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Folks,

We're pleased to announce that for this year's Thursday Early Event, we're returning to

Thunder Valley -- The World's Fastest Half Mile . . . . .

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY!

Two years ago, we stumbled upon this opportunity and had a rather serendipitous time on the track. Because of the small number of cars at that time, because we basically cut the lock on the track and got in (well, not quite), and because Wes looked the other way (which is exactly what happened), it was a very unstructured time on the track with no rules.

Now to accommodate so many people interested in this early event, we've made plans to return for a group photo, tour the Speedway and Dragway, have lunch in the luxurious Bruton Smith Suite, and then drive laps around the track.

BMS will use its pace car to take 10 cars out at a time for 5 brisk laps @ $25 per driver and $10 per passenger, and folks may make multiple trips. (We calculated at this rate you could race the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City race for $5,000, a lot cheaper than what it cost Kyle Busch two months ago.)

The cost for the tour of the facilities and lunch is the actual cost charged us by the track of $30.00 per person. Please make your check payable to Karl A. Folkens and give it Karl, Ron, Mary or Nell at Bristol, or mail it in if you prefer to P.O. Box 6139, Florence, SC 29502-6139. Our Canadian friends know what they're to do.

We're continuing to negotiate the cost of the suite which will depend upon the actual number of attendees, but we'll absorb that cost. Because of our arrangement with BMS, everyone is required to pay for lunch and the tour, but your only cost will be for this lunch and tour plus the number of laps you choose to drive (and whatever you choose to spend in the souvenir shop).

At the end of this e-mail is a list showing those who have already indicated they will attend this early event.

What to do now:

Please e-mail us now and let us know if :

You're on this list and do not want to participate in the early trip to Bristol.

You're not on this list, have changed your mind, and now want to participate (and have already registered for the BRBS).

You're on this list, will participate in the Bus Tour and Lunch but do not want to drive the track.

If you don't contact us and are on the list below, we have you down as attending the early event, paying for lunch and the tour, and driving the track.
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A very special thank-you to Hugh Tackett for helping us make this return to Bristol a reality this year and for opening his Garage Mahal for a tour!

For more details, visit the BRBS BMS webpage at [www.brbs.org]

If you have any questions, drop us an e-mail.

See you soon!!

Karl & Ron

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Track Rules:

All vehicles’ occupants must wear seat belts
Drivers must have valid state-issued driver’s license
Drivers may not be impaired by alcohol or drugs of any kind
Stay behind the pace car; do not pass pace car
No passing any other cars on the track
Maintain consistent speed (do not lay back and speed up)
Maintain a safe distance behind the car in front of you
If you cannot maintain pace car speed, please drop down to the apron (black pavement)
Remain with your vehicle at all times in the infield
Do not under any circumstances walk on the track surface; stay behind pit walls
To ensure safety, everyone must follow the directions of speedway staff
Everyone must sign waivers and participation is at your own risk. All participants assume liability for any and all damage.

Please let us know if :

You're on this list and do not want to participate in the trip to Bristol.
You're not on this list and want to participate but have already registered for the BRBS.
You're on this list, will participate in the Bus Tour and Lunch but do not want to drive the track.

Names of those who've indicated they're attending the early event

Bradley Anderson
Nina Anton
John Appling
Sharon Appling
Christian Aybar
John Babinski
Martha Babinski
Jeff Bankston
Lorrie Beason
Jim Covington
Teresa Covington
Larry Crabill
Phyllis Crabill
J. Kevin Dilio
Laurie G. Dilio
Mark Essex
Maurice P. Fedida
Keith Felts
Tina Felts
Karl Folkens
Nell Folkens
Rey Fortney
Beth Fox
David Fox
Guenter Gamauf
Michelle Gamauf
John Goetzman
Toni Goetzman
David A. Goldstein
Claro Gonzales
Ashley Hadjoglou
Jason Hadjoglou
Chris Harmon
Kathy Harmon
Kevin Hart
Jeannie Herbert
Richie Herbert
Cynthia Hertz
Jane Hewitt
Domenic Iafrate
Mary Iafrate
Scott Ishler
Rick Jannett
Dave Kirkpatrick
Lindy Kirkpatrick
Bryson Kiser
Katherine Kiser
Bob Knight
Joann Knight
Cheryl Krumm
Tim Krumm
Mary Kucynski
Ron Kucynski
Karen Kustafik
Roger Langille
Cris Lau
Dee Luxbacher
George Luxbacher
Kathleen Marotta
Mike Marotta
Chuck McClurg
Sue McClurg
Julie McDermott
Charles Minch
Ann Mitchell
Steve Mitchell
Paul Nothnagle
Gerard Piccioni
Marilyn Piccioni
Deb Questel
Joe Questel
Michael Ray
Kevin Richardson
Tom Schinsky
Deanna Schinsky
Stefan Sherwood
David Simon
Emily Simon
Doug Stachura
Ellen Stachura
Rusty Starnes
Barb Stowasser
Tim Stowasser
Juliette Tai
Neal Tompkins
Sue Tompkins
Susan Traxel
Debbie Uronis
Len Uronis
Carlos Vasallo
Maria Vasallo
Andre Vieler
Martina Vieler
Debbie Waldron
Robert Waldron
Robert Weimann
Amy Williams
Dave Williams
Julie Williams

Total Attending Early As of Now: 99

Have fun and enjoy the chance to drive on this historic track.
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Oh yes. *NM*
Rey - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 10:37:11 am
Oh yes....
Pedro (Odessa, FL) - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 11:09:05 am
... is a gross understatement.

Woohoo!

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Happy Boxstering,
Pedro

Pedro Bonilla
1998 Boxster 986 - 299,000+ miles: [www.PedrosGarage.com]

PCA National Club Racing Scrutineer - PCA National HPDE Instructor - PCA Technical Committee (Boxster/Cayman)



Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar

"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting" ... Steve McQueen as Michael Delaney in "LeMans"

"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older"... Mario Andretti

"Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose" ... Ayrton Senna

No passing and lapping this time Pedro winking smiley *NM*
Rey - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 11:21:02 am
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2011 11:21AM by Rey. (view changes)
I second the Woo-hoo! smiling bouncing smiley *NM*
Dave In MD - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 11:41:36 am
Dave - 06 987 S coupe SG/NL; gone (but still my first love): 03 986 AS/GG/BK;
...and a third Woo-hoo! smiling bouncing smiley
Gary in SoFL - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 11:50:47 am
I may not be on the list, but I'll be there smileys with beer
Re: ...and a third Woo-hoo! smiling bouncing smiley
kuch123 - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 11:58:46 am
Quote
Gary in SoFL
I may not be on the list, but I'll be there smileys with beer

You're on the list now ! call me back this evening ..

Ron
Will do..... *NM*
Gary in SoFL - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 12:05:42 pm
Re: ...and a fourth Woo-hoo! smiling bouncing smiley
Mark from SC - Thursday, 19 May, 2011, at 7:59:11 am
Though I didn't go the last time, I've heard great things about it, so can't wait. Saving up my money in case I want to do more than 5 laps!
That would be thrilling winking smiley *NM*
Gary in SoFL - Wednesday, 18 May, 2011, at 7:53:36 pm
As an old-timer and Friend of Chuck's, you belong at BRBS. You'd love the new Boxster Pub, too. We'll be toasting one to you.
Fantastic!! ......and one question
Guenter in Ontario - Thursday, 19 May, 2011, at 8:25:00 am
How many sets of tires are we allowed to use up? hot smiley
Re: Fantastic!! ......and one question
Lorrie - Thursday, 19 May, 2011, at 9:47:47 am
Maybe I won't replace mine quite yet after all! I know, I'll have a set shipped in to Little Switzerland... Isn't Saturday the tech sessions / install day? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Re: Fantastic!! ......and one question
Guenter in Ontario - Thursday, 19 May, 2011, at 12:50:14 pm
Quote
Lorrie
Maybe I won't replace mine quite yet after all! I know, I'll have a set shipped in to Little Switzerland... Isn't Saturday the tech sessions / install day? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

That's a slippery slope, Lorrie.

With Pedro it'll be:
Why not upgrade your brakes while we're upgrading your rubber
Why not upgrade to the Pedro exhaust to go with those better brakes
You really should upgrade your horns to the louders ones, with all that extra power
While we're at it..............

You get the picture. grinning smiley
Re: Fantastic!! ......and one question
Lorrie - Thursday, 19 May, 2011, at 11:21:08 pm
New Engine? Brakes? HORNS?!

I'm having visions of this car at a recent ChumpCar race that had horns, real horns, mounted on the front of the car. eye popping smiley Not on my baby!
Re: Fantastic!! ......and one question
Guenter in Ontario - Friday, 20 May, 2011, at 8:06:15 am
Quote
Lorrie
New Engine? Brakes? HORNS?!

I'm having visions of this car at a recent ChumpCar race that had horns, real horns, mounted on the front of the car. eye popping smiley Not on my baby!

Yikes! I wouldn't put real horns on you Boxster either, because then you'd also have to get matching seat covers, 22' blingy wheels and one of those car rattling stereo systems. grinning smiley

Guenter
2014 Boxster S
GT Silver, 6 Speed Manual, Bi-Xenons, Sports Suspension (lowers car 20mm), Porsche Sports Exhaust, Porsche Torque Vectoring, Auto Climate control, heated and vented seats, 20" Carrera S Wheels, Pedro's TechNoWind, Sport Design steering wheel, Roll bars in GT Silver
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Re: Fantastic!! ......and one question
Lorrie - Friday, 20 May, 2011, at 2:34:01 pm
You should have seen this car, it had a tail and even made a mooing sound!
(Since it was a ChumpCar, I'm sure something on it was rattling.)
So ...
Pedro (Odessa, FL) - Thursday, 26 May, 2011, at 1:54:06 pm
... should we bring our helmets? winking smiley
Happy Porsche-ing,
Pedro

Pedro Bonilla
1998 Boxster 986 - 299,000+ miles: [www.PedrosGarage.com]

PCA National Club Racing Scrutineer - PCA National HPDE Instructor - PCA Technical Committee (Boxster/Cayman)



Racecar spelled backwards is Racecar

"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting" ... Steve McQueen as Michael Delaney in "LeMans"

"If you wait, all that happens is that you get older"... Mario Andretti

"Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose" ... Ayrton Senna

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