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Portland ALMS – 29-Jul-05

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8:45 pm
June 28, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

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Hey there everyone-

I'm going to head down to the Portland ALMS at the end of July, and was wondering if anyone else was planning on it?

The 3 day event starts on the 29, but I was looking at heading down there on the 28th to beat the traffic. (I've heard from others that they got stuck in 6-8 hours of gridlock due to the traffic coming in for the race).

The hotel I want to stay in is the Days Inn North in Portland, and it is literally 400 yards from the track. Owain, Don, Ian and I stayed there last week when we went down for the PIR DE. It's pretty cheap, but it'll work.

I'd like to book my room by the end of the week (before they run out), and was wondering if there was even the remotest possibility that we might have enough people/rooms to get a group rate (9 or more rooms).

Anyone looking at going?

As it sits, the rooms (4 nights, going down early) run about US $250 and the 3-day ticket (for the grandstand) is US $85.

Anyone?

…jeff

11:39 pm
July 9, 2005


BobB

North Vancouver

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posts 602

Ian Ash, Rick Egdorf, Michael Kirk and myself are heading down Thursday at about 10AM but we are staying at the Heath Lodge (I think) in Vancouver WA. It is going to be a great weekend of racing and don't forget the ALMS race is being run late Saturday afternoon into the evening this year. Finally, world class sports car racing close to home.

Bob Benson

8:42 pm
July 11, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

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posts 1305

Well, I'm a happy camper! I just got my tickets in the mail from TicketMaster, and it turns out that I have assigned seating RIGHT in front of the Festival curves (turn 1) for all three days. I guess that's what the extra $10 gets you when you buy the tickets.

Seating chart is here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/se…..23039/1960

I'm in section C2-Section1, row 0, seat 4.

Can't wait!

…jeff

9:15 pm
July 11, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

Member

posts 1305

For those interested, the radio frequencies for some of the ALMS teams, as well as the IMSA Safety and Race Control teams can be found here:

http://www.racingfanatics.com/…..20Page.htm

…jeff

9:22 pm
July 11, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

Member

posts 1305

Quick question for those that have been there before…

What kind of stuff are you allowed to bring in with you? Will they let you bring in a back-pack with water and sandwiches in with you, or do they expect you to feed their on-site monopoly for that kind of stuff?

Obviously, no booze is allowed (the signs are plastered all over the entrances to the track).

Also, what kind of stuff are you bringing with you to the race?

I'm bringing the usual stuff… camera, binocs, suntan lotion, hat, as well as a radio scanner for in-car traffic…

Anyone know if they have on-site, localized radio telecast of the event? ANything else I'm missing that would help out?

…jeff

12:58 pm
July 27, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

Member

posts 1305

Tomorrow can't come soon enough!

Can't wait. :)

12:03 am
August 3, 2005


JeffG

Maple Ridge, BC

Member

posts 1305

Well, we're back…

Ian, Bob, Rick, Mike and I seemed to survive the trip, and it will definitely be an annual one from here on out.

You can see pics at http://porsche.jeffgrant.com/a…..index.html

…jeff

PS: I'm already planning a trip down to Laguna Seca in October for that ALMS race, if anyone is interested.


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