• - No Fly Zone - California private airstrip roll on race event March 2nd, 2013 presented by the GermanBoost.com German Performance Car Forum Network

      The GermanBoost Network is pleased to announce - No Fly Zone - a private airport roll on race event taking place on March 2nd, 2013 just outside of Bakersfield, California. This will take place on the Minter Airstrip located at 201 Aviation Street in Shafter, California. This event is limited to just 100 cars. GermanBoost.com is the official German automotive forum sponsor for the event and will be providing media coverage as well as photo/video editing and hosting services and support.


      - No Fly Zone - is an Omega Motorsport Event operated by Tony Lopez (e-mail thatoneguy3000@hotmail.com). All inquiries regarding participation are to be sent to his e-mail. GermanBoost of course will assist with any questions. Tony lives in Bakersfield, California and this is an event with many participants knowing one another and just a group of automotive enthusiasts. No pretentious nonsense, this is an event for car guys. Spectators are not allowed. Participants, sponsors, and pit crews only.

      Total run distance of the runway to be used for acceleration is 1/2 mile. Plenty of run off room for deceleration.

      Pictures of some of the hardware attending as well as the quality of the airstrip tarmac are below. You will be happy to know the quality of this tarmac is MUCH higher than that which was seen at a recent airstrip event in California which was in poor condition with an incredible amount of dust making for potentially dangerous conditions for high powered cars as seen here: http://www.germanboost.com/content.p...-on-the-runway

      As previously mentioned, the cost is $200 per vehicle and there are 100 spots. Spots are filling up fast and here is some of the hardware already registered to attend:






















      BimmerBoost.com will also be providing T-Shirts for the staff and shirts will be available to purchase for those in attendance. One of these two designs will be chosen:








      Here are the further details on the event. Do not hesitate to post, e-mail, or PM with any questions:

      Saturday March 2nd 2013
      Minter Field
      201 Aviation Street Shafter, California
      $200 per vehicle

      Thank you for considering joining us for NO FLY ZONE, our very first airport roll race event!

      - Sign ups will handled exclusively through this email address. Payment will be handled either in person via cash, check or money order, or, as in most instances, via PayPal.

      PayPal payments will submitted to this same email address. Please be aware that there are TWO (2) different ways that PayPal lets you submit a payment. Either a PURCHASE, or as a GIFT. If submitting payment as a PURCHASE, please include $10 to cover the PayPal fees. A GIFT submission does not require any fees.

      - When submitting payment, please list YEAR, MAKE, MODEL and estimated CRANK HORSEPOWER, and a 3-digit CAR I.D number in the free text box of the PayPal submission.


      -The CAR I.D. number will be used as the identifying tag for your vehicle during registration and the event. .

      - A spot is not reserved or issued until payment is submitted. Once payment is submitted and cleared, the event forms will be emailed to you. Please print and fill these forms out and bring them with you to the event. Included are a Self-Tech form, and a participant Waiver of Liability form.

      - Each registered participant is allowed THREE (3) "pit crew members" to accompany them. The fee for these "pit crew members" will be $10 each. Each one will also have to print and fill out these forms, and bring them with them. Crew is asked to arrive along with the registered participant, even if in a seperate car or tow vehicle. This will help expedite the check in process, and ensure that only those that are expected to attend are there. This event is not open to the public, and we can not accommodate everyone that will want to come to watch. These not directly involved or accounted for in the above mentioned criteria, will NOT be allowed access to the event.

      - A couple days before the event, a final reminder email will be sent out that will include final instructions, general rules and a running count of the cars attending.

      As always, feel free to ask any and all questions you may have.

      Tony Lopez
      Omega Motorsport Events
      thatoneguy3000@hotmail.com
      This article was originally published in forum thread: - No Fly Zone - California private airstrip roll on race event March 2nd, 2013 presented by the GermanBoost.com Network started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 1048 Comments
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        How does this type of run prove anything? No way to determine if someone left early, no way to determine trap speed thus no way to call out a clear victor. Not going to risk popping a motor or getting taken out on what is essentially a glorified Mexico run that I could do down any expressway with a speedometer app or a v box.
        i guess you never just wanted to compare what you have to others..? er, cars i mean... because the stronger car will pull, it takes traction out of it, for the most part. a cheater is a cheater either way, but again, the hp wins so either your going to lose, or your going to win regardless of the start, and if you beat the cheater, its just that much more fun anyway.

        for instance, you can watch this whole thing, or skip to 3:45 for cheaters
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        i guess you never just wanted to compare what you have to others..? er, cars i mean... because the stronger car will pull, it takes traction out of it, for the most part. a cheater is a cheater either way, but again, the hp wins so either your going to lose, or your going to win regardless of the start, and if you beat the cheater, its just that much more fun anyway.

        for instance, you can watch this whole thing, or skip to 3:45 for cheaters
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0Du...H5vfcw&index=6
        Cool vid.....cheaters suck! Pretty sweet that that event was at a drag strip, probably hooked much better than this airstrip is going to hook up.

        I just assumed this was going to be structured more like the Texas Mile or the Wanna Go Fast 1/2 mile event I registered for in Chicago where MPH is king and the only thing that matters.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Cool vid.....cheaters suck! Pretty sweet that that event was at a drag strip, probably hooked much better than this airstrip is going to hook up.

        I just assumed this was going to be structured more like the Texas Mile or the Wanna Go Fast 1/2 mile event I registered for in Chicago where MPH is king and the only thing that matters.
        actually not, if you were to watch the whole video, im sliding everywhere and every car there had issues, it was a 30* day. great air, horrible traction. i dont think they even prepped the track at all.

        an airfiled will be 10x better than this. this was in fact a bad day. no track prep, very very short roll distance, no burnouts allowed, and the run was only a 1320, o the same 1/4 mile, but from about 40mph start. Thats not a real roll on from previous experience, your gonna want 1500-2k feet. a start at 40-50 and 1500ft is about the shortest i would go, conversely, longer than 2k feet and your $#@!in flyin and better have at least 2x runoff distance

        I think your gonna have more fun than you think if you have a competitive nature.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        I think your gonna have more fun than you think if you have a competitive nature.
        i am very competetive, that's why I do not like this format. Like I said earlier I like black and white, I want a way to be able to measure a clear and decisive victory/loss. Just watching your vid proves my point.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        i am very competetive, that's why I do not like this format. Like I said earlier I like black and white, I want a way to be able to measure a clear and decisive victory/loss. Just watching your vid proves my point.
        I really don't think it's going to be too hard to figure out who is faster in a half mile.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        I would say there is always a clear winner, and any disputes can be run -back if its really that close. does this offer a better view of how it goes down?
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        i am very competetive, that's why I do not like this format. Like I said earlier I like black and white, I want a way to be able to measure a clear and decisive victory/loss. Just watching your vid proves my point.
        I agree, it's not an exact science. If you want real numbers go to a 1/4 mile track. But I've been to a couple of these now and it's a lot of fun despite all the bull$#@! about who started first and who was pulling on who and by how much.
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        i am very competetive, that's why I do not like this format. Like I said earlier I like black and white, I want a way to be able to measure a clear and decisive victory/loss. Just watching your vid proves my point.
        Setting up a high HP RWD car for a roll-on event takes some thought. It doesn't require DRs/slicks but some people use them. Some people like to run their car full weight with street tires and I can tell you those people have to work hard to lay down traction effectively on the initial hit. It takes a burnout, easing in to the throttle and perhaps may require some integration of electronic nannies to prevent what otherwise could be massive initial wheelspin (and an aborted run).

        There's very visible cones for the initial hit and everyone (usually) coordinates an approx roll-on speed prior to the run so the start isn't as problematic as the lack of traction usually is. Yet, sometimes people who are new to this go early (or late) but everyone has cameras and people know what happened.

        In the end it's as competative as you make it. Yes everyone wants to win but a lot of people just do it for fun and are car enthusiast and like these events. Case in point, I'll run you in my full weight daily driver M3 (which is also down ~ 200hp from you) and I'll even take your 5:1 bet on $100 to show you that (insofar as you are running full weight and street tires like me) it will be closer than you think. Do I think I will win? Highly likely that I will not but it will be worth losing $100 if I can at least keep it close to Stage 3 Weistec C. To me, that would be fun.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        I agree, it's not an exact science. If you want real numbers go to a 1/4 mile track. But I've been to a couple of these now and it's a lot of fun despite all the bull$#@! about who started first and who was pulling on who and by how much.
        I am sure it will be fun, I am still planning on attending, just not sure I will be running the big motor car. My goal with the big motor car is mid 9 second passes, I would hate to break something or wreck it in an event that is nothing more than glorified Mexico runs.
      1. Z06_TRBL's Avatar
        Z06_TRBL -
        No excuses! Flag the half mile from a dig! Lol...

        I understand jrcarts thought process on this subject, it's not like he's not coming.
        just alot of prep for something, then have to turn around and do it all over again.. When it's not the actual way you had planned on showcasing your car. I guess his measley 800hp C63 BS will just have to make do!

        On the flip side you have me with a commercial drivers license with a hazmat endorsement, who the local PD would literally stone to death in view of the public for an exhibition of speed! So when things like this come around I'm fully prepared to hitchhike my way down there and rent an aveo to participate.
      1. Amerkin's Avatar
        Amerkin -
        ee
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Actually more of a road race guy to be honest. I love to race, I race anything and everything, I will race $#@!ing scooters and crash one trying to win, just not sure how this can be called a race....are we gonna leave on the third honk of the horn??? lol
        ....how this can be called a race?? Have you ever street raced from a dig? For someone who loves to race and claims he'll race anything, you remind me more of the people who would show up to race with their trailered car that seemed to be welded to the trailer, giving every excuse not to. With all due respect to you and your car's big HP (and unfortunately I don't have the vehicle to adequately challenge it), your description of what would definitively define a winner is not a race, but more akin to qualifying for a race. A race is simply competition against another person, not a clock or verified speed. If you don't like how the start went down, don't go, abort the run. And cheaters? The one and only rule of street racing is "Chase is a race". As was said, there will be cameras and the bs will get settled. I totally understand your reluctance to prep your higher HP car for this event. But I'll be honest with you, if I had the vehicle to compete with yours, from what I've read, I don't think I'd want the drama. But hey, I'm usually open to race anyone with mediation. :-)
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Amerkin Click here to enlarge
        ee

        ....how this can be called a race?? Have you ever street raced from a dig? For someone who loves to race and claims he'll race anything, you remind me more of the people who would show up to race with their trailered car that seemed to be welded to the trailer, giving every excuse not to. With all due respect to you and your car's big HP (and unfortunately I don't have the vehicle to adequately challenge it), your description of what would definitively define a winner is not a race, but more akin to qualifying for a race. A race is simply competition against another person, not a clock or verified speed. If you don't like how the start went down, don't go, abort the run. And cheaters? The one and only rule of street racing is "Chase is a race". As was said, there will be cameras and the bs will get settled. I totally understand your reluctance to prep your higher HP car for this event. But I'll be honest with you, if I had the vehicle to compete with yours, from what I've read, I don't think I'd want the drama. But hey, I'm usually open to race anyone with mediation. :-)
        ....Ok, I will bite, you want to talk street races do you? There is a prize when I street race. So are you hinting at a money race? If not then STFU, you have been on this board for a damn week, anyone on this site or any other MB/AMG forum can tell you my cars are not $#@!ing trailer queens. I have put in more miles on race tracks in my life than you could ever dream of. Name your wager, I am all ears at this point.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
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      1. Linracing's Avatar
        Linracing -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        ....Ok, I will bite, you want to talk street races do you? There is a prize when I street race. So are you hinting at a money race? If not then STFU, you have been on this board for a damn week, anyone on this site or any other MB/AMG forum can tell you my cars are not $#@!ing trailer queens. I have put in more miles on race tracks in my life than you could ever dream of. Name your wager, I am all ears at this point.
        I'll challenge you to a foot race! lol
      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
        Some news for the day. It's unfortunate, but not world ending. We had originally planned to have and provide an open grill meal for everyone. Burgers, dogs etc... we ran into some issues, one of which includes liability with the insurance etc. So I apologize for that.

        We have already sourced a lunch truck vendor. Not the route i wanted to go, but it will also broaden the menu available for everyone. He will be on site from about 9am until about 4pm, and the menu will include most basics; hotdogs, burgers, tacos, tamales, sno-cones, churros. He is a local guy and they make all food fresh the day of. At this time, he is a cash only vendor so bring a few bucks.

        We were always going to make sure there was food options there, just bummed we couldn't do our big grill idea.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        Some news for the day. It's unfortunate, but not world ending. We had originally planned to have and provide an open grill meal for everyone. Burgers, dogs etc... we ran into some issues, one of which includes liability with the insurance etc. So I apologize for that.

        We have already sourced a lunch truck vendor. Not the route i wanted to go, but it will also broaden the menu available for everyone. He will be on site from about 9am until about 4pm, and the menu will include most basics; hotdogs, burgers, tacos, tamales, sno-cones, churros. He is a local guy and they make all food fresh the day of. At this time, he is a cash only vendor so bring a few bucks.

        We were always going to make sure there was food options there, just bummed we couldn't do our big grill idea.
        I feel your pain, insurance and adding another vendor is some BS..
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by keikdasneak Click here to enlarge
        I'll challenge you to a foot race! lol
        50 yard dash? How much?
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        50 yard dash? How much?
        Are you giving 5 to 1 odds on this, as well?

        I want to see some GoPro foot race footage. $50 races! Go!
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Amerkin Click here to enlarge
        ee

        ....how this can be called a race?? Have you ever street raced from a dig? For someone who loves to race and claims he'll race anything, you remind me more of the people who would show up to race with their trailered car that seemed to be welded to the trailer, giving every excuse not to. With all due respect to you and your car's big HP (and unfortunately I don't have the vehicle to adequately challenge it), your description of what would definitively define a winner is not a race, but more akin to qualifying for a race. A race is simply competition against another person, not a clock or verified speed. If you don't like how the start went down, don't go, abort the run. And cheaters? The one and only rule of street racing is "Chase is a race". As was said, there will be cameras and the bs will get settled. I totally understand your reluctance to prep your higher HP car for this event. But I'll be honest with you, if I had the vehicle to compete with yours, from what I've read, I don't think I'd want the drama. But hey, I'm usually open to race anyone with mediation. :-)
        You obviously haven't done your research cause of anyone I know, Jim runs his cars....alot and they are far from being welded to the trailer. He was even nice enough to let me drive his CLK BS when he trailered it from Chicago to Willow Springs. He literally tossed me the keys and said "have fun" knowing that I know my way around Willow pretty well. So, you are way off base with the above comments.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        You obviously haven't done your research cause of anyone I know, Jim runs his cars....alot and they are far from being welded to the trailer. He was even nice enough to let me drive his CLK BS when he trailered it from Chicago to Willow Springs. He literally tossed me the keys and said "have fun" knowing that I know my way around Willow pretty well. So, you are way off base with the above comments.
        Pretty sure he was just trying to troll :p