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Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...

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Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 11:07AM
Press release for the event now up and public. Thanks to Anders and a host of others for helping me get this far with it. Hopefully it will be a success and I will do everything I can to make it a fun and interesting event.

Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Official Announcement...



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 11:42AM
since I'm a computer dino, why wouldn't you paste the info HERE?



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 11:52AM
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since I'm a computer dino, why wouldn't you paste the info HERE?

Done, see below.

Eastern Pennsylvania Stages 2012 Announces Initial Event


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Windham, NH (February 18, 2012)

Today, NISMO Stuff Racing LLC formally announced the introduction of a new event for the 2012 NASA Rally Sport season. Eastern Pennsylvania Stages (EPAS) will be held at a location long-familiar to stage rally fans in that it will mark the return of rally cars to the Rausch Creek Offroad Park. Earlier this century a number of top flight teams utilized this location for testing alongside a number of RallySprint and rallycross events featuring familiar names such as Dimiters, Hall, Kearney, Lawless, O'Brien and Przybysz amongst others, regularly drawing over twenty competitors. Saturday November 10th will be the day to witness a rebirth of grassroots rally action in Eastern Pennsylvania.

While the event will still be held at the familiar Rausch Creek Offroad Park, the competitive stages will be entirely new, featuring roads that have never seen rally cars in the past. The land upon which prior rally testing and events took place on is no longer part of the facility's available acreage. The new acreage already has numerous roads cut across it and has hosted a number of motorsports events including Ultra4 racing and Wide Open Baja car excursions. Park owners Bruce Shallis and Lynn Ehrenfeld have been instrumental in bringing the opportunity for rally racing back to Rausch Creek and are working diligently with NISMO Stuff Racing LLC to lay out the best possible course amongst the near limitless possibilities offered by both the terrain and the road surfacing equipment available. Their new ownership of the facility is making great events possible.

The mid-fall, Saturday scheduling of the event is intended to make it available to as many grassroots participants as possible, keeping the date as far away from other traditionally East Coast oriented events as possible while also accommodating local hunting seasons and winter weather conditions. The early November date, high in the hills of eastern Pennsylvania should make for some brisk conditions--ripe for a warm campfire with competitors when the day is done!

With local hotels and eating establishments only a ten minute drive or less away and primitive camping available on-site, budgets of all sizes can be accommodated. A large gravel parking lot is also present at the site--directly across the street from where the race will occur--making service, storage and scrutineering and contingency a breeze for all involved.

For this season, EPAS will now be the seventh and final stop of the NASA Rally Sport season. The November 10th date will come after the conclusion of the Atlantic Rally Cup series which occurs on October 27th at the Rallye Charlevoix.

As befitting a season ending event, NISMO Stuff Racing LLC has something special in store for this weekend. "I've always taken an interest in a number of differing motorsports and have always favored drivers that excel at a number of disciplines," said NISMO Stuff Racing's Dan Spalinger "I hope to bring a bit of that variety to this event."

NISMO Stuff Racing LLC is working with its partners at NASA Rally Sport to open the entry field to competitors operating Ultra4 desert-buggie style (http://ultra4racing.com/), as well as the SCORE tagged Wide Open Baja, vehicles (http://wideopenbaja.com/wideopenusa/the-car/), while still adhering to NASA Rally Sport safety requirements, to expand competition. This should allow for a substantial increase in entrants over prior rally events at this facility, expand knowledge of the sport and put on a great show for both competitors and spectators.

Having a larger, varied, field of competitors can only help the grassroots of all these varied motorsports as well as result in a successful event that will allow rally vehicles to return to Rausch Creek time and time again as a mutually beneficial relationship is developed over time. Just imagine, a screaming, anti-lag Evo, sliding its way around a Right Two, followed by a giant, thundering V8 Ultra4 able to ignore the snowglobe size rocks the Evo needed to pick around, while right behind comes the Wide Open car with the travel necessary to float over the tabletops the Ultra4 needed to crawl over. Each vehicle has things it does well and things it does not so well--it will be up to the DRIVER to make the best of it and come out on top!

The event (run under a Rally Sprint format) will be sanctioned by NASA Rally Sport, the grassroots rally sanctioning body for the US. NASA Rally Sport focuses on competitor fun and providing support for rally organizers. Providing tools to the racers, organizers, and fans to increase their enjoyment of rally is one of the core missions of the organization.



FOR EDITORS:

Media Contact: Dan Spalinger / spalind@yahoo.com / 603-475-7860

*The event is sanctioned by NASA Rally Sport.

NASA Rally Sport logo:

http://www.nasarallysport.com/graphics/NASA-Rally-Sport-Logo-Banner-800.png

*More information is available on: http://www.nasarallysport.com/main/Eastern-Pennsylvania-Stages



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 12:48PM
I really hope this event happens. I rallycrossed at the old RPNE site, while not ideal for street cars it was better than any grass-o-cross. Having and event less than an hour from my house is def the kick in the pants I need to get my car built.



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 12:56PM
What model car are you building?



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 01:21PM
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I really hope this event happens. I rallycrossed at the old RPNE site, while not ideal for street cars it was better than any grass-o-cross. Having and event less than an hour from my house is def the kick in the pants I need to get my car built.

If you have experience at Black River Stages or IRNY I would say that the course that will be laid out will be no rougher than sections to be found there. Due to the VERY large equipment working on the properties they have lots of grading equipment to smooth any areas I (we) feel necessary. And just to be clear, this will not take place on the same site as RPNE. That area is not open for use. This is a brand new area (and company ownership) that is already running long form racing events on the very same courses currently--just not rally style races.

Build your car. The event will happen if I can at all help it.



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 02:01PM
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What model car are you building?

Mk2 16v. In the process of replacing the floors right now, also starting to look for a competent cage builder within a reasonable distance.

I have no experience with black river or IRNY, I've spectated at STPR since the late 90's.
And I'm sure the roads can't be any worse than the old RPNE roads, I ran a dsm w blown out stock suspension there, a rock smashed my skid plate into the trans, and broke the bell housing. Nothing that couldn't be welded back together though haha



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 02:09PM
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Mk2 16v. In the process of replacing the floors right now, also starting to look for a competent cage builder within a reasonable distance.
Google Precision Chassis in Pottstown. He's built my 3 cages, does good work, reasonable prices in a decent time frame. Make sure you give him the specs and indicate it's a rally car. His primary work is drag stuff but he's also done quite a few road race cars. Mention my name.



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 03:44PM
Nice glad to see RC getting some rally action again. It has been a long time.

I think my first time there was with a chainsaw in hand cutting Jeep trails smiling smiley.

Nov 10th looks good. I've been trying to arrange a 'work remote' trip across the country (driving @ night.. coding during the day) to get back east with the dogs and the rally car. This lines up nicely with being out there for thanksgiving.

Now.. to figure out that fuel budget.



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 05:50PM
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Mk2 16v. In the process of replacing the floors right now, also starting to look for a competent cage builder within a reasonable distance.
Google Precision Chassis in Pottstown. He's built my 3 cages, does good work, reasonable prices in a decent time frame. Make sure you give him the specs and indicate it's a rally car. His primary work is drag stuff but he's also done quite a few road race cars. Mention my name.

Thanks for the lead. I'll make sure I give him a call.



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 05:58PM
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Nice glad to see RC getting some rally action again. It has been a long time.

I think my first time there was with a chainsaw in hand cutting Jeep trails smiling smiley.

Nov 10th looks good. I've been trying to arrange a 'work remote' trip across the country (driving @ night.. coding during the day) to get back east with the dogs and the rally car. This lines up nicely with being out there for thanksgiving.

Now.. to figure out that fuel budget.

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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 06:36PM
I might have missed this... but notes? recce? tulips? It's a rally sprint so i'm assuming tulips, but if notes or a quick'ish 1 pass recce you might get more racers.

Either way i'll most likely be there, but I was just curious what your plans are.
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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 17, 2012 08:28PM
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I might have missed this... but notes? recce? tulips? It's a rally sprint so i'm assuming tulips, but if notes or a quick'ish 1 pass recce you might get more racers.

Either way i'll most likely be there, but I was just curious what your plans are.

afaik, Dan is following Anders' rally-sprint-in-a-box format - and if so, it'll be 2-pass recce.



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February 18, 2012 08:08AM
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I might have missed this... but notes? recce? tulips? It's a rally sprint so i'm assuming tulips, but if notes or a quick'ish 1 pass recce you might get more racers.

Either way i'll most likely be there, but I was just curious what your plans are.

afaik, Dan is following Anders' rally-sprint-in-a-box format - and if so, it'll be 2-pass recce.

Correct. And by two pass recce I "believe" since its a "rally sprint in a box" it means a pass down the stage forwards and a pass down the stage backwards and not "forwards, backwards" "forwards, backwards"



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 18, 2012 10:00AM
Everything depends on how much time there is, which is in turn dependant on how many people enter. Details, everyone, will become clearer as more things are arranged. smiling smiley I would hope for "full 2 pass" as in "down back down back".

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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 24, 2012 11:44AM
Looks like I'm coming home two weeks early for Thanksgiving...

Free rally lodging for me at mom's house! thumbs up

(I've been lurking for 6 years? Holy shit.)



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February 24, 2012 12:53PM
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Looks like I'm coming home two weeks early for Thanksgiving...

Free rally lodging for me at mom's house! thumbs up

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Good to hear form you!

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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 28, 2012 08:53PM
Looks like another event we can get toosmiling smiley And a decently short drive from SW Ohio. Will have to keep up on this one.

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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
February 29, 2012 09:56AM
Look!! Its now on the official 2012 NASA Schedule!

2012 NASA Schedule...



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Re: Eastern Pennsylvania Stages Announced Today...
March 02, 2012 07:59AM
Is this event going to include Rallymoto?



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March 02, 2012 08:20AM
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Is this event going to include Rallymoto?

Unfortunately not. Raush Creek has what is essentially a "non-compete" agreement with a local trail-riding club/group and cannot run motorcycles at their facility. I am trying to get the trail-riders to give us a waiver given the motorcycles involved in RallyMoto are not exactly "dirt bikes" or "trail riding" bikes per se...but that has not gone over well so far.



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