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    Exclamation Sandblast Rally full with 112 racers, here's what's next

    Here's the email I sent out to registered racers this morning, and it's here so any non-registered folks can know what's going on too.

    Good morning everyone,

    As of this morning, waitlisting has begun for cars, the first 45 slots are all paid up. (Motorcycles, it's not far off.) The entry list has been updated and all the unpaid entries have their race number replaced with W_ for now. All the currently waitlisted cars are unpaid, but when some pay, they will be listed in order like so: W1, W2, W3 and so on.

    http://nasarallysport.com/results/20...entry-list.htm

    I have been on a waiting list for a rally before, so I know what it's like and I'll address some of the concerns that I had. First, yes, order of getting on the waiting list is simply by when payment is received. Secondly, what about withdrawals? Typically, it's very natural to see ten percent of an entry field withdraw as we come closer to race date. After watching entry lists for ten years, that's what I would expect. Next, for anyone that is on a waiting list and there isn't room to race, the entire race fee (not the credit card fees, but the whole race fee) will be refunded.

    From a practical point of view, we often do have very late withdrawals, like 24 hours before the race, so it's likely that the first few entries on the wait list will be told 'plan on coming'. I'll be asking for status updates from all racers and relaying that back to everyone.

    In good news, this means that everyone at the event is paying the reserved or early entry fee. I think that's a great thing for rally, a low cost entry spread over a large field of racers.

    Also, we'll likely be closing entry entirely in a while so we can focus on getting all the memberships, licenses, forms, vehicles, and so on managed. With an entry field this large, we have a lot of work to do. So, I want to encourage ALL racers to log in today and start working on getting their race and service vehicles in, their VINs listed, their service crew added, emergency contact people listed, getting licenses and memberships paid for, and so on. All the smiley/frowny faces have been updated so you'll know what to work on.

    http://www.nasarallysport.com/main/database-log-in

    This weekend is going to be nearly 60 degrees in Cheraw! So let the thoughts of the warm South inspire you to get out into that cold garage and start wrenching on those cars and bikes!

    Anders

    Updates as available I'll put here. And please do start getting to work on all the licenses and so forth!
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    well you've gone and done it, you broke rally when we all thought it needed saving/fixing.

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    Anders- can you give me the short answer on why NASA doesn't allow 2 stoke bikes?
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    SAAB 96 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by NateEllis View Post
    Anders- can you give me the short answer on why NASA doesn't allow 2 stokes?
    press on,
    just a poor, dumb, Michigan(now Wisconsin) navie
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    What does it take to get an exemption from the novice competitor orientation? Sandblast will be my first NASA rallymoto event but I've had many years of racing motorcycles and by the time the event starts I will have completed 4 Rally America events (two as driver and two as co-driver so I understand all aspects of the rally controls and scheduling).

    The rally university mentions something about a form to fill out but doesn't have a link that I've found yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateEllis View Post
    Anders- can you give me the short answer on why NASA doesn't allow 2 stoke bikes?
    Yup.

    1) No street legal 2 strokes are being made.
    2) "But I can register a blah blah blah" Yeah, maybe so... but rangers hate hearing them in their forests so that's not a fight we're gonna fight and we don't want to be responsible for verifying some wacky semi-legal or maybe used to be legal bike is actually still legal.
    3) There's no shortage of affordable, fast, capable four stroke bikes.
    4) And if you already have a 2 stroke bike, there's LOTS of other places you can race it.

    There's your short answer. We'll cover this again in a year.

    Anders
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    Sand blast, first NRS event to have umbrella girls , and its the first NRS to need a waiting list.

    i believe we have found the solution on how to get a big competitor count.

    I'm quite sure that a quality event that runs on time, with good mileage for a low cost has nothing to do with its success...

    well done Anders!
    Welcome to Rally Addicts anonymous! Hi I'm Alex Rademacher, and i have a Rally problem..... 23 rallies and counting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
    SAAB 96 ?
    Ironically, that 2-stroke SAAB is legal.

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    Subscribe. Signed up for volunteer.

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