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bzubee
10-24-2015, 07:41 PM
We will have 1/3 mile ovals, 1/4 mile ovals and SAW.

Thank to all of our club members that came to help today. We had a great turnout and several sets of eyes to look over the new course. Sensor poles are in and both 1/3 and 1/4 mile courses are set up. The city has checked our course markers and we should have the paperwork next week.
The lake looks bigger now that we can see the whole lake and we are centered. We now have over 750 feet from both of the point buoys to the ends of the lake. We also set the course 90 feet instead of just 75 feet from the shore so that there will be plenty of room on the front straight.
Next step is getting the launch area concrete poured with a boat ramp on the North side of it.
Our next work day is 14 Nov 15 and hopefully we can put in the fence to guard the retrieve boat and the pit area.
Several guys enjoyed the pleasant weather and smooth water today. Hopefully 14 Nov will be as pleasant.

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skater368
10-26-2015, 01:03 PM
Please make sure there is a class for us electric guys.

Darin Jordan
10-26-2015, 02:00 PM
You guys are hardcore! NO WAY am I getting a hall pass for something like this over Thanksgiving weekend! ;)

bzubee
10-26-2015, 03:37 PM
Mike our speed trials are open to all legal IMPBA classes! Gas Nitro and FE. Darin, it's surprising but we actually have more guys coming here to watch that weekend along with some very fast racers actually running. Lot's of kitchen passes handed out that weekend. I think the lady's also like to have the husbands away while they go $hopping! $$$ No ha$$le$ on what they $pend.

Doug Smock
11-24-2015, 05:27 PM
Heads up to anyone attending. I just received this from Rick Grim president of the HMBC.

"A reminder for the guys that haven't been to the East side. If you are coming from the Parkway on Drake you need to get in the left hand lane just after you pass the Conoco gas station. When you get to the Buick dealership turn into the middle lane on the canal bridge. At the end of the bridge you will need to turn left into the drive and come back through the second set of gates. This side of the lake is flat and there is a lot of room, hard packed roads and nice grass.

If you are headed West on Drake just go past the signal we used to turn at and turn at the next right. Drake curves through this area and it is a bit of a blind spot getting into or out of the pond so be patient".


Good luck and have fun!!

D.

Turbo Dan-O
11-24-2015, 08:35 PM
Just a few days away! I am planning on riding down Saturday or Sunday. The weather looks good for Friday but 50% chance of rain after that. Everyone still planning on showing up?

bzubee
11-24-2015, 10:09 PM
We will be there and set up to run. The city of Huntsville delivered their portable stage and it is really nice . Be easy to drive and judge from and is covered on 3 sides.

dmitry100
11-25-2015, 04:16 PM
Who's GTR is that? :)

http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=138149&d=1445730035

bzubee
11-25-2015, 07:53 PM
One of our club members Jon Thibeduea.

Looks like we're going to luck out on the weather the forecast keeps getting better as each day goes by. Looking forward to a great weekend of running boats!

Turbo Dan-O
11-25-2015, 08:42 PM
Sweet! Any idea of the best day for spectating? I'm guessing Saturday?

longballlumber
11-25-2015, 08:51 PM
One of our club members Jon Thibeduea.

Looks like we're going to luck out on the weather the forecast keeps getting better as each day goes by. Looking forward to a great weekend of running boats!

Funny thing is; I recall Jon telling others the GTR is a "company lease" LOL

Have fun Fella's!

Later,
Mike Ball

bzubee
11-27-2015, 09:59 PM
Today was a great day hopefully we will have another good!

Turbo Dan-O
11-28-2015, 10:30 PM
Oh my gosh, what a day!:rockon2:

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tnrcboatracer
11-30-2015, 01:57 PM
Who's GTR is that? :)

http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=138149&d=1445730035

That's my GTR (2015 Black Edition in Gunmetallic). Actually it is my corporate employee lease from Nissan. I work at the factory in TN, and they offered 2015 GTR's to employees. Techincally it is my second one. there were still a few available when my first one (Deep Blue Pearl, Premium edition) was due to go back in April. The lease included all maitenance including tires, which had to be replaced on each car 1 time in the 14,xxx miles I drove each of them over the last 13 months. You can't wipe the smile from my face........LOL

I wasn't able to make the record trials on Friday. My car is scheduled for turn in today, so I took advantage of the great weather and ran the Tail of the Dragon all day on Friday. Got in 8 runs, 7 of which are on my GoPro. At the end of the day the rotors had a dark blue tint, and the rear end was covered with rubber dust. Burned 16 gallons of gas in 125 miles. And had a blast doing it. But alas the ride is over. Car gets turned in at 6PM today (unless I decide to purchase it off lease, getting the quote now).

Unfortunately GTR's are not in the employee lease plan in 2016; I will have to settle for a 2016 370Z NISMO.

Jon Thibodeau

Darin Jordan
11-30-2015, 02:35 PM
Oh my gosh, what a day!:rockon2:
http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y340/turbo_dano/Mobile%20Uploads/20151128_124040_zpsssajvubo.jpg


Dan or Keith,

Which Hull is that white Cat? Is that the 25" Mystic??

gixx1k2
11-30-2015, 03:10 PM
Dan or Keith,

Which Hull is that white Cat? Is that the 25" Mystic??

That is the HPR99 Darin.

Darin Jordan
11-30-2015, 03:41 PM
That is the HPR99 Darin.

Perfect. Thanks. I thought the power systems looked a little more relaxed in that hull (in other words, NOT so cramped for space! :wink: )

Rocstar
12-01-2015, 08:56 PM
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Rocstar
12-01-2015, 08:59 PM
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bzubee
12-02-2015, 07:31 AM
Love the aerial shots of our site Joel Thank you for posting them.

Darin Jordan
12-02-2015, 09:43 AM
WOW! OK, that's it... Brian, Tyler, Mark... WE HAVE TO GO to this event!

GREAT SHOTS!

Rocstar
12-02-2015, 09:50 AM
I'll post video from the drone once it's ready. There are some cell phone vids on our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/misawracing


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RaceMechaniX
12-03-2015, 02:16 PM
Great pics and video from the event Joel.

Darin,
Mark and I will be there next year, we just need to sync so calendars and get you and Brian out there.

TG

Darin Jordan
12-03-2015, 02:17 PM
Darin,
Mark and I will be there next year, we just need to sync so calendars and get you and Brian out there.

TG

YES WE DO! Gotta make that one happen.

bzubee
12-03-2015, 09:03 PM
Just so you guys know we usually have one in the last part of March or first part of April another in end of July or 1st of August this is slated towards FE since they do not need cool air to make HP. We also have one in October and our Turkey Day event. He July/ August is the least attended since nitro and gas boats like cooler weather to run fast in.

Rocstar
12-03-2015, 09:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM1yjS3BWVU

Doug Smock
12-03-2015, 09:41 PM
Good stuff! Thanks for posting Joel.

Love the new site Bill!!

keithbradley
12-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Great vid Joel!
What an idiot @1:08. :ohmy:

bzubee
12-03-2015, 11:37 PM
Yes Joel love it if you can send me a copy I sure would appreciate it. I'd like to give a copy to the city and also see if Lynne can post it on the IMPBA web site?

bzubee
12-03-2015, 11:43 PM
Doug, we had a great group of racers at this event that is what makes an event good. I know these FE racers really showed our regular guys just what the FE group is capable of.

longballlumber
12-04-2015, 09:17 AM
Great Video Joel!

Later,
Ball

Darin Jordan
12-04-2015, 09:43 AM
... end of July or 1st of August this is slated towards FE since they do not need cool air to make HP.

This one sounds good to me!

runzwithsizorz
12-04-2015, 09:56 AM
I'm an old fuddy duddy and probably should no longer like fast, or rock music, (wife says so). BUT, I have to admit, I rather enjoyed the music in that video.
Anyone know the name of the group or song?

bzubee
12-04-2015, 11:29 AM
Once we get the dates worked out I'll put the news out. We hope to attract more FE racers since we now have pretty good runout for both ends.


This one sounds good to me!