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Old 10-05-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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Organizing a Local Race on a Public Road...

This maybe off the wall, but I have this fantasy about having a local race on a backroad through our wine country area... Has anyone ever started something like this?
I was thinking it could be sponsered by some of the wineries along the 12 mile route. Maybe raise money for a local charity with the entry fees.
I am sure there is a lot of footwork involved:
-Permission by County Government
-Insurance
-Road closure
-Police/EMS standby
-Support staff
-Timing stations
-Public viewing areas
-Consessions
Anyway, it maybe just a dream, but this road would be really suited for a race. Different classes but all street legal and not have to worry about the Police :)
Has anyone done this
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Might be some ideas bandied about here...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822255
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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I think the last one was Pebble Beach in the 50's before Laguna Seca was built. There was a sportscar race at the Stockton waterfront about 1958 too. There are the urban races we see from the open wheeler and sports car folks. A few years ago they built a track in the old Redskins Stadium and hosted one race. It was a massive failure and everybody lost their shirts.

Sounds like a fun thing, but I doubt many drivers want to go racing on country roads with trees and such whizzing by...


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This maybe off the wall, but I have this fantasy about having a local race on a backroad through our wine country area... Has anyone ever started something like this?
I was thinking it could be sponsered by some of the wineries along the 12 mile route. Maybe raise money for a local charity with the entry fees.
I am sure there is a lot of footwork involved:
-Permission by County Government
-Insurance
-Road closure
-Police/EMS standby
-Support staff
-Timing stations
-Public viewing areas
-Consessions
Anyway, it maybe just a dream, but this road would be really suited for a race. Different classes but all street legal and not have to worry about the Police :)
Has anyone done this
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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You could talk to Anders.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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Here is a link to some chatter about a one-way uphill race that was held for a few years in the 2000's on Old Hwy 40 from Truckee up to Donner Summit. It was a very cool event.

http://www.labusas.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1759
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