Glad you guys are still getting to have the event and Raymond is Northeast Bound! Safe travels everyone!
At this point, I say move SF to the spring. Christmas in July, & Spookfest in late April! Gives folks time to sell their spot if they need to, gives other folks time to plan for travel if they need to, and the locals can all hit a T&T if the weather lines up. That's my plan. Hoping to still get out there at some track day before the weather turns fully, but this time of year is so hard to plan once we get into Nov. I think of all SF events, only once has it ever rained before on that last Fri of Oct. But once you get into Nov, I think SSOTN which was mid Nov has been cancelled at least 50% of the time due to temps or rain or snow. Same with JL's fall event which took over for SSOTN. It's been cancelled more than it's been held due to unpredictable Nov weather.
Let's just aim for a Spring Spookfest so we can still have a big turnout with folks from near and far, and maybe I'll see some of you locals at a T&T in one of the coming weeks where we can wait till last min to see if the weather will cooperate.
lol seems to be a yearly tradition, at least the last 2 if not 3 years. Again there's a distinct difference between a rental and a full fledged event. I haven't done that one specifically but I've done a few NMRA & FFW events, and while they're fun, there's just something about a laid back rental, hanging in the pits, going at your own pace, pulling right up to the water box, and just doing your own thing whether it's dialing something in, going for a record, or lining up for some grudge races, or just running for the heck of it, and all at your own pace, own schedule, and little to no wait. Apples and oranges trying to sell some other event vs. a private rental.Thanks for promoting your event in our thread JJ.
I have nothing against JJ (I actually get along great with him) I just don’t understand why he stopped supporting Spookfest and try’s to encourage guys to go to his event instead.lol seems to be a yearly tradition, at least the last 2 if not 3 years.
Ford Fever is not my event, its a Ford event that I have tried for years to make bigger and better especially in the Truck and Lightning class. When I took the class over from being a heads up class, which I won two years in a row to being an open comp style class it went from maybe 6 trucks to 20 trucks and I opened it up to the Harley trucks as well. Everyone that came and raced had a great time no matter who your tuner of choice was and on Friday or Saturday night most of us would go out and grab some food and drinks and have a good time.I have nothing against JJ (I actually get along great with him) I just don’t understand why he stopped supporting Spookfest and try’s to encourage guys to go to his event instead.
Me personally, I’d like to support guys going to both events.
Some guys prefer the rental type races and some guys prefer actual organized events like JJ’s. There is nothing wrong with either it’s just preference.
Alot of guys? How many do you think and what does that say about SF in general? Does it say its an event to skirt the rules and take risks? And what does that say about the track your having the event at ? I know for certain that Cecil wont allow anyone to run an ET more then once if your dont have the right equipment to do so and if they are allowing it because its a "private rental" then they are playing with fire.A lot of guys can’t pass tech for an event like FF.
I can respect and understand your position.I don’t like racing bracket races and I’m sure I’m not in the minority, it’s the same reason I didn’t race NMRA when it was 3 miles from my house each year. I would go to spectate each year and hang out with my buddy Keith but not race.
It’s not just having the safety equipment. It’s the “your SFI has expired, pay more money” crap. I get belts needing to be replaced because of stitching getting old but come on with the rest.
When there’s money and payouts involved just like with people going to spookfest there are whiners and crybabies doing their thing.
I just want to go and race, hang out with my friends, and have a good time. I don’t need all the other bull crap and that’s why I like to go to track rentals.