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Here is some info on the Halllet event. Cars/Drivers will be split into 4 groups based on car and driver abilities. For example if you have a race license and a race prepared car you will be in group 1. Each group will have 20 minute runs throughout the day. It is possible that you could get 3 or 4 20 minute sessions in a day.

UPDATE: Group 3 will have a pace car. This group is the stock cars. Speed will be limited to 60-70 MPH. Group 2 Modified cars is divided into A and B since it will be the largest group. No pace car or speed limit. Pass on the left only on straightaways.
Group 4 is for race prepared cars only. DON'T put yourself into this group unless you have race experience and a well prepared car.

Hallett participants need to think about installing a TOW HOOK so that if your car does have a problem it can be towed into the pits with out tearing up the body work.

It is YOUR responsibility to pick the group that fits your skill level and car ablility. I would assume that most if not all should be in group 3 or 2.

I talked with Scott Hoag and he said if you do run it would be a good idea to bring extra brake pads and if possible tires. If you run at speed the course will eat up both. It is NOT a race. It is run by gentlemen's rules. There will be certain places to pass. If a car comes up behind you it is up to you to signal them to pass. There will be NO speed traps or pace cars, you run as fast as you feel your car can safely run the course. I will post details of a racing school that MRT will be sponsoring on Wednesday and possibly Saturday. Scott said it would be a good idea to attend if you plan on running your car at Hallet.

Also the vintage and modern racing will be on Friday. So everyone should plan on heading over Friday morning. We will have a tent at Hallet for the attendees. If anyone is interested in getting garage space PM me. Members could share the space for changing tires etc.

Tech inspection includes: Battery Hold Down, Throttle Return Spring, Suspension Wear and Play, Brakes, Tires, Fluids, Radiator Catch Can, Seatbelts, Helmets, and NO LOOSE ARTICLES IN VEHICLE.

<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = O /><O:p>Just to let everyone know, I have been told by Scott and Mid America personnel that one day is plenty of road course for you and your car. After one day you will be tired both mentally and physically. For anyone that ran at the 40th this course is MUCH more demanding and harder on your vehicle. It has over 80 feet of elevation change. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!! :D
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Please post if you are considering running.
 

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I am interested. Are you Greg and you OK with posting this over on the Mach 1 Registry forums?

Thanks!
 

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No problem Tony. Scott is going to send me more details about the Driving School. Remember that if you are interested, register early. It's $135 on Thursday/Friday and $145 on Saturday.
 

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I've got the check on my desk for all three days but won't send it without some clarification. I've been trying to get a response from David (the contact guy for this) on the Mid-America event info site....2 emails and a phone call with no response. So thank you for the thread.

Their schedule only lists 3 groups and they are: Group I Race prepared cars; Group II Modified street cars; and Group III Mostly stock cars. I can't find anything mentioning experience related run groups. I also don't see any type of tech form that you can download for the event.

I don't hold an SCCA license but I have been signed off for NASA group 3 (HPDE) and want to make double dog sure that I'll run in a group based on experience NOT car type before I hand over the $415.

But if you and Scott say I have nothing to fear, I'll believe.
 

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Is it <B>MANDATORY</B> to have a race license in order to run in Group 4 (or Group 1....your update is somewhat confusing on the run groups). I'm assuming this group is the only one that will run without a speed limit, correct??

I did see the tech "information" on their site however there is normally a form that must be completed prior to the event and signed off by the driver and/or a certified mechanic. There's no way they are going to inspect every car with the detail needed and the form protects them from a liability stand point. I can't believe there isn't a form.
 

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Basically they are leaving it up to the owner to determine what group you are in. The only group that will have a pace car/speed limit is the stock group. All other groups speed will be determined by your car and the drivers ability.

I would not recommend anyone with a near stock Bullitt go into the race prepared group. The cars in this group are capable of speeds well over what our cars run as well as the drivers tend to be more competitive.

As it says on the site, no early tech inspections will be completed. All will be conducted at the track prior to getting on the course. Our cars are still new enough that the inspection should not take long. The main cars they are concerned about are the vintage cars.

I know that you will have to sign a form prior to driving on the track. The course is being run by the Hallett Course personnel not the Mid America Ford Meet.
 

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I heard back from Dave with Mid America and thought I'd post his reply:

"The groups are
GROUP I RACE PREPARED CARS - Passing on the straights GROUP II A&B MODIFIED STREET CARS - Passing on the straights GROUP III MOSTLY STOCK CARS - No Passing and Pace Car

We let the participant pick the group they run in. You can drop back a group if the pace is to fast. If you need to move up from Group II to Group I you will need to return to tech to have your designation changed."
 
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