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I think the AZOP Prescott Valley race would be a great opportunity. I did confirm with the organizer, and all repairs need to happen in the pits.
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30 mile loop will put these cars to the test. Would they be equipped to haul broken cars back to pits? 
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Is it a 30 mile loop? Not much info on the website, all is says is 4 mile loop thru town.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Rivera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/27/2015 at 2:58pm
I think you misread that. It is only a 4 mile loop for the entire course (for those of you that went last year, that was a 3 mile loop. There is a 30 min practice, and a 50 minute race. 
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UNLV should be able to make it. We might have two cars; one runs and we are working on restoring the 2014 car. If possible make it after the 1st week of November. We will be attending SEMA that week. Also, I assume the other SAE student orgs are attending SEMA too.
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Just wanted to do an update, and see who else is interested in attending. As of now, I suggest going with the AZOP Prescott Valley Gran Prix, on October 24/25. As we get more solid on the number of vehicles, I will coordinate with the event organizer.

Confirmed:
ASU Poly: 3 cars
U of A: 2-3 cars
UNLV: 1-2 cars

Tentative:
SDSU: ? cars
UTEP: ? cars
ASU Tempe: 1 car
NAU: ? cars


If you are on the tentative list, please let me know if you can make it, and if so, how many cars you are planning on bringing
 
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UTEP can't make it this year.

It would be awesome, but we can't swing a trip right now.
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I don't think we can make it this year. Love the idea of a real race, but can't justify 12 hours of driving for a 50 minute race. Besides, too close to the 1000
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Originally posted by Aztec Warrior Aztec Warrior wrote:

I don't think we can make it this year. Love the idea of a real race, but can't justify 12 hours of driving for a 50 minute race. Besides, too close to the 1000
12 Hours, don't you mean 6? 
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[/QUOTE]12 Hours, don't you mean 6? [/QUOTE]

6 each way...
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So with some effort, the updated list of vehicles is:
Confirmed: 
ASU Poly: 3 cars
U of A: 3 cars
UNLV: 1-2 cars

Tentative:
ASU Tempe: 1-2 cars
NAU: ? cars


I just spoke with the organizer, and he would be happy to have us participate, and would be willing to give us our own time slot after the UTV race ends (at about 4:45)
UofA has stated that they will only be able to attend on Sunday, as Saturday is their homecoming, and the cars are committed elsewhere, so I suggest that we have our race on Sunday.
I read through all of the rules, and the only rules that they have that are beyond the Baja SAE rules are that the racing suit must be head to toe, not just the upper garment, also including fire resistant shoes. Also, that a 5lb fire extinguisher is needed in the pits. 
Read all of the rules here:
http://azopracing.com/docs/2016_AZOP_UTV_Rules.pdf

There will be a $65 entry fee, and an additional $10 for an AZOP transponder.

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Hi everyone, U of A Baja here. So we were under the impression that we would not have to pay to enter the race similar to the previous years, or get additional safety equipment. Especially for a race that would most likely be an hour or so long. If there's any interest in doing something similar to what we have done in the past (camp for a weekend, race our cars, and have a good time) we would still be up for that, but unless something changes regarding the Prescott Valley event U of A will most likely no longer be attending.
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I was contacted by the event organizer, and he is looking for a solid car count. Who is in? Please let me know ASAP.
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Unfortunately UNLV will not be attending this race. Like U of A, we were hoping for an event like last years Arizona get together. Honestly for us; the start time sucks, the car count looks like it will be low and we could spend the money used for this trip on something else.

We are looking to do something similar to last years Arizona event here in Vegas, possibly sometime in November. When we put together the details, I'll create a post in the forums.

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Would you do it at Jean or Apex?
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I know that everyone cancelled on coming to Prescott Valley Gran Prix, but I really do think that it would be a great venue for teams to race at in the future. Its a smaller race that has a bunch of good obstacles in a relatively small space, and chances are, if we give the organizer enough notice, he is willing to add obstacle/sections that are Baja SAE specific. Here are some pictures from the race a couple of weeks ago

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.567196333419088.1073741837.545593368912718&type=3


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Hey y'all! UA is going to run a race this November over Veterans' Day weekend, the 10-12th. We want to run it Gila Bend again, and hopefully entice some Cali teams to come join us.

So far the plan is to have an endurance race in the evening, ending just before sunset. Then have a large bonfire, grill some brats and burgers, and socialize. Teams can camp out with us or grab a hotel in Gila Bend if needed.

Let me know what you think. We'll try contacting teams this week, so send me contact info for AZ, south Cali, NM, NV, and UT teams if you have it!

Sorry if you've already contacted me at the previous email. I'm learning as I go. If you would like to contact me, please use my team's email thanks!
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This looks like a lot of fun. Me and the rest of the team at CSUF are all interested in going. We just you, El Geffe, an email saying that we would like to go. Are there any rules, specifically any about engine mods or swaps?
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