Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

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Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby rkaiser » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:52 pm

Looking for event officials for this event (note: Saturday event). I am available for either SS or backup SS.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby mdlfCRXs » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:03 pm

Can I share SS duties with you Russ? I need some practice at SS before the long cold racing-less winter sets in.

I also suggest we promote this event as a meet-and-greet with the state autocross champions. It could be a big draw.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby Mel Kuipers » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:16 am

Russ...I will be there...assign me as needed...will not likely come up the night before tho, so setup the night before is not in my cards...
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby wiseriver » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:49 am

mdlfCRXs wrote:Can I share SS duties with you Russ? I need some practice at SS before the long cold racing-less winter sets in.



Oh come on James.... there is lots of racing still to be had in the next several months. Lets go out to ORP, Spokane County Raceway, or Pacific Raceways this fall. I'm game. My son is moving out to Seattle in a month or so, he might even allow a couple of borders for a few days.


Russ, I'm planning on going to Helena also .... so use me as needed.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby mdlfCRXs » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Thanks Ron:
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby s2kautoxr » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:15 pm

I will be there Russ and can help with anything you need. As of right now, I only know timing. I am willing to learn anything else.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby s2kautoxr » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:18 pm

mdlfCRXs wrote:I also suggest we promote this event as a meet-and-greet with the state autocross champions. It could be a big draw.


Looking to attract some groupies James? Haha

It could attract some new participants/drivers.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby wiseriver » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:18 pm

mdlfCRXs wrote:I also suggest we promote this event as a meet-and-greet with the state autocross champions. It could be a big draw.


I've already taken this one step forward James..... an "invitation" has been posted on a couple of other Montana SCCA forums :wink:
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby rkaiser » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:53 pm

Not used to so many volunteers! Who wants to be EC? james, you okay with SS and Ron be Back-up?
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby wiseriver » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:39 am

Russ... backup SS is fine with me.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby rkaiser » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:09 pm

Mel, you okay with EC?
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby Mel Kuipers » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:32 pm

ok with EC...it should be a lot easier with all the vol help...are we cleared to use the Missoula trailer and equiptment?
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby mdlfCRXs » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:45 am

Dave, are you setting the course? Are plans to set up early Saturday or Friday night? I can be there early Saturday if plans are to set up then. I will have my truck to move the trailer if it is saturday morning.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby DaveMk1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:56 am

mdlfCRXs wrote:Dave, are you setting the course? Are plans to set up early Saturday or Friday night? I can be there early Saturday if plans are to set up then. I will have my truck to move the trailer if it is saturday morning.


I don't know to be honest - it gets light so late now and it takes a few hours to set the cones so it might be best to set them the night before. That said someone with a truck will need to be there to move the trailer full of cones over.

What do you think?

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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby rkaiser » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:56 pm

I hope to make it up early enough friday night to help out - no tow hook on the Cossie though
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby mdlfCRXs » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:02 pm

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mdlfCRXs wrote:Dave, are you setting the course? Are plans to set up early Saturday or Friday night? I can be there early Saturday if plans are to set up then. I will have my truck to move the trailer if it is saturday morning.


I don't know to be honest - it gets light so late now and it takes a few hours to set the cones so it might be best to set them the night before. That said someone with a truck will need to be there to move the trailer full of cones over.

What do you think?

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I can't make it Friday night, I am working out of town that day. Maybe someone else with a truck can make it up Friday night.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby DaveMk1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:30 pm

mdlfCRXs wrote:
DaveMk1 wrote:
mdlfCRXs wrote:Dave, are you setting the course? Are plans to set up early Saturday or Friday night? I can be there early Saturday if plans are to set up then. I will have my truck to move the trailer if it is saturday morning.


I don't know to be honest - it gets light so late now and it takes a few hours to set the cones so it might be best to set them the night before. That said someone with a truck will need to be there to move the trailer full of cones over.

What do you think?

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I can't make it Friday night, I am working out of town that day. Maybe someone else with a truck can make it up Friday night.


Maybe Mel will be there Friday afternoon with his truck..........Mel?

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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby Mel Kuipers » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:54 pm

I have an afternoon commitment, but will try move it...otherwise I was not planning on coming up friday nite as it gets dark so early I would not get there until it was dark...next monday I plan to swing by the van to get the equiptment we need...I should probably take some cones---any idea how many?...if I do come up on friday afternoon, I will trailer the car so will have the truck to pull the trailer
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby DaveMk1 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:03 pm

Mel Kuipers wrote:I have an afternoon commitment, but will try move it...otherwise I was not planning on coming up friday nite as it gets dark so early I would not get there until it was dark...next monday I plan to swing by the van to get the equiptment we need...I should probably take some cones---any idea how many?...if I do come up on friday afternoon, I will trailer the car so will have the truck to pull the trailer


Cool - we'll need to know for sure at some point if you and your truck will be there friday or not and if not be sure we can move the trailer by other means.

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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby Mel Kuipers » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:47 am

just looked at the extended forcast---20% chance of snow next sat...we will have to watch weather for the last event
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby DaveMk1 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:39 am

Mel Kuipers wrote:just looked at the extended forcast---20% chance of snow next sat...we will have to watch weather for the last event


Weather dot com shows it being 63° with 20% chance of wet stuff.............. A lot can change in the next 9 days but the current forecast puts us far above the 50/50 rule.

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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby WD40 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:46 am

DaveMk1 wrote:and if not be sure we can move the trailer by other means.
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I can bring my truck down to move the trailer (need to know ball size :shock: ) Friday afternoon/evening if need be.
Which means...I can help with set up as well.

Dang that "S" word in the forecast. :(
Will have to keep an eye on that.
We're still water skiing for crying out loud!

And regarding:
DaveMk1 wrote:* Mel - as soon as you find out how much pad space we have to use in Helena in two weeks please let me know and I'll get busy and drawing.
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You/we might want to let people know, especially those coming from far away;
Is the current plan to use all, some, or none of the road course?
I realize things can change quickly, but I've had a few people ask me that very question and I don't have any answer to give em.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby Mel Kuipers » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:01 am

Doug...thanks for the trailer shuttle---2" ball on the trailer...that saves me from moving things to make it friday...I will go back to my first plan of showing up sat am at 7:30...since I have not heard anything, will take 30 cones from here up, along with the other debris we will need from the van
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby WD40 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:59 am

Mel Kuipers wrote:2" ball on the trailer

Hey, that's just what I got. :wink:
I'll make it a point to reserve some time on Friday then.
Just let me know when to be there.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby kjohnson » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:03 am

Mel Kuipers wrote:will take 30 cones from here up, along with the other debris we will need from the van

There should be plenty of cones in the trailer, we just donated a bunch. Unless Dave has some crazy course design I wouldn't think you'll need them. I think if you grab a couple of the older brooms from the van we can leave them up there too. The less stuff to pack around the better.
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby Mel Kuipers » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:20 am

good idea Kent on the brooms--will do...will also get loaner helmets, safety boxes, gen and gas, and whatever else jumps out at my attention...oh, and timing wires and gear....Alex, you have the computer and event box right?...please bring them with you in your Red Car...this weekend, I will start another post with assignments as per the volunteers in this thread...I will list them in another post for quicker access than this two page thread...after the event I will take the remote display home and build a sturdy transport box for it---the OE cardboard box is well past done...fall/winter project
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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby Alex » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:35 pm

Mel Kuipers wrote:good idea Kent on the brooms--will do...will also get loaner helmets, safety boxes, gen and gas, and whatever else jumps out at my attention...oh, and timing wires and gear....Alex, you have the computer and event box right?...please bring them with you in your Red Car...this weekend, I will start another post with assignments as per the volunteers in this thread...I will list them in another post for quicker access than this two page thread...after the event I will take the remote display home and build a sturdy transport box for it---the OE cardboard box is well past done...fall/winter project


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Re: Oct 6th - Helena Event Officials needed

Postby rkaiser » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:06 am

I have received the insurance certificate so I'll do my duty and bring that up :)
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