I've spoken with 4 drivers/teams that I've previously codriven for about entering STPR. The consensus was either to wait for MaineForest or run CherokeeTraikls and Canadian events instead. Each cited pretty much a dislike for the STPR organization. I myself won't pay another STPR entry after they screwed me a couple years ago. Two of those teams also had the same problem I had.
I noticed that Thumper is no longer on the list. Also, it hasn't been updated in about a week. I expect more Irish guys from Yonkers to show up on the entry list too (as long as they've been using Miracle-Gro on the Evo tree after Cherokee).
Peter is entered at RockyMtn Rally in Calgary the week before. Maybe he has 2 cars now or is having his car towed back instead of depending on the train.
Last year Zimmer entered both but delays on the train made him miss STPR. Needless to say, STPR/FLR kept the entry fee.
'98 = 80
'99 = 80
'00 = 80
'01 = 90
'02 = 86
'03 = 64
now = 46 and 11 of them are ?
another point on hotels...
officials, workers and spectators need a place to stay as do plain old tourists so hotels aren't a good way to tell entry level.
Interesting. The first year they put me on the "list", my name was mysteriously absent when I checked on it the following year. So I resubmitted it. Perhaps this "list" is a figment of someone's imagination and I need to carry more cash in my pocket.
I stayed there last year in someone elses rooms. Every other year I've been in Mansfield or Ansonia or some other spot since about '94.
The person stayed with me last year in my room. I always make reservations before I leave on Sunday for the following year. He asked to be on the list at that time and recieved a room. I have been staying there since '96 and hope to keep staying there or the Lodge for the future even with the new Management/Ownership.
The NWR ClubRally events Dryad Quest and Shitepoke (both C3) are the same weekend as STPR and less than $500 for both. Of course, you have to balance that against the damage that you will do to your car that you probably won't do at STPR
I'll be at Dryad/Shitepoke, but I don't enter a car.
Someday I would like to see more of STPR than the welcome reception, though.
Running ESRC events and Maine so STPR has to wait for this year; too close to CT for us to be sure we are prepped. Love the event, like and respect the organization and folks, but if the late entry is over $1k, that's getting a bit ridiculous. Well, they won't have to worry about overusing the roads and having long stage operating times!