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Jay and company did a great job last year of getting things up to snuff (fixing the staging lanes and such). Was fun to race there. Hope Cindy and crew can pick up where they left off and take the place further. There's still a bunch of work to do, the pits are pretty shabby, and you're right that being there for a while will help.

But to have a D6 race in Spokane in late July is tough, hot will barely describe it. I'm not sure we'll schlep over there for it.

But I wish them the best, and hope that they can clean up
 

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Hopefully they will take care of it. Sooo much fun there it should be illegal. Awesome racing during the day, really nice indian casino on the same driveway.;)

Bucky owed the security company a HUGE chunk of change at the track,,they were pissed to say the least, as per the nice security lady I talked to last year.
 

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I have never been up there but I have had friends race up there.
I had heard it was in pretty bad shape, but that was before the last owner.
I would like to maybe get up there next year and race, I like it up around Spokane, CDA, etc.
 

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The place was a joke years ago, but when I raced there last year I was pleasantly surprised. Are they really planning a late July LODRS event? Having lived through one July in Spokane, I wouldn't look forward to traveling there for a race.
 

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Are they really planning a late July LODRS event? Having lived through one July in Spokane, I wouldn't look forward to traveling there for a race.
Cindy Gibbs-Arias, the new track manager, said quite explicitly: "we ARE scheduled to have the LODRS event July 29-Aug1"
 

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The web site said the contract was signed yesterday -- If the race is end of July - good fricken luck - The planning of this division as far as race dates and geographic weather planning is so poor its just stupid - Hell - div 7 knows that a div race in the middle of the summer in hot weather is not good - they schedule around it - why dont we??????
 

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The web site said the contract was signed yesterday -- If the race is end of July - good fricken luck - The planning of this division as far as race dates and geographic weather planning is so poor its just stupid - Hell - div 7 knows that a div race in the middle of the summer in hot weather is not good - they schedule around it - why dont we??????
Why so grumpy? Look at it this way, if you race in ALL kinds of weather then you learn a lot about car set up and engine performance. That way you can win no matter where or when you are. Plus you can get one of those awesome handheld battery-powered fans and tape it to the roll bar. PLUS you can lose weight while you sweat for FREE! (They actually charge for that at those fancy spa places, y'know.) Just a thought.... LOL
 

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When the rubber on the tires melts before you get to the line - -its to hot -- besides the ice in my drink melts to fast ----- Im just say'n -- That little trickle of sweat going down the crack of your ass -- when your all strapped in waiting in line -- VERY DISTRACTING
 

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I talked to Jonathan in may about the rumor of having this race scheduled on the same day as the National Open double header in Medicine Hat Alberta, and he said that they could not run two races on the same weekend.
Now it seems that they are indeed going ahead with it, I can't imagine why they would do this,because it greatly effect the car counts at both tracks.
 

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I talked to Jonathan in may about the rumor of having this race scheduled on the same day as the National Open double header in Medicine Hat Alberta, and he said that they could not run two races on the same weekend.
Now it seems that they are indeed going ahead with it, I can't imagine why they would do this,because it greatly effect the car counts at both tracks.
It will sure show us what NHRA thinks of us in Medicine Hat. Come on up and race for the money, and we have better beer :drinkers:

 

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Division 6 is very small. Why do we have a Divisional race and a National open race the same time. This is not ROCKET SCIENCE :Sheep
 

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Medicine Hat has always had that same date for their National Open, so why would D6D allow the Spokane D6 LODRS be the same weekend?

That's absolute BS.
The Spokane LODRS was only just added to D6 schedule about a week ago and is on Spokane's site for a couple months now.

NHRA should pay the Medicine Hat track for their lack of caring, as this will definitely affect M.H.'s National Open car count.

Seems that Spokane gets their way again and they still haven't proved themselves for a full season yet (again). They took away Ashcroft's ET Finals which should of happened this season and it WAS to be at Spokane this year but they went bankrupt or Bucky did. So Mission is having it now, which was originally scheduled for Mission in 2011.

NHRA, again, is showing they don't care for the little guy tracks. That is one reason Ashcroft left NHRA sanctioning, as mentioned above. It is the one race they can make money at and they get shafted!!
AGAIN it's because of Spokane!!

ok off my rant!! :mad:
 

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Medicine Hat has always had that same date for their National Open, so why would D6D allow the Spokane D6 LODRS be the same weekend?

That's absolute BS.
The Spokane LODRS was only just added to D6 schedule about a week ago and is on Spokane's site for a couple months now.

NHRA should pay the Medicine Hat track for their lack of caring, as this will definitely affect M.H.'s National Open car count.

Seems that Spokane gets their way again and they still haven't proved themselves for a full season yet (again). They took away Ashcroft's ET Finals which should of happened this season and it WAS to be at Spokane this year but they went bankrupt or Bucky did. So Mission is having it now, which was originally scheduled for Mission in 2011.

NHRA, again, is showing they don't care for the little guy tracks. That is one reason Ashcroft left NHRA sanctioning, as mentioned above. It is the one race they can make money at and they get shafted!!
AGAIN it's because of Spokane!!

ok off my rant!! :mad:
Thanks for the support :smt023. From what I understand from our higher ups, this little scrap is not over yet. If I get more details I will post them here.
 

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For some reason, they seem to want the divisionals to be spaced out one-per-month. We'd love to be at this race, but because it was announced so late we have other plans. Sure seems to be a bit random the way this has happened. I'm also not in love with the idea of sweating it out. Of course we can make our car run fine whatever the weather, but we're there too...
 

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This was not a smart move by Spokane -- or Div.6 -- It is on to short of notice and it is in the hottest time of the year - not to mention It would be 4 weeks in a row for a lot of racers - Seattle national -- Sonoma National - Sonoma Div. - then Spokane - give me a break -
First or second weekend in Sept - then two weeks later to Medford would have been great - - -but that would have made to much sense I guess?
Then again Maybe management wants it to fail - then they could look the Spokane council in the eye and say - -"told you so " and change to IHRA -- or some other sanctioning body???????? Just a thought.
 

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Well I guess it's confirmed, they are going to run both races on the same weekend, other than this being complete "BS", one has to wonder about the intentions of a few for doing something as stupid as this!!
 
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