Catalina GP Expanded for 2012!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by eatpasta, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. MotoMike

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  2. Strong Bad

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    That's just fucking stupid and it pisses me off. No one can even talk about it?? WTF??? And the correct time and place to discuss the race is when?? I think people are pissed off because Vinnie screwed up and Catalina wants to do it without him.
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  3. JeffS77

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    district37 forums are not very friendly for non ama/district events....or at least it seems to me...but after all it is their site :D
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  4. eatpasta

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  5. torags

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    Perhaps contacting the Catalina fire Dept may be informative.

    They were the org that carried the ball to the goal or the Catalina newspaper

    The politics were tough to overcome, there was a lot of resistance
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  6. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    How did Vinnie screw up? I had heard some bits about a lawsuit, but I honestly don't know any details. I thought everyone was happy and the Island made a ton of dough?
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  7. torags

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    The Island environmentalists were not happy the event occurred
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  8. Strong Bad

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    Friends living on the island commented last night how dead the island was last weekend.

    Island environazis not happy, but the City of Avalon was really happy and the race is on City land.

    Tons of local politics going on. The City of Avalon seems to think that they need to put the race on, not an outside promoter.

    Heard that $50,000.00 will be paid out in the Pro race to try to get more of them to come over.
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  9. eatpasta

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    you cant keep everyone happy.... but C'mon! this is once a year. its not like this is going to be a monthly thing over there. Its not like there are building a Santa Cruz style boardwalk with a Ferris wheel on the waterfront....

    its cant be much worse than the beer swilling weekend yacht clubbers dumping Diesel fumes all through downtown.
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  10. Strong Bad

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    There is more to it. D-37 has limited itself to 6 Grand Prix per year aka: "The Big Six Series". The Big Six operates as as a unique group within D-37 org. Last year the Catalina GP was a special exception and was a non-point paying D-37 GP.

    Anyone want to point out Vinnie's link to the Big Six?? With Vinnie involved last year it was ok to discuss, with Vinnie out, it goes the way of USDR, Adalanto GP and the Race Around the Lake GP.
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  11. MotoMike

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    Yet there is a thread on Johnny Campbells race on D37 and thats all groovy. And the Big 6 is now 8 races strong. So Cal was voted in with their Anza race.
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  12. Strong Bad

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    I stand corrected on the big 6 now being the big 8. Still wondering about the Vinnie connection..........
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  13. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    New news? I found some dates that said Dec 6-9???

    catalinagp.com
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  14. eatpasta

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    I havent heard anything. It seems they are keeping it pretty much on the down-low at least for now.

    There is actually a thread on the D37 website that is locked and asks people not to gossip about it.
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  15. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    That ... doesn't make any sense. I got some BOGO free tickets for the catalina flyer that expire on the 9th. I have six total and I won't likely use more than 2. I can't be sure yet, but as we get closer to the mysterious race I'll post again, but for now, just FYI.
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  16. MotoMike

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    I heard a rumor that there was a pending lawsuit. I suspect that, even though the entire race was on Avalon City property, the Catalina Conservancy had or is still having a fit over the whole deal.

    It was a rumor and the rest is my opinion only.
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  17. Baja Dad

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    The Race Will Happen!
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    I sure hope it does! It was such a thrill to race over there and it seemed that everyone we came into contact with had a blast.

    I wouldn't be surprised if there were lawsuits - all you need is one guy with an agenda to file. Im just keeping my fingers crossed for dec and starting to practice on MX tracks....

    :freaky
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  19. beechum1

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    I know a guy that will settle the lawsuit for a case of beer.
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  20. Strong Bad

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    Just put my deposit down for the same house we rented for the last race. The rental company is giving a 10% discount if you tell them you are racing! Rumor is that this year they would like to have a practice day Thursday and NOVICE class races on Friday.
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