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|Dec-09-2013||Ride Day and Corvette show Help Needed|
As we approach our biggest promotion event of the 2014 season, the Monster Truck Show, it is time to remind you that we will need your support for other events to follow.
Starting off, we will have a ride day on SATURDAY,JANUARY 11th. come rain or shine! The event is from 9:00-3:30 (8:00 arrival to set up).
NOTE: If you can only support part of the day, please make that clear so we do not end up being short handed. I will need these cars and support during the whole event.
In general, we will need someone to help with sign in's, we will need cars. A couple of each size would be great. We need handlers to help each child get suited up, teach them about the car, the track and what they are about to do. We need a person to monitor each driver out on the track, giving directions and support. We need someone to "run" the staging area, making sure the next driver in line gets ready to go, that the drivers all get equal time out on the track and as soon as a car is off, another is on. We need someone to set up a hospitality tent with food and drink.
Specifically, here is what we need to support to pull this off.
*Clear the track of debris.
*Prep the track for use (fire extinguishers, cones, safety vests).
*Minimum of (2) 76",(2) 78", and (2) 80" cars, and support.
* If anyone has an 82" car we could use that.
*EZ up tents. We have to assume it will be bad weather and need tents to protect our guests from the elements.
*Propane heaters. A few were provided last year and made for a nice place to warm up.
*Hospitality Tent: This is I think very important to keeping our guests as comfortable as possible as they wait in line. Guests will be asked for donations only. A couple adults to help here would be wonderful!
Corvette and High Performance show in February. we will need volunteers to help us man the booth for Saturday and Sunday, usually 3 hour shifts at a time. The promoter asks for help early Saturday morning in return for our booth so we will need 4 or 5 adults to assist parking/directing vendors and merchants to their locations. Start for that is usually 7:00 AM. I know its early, but your efforts get us the booth and you get in for free.
We typically follow this event up with an "ride day" as well, tentatively set for February15th. I will need the same support as noted for the first ride day.
Please send me an email titled "RIDE DAY SUPPORT" or "CORVETTE SHOW SUPPORT" and let me know how you can support these events.
|Dec-09-2013||Fourth Annual Little Wheels Swap Meet Jan 25th|
The Fourth Annual Little Wheels Swap Meet will be held on January 25th at the track in Graham. This is another if not better opportunity to sell or buy anything related to Quarter Midget Racing....and then some.
time: 9:00am-3:00 pm
$10 fee for vendors
|Dec-05-2013||January Meeting is Wednesday the 8th|
Where: Puyallup Library North Meeting Room
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
|Oct-23-2013||Little Wheels - Little Heros|
|Aug-19-2013||LQMA - Stolen Car|
On August 14th/15th a new novice racer at the LQMA had their car & trailer stolen from the track. (The thief cut the chain on the front gate & stole the trailer) The car is a small Rice car with a Honda 120 motor. Please spread this around & hopefully we can get some leads as to where the car might be.
Devan Dickie LQMA - Secretary 604-807-3354 email@example.com
|Aug-12-2013||Region 9 - Judging|
TO: Region Nine Members
From: Denise Smutny, RD9
RE: Region 9
I hope all is going well at your respective clubs. I believe that Region 9 is a strong and positive region with members from all clubs helping each other at their clubs, the region and the grands. This is something for all of us to be proud of.
We just passed our fourth region race of the six race series and as we head into race 5, the races are heating up. I want to thank those clubs that have hosted events so far; Racing Rascals, Langley, Portland and I-5. The clubs have all done a fantastic job getting their programs in with members leaving at areasonable time to get home on Sunday evenings. I am looking forward to the final two races at Monroe and Little Wheels.
Feedback I receive most often from the membership is regarding Judging. First let me add our judges are volunteers from our membership and take the role seriously. They are here to help our children and as someone who sees many races and a variety of judges I assure you I have not seen or heard any with a malicious intent toward a single child, handler or club.
Some reminders for the membership regarding judging:
From the executive summary of the rule changes to the “charge yellow” that occurred in 2010: “an important point of this process is that judges are looking for 100 percent responsibility of one driver. If the judges are weighing which driver is most responsible then that must mean no driver is 100 percent at fault and the Charged Yellows shall be assigned to all the cars that stopped, not one.”
Also from the executive summary for judging in 2010: “The same racing rules apply with regards to what constitutes an infraction such as Charging, Chopping, Racing Room, and Rough Driving (Blocking –was left out of summary). But now, when assigning 100 percent responsibility for an incident the judges do not specify what the actual type of infraction is, just who the responsible driver is.”
Please be familiar with the infractions and what constitutes them. Shortened versions of these are following, but full detail can be found in your rule books on pages 45-46.
Charging: When the inside car has not established the right of way entering the corner and hits the outside car and causes an incident that results in a yellow flag.
Chopping: The outside car does not give way to an inside car that has established the right of way as described in the previous paragraph, and causes an incident that results in a yellow flag.
Rough Driving: When a driver runs over or into another driver in front of them or beside them while exiting the corner or on the straightaway causing an incident that results in a yellow flag.
|May-31-2013||R9 MEMORANDUM RE: Tire Marking DQ at Langley Regional Race|
To: Region 9 Clubs
From: Region 9 BOD
RE: Tire Marking DQ at Langley Regional Race
As many members, specifically those that traveled to the region race in Langley the weekend of May 18th and 19th are aware there was a DQ in the Jr. Animal A main event for not being able to read the tire markings on the right side tires.
The tire had been flipped prior to the race and the markings rubbed off leaving the scale volunteers unable to read the markings to determine that they were the same tires run on that car in the heat race. The rules addressed for this are in our region format items 23 and 24.
Review of the situation was not taken lightly. The Region Director/Race Director reviewed the specific wording of the format, the rulebook, and discussed the issue with the club race director, club tech director, and several members holding tech positions with their respective clubs to get additional feedback on the rule.
Most people agreed that the intent of the rule is to ensure that the tires used are not new tires. However, the rule specifically states “…to ensure that the same tire is used on the same car if it makes it into the A Main feature.” Without the marking on the tire with the class raced there is no way to tell that it was the same tire/same car.
In our format it also states that the driver receives zero points for the event. This is in conflict with our region-scoring format that states that DQ at scales receives last place points for the race. Given the conflict of the two region documents, it was determined that the driver be given the best outcome of the two rules and the driver was awarded last place points for the Jr. Animal A main event.
The format specifically allows for remarking of the tire if the handler cho0ses to flip the tire and the Region Board of Directors encourages all handlers that are concerned that the marking may come off, to have their tires re-marked when they flip the tire or prior to their race to ensure the markings are legible.
Our volunteers that work at the scales do their best to check every tire after the races. It is reasonable to assume that some tires may be missed. This is not outside of the same reasoning that while all top four cars are impounded, not all motors are torn down after the races during tech. We again encourage the members to re-mark any flipped tires.
The region board of directors as a group has reviewed this incident and has unanimously agreed to uphold the DQ for the tire marking with the driver receiving last place points.
Region Director, Region 9
|Mar-18-2013||Little Wheels to run the Wild Animal Class (exhibition only)|
Little wheels has been given the ok to run the wild animal class . This will only be at little wheels as an ehibition only class(for now). The class structure will be
The animal restrictor plates will be available through our club tech person. He will take care of your orders.
Jason taylor will be your contact for this.
|Wednesday Jan 8th at the Puyallup Library North meeting Room 7:00- 9:00 PM|
|Frontier Park 21800 Meridian East Graham, WA 98338|
|Track fuel can be purchased from SHELL located at 19921 Meridian E Graham, WAā€ˇ 98338 (253) 847-2200 Please get your MIDGRADE gas there so you will breeze through tech.|