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Friday March 6th - Could not get access to the Lake as Kia Motors were filming an advertisement. They were supposed to finish at lunchtime but did not leave until sunset.
Saturday March 7th - On to the Lake around 10am. Locate pits, drag surface before allowing the crews to set up. In the afternoon the mile markers were placed, timimg equipment installed, start line and lanes marked out, entrance set up and conveyor belt mats placed on ramp. Salt is very hard, about an inch thick with a dry layer of soil underneath, then more salt.
Sunday March 8th - more set up including timing wires and track markers. Rain and strong winds that night.
Monday March 9th - no racing due to soft surface at the edge of the lake, strong winds had pushed water onto the track from the start nearly to the 2 mile and the 5th mile was very wet..
Tuesday March 10th - Scruitineering opened and the majority of vehicles checked. Many new cars requiring more time for a complete and thorough inspection. Around 2pm a drivers meeting was held and track conditions had by then improved enough to allow 28 125MPH and 150MPH short course licence passes.
Wednesday March 11th - Full day of racing, short course only, many more licence passes. 137 passes for the day.
Thursday March 12th - Almost a full day of racing except for a couple of hours in the afternoon when a large storm threatened to destroy everything in it's path. Fortunately the storm travelled south and dumped 6 inches of rain on the property adjoining the south end of the lake. High winds and rain caused havoc at the main camp. 92 passes for the day.
Friday March 13th - racing from 7am till about 1:30pm, then many crews helped pack everything up. 74 runs for the day.
Full report to follow.
Presidents report to follow.
Rod's Ramblings to follow.
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Offical Results of DLRA Speed Week, March 9th - 13th 2009 - Tony Cooke, DLRA Chief Timer.
MPH shown in RED is highest speed recorded for that class up and including this year.