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Old 08-04-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Camaro Fest Drag Racing-Part 1: Discussion for improvements

Camaro Fest Drag Racing-Part 1: Discussion for improvements

This thread is to post your experiences, dissatisfaction, and suggestions on how to improve this portion of the Fest.

Lets try to keep in mind that although it's Fest #IV, organization and implementation is still evolving.

Thanks for your comments.

See or post in "Part 2" for more general discussions, pics, or videos.


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My suggestions (minor org and communication)

1- Clearly set up, defined, and accessible parking sreas for Trailers at both the hotel and track.
At track -please keep in mind travel distance for accompanied pit guests to stands and cars being towed to lanes (was decent this year).

2- Post a copy of the Qualifying and Eliminations Ladder at the C5 tent, as done at my other typical events.

Thanks for your consideration.

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Old 08-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #6
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I had a great time.. I kinda think putting Darth Erma and the LMR CARS, BOTH obviously shop built and maintained car in unlimited class was bullsxxt but other than that good all around experience. Ruined a good heads up zl1/blower ss class imop..
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I had a great time.. I kinda think putting Darth Erma and the LMR CARS, BOTH obviously shop built and maintained car in unlimited class was bullsxxt but other than that good all around experience. Ruined a good heads up zl1/blower ss class imop..
When you don't drive your car and bring 6 people to the line with you, yeah, that's a shop car. When you pay a shop to pit your car all wknd, shop car. You were running around shutting your own hood before your burnout. This class was butchered. The lmr car had the battery just sitting on the passenger floor holding a cable running under the hood with alligator clips. Tech? What's that? I'm glad my car broke. You guys were screwed over.
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I made it to the semi finals in the unlimited class, but had to forfeit because my clutch pedal lost all pressure as I was slowing down from my last run. Had to forfeit.
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I really enjoyed seeing you guys run down the track. Here is my favorite picture one of ours club members took of the '69s first pass Friday AM
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I really enjoyed seeing you guys run down the track. Here is my favorite picture one of ours club members took of the '69s first pass Friday AM
Thanks, cool pic of my '69. That first pass was an 8.75 @ 153. Track hooked amazingly sticky in the morning.
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Overall had a great time.
To bad they ruined the unlimited class by putting 2 shop cars in it. Everyone one knows it was BS even the people at LUCAS. Any car with a billboard on the car obviously is a shop car. If it is your car you should drive it. The 2 of them should not have even been aloud to run being they did not qualify. They refused a guy in the modified class from running because he did not qualify. Then the way they lined them up with the 2 FASTEST UNLIMITED NON SHOP cars was also BS. Muddfinger and The Baron should have had a chance to win. That would have made for a great show. I totally lost interest when the IPS and LMR car were in this class.

OWNERS SHOULD DRIVE. I drove my car 9 hours and raced then drove home(no shop car here).

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A Vendors biggest mistake is to Race and compete with it's customers.
What a bad decision.
Hopefully the members know how to handle that choice a couple vendors made.
Hard to believe a member would go to that length to win a race that is supposed to be fun for all members.
Why did the folks in charge of the event allow this to happen? Is someone getting there pockets stuffed?
Is Speedster still involved in running this event? I'm sure he would not stand for this kind of behavior.
Hopefully it won't hurt next years attendance to much.
Good luck getting it resolved, hope next year things are done on a more fair and even playing field.
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Yep, I had it until they added those 2 shop cars that did not belong in the class (LMR and IPS)that did not even participate in Qualifying. It screwed not only me but everyone that did participate in Qualifying.

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I had a great time.. I kinda think putting Darth Erma and the LMR CARS, BOTH obviously shop built and maintained car in unlimited class was bullsxxt but other than that good all around experience. Ruined a good heads up zl1/blower ss class imop..

You are completely right to be upset about this.
The biggest points of how wrong this was and how bad it ruined the race are:
1. Those cars did not belong in an amateur, trophy only class. If you have a full paid race team, advertisement all over the car and can’t even drive your own car and have to hire a professional driver to complete in an amateur class. That itself is pitifully wrong. And I hope they feel a real accomplishment with the $10 trophy they practically paid for.

2. Those cars did not even participate in Qualifying, and if they they would have, they would have been the fastest qualifiers. That would of adjusted the ladder In a position that would of had me as third place qualifier running against the 7th place qualifier instead of running against an almost 8 second car that did not even participate in qualifying. This affected not only me but The Barron got beat up over this too.

3. If they had qualified and the ladder was put together properly The Barron and I would have had a chance to make to either semi-finals or finals. There is also the chance that those two could not avoid running against each other, and would open a spot for a legitimate (street)car to make it to finals.

4. Politics have no place in drag racing in my opinion.

Other than the completely screwed up drag race which was bull, I had a great time during the event, but now wish I did not even participate in the drag race at all. I have never seen anyone get away with this at any other racing event. If you did not properly qualify you should not be allowed in the class.
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Overall had a great time.
To bad they ruined the unlimited class by putting 2 shop cars in it. Everyone one knows it was BS even the people at LUCAS. Any car with a billboard on the car obviously is a shop car. If it is your car you should drive it. The 2 of them should not have even been aloud to run being they did not qualify. They refused a guy in the modified class from running because he did not qualify. Then the way they lined them up with the 2 FASTEST UNLIMITED NON SHOP cars was also BS. Muddfinger and The Baron should have had a chance to win. That would have made for a great show. I totally lost interest when the IPS and LMR car were in this class.

OWNERS SHOULD DRIVE. I drove my car 9 hours and raced then drove home(no shop car here).

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I completely agree with this. When they announced the winner, they called it a shop car and the entire shop went up to accept the trophy. They should have been in the shop car class.
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..so who won between IPS & LMR(been cool to watch)..
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..so who won between IPS & LMR(been cool to watch)..
IPS car red lighted. Lmr's car, which never teched in, won the class.
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Yup. Something let loose inside the engine. I'm not sure on the exact failure yet but in a few days ill have a better understanding on the cause and effect.
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