Poll

Would you be interested in attending a lunch BBQ GTG April 19th at High Plains Raceway?

Yes
4 (80%)
No
1 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Linked Events

  • BBQ at High Plains Raceway: April 19, 2009

Author Topic: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway  (Read 7328 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« on: April 02, 2009, 05:14:25 PM »
Is there any interest in having a BBQ Lunch GTG at High Plains Raceway April 19th?  NASA has the track for the weekend, and everyone is welcome to come out and watch, have BBQ (I'll bring mine), and experience a new track.  It's ~45 minutes from the Mouse Trap, so closer than the Castlewood Canyon GTG of a few years back that was very fun.  There is no charge to enter, and there will be a lot of cool cars out racing, to include yours truly Wink

If the interest is there, I'll work it out so that the schedule is open during the lunch time frame so we can all hang out some, BBQ, eat, and then go watch.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 01:38:58 PM by gietl »
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 05:38:31 PM »
I voted yes as I am definitely interested, but I wont really know if I can until within a few days. If the 18th wipes me out, that would make it hard. However, there are many reasons to make it, to see the new track, see some racing and most of all, hang out with you!

Rocky Mountain Club B5

Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 05:38:31 PM »

redline

  • Modded
  • ***
  • Posts: 610
  • Photographer
    • my Flickr
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 11:45:20 PM »
I'll be there!
This is Mike Selander and I approve this message.

03Indigo

  • Global Moderator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,686
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 02:03:53 PM »
I move that weekend, but a day at the track seems like a perfect reason NOT to unpack :)

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 03:30:16 PM »
I'll work out the schedule to have time over the lunch hour.  Let's say start arriving around 11:30?  The grill will be ready by noon.  Bring what you want grilled and we'll be done with lunch by 1pm, and then on to watching high speed fun!!

I also just found out that NASA-RM is planning on opening the track on Sunday at lunch to any and all who want to tour the track - IN THEIR OWN CAR!!! Speeds will be limited to 35MPH, and no helmet will be required!

For those coming out, look for this car and trailer (we'll be in or around the attached motorhome):

« Last Edit: April 04, 2009, 04:21:27 PM by ianacole »
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 04:21:38 PM »
Oh man, that is so awesome....

03Indigo

  • Global Moderator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,686
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 08:52:51 PM »
Depending how my move goes on that weekend, I will be there :D

jayryan

  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 6,211
    • JayFriesen.com
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 09:59:50 PM »
That is sweet. I've got plans that weekend though. I'd be more tempted to ditch those plans if it was a full-on track day :P
'03 A4 1.8TQM
'68 MG C
'06 4Runner

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 10:21:44 PM »
That is sweet. I've got plans that weekend though. I'd be more tempted to ditch those plans if it was a full-on track day :P

Well, it is a full on track day .... assuming you signed up for an HPDE level through NASA for the weekend ;)
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009, 03:40:19 AM »
Sunday schedule update:

I will be on track from 11:00am - 11:15 am
Lunch and slow rides from 11:35am - 12:35pm
I'll be back on track at 2:30pm for the final race of the weekend

Also, the nostalgia racers will be running in the same heat, but split start.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2009, 03:42:13 AM by ianacole »
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

03Indigo

  • Global Moderator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,686
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2009, 02:56:44 PM »
Ian, can you provide directions on how to get there for those that don't know where it is? (cough....like me....cough) :)

Still hoping I can make it, so far, so good.  Most of the moving will happen on Friday, so I have Saturday to unpack.

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2009, 07:54:05 PM »
Ian, can you provide directions on how to get there for those that don't know where it is? (cough....like me....cough) :)

Still hoping I can make it, so far, so good.  Most of the moving will happen on Friday, so I have Saturday to unpack.

Sure.  East on I-70 to exit 316 (Byers).  North (turn left) until you see the track on the left (approx. 23 miles from the interstate).
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

redline

  • Modded
  • ***
  • Posts: 610
  • Photographer
    • my Flickr
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2009, 09:36:45 PM »
On a side note, be careful on the road out to the track, the CSP keeps a keen eye on that stretch of road.
This is Mike Selander and I approve this message.

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 02:20:58 PM »
We are getting ready to head out to the track.  If anyone planning on coming out wants to call and verify conditions, please call my cell at 720.270.2147.  Please be aware that reception out there is spotty, or I may be on track, so please leave a message and I'll do my best to get back to you quickly.
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

redline

  • Modded
  • ***
  • Posts: 610
  • Photographer
    • my Flickr
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2009, 02:46:07 PM »
What's the status on tomorrow Ian?
This is Mike Selander and I approve this message.

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2009, 03:34:02 PM »
Give him a call Mike, my guess is there isn't much web access available.

Reggie

  • n00balicious
  • Posts: 7
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2009, 08:36:24 PM »
Isn't there a NASA event this weekend?

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2009, 08:59:43 PM »
Yes, the first post kind of highlights that. :)

However, it is open to spectators I believe. The plan is to be out there for the scheduled lunch.

03Indigo

  • Global Moderator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,686
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2009, 12:49:50 AM »
I'm not gonna make it due to a delayed Quinci pick up due to snow, and more unpacking.

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2009, 03:20:25 AM »
 my only holdup is being able to get the car out. renee basically has to clear out all the snow if i plan on coming. i am still in, but will leave a message in the morning if i can't make it.

redline

  • Modded
  • ***
  • Posts: 610
  • Photographer
    • my Flickr
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2009, 05:15:40 AM »
Give him a call Mike, my guess is there isn't much web access available.

Lol, you'd think I would've learned to read before I post by now ;)

Jay, if you can't get the car out, I can pick you up since I'm down the street. Call me if you want a ride.
« Last Edit: April 19, 2009, 05:18:42 AM by redline »
This is Mike Selander and I approve this message.

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2009, 01:57:32 PM »
Ok, we are cleared out. Packing up some food and heading out.

92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 08:25:06 PM »
Ian, thanks so much for hosting. We had a great time. It was also wonderful to see you race! Hope to make it out for some future dates.

03Indigo

  • Global Moderator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,686
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2009, 10:53:16 PM »
Any pictures from today's events?  Really wanted to go, but had a lot of unpacking to do, and had the fun of re-wiring a 33 year old thermostat with a new one to go along with my new furnace.  Once I figured out they had wires crossed when they replaced the furnace, everything worked perfectly!!! :).  Really want to see pics from today, so hopefully someone will post them up.


92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 11:52:39 PM »
i had my camera but did not take any pictures. primarily because i was focused on staying upright. :D

Erik Melander was taking pictures of the racing.

I really enjoyed getting to take 3 low speed laps. What a great track.

ianacole

  • Heavily Modded
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,622
    • http://www.rmsolo.org
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2009, 12:54:51 AM »
It was really great seeing everybody today!  Thanks for coming out!!  Sorry the food ended up a little burnt  :-\
"The corruption of man is followed by corruption of language." -Emerson

Think you're fast? http://www.rmsolo.org

For the road racer in all of us: http://www.nasarockymountain.com

redline

  • Modded
  • ***
  • Posts: 610
  • Photographer
    • my Flickr
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2009, 02:19:36 AM »
Thank you for hosting that Ian! it was a lot of fun! I forgot my camera at home, but here are some of the shots Erik took: http://union1609.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3030
This is Mike Selander and I approve this message.

KWilson

  • Lightly Modded
  • **
  • Posts: 184
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2009, 03:37:54 PM »
So did you guys see my old Mars Red GTI running around the track over the weekend?  I just got an email from the guy that bought it saying that he drove it in the HPDE program - Level 1.  Sounds like he had a lot of fun with the car.

Now I miss it.   :(

KWilson

  • Lightly Modded
  • **
  • Posts: 184
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2009, 03:42:05 PM »
I just looked a little closer in Erik's pictures.

Look what's lurking in the background of this picture:


92UrS4

  • Administrator
  • Supercar
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,934
    • Rocky Mountain Club B5
Re: April 19th GTG at High Plains Raceway
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2009, 03:52:59 PM »
Yeah, we saw it. Mike and I were like, that looks a helluva  lot like your car. Didn't realize you finally sold it.