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Author:  Dart270 [ Mon May 06, 2019 7:49 am ]
Post subject:  Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Hello Slant 6 Racers!

In one month we will be hosting a Slant 6 points race at the 1/8th mile Motormile Dragway (motormiledragway.com) in Fairlawn (Radford), Virginia. We will have test'n'tune on Friday evening June 7th, followed by competition on Sat and Sun the 8th and 9th. Gates open at 6 PM Friday (time runs 6:30) and 11 AM Sat and Sun (runs start around noon, will check).

Let me know if you would like help booking lodging, or we have some beds available at our house (25 min from track). Camping at the track is also allowed.

Christine and I plan to have a cookout Saturday evening at our house, assuming we get done at a reasonable hour (usually by 6 PM).

Hope you all can make it!

Lou and Chris

Author:  Dart270 [ Mon May 06, 2019 7:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Let's start a rollcall:

Lou Madsen - 66 Valiant (Project V)
Rick Covalt - 65 Valiant (new Weber-carbed motor)
Ryan Covalt - 62 Valiant (fastest on gas...)
Jack Everhardt Jr - 75 Dart (ready to huff)
Jack Everhardt III - 79 D100 truck (clean and mean)
Ron Hamby - 66 Dart (the one to beat)
Norm Foster - 69 Dart (Slant with Attitude)
Mark Charapich - 61 Valiant (gear jamming, cruising, curvin)
Tim Charapich - 78 truck (haul in the family...)
Larry Bird - 66 Valiant (new turbo car)
Matt (Badvert65) - maybe...
Surprise attendee from the upper Midwest?

Others?

Thanks and let's make this a big one!

Lou

Author:  Greg Ondayko [ Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

I would love to come to the Va Race this year, but the lucky stars are not so lucky.

No Car ready and I have another Racing commitment that weekend that involves a road course gifted to me from Michele.

Best of luck as that is a fun weekend!

Greg

Author:  Challenger [ Mon May 06, 2019 1:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

As of now I plan on attending with my grandson and we will probably camp out at the track. Norm and Henry

Author:  Dart270 [ Mon May 06, 2019 2:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Thanks, Norm! It will be great to see you and meet Henry.

I'm sorry I just realized I did not respond to your text earlier. My phone was not working for texts for a while... The short answer is, I don't know. We can talk at Motormile, or shoot me a call some evening this week!

Lou

Author:  Dart270 [ Sun May 19, 2019 3:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

A bunch of us are getting our cars ready, including some new projects/engines and some upgrades to a few cars. Should be a great time! I have updated the "roll call" list above. Don't wanna miss this one!!

ALSO, I just found out June 7-9 is Alumni Weekend at Virginia Tech. If you are going to book hotel rooms, now is the time. I am happy to help anyone with that. Also, there are some spaces open at the Madsen/Kaestle hotel (just ask), and camping at the track is allowed.

Welcome, Slant Sixers, one and all!

Lou

Author:  Dart270 [ Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Another roll call list update above...

Lou

Author:  Dart270 [ Tue May 21, 2019 2:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

UPDATES:

The purse will be $500 for each day of racing (Saturday and Sunday). Entry fees for the Slant 6 races will be $35 for each day.

Test and tune on Friday night will be $15 entry. Gates open at 6 PM, time runs start around 6:30.

Saturday gates open at 11 AM, time runs start at 1 PM.
Sunday gates open at 11 AM, time runs start at 12:15 PM.

All the best and keep getting those Slant 6 racecars ready!

Lou

Author:  bmimken [ Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Lou, it is with great disappointment that I will not be attending this race. I am unable to get off of work for the weekend. New job plus low seniority equals no time off. Best of luck to everyone!

Brian

Author:  Challenger [ Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Lou do you know if the track has showers or not. Trying to decide if I want to truck camp or bring motor home.

Author:  Dart270 [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Norm,

They told me the track has showers, but last time folks were not able to use them. Do you want to stay at my house? 25 min from track. You could also come over for a shower and still stay at the track if you prefer. We have two rooms w/queen bed, a nice futon, and a few couches available. So far, only Rick and Ryan Covalt are staying with us.

Brian,

So sorry to hear you will not make it, but of course we understand! Best of luck with the new job...

Best,

Lou

Author:  Greg Ondayko [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

I am sad I will miss the fun this year.

You guys have a fun race! ... Keep the temps down.. last yar was like 94 degrees or something.

I will be driving a 911 gt3 on a roadcoruse. stay off the wall,tires, sand, and gravel... aright?

Greg

Author:  Rick Covalt [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Quote:
94 degrees or something.


I remembered 97 or 98 degrees! I hate summer!! :D :D Looks like 70's this year!

Author:  Greg Ondayko [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

Your thermostat didn't open all the way.. you were running hot. :)

Greg

Author:  Rob Simmons [ Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fairlawn, VA Slant 6 Race - Motormile - June 7-9

This is from the whiz bang, handy dandy, race log sheet from that weekend. :mrgreen:

Rick is right. Sunday afternoon was HOT!!

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