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Old 08-29-2003, 05:27 PM   #1
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Post Naperville Grand Prix Go-Kart Race on September 28

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Anyone interested competing on Go-Kart racing??? You can race individually or as a team.


Goto http://www.napervillegrandprix.org
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:23 PM   #2
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I'll be at the real Grand Prix in Indy
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Old 08-29-2003, 07:31 PM   #3
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I was just talking about this with some friends at work..
I think it'd be fun to do..
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Old 09-02-2003, 11:49 AM   #4
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i hear porsche and corvette clubs are entering as a team....how bout us subaru's?
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Old 09-02-2003, 11:58 AM   #5
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Imagine speeding through the streets of downtown Naperville. People watching and cheering. The police encouraging your excessive speed. Racing through a stop sign at 30 miles per hour in a vehicle just 4 inches off of the ground. Whizzing by your friends. The thrill of a Grand Prix race right here in Naperville. Not only will you have a great time racing, but you will be helping people in need. Could there be a better way to spend a Sunday?

The Naperville Grand Prix is a charity event that raises money to prevent child abuse and support the family unit. The event is organized and implemented by the Exchange Club of Naperville, the same organization that brings Ribfest to Naperville over the Fourth of July.

Grand Prix is open to the public. Please come and watch the race. Bring your family, enjoy games and entertainment in the Family Fun Area. Drive in the race, sponsor the race, or race as a team. Or volunteer to assist in race day operations.



Sign up between 7 and 10 racers and enter the team competition!

Your first race (the first round heat) will be against all of the people on your team.

The top three finishers in your first round heat will receive trophies.

Your team name will be announced whenever your drivers are on the track.

The top five finishers will advance to separate second round heats to represent your team for the rest of the day.

Your team name will be displayed on the team competition leader board whenever your team is in the top 10.


GET INVOLVED and have a GREAT TIME for a WORTHY CAUSE!

Contacts: Sponsorship Information - Sherry Shipley at (630) 548-9232

Driver Information - Frank Mallinder at (630) 681-9831

Driver Registration Information - Pat Stephan at (630) 693-5104

sounds cool!
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:54 PM   #6
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Talking I'm very interested!

I am planning on entering and getting my entry postmarked before 9/6 so I can save the $20 ($110 before/$130 after 9/6).

I belive nes007 and whtwag/xTriplex are going to do this as well.

Far be it from me to turn down the opportunity to do wheel-to-wheel racing in *someone elses* car through downtown Naperville hahaha

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PS: Does anyone know if the entry fee is totally or in part a tax-deductible contribution to a charitable organization???
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Old 09-09-2003, 11:47 PM   #7
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Anyone else enter?

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Old 09-09-2003, 11:58 PM   #8
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very tempting. Is there a mwnasioc team forming? sounds like it would be a blast
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Old 09-10-2003, 10:29 AM   #9
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FWIW, I talked to the organizer/registrar last Thursday. I asked him if I needed to hurry in my registration to make the 500 driver limit, or because of an entry fee increase.

He said "No", they weren't anywhere near 500 drivers, and there was no fee increase applied.

I faxed in my entry today.

I didn't ask about deductibility, sorry.

It sounds like they can definitely use more drivers, and it's for a good cause, so let's see more entrys.
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Old 09-10-2003, 01:19 PM   #10
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wow $110 a person... and there are 50 first round heats..... bet you get like 5 minutes if you're lucky.
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:13 PM   #11
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4 laps of indeterminate length per round. Top 5 from each first round heat advance. Beyond that top four advance.

That means there are ( 50 + 25 + 10 + 4 + 2 + 1 ) around 92 races total, and the final round qualifiers will have run 6.

Not a particularly good deal if you don't advance, but if you do, it works out okay.

OTOH, I wish I'd looked at this picture before registering;



Not exactly a lot of runoff room, or soft walls.
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:29 PM   #12
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Lightbulb hillman thanks for posting!!

Strangely enough, that picture is also a part (also the Kart descriptions) of what actually sold me on doing this heheh.

I'm definitely signed up and will be contacting them soon to find out about the tax-deductible applicability of our donations.

If it's tax deductible as a contribution to a charitable organization... tis a no-brainer as to WHY you should race.

Wheel to wheel? Serious karting? Closed off public streets to scream down? Lateral G's your Sc00b must be heavily modifed to touch? Wow.

Sign me up. Woops. Already am heheheh.

If you have less than 5 drivers in your heat, I guess you automagically get pushed up to the next round.

I wonder how long each heat takes to run.... (so we can extrapolate and figure out laptimes).

Mind you it is a rolling start (very cool) with a pace car too...

Man oh man do I wish we had enough for a team (only need 7 drivers to sign up to do that).

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Old 09-10-2003, 03:34 PM   #13
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wow $110 a person... and there are 50 first round heats..... bet you get like 5 minutes if you're lucky.
Yeah but if you hit someone else while wheel-to-wheel racing here your wallet won't be crying about it

Plus the 50 first round heats aren't full (per the reports hillman made that there are nowhere near 500 drivers). I'm sure that unless exact multiples of 10 people have entered that some of us are assured 2nd heat races regardless of skill.

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Old 09-10-2003, 04:25 PM   #14
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The schedule says they start 1st round heats at 8 AM, and second round at 1PM. That leaves 5 hours to run 50 heat races, or 10 per hour.

That only leaves six minutes per race, including down-time.

That said, six minutes in a racing kart will kick most peoples' butts for the day, and ten will probably hospitalise many.

They must have a bunch of karts, to be able to get people ready to run so quickly.

If you the figure the karts are capable of 30mph, and the races are probably about 4 minutes flag-to-flag, the race is probably around 1.5 miles long, and each lap around four-tenths of a mile. That's actually longer than I would've guessed. Maybe less if there are tight, slow corners.

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Old 09-10-2003, 08:13 PM   #15
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heh I guess if you get 2 races at 4 minutes each, thats more time than you get autocrossing, and you dont have to shag cones.
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Old 09-11-2003, 11:25 AM   #16
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In case anyone is wondering, and didn't look it up.

270cc 10hp Honda motors on Dino chassis. Single brake disc on the rear axle. Shiftless. 50+ mph.

Rear brakes only... woot!
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Old 09-13-2003, 03:45 AM   #17
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Talking See nice Karts no?

Do you think these are detuned/limited to 30MPH? Also if they can hit 50+ do you think we'd benefit from rib-protectors like the shifter-kart guys have? *hrmmmm*

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Old 09-13-2003, 05:47 PM   #18
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Id bet 99% they are limited.
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Old 09-22-2003, 08:54 PM   #19
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Check your mail if you're registered, I just got my pit pass today.

I'm starting seventh in heat 31, and I registered two weeks ago, so it sounds like they're in the mid-300s for entrants.

The course is about 2300 feet long, and shaped like a cross, on Jackson and Mills streets near the Rubin Center ( which is the HQ ). There appear to be essentially eight corners, three hairpins, three 90 degree lefts or rights depending on direction which isn't specified, a big sweeper, and what appears to be a big double-apex 180. There might be a chicane or two, also, it's hard to say from the map.
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Old 09-22-2003, 10:32 PM   #20
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Good luck, everybody. If I have time, I'll try to come out and spectate.
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Old 09-26-2003, 05:25 PM   #21
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Talking Got a call back from the Exchange club...

.....our donations are tax deductible. That's right, you can deduct your donation (e.g. entry fee) as a donation to a qualified charitable organization: The Exchange Club.

Cool tax money back for helping kids AND AND AND you get to race.

Now how many of you are thinking, ***** tax deductible? I should have signed up

See ya Sunday! I'm slated to start in the 9:08 heat.

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Old 09-26-2003, 06:18 PM   #22
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I wonder how these Go-Karts will run on wet road?
I think I'm running sometime around 9:00am also. Everyone who's competing... good luck and be safe! For anyone who has nothing better to do on Sunday Please come and have fun!
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Old 09-27-2003, 12:19 PM   #23
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Rain? be like Kenta( the kid w/ NA S14 in Initial D 2nd stage) and drift IN rain... all else fails...just use the gutter trick.
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Old 09-27-2003, 03:50 PM   #24
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Rain? be like Kenta( the kid w/ NA S14 in Initial D 2nd stage) and drift IN rain... all else fails...just use the gutter trick.
nice.

Wish I could but alas I've got to work on Sunday.

To everyone racing, have fun.


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Old 09-28-2003, 09:10 PM   #25
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Few pictures from Go-Kart Racing...





Here is me with the red helmet. (I finished 7th)



But I've finished 2nd place on the Concourse Show


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