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08-13-2002, 05:03 PM
I got this from our Tech admin guy:

There is a lot going on this weekend.

If you have any questions about the events or any aspect of the weekend, look for the Drivers' Services person in your area.
They will be wearing bright yellow(?) shirts, provided by Wheat Buckley and His Talking Horse, and (Sponsor).
Their job is to keep you informed, and keep you on time. Please help them help you.

The head Drivers Services person will have a copy of the rule books
Driver Services cannot make rules decisions, but can direct you to the right person who can.
Each group has a volunteer drivers' services person.
Solo 2 Gord Galloway, Warren
Solo 1 Bill Tobias
Car Corral John Herbst
Vintage Club Rod Farnsworth, Jim Foster, Bill Carroll
Head D.S. person Roadcourse / paddock Michael Heim

Friday practice must be licensed drivers as usual
Registration and tech for the Weekend may be done on Friday 12:00 to 6:00 or Saturday 8:00 am to 10:00 am only
When Entering the paddock the first time, look for the marshals wearing the Yellow(?) shirts
They will direct you to your paddock area
The paddock area is set up by class
Organized spectator tours are running through the paddock all day
Be prepared to sign autographs at any time
Race cars are to be parked / displayed against the roadway, 5 feet back from road edge, for clear viewing by the spectators
Teams may camp inside the paddock at the track.
Because an event is running on Friday night, Alcohol must be restricted to the Vintage Hospitality tent, the concourse area
or outside the paddock area, until the drag racing event is over. Please respect this requirement.

Friday Night:
At 7:00 p.m., the areas marked for IT1, IT2, IT3, and GT3 must be cleared out for the Drag race event.
After the last run of the Secret Streets are over, these paddock spaces may be set up again for IT1, IT2, IT3, and GT3.
6:00 PM Wine & Cheese party is open to all drivers and crews.
Solo 1, 2 and Corral participants are also welcome.
Recommended that the teams have registered and/or have some identification to show they are competing in the weekend,
to prevent party crashers.

7:30 PM Extra Fun; Anybody may enter the Friday night Secret Street drag racing competitions.
The event is cheap to enter, car preparation is minimal
Vehicles must be 'Street Legal' with proper working muffler systems - and properly registered and insured.
All vehicles must meet NHRA safety regulations by passing a simple tech inspection before racing.
Racers must have a valid driver's license and must wear a helmet with a rating of SNELL 85 or higher.
Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are all welcome to participate as long as they meet safety regulations.
Costs are $10.00 per driver and $10.00 per vehicle.
Gates open at 7:00 p.m., tech starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 11:00 p.m.
Secret Street racing begins at 9:00 p.m. and can run as late as 1:00 a.m.
See, http://www.racecity.com/racing.php?n=27 for rules.

Drivers' Services and Yellow Shirt leaders must find Michael Heim before 10:15 a.m.,
to confirm that they are present and in charge of their section.
Drivers Meetings are separated as follows:
All roadcourse race teams, with the vintage as a sub group. BBQ / Tech Area
Solo 2 At registration table in Oval
Solo 1 At Solo 1 paddock area (not corral)
Car Corral 10:30 Sat. In the cafeteria
Secret Street ?

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
While the Solo 1 and Solo 2 events are running, this is a special time for the corner marshals on their lunch break.
Marshals and spectators will be visiting the cars in the paddock and corrals.
Please have a representative at your paddock location to "entertain" these people.
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Vintage/Solo 1/BMW/Porsche/two seater race car, Spectator passenger Parade/Lapping This is a session for drivers to take a passenger on the track for a thrill. Anybody wanting a ride purchases a ticket.
Ticket proceeds go to charity.
Tickets are sold in the stands, car corrals and vintage hospitality tent. Drivers interested in volunteering their car, race car or performance looking car must register with the drivers' services person.
Each car will be given a small sign that is to be displayed on the car, facing the roadway, while it is in the corral or paddock.
Each sign will have a number on it, and the ticket purchaser will register to ride in the car number of their choice.
Participating drivers will be given instructions and provided a sheet with the procedure details.
Participating drivers must have a race license or have completed a recognized Solo 1, BMW or racing school.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Vintage BBQ
This is a private function for the registered vintage teams only, until 8:00 p.m.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Steak BBQ hosted by Vintage group and Race City, at the Vintage tent
Everyone is invited.
For roadcourse teams, 4 (?) BBQ tickets are included with your registration
Additional tickets can be purchased for $6.00 (?).
If you are going to need extra tickets, you should purchase them in advance at
registration or from Drivers' services, before 5:00 p.m. Sat.
Solo 1, Solo 2 and Corral participants are also welcome for a small fee.(?)
Please purchase tickets as early as possible.
Alcohol must be kept away from the oval paddock area, as an oval event will be in progress.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Vintage/Solo 1/BMW/Porsche/two seater race car, Spectator passenger Parade/Lapping
This is a session for drivers to take a passenger on the track for a thrill, the same as Saturdays session.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Meet & Greet - Vintage Tent - CVRC Hosting (Coffee & Cookies?)
This is a meet & greet the spectators.
This is the opportunity for Sunday spectators to join drivers for casual conversation.
Drivers that are not participating in the Spectator lapping are required to make a respectable appearance.
Here is the drivers opportunity to get fans for their team and meet potential sponsors.
Media may be invited.
Please dress in your driving suit, or your team or sponsor uniforms for this event.

Spectator Tour Van; Throughout the weekend, a van will be touring spectators through the whole paddock and car corral areas.
(if one is available)

A Paddock/Pit Reporter will be going through the paddock.
Their job is to gather current information on you, your team, sponsor, car, and progress through the day.
They will be providing this information to the Hot Pit Reporter, who will add commentary to the races.

The Hot Pit Reporter will be interviewing crews and drivers while in the pits, just like the big boys.
Please participate in this, don't be shy, and have fun with it. The spectators will love whatever you say.

This weekend is to be the Biggy. To grow our sport, we need to attract the spectator, and put on a great show.
We hope you agree, and will participate to make this the Big Event in Calgary, like the Molson Indy is in
Vancouver and Toronto, and the Grand Prix in Montreal, (just a little bit smaller maybe).

Call Michael Heim 403-240-9256

The more the merrier. Offers to volunteer for the following positions would be great.
We could use more; Tour Van Drivers (race experience a big benefit)
Spectator Ride Helpers (no race experience required)
Spectator Ride Ticket Sellers (no race experience required)
Pit Reporters (race experience a big benefit)

08-13-2002, 11:24 PM
Looks like a busy weekend..

08-13-2002, 11:27 PM
.. my tech gave it to me in a WORD DOCs.. 3 of them... this is just one of them...:eek:

08-14-2002, 01:29 AM
Could you read all of them? My eyes are tired after reading this one.

08-14-2002, 01:31 AM
so much reading. someone summarize it for me.

08-14-2002, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by B18C
so much reading. someone summarize it for me.
Lots of racing on that weekend :D