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Last Post 01 Sep 2009 01:36 PM by  wrheadle
How many FWR members do we have going to Nationals?
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CSP137
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28 Aug 2009 09:23 AM

    Jerry Strope and I are going! (SS)

    Chuck & Jeanette Sample are planning on being there (not competing)

    Travis Robuck in ST

    Who else?

    Scott & Cathy Lewis?

    Obenours?

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    29 Aug 2009 12:13 PM
    I'll be there [Y]
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    30 Aug 2009 07:14 AM
    Found a new job too late so will have to wait for next year. Should be more competitive by the end of next year anyway. Maybe in BSP, maybe in STR.
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    31 Aug 2009 07:01 AM

    Congrats on the job Bart! Let us know the details (or send me PM or email), if you care to share.

    Now, back to your regularly scheduled post...

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    31 Aug 2009 07:42 AM
    CSP137 wrote:

    Jerry Strope and I are going! (SS)

    Chuck & Jeanette Sample are planning on being there (not competing)

    Travis Robuck in ST

    Who else?

    Scott & Cathy Lewis?

    Obenours?

    I'm leaving Thursday after work. They opened up the ProSolo Finale to single eventers. So I'll be running Sat/Sun and Tues/Wed (ST run days).

    We should try and find common paddock space.

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    31 Aug 2009 09:55 AM

    Scott and Kathy are running. Obenours are as well, with Grayden in the Lewis Camaro and Marlene in the Hoover/Ucker Mustang.

    Unfortunately, I won't be there this year. Decided that the $3000 price tag to go would be better spent on a house next year.

    In case the $3000 tag raises some eyebrows:

    $1400 for tires (some folks show up with 2 sets of new tires, which would be $2800, plus another set of wheels for me)

    $450 for diesel

    $400 for hotel

    $135 Entry plus $30 for banquet = $165

    $40/day * 6 days for food for 3 people = $240

    $35 for test n tune

    $60 in race gas

    $40 give or take for highway tolls

    $30 in "beverages" for the CP cookout

    ~$200 incidentals (Nats souvenirs, snacks, etc.)

    OneEyeMedia
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    31 Aug 2009 04:15 PM

    I will be there in spirit...

    Good luck to all of you!!!

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    31 Aug 2009 05:50 PM
    KBroeker wrote:

    Congrats on the job Bart! Let us know the details (or send me PM or email), if you care to share.

    Now, back to your regularly scheduled post...

    New job is actually an old job, the job I had 3 years ago when I first started racing with you guys before I took the job at Honda. Have a lunch meeting tomorrow to finalize all the details, like salary, and then I start on Wednesday. Still have to find a place to live up there but can stay at Paula's parents house for a few weeks until I get everything moved up there. I will be a tooling - new model development engineer for Kamco in West Unity, OH.

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    31 Aug 2009 09:12 PM
    wrheadle wrote:

    Scott and Kathy are running. Obenours are as well, with Grayden in the Lewis Camaro and Marlene in the Hoover/Ucker Mustang.

    Unfortunately, I won't be there this year. Decided that the $3000 price tag to go would be better spent on a house next year.

    In case the $3000 tag raises some eyebrows:

    $1400 for tires (some folks show up with 2 sets of new tires, which would be $2800, plus another set of wheels for me)

    $450 for diesel

    $400 for hotel

    $135 Entry plus $30 for banquet = $165

    $40/day * 6 days for food for 3 people = $240

    $35 for test n tune

    $60 in race gas

    $40 give or take for highway tolls

    $30 in "beverages" for the CP cookout

    ~$200 incidentals (Nats souvenirs, snacks, etc.)

    Bill,

    I think one of your numbers is incorrect. Can you guess which one? I think you underestimated it... LOL!

    Todd

    CSP137
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    01 Sep 2009 10:04 AM

    Bill,

    We will certainly miss you out there, but I understand the finances. Especially with those numbers.

    Travis,

    Yes, try to save a spot for Jerry's 'rig' (yes, it sounds more manly than a 'truck') lol We are planning on arriving Sunday mid-day.

    Steve ☺

    CSP137
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    01 Sep 2009 11:05 AM
    wrheadle wrote:

    In case the $3000 tag raises some eyebrows:

    $1400 for tires (some folks show up with 2 sets of new tires, which would be $2800, plus another set of wheels for me)

    $450 for diesel

    $400 for hotel

    $135 Entry plus $30 for banquet = $165

    $40/day * 6 days for food for 3 people = $240

    $35 for test n tune

    $60 in race gas

    $40 give or take for highway tolls

    $30 in "beverages" for the CP cookout

    ~$200 incidentals (Nats souvenirs, snacks, etc.)

    Just in case Bill's $3000 Nationals price tag is scaring some of you from thinking of attending Nationals in the future, I thought I would include a typical budget for cheapskates (Stacey & me).

    $1200 tires (optional). I ran '07 tires at last year's Nationals and took 4th. Even if you buy new meats, you will run them into next year, so one can't really count those tires for a single event. Besides, I've used less rubber at Nats than I do at a day at Kruse. I figure $150 for the wear on the tires for that event.

    $250 towing gas. (Split between Stacey & I.) (Ron Conrad would go out there & back on less than $90!)

    $50 camping. (Split between Stacey & I.)

    $135 entyr fee (that sucks!)

    $50 Food out of the cooler (Split between Stacey & I.) Would have spent that on groceries anyway.

    $20 Dining out with friends.

    $0 test & tune (I'm in it for fun)

    $12 in race gas for a very economical race car. 3 runs x 2 days x 2 drivers. (Split between Stacey & I.)

    $40 Tolls. (Split between Stacey & I.)

    $20 adult beverages - hey, it's nationals!

    $50 Incidentals.

    My portion comes to under $557 above what I would have spent in a normal week in groceries. That's not bad. So, for those of you who have thought about going to Nationals but thought it was too expensive - do it the cheap way first and just have some fun!

    Steve

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    01 Sep 2009 11:30 AM

    I see there is one other important thing to this list that is missing...

    VACATION TIME or personal time. This event is not like any normal local region event.

    With them taking place on week days and weekend, you might have to factor some vacation, personal, and or call in time for this if you are part of the working world.

    Just a thought...

    [;)]

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    01 Sep 2009 01:36 PM

    CSP137 wrote:
    So, for those of you who have thought about going to Nationals but thought it was too expensive - do it the cheap way first and just have some fun!

    Amen to that. My first year Todd James co-drive with me in the super-2 and we did it for well under $1000 total. You can't imagine the experience until you are there.

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