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July 27, 2015, 08:20 AM #0

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Interlake Dragway Welcomes Manitoba Sport Compact Enthusiasts

Date:
Saturday August 15th 2015

Costs:
Racing: $60 paid at the entrance gate
Spectating: $10 paid at the gate

Benefits:
- Two reserved staging lanes exclusively for our use! Our cars will be lined up to race other sport compact cars.
- Reserved parking area so everybody is together in the pits
- Sport Compact exclusive drivers meeting before racing starts
- Experienced drag racers on hand willing to offer one on one pointers to any of us racing that day
- Last year guys got ~15 passes each

Amenities on site:
- Concession with drinks, great food, ice cream, etc. (breakfast sandwiches are great hangover food!)
- Washrooms
- Bleachers to spectate from

Schedule for the day:
- 8:30am Tech Opens
- 9:45am Mandatory drivers meeting for new drivers
- 10:00am Lanes open for racing

SPECTATORS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO COME!! Even if you're not racing, come out and spend a day at the track with your friends, it's always a great time!

I will be on hand all day as an ambassador between Interlake Dragway and sport compact owners to answer questions or help with anything that may arise.

HUGE THANK YOU to Interlake Dragway for making this day possible! More info on Interlake Dragway is available here: http://www.interlakedragway.com/


If you have any questions, please direct them to me.

I am doing this for free, not making a penny and taking time off work (costs me money) to do this, so the easier you guys make this for me the happier I am.

Vehicle Requirements
Normally, if your vehicle is safe to operate on the roads you should be good to go down the track. A few of the normal things to check are:
- Tires, suspension, brakes in good working order
- No fluid leaks
- Battery and other things under the hood securely fastened

- Snell Helmet required for faster than 14.00 seconds
- Roll bar required for faster than 11.50 seconds
- Roll bar required for convertible faster than 13.50 seconds.

- Normally with a relocated battery you need an external cutoff switch. This rule has been waived for those of us driving street cars for this day only. Battery must still be properly installed/securely fastened.

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    July 27, 2015, 07:19 PM #1

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    This was a lot of fun. Would go again! Got 14 passes in
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      August 04, 2015, 10:53 AM #2

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      Less than 2 weeks guys!

        August 05, 2015, 12:41 AM #3

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        Going.

        Also, you will not pass tech inspection if you are caught running wheel spacers. Just an FYI.
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          August 05, 2015, 11:15 AM #4

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          Might attempt it.

            August 05, 2015, 01:30 PM #5

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            I'll definitely be there! :) Sounds like a blast, Al!
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              August 06, 2015, 10:56 AM #6

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              Trucks allowed? Might drive in for the weekend, Gimli is such a forgiving track.
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                August 06, 2015, 11:49 AM #7

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                Originally posted by N1ck
                Trucks allowed? Might drive in for the weekend, Gimli is such a forgiving track.

                Yep, trucks are allowed.

                  August 08, 2015, 10:16 AM #8

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                  One week folks!

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                    I will be there. looking forward too it. Have not been to many TTI events, so i look forward to meeting folks.

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                       @Winter Beater

                      Al if I've been drag racing at Gimli before do I need to attend the meeting? And if not, is tech open into the afternoon? I have somewhere to be until about 1:00 so I may not make it out until the early afternoon. Do you foresee a problem?
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                        August 13, 2015, 08:26 AM #11

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                        Originally posted by Scorp
                        @Winter Beater

                        Al if I've been drag racing at Gimli before do I need to attend the meeting? And if not, is tech open into the afternoon? I have somewhere to be until about 1:00 so I may not make it out until the early afternoon. Do you foresee a problem?

                        You don't need to attend the meeting. I'm not sure what time tech is open until, but we could probably get it done if you show up late.

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                          Will probably show up to watch for abit
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                            August 14, 2015, 10:26 AM #13

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                            Calling for Thunderstorms tomorrow :(
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                              August 14, 2015, 09:58 PM #14

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                              Installed lowering springs, and tweaked the tune for this humidity. Should be fun tomorrow. Looks like storms wont start till the afternoon.


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                                August 14, 2015, 11:19 PM #15

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                                The best thing about days people think it's going to rain is less people show up and the ones that do show up get a TON of runs in!

                                  August 15, 2015, 09:07 AM #16

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                                  Hey guys I'm not going to make it out there, my truck is giving me grief this morning..

                                  If there are any first time drivers please walk up to the starting line for 9:45. I'll have someone from the track or a more experianced driver there to give you guys a quick 'how to' drivers meeting.

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                                    hey winter beater, I'm not able to make it out today either.  On the website it says this event is on tomorrow Aug 16th aswell.  Is this correct?

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                                      Originally posted by Hybrid_STi
                                      hey winter beater, I'm not able to make it out today either.  On the website it says this event is on tomorrow Aug 16th aswell.  Is this correct?

                                      It's today only. You can go tomorrow or any sunday but you have to enter a bracket racing class, it's not test and tune format. Test and tune formats are Saturdays only

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                                        Got 5 runs in before the rain. That humidity really sapped performance.


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                                          Such a blast! :D Thanks for letting everyone know about such an event, Al!

                                          I'll be returning for the September one. All the drag guys I met out there were very friendly and offered great advice for a first-timer.

                                          Currently looking into buying some Slicks, wheel spin in 1st and 2nd is killing my times with street tires. Also gotta figure out what RPM to launch at. Got LOTS to learn still, but I believe I've discovered my passion! <3

                                          Funny thing... out of 7 runs, my FIRST one was best lol 15.7650 @ 95.14 mph. An experienced/good driver in a bone stock TT Soarer should easily get 14s from what other friends in the UK and Australia have told me.

                                          After I complete my build, I aim for sub-10s on e85, w/slicks, high boost settings... and PRACTICE!  lol
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                                            August 17, 2015, 09:31 AM #21

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                                            Now THOSE are tires... lol 8-)
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                                              August 17, 2015, 09:37 AM #22

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                                              Ran 10s even with the crazy high humidity that morning.
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                                                Originally posted by Yurek
                                                Such a blast! :D Thanks for letting everyone know about such an event, Al!

                                                I'll be returning for the September one. All the drag guys I met out there were very friendly and offered great advice for a first-timer.


                                                There is one in Sept? lol

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                                                  Originally posted by Winter Beater
                                                  There is one in Sept? lol

                                                  So out of all of that, including thanking you and posting a couple neat pics, you ask something you most likely already know followed by an lol? Interesting. *shrugs* I guess some people respond to appreciation and excitement differently than others...

                                                  Yes, there are events going on during September long weekend. At least, according to DRAM members that I spoke with there.
                                                   
                                                  September 5,6,7
                                                  Test and Tune, Quick 16, DRAM presents “The Ron Phillips Gamblers Race” The JR Dragster Bash/Doug Doucette vs Clif Bakx in their Injected Nitro A Fuel Dragsters, Can/Am Outlaws, Bracket Classes

                                                  You didn't know about them? An older fellow there told me all about DRAM, so I checked out their events page and intend to take my 6 year old out to watch all the awesome dragsters! :)

                                                  Check it out: http://www.dramanitoba.com/events
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