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ThunderDrift January 24/25 [message #41746] Thu, 08 January 2009 20:02 Go to next message
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Ladies and Gentlemen! Presentinnnnngggggg.... ThunderDrift's 2009 Driftpad event plan!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with what ThunderDrift is, here's some history. Since 2006 ThunderDrift has been providing the Norcal area with monthly drift events on Thunderhill Raceway's Drift-pad (recently increased in size! 3rd gear time!). Events take place on one weekend a month (sat/sun) and have frequently included fun extras like competitions, birthday/holiday celebrations, and humorous technical challenges like parallel parking contests, cone-punting contests, etc...

Thunderhill Raceway is located in Willows, CA just a little over an hour north of the Sacramento area. The track has great facilities including camping (check on the specific event), nice bathrooms, showers, excellent food, a quickie-mart with race gear and snacks, fuel, and much more. The drift-pad is approx 500'x200' and on a slight incline, which is excellent for experiencing the difference between uphill drifting and downhill drifting.

So! Now that you're up to speed, I'll explain what TD has in store for you in the big 0-9. This year we're breaking the regularly scheduled drift-pad events into two alternating groups. One month we'll have an education-driven event lead by local pros Tomasz Olech and Rich Kong, and the next month we'll be hosting a skidpad competition event. Not only will we be holding a comp, it'll be a Norcal points series! 6 points events will round out the first season, there'll be prizes for top 3 at every comp, and something BIG for the season champion!

School weekends, and Saturdays on comp weekends will be open to anyone (IE if you don't want instruction, or don't want to compete). If you enter in a school event and just want to drift, tell me! We're happy to let you go out and slide on your own.

Tech limitations are REALLY simple for these events, all you need for your person is closed toe'd shoes and an Snell SA/M 95+ helmet. Your car's requirements are simple too.

- NO LEAKS! ABSOLUTELY NO LEAKS! If we find you leaking, you'll go home sore from the tongue-lashing.

- Battery must be tied down! No duct-tape, zipties, bungee chords, wire, or other non-solid mounts. If it's relocated, it needs to be inside a box. Preferably a plastic marine-style box.

- Driver/Passenger safety gear must be stock or better! This means seats and seatbelts! Nothing janky fellas, we're talking about YOUR safety here.

- All lugnuts must be present, and hubcaps are prohibited (unless they're REALLY cool spinners.)

That's it!

The next event will be held on January 24th/25th. This will be TD's first event of the year, so we're starting with a school event. Mark your calendars and come up for this event! It's going to be crazy in the paddock as Thunderhill will also be hosting it's annual AMA D36 Cross-Country dirtbike race that weekend. In other words, you'll have a crowd of dirtbikers who have never seen anything so cool in their lives hahaha

The entry fee for January's event will be $105 p/driver p/day. Registration is open now at www.ThunderDrift.com/register. Reg will close on Thursday the 22nd at 11:59PM so don't wait!

If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Contact Info@thunderdrift.com, see www.thunderdrift.com, or call 530.559.2554 for more info.
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Re: ThunderDrift January 24/25 [message #41940 is a reply to message #41746] Wed, 14 January 2009 00:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ConePirate is currently offline  ConePirate   United States
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Drifters! I have some unfortunate news!

Remember how I mentioned the dirtbikers are racing during this event? well, the weatherman says it's going to be beautiful and they're planning on having 800 bikes! In other words... they've asked me to move the event off of their date because they'll need the paddock space.

The event has been changed to one day, and it's going to have to be the friday before. That's right, Friday the 23rd will be the next TD drift-pad event.

Good news is, we'll be able to do it on the north-pad (or if you guys WANT to do it on the drift-pad we can...)

Jan, you're the only one who's paid so if you can't make it Friday, I'll refund you.

My apologies for this inconvenience, although I couldn't avoid it, I must assume fault for it.


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Re: ThunderDrift January 24/25 [message #42258 is a reply to message #41746] Thu, 22 January 2009 13:46 Go to previous message
ConePirate is currently offline  ConePirate   United States
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HEYHEY Y'ALL!

Just a quick update before the BIG event tomorrow! (I say big in a super-sarcastic way because there's going to be NOBODY here!)

Gates open at 7:00AM.

DRIVERS MEETING! MANDATORY!
9:00AM



COME WITH FUN IDEAS! we'll have all day to ourselves, super-low turnout, etc... so let's think of something fun to do! we can drift like usual... but Ryan brought up the idea of some stunt-driving shit... point is, as long as you've got a helmet on and a seatbelt on, we can probably do it.

WOO HOO!

See you in the morning!

BTW! Arrive & Drives will be WELCOME! there's LOTS of room!

Call me if you has questions, I won't be online again until after the event.

530.559.2554


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