SPK 24 hr enduro Saturday August 3rd

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SPK 24 hr enduro Saturday August 3rd

Post by Nathan Atkins » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:32 pm

Hey guys Id like to assemble a team for this one, Id like to get 8-10 drivers for it to keep the costs down but I think I could get funding approved for as little as 5 :shock:

I definitely want Black Flag Scherpf Murda and Eric on the same team as me :D Maybe a pair of Dunlaps and the 2nd gear Racing crew too!

If anyone is already putting a team together I'd love to join if you have room for one more :ugeek:

24 hour Enduro Event to be held Saturday, August 2-4 (time TBA). A maximum of 17 teams @ $2120 ($2000+ tax) per team with a $500 non-refundable deposit per team to reserve your spot and the remaining $1620 due the day of the event.

Reserve your spot to day with your non-refundable deposit before they sell out.

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Post by dscherpf » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:54 am

That would be a lot of fun. I'd be interested if we got 10 people to keep the cost down as far as possible.

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Post by BrokenRecordTalk » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:51 pm

From the looks of it we are well on our way to filling a team. Nate and I have both spoken to a lot of our friends and I believe we have at least 5 solid commitments at this point, plus enough "maybes" to fill the rest of the team and then some. We both said that we'd pull the trigger at 8 people, so let us know if you're in!

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Post by Nathan Atkins » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:46 am

Looks like we have 10, Chris managed to find 8 people O_O and then there's myself and Glenn, Dave I'd say be on standby invade someone pulls out, we could sure use your talent :)

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Post by dscherpf » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:27 am

No worries, glad you guys got a team together.

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Post by Nathan Atkins » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:28 pm

Ok Dave we've got the crew assembled, you make 10, an the way I see it like 8 of the 10 of us are high performance drivers so I think that we're looking at a good showing, there will surely be younger and faster drivers out there but I'm hoping we make less mistakes and get less penalties and we can have a very strong showing. I'm totally stoked :D

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Post by BrokenRecordTalk » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:10 pm

Dave & Glenn, I am shooting you each a Facebook invite & message so that we can start coordinating everything. Send me your email address as soon as it's convenient and we'll get everything together. I'm registering the team tonight.

Thanks for joining up!

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Post by dscherpf » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:08 pm

Hah, that was quick. High performance drivers huh, sounds intense. :?

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Post by Nathan Atkins » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:28 pm

I mean drivers with competitive experience, one guys was a kart racer, another is a dirt oval racer, several experienced autocrossers, I think we have a good talent pool. Only like 2 of us have never really driven hard or competitively.

One drawback, I may have to withdraw from Woodbridge to do this one, depends on funding arrangements. :o

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Post by v10climber » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:01 am

Nathan Atkins wrote:another is a dirt oval racer
He does realize that there are right hand turns at a kart track right? ;) :lol:
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Post by Nathan Atkins » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:30 am

v10climber wrote:
He does realize that there are right hand turns at a kart track right? ;) :lol:
We're going to have to sit him down and explain it. It will be awkward and confusing for him, but I'll approach it the same way I did for my eldest son with the birds and bees talk. I just hope he is just kind of accepting of the whole thing and doesn't have too many follow up questions, and he isn't totally grossed out. :oops:

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Post by Nathan Atkins » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:22 pm

Two weeks to go im getting so stoked man!

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Post by ericw » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:38 pm

I can come crew for you guys for a few hours... Like cook hot dogs or make/bring coffee or give massages... :shock: Too far?
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Re: SPK 24 hr enduro Saturday August 3rd

Post by Nathan Atkins » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Haha Eric we actually lost a guy so if you want to join the team then by all means we'd be happy to have you. But if you just want to hang out were all showing up Friday night for practice during the arrive and drive session, you could come show the new guys how its done

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Re: SPK 24 hr enduro Saturday August 3rd

Post by Nathan Atkins » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:35 pm

Looking back on the race, which we finished 11th of 12 :oops: I was surprised to see how well prepared the top 7 or 8 teams were, the competition was pretty tight up there, with the leaders battling it out separated by just 45 seconds at the end of the 24 hours. So the bottom three teams were just guys there to have fun and we finished in the middle of that group.

It was a huge challenge driving in the rain constantly and it was a lot of fun letting the grip return to you as the track dried out, overall we had a great time.

I learned a lot about race craft and overtaking cleanly and being overtaken cleanly. Having the patience to stage an overtake when it's the opportune time. Using slower traffic to my advantage when battling. Lots of valuable experience was gained. I'm looking forward to learning more next time around :D

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