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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:27 am 
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Registration is now open @ https://nasaproracing.com/event/1347


This will be NASA AZ's first event running at Chuckwalla. Chuckwalla is located approximately 50 miles west of Blythe, CA in Desert Center, just north of the I-10. The track features a 17 turn, 2.68 mile configuration featuring various elevation changes and 1 to 10 degrees of banking in the turns.

Event Features:
* Test and Tune on Friday (HPDE4, TT, Race Groups) - 100% open track to these three groups! (HPDE3 drivers welcomed too but require advanced approval)
* Split Small Bore and Big Bore Race groups (Points events Saturday and Sunday)
* Time Trial (Points events Saturday and Sunday)
* Time Attack (Sunday only)
* HPDE 1-4

Track Overview (from Tage's perspective...):
This will be NASA's first official event at Chuckwalla but you can be certain it will not be the last. I had the pleasure of getting to evaluate this facility back in Oct of 2011. The facilities were a bit sparse. Somewhere in-between what you would expect at FIR East vs FIR Main. The paddock is fully paved but there is still quite a bit of dirt surrounding the facility. There is no power but there is an RV dump station, running water and pay at the pump fuel right there on site. You might ask yourself, big deal right?

Well unlike FIR East, West or Main, this is a REAL race track! This is not some tiny test track or a drag strip & paddock that has been configued to be reused as a road course, this is "the real deal". A true road course built in the middle of nowhere so you can be as loud as you want and have the time of your life. 2.68 miles of pure bliss for HPDE, TT and racers alike. It's not tight and twisty like FIR West or INDE and unlike our other options it has massive banked corners, blind crest features and elevation changes that will make your stomache ache. Wait until you see the drive "the bowl"!!! If you enjoy the slightly faster speeds seen at FIR Main, you'll love Chuckwalla's even faster average speeds. I think this will be the favorite track for NASA AZ drivers!


Additional Info:
* Gate hours 7AM - 9PM (Fri)
* Gate hours 6AM - 9PM (Sat & Sun)
* Gate fee (this is charged by the track, NOT NASA!): $10 per person for 1 day / $15 per person for all weekend (kids <18 free)
* Camping fee = $15 (1st night) $5 for each additional night
* RV dump station
* Saturday night BBQ!!! With FREE BEER!!!
* Track Fast Motorsports will be onsite for tire sales and service
* Onsite "pay at the pump" fuel sales (91, 100, 110, diesel)
* Onsite food vendor (actually really good food!)
* Good sized paved paddock
* Camping is ok/encouraged at the track but bring enough supplies for the weekend as there is not a store close by
* There is NO POWER out there. Everything runs off generator. Unless you rented a generator, it is not okay to plug into the tracks generators.


Hotel Info
Capitol Suites
545 e. Hobsonway
Blythe, CA 92225
760-922-9209
single bed room $54.99/nt +tax
double bed room $64.99/nt +tax
This hotel gets mixed reviews but it is inexpensive. I am working on getting them to serve the continental breakfast early and will update when I get more info.

Quality Inn Blythe
600 W. Donlon St.
Blythe, CA 92225
760-921-2300
room rate $84.99/nt +tax
This hotel gets very positive reviews. I have also confirmed that they will start continental breakfast servivce at 4am.

http://forums.nasaaz.com/showthread.php?t=4754&highlight=chuckwalla+hotel


DRAFT SCHEDULE - SUBJECT TO CHANGE - DO NOT PRINT!!!

FRIDAY

100% Open track and open passing for HPDE4, TT, Race


SATURDAY

0 6:00 n/a GATES OPEN
0 6:10 7:29 HPDE Tech Inspection
0 6:30 Registration Opens
0 7:15 7:29 Instructor Meeting @ Classroom
0 7:30 7:40 Drivers Meeting (All)
1 8:00 AM 8:20 AM 0:20 HPDE4
2 8:20 AM 8:35 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"
3 8:35 AM 8:50 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"
4 8:50 AM 9:10 AM 0:20 RACE warm up (All classes)
5 9:10 AM 9:30 AM 0:20 HPDE3
6 9:30 AM 9:55 AM 0:25 HPDE1/2 combined
7 9:55 AM 10:15 AM 0:20 HPDE4
8 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"
9 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"
10 10:45 AM 11:05 AM 0:20 Race Practice *BONUS SESSION* (All classes)
11 11:05 AM 11:25 AM 0:20 HPDE3
12 11:25 AM 11:45 AM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined
13 11:45 AM 12:30 PM 0:45 Lunch - *Time correction*
14 12:30 PM 12:50 PM 0:20 HPDE4
15 12:50 PM 1:05 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"
16 1:05 PM 1:20 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"
17 1:20 PM 1:35 PM 0:15 RACE group qualify - "Small Bore"
18 1:35 PM 1:50 PM 0:15 RACE group qualify - "Big Bore"
19 1:50 PM 2:10 PM 0:20 HPDE3
20 2:10 PM 2:30 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined - RACE Group Mtg @ classroom
21 2:30 PM 2:50 PM 0:20 HPDE4
22 2:50 PM 3:05 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"
23 3:05 PM 3:35 PM 0:30 RACE group - "Small Bore"
24 3:35 PM 3:55 PM 0:20 HPDE3
25 3:55 PM 4:25 PM 0:30 RACE group - "Big Bore"
26 4:25 PM 4:40 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"
27 4:40 PM 5:00 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined
28 5:00 PM NASA BBQ!


SUNDAY

0 6:00 n/a GATES OPEN
0 6:10 7:29 HPDE Tech Inspection
0 6:30 Registration Opens
0 7:15 7:29 Instructor Meeting @ Classroom
0 7:30 7:40 Drivers Meeting (All)
0 11:50 12:05 Chapel Service
1 7:50 AM 8:10 AM 0:20 HPDE4
2 8:10 AM 8:25 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"
3 8:25 AM 8:40 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"
4 8:40 AM 9:00 AM 0:20 RACE warm up (All classes)
5 9:00 AM 9:20 AM 0:20 HPDE3
6 9:20 AM 9:40 AM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined
7 9:40 AM 10:00 AM 0:20 HPDE4
8 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"
9 10:15 AM 10:30 AM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"
10 10:30 AM 10:45 AM 0:15 RACE group qualify - "Small Bore"
11 10:45 AM 11:00 AM 0:15 RACE group qualify - "Big Bore"
12 11:00 AM 11:20 AM 0:20 HPDE3
13 11:20 AM 11:40 AM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined
14 11:40 AM 12:15 PM 0:35 Lunch - Chapel Service @ Classroom / TA Mtg @ ramada
15 12:15 PM 12:35 PM 0:20 HPDE4
16 12:35 PM 1:10 PM 0:35 RACE group - "Small Bore"
17 1:10 PM 1:45 PM 0:35 UMS Tuning TA
18 1:45 PM 2:20 PM 0:35 RACE group - "Big Bore"
19 2:20 PM 2:35 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Small Bore"
20 2:35 PM 2:50 PM 0:15 Time Trial - "Big Bore"
21 2:50 PM 3:10 PM 0:20 HPDE3
22 3:10 PM 3:30 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined
23 3:30 PM 3:50 PM 0:20 HPDE4
24 3:50 PM 4:05 PM 0:15 Time Trial (All Classes)
25 4:05 PM 4:25 PM 0:20 HPDE3
26 4:25 PM 4:45 PM 0:20 HPDE1/2 combined

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