarra; moon shine oldsmobile tracy; and a few other non hamb friends are all on the wait list. I have heard it sold out in four minutes. I was at the drag expo in chicago today and several guys were saying they didn't make it. I wonder how long the list is.
    Guys show up anyway. They say they have never turned anyone away.
     
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  26. WZ JUNK
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    How do you get to this wait list. I sent in the information, and I got an email reply that I was on the list, but I do not know how far down I am. I am curious to know.
     
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  27. After the 400 slots are full the names are added as they came in. Guys will drop out as the days go by for a number of reasons. Cars break over the summer or are not finished in time etc. They will notify you if there becomes a opening.
    The other option is to show up anyway. Guys drop out and do not notify the drag week staff. If you show up you will be placed at the end of the inspection line. When all the qualified cars are done they will fill the field from the wait list. Again not everyone from the wait list shows up increasing your chances. Every year the wait list cars that showed up all got to race. It's not guaranteed just giving you the history of the event. While its disappointing to be on the wait list it's not all lost. We hope you show up to get in.
     
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  28. BamaMav
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    from Berry, AL

    That's crazy! Looks like you could preregister if you ran at last years event, you'd be assured of a place. There's always those guys that it's a bucket list thing, do it once and they're happy and don't return.
     
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  29. RR
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    I got in today. Now just to hope that my back stays happy till then.
     
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  30. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    If you placed in the top 3 in your class last year, you get to register early....the rest of us have to slug it out in the 4 minute window. I was in Phx today helping our robotics team, and didn't have my "real" computer, and discovered that a laptop just isn't what I need to cut a good light on registration. Oh well.

    I'm on the wait list, probably in the 500-1000 range, but I don't care, I'll show up anyways, and see how it goes.
     

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