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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:17 am 
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I know I may be jumping the gun a bit, but maybe someone can answer this for me as I can't make it to tomorrow's banquet unfortunately.

I was looking at the Mid-Am schedule that was mailed out and it shows our second Iowa Speedway race too early to count towards runoffs qualification. Was it not possible to schedule it a weekend earlier to qualify outside the three week period?

It seems like we could potentially get a few more attendees that are looking to get that last race in for qualification if we could get it changed. Just throwing it out there. I'm sure there's a scheduling issue or else we would have changed it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:49 pm 
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I will mention that to the Race Committee.

Scheduling is a fairly complex affair. Iowa Speedway has a very limited number of weekends available for us to use, and we have to schedule so we're not on top of other MiDiv events.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:42 pm 
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For those who haven't received that schedule...

What are our dates at Iowa Speedway?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Mid-Am Championship Schedule:

April 5-6: Hallet (Majors)
April 26-27: Gateway
June 7-8: Iowa Speedway
July 5-6: Mid America Motorplex (tentative)
July 26-27: Hastings
Aug 2-3: Gateway
Aug 30-31: Heartland Park (Majors)
Sept 20-21: Iowa Speedway
Oct 25-26: Gateway

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Out of curiosity, why is there few weekends at Iowa Speedway available? It seems like that nothing is ever going on there most of the year. I know there are a couple other clubs that use it but maybe I'm forgetting something.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:07 pm 
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Stix37867 wrote:
Out of curiosity, why is there few weekends at Iowa Speedway available? It seems like that nothing is ever going on there most of the year. I know there are a couple other clubs that use it but maybe I'm forgetting something.
They also have the Stock Car driving experience things going on fairly regularly, perhaps that's a factor.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Did they get the track at Topeka repaired/resurfaced?

I have heard that it was rather aggresive on tire wear?

Just curious


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The word I heard was that it was going to be ground down to smooth it out. Not sure if it's been completed yet though.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Stix37867 wrote:
Mid-Am Championship Schedule:

April 5-6: Hallet (Majors)
April 26-27: Gateway
June 7-8: Iowa Speedway
July 5-6: Mid America Motorplex (tentative)
July 26-27: Hastings
Aug 2-3: Gateway
Aug 30-31: Heartland Park (Majors)
Sept 20-21: Iowa Speedway
Oct 25-26: Gateway

Is this schedule online anywhere? I've been looking daily for the last few weeks and haven't seen anything? I'm guessing since I'm new and obviously haven't raced yet would be the reason I didn't get the schedule mailed to me

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:12 pm 
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I don't think the MiDiv schedule is official yet.

Topeka was pretty rough on tires. Going around the carousel behind another car, you were literally getting showered with marbles.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Midiv Schedule is on the Midiv website now. Don't know weather that means it's official or not?

http://midiv.org/Code/Calendar.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:02 am 
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Once it makes that site, it's pretty close to "official" - the only changes that should crop up would be if (for example) a track were to become unavailable for any reason (locks the doors, a "Pro" event wants the facility, etc).

I'd guess it will become Officially Official at the Midiv Convention at the beginning of February. Traditionally the posting of the schedule waited until the official vote at the convention, but I'm a bigger fan of "get it out there so neighboring divisions know what's going on" than "wait until the official vote". (Note that the "get it out there" philosophy goes both ways - both sharing what we're planning AND knowing what the neighbors are doing).

If I were planning my 2014 racing schedule and vacation requests, I'd be comfortable planning around this calendar.


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