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    • - No Fly Zone - California private airstrip roll on race event March 2nd, 2013 presented by the GermanBoost.com German Performance Car Forum Network

      The GermanBoost Network is pleased to announce - No Fly Zone - a private airport roll on race event taking place on March 2nd, 2013 just outside of Bakersfield, California. This will take place on the Minter Airstrip located at 201 Aviation Street in Shafter, California. This event is limited to just 100 cars. GermanBoost.com is the official German automotive forum sponsor for the event and will be providing media coverage as well as photo/video editing and hosting services and support.


      - No Fly Zone - is an Omega Motorsport Event operated by Tony Lopez (e-mail thatoneguy3000@hotmail.com). All inquiries regarding participation are to be sent to his e-mail. GermanBoost of course will assist with any questions. Tony lives in Bakersfield, California and this is an event with many participants knowing one another and just a group of automotive enthusiasts. No pretentious nonsense, this is an event for car guys. Spectators are not allowed. Participants, sponsors, and pit crews only.

      Total run distance of the runway to be used for acceleration is 1/2 mile. Plenty of run off room for deceleration.

      Pictures of some of the hardware attending as well as the quality of the airstrip tarmac are below. You will be happy to know the quality of this tarmac is MUCH higher than that which was seen at a recent airstrip event in California which was in poor condition with an incredible amount of dust making for potentially dangerous conditions for high powered cars as seen here: http://www.germanboost.com/content.p...-on-the-runway

      As previously mentioned, the cost is $200 per vehicle and there are 100 spots. Spots are filling up fast and here is some of the hardware already registered to attend:






















      BimmerBoost.com will also be providing T-Shirts for the staff and shirts will be available to purchase for those in attendance. One of these two designs will be chosen:








      Here are the further details on the event. Do not hesitate to post, e-mail, or PM with any questions:

      Saturday March 2nd 2013
      Minter Field
      201 Aviation Street Shafter, California
      $200 per vehicle

      Thank you for considering joining us for NO FLY ZONE, our very first airport roll race event!

      - Sign ups will handled exclusively through this email address. Payment will be handled either in person via cash, check or money order, or, as in most instances, via PayPal.

      PayPal payments will submitted to this same email address. Please be aware that there are TWO (2) different ways that PayPal lets you submit a payment. Either a PURCHASE, or as a GIFT. If submitting payment as a PURCHASE, please include $10 to cover the PayPal fees. A GIFT submission does not require any fees.

      - When submitting payment, please list YEAR, MAKE, MODEL and estimated CRANK HORSEPOWER, and a 3-digit CAR I.D number in the free text box of the PayPal submission.


      -The CAR I.D. number will be used as the identifying tag for your vehicle during registration and the event. .

      - A spot is not reserved or issued until payment is submitted. Once payment is submitted and cleared, the event forms will be emailed to you. Please print and fill these forms out and bring them with you to the event. Included are a Self-Tech form, and a participant Waiver of Liability form.

      - Each registered participant is allowed THREE (3) "pit crew members" to accompany them. The fee for these "pit crew members" will be $10 each. Each one will also have to print and fill out these forms, and bring them with them. Crew is asked to arrive along with the registered participant, even if in a seperate car or tow vehicle. This will help expedite the check in process, and ensure that only those that are expected to attend are there. This event is not open to the public, and we can not accommodate everyone that will want to come to watch. These not directly involved or accounted for in the above mentioned criteria, will NOT be allowed access to the event.

      - A couple days before the event, a final reminder email will be sent out that will include final instructions, general rules and a running count of the cars attending.

      As always, feel free to ask any and all questions you may have.

      Tony Lopez
      Omega Motorsport Events
      thatoneguy3000@hotmail.com
      This article was originally published in forum thread: - No Fly Zone - California private airstrip roll on race event March 2nd, 2013 presented by the GermanBoost.com Network started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 1048 Comments
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        So many debbie downers, enjoy the event or take your complaining to a different airstrip event
        Clearly you haven't spent much time in the California desert. It can be really nasty. And I don't see anyone complaining, just pointing out certain things. Sliding off the tarmac and barrel rolling through the desert would ruin just about anyone's weekend.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        It can be really nasty. And I don't see anyone complaining, just pointing out certain things.
        I'm pretty sure anyone planning these events are fully aware of the potential conditions they might have to deal with, even sand & high winds
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Clearly you haven't spent much time in the California desert. It can be really nasty. And I don't see anyone complaining, just pointing out certain things. Sliding off the tarmac and barrel rolling through the desert would ruin just about anyone's weekend.
        Luke, I need you and your car for a roll-on demonstration race when I am out there in a few weeks, a 4-way side by side roll-on, My 1000+ hp CLK BS vs my 3.0L C BS vs a C or CLK with a 2.3L Weistec and a NA CLK.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Luke, I need you and your car for a roll-on demonstration race when I am out there in a few weeks, a 4-way side by side roll-on, My 1000+ hp CLK BS vs my 3.0L C BS vs a C or CLK with a 2.3L Weistec and a NA CLK.
        Just have Luke come out to the event.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Just have Luke come out to the event.
        Is runway wide enough for a 4 wide race?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Luke, I need you and your car for a roll-on demonstration race when I am out there in a few weeks, a 4-way side by side roll-on, My 1000+ hp CLK BS vs my 3.0L C BS vs a C or CLK with a 2.3L Weistec and a NA CLK.
        I'll do my best to make it but it's the same weekend I'm supposed to be out of town. Trying to reschedule things as we speak...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Is runway wide enough for a 4 wide race?
        I don't think so and I think only 2 wide is allowed.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        I'll do my best to make it but it's the same weekend I'm supposed to be out of town. Trying to reschedule things as we speak...
        I am going to be in town weekend of Feb 8th for several days as well, let me know.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't think so and I think only 2 wide is allowed.
        Trying to do a side by side to see how the four various states of tune compare real time
      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
        the runway is 100 feet wide for the entire length of 4901.

        the event in general, is side by side 1vs1. Email me if you would like to discuss a special provision for something other than that
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Trying to do a side by side to see how the four various states of tune compare real time
        I understand we'll have to think of something.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        Email me if you would like to discuss a special provision for something other than that
        Let's talk about it.
      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
        just a heads up... the Top Gear Test track is 140 ft wide, and I'm sure we have seen how many cars they have raced side by side (8 at once i think...)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        just a heads up... the Top Gear Test track is 140 ft wide, and I'm sure we have seen how many cars they have raced side by side (8 at once i think...)
        The information just keeps getting better and better.
      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Some more good news guys regarding fuel. Local VP suppliers will likely be able to come out with race gas.

        The question is, what fuel would everyone like? We can probably get a couple different kinds.

        MS109 seems the most logical choice.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Some more good news guys regarding fuel. Local VP suppliers will likely be able to come out with race gas.

        The question is, what fuel would everyone like? We can probably get a couple different kinds.

        MS109 seems the most logical choice.
        Works for me
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Works for me
        Excellent!
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Some more good news guys regarding fuel. Local VP suppliers will likely be able to come out with race gas.

        The question is, what fuel would everyone like? We can probably get a couple different kinds.

        MS109 seems the most logical choice.
        The most popular seem to be MS109 and VP 100 pump unleaded. I was going to bring some VP 100 pump, but I'd rather just buy it there.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        Hi Guys... thanks for the show of support. Im Tony, let me know if I can help any. Im in the process of replying to all the emails i have received from you guys so far, so please be patient. Or just keep bugging me!!! haha

        I'll see if I can help. I've gone over the numbers and measurements a time or two.

        Total runway length is billed at 4501. However the same pavement continues "outside the numbers" on either end of the runway. Exactly 200 feet on either side. So that's an extra 400ft. 4901 feet of total running room. We will utilise right about 400 ft for accel and pacing. From one edge of the runway, out to the start marker about 400 FT out. (For this facility, this starting technique will provide us more total usable room then trying to pace together from the taxiway, onto the runway, match speed etc...)
        We will then run 2640 feet. One-half mile. Our total distance remaining after the finish marker will be 1861 feet.
        If you run past that 1861 feet, you are in for trouble. That is the point in which the Earth (being flat) falls off to an edge. No New World. No undiscovered country. Just the edge of the Earth. (Not really. You will have several hundred feet of old tarmac)

        In all seriousness, use this guide for stopping distance: SPEED^2 /20 + SPEED. That's a basic calculation used by some motoring companies to ballpark stopping distance under normal conditions and moderate/aggressive braking. So not kid-ran-out-in-the-street braking. But that-light-just-went-from-green-to-red braking. Again, use as a ballpark figure. Performance brakes and tires, along with amazing surface will only help in that endeavor.
        not sure how events like this go, but a basic state reg on racing is that braking distance needs to equal acceleration distance