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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011, 07:29:01 PM »

The hail storm was south and west of Charlotte. The speedway is north in the Concord area.  There was bad rain and wind, but everyone was gone or in the trailer by then.  Worst thing is always the traffic.  Roll Eyes

The show was great! There were several nice Camaros.  Grin

The Autofair drew big crowds with lots of vendors doing well. That's a great sign for car lovers!

Jerry is right.  The Z-Max track is an incredible facility!
BTW, Jerry watch for Barney when you cross the state line!

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2011, 06:19:14 PM »

Phillip...It just isn't fair... You guys having all the fun...a guy from way down west, is chomping at the bit to experience what you guys take for granted. One of these years my friend...I plan on showing up un-announced! Can't wait to met you and the Mrs...............................
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2011, 08:29:18 PM »

Running around like a nut trying to get ready.  Pulling out at first light on Wed morning.  Will be watching for Barney Fife this time.  The other good news is I'll have a Federal DEA agent in the truck with me.  I should let him do the drive by.............LOL.  My buddy has serious credentials........40 years in the police dept and has a Federal task force.  He wants me to drive by while he moons them.  Yeah, that'll happen.

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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011, 07:31:05 AM »

Marty, show up announced and I'll get you tickets.... Actually, we don't take it for granted. Beyond the Speedway workers, we have over 400 members and each family unit works at least 22 hours.  My wife and I generally average over 40 hours. ((And as you know, I've got a time consuming day job!) But as anyone from other venues, like the Nationals, etc., will tell you, it is a lot of fun and you get to meet some great, "salt of the earth" people.   Grin

Jerry, so you got one of them federal "revenewers with you-ens".   Wink  How about getting him to teach Barney how to move traffic on Bruton Smith Blvd!   Roll Eyes  --Hopefully, this stormy weather will move on through today!   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2011, 07:37:38 AM »

Running around like a nut trying to get ready.  Pulling out at first light on Wed morning.  Will be watching for Barney Fife this time.  The other good news is I'll have a Federal DEA agent in the truck with me.  I should let him do the drive by.............LOL.  My buddy has serious credentials........40 years in the police dept and has a Federal task force.  He wants me to drive by while he moons them.  Yeah, that'll happen.

Jerry 

So how was the racing Jerry and an update?
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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2011, 09:24:08 AM »

Jerry,
In NC we got a new law. If your license tag has a trim ring on it it cannot cover any letters,#, ect. Our Snooper Troopers here love out of state tags and if they stop you it is 99% that you get a ticket for something. I don,t know your route but if you are taking interstate 85 through Durham double beware, they love to search out of state riggs here.
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011, 07:25:21 AM »

Uh-Oh, rain moving in late Friday and storms predicted Saturday at Z-Max!   Angry
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« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2011, 09:24:30 AM »

Wind gusts to 36 MPH and tornado watch! Welcome to NC in April, Jerry.
It could clear this afternoon?!?
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2011, 07:59:11 PM »

According to the National News, Raleigh had horrible weather either last night or early this morning. Has anyone heard if this same string of bad weather affected the show?
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2011, 08:55:18 PM »

Marty, I just sent you a pm.
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« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2011, 09:38:43 PM »

Thanks Phillip...glad that your event was spared and you guys are okay.
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2011, 11:40:10 AM »

Barney Fife's NC weight station was closed on the trip down.  Workers were cutting the grass when we went by on Wed.

Also closed on Sunday on the way home.  That was a good thing.

Car ran very well there.  Lost in the 2nd round but had to make a lot of adjustments.  First race of the season is always like that.  Actually went a faster mph than my NHRA national record on Sat evening.  127.46 to be exact.  10.47 ET.  (record is 10.45 @ 126.21)

We were in the Lingenfelter suite on Sat when that bad weather system came though.  I had no idea that this storm was that devastating.  I think Sanford, NC was only about 75 miles east of Concord?

Jerry
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2011, 11:26:41 PM »

Barney caught me in SC Saturday. After tornado warnings, severe electric storms, huge traffic delays, airborne debris. after 6 or 7 hours on route 95 trying to get through SC, pulled off and hit side roads. The offer was a 300 dollar speeding ticket, or all the cash in my pocket, and no ticket. THANK GOD I ONLY HAD 20 IN MY POCKET. Longest NJ to Florida trip I can remember. Can't wait to get back to NJ.
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« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2011, 06:52:07 PM »

The offer was a 300 dollar speeding ticket, or all the cash in my pocket, and no ticket.

You can't be serious...I thought the Barney's in our state were corrupt. These guys take the prize. Did you happen to get their names or badge numbers? I bet they also gave you a receipt... Undecided
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« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2011, 07:17:21 PM »

SC is famous for that! And trust me, they are looking for out of state tags.
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