2017 Ford Fast Track Races

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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by gpraceman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:49 pm

They did post the updated rules on the Ford site. Not perfect, certainly, but much better than they were. Rules should be a working document that get refined over time.

I'm looking forward to the Miami race this weekend.


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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by Speedster » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:46 am

I thought I'd stay on this topic since it seemed appropriate.
I saw on National News the Boy Scouts will be inviting the Girl Scouts to join them in 2018. WOW! Maybe scouting will have a new name such as "USA scout".
It will be interesting to see this progress. Maybe a young girl will then have the opportunity to join the USA Scouts and reach the rank of Eagle.
I wish them well.



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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by gpraceman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:02 am

Yeah, well, seems like a sign of desperation due to declining membership. Seems GS getting upset about this is a bit of hypocrisy, as I saw a boy dressed up in a GS uniform at the last Fast Track race. Anyways, we digress from the original topic.


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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by gpraceman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:16 pm

The Miami race was held on Sunday and went very well. I've got some photos posted to the GrandPrix Software Central Facebook page. Some I took and ones that the GS council had posted.


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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by Speedster » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:57 am

Thanks for the photos. Is Ford supplying the same track for each of these races?



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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by gpraceman » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:18 pm

We are using two tracks from last years races. One is for racing on and the other is used as a test track during check-in. All the gear is packed up, loaded into a trailer and driven to the next race.


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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by Speedster » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:15 am

Do these races tend to start at the same time? I'd like to be there at the beginning. It will take me an hour to reach Troy, MI.
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Post by gpraceman » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:40 am

The start times do vary. I'll PM you the info.


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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by pineisfine » Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:29 pm

That's a pretty cool looking set-up...does anyone know the track and timer they are using?



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Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Post by gpraceman » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:14 pm

pineisfine wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:29 pm
That's a pretty cool looking set-up...does anyone know the track and timer they are using?
Best Track track with a lift kit and a Champ timer.


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