Thursday Agenda? (USAC Sprints Race)

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Thursday Agenda? (USAC Sprints Race)

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:55 pm

For those of you thinking about coming in on Thursday, I've just come up with a full agenda for Thursday - possibly too full, but all in close proximity so it might be do-able...

Day-time: Harry's U-Pull-It visit Hazleton PA http://www.wegotused.com
Late afternoon: Centralia PA mine fire visit http://www.centraliaminefire.com
Evening: USAC Sprints & Tobias Speedsters at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville PA http://www.bigdiamondraceway.com

It was just dumb luck that I stumbled across the info on the Thursday night race. And then it was completely random luck that the only night they're racing on a Thursday over the entire season is the day before Carlisle starts. Go figure? :dunno

The track is about an hour northeast from Camp Hill, so it would be an easy run down to the hotel once the final race concludes. Alternatively, we could stay in nearby Pottsville Thursday night.

Anyone interested? For anyone coming in from New England, NY, NJ, or NE PA, this is pretty much along the way in - about 15-20 minutes off Rt. 81 or 78.
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Re: Thursday Agenda? (USAC Sprints Race)

Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Mon May 25, 2009 10:22 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Day-time: Harry's U-Pull-It visit Hazleton PA http://www.wegotused.com
Late afternoon: Centralia PA mine fire visit http://www.centraliaminefire.com
Evening: USAC Sprints & Tobias Speedsters at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville PA http://www.bigdiamondraceway.com
Having visited Centralia a couple weeks ago, I can now say with a fair degree of confidence that trying to do all three of the above is a bit too optimistic.

Anyone up for the races Thursday night in Minersville? The Tobias Speedsters are a new class of 4-cyl race cars...
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Post by yottabit » Sat May 30, 2009 2:03 pm

Do you know what time the race is? I probably won't be taking the full day of Thursday off so I wouldn't be getting down there until later

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sat May 30, 2009 2:48 pm

Thursday, June 04, 2009
USAC Sprints, Tobias Speedstrs
Gates Open At: 3.00
Warm-ups At: 6:30
First Heat At: 7:00
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Post by yottabit » Sat May 30, 2009 2:49 pm

Yeah I'm actually going to have to scrap that idea because I don't have enough money to get a room for Thursday, or afford to take Thursday off of work haha

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Post by yottabit » Sat May 30, 2009 2:54 pm

There's also this track right in mechanicsburg (even closer to carlisle than Harrisburg):
http://www.williamsgrove.com/

I used to hear them racing when I was down there but I've never gone
Seems like they race on Fri/Sat so that could be another idea

IIRC they race pretty late into the night

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sat May 30, 2009 4:54 pm

yottabit wrote:Seems like they race on Fri/Sat so that would be bad idea
Fixed it for ya. :lol:

You're showing your Carlisle newbie-ness. :oops: The only place you want to be Friday and Saturday nights is at the Radisson.
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Post by yottabit » Sat May 30, 2009 5:26 pm

Haha, gotcha

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