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    • - 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. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Trust me, I have similar traction issues on unprepped pavement, I can smoke my tires(DR's) from 50-120mph on the expressway, these passes are going to take some finnesse if I want to lay down a good time.
        The airstrip will be much worse than Chicago's unprepped pavement. This is Bakersfield. Land of dust and wind. High HP/TQ cars that aren't AWD are going to have serious issues hooking up at all...even with DR's. At the last roll-on event just down the road from Bakersfield in Coalinga, the higher HP RWD cars with turbos were tuning them down by hundreds of HP and getting faster times. Coalinga was swept before the event but it didn't matter.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by longboarder Click here to enlarge
        The airstrip will be much worse than Chicago's unprepped pavement. This is Bakersfield. Land of dust and wind. High HP/TQ cars that aren't AWD are going to have serious issues hooking up at all...even with DR's. At the last roll-on event just down the road from Bakersfield in Coalinga, the higher HP RWD cars with turbos were tuning them down by hundreds of HP and getting faster times. Coalinga was swept before the event but it didn't matter.
        Airstrip tarmac quality looks pretty good to me and Famoso always offers better traction than Sacramento.

        Just because Coalinga was junk doesn't meant this one is.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Coalinga wasn't bad at all. It was actually a sick set up. I mean it was my first airstrip.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Coalinga wasn't bad at all. It was actually a sick set up. I mean it was my first airstrip.
        An airstrip rental will be cool no matter what but that tarmac was junk and covered in dust. Practically ever person was complaining about traction.

        This should be much better.
      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
        Not sure how much difference it may make, but just a heads up. Not only will the runway be swept by the facility sweeper, but we have a company interested in sponsoring their services for the event. They have a fleet of vacuum sweeper trucks. Hopefully it works out and they can be there with us.
      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
        we will make sure to ask the facility to sweep as good as they did when Top Gear (US) rented the airfield!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        we will make sure to ask the facility to sweep as good as they did when Top Gear (US) rented the airfield!
        That's what I'm talking about!
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        we will make sure to ask the facility to sweep as good as they did when Top Gear (US) rented the airfield!
        Sounds like it's going to be a great event. But if it's windy at all it won't matter how much sweeping is done and dust and sand will end up on the track making it tough to put down big power.
      1. longboarder's Avatar
        longboarder -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        An airstrip rental will be cool no matter what but that tarmac was junk and covered in dust. Practically ever person was complaining about traction.

        This should be much better.
        I hope you are right. The Coalinga taramac was swept Friday and the vids from pre-runs on Friday showed very little dust "trail" compared to the vids on Sat and Sun. The wind blew the sand back on the track. The wind was the enemy.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        The wind will always be an enemy during these kind of events
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Hopefully it is not a windy day...
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        So many debbie downers, enjoy the event or take your complaining to a different airstrip event
      1. pattrick02's Avatar
        pattrick02 -
        Why is everything awesome in California?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by pattrick02 Click here to enlarge
        Why is everything awesome in California?
        Weather, money, location.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Weather, sluts, blow.
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      1. FlyingGuy's Avatar
        FlyingGuy -
        I appreciate all the constructive criticism. It helps keep expectations within reason.

        also, thought I'd mention... a company has offered to provide light towers for the event and line them up all the way down the runway. No night time running guaranteed as of now, but it's in the works.Click here to enlarge
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FlyingGuy Click here to enlarge
        I appreciate all the constructive criticism. It helps keep expectations within reason.

        also, thought I'd mention... a company has offered to provide light towers for the event and line them up all the way down the runway. No night time running guaranteed as of now, but it's in the works.Click here to enlarge
        bad ass
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        In what? In a 600whp S4, you're kidding right? If that's the car you are talking about you're nuts but I would be happy to oblige. Maybe you should start with a 650whp C63 BS. We can do it whenever the salt is off the road and the pavement is a little warmer. You live in/near Chicago?

        Detroit. Ill come down... I come to chicago every other weekend in the summer. Just because my username is 600whp doesnt mean $#@!.... Car is on its third rendition.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        Detroit. Ill come down... I come to chicago every other weekend in the summer. Just because my username is 600whp doesnt mean $#@!.... Car is on its third rendition.

        Attachment 24488
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        Detroit. Ill come down... I come to chicago every other weekend in the summer. Just because my username is 600whp doesnt mean $#@!.... Car is on its third rendition.
        Nice, let me know when you're going to be down with the car. I'm always down for a race.