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Old Crow
2008.06.10, 08:35 PM
Any word on a East Coast race yet ?

J.Mak
2008.06.10, 09:36 PM
The PN Cup East Coast 2008 will organize in Toronto, Ontario this year.
The Date is Oct 18th and 19th at Market Village ( Shopping Mall ). More information will be update later.

imxlr8ed
2008.06.11, 07:42 AM
DOW is fully willing and able to host a regional again but I haven't heard anything from Phil in a while. We all want to make the trip to Vegas this year, but I think a trip to Canada to qualify is just too much for all our budgets here. (the passport being a big chunk of that)

Seems like the Diablo Sandwich run went pretty well too... I'd drive there for a Regional. Then there is the DC crew too, I think they're due for one of there own as well.

hrdrvr
2008.06.11, 09:54 AM
I asked the same question a couple weeks ago :D
http://minizracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28714

After not getting a response for a while I went ahead and gave Phillip a call. He said he was working out the details, but the problem was findning a location (and people) to host that had the space and proper RCP to set up the track they want the regionals run on.

Does DOW have the proper RCP to create the posted layout? If you do please get in touch with Phillip again and remind him of that :D He said PA was a possible spot for it. I wonder if he was thinking of you while mentioning that. PA would be even better for me than NY.

Also as far as the Diablo in NC, it did go well, but I dont if the guys who organized it would be willing to do somehting like this (Im going to PM a link to this thread though :D). Get them a few more fun run events under their belts, and I think we'll be able to talk them into one in the next year or so :D I dont know that they have all the special parts for the layout, but the room we ran in was definatly big enough :D

crazyracer
2008.06.11, 10:01 AM
we will arrange two regionals at east coast, should be NY, PA or NJ.
Now just waiting the track owner confirm to us the date.
I hope will post information soon.

TALLGEESE
2008.06.11, 12:44 PM
Seems like the Diablo Sandwich run went pretty well too... I'd drive there for a Regional. Then there is the DC crew too, I think they're due for one of there own as well.

If PN decided to hold an east coast regional in PA that would be great news for us in DC.. Here in DC we have a good amount of racer's that might be able to attend this race.. Another good reason to have this event in PA is there are a lot of people that run with us in DC that come down from Maryland to race with us.. Since Maryland is pretty close to PA I'm sure we could get a lot of racer's from there to participate in this event as well... Also most of the racers in ou're club have never gotten the chance to run at a big regional event.. This would be the perfect opportunity for us to experience that...

imxlr8ed
2008.06.11, 03:12 PM
I am willing to hold the event again, I have most of the track to do it but not all. We are smack in the middle of NYC and DC... but hardly anyone showed at the last regional we had and that may be why Phil hasn't asked about us running another one this year. We have an amazing facility at the Mushroom Bowl, and had an excellent time last year doing it, but with only 18 racers competing (and the majority of that number being my crew), it just makes me wary of holding one again only to have hardly anyone show. I was kinda hoping the NYC crew (other than Willy, Sai, Roland & Bennett, who's presence is always appreciated!) would make a caravan down to our last one or something, but it just didn't happen. Arch was the only one to show from DC... sooooo.... sorry, guess I am whining here a bit. Oh well... no biggie! :D

I'd be happy to host another event, but my main reason for posting is to basically say that I would like to see someone else get a shot at it so they can use it to promote their club too.

Old Crow
2008.06.11, 06:59 PM
Thank you for the responses. Sorry, I don't know who crazyracer is, but they are talking like they know something is in the works. At any rate, I agree with imxlr8ed, Mushroom Bowl or another club hosting it, sounds good, just would like to have some advanced warning. I cleared October so I could go to Vegas to the PNWC, because every year it's in October, and now I can't go because I pushed everything to November, I really enjoy racing and this scale as a hobby, but it may be the end for me, time is not a issue but it's much, much too difficult to make it work and find a place to race. It's zapping my enthusiasum and becoming unenjoyable.

Sorry about the rant, just been very frustrating enjoying something as much as I do this hobby and trying to make it work, doesn't seem like it should be so hard.

mk2kompressor
2008.06.11, 07:43 PM
crazyracer is phillip:)
i hope to run the first one in the uk next year

crazyracer
2008.06.11, 08:32 PM
crazyracer is phillip:)
i hope to run the first one in the uk next year

No problem, how many Mini-Z track at UK, I can contact them to arrange regional this year or next year.

mk2kompressor
2008.06.11, 08:51 PM
so far there are only 2:(
mine is "rising sun racing" and the other is "stafford racers uk",both of us have regular meets each month.
im going to race in the french race at strasbourg at the end on the month:D
ive sent you a pm about another thing too

imxlr8ed
2008.06.13, 12:10 PM
Well... looks like we're going to try again this year as well! We are trying to determine a date and various other specifics right now, but it seems like we are going to get this one.

We are hoping to hold it sometime in September so everyone has plenty of time to plan for it. I've attached our previous regional thread so you can get an idea of where the Mushroom Bowl is located, and maybe see what it's like there.

http://www.minizracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25195&highlight=mid-east

hrdrvr
2008.06.13, 12:30 PM
^ Awesome Ed. Im glad you are trying it out again. This will be more convinient for us than NYC.

I can almost say there are two definites coming from MB :D Ill confirm once you set a date, but I dont forsee any problems making it up there that month.

See ya then!

imxlr8ed
2008.06.13, 01:37 PM
Cool, we'll see you there!

When I was checking times to get down to the Diablo Run, it was around 8 1/2 hours from my door to there, so you're probably looking at around 7 hours up to the Bowl. I know when we made the trip up to PN 2006WC in CT. it was around 8 hours... so yeah, we are very central to the majority of the MiniZ communities on the East Coast.

Here's Sai's vid from the last one:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3287251120913958950

hrdrvr
2008.06.13, 02:02 PM
Im a little south of the Diablo. It was about a 3 hour ride for me to get there :o I checked the mapquest in your thread to the Mushroom Bowl, and it showed 9.5 hours. Mapquest is usually a little slower than I drive, so I should be able to make it in 9 or less.

BTW, I hope you guys get enough folks to run stock class AWD and 2wd.

pinoyboy
2008.06.13, 03:03 PM
I'd argue that its not really central on the east coast, but me being only one person can't really sway the location of where the regional should be.

Mapquest said 12 hours for imxlr8ed's location. I think all the others mentioned would be farther for me.

bermbuster
2008.06.13, 03:37 PM
the mushroom bowl is a great venue for the race....count me in...:D

imxlr8ed
2008.06.14, 05:51 AM
I'd argue that its not really central on the east coast, but me being only one person can't really sway the location of where the regional should be.

Mapquest said 12 hours for imxlr8ed's location. I think all the others mentioned would be farther for me.

Geographically, not even close to central... VA/DC area would put it 2 or 3 more hours in your direction, but that still isn't counting Florida and there are a few clubs down that way. If you go by the majority of large MiniZ scenes in the East, that's when we seem to be smack in the middle.

Only thing I can really do is to try to make it the best event possible for all who attend, that way it might be worth the trip! :D

bermbuster
2008.06.14, 06:17 AM
Only thing I can really do is to try to make it the best event possible for all who attend, that way it might be worth the trip! :D
I know you guys will do a great job....You will have a the NYC crew coming down and I hope the New England guys come for it as well.
Once you firm up the date...I can prepare...:D

imxlr8ed
2008.06.14, 06:21 AM
Very cool!

Yeah, Gasman is heading down to the Bowl today so I should know by tonight. We are going to shoot for early September.

hrdrvr
2008.06.16, 06:58 AM
I hope you guys dont do it on the hollicay weekend. Im sure some people allready have plans set there.

While I agree with pinoy, I cant see there being a big enough Z following down this way to warrant a regional. Maybe if events like the Diablo keep getting bigger, we'll be abel tp put together a big enough group to warrant one :D

Hey Hank, if you want to catch a ride, maybe you can make the trip out to here and ride up with us.

Action B
2008.08.08, 10:18 AM
Yeah, the middle of the east coast would be where the 7cities club is probably. We are right near the virginia/NC border in lovely virginia beach.

imxlr8ed
2008.08.08, 12:07 PM
It's already set for the Mushroom Bowl in Kennett Square PA. Here's the link with all the information. I hope you can make it up for the race!

http://www.minizracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28906&highlight=2008

mini-z
2008.08.08, 02:29 PM
I'd argue that its not really central on the east coast, but me being only one person can't really sway the location of where the regional should be.

Mapquest said 12 hours for imxlr8ed's location. I think all the others mentioned would be farther for me.

pb, it looks like our event (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29107) would be an hour closer for you - fancy making the trip? :)